Points of Interest
- Sintra, Cascais, & Estoril
- Between Lisbon & Porto
- Porto and the North
- Eastern Portugal
- Evora and The Alentejo
- Southern Portugal and the Algarve
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Travel to Portugal with Heritage Tours Private Travel
Europe's Last Secret
Heritage Tours Private Travel opens a doorway into a world oft- bypassed by the majority of Americans quick to dismiss one of Europe’s most intriguing, beautiful and hospitable countries. Portugal, to its benefit, is a place for those in-the-know.
Benefit from the unique approach to Portugal that Heritage Tours Private Travel has developed, including exclusive access to closed-to-the-public historic estates, invitations to private homes and our legendary walking tours. Experience an insider’s look at this captivating land with its genuine hospitality. Portugal is, as the Portuguese like to say, a land of gentle ways.
This tiny country once at the edge of the world (the flat world, that is) was a global powerhouse dominating the most important trade routes of the day. Her vast empire brought unimaginable wealth to the royalty of Lisbon, fueling the construction of lavish palaces, enormous monasteries, fortified castles and one of Europe’s oldest universities.
The grasp of this tiny kingdom touched five continents. It stretched from the shores of India to Malaysia to southern Africa. From Macao to Moorish North Africa to gold-rich South America. The influence of Portuguese traders was pervasive—it is believed that tempura was brought to Japan by Portuguese merchants; vindaloo to India by Portuguese colonists and fish and chips to England by Portuguese Jews. In turn, the cultures of all these outposts have influenced Portugal.
Heritage Tours Private Travel offers the sophisticated traveler an entrée to this land small in size, yet extraordinarily rich in history. It is perfect not only for the honeymooner but for all who are romantic at heart. Portugal is one of the last vestiges of old-world Europe. Scenic back roads lead to sun-drenched medieval villages where old men play checkers and old women wear black. Yet the very same Portugal is also a rapidly-emerging hub of winemaking, culinary excellence, fashion and the arts.
Portugal is not a land of the obvious. We like to think that the Portuguese reveal their greatest secrets only to those who take the time to discover them. We like to think that Portugal is Europe’s last secret. The Portugal of Heritage Tours Private Travel is a land of authenticity and warmth. A place not overwhelmed by mass tourism. A land of gentle ways. Call our expert staff at 800 378 4555 to start planning your private custom-designed trip to this land of gentle ways.