Lisbon with Architectural Digest

Lisbon melds modern energy and innovation with a rich history. Here, winding avenues traversed by yellow trams evoke a vintage San Francisco, while cobblestoned alleys reveal rows of ceramic-tile façades that glimmer in the Iberian sun. Despite its recent boom in popularity, Lisbon has remained an authentic and down-to-earth escape. On this journey, you will discover what makes the city tick as your guides lead you through hidden doors to explore world-class cuisine, breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage sites, treasures of artisanal craftsmanship and palatial homes formerly belonging to Portuguese royalty.

What to Expect

  • A day trip for a private, after-hours tour of the iconic Palácio da Pena with the palace’s director in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra.
  • A private visit to the Palácio da Fronteira—one of the best-kept secrets of Lisbon—to explore the palace’s opulent interiors and magical gardens.
  • Festive group meals sampling Portuguese cuisine in stunning private homes and top restaurants, including a tasting lunch at the Michelin-starred Feitoria.
  • A day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Évora—known as the “museum city”—with a private visit and lunch at the Cadaval Palace, hosted by the Duchess of Cadaval.
  • Portuguese design and artisanal craftsmanship exploration with private tours of the Foundation of Espirito do Santa Silva and the Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts.
  • Sunset cruise down the Tagus River to see Lisbon’s iconic monuments and architectural marvels.
  • Relax at the Hotel Bairro Alto, one of Lisbon’s most stylish hotels.
  • Add on a post-trip extension to the Douro Valley, the Azores or Spain, planned by Indagare’s expert team.
  • When
    September 9 – 14, 2019
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Art Lovers , Foodies , Intellectuals , Style Mavens

This Journey's Host

Today AD publishes nine international editions, as well as a website, and its brand has immeasurable influence in the world of interior design and style. On this journey, you will be joined by Gay GassmannAD’s Contributing Editor based in Europe. A trained art historian and writer, Gassmann has spent the majority of her life abroad creating a vast network across the worlds of fashion, art and publishing. She has collaborated with The J. Paul Getty Museum, Peter Marino Architect and The New York Times Style Magazine. In addition to being a decorative arts historian, Gassmann works closely with contemporary artists on site-specific projects and contributes art-driven features to Architectural Digest, online and in print. On this journey, you will also be accompanied by Indagare’s founder and CEO, Melissa Biggs Bradley.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    September 9 – 14, 2019
  • Length
    6 days / 5 nights
  • Host
    AD's Gay Gassmann and Melissa Biggs Bradley
  • From


  • Five nights’ stay at the Hotel Bairro Alto in Lisbon
  • All meals and beverages indicated in the itinerary
  • All activities indicated in the itinerary
  • Touring with expert guides, as well as your Indagare and AD hosts
  • The services of our Portugal partners and emergency contacts


  • International air transportation to and from Lisbon, as well as airport transfers and travel insurance
  • Meals not specified and alcoholic beverages other than those included in meals
  • Personal items and expenses, including additional activities
  • All gratuities
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena)
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

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