Portugal slips between Spain and the warm tides of the Atlantic, a hidden gem, with a mild climate, that sees 3000 hours of sunshine per year and 850 kms of splendid beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, a country that has the oldest borders in Europe, with an exceptional range of different landscapes. Where tradition and modernity blend together in perfect harmony, Portugal will excite those who enjoy countryside, superb cuisine, fine wines and resorts of the highest quality. Luxury is drawn by the experiences which comes in various forms to you, and the warm hospitality will surely pamper you all through the journey.
On one side we experience the lush vineyards and sprawling olive groves of the Douro Valley, with endless plains and medieval hilltop villages, with the Algarve in the south dotted with un-spoilt sandy beaches, fresh fish and seafood, home to some of the world’s most prestigious golf resorts, set amid breathtaking cliff-top scenery and a warm southern breeze.
Michelin star restaurants show off the very best of Portugal's gourmet cuisine, while traditional restaurants introduce visitors to mouth-watering regional specialties. Blingbird takes you to explore Portugal, a true experiential retreat to explore selective gastronomy, wine tasting, of the beaten stays, chosen best experiences and a new learning at the destination – you will have the option to learn to dive from the best of the instructors of the region of Algarve.
Our main resting points will be Porto, Lisbon, Povoa de Penafirme and Algarve with the best selected five star luxurious properties.
This itinerary will take you through an experience in Porto to explore the Duoro valley’s best wines and Cuisine, along with a stay at Sixth senses, one of the finest resorts of the region. From here you come to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal and weave into a day of exclusive culinary tasting of three restaurants designed by Chef Oliver Da costa (a true celebrated chef) for an exclusive gastronomical delight. An evening ends with a Faro show and not to be missed will be a visit to the soccer Stadium as we are in the region of Cristiano Ronaldo. You then move to an off the beaten location stay and relax as this itself is an experience out there in the countryside.
We then move to Algarve, where adventure sets in and we go private yacht sailing and whale watching. While skipping the routine we shall also go for a learning experience, which is learning to dive. To experience the best of Algarve, we will be exploring the culinary treats to selective restaurants, and a visit to the bee- keeper and cork factory is another icing on the cake.
So let’s take you there..
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