From Portugal’s historic cities to enchanting Mediterranean beaches, ebullient Douro Valley wine culture and mouth-watering cuisine, you immediately know this place is truly special. Meander cobblestone streets, sample local vinho verde and port wines, experience Fado's artistry and passion. Portugal is what you’ve been waiting for.
This epic journey goes deep into Portuguese culture and cuisine. Chef-led, in-depth, hands-on gastronomic experiences you simply won’t find anywhere else. Intimate Fado music concerts, riding traditional rabelo boats through the world’s most gorgeous wine country, exploring the cobbled backlanes of Porto, discovering local flavors at traditional meals in country villages.
It's hard not to fall in love with Portugal, no matter if you're a lover of wine, food, music, art or design. Nothing about its beautiful cities and bountiful wine country disappoint.
Apr- Jun and Sept - Nov are ideal for mild days built for hiking, exploration and wine tasting. July and August are high season, with the crowds to prove it.
Spend more time in wine country or soak in the city vibes. Tell us how we can craft the best experience for you.
Portugal is meant to be savored. Here’s our favorite way to explore:
A boutique hotel in the center of Lisbon, a riverside escape in the vineyards of the Douro Valley, and the lap of luxury in Old Town Porto—our accommodations reflect the elegance and charm of Portugal
An historic building in the center of Lisbon, and an exclusive boutique hotel painstakingly renovated and decorated by interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán.
A riverside hotel in Pinhão, in the very heart of the Douro Valley. Take in the unique landscape from your balcony, enjoy lunch on the terrace, take a dip in the river-view pool, and enjoy a meal in the award-winning restaurant.
Porto’s most prestigious city-center address, this legendary property reopened its doors in 2018 after extensive renovation to restore its wealth of ornate detail. Exquisite ironwork, carved wooden details, and magnificent stained glass panels from the workshop of Ricardo Leone.
We can plan a custom, private departure for any group size. Our custom trips are perfect for a couple wishing to travel on their own, a family, or a multi-generational group. If you’re looking to travel on one of our group departures on a private basis, a minimum number of travelers may apply.
Yes, we can craft an unforgettable milestone celebration or company retreat for groups as large as 40 or more.
Our level of curation, care, and in-country connections. We handle everything, overseeing your experience from beginning to end with the highest levels of ownership and responsibility. We support you every step of the way with comprehensive itineraries, detailed day-by-day descriptions, insider destination info, and 24/7 dedicated support.
Preferably six to nine months in advance and earlier for holiday travel. We stay in unique, in-demand boutique and luxury hotels where advance reservations are important to secure the best accommodations possible. We can help with last-minute travel planning, however availability may be limited.
We curate your MO/AD Private Departure to ensure the experiences are authentic, immersive, and included in your trip price. Your itinerary typically includes accommodations, airport transfers, private transportation for all day trips and excursions, privately guided tours with local guides, exclusive VIP access and activities, and meals as detailed in your itinerary.
MO/AD Private Departures typically cost $750 to $1,500 per person, per day, and vary by destination, time of year, number of people in your group, and types of activities you prefer.
MO/AD Private Departures do not include roundtrip airfare to/from your destination, travel insurance, gratuities for local guides, hotel incidentals, and any activities and meals not included in your itinerary.
After learning more about you, your interests, preferred style of travel, dates, and budget, we will present you with initial ideas and examples of what we can plan for you. In order to design a detailed itinerary and check availability, there is a $500 non-refundable planning deposit due. This will be applied to your final trip cost. Once your itinerary is perfect, we require a 25% non-refundable confirmation deposit to start confirming all of your arrangements. Many of our local partners and hotels require additional advance deposits to secure the best accommodations. The balance of your trip cost is due 90 days prior to travel.
US citizens are not required to have a visa for stays in Portugal of less than 90 days. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the Portuguese embassy or consulate for requirements.
See our Terms & Conditions for complete details about our policies regarding your MO/AD Private Departure booking.