Alys Colayera

Portugal Travel Expert

Alys Colayera

Portugal Travel Expert

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Portugal Highlights

Portugal is fast emerging as the perfect cultural and luxurious destination for your next European holiday. With stunningly diverse landscapes, bountiful vineyards and chic cities it's a destination to add to your bucket list.


Sitting snug in the crevice between Spain and the warm tides of the Atlantic, Portugal has all the vibrancy of its neighbor to the east, but with fewer crowds and a number of added hidden gems. Exuding a quiet confidence, a luxury vacation in Portugal lifts the lid on centuries worth of history and accompanies it with a side of delicious simplicity and beautiful scenery.


From its expressive cities to its sun-drenched beaches and all of the lush valleys in-between, Portugal currently reigns as our most desirable and attractive Mediterranean country. In part due to its mouth-watering cuisine and partially due to our love affair with traditional fado music, we have this country to thank for welcoming zest and simplicity back into a sun soaked European vacation. A private tour of this seductive country will see guests discovering the Portuguese lifestyle and history from a handful of vantage points.


Lisbon has some sort of hypnotic essence about it. Sitting under the shadows of Castelo de Sao Jorge, the city smells of salty air, sounds like approaching cable cars, tastes like freshly baked pastel de nata, and embodies everything we love about the European lifestyle. For history lovers and sun seekers alike, our luxury tours of Lisbon include an insiders glance at both the city’s cultural sights and gastronomic delights, as well as a private venture to fairy tale Sintra.


Wine production isn’t the only thing that Portugal’s Douro Valley does tantalizing well. It’s a mecca for the romantic, thanks to its off-the-grid feel, charming mountainside towns and high-end boutique hotels. Whether you stay put in one of regions glamorous resorts or opt to cruise down the river and land in the dazzling city of Porto, a honeymoon to this region of Portugal will be bursting at the seams with phenomenal sunsets, personalized spa treatments, and private winery tours.


While Lisbon, Porto, and the Douro Valley may seem to be on everyone’s bucket list, Black Tomato doesn’t want you to limit your imagination. Thanks to our on-site experts and private local guides, the country’s more unspoilt and rural secrets can be yours to unearth. If you need convincing, a quick search of Portugal’s Alentejo region should do the trick.

Portugal Highlights

Portugal is fast emerging as the perfect cultural and luxurious destination for your next European holiday. With stunningly diverse landscapes, bountiful vineyards and chic cities it's a destination to add to your bucket list.


Portugal has it all. It’s home to some of Europe’s best beaches, a countryside famed for its winding Douro River and renowned wine production, and Lisbon - a city quickly gaining popularity for its vibrancy and personality. For a country boasting such diverse regions, it’s no surprise that there’s a variety of boutique boltholes and five-star resorts we feel are up to par with Black Tomato standards. Find a property of your liking by talking to our in-house Portugal travel expert who knows the landmarks to see and the spots to sleep.


As a country that kisses the Atlantic, the entirety of Portugal's western edge meets postcard perfect beaches worthy of a vacation to Portugal all on their own. In the south of the country, guests will find chic resorts towering over oceanside cliffs and hotels on the brim of the edge of the world - or at least that’s how it feels. Perched above the ocean in quaint Cascais is Hotel Albatroz, a luxury resort ideal for sunbathing, panoramic vistas, and exclusive beach clubs.


Relatively new to the luxury-tourism scene, many of Portugal’s five-star resorts showcase sleek and innovate design that far surpass current competitors. At Black Tomato, our top countryside picks are no exception to this growing trend of aesthetically pleasing, five-star resorts and hotels. Topping our list as most notable is Sublime Comporta, an exquisite country house surrounded by cork and pine trees, boasting pool-side cabanas and unparalleled views.

  • Population Population 10,600.000
  • Capital Capital Lisbon
  • Language Language Portuguese
  • Currency Currency Euro
  • Time difference Time difference GMT 0 | ET+5
  • Expert tip Expert tip

    Explore the Douro Valley, home to ancient vineyards and family owned wineries

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