Private Cruise in the Douro River
From € 2.680 (price per person based on double occupancy) - Jeanneau Prestige 42 S
From € 5.860 (price per person based on double occupancy) - Azimut 62
Price discount for 4 people under request.
Welcome to Portugal. Wine Tourism in Portugal will invite you to discover the amazing Douro Valley aboard a Private Yacht.
After airport formalities at Porto International Airport (OPO) or pick-up at your hotel in Porto, you will be transferred, by deluxe vehicle with an English-speaking Chauffeur to the Freixo Marina.
Until 10 am, check-in and Boarding at Freixo Marina quay
Departure to Régua.
Crestuma-Lever Dam (sluice rises 14 m).
Lunch is served on board.
Carrapatelo Dam (sluice rises 35 m).
Arrival at Régua. Leisure time in the city.
Dinner is waiting for you at Castas & Pratos Restaurant. Castas e Pratos, CP for short, results from the will of Edgar Gouveia and Manuel Osório, two entrepreneurs joined by family ties and motivated by the ambition to create an innovative and distinctive project, combined with the passion for the Douro. Thus was born Castas e Pratos, a restaurant located in a historic space, in the old warehouses of CP, the Portuguese Railways, in Régua, luxuriously renovated with all the necessary comfort to make you aware of the best of the region of the Douro.
End of day.
Wake up to the beautiful Douro landscape and recharge your batteries with a fantastic breakfast served on board.
Departing from Régua quay to Quinta de Ventozelo's pier
Régua dam (sluice rises 28 m). Arrival at Quinta de Ventozelo's pier.
You will discover one of the finnest Quintas in the Douro Valley - Quinta de Ventozelo. The Quinta was once farmed by Cistercian monks who inhabited the region in the Middle Age. The monks transformed local agriculture and began the production of port wine. One of the largest and oldest of the Douro estates, it has passed through different hands down the centuries, each molding and transforming it into what it is today. You will have a visit to the Museum, Cellar, and a Wine tasting.
Lunch will be served at Cantina de Ventozelo Restaurant. The traditional flavors of Douro and Trás-os-Montes and the Quinta de Ventozelo products will be served. By the terrace, looking at Quinta de Ventozelo and Douro River, food has new flauvor! Housed in the former workers’ dining hall, Cantina de Ventozelo with the help of Chef Miguel Castro e Silva combines traditional recipes with new techniques for a menu inspired by the comfort food that used to nourish farm workers during the olden days and a more refined dinner menu that can be paired with Ventozelo’s own Douro and port wines.
Back to the Quinta de Ventozelo's pier.
The cruise Quinta de Ventozelo's pier - Tua - Pinhão, is one of the highlights of this Tour. Be amazed by the scenarios that the Douro has to offer.
Back to Pinhão, your private transfer is waiting for you.
You will have a visit and wine tasting at Quinta de La Rosa Winery. Here is produced the wine that is provided to some of the most important Restaurants and Retailers all over the world. Quinta de La Rosa was built in an unusual location, on a hill with steep stairs that connect the different levels besides the Douro River. The Bergqvist family has been making Port wine since 1815. The Quinta de La Rosa estate was offered as a baptism gift to Claire Feuheerd, Sophia's grandmother, in 1906.
Dinner will be served at Cozinha da Clara, Quinta de la Rosa's Restaurant. With fabulous views over the river, Quinta de la Rosa's Restaurant was opened in the summer of 2017. The philosophy of Cozinha da Clara is to serve local Portuguese cuisine at its best – simplicity is the key, including a touch of the family’s heritage, by adding some of Claire’s favorite recipes. The executive chef, Pedro Cardoso, has worked in the Douro for over 10 years. Using locally sourced products and vegetables from the garden, Chef Pedro has developed many of his recipes from the Tras-os-Montes.
You will be transferred back to the Yacht. Accommodation aboard.
End of day.
Breakfast served on board
Departing from Pinhão quay to Porto.
Stop at Régua Pier.
You will be transferred to Quinta da Pacheca.
You will discover Quinta da Pacheca Cellar. The Quinta stands out for having been the first to bottle wine under its own brand. The first reference to the Quinta is in a document dated 17th April 1738, where it is called "the Pacheca". Enjoy the guided visit to the Vineyards and cellar with a wine tasting of Douro and Port wines.
Lunch will be served at Quinta da Pacheca Restaurant. The Restaurant offers a touch of luxury and gourmet and a search for constant quality while keeping the true essence of the traditional Portuguese cuisine. Always prepared with fresh products of the land, the restaurant dishes are a real temptation. The delicious gourmet dishes of the restaurant are perfectly harmonized with the award-winning wines of Quinta da Pacheca, making the meals a unique experience.
You will be transferred back to the Yacht.
Crestuma - Lever dam.
Arrival at Porto
Check-out is followed by a private transfer to your Hotel in Porto or Porto International Airport (OPO).
End of the Tour
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