The Finer Things of Portugal

Meghan Madalon
·4-min read
Photo credit: SeanPavonePhoto
Photo credit: SeanPavonePhoto

From Veranda

At their best, entertaining and travel allow thoughtful moments of intention to come to life; each detail carefully curated. Explore some of Portugal’s most significant exports as they metamorphosize from raw material to beauty realized.

Through this seven-day journey to Porto and Lisbon, immerse yourself in the world of color and texture as you meet with artisans and winemakers, learn how to transform objects into statements, and why “Made in Portugal” is not simply a stamp, but an ethos. From port to textiles, join us as we discover The Finer Things of Portugal.


October 20 - 26, 2021

For additional details or to book The Finer Things of Portugal,
call 855-890-5298 or click here.


Trip highlights include:

  • Unforgettable stays in Porto and Lisbon

  • Private guided tours of Porto’s eponymous export

  • A visit to some of Portugal’s most famous textile manufacturers

  • Intimate dining experiences at private homes

  • An exploration of Portugal's fine bone China

  • Private vineyard visits


The Itinerary

Day 1: Ben Vindo a Portugal
Arrivals into Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto at leisure
– Transfer independently to The Yeatman Hotel
– Welcome reception and dinner in the heart of Porto
– Included Meal: Dinner

Day 2: Made in Portugal
Private visits to two of Portugal’s most important textile manufacturers, Manuel Gonçalves and Somelos
– Spend the afternoon at Casa de Sezim, a 14th century manor house known for its painted wallpaper and production of Vinho verde
– Wine tasting and lunch at Casa de Sezim
– Evening at leisure
– Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3: Porto Lifestyle
– Explore Porto’s artisanal shops and ateliers
– Stroll the Senhora da Luz area and Passeio Alegre for traditional coffee and pastries
– Lunch in Afurada, a charming fishing village
– Private guided tour and wine tasting at Ferreira Cellars
– Private tour of Graham’s Port for premium vintage port tasting
– Evening at leisure
– Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 4: The Finer Things
Visit the Alegre Historical Museum to view one of the most important national collections of fine bone china
– Learn about Portuguese pottery and ceramics at the Bordallo Pinhiero
– Explore the town of Costa Nova, followed by lunch at Bussaco Palace Hotel, a historic former palace nestled within Bussaco National Park
– Return to Porto for an evening at leisure
– Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 5: Lisbon-Bound
Depart Porto for Lisbon
– Visit the Ceramic Museum in Caldas da Rainha
– Private lunch and wine tasting at the Quinta de Chocapalha in Aldeia Galega da Merceana with an owner of the family-run winery
– Hotel check-in at Bairro Alto Hotel Lisbon
– Evening at leisure
– Included Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 6: Palace Intrigue
Curated shopping excursion and Azulejo tour
– Visit to São Vicente de Fora, a 17th century church
– Exclusive visit to the private Palacio dos Marquesas da Fronteira
– Explore the iconic Palacio de Queluz and historic gardens
– Private home and garden tour, followed by dinner in Estoril, hosted by the Princess d’Orleans
– Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Farewell
Departures at leisure
– Included Meals: Breakfast


Lodging

The Yeatman Hotel, Porto is widely considered the finest hotel in Porto. This luxury wine hotel and spa boasts spectacular views over the UNESCO World Heritage city and the Douro River and is a member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection of hotels, distinguished with two Michelin Stars.

Bairro Alto Hotel Lisbon is a five-star boutique hotel, located in the heart of historic downtown Lisbon, between two of the most emblematic city districts, the bohemian Bairro Alto and the chic, cultural and trendy Chiado.

Pricing

$7,900/person based on double occupancy


Booking & Details

For additional details or to book The Finer Things of Portugal,
call 855-890-5298 or click here.

**Book with confidence. VERANDA and our travel partner, Academic Travel Abroad, are offering lenient cancellation policies during this unprecedented time. The health and safety of our travelers is our #1 priority and we are committed to upholding the highest safety standards while offering world-class hospitality.**

NOTE: Space is limited to 25 guests. Travelers to handle costs and logistics associated with airfare, airport transfers, meals, and activities that are not outlined in the above itinerary. Trip to be arranged by a third party operator: Academic Travel Abroad. Itinerary is preliminary and subject to change.

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