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Lisbon by Bike & Tuk Tuk

Experience a calm, relaxed, and enticing three hours bike ride through the heart of historical Lisbon and along the riverside while learning about the past and present. Embark on a private guided tuk-tuk journey and uncover from the Bairro Alto palaces to the Baixa's glistening display windows.

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196€
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Sintra for Families

Get involved in a fun and historical treasure hunt and explore a centenary park in search of hidden clues. Marvel at a private visit to Pena Palace. Visit Cascais, a formerly quaint fishing village that became a popular resort favored by European nobility and kings in the early 20th century.

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393€
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Weekend Getaways
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Weekend Getaways
Lisbon & Sintra History and Fun

Notice a 16th-century fortification UNESCO World Heritage Site, that used to be the point of embarkation and disembarkation for Portuguese explorers and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.  Visit one of the most prominent examples of Lisbon's late Portuguese Gothic Manueline style of architecture.

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861€
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Lisbon & Sintra for History Savy's

Notice a 16th-century fortification UNESCO World Heritage Site, that used to be the point of embarkation and disembarkation for Portuguese explorers and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. 

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778€
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Lisbon & Surroundings for Families with Jurassic Park

Venture into a memorable tiles workshop and discover this incredible art by painting a personalized tile according to the techniques of 170 years ago. Step into an exciting place dedicated to the history of the Portuguese capital, featuring state-of-the-art technology.

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1174€
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Lisbon by bike with Alentejo Cork Hike

Experience a calm, relaxed, and enticing three hours bike ride through the heart of historical Lisbon and along the riverside while learning about the past and present. Embark on a private guided tuk-tuk journey and uncover from the Bairro Alto palaces to the Baixa's glistening display windows.

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871€
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Lisbon & Sintra for Families - Weekend Break

Venture into a memorable tiles workshop and discover this incredible art by painting a personalized tile according to the techniques of 170 years ago. Step into an exciting place dedicated to the history of the Portuguese capital, featuring state-of-the-art technology.

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933€
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Lisbon & Sintra History and Cruise

Indulge in an exclusive cruise on a luxury vessel illustrating the magnificent Lisbon Coastline and majestic Tagus River. Marvel at a visit to one of Portugal's finest examples of 19th-century Romantic revivalism.

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933€
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Douro Valley for Wine Lovers

Treat yourself to a private visit to a charming, elegant, and distinct winery composed of 24 hectares with stunning views over the Douro slopes. After a private lecture visit, savor some of their finest wines at a premium tasting and flavored local recipe for lunch.

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2129€
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Port Wine Weekend Break

Indulge in a private guided visit and wine tasting to a high-quality boutique Port and Douro Wine Lodge. Not to miss a visit and premium wine tasting to the leading producer of quality Port company, founded in 1820.

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1272€
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Lisbon with Alentejo for Foodies

Visit a beautiful Gothic church dating back to the 15th century blending several architectural styles. Get impressed with one of the most popular macabre monuments in Portugal.

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1279€
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Lisbon for Lovers

Be spoiled with a royal picnic in the garden of a romantic palace with period architecture that will take you back to the elegance and atmosphere of the XVIII century.

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1219€
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Heritage Tours

Schedule your Portugal Heritage Tour with us and get to know the most intriguing stories of our former Portuguese monarchy. 

Heritage and history have been dominant drivers of tourist activity for centuries. It is prevalent to travel to explore the mysteries and wonders of the past, to find and understand our routes, or to sightsee and visit landmarks and World Heritage sites, to learn and enrich one's culture and history. 

Looking at the trends, one can say that history is never too old-fashioned to be cherished. 

 

What are Heritage Tours?

Historical or Heritage Tours is to travel with the primary purpose of exploring the history and heritage of a destination. The overall purpose is to gain an appreciation of the past.

During a Heritage tour, one may sightsee renowned historical architecture, visit local museums that document the past through art, artifacts, and literary remains, or even something as quaint as sampling authentic historical recipes in their origin.

 

Types of Heritage Tours

Heritage Tours include tangible culture (such as buildings, monuments, landscapes, books, works of art, and artifacts), intangible culture (such as folklore, traditions, language, and knowledge), and natural heritage (including culturally significant landscapes and biodiversity).

 

Jewish Heritage Tours in Tomar

Our Portugal Jewish Heritage Tours awake the culture, heritage, and tradition of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula as one engages in the rich culture, vitality, and creativity of Sephardic Jewry.

Drive towards Tomar, a charming and historically outstanding town dominated by a 12th-century Templar Castle containing one of the country's most significant and impressive monuments, the World Heritage Site by UNESCO Convent of Christ. 

Enjoy a private visit to the Templar Castle and the Abraham Zacuto Portuguese-Jewish Museum, housed in the oldest synagogue in Portugal and displaying various interesting artifacts from Tomar and around the world. 

The next stop will be Óbidos, Portugal's most romantic medieval village, also known as the "Wedding Present Town," because it was a gift King Dinis gave to Queen Isabel on their wedding day in 1282. Time for a walking tour inside the walls. 

This walled town, with its narrow streets spreading from the foot of the castle, still preserves all the atmosphere of a 16th-century medieval town.

The Jewish quarter, an area that traders, artists, and scientists once inhabited, was located in the city's center. The effects of all this culture are evident in its artistic heritage, particularly the Manueline palace built inside the castle walls.

 

City tour in Lisbon

While in Portugal on a Heritage Tour, ones should not miss exploring the legacy of the Lisbon region. With UNESCO World Heritage Sites, discover enchanting giants, both natural and created by man. And feel what a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage sounds like partaking in an unforgettable experience of Fado.

Visit the last big factory of tiles and pottery craft in Europe. Explore the Belem area with a panoramic to Discovery Monuments and Belem Tower. Stop at the 19th-century factory converted into a pastry shop for a gourmet treat with Pastéis de Belem and a glass of Port. Enjoy a private guided visit to Jeronimos Monastery. 

Enjoy a private walking tour of the Alfama district with a private visit to St. George Castle. Indulge in a private tour to a Museum-School created to protect and disseminate the Portuguese Decorative Arts and related handicrafts. 

Assist to the specialized and creative workmanship of workshops forms part of the Portuguese century-old intangible heritage, which is gradually disappearing but which the Foundation keeps alive and has been wisely transmitting over the years.

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City tour in Sintra

A stop in Sintra is mandatory whether one travels to learn, eat, drink, or relax. 

Blending the fantastic with the palatial, Sintra—a picturesque retreat perched in the hills near Lisbon—is a swirl of fairy-tale styles, combining exotic and local architecture with beautiful vistas. 

The Cultural Landscape of Sintra encompasses a narrow mountainous strip with gardens, parks, and monuments. Sintra's gastronomic heritage equals the monuments and landscape heritage in richness and diversity. 

Our Heritage Tour to Sintra, the wonderful town with a surreal mixture of history and fantasy, also protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, includes a private guided walking tour to Sintra historical center. 

Visit Pena Palace, the epitome of the Romantic movement. The park and palace are Portugal's most remarkable examples of 19th-century Romanticism and the most important element in the Cultural Landscape of Sintra. The palace incorporates Moorish architecture, and the park expresses a search for exoticism through long and winding paths and pavilions framed by tree species from every continent. 

After visiting Pena, stop at Cascais, a formerly quaint fishing village that became (along with neighboring Estoril) a popular resort favored by European nobility and kings in the early 20th century. Today it is a colorful cosmopolitan town with elegant pedestrian streets, luxuriant villas, fashionable shops, restaurants, and bars. 

After lunch at one of the best seafood restaurants in the area with a low-lying seafront building that sports a trussed wooden ceiling and large windows that take in views of the occasionally treacherous surf, stop at Queluz.

Enjoy a private guided visit to its Versailles-like palace, the country's finest example of Rococo architecture. 

 

Heritage Tours with Portugal Deluxe

During a Heritage Tour with Portugal Deluxe, one can visit undiscovered places and learn about our ancestor's customs, prevailing traditions, culture, history, and beliefs.

Be escorted by experienced tourist guides packed with ideas of historical sites to visit, things to see and do, and exciting narratives. 

Portugal Deluxe has a wealth of experience organizing and escorting Heritage Tours for over 20 years. Our Luxury Vacations include:

  • Cultural visits;
  • Visiting synagogues;
  • Participating in ancient art workshops;
  • Interacting and engaging with locals;
  • Professional tourist guides assistance;
  • Private driver support;
  • Fine dining combined with local cuisine;
  • Staying in luxury hotels.

Looking for a Portugal Heritage Tour, contact us and get inspired by Portuguese history and traditions, and discover the truth of Portugal behind the scenes.