Cruise in Douro River
Recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site since 2001, Douro Region is the oldest Wine Demarcated Region in the world, stretching through an area of more than 40 000 hectares. In a 3-day wine tour in Douro Valley, you will have the opportunity to visit some of its most famous wineries and the wine estates where Port wine is produced. Here you will enjoy unforgettable wine experiences and an amazing private Cruise in the Douro River.
From € 990 Category B (price per person based on double occupancy)
From € 1.400 Category A (price per person based on double occupancy)
Please inquire for a custom quote. The price is customized based on travel dates, and other custom preferences.
The Private driver is waiting for you in your Hotel in Porto or Porto Airport.
Wine Tourism in Portugal will take you to visit this magnificent region.
During the afternoon you will be guided in the Quinta da Pacheca. Quinta da Pacheca, one of the most known properties of the Douro, 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 of the 17th April 1738, where it is called "the Pacheca" because its owner was then D. Mariana Pacheco Pereira. But it was only in 1903 that D. José Freire de Serpa Pimentel decided to develop his growing interest in enology, acquiring the property in order to devote himself to the wine production. You will learn about the history, the vinification processes, the vines, the old winery, and the wine cellar, ending with a wine tasting.
Dinner is waiting for you at Quinta da Pacheca Restaurant. The Restaurant The Wine House Hotel 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 quality of this cuisine, famous throughout the Douro region, makes the restaurant of Quinta da Pacheca the Ex-libris of the estate. Delicious gourmet dishes of the restaurant are perfectly harmonized with the award-winning wines of Quinta da Pacheca, making the meals a unique experience.
Check-in at the chosen Hotel. You will be accommodated in a Wine Hotel or a Luxury Resort.
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Accommodation: Category A or Category B
Category A – Six Senses Douro Valley – Double Room or similar
Category B - Quinta da Pacheca or Quinta do Vallado or Quinta de la Rosa – Double Room or similar
Wake up to the beautiful landscape of the Douro Valley and recharge your batteries with a fantastic breakfast in the Hotel.
The Private driver is waiting for you in the lobby of the Hotel and will take you to two of the finest Quintas in the Douro Valley.
First stop will be at Quinta do Crasto. Located on the right bank of the River Douro, between Régua and Pinhão, Quinta do Crasto 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. Here you will visit the vineyards, including the famous old vineyards of Quinta do Crasto, a winery, and a barrel cellar, where the Premium table wines and Port wines are staging. After the visit, you will have a tasting of 5 wines, duly presented by a manager of Quinta do Crasto, who will guide the visitor through the experience.
After the Wine experience, enjoy lunch and views in the Conceitus Restaurant. Here, 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.
Then you will discover Quinta Nova, Nossa Senhora do Carmo. "One of the 9 must-see wineries in the world", 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. 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. This is undoubtedly one of the oldest wineries in the Douro region, producing port wine for the Quinta and for many other plots of neighboring farms, given its large size. You will have a Guided Tour through the vines, winery dated from 1764 and the underground cellar. The visit ends with a tasting of 3 wines at the wine Shop.
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Breakfast in the Hotel followed by Check-out.
The Private driver is waiting for you in the lobby of the Hotel.
To end the tour in perfection, sail on board of a private cruise on the Douro River. On board the Libertu's sailboat, 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.
The private driver/guide will take you back to Porto or to Porto Airport (OPO).
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