Monument & Historic Hotels
These hotels are our choice for the Local Culture and Wine tours as they are inherently integrated into the respective tour themes.
Magnificently located in palaces and national monuments, Pousadas are true symbols of the country’s historical heritage, embodying the hospitality tradition of excellence of the largest Portuguese hotel group.
Refurbished by renowned architects with impactful projects, the Pestana Collection hotels express the best of the Portuguese art of welcoming. The Palace Lisboa Hotel & National Monument, the Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage Site, the Pestana Cidadela Cascais Pousada & Art District and the Pestana Palácio do Freixo Pousada & National Monument are all synonymous to timeless comfort, elegance and luxury, providing our guests unique experiences.
Heritage’s are hotels with character, situated in old houses and small historic buildings in the historic centre of Lisbon. With their intimate, welcoming environment, redolent of Portuguese tradition and culture, these are special places to stay that are part of our carefully crafted programme for your visit.
Set in subtropical gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Belmond Reid’s Palace is one of the most elegant hotels in the world and definitely the ultimate place to stay in Funchal. For decades, loyal guests, including the royalty, prime-ministers, actors and distinguished writers have chosen this Hotel & Spa to relax and unwind. Afternoon Tea at the Belmond Reid’s Palace remains a truly special, elegant affair. The Michelin starred restaurant William offers innovative flavors.
Tucked away in the city’s diplomatic quarter, Lisbon’s most traditional and elegant district, Lapa Palace is set in a beautiful sub-tropical garden, with stunning views over Lisbon and the Tagus River. A member of “The leading hotels of the world” Lapa Palace is a resort-style hotel in the heart of the city, just a few minutes from downtown shopping and the most important city’s attractions.
Quinta das Lágrimas, a member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World”, is a retreat of peace and tranquility set within an 18th century palace in the heart of Coimbra. The palace, restored in the Spring of 2016 to all its glory, is now a charming hotel which honors the love story between Inês de Castro and Prince Pedro. The estate’s 12 hectares of botanical gardens are a true Natural Museum with rare trees and specimens from all corners of the world. www.quintadaslagrimas.pt
Tivoli is a Portuguese hotel chain that has known how to preserve its personality, confirming the success of its product and service for decades. From the classic Tivoli Lisboa, a symbol of quality and comfort, located at the very heart of the city, in the cosmopolitan Avenida da Liberdade, to the secluded and ravishing Palácio de Seteais in Sintra, a magnificent example of 17th century architecture, set in an UNESCO landscape heritage, Tivoli hotels are always excellent options for the discerning traveller.
Enjoys an idyllic and tranquil riverside location at the heart of the Douro Valley. With only 43 rooms, the Vintage House is a riverside reverie converted from an 18th century Port wine warehouse. With a classical, stylish interior design, the Vintage House has a cozy atmosphere. Remote and undiscovered, it offers the discerning traveler one of Europe’s most unforgettable vineyard experiences.
A truly unique hotel located in the heart of Porto’s historical district, two steps away from the city’s UNESCO World Heritage area, the Infante de Sagres offers a unique lodging experience for the sophisticated travelers. Member of the “Small Luxury Hotels of the World. www.hotelinfantesagres.pt
Set on a hilltop on the south bank of the Douro river with probably the best view over the city of Porto, The Yeatman is a unique and distinctive landmark in the world of classic luxury hotels. Member of the Relais & Châteaux and with a two Michelin Stars restaurant, The Yeatman has the largest and most comprehensive cellar of Portuguese wines. The final touch is the choice of Caudalie and Vinothérapie treatments for the SPA.
PortoBay Liberdade in Lisbon & PortoBay Flores in Porto are our choice of charming hotels to explore these interesting cities. Set in historic building beautifully restored, offer all the modern comfort in a warm and bright ambience where guests feel like home.
This charming Madeiran quinta, built in the 18th century, is today an elegant and luxury small botanical garden hotel. The lush gardens are absolutely amazing with more than 500 different species of plants which are unique in their variety and natural beauty. Definitely a place not to miss when visiting Madeira !
Talkie Walkie is a company with several years of experience in the fields of art, architecture and education. Talkie Walkie’s innovative approach to tourism is aimed at those who love architecture in general and architecture professionals in particular.
The leading Portuguese company totally dedicated to birding tours. Ornithhologists and birders with a deep knowledge of the bird life in Iberia are our partner for the bird watching programmes. Best spots and privileged views are guaranteed.
This association gathers professionals of gardening and the owners of some of the most beautiful and interesting Portuguese historic gardens to support and promote this unique heritage of Portugal.
AJHP is a natural partner for us, making it possible to take you on the special visits to several privately owned gardens that are included in our garden tours.
Bike in Portugal organizes unique bicycle tours to explore Portugal off the beaten track: memorable experiences and amazing places, always in contact with nature and local culture, await you. The itineraries are meticulously prepared, to give you a tailor-made experience with extreme comfort and incredible surprises!