Day 1: Welcome to Lisbon
Welcome to Lisbon!
After airport formalities at Lisbon International Airport (LIS), you will be collected outside customs, and transferred, by a Deluxe Vehicle with English speaking Chauffeur, to the Hotel.
Check-in at the Altis Avenida da Liberdade Hotel. With a privileged location in the heart of Lisbon, the Grande Dame of Hotels in Lisbon is downtown. A true landmark, delivering exceptional hospitality since 1933. Today, as ever, the place to see and be seen is a natural meeting point for celebrities, heads of state, and royalty alike. Unwind by the oasis of the hotel's unique swimming pool amidst the fronds of its semi-tropical garden.
Dinner will be served at the restaurant Cervejaria Liberdade Restaurant. Overlooking the broad pathways of the Avenida is simply the place for lovers of seafood looking for an authentic experience. Savor the grand classics served on a traditional long bar, perfect for that quick tasty meal, or perhaps take your time and appreciate the vast selection of fresh fish, meat, or seafood, reinventing the spirit of a traditional cervejaria.
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Day 2: Lisbon highlights
The day will start with an amazing breakfast in the Hotel.
The Chauffeur and certified private guide are waiting for you in the hotel lobby.
Enjoy a drive/walking tour in Belém district a charming district to the west of Lisbon, and is the setting for many of the city’s most iconic tourist attractions. Originally, Belem was the location of Lisbon’s shipyards and docks, and from here departed the 15th-century voyages that discovered the sea routes to India, East Africa, and Brazil. This rich seafaring heritage is commemorated in Belem, along with elegant buildings that were funded by the vast wealth that flowed into Portugal from the newly discovered colonies. Belem is one of the finest areas of Lisbon and offers outstanding tourist attractions like Torre de Belem, Lisbon’s most famous and photographed monument, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos the greatest example of the Manueline style of architecture, and the imposing Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a monument to the 15th-century Portuguese explorers, and its panoramic rooftop viewpoint. The Coach Museum was an initiative of Queen D. Amélia de Orléans e Bragança, wife of King D. Carlos I (1889-1908), who inaugurated it in 1905. It contains an exceptional collection of richly adorned royal vehicles, from the 17th to 19th centuries (coaches, berlins, carriages, chaises, litters, sedan-chairs), used by the Portuguese other European courts, the Patriarchs of Lisbon, and Portuguese noble houses up until the advent of the motor car. The new National Coach Museum building, inaugurated in May 2015, houses the most representative part of the collection.
The Portuguese School of Equestrian Art undertakes regular public performances and exhibitions at the Henrique Calado Riding Ring in Belem. You will have the opportunity to view the warm-up and riding exercises, undertaken by riders wearing period costumes, respecting the pace, health, and physical needs of each horse. This ensures their appropriate training to the highest of standards required for the level attained in EPAE Galas and performance. You will follow the preparations for the Portuguese Equestrian Art exercises and choreographies in the Henrique Calado Riding Ring along with the musical accompaniment that together recreates all of the charm and refinery of the 18th-century Portuguese court.
Lunch will be served at Solar dos Presuntos. “Whoever comes into this home, enters their own home”. This was the feeling prevailing back on 30th October 1974 when Solar dos Presuntos first threw open its doors. And that is how it remains after some four decades dedicated to the very best traditions in Portuguese cuisine with a Minho inspiration.
After lunch, enjoy a Drive/Walking Tour in Lisbon's city center. The city has great diversity and cultural depth. In Lisbon's historic center, we will take you to the seductive appeal of the Chiado, a neighborhood evoking the bourgeois tastes of 19th-century Lisbon. You will visit Lisbon's Cathedral, the only building that survived the 1755 earthquake. Afterward, you’ll go up one of Lisbon's seven hills, and, in the Alfama neighborhood, you will find São Jorge Castle, and have the chance to enjoy one of the most stunning views of the city. Afterward, you will discover the renovated "Baixa Pombalina", where you will find the ultra-luxurious Avenida da Liberdade (where shoppers can find stores such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, and Onofre, among others). For a true Portuguese experience, you can also discover traditions and heritage in local shops, whose focus is on selling quality national products. 'A Vida Portuguesa', Silva & Feijóo, Fantastic World Of Portuguese Sardines, Casa Macário, Pérola do Arsenal, Vista Alegre, Marques & Sequeira, and Pérola de São Mamede are worth the visit. Enjoy the architectural masterpiece that is Rua Augusta Arch, the Santa Justa Lift, and behold the Comércio Square. After returning to your hotel stop at the fashionable district of Chiado home to Café ‘a Brasileira’ and sip on Bica—Portuguese espresso— take a moment to admire the remarkable brass-and-wood Art Nouveau interior, the preferred haunt of intellectuals and artists (including Fernando Pessoa and Almada Negreiros) since the early nineteenth century.
Drop-off at the Hotel
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Day 3: Discover the Wineries of Lisbon
Breakfast in the hotel.
The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the hotel lobby.
You will discover Quinta da Chocapalha. One of the best-kept secrets in Portugal today, Chocapalha has been at the forefront of the Portuguese revolution in winemaking. The Winery is located in the surroundings of Aldeia Galega and it spreads over the sunny hills of Alenquer, a Delimited Region in the northwest of Lisboa. Its historical and excellent vineyards have been known since the 16th century and have belonged to Diogo Duff, a brave Scottish man who received the "Tower and Sword" insignia, given by King João VI. The introduction of new cultivation methods has allowed the family to consolidate the quality and reputation of their wines. Visit the vineyards, wine, and barrique cellar, 4 wine tastings including tops range, accompanied with cheese, typical charcuterie, and toasts. Then, lunch will be served at the family house. The visitors are always received and accompanied by a Chocapalha family member.
Then, you will find Casa Romana Vini emerged at the beginning of this century as a family company focused on the production of unique and distinct wines, in which the rigor in the production of our biological grapes and the work in our Winery have been contributed to a great recognition of our brands, and to the enhancement of the offer of wines from both the Lisboa and Tejo Regions. The family is dedicated to the agricultural production of vineyards, orchards, and forests, and this commitment to the production of quality wines, where the pleasure and well-being of those who drink them are a priority, has been shown to be immensely rewarding. Nowadays, at Quinta do Porto Nogueira and Quinta da Escusa lands, the family led the planting of vineyards, favoring the terroirs formerly occupied by old vineyards, always aiming to produce biological grapes and make unique wines, under the brand's Villa Nogueira, Página, Quinta Nogueira, Berbereta and Quinta da Excuse. You will have a visit to the Winery of Quinta do Porto Nogueira and a tasting of 6 wines accompanied by bread, cheese, and sausage and suite and coffee at the end of the visit.
Your last experience of the day will be at the medieval village of Óbidos. The medieval village is one of the most picturesque and well-preserved in Portugal, prospered after being chosen by the royal family, King Dinis offered it to his wife, Queen Isabel in the 13th century, you will find a well-preserved castle within the walls and a maze of streets and white houses. You will feel like you are in a fairytale while having a ride in a horse carriage that will take you back in time. A magnificent day between Palaces, Wineries, and medieval villages finishing with a classic toast of Óbidos ginjinha.
Drop-off at the Hotel
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Day 4: Sintra and Cascais
Enjoy your breakfast in the hotel.
The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the hotel lobby.
You will discover Sintra. You will have a Drive/Walking tour. Sintra, the Moon Hill, is a place full of magic and mystery, where Nature and Man have combined in such a perfect symbiosis that UNESCO has granted it World Heritage Site status. Fall in love with some of the most romantic and astonishing Palaces in Portugal. The sumptuous and wonderfully atmospheric National Palace of Pena and its Gardens appear as a wild fantasy of domes, towers, ramparts, and walkways. The Quinta da Ragaleira, is a 19th-century palace, although it looks older, boasting impressive decorations laden with Masonic references, the gardens of Seteais Palace and the Castel of the Moors, built in the ninth century.
Lunch will be served at Incomum Restaurant. This gastronomic space, owned by Chef Luis Santos, has to offer plenty of creative suggestions. An elegant and refined atmosphere, this all in a contemporary and relaxed welcoming space with an expert staff always ready in the art of good service and hospitality.
Then, you will enjoy a Drive/Walking tour in Cascais. The Portuguese Riviera, one of the most cosmopolitan and tourist places in Portugal ever since King Luís I chose the bay for his summer residence in the late 19th century. The mild climate and an annual average of 260 rainless days were surely strong reasons for his choice and for the most affluent families of the time to follow the royal family and set up their villas and mansions there. To get there, you will follow the beautiful waterfront. It’s a very scenic ride, always hugging the River Tagus and the busy beaches of the Estoril coast. En route, you will pass various forts erected to defend the capital, providing crossfire with the Bugio Fort, right in the middle of the river mouth, between Santo Amaro, on one side, and Trafaria, on the opposite bank. Discover this handsome resort of grand mansions and fisherman’s houses covered around a bay dotted with sandy beaches, complete with a flash marina and a fort.
Return to the Hotel.
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Day 5: Last day in Paradise
Breakfast in the hotel followed by Check-out.
You will be transferred to the Airport.
Drop-off at Lisbon International Airport (LIS).
End of the Tour