Beautiful Portugal
Portugal | Oct 18 - Nov 2, 2022

Robin
Robin A.
Cloverly, MD | Reviewed on Nov 09, 2022

Tiago incorporated all the places we wanted to see and arranged tours to do all the things we we asked for. All the hotels were wonderful. The port tasting and food tours were great with the best one in being in Lisbon, but the cork farm was a highlight for me. Nothing would have been as seamless, if we didn’t have Diogo taking us all over Portugal and explaining the culture. As a bonus he took us to a bar to see a soccer game. He shared all the history of his beloved country and knew... read more

Tiago incorporated all the places we wanted to see and arranged tours to do all the things we we asked for. All the hotels were wonderful. The port tasting and food tours were great with the best one in being in Lisbon, but the cork farm was a highlight for me. Nothing would have been as seamless, if we didn’t have Diogo taking us all over Portugal and explaining the culture. As a bonus he took us to a bar to see a soccer game. He shared all the history of his beloved country and knew every building, statue, river, bridge etc. Diogo enhanced the whole experience.

Hotel Reviews
Pousada Porto - Rua das Flores
Porto
The Vintage House - Douro
Pinhão, Douro

Beautiful setting and view. Nice restaurant.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Beautiful view of the Douro river and vinyards.
Thomar Boutique Hotel
Tomar

The location ended up being good. We had a nice walk to the soccer bar from the hotel and also to another location the next day. They were very welcoming at check in with port.

Location
Staff
Cascade Wellness
Lagos

Beautiful hotel and setting. The nicest room.

Location
Staff
Hotel Britania
Lisboa

The art deco features were authentic and well done but the toilets and shower could be updated.

Authenticity & Character
Location
They were doing a big renovation across the street which was very noisy. There was so much traffic in that area it was hard to drive in and out. It was close enough to walk places but it was a long walk.
Staff
All the front desk people were very helpful
Hotel Hospes Puerta de Alcalá
Madrid

Good location and helpful staff. Sweet treats were delivered to the room every afternoon.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Activity Reviews
Culinary Tour of Porto
Porto

It was just ok. Nothing special. The food market was nice.

Food
Port Wine Cellars & Tasting Experience
Porto

The history was informative. The port was delicious.

Wine Estate Visit in the Douro Valley
Portugal

Not worth it. Repeat of the same info.

Cork farm visit
Portugal

Loved the enthusiasm of our guide. She explained in great detail how the farm worked and all the extra things that were done in addition to the details of cork harvesting and the many ways cork can be used.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Lisbon Market, Food and Cultural Walk (morning)
Lisbon

Excellent food in welcoming places

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Cascais & Sintra Guided Visit
Portugal
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Lisbon - half day guided visit
Lisbon

Good overview of Lisbon. Loved seeing the old town and Jewish section, Belem, the Coach museum. Diogo took us to all the mentioned places plus the overlook of the whole multi colored buildings and river.

Guides, Drivers and Staff
Diogo is the best!
Transport
Enjoy Dinner with Live Fado Music
Lisbon

The fado was well done but no explanation. The food was terrible.

Local specialist: Tiago Filipe
Tiago
Tiago Filipe
Local specialist in Lisbon | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

Dear Robin,

Thank you so much for your kind words!

I'm glad you enjoyed your tour and that Diogo helped to make it more special. I'll definitely let him know about it!

Please send my regards to the whole group!

Best,

Tiago