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14-Day Luxury Tour in Portugal

Tour Highlight
Cruise in Douro River

Starting Point
Lisbon

Transportation
Private Driver

This tour was designed thinking about you. You, that love the Portuguese wine, food and culture, will be able to discover the secrets of Port and Douro wine and the cultural richness of Lisbon, Évora and Porto, its monuments, architecture, food, its people and the most emblematic places.

In this 14 days tour, you will also have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous and renowned wine producing estates, located in the Alentejo and the oldest wine demarcated region in the world - The Douro Valley.

Visit the most emblematic points of interest in Lisbon and Porto “best European Destination 2017”, the Alentejo “best wine region to visit” and Douro Valley - the oldest wine demarcated region in the world.

Prices and Available Options:

From € 6.350 (based on double occupancy)

The price is customized based on final hotel choices, travel dates, and other custom preferences.

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  • Pick up in Lisbon or Lisbon International Airport (LIS) and Drop off in Porto or Porto International Airport (OPO) 
  • Transfers when mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking Private driver/guide in a car of superior range Mercedes when mentioned in the itinerary
  • Drive/Walking tours with private driver mentioned in the itinerary
  • 4 Nights Accommodation in a Double Room or similar at Avenida Palace Hotel
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in a Design Room or similar At Convento do Espinheiro
  • 4 Nights Accommodation in a Superior Room or similar at Quinta do Vallado
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in a Double Room or similar at Pestana Vintage Porto
  • 13 Breakfasts mentioned in the itinerary
  • 2 Guided visits with Wine tastings at 2 of the best Port Wine Cellars
  • 1 Guided visit with Wine tasting at 1 of the best Wineries in Lisbon Wine Region
  • 2 Guided visits with Wine tasting at 2 of the best Cellars in Península de Setúbal
  • 3 Guided Tours with Wine tasting at 3 of the best Wineries in the Alentejo
  • 1 Guided visit with olive oil tasting at 1 of the best Estates in the Alentejo
  • 4 Guided visits with Wine tasting at 4 of the best “Quintas” Wineries in the Douro Valley
  • 10 Lunches with pre-set menu and drinks
  • 2 Dinners with pre-set menu and drinks
  • 2-hour Cruise in the Douro River 
  • 15 minute Pottery workshop
  • All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal


  • Personal expenses 
  • Monuments entrance fees (Available to purchase at the entrance)
  • Tips
  • Other services not included in the itinerary

Terms and Conditions:

  • Subject to confirmation according to availability. You will receive an email with the details of the reservation and after that (in a 48h period), a confirmation email.
  • The confirmation Voucher includes complete information about the tour operator including contacts and directions.
  • Reservation guaranteed with a credit card number.
  • Tax is already included according to the legal tax in Portugal.
  • Any supplements are paid separately.
  • Payment: 50% of the total amount of the tour in the booking confirmation. 50% of the total amount of the tour at 45 days prior to the beginning of the tour. Or 100% of the total amount of the tour in the booking confirmation if less than 45 days prior to the beginning of the tour.
  • Cancellation: Cancellations up to 45 days prior the Tour: Non-refundable deposit (up to € 1.000 the deposit will be the total amount). Cancellations less than 45 days prior the Tour or no show: 100% of the total booking will be charged.
  • No show: 100% of the total booking price will be charged.
  • In the case of a force majeure event (are considered effects of force majeure event as follows: natural phenomena, natural disasters, fires, heavy rains, floods, volcanic eruptions, traffic accident, hostilities or any local or national emergencies; invasions; obedience to any order or application of any competent authority or any other public authority, decision or government intervention, military action, revolutions, strikes, civil disorder, transport reduction; closed airports or any other event, circumstance or exceptional and catastrophic emergency that makes it impossible, illegal or prevents customers traveling) the company WINTP - Wine Tourism in Portugal Lda. will not be held responsible for customers affected by the force majeure event, nor shall reimburse, or shall pay any fees, costs, expenses or any other value, booking changes or cancellations, per: a) any cancellation or change of reservation made by customers because of the force majeure event or; b) because it was not used part of the reserve due to the force majeure event.

Day 1 – Arrival to Portugal

Welcome to Portugal. Wine Tourism in Portugal will invite you to discover this amazing Country.

After airport formalities at Lisbon International Airport (LIS), you will be collected outside customs and transferred to the Hotel, by an English speaking Chauffeur in a deluxe vehicle.

Check-in at Avenida Palace Hotel. The Hotel Avenida Palace, located in the centre of Lisbon close to the Bairro Alto and Chiado, is a 5 star Hotel where luxury and a unique charm intersect. The hotel is an historical heritage of the city.

Dinnerwill be served in a bold and innovative restaurant, Sommelier Lisbon Wine Restaurant. More than a restaurant, it's a family of wine lovers, a place where you can relax, share ideas, have fun and meet new friends. The dining area is tastefully decorated with sofas, chairs and armchairs made in Portugal, and the idea is to create an atmosphere to chill out among friends. The menu offers Portuguese cuisine with a few international influences that goes well with the wine.

Drop-off at the Hotel

End of day


Day 2 – Discover the main cultural highlights in Lisbon

Breakfast at the Hotel.

The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.

You will have a Drive/Walking Tour in Lisbon with private driver. The city has a great diversity and cultural depth. In Lisbon's historic centre we will take you to Lisbon's Cathedral, the only building that survived the 1755 earthquake. Afterwards, we go up one of Lisbon's seven hills, in the Alfama neighbourhood you will find São Jorge Castel, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the city. After the Castel, you will discover The National Tile museum that is is set in Madre de Deus Convent, founded in 1509 and its collections allow a journey through the history of tile, from 15th century till present days. Then, you will discover the renovated "baixa pombalina", where you will find the ultra-luxurious Avenida da Liberdade (where shoppers will find Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Onofre. Armani, Zadig & Voltaire and Tod’s) the Rua Augusta Arch, the Santa Justa Lift and Comércio Square. Your final visit will be at the stylish district of Chiado home to Café a Brasileira and sip on bica—Portuguese espresso—to admire the stunning brass-and-wood Art Nouveau interior, preferred haunt of intellectuals and artists (including Fernando Pessoa and Almada Negreiros) since the early nineteenth century, the seductive appeal of the Chiado, a neighbourhood evoking the bourgeois tastes of 19th century Lisbon.

Lunch will be served at Solar dos Presuntos. “Whoever comes into this home, enters their own home”. This was the feeling prevailing back on 30st October 1974 when Solar dos Presuntos first threw open its doors. And that is how it remains after some four decades dedicated to the very best traditions in Portuguese cuisine with a Minho inspiration.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a drive/walking tour in Belém with private driver, a charming district to the west of Lisbon, and is the setting for many of the city’s most iconic tourist attractions. Originally, Belem was the location of Lisbon’s shipyards and docks, and from here departed the 15th-century voyages that discovered the sea routes to India, East Africa and Brazil. This rich seafaring heritage is commemorated in Belem, along with extravagant buildings that were funded by the vast wealth that flowed into Portugal. Belem offers outstanding tourist attractions like Torre de Belem, Lisbon’s most famous and photographed monument, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos the greatest example of the Manueline style of architecture and the imposing Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a monument to the 15th-century Portuguese explorers, and its panoramic roof top viewpoint. The Coach Museum was an initiative of Queen D. Amélia de Orléans e Bragança, wife of King D. Carlos I (1889-1908), who inaugurated it in 1905. It contains an exceptional and unique collection of richly adorned royal vehicles and the new National Coach Museum building that houses the most representative part of the collection.

Drop-off at the Hotel

End of day


Day 3 – World-renowned Sintra

Breakfast at the Hotel.

The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.

You will visit Colares Wine Cellar. Located between Sintra Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, Colares has been an Appellation Origin since 1908, being the westernmost demarcated region of continental Europe. Its beautiful building dates back to the late of 19th century, with an imposing interior housing wooden barrels, casks and vats totaling more than 1 million litters capacity. Visit to the winemaking and stage facilities, with an explanation of the process, followed by wine tasting in the main cellar and winery shop.

Lunch will be served at Incomum Restaurant. This gastronomic space, owned by Chef Luis Santos, has to offer plenty of creative suggestions. An elegant and refined atmosphere, this all in a contemporary and relaxed welcoming space with an expert staff always ready in the art of good service and hospitality.

Continue your tour towards Sintra. You will have a drive/Walking tour with private driver. Sintra, the Moon Hill, is a place full of magic and mystery, where Nature and Man have combined in such a perfect symbiosis that UNESCO has granted it Word Heritage Site status. Fall in love with some of the most romantic and astonishing Palaces in Portugal. The sumptuous and wonderfully atmospheric National Palace of Pena and its Gardens, which appears as a wild fantasy of domes, towers, ramparts and walkways. The Quinta da Ragaleira,this is a 19th century palace, although it looks older, boasting impressive decorations laden with Masonic references, the gardens of Seteais Palace and the Castel of the Moors, built in the nineth century.

Drop-off at the Hotel.

End of day


Day 4 – Península de Setúbal wine region

Breakfast at the hotel.

The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.

First stop will be at the Palace, Museum and Quinta da Bacalhôa. We will give you the opportunity to visit one of the most emblematic wine producing estates in the region, not only because of its awarded wines, but also because of the beautiful framework of the estate and Palace, from the 14th century. Discover a privileged landscape passing along the gardens and the vineyards to the lake house, where you can find the first tile dated in Portugal and discover the unique pieces of art of the private art collection of the Comendador. The experience includes a visit to the Palace, Bacalhôa Museum and ends with a wine tasting.

Lunch is waiting for you at By The Wine - Azeitão. This is the second flagship store of the company inside a Manor House in Vila Nogueira de Azeitão. It’s a relaxing and cosmopolitan space with a carefully selected range of dishes that leaves no one indifferent. The offer combines the availability of all of the wines from José Maria da Fonseca "by the glass” as well as by the bottle and also a range of local food delicacies.

Then, you will visit José Maria da Fonseca, established in 1834, José Maria da Fonseca is one of the leaders in the areas of production and sale of table and fortified wines. This brand is marketed in more than 70 countries.Built in the XIX century, the House Museum was restored in 1923 by the Swiss architect Ernesto Korrodi and was the residence of the Soares Franco family until 1974. With a façade and gardens of very special beauty, the House Museum has always been associated to the image of José Maria da Fonseca. Visit to the House Museum and a 6 Wine Tasting, two White Wines, two Red Wines and two Setubal Muscats.

Drop-off at the Hotel

End of day

Day 5 – Discover Alentejo

Breakfast at the Hotel followed by Check-out.

The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.

You will enjoy a drive/walking Tour with private driver in Évora. World Heritage Site by UNESCO, well-preserved historic center is one of the richest monuments in Portugal, worth the epithet of City-Museum. The Roman Temple of Évora, one of the most important Roman monuments in Portugal. It is located at the highest point of the city. It is thought to have been created around the 1st century to honor the Emperor Augustus, but later came to be known as the Temple of Diana. The Cathedral built between the 13th and 14th centuries in Gothic style, it is one of the most important medieval cathedrals in the country. In the 14th century a cloister was built and the statues of the apostles of the main portal, the masterpiece of Portuguese medieval sculpture, were carved. The Church of San Francisco was reconstructed from the reign of D. João II and finished in the time of D. Manuel. Its architecture and decoration mixes the Gothic, Mudejar and Manueline styles. The Chapel of the Bones located in the Church of San Francisco, was built in the eighteenth century and is entirely lined with human bones. It is known by the famous phrase written at the entrance "We bones that here are, for yours await".

Drop-off at the Hotel

Check-in at the Convento do Espinheiro, A Luxury Collection Hotel & SPA, a former Convent of the fifteenth century which is filled with sacred art, tiles and frescoed ceiling. Build in the XV century, Convento do Espinheiro was since early fascinating because its history, charm and rare beauty. Through centuries was one spot of election by the royal family whenever they moved to Évora. Enjoy the Hotel facilities.

Dinner will be served at Divinus Restaurant. Inside this 15th century monument, the Divinus Restaurant is located in the old cellar of the convent, where the symbiosis between history, authenticity and gastronomy is perfect. The Chef interprets the Alentejo cuisine with great passion, taking it as his starting point of the original recipes of this gastronomy and treating each delicacy as unique, he challenges the imagination and creates his fusion dishes inspired by the Alentejo.

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Day 6 – Renowned wineries in the Alentejo

Breakfast at the hotel.

The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.

You will discover Monte da Ravasqueira where you can find a modern wine production inspired by Napa Valley. The Vineyard is located in the municipality of Arraiolos, where you will have the opportunity to visit one of the most traditional wine producing estates in the Alentejo region. In a guided tour you will be able to learn more about the raw material, going through the vineyards, and bottling line, at the end, you will enjoy Lunch and a visit to the Carriage Driving Museum, one of the best carriage private collections in the country.

After the experience you will enjoy a drive/walking Tour to Arraiolos Village with private driver. Arraiolos is a pleasant Alentejo town, whose foundation dates back to the second century BC. The mediaeval castle was built at the orders of D. Dinis (1279-1325), although the town soon spread beyond its walls. An important part of the town's artistic heritage is the sixteenth-century Salvador church, with some extremely beautiful paintings. The name of this town is well known internationally thanks to the famous Arraiolos carpets, which are produced here by the local craftsmen and women, having been referred to in documents as long ago as the sixteenth century.

After the visit, you will find Cartuxa Wine Cellar. Located in the former refectory of the Jesuit retirement home, they taught at the University of Évora in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. With his expulsion in 1759, by order of the Marquis of Pombal, the property became part of the state, starting a few years later, in 1776, working as an important mill of wine absorbed the wine production in the region. Acquired in the nineteenth century by Eugénio de Almeida family, the Cartuxa Cellar has undergone several renovations and expansions over time, preserving the richness of its architectural and historical memory. Visit to the cellar and 3 wines tasting, selected by the customer, of the full range of Eugénio de Almeida Foundation (except Pera Manca Tinto) accompanied by sausage, cheese, jam region and others delicacies. The experience also includes olive oil tasting.

Drop-off at the Hotel

End of day


Day 7 – Pottery, Olive oil and Food

Breakfast at the hotel.

The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.

There must be 20 pottery shops in São Pedro do Corval, the best town for pottery in all of the country. The pottery is exquisite, the painting is beautiful. If you want a real souvenir from Portugal, this is the place to get it. At Olaria Patalim, each item is made and fired there and then hand painted. You will have a 15 minute workshop where you can put your hands in the clay and make a piece or paint, you can also watch the whole process as you shop. You will find the basic pottery and one-of-a-kind pieces for collectors. (The translation will be done by the driver).

Then, you will visit São Lourenço do Barrocal. In the same family for over 200 years São Lourenço Barrocal has its heart in a former Alentejo hill. Under the influence of Alqueva Lake, the climate of São Lourenço do Barrocal alternates between hot, dry days and cool, damp nights. The meticulous work of the winemaker Susana Esteban with the varieties Touriga Nacional and Alicante Bouschet results in a Reserva Tinto and others red wines, rich and mature wines, and elegant white, matching, too, foreign varieties. Learn more about the grape varieties grown in the estate and the different methods of production while tasting the wines.

Lunch is waiting for you at Esporão Restaurant. The Herdade adopted a young and enthusiast kitchen's team that privileges the traditional gastronomy and the typical dishes of this region although not neglecting some contemporaneity, managing a cuisine that meets and exceeds the highest standards of quality and functionality.

Then, you will visit the world-renowned Herdade do Esporão olive oil production. The Herdade presents itself as an Estate steeped in history, producer of outstanding quality wines. The Esporão vines are located in the heart of Reguengos de Monsaraz, where wines are more balanced and seductive, simultaneously thriving and pleasant, luxuriant and with a good ageing potential. Visit the Mill with a specialized technician and know the most innovative processes applied in the production of Esporão olive oil. Includes technical proof of the entire portfolio of Esporão olive oils.

Drop-off at the Hotel

End of day


Day 8 – Discover the Douro Valley

Breakfast at the Hotel followed by check-out.

The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.

On your way to the Douro Valley, you will have a drive/walking tour with private driver in Coimbra. You should visit the Coimbra’s University where you might find some students dressed with its traditional black capes with black cassock, the Old Cathedral from 1139, the historic downtown and the Santa Clara Monastery.

Check-in at the Quinta do Vallado that is the ideal retreat in the Douro, where peace, tranquility, elegance and comfort are just some of the adjectives to describe the unique facilities prepared for you. It belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira and remains to this day as property of her descendants. For nearly 200 years the Quinta do Vallado was primarily engaged in the production of Port wine, subsequently marketed by Casas Ferreira (that belonged to the Family).

Drop-off at the Hotel

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Day 9 - Renowned wineries in the Douro Valley

Breakfast at the Hotel

The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.

You will discover Quinta do Crasto. Out of 1,500 wineries nominated around the world for the World’s Best Vineyard, Quinta do Crasto was selected as the #4 top vineyard worldwide. The Quinta is owned by the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for more than a century. Its origin dates back to the 19th century. The first known references date back to 1615. One of the greatest acknowledgments came in 2008, when Wine Spectator, an international reference of the sector, considered Quinta do Crasto Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2005, coming from vineyards with 70 years, the third best wine in the world that year, giving it a rating of 95 in one hundred points. Since then, this wine has always been in the Top 100 of the American publication. Visit the vineyards, including the famous old vineyards of Quinta do Crasto, a winery and a barrel cellar. After the visit you will have a tasting of 5 wines, duly presented by a manager of Quinta do Crasto.

Lunch will be served at Conceitus Restaurant. Indulge yourself with the delicacies that Quinta Nova’s restaurant team has to offer. The menu appeals to the senses and emotions, in a relaxed and curious way. The proposals are different every day, be guided by the inspiration of Chef José Pinto.

Then you will visit Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House “one of the 9 must-see wineries in the world” – distinguished by American Airlines. Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a place of extreme beauty in the heart of the Douro and it's owned by the Amorim family since 1999. But this property is prior to 1764 and a historical research confirms it as a great land belonging to the Portuguese Royal Family. You will visit in detail all production of wines, vineyard, winery of 1764, underground wine cellar and end with a Reserve wine tasting.

Drop-off at the Hotel

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Day 10 – Cruise in the Douro River and Lamego

Breakfast at the hotel.

The Chauffeur is waiting for you at the Hotel lobby.

Sail on board of a private cruise on the Douro River. On board the Libertu’s sail boat, experience the Portuguese history and feel the nature as it travels through the Douro River as a traditional Rabelo boat moved through the force of the sails. Be amazed by the scenarios that Douro has to offer.

Lunch is waiting at DOC Restaurant. Led by Michelin Starred Chef Rui Paula, with modern and creative gastronomy, with Douro flavors. 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 passage of the train. DOC serves as a window on this breathtaking scenery, making every meal a unique and special moment.

After lunch, you will enjoy a cultural break in Lamego, a drive/walking Tour with private driver. The culture, architecture, heritage, historical center justify a visit. Discover the Lamego Castel, within the urban area, Ex-LIBRIS of the town. The construction of the castle began in the 13Th Century with the goal of protecting the city inhabitants. Then, you will visit the Lamego Museum. An astounding collection of ancient art and artifacts, including a fully reconstructed chapel dripping with gold, is displayed within the walls of an18th century bishop’s palace. Among the many highlights are the set of paintings by one of Portugal’s most renowned painters, Grão Vasco, 16th century Flemish tapestries that depict the Greek legend of Oedipus and colorful 17th Century panels Azulejos (paited tiles). Nearby is the Lamego Cathedral, a succession of different styles from various periods can be seen. The tower windows are the oldest surviving feature, with their delicately carved capitals providing one of the finest examples of the twelfth-century Romanesque style of architecture. In 1738, Nicolau Nasoni was commissioned to paint the vaulted ceilings. The brightly-coloured and well-preserved frescoes taught those worshippers who could not read or write about various episodes in the Old Testament. You also will see an eighteenth-century marble and gilded altarpiece and two beautiful organs dating from 1753. Your last visit will be at the Shrine Lady of Remedies in Lamego. From one of the central avenues in Lamego, climb to the top of the hill up an imposing baroque staircase with 686 steps ending in a shrine built in the rocaille style in the mid-eighteenth century for the worship of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, although it was not completely finished until 1905. The same Nicolau Nasoni who painted the cathedral ceilings designed some of the baroque works that decorate this monument, in particular a very beautiful granite fountain next to the shrine itself.

Drop-off at the hotel in Porto.

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Day 11 – Douro Delicacies

Breakfast at the hotel.

The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.

In the morning you will visit Quinta das Carvalhas, Real Companhia Velha’s crown jewel and the largest wine producing estate in the Douro region. The Vintage Tour is a visit to the Vineyards accompanied by the Quinta das Carvalhas Agricultural Engineer. Join this tour and appreciate direct contact with nature in the vines, Mediterranean forests, and gardens, alongside the people who work them. The tour finishes at the wine shop for a tasting of the top Wines of Carvalhas partnered with a platter of cheeses and finishing with a glass of Port.

Lunch will be served at Quinta do Ventozelo Restaurant. Experience the local gastronomy at the Cantina de Ventozelo – Restaurante & Wine Bar, a place where, in the old days, the meals were served to the farmworkers. On the esplanade, with views over the Quinta and the Douro River, the delicacies gain new flavours. Traditional Douro and Trás-os.Montes recipes, made with produce grown in the Quinta, will be at the table. And, naturally, they will be paired with Port and Douro wines of Ventozelo.

Then, you will visit Quinta do Ventozelo – Sítio dos Prazeres (Pleasures place). Quinta de Ventozelo produces Port and Douro wines. They are focused on producing quality wines at affordable prices, with attractive packaging. They were chosen Winery of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine in 2005 and have received numerous awards since. You will enjoy an audio Guide visit to the center of the Quinta. It includes visit to the interpretative center, to the cellar, warehouse, chapel, still, cereal store, fruit and vegetable garden. At the end of the visit a 3 wine tasting.

Drop-off at the Hotel

End of day.


Day 12 – Discover the city of Porto 

Breakfast at the hotel followed by Check-out.

The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.

We will show you the highlights of the city of Porto in a drive/walking Tour with private driver, starting in the historic center we will take you to the Clérigos Tower, designed and decorated by the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni, located near 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 Majestic Café. Then, enjoy one of the most beautiful views over the Douro River from Porto Cathedral. Originally built in the 12th century, Porto Cathedral still has the original merlons and twin towers, although the towers are now topped by 18th century additions. It has undergone various alterations over the centuries, then, 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 should 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”.

Lunch, will be served at Traça Restaurant. Traça restaurant opened its doors in 2011, and has since been highly praised by some of the toughest gastronomic critiques around. What moves them, above all, is the quality of the recipes, as well as its uniqueness, all based on an Iberian cuisine. The re-qualification and refurbishment of the space in which Traça is located is also worth mentioning. In a building of antique refined architecture, a house which used to be a drug store, the wooden structures, the tiles and the iron work are quite notorious.

Drop-off at the Hotel

Check-in at Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel. On the waterfront of the legendary Douro, with fabulous views over the river and the historic Port wine houses, the five star Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel – World Heritage Site has the most enchanting location in Porto. With this privileged location, merely staying at this hotel already means that one has experienced the inimitable essence of Porto, and it is also an excellent base from which to explore Porto.

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Day 13 – Renowned Port Cellars

Breakfast at the hotel.

The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.

First stop will be at Taylor's Cellars. For many, Taylor's is Porto's most illustrious wine producing house and drinking its wines is the most sublime experience. Created in 1692, this is one of the oldest houses still maintaining its family character and dedicating itself exclusively to the production of Port wines, especially, to its best styles. A visit to the Taylor's cellars is an absorbing and enriching experience that provides a unique journey into the fascinating world of Port wine. This tour will provide you with all you need to know about our Port lodge and cellars as well as the production of Taylor's Port. At the end, visitors move to the tasting room and enjoy a Signature tasting with a selection of Portuguese cheeses.

Lunch will be served at Barão de Fladgate Restaurant. The Restaurant enjoys a spectacular location and atmospheric setting in the grounds of Taylor’s Port cellars with magnificent views across the Douro River to the old historic centre of Porto. It offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional cuisine where the accent is on fresh local ingredients and on showcasing the authentic flavours of Portugal. Named after John Fladgate, the celebrated 19th century Port shipper and partner of Taylor’s who was awarded the title of Baron for his services to viticulture, the Barão Fladgate restaurant celebrates 20 years of inspiring fine cuisine and excellent service.

Afterwards, a stop at the Cockburn’s Lodge. The Cockburn’s cellars are the most extensive in the historic quarter of Vila Nova de Gaia, facing the twin city of Porto across the Douro River. The sturdy granite walls of the Cockburn’s lodge house 6,518 seasoned oak barrels of maturing Port since 1815. At the Cockburn’s lodge you will experience a comprehensive visitor centre that provides an authentic experience of a fully working Port Cellar. A highlight of the visit to Cockburn’s is the possibility to view the coopers at work, wielding mallets with which they disassemble barrels stave by stave for maintenance and then reassemble them, a unique scene which has changed little over the centuries. Here, after the museum tour you will enjoy some of the most exclusive Ports either in the terrace, filled with vines, creating a magical atmosphere, or in the tasting rooms where the guided tasting takes places. You will visit and enjoy a Premium wine tasting with chocolate pairing.

Drop-off at the Hotel

End of day.


Day 14 – Last day in Portugal

Breakfast at the hotel followed by the Check-out.

The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.

Transfer to Porto International Airport (OPO).

End of the tour.

Highlights:

  • Discover some of the best wine producers in Portugal
  • Visit the Palace, Museum and Quinta da Bacalhôa
  • Stay at 5 Star Hotels
  • Visit the most traditional wine producing estates in the Alentejo and Douro region
  • Douro River Cruise
  • Pottery, olive oil and food
  • Visits to the top Port Wine Cellars

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