Artisans of Leisure Debuts New Portugal Tours

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Artisans of Leisure has debuted new private Portugal tours that showcase the country’s food, design, culture, and history. The company’s travel specialists have just returned from extensive travels in Portugal, resulting in newly updated tours that offer 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.”

Artisans of Leisure tours in Portugal include experiences such as:

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  • A tour of Lisbon’s centuries-old shops specializing in candles, gloves, ceramics, linens, gold jewelry, culinary items, antiques and more
  • Visits to scenic viewpoints and a ride on one of Lisbon’s iconic trams
  • Touring along the Porcelain Route to visit ceramics studios, villages with tile-covered buildings and other design highlights
  • Private tastings 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

Additional tours and activities include:

  • Tours of Portugal’s historic and contemporary architecture with expert private guides
  • Visits to Portugese 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

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