Made for Spain & Portugal (PORTUGAL DMC)

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Claudio Coello 65 Primero, 28001 Madrid, Spain
Tel: 01134 (0) 91 448 72 75   Fax: 01134 (0) 91 448 45 81
Email: jh@madeforspainandportugal.com   Website: www.madeforspainandportugal.com

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Joanna’s Comments

It is welcome news that Made for Spain will now extend their experience in itinerary planning to cover Portugal as well as Spain. Portugal lies along the Atlantic coast of the Iberian Peninsula in Southwestern Europe. It shares a border with Spain to the north and to the east. The country, which includes the archipelagoes of Madeira and the Azores, has a population of over 10 million people. Colonizers and explorers such as Prince Henry the Navigator and Vasco de Gama led Portugal to become a world power in the 16th and 17th century, ruling vast lands in Africa, South America, the Middle East and Asia. Today Portugal is a peaceful democracy and a member of NATO and the European Union.   The countryside varies greatly, with beautiful plains, mountain ranges, vineyard-covered hillsides and a rugged coastline dotted with pretty fishing villages. To the south, the Algarve region offers calmer waters and beautiful beaches for sunning and relaxing; it is famous, too, for its golf courses and resort hotels. At the western end of the Algarve the Atlantic beaches offer some of the best surfing in Europe. Being a largely coastal country, Portugal boasts superb fresh seafood and the wines to go with it. Visitors to Portugal make endless discoveries ­­­– fascinating history, picturesque towns, interesting churches, haunting music and surprisingly rich art museums. A very warm welcome awaits you in Portugal.

Made for Spain has been nominated for Best DMC in the World by Luxury Travel Advisor Magazine.

Virginia Irurita – Founder & Co-Owner
*Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist for SPAIN yearly since2004
*Travel + Leisure A-List Agent for SPAIN  since 2009 and for PORTUGAL as Other Specialities since 2015

Special Promotions

A PORTUGESE WINE EXPERIENCE

Alentejo is a beautiful area of Portugal that produces amazing wines and is located very near Lisboa.

Explore the grounds and the gorgeous walled garden, a spectacular oasis filled with palm trees and stories of the aristocrats that once spent hot summer afternoons within its cool walls. You will then make your way inside the iconic home, where you will be treated to some of the most wonderful examples of Portuguese tile and regional marble works. This palace-like 18th-century estate is world-renowned not only for its beauty, but also for its history and the quality of its wines. At one point in history, it was acquired by a King as a gift for his lover, a lady of the court, with whom he was madly in love. The love story is now commemorated in the estate’s and its wine’s name. 

€789 for 2 people

This promotion includes:

Transfer from Lisboa

Visit to the winery

Wine tasting and Portugese lunch in the palace with the owner.

The above is a long half-day tour that is inclusive of 10% commission for the travel agent and is valid thru 30 December 2017. This promotion is subject to availability and change.

unique experiences in portugal
Porto Lifestyle Tour – See Porto through the eyes of a local. Your host, Madalena Leite de Castro, comes from one of the most renowned families in the Porto wine world.  Madalena’s favorite activities in Porto include walking by the river and sea, discovering “the” new places downtown and enjoying Portugal’s delicious food and wine. Experiences that she defines as unforgettable. (Approximate Duration: 5 hours and 30 minutes)
Half Day Visit and Wine Experience at a Douro Valley Manor House – Visiting this estate is a walk back in time. The manor house dates from 14th century up to 19th.  All wines are produced with a great range of grapes’ varieties such as Loureiro, Arinto, Trajadura, Fernão Pires or Sauvignon Blanc among others and its commonly known for its production of high quality Vinho Verde wines.  You will have the opportunity to understand and acknowledge wine production methods and all about the family history. Your visit will end with a wine tasting of the wines produced on-site. (Approximate Duration: 2 hours and 45 minutes)
Private Lunch in the Lisboa Home of Luisa Calem – Learn firsthand about the Portuguese culture from our friend, Luisa Cálem, whom will welcome you in her private apartment in Lisboa for dinner and an insider’s look into Portuguese life. Luisa belongs to the fifth generation of a prominent port wine family. She maintains close contact with the main wine producers in Portugal and a wide and most fruitful knowledge of the wine areas, the quintas, the producers and of course, the wines, and will be happy to share all with you over a spectacular meal. (Approximate Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes)
Private Dinner and Fado Show at a Sintra Quinta – Enjoy a fado show with a renowned singer in the privacy of his home.  With an artistic personality and family tradition linked to the arts and culture,  he started his successful fado singing career in 1986, both in Portugal and internationally.  Visit the premises of a private 18th-century quinta and learn about its history. Afterwards, enjoy a private traditional Portuguese dinner in one of the stunning dining rooms of the quinta and a fado show performed by your host, accompanied by a Portuguese and a classical guitar. (Approximate Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes)

Please reach out directly to Made for Spain & Portugal for more details on the above and additional experiences.  All of these promotions are subject to availability and change.

Sample Itineraries

Itinerary Proposal for Portugal, 1 Click here to view sample itinerary.

Itinerary Proposal for Portugal, 2 Click here to view sample itinerary.

Jewish Heritage of Iberia Click here to view sample itinerary.

General Information

OWNER / OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Alonso Álvarez de Toledo

OWNER / SALES & MARKETING DIRECTOR
Virginia Irurita

Made for Spain in Portugal Can Provide:

  • FITs
  • Shore Excursions
  • Cars and Drivers
  • Hotel/Restaurant Bookings
  • Guided Tours
  • Architecture/Art Tours
  • River Cruises on the Douro River
  • Port Wine Tastings
  • Biking/Hiking
  • Cooking Classes
  • Fishing Trips
  • Surfing Guides
  • Fado Concerts
  • Private and Exclusive Venues
  • Weddings/Honeymoons
  • Lifestyle Tours