With one week to spend soaking up Portugal's luxurious side, you can delve into Lisbon and Porto's history and cuisine on a highlights tour or swap in the Algarve coast for an experience filled with lavish coastal excursions. Travelers seeking an idyllic getaway that combines adventure, leisure, and guided tours will find Madeira's lush landscapes the perfect choice. Meanwhile, if you're eager to venture off the beaten path, rent a car and discover the unspoiled beauty of the Alentejo region and Comporta.

Itinerary #1: Luxury Portugal Flavors & Culture Tour

This one-week luxury itinerary features the highlights of Lisbon, Porto, and their surroundings, perfect for first-time visitors to Portugal who have a taste for the finer things in life. While staying in Lisbon's lavish Tivoli Avenida Liberdade hotel, you'll enjoy a private food tour, a fado performance, and a day trip to the enchanting Pena Palace. Then, check into the 5-star The Yeatman and spend your time in Porto sampling port, dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant, and cruising down the tranquil Douro River.

Learn about the cultural and culinary history of port wine in Porto
Learn about the cultural and culinary history of port wine in Porto
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Lisbon, Free Time to Explore Lisbon
Day 2 Lisbon Walking & Tasting Tour, Dinner & Fado Performance  Lisbon
Day 3 Day Trip to Sintra's Palace & Parks, Dinner at Fifty Seconds Restaurant  Lisbon
Day 4 Transfer to Porto via Óbidos & Nazaré Porto
Day 5 Gastronomy & Culture Tour, Port Cellar Tasting, The Yeatman Restaurant Porto
Day 6 Day Trip to the Douro Valley, Wine Tasting & River Cruise Porto
Day 7 Depart Porto  

Welcome to Portugal! Your luxury trip begins in Lisbon, and immediately upon landing, you'll be whisked away to the elegant Tivoli Avenida Liberdade for a three-night stay. Take your time rejuvenating at the hotel's tropical garden, then head out to explore the tree-lined Avenida Liberdade and the markets and shops of Baixa-Chiado independently. The next day is all about delving into the local culture, first during a private gastronomic walking tour, followed by a fado show complete with dinner and drinks. Afterward, visit Sintra's quirky Pena Palace and top off your Lisbon stay by indulging in dinner at the Michelin-starred Fifty Seconds

Midway through your adventure, bid farewell to Lisbon and transfer to Porto, pausing in Nazaré to witness skilled surfers tackling some of the world's largest waves. Upon arrival in Porto, settle into The Yeatman, a luxury 5-star hotel. Dedicate the following day to exploring Porto's cultural gems, including the Cathedral and Torre dos Clérigos, and then enjoy a private wine cellar tour in the Douro Valley and sunset dinner at The Yeatman Restaurant. Lastly, return to the Douro Valley for a full-day private tour featuring special tastings and a cruise before catching your onward flight. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Luxury Adventure in Portugal: Lisbon & the Algarve

Divide your vacation between Lisbon's vibrant capital and the Algarve's stunning coastlines on this luxury adventure in Portugal. Throughout, you'll enjoy a dinner accompanied by a fado show, embark on a personalized guided tour to Sintra, and experience a private boat cruise to the renowned Benagil Cave. You'll also have plenty of time to unwind on golden beaches, indulge in leisurely evenings at upscale restaurants, and stay at 5-star hotels, making this the perfect journey for those desiring a relaxed-paced trip that covers a bit more ground.

Soak up the golden light and clifftop views of Portugal's Algarve coast
Soak up the golden light and clifftop views of Portugal's Algarve coast
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Lisbon, Dinner at Cervejaria Trindade Lisbon
Day 2 Lisbon E-Bike Tour, Dinner & Fado Performance Lisbon
Day 3 Day Trip to Sintra: Palaces, Parks & Coastline Lisbon
Day 4 Transfer to Lagos & the Algarve, Dinner at Luca's Rooftop Restaurant Lagos
Day 5 Boat Trip to Benagil Cave, Discover the Algarve's Beaches Lagos
Day 6 Kayaking Tour to Ponta da Piedade, More Beach Time Lagos
Day 7 Transfer to Lisbon, Depart  

Celebrate the start of your luxury adventure dining at Lisbon's Cervejaria Trindade, an upmarket restaurant renowned for its fresh seafood and impressive views. Then, rejuvenated from your stay at the 5-star Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, you'll spend the following day exploring the city by e-bike and embracing the lively atmosphere of a fado show complemented by a multicourse dinner. Another delightful day is on the agenda next, starting with a short drive to Sintra to admire its fairy-tale-like Pena Palace. Afterward, follow the coast back to Lisbon, stopping at Cape Roca and Cascais along the way. 

An easy three-hour private transfer brings you to Lagos on Day 4, a lively town in the famed Algarve. Your base here will be the adults-only Palmares Beach House resort, which even has its own golf course. Take a night to discover the charm of Lagos while exploring independently, then hop aboard a private boat for a memorable cruise to the Benagil Cave. During your stay in Lagos, you'll also embark on a kayak excursion to the caves of Ponta da Piedade and enjoy free afternoons to hike, swim, or hop between beach bars before returning to Lisbon for your onward flight. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Luxury Portugal Escape: Lisbon & Madeira

Crafted for luxury-loving travelers seeking an idyllic beach getaway, this escape features a four-night stay on the "Garden Island" of Madeira. Beforehand, enjoy a brief introduction to Lisbon during a guided tour and a free afternoon to explore. Then, fly to Madeira and spend the latter part of your trip beach hopping, hiking, and cruising among the island's lush landscapes.

Experience the volcanic beauty of Madeira
Experience the volcanic beauty of Madeira
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Lisbon, Cooking Class or Dinner with a Michelin-Star Chef Lisbon
Day 2 Tour Lisbon with a Local, Free Afternoon to Explore Lisbon
Day 3 Fly to Madeira, Funchal Food & Cultural Tour Madeira
Day 4 4WD Tour of Madeira  Madeira
Day 5 Madeira Leisure Day, Sunset Catamaran Cruise  Madeira
Day 6 Guided Hike on the 25 Fontes Trail Madeira
Day 7 Fly to Lisbon, Depart  

After landing in Lisbon, your luxury trip begins with a seamless transfer to the 4-star AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado. Take time to refresh, as the evening presents the difficult choice between a private cooking class and a fine dining experience. Next, enlist the help of a local guide for an insider's look into the bustling neighborhoods of Chiado and Belém before setting off to meander through Mercado da Ribeira and Time Out Market independently. On the morning of Day 3, return to the airport for a short flight to Funchal, Madeira—a volcanic island known for its black-sand beaches and lush interior. 

Spend your first evening on the island relaxing at your 5-star accommodation and indulging in some of Funchal's finest dishes during a private food tour. Then, devote a day to discovering the island's dramatic scenery during a 4WD tour, complete with stops at Pico de Arieiro and the striking Balcões Viewpoint. With two more days to soak up Madeira's charm, there's time to fit in an indulgent massage, embark on a sunset catamaran cruise, and tackle the 25 Fontes Trail to Fontes Waterfall. Lastly, cheers to an incredible adventure while dining beneath the stars at Ristorante Villa Cipriani. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Off-the-Beaten-Path Luxury in Portugal: Alentejo & Comporta

Dive deep into the heart of Portugal's countryside on this off-the-beaten-path itinerary that puts you behind the wheel and leads you through the regions of Alentejo and Comporta. Ideal for nature lovers and adventurers, this trip combines experiences like stargazing in Alqueva Dark Sky Reserve, floating over Évora in a hot-air balloon, and horseback riding through Comporta's forests and beaches. Along the way, you'll indulge in wine tastings at local vineyards, a Jeep safari through cork forests, and a private boat charter to the Arrábida Marine Reserve.

Settle into the peaceful 5-star surroundings of Lourenço do Barrocal (photo courtesy Lourenço do Barrocal)
Settle into the peaceful 5-star surroundings of Lourenço do Barrocal (photo courtesy Lourenço do Barrocal)
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Lisbon, Scenic Drive to the Alentejo Alentejo
Day 2 Alentejo Jeep Tour with Winery Visit Alentejo
Day 3 Hot-Air Balloon Over Évora, Dark Sky Reserve Stargazing Alentejo
Day 4 Drive to Comporta, Explore the Hotel & Beach Town Comporta
Day 5 Arrábida Marine Reserve Boat Trip Comporta
Day 6 Horseback Riding with Picnic Lunch Comporta
Day 7 Drive to Lisbon, Depart   

Upon landing in Lisbon, you'll collect your rental car and hit the road to Alentejo. Spend your first day enjoying the many amenities of your chic accommodation, the 5-star São Lourenço do Barrocal, then dedicate the following morning to experiencing the beauty of the surrounding countryside via a private Jeep safari. That afternoon, delve into the winemaking production at a local vineyard and taste their award-winning varieties. The following day features an epic hot-air balloon ride over Cromeleque dos Almendres and a guided tour of the Dark Sky Reserve, broken up with a leisurely afternoon.

Already at the halfway mark of your adventure, you'll hit the road again, this time east to Comporta on Portugal's Atlantic coast. Check into the lavish Sublime Comporta and enjoy a nice break from activities while delighting in a treatment at the Sublime Spa. The next day features a private boat trip along the Arrábida Marine Reserve, which will be catered to your preferences. Then, round off your trip with a thrilling horseback riding excursion along Comporta's windswept beaches and a superb meal at Sem Porta before returning your rental car to Lisbon and catching your onward flight. Learn more

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Map of 1 Week in Portugal - 4 Luxury Itinerary Ideas
Map of 1 Week in Portugal - 4 Luxury Itinerary Ideas