Centuries old villas nestled among vineyards, cuisine made with traditional recipes, world class wines and hospitality which the Portuguese are famous for have all the ingredients of a perfect vacation.
We arrange private cooking courses, have at your disposal private guides and luxury transportation, insiders access to many places not always accessible to tourist groups. The vast experience in arranging even the most sophisticated vacations ensures a once-in-a-lifetime journey.
Spain, like Portugal, been a player on the world scene centuries longer than any European country. You will discover the beauty of the Alhambra in Granada, tapas tastings of tantalizing dishes like the simple tomato and olive oil, Spanish tortilla and mussels steamed in butter and olive oil.
Wine tours are ways to discover the vast choices throughout all regions and visits to the buzzing capital of Madrid and more subdued rural areas including the World Heritage cities of Salamanca and Segovia in Castilla y León. During every stop we guarantee you'll find something magical.
" The owner who I knew many years ago in California has done a remarkable job in developing his dream into reality...
I have recommended his services to friends and clients. All have seen beautiful areas of Spain and Portugal that they would have otherwise missed, due to the creativity of the owner who is passionate and determined to deliver the finest guest experience possible..."
- John Douponce, General Manager, Chamberlin Hotel, West Hollywood
In late 1996 Greg Edward moved from Los Angeles to Lisbon, Portugal, several years before the start of the Worlds Fair "Expo 1998" being held in Lisbon, which was one of the most successful World Expos of the 20th century. That year was the beginning of a 20 year experience of living in Portugal, a journey that provides the foundation of starting a personalized travel service to show travelers the magic of both Portugal and Spain through a personal perspective of actually living in these countries, invaluable in arranging truly authentic experiences.
Greg is originally from Michigan. After graduation from university he's resided in Atlanta, Kaanapali Alii (Maui) and Los Angeles before moving to Portugal in 1996, where he remained until early 2016 when he relocated to USA. Greg currently resides full time in the USA and maintains in frequent contact with his adopted countries through leading tours, visiting cherished friends and keeping an apartment in Cascais, Portugal.
VIP Private Travel maintains the highest standards in planning first rate travel experiences to Portugal and Spain.
Dear Greg, You brought history to life with your encyclopaedic knowledge a fascinating country with all the added stories that make the ‘learning’ so interesting. I have been going through your trip notes and realising that we could easily have spent twice the time and still not seen it all.
I marvel at how you came up with such interesting people for us to meet and commend you for having developed and delivering this very personal approach to your travel business in Portugal and Spain.
Vice President American Express Travel (retired) Sydney, Australia