Audley Travel Announces Trips Into Portugal and Spain

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Bespoke tour company Audley Travel has announced it will expand its offerings with trips to Portugal and Spain, beginning in mid-July. Audley Travel’s Country Specialists will work directly with clients to design a personalized itinerary tailored to their individual interests. The Europe team’s 30 specialists have lived and traveled extensively in their specific countries of expertise, and can provide insight and in-depth knowledge on the locations.

Experiences in Portugal and Spain include:

Portugal

  • Hear Lisbon’s traditional Fado music while dining on authentic Portuguese cuisine.
  • Hike the wilds of Arrabida Natural Park and have a picnic in a hilltop castle.
  • Journey into the heart of the Alentejo for wine and gourmet food.
  • Uncover Lisbon’s arts-and-culture-rich history, along with its modern and street art scene.
  • Enjoy a private sailing experience to see Lisbon and Belém from the Tagus.
  • Learn the tricks of the trade during a traditional cooking class and market visit in historic Faro.
  • Visit the famed salt pans of Tavira and rejuvenate during a spa experience.
  • Trek along the coastline of the Algarve.
  • Climb aboard an eco-boat for birdwatching in the Rio Formosa nature reserve.
  • Embark on a private cruise on River Douro with a gourmet lunch.
  • Cook a traditional four-course Portuguese meal in a family kitchen, followed by a tour of the family’s estate.
  • Enjoy wine tasting and hiking in the vineyards along the River Douro.

Spain

  • Take a chocolate-themed walking tour of Barcelona.
  • Hit the streets of Barcelona for a bicycle tour of tapas bars.
  • Uncover the hidden wineries of Penedès on a cava tour with a picnic lunch in vineyard.
  • Explore the hidden history of Castilla y Leon.
  • Enjoy lunch in a private gastronomic society in San Sebastian.
  • Cycle through the vineyards of the Rioja to see the Marques de Riscal, followed by a winery lunch.
  • Hike through the mountains of the Rioja to an ancient monastery, followed by winery visit.
  • Visit a family-run Jamón Ibérico farm and where Iberian ham is cured.
  • Visit a family-run boutique olive oil mill for a tour and tasting.
  • Indulge in a ham and sherry gourmet tasting with an expert ham cutter.

For more information, visit www.audleytravel.com.

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