Tempo VIP Trip from Lisbon to Algarve

Tempo VIP Trip From Lisbon to Algarve, the best of it!

Lisbon to Algarve

This is Lisbon, the magnificent gateway to Europe - and the perfect way to get to the center of Portugal. Challenge perfect waves on the beaches that surround you, breathe the purest air and relax on the stunning golf courses. This is also a region that is a land of faith, respect, tolerance and spirituality. Here the body and mind are revitalized. Go through the many paths of memories and traditions of our national identity and let yourself be carried away by a smooth rhythm of life.

Trip Duration: 10 days

Travellers: 2 adults

This is Lisbon, Magnificent gateway to Europe

Please view our detailed itinerary below

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Day 1

14:00 - Private Transfer Mercedes V Class - Luxury Mini Van: Lisbon Airport / Hotel

With a capacity for up to 6 people, this is the most personalized, agile, comfortable and efficient way to transport small groups. Whether inside major centers like Lisbon or Porto, or on longer routes. Total capacity 5 bags 23kg and 4 cabin bags.

Included: Water (1 bottle per person)

On arrival transfer:

  • Monitoring your flight.

  • Landing time management, with 1 hr waiting in the arrival hall.

  • Plate identified with your name.

  • Upon receipt, forward to the vehicle.

15:00 - Verride Palácio de Santa Catarina (five stars)

Elegance, uniqueness and history ...

A renovated 18th century historic palace in the heart of Lisbon, one of the most exciting cities in Europe. There are only 19 rooms and suites, comfortable and sophisticated, modern but also majestic - in each room you will find rich environments, neutral colors, exquisite details always with the comfort and serenity deserved to start a new day or end it in full.

There is also the SUBA restaurant with sophisticated dishes, with Portuguese influence and a Rooftop Bar where, while enjoying your favorite cocktail, you will feel immersed in a breathtaking 360º view over the old town and the Tagus river.

16:45 - Private Tram in Lisbon

Getting to know the history of Lisbon is a unique experience, due to its geography, colors, typical streets and monuments that mark it. What if we tell you that a traditional tram is available for you to see all of this privately?

 

The most Lisbon way of seeing visiting the Portuguese Capital, is to do it in one of the most characteristic means of transport in the city. We reserve for you a traditional tram, which will take you to know the main points of this city bathed by the Tagus. The sound of the bells and the old lines where they move, allow you to see Lisbon in a unique way.

Itinerary: Estrela • Lapa • Santos • Corpo Santo • Cais do Sodré • Av. 24 Julho • Calvário • R. Junqueira • Belém

 

Included:

Transfer cooking class / boarding ride by tram in private minivan with driver

 

20:00 - Lisbon Fado Tour with Show and Dinner at Casa de Linhares

Fado lives in the Alfama neighborhood. It is the oldest and most typical Lisbon neighborhood and no one goes there without being enchanted. The geography of the alleys, the old houses, the clothes hanging on the windows, or the fish grilling outdoors, makes it seem that the heart of the city still beats its origins. Alfama is like a travel postcard like few in Europe. Fado houses multiply at every corner, and it was here that Fado was born in the 19th century. Intangible heritage of UNESCO, Fado from an early age placed Portugal in the World Music panorama.

As the great Amália Rodrigues sang: “Lisbon, old city. Full of charm and beauty! Always smiling so beautiful, and not always wearing air. The white veil of longing, cover your beautiful princess face! ... "

Where are we going: Hotel (Lisbon)> Alfama> Fado show with dinner and drinks included at Casa de Linhares> Hotel (Lisbon)

This experience begins at the hotel, from where we left towards Alfama. A stroll through the streets of this typical neighborhood quickly transfers us to another reality in Lisbon. The colorful facades, the guitar chords that echo from the various fado houses, the particular and joyful way of living in the oldest part of the city, is a unique moment in your visit to Lisbon.

It is through these very peculiar streets that we arrive at the Palace of the Counts of Linhares (former noble family descended from D. Fernando I) today houses a fado house, with an elegant and refined atmosphere. Here sing some well-known names, such as Ana Moura, Mafalda Arnauth, Marina Mota, Jorge Fernando, Raquel Tavares, among others. The cuisine is betting mainly on cod dishes.

We listen to fado while enjoying a complete menu, with starters, main course, dessert, coffee and of course, where there is Fado, there is wine!

Day 2

9:30 - Cooking Class with Visit to the Local Market in Lisbon

It is the ideal experience to be shared by all family and friends!

 

Explore a traditional market by choosing fresh ingredients to use in class. Get ready to learn some tricks when choosing meat and fish …

 

Learn about tasty Portuguese cuisine, and learn about the tricks, basic ingredients and spices ....

 

It is not just a cooking class, but a script of aromas and stories, which you will learn while cooking and taste some typical dishes and snacks! Here, the food is made with time and everyone participates.

 

You will not want to miss the opportunity to share this experience, which will be a real delight!

 

* Wines, bread, cheese and olive oils are available during the experience.

 

15:00 - Discover Lisbon by Sidecar

 

Embark on a different and picturesque tour through some of the essential landscapes of Portugal!

An old-fashioned and very fun ride! A professional driver, a motorcycle with a sidecar! An unmissable trip, a different, authentic and genuine look at the sights, sounds, flavors, colors of two of the most emblematic tourist destinations in Portugal.

Let yourself be guided by breathtaking landscapes and dare to know the most famous secrets of our local lifestyle.

Highlights:

• Belém, historical part (stop at Pastéis de Belém is optional) Stop

• Torre de Belém, ex-libris of Lisbon, jewel of Manueline art. Stop.

• Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a modern monument dedicated to Portuguese Discoveries. Stop.

• Jerónimos Monastery, the greatest example of Manueline art. Stop

• Alfama, walk through the oldest and most picturesque area of Lisbon. Stop

• Praça do Comércio, the largest and most beautiful square in Lisbon.

• Baixa-Rossio-Avenida da Liberdade, Marquês de Pombal, city center.

17:00 - Sunset aboard a private sailboat on the Tagus River

This afternoon, you are invited to ride an exclusive sailboat to discover the famous light of the Portuguese capital.

Toasted with a frame of golden light bathing the blue and green waters of the mouth of the Tagus, it is the perfect setting for sailing and letting your imagination run wild.

Climb aboard a comfortable sailboat for a ride on the Tagus from the Doca do Bom Sucesso in Belém, sail upstream to Terreiro do Paço with a unique view of the city's main monuments and add to this emotion the unique colors that only Lisbon offers.

Private visit to Monserrate Palace and Picnic in the garden
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Day 3

9:00 - Verride Palácio de Santa Catarina

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9:30 - Departure to Sintra, visiting Cascais, Estoril and Cabo da Roca en route

Come with us to know the Lisbon Coastline, starting with the romantic and historic Vila de Sintra, which extends to Estoril and Cascais. In aristocratic summer residences, they are now a must see when visiting Lisbon. The scenery you see along the way leaves no one indifferent, as does Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in Europe.

Where we are: Hotel (Lisbon)> Estoril (panoramic)> Cascais> Cascais Bay > Hell's Mouth> Quinta da Marinha> Cabo da Roca> Sintra> Pena Palace> Quinta da Regaleira> Seteais Palace> Royal Road> Monserrate Palace> Hotel

Embark with us on this trip, where we take you to Sintra. This historic village considered by UNESCO as of humanity enchants from the arrival, through the landscapes that surround it.

We climb to the Pena Palace, built to be observed from anywhere in the Pena Park, this Palace is the result of the creativity of D. Fernando II and is the ultimate exponent of 19th century romanticism in Portugal.

It is a journey back in time that transports us to the time when King D. Carlos I and Queen D. Amélia lived there, assuming the decoration of their own rooms and representing the splendor of the velvet and gold of the time. as well as the architectural materials used. Then we pass by Quinta da Regaleira and Seteais Palace, today transformed into a beautiful Hotel, keeps the old trace that exudes the history of all the reigns that crossed.

We continue along the Royal Road to Monserrate Palace. We leave Sintra, and we meet other beauties. We arrived at Cabo da Roca. It would be bold of us to describe it other than through the words of Luís de Camões: “Here… where the earth ends… and the sea begins…”, wrote the Poet in his work “Os Lusíadas”. This place is the westernmost tip of Europe and is a meeting between land and sea. It has a breathtaking view of both the ocean and Serra de Sintra.

The fishing village of Cascais has reinvented itself and has become a refined seaside resort and one of the most sophisticated destinations in the Lisbon area. Situated a few kilometers from the mouth of the Tagus, it lies between the sunny bay of Cascais and the majestic Serra de Sintra. The maritime and refined atmosphere that attracts visitors all year round.

14:30 - Private visit to Monserrate Palace and Picnic in the garden

Near the historic center of Sintra. The Palace of Monserrate is one of the most beautiful architectural and landscape creations of Romanticism in Portugal: the Park and the Palace of Monserrate, unique testimonies of 19th century ecclesiastics. The Palace combines Gothic, Indian and Moorish influences, as well as exotic and plant motifs that harmoniously extend to the exterior. The gardens received species from all over the world and were organized by geographical areas.

In this park of great English inspiration, the palace merges with one of the richest botanical gardens in Portugal and the romantic atmosphere is reflected in exotic trees, waterfalls and lakes.

A unique and exclusive visit to the palace of Monserrate - after closing to the general public, it will be closed just for you, giving you the unmissable opportunity to fully appreciate the exuberant and eclectic construction dating back to the 19th century, at its own pace and in complete privacy!

Before the visit, you will have time to enjoy a nice picnic in the palace gardens, including natural fruit juice, still water, sangria, coffee or tea; sirloin sandwich with cheese and lettuce; rustic bread with chorizo; quiche; savory; sliced cake or muffin; salad; chips; Sintra cheesecakes; cut fruit...

Program:

16:00h - Free visit to the Gardens

17:00h - Picnic in the Gardens

18:30h - Exclusive visit to the Palace

16:00 - Visit at the Pena National Palace: up there, the jewel of Sintra!

The Pena National Palace is like a sacred jewel that crowns the Serra de Sintra. The colorful tones of the palace, the ultimate exponent of Romanticism in Portugal, open the door to the imagination of all who arrive there. In its corners, the eyes are lost of charm ...

The Pena National Palace, built at an altitude of approximately 500 meters, dates back to 1839, when the king consort D. Fernando II of Saxe Coburgo-Gotha (1816-1885) acquired the ruins of the Jerónimo Monastery of Nossa Senhora da Pena and started its adaptation to mansion. To direct the works, he called the Baron of Eschwege, who was inspired by the Bavarian palaces to build this remarkable building. Extremely fanciful, Pena architecture uses the Moorish, Gothic and Manueline "motifs", but also the Wagnerian spirit of the Schinkel castles of central Europe.

18:00 - Tivoli Palácio de Seteais - Hotel Virtuoso (five stars)

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More than a five-star hotel in Sintra, the Tivoli Palácio de Seteais Sintra Hotel is a luxurious and romantic palace that, through its architecture, transports us to the refinement and atmosphere of the 18th century. Rooms decorated with rich furniture and dazzling lounges with tapestries and beautiful frescoes are some of the elements that make this hotel a unique space to make every event or stay a memorable experience.

 

Lose yourself in the labyrinths of leafy vegetation or admire it from the Seteais Restaurant, while delighting yourself with the cuisine created by our Chef. Discover this charming hotel, next to the castle of Sintra, a town elected as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

The Tivoli Palácio de Seteais belongs to the Virtuoso Luxury Hotels collection.

Day 4

10:00 - Tivoli Palácio de Seteais - Hotel Virtuoso

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10:05 - Setúbal & Palmela Tour

In the charming village of Palmela we find the last of the Castles on the Sea that is still well preserved today. Its walls, and the view it gives us, are a journey through time, until the reign of the height, where its location was of extreme strategic importance in the defense of maritime and land borders. Over Setúbal, there is a maritime tradition: a city of fishermen and delights brought to the land by small colorful and rustic boats. But let's not stop here for flavors: Casa Ermelinda Freitas wine, with an elegant and sophisticated touch, will certainly enchant you during your tasting.

Where are we going: Hotel - Palmela - Visit to the Castle of Palmela - Visit to the Quinta and Casa Ermelinda Freitas Museum with Wine Tasting - Setúbal - Hotel

11:00 - Private Catamaran Tour on Costa da Arrábida

Enjoy the beauty of the coast of Troia and Arrábida or the interior of the Sado estuary. Embark on this luxurious Catamaran sailboat, in a peaceful environment and discover the different flavors and sensations that we have to offer.

Luxury catamaran sailboat with 17.8m (58.4 ft) , built by Fountaine Pajot, designed with maximum comfort for an exclusive market. We provide you with new experiences and programs on board ... It has an interior room, kitchen, 5 bedrooms with bathroom, two outdoor spaces and a floating hammock over the sea. Capacity for up to 18 people.

Along the way, we may be lucky enough to spot dolphins - these species known for their ability to jump out of the water in jumps that can reach 5 meters and make the children and adults happy!

17:15 - Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa - Relais & Chateaux (five stars)

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Space, time, passion, nature, pleasure, life. We are sure that the full realization of dreams is really achieved only when shared.

Alentejo, land of immense fields where the winds of mountains, plains and sea blow, offers us unforgettable landscapes and promises different experiences in each of its fascinating corners.

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa is much more than just a hotel. It is a space that offers experiences, serenity and a trip to traditions with all the comfort and contemporaneity that will make your stay unforgettable. That is why we thought Malhadinha Nova as a family and traditional space, but at the same time extravagant and unique.

ALL ROOMS INCLUDE:

• King size beds with 300 thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets;

• Central Heating. Heated floors and air conditioning in all rooms;

• Room service available for all meals and option to have a Private Chef during meals

Wine Tasting at Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa
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Day 5

11:30 - Wine Tasting at Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa (five stars)

Wine is the heart of the Malhadinha Nova estate ...

Alentejo, land of immense fields where winds of mountains, plains and sea blow, offers us unforgettable landscapes and promises different experiences in each of its fascinating corners.

Today we will taste the best wines in this one of the best wine tourism regions in Portugal: Arinto 2018, Malhadinha Branco 2018, Touriga Nacional 2018, Malhadinha Tinto 2017, Late Harvest 2015.

12:30 - Traditional cuisine workshops recreated at Herdade da Malhadinha

Enjoy a unique moment in our Open Space Kitchen and learn how to prepare a dish with the kitchen staff of Herdade da Malhadinha.

Gastronomy, traditions and modernity combined in an unforgettable gastronomic experience!

The experience is accompanied by white, red and rosé wines, water and coffee.

16:15 - ATV off-road Quad Tour experience in Alentejo

What experience can be more fun than an outdoor ride on a quad bike?

Have you never driven one or have little experience? No problem!!! After a short training session, you will be able to set out to discover the Alentejo fields, accompanied by a guide who will take you through the most fun trails in the region. Along the way, the orchards, the vineyards, the montado and small lakes will be the scene of this adventure.

Ideal to do alone, as a couple, with friends or family.

Day 6

10:00 - Horseback Riding through the Alentejo countryside

If you are passionate about nature and animals, do not miss this tour with one of the Lusitano horses in the company of our rider Pedro Sousa. Step by step, trot or gallop, discover the hidden treasures in the green Alentejo lands!

Among cork oaks and other unique species in the region, prepare to be breathless with the splendid views that you will have along the route. In a wonderful landscape, a unique moment of communion with nature!

What is wanted is that you disconnect from the world and that the time spent here passes very slowly!

12:30 - Gourmet Picnic at Herdade da Malhadinha

Enjoy the Malhadinha landscape and feel nature in its pure state with a gourmet picnic!

In a corner of the property, overlooking the vineyards ... in the basket, follows a complete regional menu, accompanied with one of the house wines. Then, take advantage of the quiet to have a nap in the shade of a holm oak, with a blanket, pillow and mosquito net!

Menu includes:

Cheese Board: Cured Cheese, Albernoa Cheese

Cold Meat: Roast Beef, Iberian Sausage, Iberian Red Chorizo, Iberian Ham

Da Costa: Shrimp and Meloa Skewers, Salmon Sandwiches, Cod Salad

Mimes: Carrot, Tomato and Cheese Madeleines, Gazpacho, Seasonal Fruit

Drinks: 1/2 bottle of Monte da Peceguina white wine, Juice, Water

15:15 - Alentejo Boots Workshop

Mário Grilo, artisan in Alentejo boots, is a regular at Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa. This master travels to Casa das Artes e Oficinas to give workshops.

In this kind of intimate encounter, there is a place to see and handle the various models of boots, discover the intricate manufacturing process, learn how to take measurements and listen to stories, such as the story of Mário Grilo's struggle to preserve this traditional art Alentejo.

Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa - Relais & Chateaux
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Day 7

9:00 - Herdade da Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa - Relais & Chateaux

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9:00 - Private Transfer - Mercedes V Class - Luxury Mini Van To the Algarve

With a capacity for up to 6 people, this is the most personalized, agile, comfortable and efficient way to transport small groups. Whether inside major centers like Lisbon or Porto, or on longer routes. Total capacity 5 bags 23kg and 4 cabin bags.

Included: Water (1 bottle per person)

On arrival transfer:

  • Monitoring your flight.

  • Landing time management, with 1 hr waiting in the arrival hall.

  • Plate identified with your name.

  • Upon receipt, forward to the vehicle.

On outbound transfer:

  • Our driver will be at the requested time at the pick-up location.

  • Transfers to the airport must arrive 2 hours before for continental flights. For intercontinental flights, a minimum of 3 hours in advance.

10:15 - Visit to Castro Marim Salt Flowers Pans & Salt Tasting with typical products from the region

Full tides, salt and wealth!

When it rains high in the mountains, the waters flow down the slopes, in a long way to the sea, dragging with it the mineral wealth that contains all the wealth in the world. Then, giving way to the movement of the tides, the sea water invades the estuaries, being led by arms of ria and estuaries to the channels of the floodgates of the saline, which opens wide in the high tides of the full and new moons.

A salt water that evaporates, passing the brine so concentrated that salt is leaving us, the heaviest part of that water, so that the lighter one evaporates, perpetuating the circle of life until the next meeting in the saline. A cycle that has been repeated since forever and that would have originated 2 million years ago!

When you visit the Castro Marim salt pans, you will meet Jorge Raiado, a truly amazing and authentic host. Not only will he tell you all the secrets of the production of fleur de sel, talk about the huge difference between this product and industrial salt and the influence that different lands have on the flavors of salt, he will let you harvest this delicacy and also the will invite you to a salt tasting with typical products of the region!

They say that salt tempers life and it couldn't be more true ... your senses will have a lot to do, it's our promise!!

13:30 - Grand House, Relais & Chateaux (five stars)

Located in the eastern Algarve, in the most southwestern point of Portugal and anchored on the bank of the Guadiana River, bordering Spain, this Belle Époque hotel has recently reopened as the region's first five-star boutique hotel in the historic city of Vila Real de Santo António.

Feel our Authenticity, Simplicity and Soul!

14:30 - Grand House - Beach service for those looking for privacy and comfort!

On the beach of Vila Real de Santo António, just 3 km from the Grand House, there is an oasis with 'à la Grand House' decor, a catering service guaranteed by the Beach Club - where you can order fresh drinks, champagne, cocktails or juices, and light meals, under the supervision of the resident chef, Jan Stechemesser.

The beach service also includes a transfer between the hotel and the beach.

Come and relax in the sun exclusively on our own beach on one of our sun loungers or hammocks.

Day 8

10:00 - Visit to the oyster farm on Ilha da Culatra

Visit an oyster farm on the beautiful island of Culatra.

The transfer will be made in a taxi boat from Olhão directly to the nursery, where you will be personally received by the island's president, Sílvia, where you will learn a lot about life on the island, the local residents and, of course, the oysters. Learn all about this magnificent mollusk, its process of reproduction, collection and export to the best markets in the world. Approximately 85% of Portugal's mollusks and oysters come from the waters surrounding the four islands of the Ria Formosa: Lighthouse, Armona, Deserta and Culatra, the latter is the stronghold of many resident fishermen, who will generously invite you to rest among the mountains of fruit fresh seafood and a glass of fresh white wine.

VISIT THE MARKET

Our day begins with a visit to the local market in Olhão where you can see local producers, fishermen and delicacies in the Algarve.

MEET THE FISHERMAN

After visiting the Market, we will continue our day with the local fisherman and private boat to Ilha da Culatra!

TASTE THE OYSTERS

Arriving at Culatra, we will visit the Maternidade de Ostras (if the tide allows) and meet Silvia, who will explain everything about the fishing community and the daily life of this unique fishing community in Portugal.

Private Luxury Catamaran in the Algarve
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Day 9

10:00 - Private Luxury Catamaran in the Algarve

Enjoy an exclusive catamaran with your soul mate, family or friends.

Relax, read, take a nap, jump in the water, have a drink accompanied by snacks ... Enjoy a beautiful day at sea. We take care of everything and make sure you have a memorable day!

This large catamaran features smart innovation and design but is also based on Lagoon's experience and traditions. In a way the Lagoon 440 represents a fusion between the old and the new, of traditional lines with modern innovation and performance. It has a large living area with large lagoon windows and a 360 degree view, with a capacity for 18 people and 03 suites.

Day 10

9:00 - Grand House, Relais & Chateaux

Check out.

10:00 - Private Transfer - Mercedes V Class - Luxury Mini Van: Hotel / Faro Airport

With a capacity for up to 6 people, this is the most personalized, agile, comfortable and efficient way to transport small groups. Whether inside major centers like Lisbon or Porto, or on longer routes. Total capacity 5 bags 23kg and 4 cabin bags.

Included: Water (1 bottle per person)

On outbound transfer:

  • Our driver will be at the requested time at the pick-up location.

  • Transfers to the airport must arrive 2 hours before for continental flights. For intercontinental flights, a minimum of 3 hours in advance.

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