Your 3-hour private tour begins at the hilltop where the Porto Cathedral is located in the historic city centre, the birthplace of Porto. You will see the 12th century Romanesque cathedral & the medieval tower built in the 13th century. Continue your walk towards Aliados avenue to visit the Sao Bento train station, considered one of the most beautiful train stations in Europe. Enjoy a private visit inside the Palácio da Bolsa, the stunning Stock Exchange Palace, a designated World Heritage site by UNESCO. Finish the tour with a stroll along the riverside in the Ribeira neighbourhood, one of the most authentic & charming neighbourhoods in the city.
Begin the full day tour with your private guide with a visit to Sintra, the fairy tale, medieval hillside town. Enjoy a fresh, seaside, seafood lunch at one of our favorite local restaurants, drive along the coast of the Guincho beach before reaching Cascais, a summer palace resort built circa 1900.
Take a walk downtown with your private local guide through the Baixa area that was destroyed during the earthquake of 1755 and then rebuilt by Marques de Pombal. Then it is on to the Chiado neighborhood, Lisbon’s shopping & theatre hub alive with plenty of local culture, cozy bookstores & cafés. Along the way, taste some of the best culinary treats the city has to offer, local craft beer, different local ham & cheeses, port wine, codfish cakes, Rossois de camarao (delicious shrimp turnovers), & finishing with a sweet bite of custard tart.
A guided walk through Lisbon’s city centre, discovering its neighbourhoods, stunning views, meeting tile artisans, learning the history & visiting workshops. You’ll also have the opportunity to put your artistic hats on and paint a tile of your own to take home.
3 hours with your private artisan guide to meet the people behind the traditions that make Madrid what it is. The cape-makers who have clothed Picasso, Carolina Herrera and so many others. Enter the guitar maker’s workshop and learn the difference between the classical Spanish and the flamenco guitar. Visit the workshop of the leather-makers and visit the streets where the artisans first arrived in Madrid.
A 4-hour tour with your private guide to hunt for dragons through Barcelona’s Old Town. Spot the legendary creatures hiding on buildings, staircases & rooftops & learn about their significance in the history of the city. Enjoy a private workshop with master chocolatier, making your own sweet treats such as chocolate lollipops with fruit, nuts & spices.
4 hours, at your own pace, with your private guide to discover the history & culture of Madrid, to see key sites & landmarks, exteriors only, in the historic centre; the Royal Palace, the literary neighbourhood of Las Letras & the medieval Austrias area including the Plaza Mayor.
A 2 hour workshop, where you will put on your artist’s hat & enjoy a private mosaic making class with your personal instructor. Get a brief introduction to modernism & Gaudí, then a short explanation on how to work and handle the mosaic tools. In your private studio, you’ll have the opportunity to create your own Gaudí-inspired piece in shapes such as a salamander, cat, dog and dolphin, among others, using his famous trencadis technique.