Wow - another fantastic personalized trip!
Portugal | Apr 27 - May 4, 2022

Linda
Linda C.
Minneapolis, MN | Jun 30, 2022

Wow - another fantastic personalized trip planned by Kimkim! Marina helped design a trip for 3 couples with a focus on culture, food, and experience. Highlights included city walking tours of Porto and Lisbon, a very rich cultural food tour in Lisbon, wine country visit, and an interactive cooking class. Hard to say which was the favorite - we all loved it. read more

Wow - another fantastic personalized trip planned by Kimkim! Marina helped design a trip for 3 couples with a focus on culture, food, and experience. Highlights included city walking tours of Porto and Lisbon, a very rich cultural food tour in Lisbon, wine country visit, and an interactive cooking class. Hard to say which was the favorite - we all loved it.

Hotel Reviews

Dear Lisbon – Bordalo Palace Chiado

Lisboa

Charming boutique hotel in the historic district. We loved the location and the rooms were comfortable and spacious. The breakfast location was lovely - blue tile everywhere. The food was great, and so was the coffee.

Authenticity & Character
Very charming, and the rooms had fantastic views
Location
Walking to everything we wanted to see - it's in the historic area. Safe, clean, convenient
Staff
attentive and available as needed
Cleanliness & Comfort

Exe Almada Porto

Porto

Clean, comfortable, and well appointed rooms. Really had everything we needed and close to everything.

Authenticity & Character
Modern rooms in an older building, very well appointed
Location
Seemed to be close to everything for us - we walked the city and our events from the hotel. Quiet at night.
Staff
Everyone was so nice!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews

Lisbon Culinary Experience

Lisbon

LOVED THIS! Book this event! Its a small group - I think we had 9 total. It was fun, cultural, and a great introduction to the city and its foods. We visited different neighborhoods and got a feel for their vibes. Our tour guide was so much fun and she knew everyone in town (native of Lisbon). Truly a fantastic experience for our group of 6.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, drivers and staff
Our guide was very enthusiastic, fun, and provided so much history

Private Porto Cooking Class & Market Visit

Porto

Truly a trip highlight! This ended up lasting most of the day - market tour, interactive cooking class, eating and drinking. Our group was 6 and it was perfect for mixing up the cooking, prepping, and visiting. We all loved this. Would definitely recommend anyone interested in food or culture to book this - I would do it again!

Get to Know Lisbon with a Local

Lisbon

A must-do to get the history of the city, better understand the culture, and get tips on where to dine and other sites to see.

Privately Guided Tour of Porto

Porto

Definitely a great way to learn the history of the city and see it on foot. Our guide was a native English speaking but was raised in Porto. He was informative, and showed us some secret nooks and crannies of the city we wouldn't have found on our own. He also provided us with some options for other sites and restaurants to visit. I highly recommend this tour - especially on your first or second day in Porto.

Evening of Fado

Lisbon

It's a great experience - the location was in an old part of the city, the music was interesting and beautiful. The evening included dinner and that was good too - I had a traditional dish. Our waiter really made our night - he was fun to interact with and really added to our experience here.

Day Excursion to Douro Valley, Wine Tasting & River Cruise

Porto

Our guide picked us up at our hotel and stayed with us the day as we visited a couple wineries and the Douro Valley area. Our guide was very fun, engaging, and helpful. The Douro Valley is very scenic and the little wineries we visited were charming and boutique. The river cruise was not that great - I would skip that. We felt we saw all the countryside by driving to the little wineries in the valley. We should have gone to another winery instead! The guide was great though, and made up for any short-comings of the river cruise. I gave it 4 stars because of the river cruise - otherwise the wine tasting was a 5/5!

Local specialist: Marina Courtaut
Marina
Marina Courtaut
Local specialist in Madrid | Jun 29, 2022

Hi Linda, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review! I am glad to hear you all enjoyed your trip and the guided visits, this is what our team always strives for. I will pass your kind words to all our team :) I will be more than happy to help on your future adventure. Warmest regards, Marina