Porto | Lisbon | Alentejo

MAY 25TH to JUNE 2ND, 2024

A wine, culinary, and cultural experience for the unique traveler who expects to be delighted, to be inspired, and to fall in love with the saudade life.


Let's collect moments...

...moments that set our souls on fire

Moments in ...

Beautiful spaces

Where you lay your head matters.

The Saudade Life has hand-selected the hotels and villas where you will be hosted. That means that you can count on a touch of luxury, charm, and Portuguese hospitality in your accommodations.

In beautiful spaces.


Moments through ...

A thoughtfully curated itinerary

For our carefully crafted wine, culinary, and cultural experiences in Portugal, we have selected some of the best ways to see, taste, feel, and explore the moments that will delight you.

Your Itinerary

May 25th to June 2nd


Where magic and allure meet wine and port

3 nights
Douro Valley + Cruise | Guided Walking Tour | Biking or Hiking | World of Wine | Wine and Port Tastings


The heart of Portugal's vibrant scenery

1 night
Obidos Walled Medieval Village | Sixteenth Century Settled Village of Fatima


Old city charm and vibe

4 nights

Lisbon Guided Walking Tour | Portuguese Tile Workshop | Pena Palace Exclusive Access + Private Tour | Cascais


The soul of wine Portugal's country

Day trip

Guided Private Tour Through Evora | Winery Visit + Owner Hosted Lunch

Reserve your spot with a $500 deposit


(per person)

Shared Room

  • Double or single bed
  • One bathroom in shared room

$4,595 per person

Reserve Your Spot

Private Room

  • Single bed
  • Private room and bathroom

$5,495 per person

Reserve your spot with a $500 deposit

Here is what's included:

8 nights in a 4-star or higher hotel

Shared/double + private/single rooms.

Breakfast, some additional meals

As listed on itinerary.

Tours and experiences

Unless otherwise specified.

Transportation between experiences

As listed on itinerary.

Exclusive airport transfers

Porto/arrival + Lisbon/departure

Entrance fees

For listed and included tours.

Your Local Tour Guides + Hosts

Nicole and Sofia, your Hosts. Local Tour Guides.

Tour Guide tips

For experiences listed on the itinerary.

Here is what's NOT included:


We are happy to give you tips on how and where to book your air. See FAQs for more info.

Travel Insurance

We highly recommend travel insurance and can book it for you upon request.

Meals not noted

Some meals are included and stated in the full itinerary. Others are on own.

Personal expenses

Expenses outside of the trip inclusions/itinerary are on own.

Meet your Hosts

Hey there! We are Sofia and Nicole, friends, collaborators, and lovers of Portugal. We met in what we like to call the Europe of the United States, Boston. Well, maybe we are the only ones who call it that :) We are extremely over the moon to be able to collaborate on this Spring Portugal experience!

Sofia is a Europe travel specialist with decades of travel experience under her belt. She is the Founder of Storied Travel, a luxury travel brand for the discerning traveler. Sofia's newfound love for Portugal is a joy to watch and experience through her eyes.

Nicole is a travel marketing specialist and Founder of The Saudade Life. She has been traveling extensively through Portugal for several years and now lives in this very unique country that sets her soul on fire. Nicole likes to think she is on her way to "local" status.

We are excited to have you experience Portugal with us and help you create your own memories.

- Nicole and Sofia



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“ Working with Sofia was incredible in so many ways! She arranged a trip of a lifetime for me and my wife. Every detail was perfect.”

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“Walking the cobblestone streets of Lisbon and Porto with Nicole is an absolute delight! The history lesson, the stops for snacks and drinks, and all the laughs -it is a total vibe ”

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“Sofia not only worked with my wife to create my wife's dream itinerary but even the most minuscule details were taken care of.”

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“Nicole introduced me to Portugal and upon my arrival, I soon discovered that it was the destination I needed but did not know it! I can not wait to return”

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"Nicole is the ultimate Host. Her passion for Portugal allowed us to experience the country in ways we probably wouldn't have without her"

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“Sofia has been a dream to work with. She was very attentive and flexible with the design of my trip. You can’t go wrong working with her and her team.”

On the topic of Saudade.....

What does Saudade mean anyway? 

Well, it can't be summed up into just one English word, but let's try and do it in several: Saudade is a Portuguese word that we like to say describes all the feelings and emotions that make up a life well-lived: nostalgia, intense love, loss, longing, desire, beauty, laughter, exploration, great friends, family, time well spent …. Things found in a great story.


We like to create those stories through travel. 

Like you, we seek out experiences that are not just good for the eyes, but also set our souls on fire; make us fall in love with a destination or a life, and leave us longing for more. That longing for more: more joy, more life, more unique feelings, more experiences .... more saudade.


It's a unique way to travel. An inspiring way to love.


That's it. That is the “why” behind our movement. To travel deep. To create experiences that are impactful and lasting. To carry the experiences of travel and inspiration into our everyday lives. To find beauty, desire, intense love, longing, nostalgia, and laughter in all of it.

Through travel. In Portugal.

Unforgettable Memories Await

A minimal deposit reserves your spot


Is airfare included?

No, airfare is not included in the price of this experience. However, we will be happy to give you tips on how to book your air.

What airport do I fly in and out of?

We suggest that you fly into Porto (OPO) and out of Lisbon (LIS). However, your trip may be taking you elsewhere and you can decide on your arrival and departure airports. Keep in mind that your included airport transfers are based on arrival into Porto and departure out of Lisbon (within particular time ranges. More details once the deposit is made).

Note: depending on your departure airport, you may need to take an overnight flight on May 24th for a May 25th arrival.

Is this a child-friendly trip?

This experience centers around culinary and wine experiences which are not often child-friendly. To get the best out of the inclusions, we suggest that all travelers be at least 18 years old.

Can I add on dates pre and/or post-trip?

Absolutely! We have built relationships with our host hotels and other hotels in Portugal. We would be happy to get you a negotiated rate for your pre and/or post-trip.

Do you have a payment plan?

If you would like a personalized payment schedule, we can provide one upon request via email or direct message.

What is your cancellation policy?

You can cancel within 30 days of your deposit up until January 15th. After 30 days (or after January 15th, your deposit becomes non-refundable but transferrable.

Full/final payment is due 60 days before travel. Please see additional terms here.

The itinerary is subject to change based on external circumstances.

Let's be penpals :)