Lindeza. It means prettiness in Portuguese. And it's the best way to describe what you'll see as you hike through Sintra and into the Douro River Valley. Breathtaking natural beauty. Green hills rolling down to the dazzling Atlantic coast. Moorish castles and pastel palaces. Richly colored red wines and the champagne hues of vinho verde. From Lisbon to Porto. Que lindeza. What prettiness.
1-2 Start your journey in Lisbon, an ancient city experiencing a renaissance | Hike past whitewashed houses splashed with blue tile and red terra cotta | Adventure into the countryside, passing windmills, sleepy villages and Roman ghost towns | Discover Sintra's fairy-tale landscape and architectural highlights on an epic hike | Complete the day with flavorful Portuguese cuisine and wines.
3-4 Take an exclusive tour of Pena Palace | Sip coffee at the spectacular Chalet Condessa d'Edla, once a holiday home for Portuguese royalty | Journey to Porto, where a sensational experience awaits at our vineyard-ensconced hotel and spa | Hike quiet paths across Roman bridges, along a river and through peaceful forest | Get to know the authentic Minho town of Amarante, named for its fabled history as a romantic getaway.
5-6 Wake up with a morning stroll in the awe-inspiring Douro Valley | Hike along an ancient railway and be welcomed like family for lunch and wine-tasting at a traditional farm | Admire terraced vineyards amid a vast green landscape nurtured by the famous Douro River | Raise a toast to an incredible adventure before a Michelin-starred dinner at Casa da Calçada | Extend your stay in Porto, a World Heritage city with splendid architecture and a rich history.