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    Artisans of Leisure debuts sophisticated new Portugal tours
    Luxury tour operator Artisans of Leisure is excited to announce new private Portugal tours. The company’s travel specialists have just returned from extensive travels in Portugal, resulting in newly updated tours that feature exclusive insider experiences each day.

    “Portugal is known for beautiful decorative arts, rich history, and fantastic food and wine experiences,” said Ashley Isaacs Ganz, founder and CEO of Artisans of Leisure. “Our private Portugal tours have been designed to highlight the best of the country, such as private tours of renowned Port wine cellars with the owners, behind-the-scenes tours of historic tile factories, stays at beautiful beach resorts and dining at Portugal’s top restaurants.”


    Artisans of Leisure tours in Portugal include insider experiences such as:

    • A tour of Lisbon’s centuries-old shops specializing in candles, gloves, ceramics, linens, gold jewelry, culinary items, antiques and more
    • Visits to the most picturesque viewpoints and a ride on one of Lisbon’s iconic trams
    • Touring along the Porcelain Route to visit world-renowned ceramics studios, villages with tile-covered buildings and other design highlights
    • Private tastings at the most acclaimed Port, Madeira and wine cellars and estates throughout Portugal
    • Behind-the-scenes tours of Portuguese tile and porcelain factories
    • Private visits to the studios of master Portuguese artisans
    • Tours of local specialty food markets
    • Opportunities for active touring including hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and bird-watching excursions in the Douro Valley and on Madeira
    • A private tour to see fossilized dinosaur tracks
    • Private yacht charters around Madeira
    • Expert-led garden tours in the Douro Valley, Porto, Lisbon, Sintra and Madeira


    • Stays at exclusive seaside resorts
    • Private cooking classes with top chefs
    • Tours of Portugal’s noteworthy historic and contemporary architecture with expert private guides
    • Visits to unique landscapes, including the dunes of Cascais and the cork forests of the Alentejo
    • Tours of ancient sites such as the neolithic stones of Almendres Cromlech in the Alentejo and the Roman ruins in Evora
    • Visits to important UNESCO-listed religious and pilgrimage sites
    • Exclusive Jewish touring, including visits to synagogues, touring in historic Jewish neighborhoods, and private meetings with rabbis and members of Lisbon’s Jewish community
    • Decorative arts-focused tours of palaces, churches and museums
    • Reservations at the top gastronomic restaurants and local restaurants

    View Artisans of Leisure’s new Portugal tours here:

    Highlights of Portugal
    Best of Lisbon & Beyond
    Essence of Portugal
    Portugal in Style

    Artisans of Leisure arranges private luxury tours in more than 60 countries worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1 (800) 214-8144.