Your planned tour for us was so wonderful! I honestly don’t know if I could pinpoint a favorite moment, yet I will describe the highlights.
-Port tasting at Sandeman (beautiful!)
-The friendliness of Maria our driver in the Douro Valley
-Amazing lunch in both Gaia, and in the Douro on our port/wine tasting days
- Fun boat trip in the Duoro
We loved every moment of the trip, and we’re so grateful for having reached out to you to help us plan our few days of Port and Wine Tasting, and the two wonderful lunches. It took all the stress out of trying to accomplish this ourselves.
Thank you again for all of your assistance!
The Experience chosen by you was amazing, we should have booked more time. Our drivers Alcides (Junior) and Maria took the trip to the next level.
Thank you very much for sending the Road Book, which is perfect, with all the necessary information and as previously agreed.
I want to thank you on behalf of myself and my colleagues for your perfect and kind service to us throughout this difficult process, tumultuous as it was with the Covid-19 pandemic.
See you soon!
Our experience with WINTP was amazing! They handled every little detail for us and made our visit to the Douro Valley truly memorable. We were picked up at our apartment in Porto by Junior who provided an excellent introduction to the wine region. He even stopped at one of the locks on the river so we could watch a Viking boat rise up and move along. That afternoon we sailed on the Douro and shared a bottle of wine. We had a wine-pairing dinner at our Quinta.
The next day, Ricardo picked us up and drove us to 2 more wineries. He was very entertaining and enjoyable to drive with. He, like Junior, educated us on the culture and area. The highlight of the visit for me was the wine-pairing lunch at Quinta Nova! The food was amazing!
On the last day of our 3-day visit, Ricardo drove us to another Quinta. He knew all of the people who worked in the quintas which made it even more special. It felt like we had an "in" for these semi-private tours. We really felt like VIPs!
Everything was excellent, the driver chosen helped us with everything. You do an excellent job! Wine visits and lunches were wonderful!
We were delighted with everything on tour, from the itinerary to the wine-related activities and also cruises. The driver chosen by WINTP was excellent and gave us a tone of wonderful information. We also loved the choices of wine tasting tours and the lunch was delicious!
We are extremely satisfied with the work of Wine Tourism in Portugal. The private driver chosen was fantastic, and we were highly satisfied with their work.
The winery chosen by the team of Wine Tourism in Portugal, Romana Vini, was one of the best vineyards we've been to!
We thoroughly enjoyed our winery visits this weekend and all of our hosts, including our driver, John. (Bernard).
Our lunch at Fonseca was great, with outstanding, delicious cuisine and loving attention from Maria.
We truly enjoyed all of the wines and the tours. Today was another great day with a tour of the stupendously beautiful facility at Casa Romana Vini. His colleague Ana hosted the tasting for us with a delicious and beautiful lunch. Her warm heart and deep knowledge of their wine made this visit very special. We were very, very impressed with the wines we tried.
And we thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Quinta Gradil, hosted by the effervescent and lovely Dina. She was very warm and gracious, and we enjoyed their wines as well.
It was very good planning to include a stop at Obidos on the way home. Great idea of yours. We love this town and all of the countrysides in the wine region today. We are blown away by the beauty and the quality of the wine. And we are very grateful for the warm hospitality of all of our hosts.
It has been wonderful so far
We enjoyed the tour very much, and we had a wonderful visit to the Alentejo region!
The tour was delightful, and we enjoyed each of the three places we stayed. We loved the setting of the L'AND Hotel, and its architecture was stunning. The service there was immaculate, and the food was fantastic!
We also really loved the setting of the Herdade do Sobroso, with its sweeping views over the vineyards and the sounds of many different birds. The Convento do Espinheiro was beautiful, and we enjoyed a tour of its baroque church and a walk through the gardens.
The winery visits and tastings chose by you were excellent, and we learned a lot about Alentejo wines as we sampled them.
Rita, we would like to thank you very much for a wonderful tour of the Alentejo wine region--we will recommend your company to our friends! Obrigada!
With all best wishes,
Sara and John
Overall, it was a wonderful vacation. We love Portugal and hope to return. As for our favorite events, Marsha loved the 2 cooking classes, especially the one at Sofia’s. I particularly enjoyed the vineyard tour at Quinta das Carvalhas. We also greatly enjoyed all 3 walking tours, each of which had very knowledgeable and friendly guides.
The wine tastings varied in quality. The tastings at Monte da Ravasqueira and Cartuxa were both good, with the private tasting at Cartuxa being exceptional.
The whole experience at Quinta do Crasto and Quinta Nova were also exceptional, particularly the meals.
We loved staying at all 3 of the hotels you chose, with Quinta do Vallado being our favorite. The Porto hotel (once we got there) also was wonderful.
Both Coimbra and Lamego were interesting places to walk around. We will highly recommend you and your company to our friends, and I expect that you will be hearing from 1 or 2 in the near future.
All the best, and thanks.
Howard and Marsha
My husband and I had the absolute best day and that was largely due to Ricardo's time management, extensive knowledge of the Lisbon area and surrounding wine region, and his entertaining ability. We were having so much fun at our first stop that we lost track of time (...) It was such a relief to not have to watch the clock and actually immerse ourselves in the history of the property and the passion behind the owner's presentation.
Thank you so much again for such a wonderful experience!
Our vacation was absolutely marvelous. I felt like the details that make a trip unforgettable were all addressed including the selection of hotel rooms, restaurants, and drivers.
Thank you very much for your consideration.
"The trip worked out perfectly. The staff at HdG were very attentive and looked after all our needs. The picnic food was a great success and everyone was catered for, thanks again for your help in organizing that.
I will be back in touch with you when we need to book our next adventure.
The assistance during the planning and the conception of the itinerary was clear, fast, and with professionalism from travel advisors. Everything from the number of experiences included, the accommodation and the cultural aspects were extremely satisfying.
The guide chosen by WINE TOURISM IN PORTUGAL had extreme knowledge of the history and culture of Lisbon and accommodated all the needs of each individual and our family.
Everything was absolutely perfect. Rita helped us plan VERY LAST MINUTE and went above and beyond to help us celebrate our 25th anniversary (a year late). Our tour guides, "The Two Claudias"; Our drivers, Fernando and Carlos were all amazing guides, drivers, and overall ambassadors for your beautiful country. We are already thinking about when we can come back to see the Douro and some other of your wine regions. We wish we could have stayed longer! We are now in love with Portugal, and we haven’t even seen all of it, 6 days was too short!
Every restaurant and waiter treated us like we were the only people there and brought us the most delicious foods and wines. The staff everywhere we ate were amazing hosts. We were not able to stay very late for Fado because we were nervous not to be late to fly, but WOW! what we were able to stay for was amazing! That might be one recommendation, that perhaps Fado is the first day arriving in Lisboa since when you arrive you haven't really toured that city yet when you are dropped off at the hotel. Fado that night would have been a perfect into to somewhere you could go in the city the evening you arrive.
I did the 3-Day Porto and Douro Wine Tour in December 2021. From the moment I inquired about the tour, Rita was very attentive and responsive to my party's needs. We took a train from Lisbon to Porto to start our tour. Because we are still in the midst of a pandemic with ever-changing countries' rules and restrictions, Rita communicated Portugal’s covid-rule changes in a timely manner and scheduled our covid antigen tests for us ahead of time with costs and instructions. We arrived in Porto and took a taxi to the Pharmacy. The testing and results came quickly and we then checked into our hotel (the hotel required a negative test prior to check-in). On our first evening there we had dinner at Traça Restaurant for a planned 5-course meal with wine pairings & they knew about our food allergies ahead of time and accommodated us. The meals were great and the staff was attentive!
Day 2 - we had four wine cellar tours at Graham’s, Ferreira, and Calem. Calem had a Fado show included. We had lunch at Fladgate Restaurant with a planned menu and pairing, again they accommodated for allergies. Since we had our recent negative covid tests we had no issues following covid protocol. In hindsight, I didn’t realize how much port wine we would be drinking throughout the day. On day 2 we had 13 glasses of port wines at the tasting. Some crackers and water with. At Graham’s, we purchased a cheese platter to eat with our wines. Graham’s was our favorite cellar of the day! It was a long day, but a great experience. Everything was planned well and we had zero issues. Distance between the cellars was a little much for us so we planned on taxis or Uber to get us to each location. That was an added expense for us, but I knew that ahead of time.
Day 3 - we had a private driver pick us up at the hotel to drive us to the Douro Valley. He was early and arrived while we were eating breakfast. He was great throughout the day! We got to the Douro early so he took us to the river to stretch and view the sights at the bottom before heading to our first vineyard tour. We went to Quinta das Carvalhas (amazing views of the hills), a quick tour of Quinta de La Rosa which then included a pre-planned menu and wine pairings. This was hands down the best meal we had the entire time in Portugal. Our last tour was at Quinta do Porto. We arrived early, but I was feeling car sick. So we opted to skip the tour of their location and just try the port wines. They were very nice about it! We then were driven back to the hotel.
We actually had Rita book us an additional night at the hotel instead of checking out that morning like the tour was originally planned. Additionally, we needed another PCR covid test ahead of our flight back to the US. Rita booked that ahead of time for us too. We arrived and had no issues there.
It seems weird to say, but we had zero issues throughout this 3-day tour. We loved every moment of it! We have already recommended the tour to friends for future travel! Thank you to Wine Tourism Portugal for planning everything! We had a great time!
"On the last day of this year 2021, we wanted to thank you for the excellent work that you have done to allow us to spend several wonderful days in the DOURO valley and in PORTO.
It will be one of our best memories for the year 2021 … MUITO OBRIGADO
We wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR"
The assistance given during planning and the conception of the itinerary was incredible, and the number of experiences included in the itinerary as well, highly satisfying!
All the hotels and experiences were lovely!
"The Douro Valley is a Must See, Stay 2 days!"
"Everything was very nice, accomodating, 10/10. "
Highly satisfied with the assistance during the planning and conception of the itinerary, and the customization level of the journey.
"These were great moments these last 2 weeks.
On the tour I did with your services, I can say that everything went according to expectations. We had a brief visit to the center of Évora that certainly left us wanting to spend more time getting to know its details...
The visit to RAVASQUEIRA was a pleasant surprise, not only for the quality of the wines (which, I confess, I still didn't know) but for the beauty of the place, curiosities of the trailer museum, and the reception by the STAFF.
Thank you very much,
"It’s been a pleasure visiting Porto and its region with your help and advice. My mother and I had an excellent time thanks to you!
We will very gladly recommend you further and hope to come back soon again.
Kind regards and all the best,
"Our satisfaction is total.
All conditions are gathered, good weather, excellent hotels and restaurants, interesting and well-organized cellar tours ...
Rita has done an excellent job and although the stay is not over yet, we would like to thank you already for your patience, kindness, and professionalism.
We have only one regret, that of not having been able to meet you in order to thank you in person !!!!!
Have a nice day,"
"I wanted to thank you as the wine experience went really well, I think our guests enjoyed themselves a lot and I think Rita did a great job explaining the properties of the wines.
Thank you again and talk to you soon!
"We found dealing with Wine Tourism Portugal to be a pleasure. We appreciate your flexibility in postponing our planned trip due to COVID-19.
The highlight of the tour was lunch at Cozinha da Clara at Quinta de La Rosa enjoying the best of the region's cuisine with a breath-taking view over the river Douro.
We had an excellent experience in Porto and the Douro Valley. Thank you, Rita and Wine Tourism in Portugal."
"The entire trip was wonderful. I would say the two highlights were the first winery, the next, the boat trip. The second was very interesting and the lady who toured us was perfect. I have worked in the wine industry and found this tour the more interesting given a review of their process, and particularly during the harvest.
Regarding your business: I am glad we had a two-hour boat tour. A shorter boat trip would have made the tour feel rushed. After the tour, everyone felt they got their money's worth.
"Rita and Sylvia
I thought I would take the time to review the trip that Barbara Casper and myself, Janice Wall, just returned from that you were kind enough to book. My thoughts are ever so positive of the experience. Our driver, Pedro Quintela was truly a star. We had him for three days, from arrival in Lisbon, and then driving us up to the Douro to Quinta Sao Bernardo. His knowledge, kindness, and gentleness were truly appreciated. Paula, our guide for ½ day was truly enthusiastic ad filled with great knowledge. The Fress was a highlight. Visiting the artisan studios was truly fabulous. A must for someone inclined. Our hotel ,Alma Lusa was perfect. Great, spacious rooms, terrific location, quiet and easy access. I would stay there again.
The highlight was Quinta Sao Bernardo. Although off the beaten path, I am sorry we didn’t stay for a third night just to enjoy the property. It was luxurious and tasteful without being haughty and trendy. The staff worked effortlessly and yet was always there to accommodate. The rooms were unbelievable and the restaurant just lovely. We loved our wine tasting at Crasto followed by an elegant meal at Novo. Absolutely perfect. Visiting the gardens and winery on our way into Porto was just a perfect stop. I love staying on the Ribeira. You really get a feel of the city, both nighttime, and daytime. If not possible…..I would then stay again. I do believe you were right that we should have booked one dinner on the Gaia side because the view is so incredible. The port tasting was of the highest level.
This trip and our photos were brilliant. Because of the use of fine drivers and good guides… I learned and saw more than I could have imagined. I thank you for your efforts on our behalf.
"Everything was first-rate, on time, no hassle. Having never been to the Douro Valley before, we did not know what to expect and Wine Tourism took care of everything.
We appreciated the hotels, lunches, and wine tours they set up. It was fantastic. I encourage you to turn your trip over to them and you will not be disappointed."
"Our tour travel advisor Rita provided the (4) of us with an excellent itinerary. She was with us through all the planning stages with complete confidence. The accommodations she selected were excellent in terms of location and comfort. (...)
The highlights were many:
A group of wine Quinta’s with great wines and history with excellent guides. Our sail down the Douro river made for an exciting afternoon. We ended each night with wonderful food at a very stylish restaurant.
Our morning of picking grapes and stomping the grapes was a wonderfully authentic experience we will relive for years to come.
We hope to return again someday with Rita as our adviser and Joao as our driver and guide. This truly was one of the best and memorable vacations we ever had. I strongly recommend this group to anyone coming to Portugal. We miss being there already.
Ernie and Gayle Watson"
“The hotels / Quintas you chose for us were excellent. Our private driver, Ricciardo, was Superb! Great wines everywhere, and Nazaré beach was a lot of fun!
Quinta Chocapalha was a great time!"
"The service was perfect! The lunch was amazing, the drive was lovely, and the stunning palace trip was very special. Highly Satisfied."
"We would like to thank you for the incredible time you help me to set in Portugal, you have an amazing country, the people, the cities, the wine! It was the best birthday ever! Your service was outstanding and Luis's service spectacular, I will recommend your company to my friends and family and I hope to get back to Portugal next year."
"The wine tasting in Douro Valley and the Douro river cruise are the most special and unmissable moments of the tour. Highly Satisfied".
"The drive, the service, the wines at Quinta das Carvalhas, the picnic, and Pacheca were the most special and unmissable moments in this tour you prepared for us!"
"It was phenomenal. The experience surpassed everyone's expectations and was just what the group needed."
"The tour was fantastic, and the driver was extremely informed of the facts about Lisbon and the surrounding areas.
We cannot thank you enough for helping arrange :) and hope that if/when we return we can use your services again.
All the best,
Thank you for the amazing experience of Wine Tourism in Portugal, I was able to visit wineries with a private driver!
Best experience in the world! Chic and classy
Hi Rita and colleagues
Just to let you know that we thoroughly enjoyed the wine and port tour you arranged for us! Superb selection of wineries and some delicious food, wine, and port. Our driver was super punctual and helpful and we really liked the hotel, wish we could have had a bit more time there would be our only feedback.
Outstanding tour in lisbon.
Everything is perfect and well planned!
Susana Pinho, Quinta Nova’s wine expert, was incredible and we did learn from all her knowledge. All the timings were perfect. We are certainly doing it again, and gathering some friends to discover new wines together.
The online tasting experience with Wine Tourism in Portugal and Quinta Nova was fantastic. It exceeded all my expectations. t was a delight to receive excellent wines and some pleasant surprises at home.
My fiance, Paul, and I enjoyed our trip very much! The train trip, vineyard tour, picnic, and boat tour all exceeded our expectations. It was a good mix of guided activities and solo time and we were happy that our vineyard tour was with just a small group. The timing of the day worked really well and booking the tickets and communicating with your company was very easy. Our favorite part was the picnic at the vineyard - it was a feast!
Great tour, well planned and we are recommending you to our friends. The driver was a great guide, and the drive from Lisbon to Quinta da Bacalhoa was lovely and so were the wines. Interesting place to visit just in the outskirts of the main city.
We had a wonderful day! Nelson, the driver, was on time (early even), and the car (Mercedes sedan) was very comfortable. We enjoyed both of the wineries, and the lunch was a really great experience! The wines were delicious, and we really enjoyed both of the tour hosts who guided our tour through the wineries. We were not rushed, and we had time to talk with other guests who were also touring the wineries. Very nice day - we would recommend it to anyone looking for a one-day winery tour experience out of Lisbon.
I may contact you once again in a few months when I come back. I am thinking of a multi-day tour in the Douro and Porto regions. Thank you!
This wine tour and lunch were some of the highlights of our trip to Portugal. Our driver was very accommodating, the two winery tours were awesome, and the lunch was amazing. The entire day was such a treat as everyone involved worked to make us comfortable and to truly enjoy our experience!
We are now back in Cascais and would like to thank you so much for all the help we got from you to arrange this trip. Everything worked out perfectly and we are so pleased with our journey. Unfortunately, we missed the first visit, due to our GPS who played us a trick and showed us to another vineyard. But it didn’t matter because we visited so many other nice places and our stay at L’and was fantastic. Not to mention the dinner in the evening….
The visit and the cooking class at Joäo Portugal Ramos were really fun and the lunch was so good. We were also fortunate to meet Mr. João himself, such a nice man and he even upgraded the wine that we had for lunch!
So, once again, we are so pleased with our tour and all the people we meet at the vineyards were so friendly and helpful and we learned a lot about winemaking and the great food in Alentejo. Now we are planning our next trip, we would like to come back for the harvest so be prepared to hear from us again!
"Colares was notable for the commitment of the staff of the cooperative, their knowledge and a tasting amongst the exotic wood vats was tremendous.
José Maria da Fonseca – what history in a noble setting: Moscatel Roxo wines caught our imagination, the Al Ambres too, and the stories of the return wines. The wine tasting was oriented more to the fast-moving wines; it would be nice to have a higher-end wine tasting experience on offer.
Quinta da Bacalhôa was exceptional from beginning to end with an extremely interesting guide for all aspects of the tour, with the piece de resistance being the tasting on the balcony overlooking the vines towards Lisbon with great wines – top class."
"We visited Douro Valley, Lisbon, Península de Setúbal and Alentejo.
Quinta Nova – breath-taking views, beautifully kempt vines, a real moment being introduced to vines older than ourselves, culminating in a walk around the vats and an introduction to the automated foot treader made this visit exceptional – the tasting confirmed the quality of the wines from Portugal.
Quinta Roeda – as with Quinta Nova, breathtaking views, beautifully kempt wines and an opportunity to vicariously enjoy the joy of grape treading through the guide.
In Alentejo Quinta dos Grous – as with Quinta Nova, what a sublime setting, a new well-organized facility, and some sublime wines."
We enjoyed our day of tasting and we learned a lot about Porto. We had a preference for the very first winery: Churchill’s. We were welcomed very nicely and professionally. The guide (I can't remember her name sadly) spoke fluent French which felt really nice, and we were only two people for the tour, which felt cozier too! Since I am a professional in the wine industry, we felt her tour was very technical which was highly appreciated. She was very kind to us and she could answer all of our questions.
Also, my mom underlined the fact that Churchill respects authenticity and traditions.
Thank you again for your bookings and your help.
I will definitely recommend booking from you to my relatives.
Wine Tourism in Portugal site is a great go-to site with a wonderful collection of wine tasting opportunities and experiences. Once selected, I do have to say that everything worked perfectly. We arrived at the specified time; we were expected. Everything worked beautifully. Well done and thank you for the service and coordination.
"Our Wine Tour was great and we had a wonderful time. Everything went extremely well and our driver, João, was the best. The accommodations, food, and winery tours were all outstanding.
I cannot tell you enough how much we enjoyed this experience. We will remember it for many years to come and will recommend it highly to friends. Thanks so much."
"Loved it! 5/5! I would also highly recommend working with you - you have been so fast and responsive throughout this process. Bravo!"
Quinta do Crasto was the best tour with a very young female guide taking us around - very personal, great estate, and the tasking as not hurried and fun - gave us a pitcher of water too. We waited around the infinity pool, which was a treat. The cruise was leisurely. Overall, very enjoyable experience. Great value. Thanks
Wow! Great tour. The best meal we had in Portugal. We will book again. Our driver was an amazing tour guide. We could not be more pleased. Thank you.
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