This beautiful piece of land was known for its exuberant forests and its people and their unique traditions. When telling their stories, each visitor usually highlighted a different experience. The water channels, the old tunnels, the linen and cotton embroidery, the food, plentiful and diverse, the wonderful wine, the mild weather, and so on. There were many things to remember and to talk about. So people were always discussing what was the most beautiful item of Madeira. The most important one.
So, one day, someone had an idea. And this was no common someone. The Lady of the Palace was a creative and even more curious mind. She wondered “what if we could create a space that presented Madeira’s singular roots and characteristics?” All these things were put together, so people could experience them and then decide on what should be considered the most amazing ambassador of the island. And the discussion could cease to be. This would have to be a place that mixed traditions and history with new things, because Madeira was always changing, as a living, enchanted organism.
So the Palace of Tomorrow and the Days Before was built.
Discover the best of Madeira in your very own tuk-tuk during this full-day excursion. Alongside your private guide, create an itinerary that suits your group’s interests. Sightsee around Funchal, stop at the fishing village of Camara de Lobos, take in the sights from Cape Girao, stroll through the botanical garden, and more. While you explore, your guide regales you with information about the island and its landmarks.
Uncover the natural splendor surrounding Funchal on this full-day northern wonders Jeep trip. Stay from Funchal’s well-trodden paths in a fully-equipped Jeep to see the awe-inspiring plateaus at Paul da Serra. Admire the natural Porto Moniz pools, formed by volcanic activity long ago, as well as the renowned São Vicente vineyards and Cabo Girao.
It takes 45 minutes to go to Pico do Areeiro from the hotel on a 4×4 jeep. When we arrive and get to a comfortable place, sunrise starts and there’s pure magic happening right in front of us. We are above the clouds and Mother Nature greets us with a display of its splendor. Meanwhile, a special breakfast prepared by our Chef will be served and it will provide us the energy to face breathtaking landscapes while visiting Poiso and Santo da Serra.
Welcome to Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa, the Grande Dame of hotels in central Lisbon, Portugal. A true landmark, delivering exceptional hospitality since 1933. Today, as ever, the place to see and be seen, is a natural meeting point for celebrities, heads of state, and royalty alike.
Shop till you drop in Avenida da Liberdade and Chiado’s luxury stores, or simply unwind by the oasis of the hotel’s unique swimming pool amidst the fronds of its semi-tropical garden. Discover the wealth and variety of rooms and views at our luxury hotel in Lisbon which make each stay an unforgettable experience.
Wining and dining are paramount in the European tradition; join in the thriving and bustling ambiance of the Cervejaria Liberdade and indulge yourself with the best fish and seafood in Lisbon, sourced from the over 800 km of Portuguese coastline. For more relaxed moments, step into the luxurious world of Anantara SPA and discover exceptional pampering.
ACTIVITIES in LISBON
Visit the highlights of Lisbon on this private, full-day tour. This tour takes you to Lisbon’s stunning attractions and monuments and allows you to sightsee at your leisure. Enjoy a relaxing drive aboard a comfy car or van. Enjoy having your own private guide who will take you to local must-see sites.
This private half-day food tour of Lisbon ensures you feast on the best food that Portugal’s capital has to offer. Your gastronome guide handpicks eateries in which to sample Portuguese specialties and traditional drinks: pleasure your palate with delicacies such as ‘pastel de bacalhau‘ (cod croquettes), ‘pastel de nata’ (custard tart), and much more.
During the journey between eateries, enjoy panoramic city vistas and explore Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest neighborhood. Your private tour can be tailored to suit dietary requirements and preferences.
Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel to begin your private Jewish Historical tour of Lisbon. Enrich your knowledge of Lisbon’s rich Jewish heritage on a private half-day tour of Portugal’s capital city.
While listening to history-rich commentary from your guide, you’ll visit Lisbon’s charming old quarters and explore where Lisbon’s Jewish community was settled, and discover how they lived. As you explore Lisbon, you’ll discover the impact that the Jewish community had on Portugal’s history and the influence that remains on Portuguese Society today.
Visit the Synagogue: At the end of the tour, you will visit the Synagogue Ohel Jacob (where you will be received by one of its members).
Set on the absolute waterfront of Cascais’s dramatic Atlantic coastline, Farol Hotel reflects the unique charm of the township. Delightful old-world houses and cobbled streets frame a graceful bay on Portugal’s spectacular Estoril Coast to tell the story of a bygone era. The capital, Lisbon, and the international airport are an easy 35-minute drive along excellent roads. A local train also runs between the city and Cascais.
Lisbon is served by full-service and budget airlines from all the major European hubs, which include Frankfurt, Paris, London, and Zurich plus Stockholm, and Moscow. Arrive fuss-free and in style at Lisbon International Airport with a pre-arranged Farol Hotel limousine to meet you and transfer the short scenic trip to Cascais.
As a proud member of prestigious Design Hotels, Farol Hotel is a wonderfully eclectic composition of adventurous architecture that embraces a remodeled 19th-century private mansion that was once owned by the Count of Cabral, together with unique contemporary additions. The result is an inspiring union of the old and the new.
ACTIVITIES in CASCAIS, PORTUGAL
Start your cruise from Cascais and enjoy the beautiful coastline aboard a new sailboat. Cascais Bay with the picturesque fishing boats, the beaches, the old forts along the shore, and the magnificent views of Sintra makes this tour an unforgettable experience. The sun setting on the horizon is the cherry on top of this amazing “cake”.
This is a must, the tour will go through the highlights of Sintra, old town, Pena Palace, Moorish Castle, National Palace, Quinta da Regaleira, Seteais Palace, and Monserrate Palace.
Then will continue through the vineyard region of Colares to Cabo da Roca, Cascais coastal road, Guincho, Boca do Inferno, and ending in Cascais. We will be provided with historical and local information, so you can learn about the places we will visit.
The tour will take around 7 hours and it includes stops for 2 monuments and sightseeing stops: old town, Cabo da Roca, Boca do Inferno and Cascais. The tour is for private groups of 1 to 8 people. Monument fees and lunch are not included.
Just the 2 of you, on your own private tour in an open-top convertible, visit the beautiful medieval town of Obidos. You will have an opportunity to wander the narrow streets and browse the shops. You can walk through the walls with amazing views of the surrounding countryside and finish your visit drinking traditional Ginjinha de Óbidos (sour cherry brandy), which can be enjoyed in various places from a small chocolate cup.
After walking the streets of Obidos, you can remain there for lunch, OR, with the roof down, drive out to the Obidos Lagoon and have lunch by the beautiful beach of Foz de Arelho.
Once lunch is over, we drive to the town of Mafra with its magnificent palace. Spend time wandering and being in awe of its opulence before enjoying a coffee in the town. Then it is time to return to your accommodation in Cascais via the coastal road.
The hotel is set over the Praia da Rocha cliff with direct access to the beach. It was built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, along with the area’s historical chalets.
After its recent refurbishment, the Bela Vista welcomed the Presidents of the Portuguese Republic Mário Soares and Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa. Both left their comments in the hotel’s Book of Honour.
Built as a private residence for António Júdice de Magalhães Barros, a canning industrialist (1879-1960), it was inaugurated in February 1918, with the President of the Republic Sidónio Pais as a guest of honor. The “Vila de Nossa Senhora das Dores”, where the five daughters of Magalhães Barros grew up, was the scene of memorable parties, with great artists and politicians.
In 1934, this villa was adapted into a hotel by the owner’s cousin, Henrique Bívar Vasconcelos. This is how Bela Vista was born, one of the first hotels in the Algarve.
ACTIVITIES in PORTIMAO, PORTUGAL
Meet your guide in the lobby. Drive a convertible car and follow your guide to discover the Algarve. See Alvor, Lagos, Carvoeiro, Algar Seco, Marinha Beach and secluded bays, fishing villages, a natural tidal lagoon, and historical sites. Enjoy Portugal’s southernmost region and sunny Mediterranean climate during this 5-hour guided tour.