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Wine Tourism in Portugal

7-Day Tour in Porto and Douro, Portugal

 

 

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7-Day tour in Porto and Douro, Portugal

"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 € 1.117

 

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Tour Summary

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 Porto. Discover this magnificent city, its monuments, architecture, food, its people and the most emblematic places. In this tour, you will also have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous and renowned Port and Douro wine producing estates, located in the oldest wine demarcated region in the world.

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CUSTOMIZABLE TRIP OPTIONS: All of our itineraries may be customized as you wish, add extra days, change a hotel, see different sights. Contact one of our expert consultants for your free, no-obligation vacation plan.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Fri 31st March 2017 - Porto

Transfer with English speaking chauffeur from the Porto Airport (OPO) to the Hotel. Check-in 5* Hotel in the heart of Porto – Infante Sagres HotelThe Infante Sagres Hotel is one of the most important boutique hotels in Porto, a true icon of modern design and intimate atmosphere. Everywhere in the Hotel, the classic sensibility is allied with the best of the contemporary design, a happy combination that offers a comfortable stay, luxurious and unforgettable.

 

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Day 2: Porto - Unesco Wold Heritage Site

Breakfast at the hotel. In your first morning in the city of Porto, take your time to enjoy the fabulous hotel where you are staying or take a walk around your hotel area. In the early afternoon you will meet with the Private Guide who will show you the highlights of the city of Porto - Wold Heritage Site, 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, 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. After enjoying one of the most beautiful views of the Douro River from the Porto Cathedral, you will visit the Stock Exchange Palace, the building with the most different architectural styles in Porto. Inside of the building, you will find the Wines of Portugal Tasting Room, a place where you will discover the main difference between the wine regions in Portugal and even between the Portuguese wines.

The Dinner is wating for you at the DOP RestaurantThe flavours of the region inspire Rui Paula (Michelin Star Chef) and the wine intensifies the flavours. 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. DOP has been designed to operate as a good taste, space cosmopolitan and yet familiar, and the generator of exciting dining experiences. 

 

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Day 3: Port Wine Cellars

Breakfast at the hotel. Your day will begin by the riverside at Vila Nova de Gaia, the place where you will enjoy one of the most beautiful views over the historic centre of Porto, considered by UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. You will visit and taste the great wines of 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. The second Stop is at the 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 visit and wine tasting, then you will have a different and enriching experience at Calém Cellars that will give you a deep knowledge about the history and culture of Port Wine and the Portuguese Traditions where you will have a Port Wine Tasting while seeing a Fado music show inside a Port Wine Cellar

In the end of the day, just in a short walk along the riverside of Vila Nova de Gaia, we suggest a Sunset Cocktail with Port Wine and Dinner at the DeCastro Gaia Restaurant. A place for tasting, where wines are matched with Portuguese snacks under the guidance of renowned Chef Miguel Castro Silva. The gastronomy embraces the concept of innovation, diversification and modernity of Porto Cruz project, challenging visitors to taste new experiences that test the palate in an informal yet stylish ambiance.

 

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Day 4: Discover the Douro Valley

Breakfast will be served at the hotel.
 
After the Check-out procedures, you will leave towards Douro Valley (a 2 hours drive) the enchanting Port wine region, with one of the most stunning landscapes in all of Portugal.
 
Following the river Douro upstream, you reach the Alto Douro Wine Region. This is a land of traditions, a place of enchantment and mysticism, a great stretch of land where Nature reigns in perfect harmony with the inhabitants that have shaped the valley slopes and organized the land into vineyards. Each of these vineyards can be accessed by winding roads that pattern the landscape. There has been evidence of wine production for more than two thousand years in the region but it was only in 1756 that the Demarcated Douro Region was created and wine production in the region was organized and became internationally recognized. It was the first region in the world to be demarcated and it is a land where traditions and modernity go hand-in-hand. This combination is still evident today in the traditional harvest that is still done by hand and the squashing of the grapes by foot and the most modern vinification processes that accompany these traditions.
 
After check-in procedures at Quinta Nova, take your time to relax and enjoy the view. Quinta Nova Luxury House Winery, the first wine hotel in Portugal, was born from the reconstruction of the old 19th century manor house, in full harmony with nature inside this 120 hectares property. Quinta Nova N. S. 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. The historic sites that are still preserved today and opened for visitors reveal all this: the creek, the gazebo, the stone mark of the Marquis of Pombal dated of 1758, the cellar's crest, two chapels and three secular orchards. 
 
 
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Day 5: Renowned brands in Douro

Wake up to the beautiful Douro landscape and recharge your batteries with a fantastic breakfast at the hotel. The visit to Quinta do Crasto is one of the Highlights of this Tour. Located on the right bank of the Douro river, with a well known swimming pool area (designed by architect Souto Moura winner of the Pritzker Prize in 2011) a water mirror with breathtaking scenery, Quinta do Crasto is the family estate of Leonor and Jorge Roquete for over a century. Its origin dates back to the early 17th century as its first known references are from 1615. Visit the famous old vineyards, winery and beautiful warehouse barrels, which matured table wines and premium Port wines. After the visit, there is a tasting of 5 wines presented by a representative of Quinta do Crasto that guides visitors along the tasting experience. One of the biggest recognitions received by this Quinta came in 2008, when the magazine Wine Spectator, an international benchmark in the sector, considered the Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines 2005 from vines with 70 years, the third best wine in the world, giving it a 95 rating in one hundred points. After this excellent experience you will visit Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House "one of the nine must-see wineries in the world", who says it is American Airlines. Visit in detail all production of wines, the vineyard, the winery of 1764, the underground wine cellar and end your visit with a tasting of 3 wines in the store.

For dinner, indulge yourself with the delicacies that Conceitus Winery Restaurant (Quinta Nova Restaurant) has to offer you. The menu appeals to the senses and emotions, in a relaxed and curious way. The proposals are different every day and guests never know the menu, letting themselves be guided by the inspiration of Chef José Pinto (Drinks not included).

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Day 6: Cooking Class and Cruise in the Douro River

Breakfast at the hotel. Delight yourself with the delicacies that the restaurant the Wine House Hotel has for you, led by the Chef of the Quinta da Pacheca Wine House. You will have Cooking Class of a Traditional Main Dish – Meat or Fish (includes one starter or couvert, main dish, one dessert and drinks selection Quinta da Pacheca). With this activity it is intended that customers interact with the Chef participating in the making of the option chosen, learning or developing their knowledge for our food. Afterwards guests can taste the dish made and will follow as described for each option. You also will have a guided tour at Quinta da Pacheca (vineyards, “lagares”, Old winery/ wine cellar) with tasting of 2 table wines and 2 Port wines. 

After lunch, it’s time to go to a two-hour cruise in the Douro River in a Vintage boat, be amazed with the scenery that Douro has to offer aboard of one of the emblematic Pipadouro Boats. Pipadouro has an innovative VINTAGE WINE TRAVEL concept, a Luxury River Tourism with a quality service in boats that stand by their charm of the 50s and 60s. After the cruise, next visit to Quinta do Panascal that is located in the charming Távora river valley in the heart of the Douro region and is the most important property of the prestigious company Fonseca named by James Suckling, as the "Bentley" of Port wine.

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Day 7: Last day in Paradise

Breakfast at the Hotel, followed by the Check-Out. Transfer from the Hotel to the Porto Airport (OPO).

 

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Included & Not Included

Included:

- Pick-up and Drop-off at Porto Airport (OPO)

- 3 Nights Accommodation in a Double Room or similar in 5* Hotel Porto.

- 3 Nights Accommodation in a Double Room or similar in a Wine Hotel in the Douro Valley

- 6 Breakfasts mentioned in the itinerary

- 1 Tasting the best Portuguese wines 2016

- 1 Lunch

- 3 Dinners

- Walking Tour to the Porto's Historic Centre with an exclusive Tourist Guide 

- 3 Guided visits with Port Wine tastings at 3 of the best Port Wine Cellars

- 4 Guided visits with Wine tastings at 4 of the best “Quintas” wine production farms in Douro

- 1 Fado Music Show

- 2-hour Cruise in the Douro River in a Vintage Boat with Port wine tasting

- All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal


Not included:

- Entrances at the monuments (Available to purchase at the entrance)

- Personal expenses 

- Tips

- Other services not included in the itinerary

 

What our clients are saying about us

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Quinta da Pacheca - The Wine House Hotel

"Our first stop: the amazing Quinta da Pacheca... an absolute dream, good taste, a dream that has come true!"

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Leonor Adão, London
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Quinta da Pacheca - The Wine House Hotel

"Our first stop: the amazing Quinta da Pacheca... an absolute dream, good taste, a dream that has come true!"

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Leonor Adão, London

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