Duration: 7 days (6 nights)
Group Size: Private groups from 2 people
Phone: +351 226 102 075
"Porto's historic center was considered by UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 and has one of the most beautiful downtowns in the world. Just 100km outside of Porto, you'll find the stunning Douro Valley, the oldest demarcated region in the world, that offers breathtaking landscapes."
Price Per Person from: € 4.400 (based on double occupancy)
The package will include hotels, chauffeur, airport transfers, guided tours or activities, unique wine and gastronomy experiences and support during your trip.
Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.
This tour was designed for you to be able to discover the secrets of Porto and Douro Valley. Walk the magnificent Porto city center and uncover its architecture, food, its people plus the emblematic secular Port Wine Cellars.
On this luxury tour, you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous and renowned wine producing estates, located in the oldest demarcated wine region in the world - Douro. Douro Valley and its Douro River are one of the most appealing destinations in the world right now.
The private river cruise, the cooking workshop and the wine tastings, all guided by locals, will make you treasure this experience in Portugal for a lifetime.
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Breakfast at the Hotel.
The Chauffeur will take you to Folgosa.
You will enjoy a private Douro River Cruise in a sailboat. Douro-à-Vela offers you a new way of discovering Douro, a region of heritage, landscapes and wines that are unique in the world. Aboard the sailing ship Libertu's live moments of intimacy with the nature while you travel with emotion along the history until the times when the rabelos boats moved by the force of the sails. Feel like a true sailor, an integral part of the vessel in a unique environment. Libertu's is a 10, 5 meters (34 ft.) Dehler sailing ship with a 14 meters (45 ft.) mast and with a maximum capacity for 12 people and is luxuriously equipped with 2 rooms, lounge area, kitchen and WC.
Your lunch is waiting at DOC Restaurant. Led by Michelin Star Chef Rui Paula, with modern and creative gastronomy, with Douro flavours. It’s a place of enormous beauty, blending the grandeur of the vineyard covered mountains and the serenity of the Douro river and the riverside villages, only awakened by the regular passage of the train. DOC serves as a window on this breathtaking scenery, making every meal a unique and special moment.
After lunch, we will take you to Real Companhia Velha's crown jewel and the largest wine producing estate in the Douro region, Quinta das Carvalhas. The Vintage Tour is a visit to the Vineyards accompanied by the Quinta das Carvalhas Agricultural Engineer. Join this tour and appreciate a direct contact with nature in the vines, mediterranian forests and gardens, alongside the people who work them. We offer the chance to see the Douro through the eyes of a local and to relish the greatness of the region with a detailed explanation of everything happening at the Quinta. The tour finishes at the wine shop for a tasting of the top Wines of Carvalhas (White, Tinta Francisca, Touriga Nacional & Vinhas Velhas), partnered with a platter of cheeses and finishing with a glass of Port.
Your last visit in the Douro Valley will be at Quinta do Seixo. The wine farm is located in Cima-Corgo, in the heart of the Douro Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following the Douro River from Régua to Pinhão, you can easily discover this old Quinta of the 17th century and its cellar of contemporary design. The view from Quinta do Seixo is breathtaking throughout the year, in a constant change of colour and light. A magnificent landscape, shaped by man in shale terraces, a surprising contrast with the brightness of the Douro River and the view of the picturesque village of Pinhão nearby. The vineyard, with over 100 years, is a true heritage of many traditional Douro grape varieties that still resist to the most harsh conditions and temperatures, producing unique and top quality wines. Guided visit to Quinta do Seixo with an extended tasting of 5 Porto or Douro wines, included the much awarded Sandeman Vau Vintage.
Check-in at The Yeatman Hotel. Occupying a commanding hillside position on the south bank of the River Douro, every room at The Yeatman Hotel enjoys breathtaking, panoramic viewsover the historic center of Porto. It is a haven for wine lovers and the prime destination for those wishing to explore the pleasures of Port, the great classic wine for which the city of Porto is famous.
Wake up at the beautiful Porto landscape and recharge your bateries with a fantastic breakfast at the Hotel. Take your time to enjoy the fabulous hotel.
By foot, head towards the city of Porto through the Dom Luiz I Bridge and enjoy the amazing views.
Lunch will be at a very cosy restaurant, the Traça Restaurant. A restaurant inspired by traditional cuisine of Iberian influence, with a retro decor based on materials such as iron, wood and tile and using antique pieces and furniture, near the most important Heritage in the city.
After lunch you will meet with the Private Guide who will show you the highlights of the city of Porto, beginning in the historic centre we will take you to the Clérigos Tower, designed and decorated by the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni, located near Livraria Lello Bookstore, considered by Lonely Planet one of the three most beautiful bookstores in the world. Across Aliados Avenue, you will find São Bento Railway Station, where you can observe its twenty thousand painted tiles, depicting historical landmarks. Continue to Santa Catarina street where is located the shopping district of the city center, the Bolhão Market, one of the oldest and most traditional markets in the city and the Majestic Café, a place where you must stop, visit and taste the famous “rabanada”. After enjoying one of the most beautiful views of the Douro River from Porto Cathedral, you will visit the Stock Exchange Palace of Porto "Palácio da Bolsa", the building with the most different architectural styles in Porto. Last but not least, you will visit the Church of Saint Francis that is the most prominent Gothic monument in Porto, being also noted for its outstanding Baroque inner decoration. Decorated with exuberant gilt wood work or gold leaf “talha dourada” , this decorative richness covering almost completely the roofs of the aisles, pillars, window frames and chapels and hiding the underlying mediaeval architecture.
Dinner is waiting for you at DOP Restaurant. The restaurant is situated in the Palace of the Arts in the historic city center, classified as World Heritage. This building is full of history. It began as the S. Domingos Convent and remained active since the fourteenth century, as a venue for auctions and council meetings. The concept of the Palace of Arts fits perfectly in the Chef Rui Paula project, who understands the gastronomy field as a creation with a strong cultural component. DOP has been designed to operate as a good taste, space cosmopolitan and yet familiar, and the generator of exciting dining experiences.
Transfer from the Restaurant to the Hotel.
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Breakfast at the hotel.
Your day will begin by the riverside 15 minutes walking distance from the hotel. By foot, you will visit one of the oldest Port Wine Cellar in the world – Ferreira Cellars. Go back to the origins of the Portuguese soul and traditions and discover more about the Dona Antónia, the woman, in the man times, who gave Ferreira its name and prestigious. For small groups, a private visit to the "Hall of Belongings of D. Antonia" and Ferreirinha Museum. Commented wine tasting of five Port Wines Ferreirinha in the "Old Bar", a tasting room with charateristics of the XIX century.
The second stop is at the award-winner Graham's Port Lodge, from the Symington family. Graham’s is still a working cellar. No visit to the Lodge will pass without hearing the sounds of the Coopers’ hammers or seeing the lodgemen collecting samples for the tasting room. The building currently houses over 2,000 pipes (oak casks) and 40 tonels and balseiros (large oak vats) of ageing Port wine, as well as extensive cellars of Vintage Port, ageing in bottle. Here you will have a private tasting in a vintage room. You will have a Private Tour and Tasting of Graham’s Six Grapes, 30 Years Old Tawny and Vintage 2000.
Then you will have a different and enriching experience at Calém Cellars. The Calém brand distinguishes itself in the market for the exceptional quality of its wines, consistency and its century-old history. Its cellars have a great reputation in the wine sector and they stand out as a world reference - One of the most visit cellars in the world. The two greatest icons on the Portuguese culture came together to provide you a different and pleasant evening. You will have a guided tour to the Cálem Cellar and to its ancient traditions, followed by a tasting of Port Wine: White and Special Reserve. Enjoy a Fado concert, with a male and a female voice, accompanied on the traditional way by a Portuguese Guitar and a Classic Guitar.
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"Great Tour in Portugal. Amazing.
Incredible service and top notch activities. The experience at Pacheca and Six Senses restaurant are incredible. I just skipped the helicopter, everything else was superb. One last word for the driver service which was one of the best I have had on all my vacations."
"We had a great time! Other than Iberia airlines and the weather, both of which were out of your control, the trip was perfect. The lodging was fantastic, Gabriel, our driver very accommodating. Always available by phone, never late to pick us up. The food was really good everywhere, especially the chef’s table night at Six Senses...great trip, we definitely would visit Portugal again! Have already found Crasto wine back in Texas!
"From the moment we made the reservation with Mariana, the fantastic service began. Unbeatable service.
Regarding the Hotels, our rooms were kept clean, and we had an amazing view over the Douro River (in two different landscapes)."