Forever Romantic, Portugal is the perfect Honeymoon destination

Portugal is a captivating destination for your honeymoon and perfect if you love wine, dramatic scenery and gourmet touring. On this romantic honeymoon tour, you will fall in love with Portugal! Enjoy its superb wines, admire its untouched villages and hill topped towns, and sleep like royalty in historic hotels with luxury spas. Travel through varied landscapes, from the lush vineyards of the Douro Valley to the whitewashed fishing villages of the Algarve. Many special experiences will be organized for you, making this honeymoon unforgettable. You'll meet Portuguese aristocrats, passionate winemakers, and brilliant chefs. You'll have a private chauffeured Mercedes for the whole tour, and you can just sit back and let your friendly driver bring you from one beautiful place to the next.

Begin your gourmet honeymoon in the alluring capital of Lisbon, one of Europe’s most atmospheric cities. The city is charming and inviting with its many old world cafés, "Fado" bars, narrow cobblestoned streets and medieval quarters. You'll stay in a gorgeous 18th century converted palace, and spend a few days soaking up the atmosphere, sightseeing, and dining at ultra charming restaurants like A Travessa and Tavares Rico. You’ll visit Sintra, a verdant and graceful city with stunning palaces and gardens, including the one and only "Palacio da Pena". This is the most extraordinary palace in Portugal, built in the 1840's for Queen Maria II by her husband, emulating the castles of Ludwig of Bavaria (Disney's inspiration).

Other highlights include learning how to prepare an elegant Portuguese lunch with your own private chef in Cascais; visiting picturesque Óbidos (known as the "wedding" village); dining at the sublime Quinta das Lagrimas; tasting port at the ancient lodges of Vila Nova; and sailing down the Douro River on a vintage Rabelo boat. We have designed this tour for food and wine lovers, with a carefully thought out balance of activities and free time for relaxing. If you are looking for a luxurious food and wine orientated honeymoon in Portugal, then this is the ultimate tour for you. Contact us for more information

Tour Highlights:

  • Chauffeured Private Honeymoon Tour in Portugal
  • Wine Tasting in the Douro Valley & Port Lodges
  • Visit Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra, Óbidos, Porto, Algarve
  • Thalassotherapy Spa Treatments
  • Rabelo Wine Cruise & Sunset Cruise w/ Sea Caves
  • Horse-Drawn carriage through historic wine estate
  • Luxurious and romantic hotels in Lisbon, Douro & Algarve
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Below is a suggested Day By Day Itinerary for your private Portugal Honeymoon


Day One - Lisbon Private Tour & Gourmet Dining

Belem Tower, Lisbon

Belem Tower, Lisbon

This morning you will arrive to Lisbon airport, where your private driver guide for the honeymoon will be waiting to sweep you away on an unforgettable vacation. You’ll travel first to your hotel, a luxurious palace with spa, where you can check in and relax. A special jet lag spa treatment (a relaxing essential oil bath followed by a soothing massage) will be organized for you to enjoy, and recharge your batteries. Lunch will be on your own at the hotel’s excellent restaurant.

In the afternoon, your driver will return along with your own private art guide who will take you on an entertaining sightseeing tour of Lisbon. Begin with a visit to the Tower of Belem and the gorgeous Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, one of Portugal’s most magnificent monasteries, dating back to the early 1500´s. Carry on to Lisbon’s romantic castle, the Castelo de São Jorge, where you’ll explore the area on foot with your guide. Take in some phenomenal views, for example from the Largos das Portas do Sol viewpoint, where you can see both the Tagus River and the medieval Alfama quarter. After a fascinating afternoon in Lisbon, your driver will take you back to the hotel to rest and freshen up. Tonight you have a fantastic dinner planned for you at the extremely quaint A Travessa restaurant, in the romantic candlelit courtyard.

Overnight: 5* Palace Hotel, Lisbon

Meals Included in Price: Welcome dinner with wines

Transfers: Lisbon airport- hotel- driving tour of Lisbon- dinner transfer one way


Day Two - Cooking in Cascais & Visiting Sintra

Palatial Venue for Cooking Class

Palatial Venue for Cooking Class

This morning your driver will take you along the coast to the 19th century Belle Époque town of Cascais, where you will be received by the famous chef of the Palácio dos Pelicanos, housed in an aristocratic villa overlooking the sea. Learn about Portuguese culinary traditions and its rich variety of regional dishes. Get your hands dirty and enjoy a partial demo/ partial hands on cooking class, this is a treat! After you have prepared five different delicious dishes together, sit down in a refined dining room and enjoy the delicious fruits of your labor along with some excellent Portuguese wines.

This afternoon you will visit Portugal’s most graceful city- Sintra. Begin with a tour of the outrageous Palacio da Pena, a whimsical castle with stunning views over the coast. Perched on the craggy slopes of the Serra de Sintra, this delightful town has enchanted visitors for centuries, from Lord Byron to the current King of Spain. You’ll have a chance to explore on your own. You could enjoy paintings and a spectacular collection of 15th century “Azulejos” (Portuguese tilework, of Moorish origin) at the Palácio Nacional de Sintra (the Sintra National palace); a hike up to the Castelo dos Mouros; take in some art at the Museu de Arte Moderna; or just stroll around the darling streets lined with ceramic shops, wine bars and cafés.

In the early evening, return to Lisbon to your hotel to relax, get changed for dinner, etc. Tonight we have something special lined up for you: your chauffeur will take you to a fantastic, traditional "Fado" bar (Fado is sometimes called Portugal's version of the Blues) where you will experience the soulful, gorgeous folkloric singing accompanied by mandolin guitar. Supremely romantic!

Overnight: 5* Palace Hotel, Lisbon

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, cooking class lunch with wines, Fado show (dinner here is a la carte)

Transfers: Lisbon – Cascais- Sintra- One way transfer to Fado show


Day Three - Wine Tasting Tour from Lisbon

Beautiful Quinta da Bacalhôa wine estate

Beautiful Quinta da Bacalhôa wine estate

This morning, you have a wonderful wine tasting excursion in store. From Lisbon you’ll head south towards Azeitão and the Terras do Sado wine appellation, arriving to the beautiful Quinta da Bacalhôa, with its manicured 16th century Renaissance gardens. The owner is one of Portugal’s wealthiest individuals and a major arts patron, and a visit here incorporates both art and wine. You’ll have a private VIP tour of the gardens and villa followed by a tour of the wine cellar and culminating in a tasting of their flagship wines like Quinta da Bacalhôa Cabernet Sauvignon, the barrel fermented Cova da Ursa chardonnay and Só Touriga Nacional. On the way back to Lisbon, stop in Setúbal´s Pousada São Filipe for a coffee or aperitif and one of the best views in Portugal.

You’ll be back in Lisbon by lunchtime and the rest of the day is yours at leisure to go sightseeing or shopping or chill out at your hotel’s fabulous spa. For lunch you could try the trendy VírGula or the Michelin Starred Eleven. Or for something cozy and rustic, Solar dos Nunes. Have a beer at the historic beer hall Cervejaria da Trinidade, with its lovely Portuguese tiles and high ceilings. If you are an art lover, don’t miss a visit to the Gulbenkian museum. Tonight your driver will collect you to take you to your last dinner in Lisbon, a gourmet affair at the classy Tavares Rico, in a gilded dining room. Dating back to the 1700, Tavares is very romantic and the service is great. You’ll have a special tasting menu planned and will receive a VIP chef’s welcome. Enjoy!

Overnight: 5* Palace Hotel, Lisbon

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, Gourmet dinner with wines

Transfers: Lisbon – Azeitão - One way transfer to dinner


Day Four - Visit Óbidos- Michelin starred lunch & wine spa

Charming Óbidos

Charming Óbidos

Check out of your palatial hotel in Lisbon this morning, and get ready for a day of sightseeing before reaching your final destination tonight- the Douro valley. Begin with a stop in Óbidos, one of the most perfectly preserved and immaculate medieval towns in Portugal. You'll have free time to discover this charming, fortified town, nicknamed the "wedding city". The houses are whitewashed with lovely tilework, flowering wisteria spilling over the balconies, and bright blue and yellow borders. You can see the 13th century castle, visit the Igreja de Santa Maria (a beautiful church where 10 year old Alfonso V was married in 1444), and pop into the numerous artisan shops.

In the late morning you’ll drive to Coimbra, about an hour and a half drive. You have a gourmet Michelin starred lunch waiting for you at the fabulous Arcadas da Capela. Chef Albano Lourenço heads the kitchen and the superstar consulting chef Joachim Koerper (German-born, Koerper is at the helm of the 2 Michlein starred Girasol restaurant in Alicante in Spain, and is one of the partners of Eleven in Lisbon). You’ll have a tasting menu of seasonal, creative dishes paired with fine wines. This region is the Beiras, famous for its Quiejo da Estrela and other cheeses like Requeijão, Quiejo Picante da Beira and Rabaçal- many of which you will taste in an excellent cheese plate.

After a tantalizing and thoroughly enjoyable gourmet lunch, you’ll drive to the Douro Valley, land of port wines. The drive is two hours, so sit back and relax. You might just have a siesta after your long wine lunch! You should arrive for sunset and an aperitif of chilled white port will be waiting for you to enjoy on the terrace of your gorgeous river view room at your luxury spa hotel in the wine country. The night is yours to relax and dine at the estates high end restaurant, or order in romantic room service. You are going to love the Douro Valley!

Overnight: 5* Luxury spa hotel, Douro Valley

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, Michelin starred tasting menu lunch paired with fine wines

Transfers: Lisbon- Óbidos- Coimbra- Douro Valley


Day Five- Spa Therapy & Wine Tasting in Douro

Your spectacular spa hotel on the river

Your spectacular spa hotel on the river

The morning is yours to relax, sleep in, take spa treatments, go for a swim, take a walk in the vineyards surrounding the hotel, etc. Your hotel has a world class spa merging ancient Asian rituals with Swiss science, and most of the products are actually made with grapes from the hotel’s vineyards. Spectacular scenery awaits you today and you'll enjoy a marvelous drive into the Douro Valley, where the magical of Port Wine begins. At lunchtime, your driver will come for you and take you to a fantastic river facing restaurant DOC (about 20 minutes drive), a local winemaker’s haunt located between the wine hubs of Pinhão and Peso da Regua in Folgosa. A full tasting menu of elegantly presented regional dishes will be ready for you, paired with excellent Douro wines. Start with a dry Douro white wine from a top estate like Quinta de la Rosa´s Vale de Clara Branco. Taste light Mediterranean dishes like octopus carpaccio with pomegranate seeds and pistachios, scallops, rice with wild mushrooms accompanying duck confit, and homemade dessert.

This afternoon after lunch, you’ll visit Quinta da Pacheca, one of the most emblematic wineries of the Douro Valley, where you will taste their unique dry and port wines, chat with the winemaker and be received like family. In the late afternoon, return to your hotel and relax for the rest of the day and evening at the spa resort. Dine on your own tonight at the hotel. For a gastronomic experience you can eat at the Almapura restaurant, and for something more casual you have Vale d’ Abraão onsite.

Overnight: 5* Luxury spa hotel, Douro Valley

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, Convivial lunch paired with fine wines

Transfers: >Douro Valley touring


Day Six - Rabelo Cruise on Douro River

Enchanting Lunch Venue

Enchanting Lunch Venue

This morning, transfer to a top Douro wine estate such as the mythical Quinta do Crasto in Gouvinhas, just north of the beautiful Douro River. The drive up here is like a scene out of Indiana Jones and once you arrive to the estate you have majestic views. The Roquette family (kind of like the Rothschilds of Portugal) run this award winning winery and you have a fantastic tour and tasting to look forward to. Taste flagship wines like the perfumed Touriga Nacional single varietal red and the concentrated Vinha Maria Teresa. Carry on to your second and last wine estate of the day- the thoroughly charming Quinta do Infantado, in Covas do Douro (a scenic 20 minute drive through vineyards). With the winemaker owner, you’ll walk through the vines and follow with a tasting of their main wines.

Lunch today is a major treat, at the Redondo gourmet restaurant on the Quinta Romaneira estate. The two chefs are none other than Philippe Conticini (of Petrossian in Paris) and the Portuguese celebrity chef Miguel Castro e Silva (of Porto´s Bull & Bear). This exceptional and charming restaurant has ample glass windows to enjoy the panoramic views below of vineyards and the river. Epicurean travellers are already making pilgrimages out to this newly opened gourmet outpost in the Douro valley, and you’ll try out the gourmet tasting menu for yourself. Naturally, you’ll have magnificent wines served at lunch, from estates such as Quinta do Noval and Dirk Niepoort’s Quinta de Nápoles. After a superb lunch, your driver will take you down to Pinhao where you will board your private Rabelo boat, and sail down the Douro river. Relax, sit back and enjoy the peaceful landscapes and once you arrive to the other side at Peso da Regua, your driver will meet you again, transferring you to your luxury hotel for a free evening.

Overnight: 5* Luxury spa hotel, Douro Valley

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, Ultra Gourmet Lunch paired with fine wines

Transfers: Douro Valley Touring


Day Seven - Port Wine Lodges

Ramos Pinto port wine lodge

Ramos Pinto port wine lodge

After a short but fascinating stay in the Douro valley, today you will drive to Oporto, Northern Portugal’s main city, famous for its Port wine lodges. You will spend a fun morning in Vila Nova de Gaia visiting two lodges that may include Sandeman, Ramos Pinto, Ferreira, Taylor´s and/or Graham´s. Port has, for centuries, been shipped downstream from the Douro River to Oporto and these lodges were founded as warehouses and storage centers for the wine before being shipped to the UK, USA and dozens of countries around the world. Many of the port lodges date back to the 1700´s, and they are a treat to visit with their atmospheric dusty cellars, ancient wine casks and tremendous views over the river. Your tours will be private and VIP and you’ll taste a range of ports at each lodge.

By lunchtime, you’ll be ready to sit down to a nice meal and we will have a cozy Portuguese “tapas” style lunch planned for you at our adored Presuntaria Transmontana. This quaint, rustic restaurant is specialized in “Petiscos” (like Mezze or tapas, it is a full lunch served with small plates of various dishes). After lunch you’ll have a private guided walking tour of the old town, stretching your legs. The evening is yours to enjoy on your own. We recommend Cafeina restaurant for dinner, a vibrant place with great food and atmosphere.

Overnight: 5* Luxury spa hotel, Oporto

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, tapas style lunch with wines

Transfers: Douro valley- Porto


Day Eight - Long transfer to the Algarve

Casa do Cadaval, Wine tasting

Casa do Cadaval, Wine tasting

Early this morning, your driver will collect you and you’ll have a long transfer to the Algarve, in the south of the Portugal, where your last few days of the honeymoon will be ultra relaxing. You’ll break up the drive with a fantastic stop in Muge to the gorgeous Casa do Cadaval. This magnificent wine estate was founded in the 12th century and also houses a Portuguese horse stud farm and historic palace. A unique activity is in store for you- an aristocratic horse-drawn carriage experience through a beautiful nature reserve where you’ll see vineyards and rambling horses. The winemaker will then meet you and take you to their ancient cellar, followed by a light lunch at wine tasting at the estate.

After a very memorable morning, your driver will sweep you away to the spectacular Algarve coastline, about a 2 hour and 45 minute drive. Arrive to a stunning Thalassa Resort in the picturesque Praia das Gaivotas in Alporchinhos. The hotel is PERFECT for honeymooners, muito romantico! The evening is yours to settle into the resort and relax after the drive. Your hotel is the most exclusive in the Algarve and you have many facilities including an enormous top class Thalassotherapy (an ancient technique employing saltwater and seaweed that has been used since the Ancient Greeks) spa, four tennis courts, three restaurants, a private beach, and five outdoor swimming pools including a sea water pool. Thalassotherapy is. Welcome to the Algarve, get ready to relax!

Overnight: 5* Luxury spa hotel, Algarve

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, Light lunch with wines

Transfers: Porto- Muge- Algarve


Day Nine - Relaxing in the Algarve

Beautiful Algarve

Beautiful Algarve

Today is a relaxation day and you’ll have a free day at the resort. Four spa treatments will be pre-organized for you that you can enjoy at any time you like, including the dynamic pool, the seaweed pack, hydro jet massage and hot stone massage. The rest of the day and evening are on your own to enjoy the luxury resort’s services and activities. If you feel like going for a hike, there are many beautiful walks along the sea and cliffs and you can also take advantage of the many yoga and fitness classes offered daily.

Tonight for dinner, you can stay in at the resort, or taxi into the neighboring village for something more authentic and informal.

Overnight: 5* Luxury spa hotel, Algarve

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast

Transfers: none


Day Ten - Private Boat Tour along Algarve Coast

Delightful views form your Michelin starred lunch

Delightful views from your Michelin starred lunch

This morning is yours free to enjoy the spa, chill out at the beach, etc. At lunchtime your driver will collect you and take you towards Albufeira for your last amazing meal of this honeymoon- a Two Michelin starred lunch at Vila Joya. One of Portugal’s best gastronomic restaurants, you will love a perfectly executed gourmet tasting menu paired with top wines, with views overlooking the sea and the bluffs. Austrian chef Dieter Koschina has run this mythical restaurant for more than 15 years and you can expect formal but friendly service, elegant waiters, tremendous views and stunning food.

Visit Albufeira if you want to do a little sightseeing, or head back to your hotel with your driver. In the late afternoon, you’ll meet your personal skipper and enjoy a private sunset boat ride through the impressive sea grottos. Sail along the coast and enjoy incredible views as the sun disappears, don’t forget the camera!

Overnight: 5* Luxury spa hotel, Algarve

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast, Michelin starred lunch with wines

Transfers: Algarve touring- Private sunset cruise


Day Eleven - Depart Lisbon

Lisbon’s colorful trams

Lisbon’s colorful trams

This morning at your preferred time your driver will take you to Lisbon’s international airport, or your hotel if you’ll be staying another night in Lisbon. And this concludes your luxurious food and wine touring honeymoon of Portugal. You will go home with some amazing memories and photos!

Meals Included in Price: Full breakfast

Transfers: Algarve- Lisbon airport or hotel


What's Included:

  • Accommodation for 10 nights in luxurious 5* Hotels
  • Private Airport Transfers and all transfers as per the itinerary by luxury Mercedes E and English speaking chauffeur
  • 10 Full breakfasts
  • Seven ultra high quality lunches with tasting menus and wine pairings, including 4 Michelin starred gourmet restaurants
  • Two exceptional dinners with wine pairings
  • Private Boat Tour of the Algarve Coast
  • Bottle of Portuguese wine in your room upon arrival
  • 7 VIP Wine Lodge and Winery Visits with Premium Wine Tastings of best wines
  • 1 private cooking class in Cascais
  • Exclusive horse-drawn carriage in nature reserve
  • Tastings of Cru Wines and Personalized Wine Sheets
  • Private guided walking tour of Lisbon with art guide
  • 1 massage and spa circuit in Lisbon
  • 1 keepsake itinerary with maps and ample information on Portugal, food and wine, and all locations visited
  • Gourmet Gift
  • Welcome bottle of wine in room
  • All Local Taxes

What's Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Meals and Drinks not Specified
  • Personal Expenses such as Telephone, Minibar, etc
  • Tips and Gratuities (Guides, Restaurants, etc)
  • Travel Insurance (Strongly recommended)
  • Cancellation Insurance

Prices:

This is a SAMPLE TOUR ITINERARY. Please note that our private chauffeured luxury tours are totally customized to your needs and price varies according to the number of people in your group (please note tours require minimum 2 guests), specific suppliers included, number of services included,specific dates, transport type etc. Contact us today for more information and we would be delighted to get started on a tailor made detailed itinerary with pricing for you.

  • Final price depends on chosen style of accommodation and dining. Please contact us with your group size (minimum 2 guests, no maximum group size), travel dates and preferences and we will send you custom pricing.
  • Discounts available for larger groups
  • Please note that our tours are available upon demand for PRIVATE GROUPS and are not scheduled tours for mixed groups.

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All of our tours are available year round upon request for your private group of minimum 2 people. We organize unforgettable packages in Portugal that include wine and adventure touring. If you would like us to customize a private high-end tour of Portugal for you

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