Madrid & Beyond


Overview

Explore the cultural depths, storied history, and stunning landscapes of Portugal with Madrid & Beyond, a full-service luxury DMC who specializes transformative travel throughout Portugal with combinable itineraries to Spain. With over 20 years of collective experience in the luxury travel industry, their passionate team curates customized, transformative travel for their discerning travelers while paying close attention to their interests and tailoring their itineraries to make each trip very personal. Immerse in the vibrant city of Lisbon with their well-connected guides for a fascinating insider walk through multi-cultural neighborhoods to understand the city’s roots, experience the soulful melodies of fado, and meet local tastemakers from the worlds of fashion, design, and art for a behind-the-scenes tour of their galleries, ateliers, and showrooms. Highlights from Lisbon include a day trip to white hill-top village of Obidós, Cascais and Sintra to see the ancient and historic castles and architecture, sailing on the Tagus River, basking in secluded beaches in Comporta, plus hiking in the beautiful rolling countryside of Alentejo, a bucolic region located southeast of Lisbon, and seeing ancient cork production, olive oil and hand crafts. For oenophiles, a visit to Porto for a sumptuous food tour and wine tasting in the Douro Valley is not to be missed. At Madrid & Beyond, it is all about its people and relationships. Their team is constantly scouting unique and immersive experiences with their extensive network of partners, expert guides and tastemakers.

Accommodations

From charming farm-house properties to bespoke hotels and resorts, Madrid & Beyond has curates and hand-picks its collection of premium accommodations in Portugal. Each property is distinctive and connects guests to its surroundings drawing inspiration from its design, remarkable setting, or biodynamic gastronomy. Their team maintains personal relationships with hoteliers while personally scouting properties to recommend specific accommodations based on their travelers’ preferences.

Amenities

• VIP English-Speaking 24/7 Support
• Dedicated Tour Manager and Concierge Services via Axus
• Expert and Knowledgeable Multilingual Guides & Collaborators
• Extensive Network of Experts and Local Tastemakers
• VIP Meet and Greet, Departure Assistance
• Premium Fleet of Vehicles

Activities

Private Guiding and Specialized Tours:
• Architecture
• Art & History
• Active Outdoors
• Families
• Honeymooners
• Insider Access
• Lifestyle
• Gastronomy
• Jewish Heritage
• Off The Beaten Path
• Nature and Wellness
• Special Celebration Trips
• Traditions & Folklore
• Wines


Regions of Portugal:
• Lisbon & Beyond
• Between Lisbon and Porto
• Porto and The North
• The Douro Valley
• Alentejo
• The Algarve
• The Azores
• Madeira

Madrid & Beyond

Madrid & Beyond crafts customized, luxury vacations for discerning travelers who seek unique and authentic experiences throughout Spain and Portugal, and exclusive insider access to the heart and pulse of the contemporary and historical Iberian Peninsula. This full-service DMC was founded in 1999 by Nigel Hack – a British former history teacher who fell in love with Spain, and has lived in Madrid since the early 90’s. He was joined soon after by hospitality expert Oscar Soler to grow their company’s services. Their network of collaborators includes leading equestrians and renowned art restorers, flamenco guitar-makers, leading graffiti artists, fado musicians, charismatic winery owners, food experts/insiders, innovative chefs and much more. Stunning scenery in vintage cars, spectacular hiking days, by-invitation-only visits to the bull ranch of a legendary bullfighter, breathtaking sailing excursions, or visits to the studios of famous local fashion designers are just a few of the exclusive experiences they can arrange for your clients.

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Location

NEAREST AIRPORT:
Lisbon International Airport (LIS) or Porto Airport (OPO)

Madrid & Beyond and their partners specialize in planning tailor-made FIT itineraries throughout Portugal with contacts located across the country. Their headquarters are located in Lisbon, Portugal and Madrid, Spain.

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