We are all safely home now, and mostly recovered from the jet lag! I think we would all agree that our trip was excellent, and is one we'll remember forever. Vítor was dependable, knowledgeable, and helpful in every way possible.
There are so many highlights of the tour that it really is impossible to pick out just one. Ann and I compared our thoughts, and we came up with two - the incredible lunch at DOC on the bank of the Douro River (nine courses, I believe) and an almost equally amazing lunch at Barão Fladgate in Porto. We also really enjoyed an unexpectedly nice lunch in Lisbon at Gambrinus, and our tour and wine tasting at Quinta da Bacalhoa.
Other "finalists" for the highlights list are the rooftop dinner at Rossio Gastrobar Restaurant in Lisbon, the palaces of Cascais, the wine tasting and lunch at Sao Lourenco do Barrocal and the fabulous lunch at Terracu's Restaurant at Quinta Nova.
Martha Jane and Linda will probably have their own highlights to mention. I know they had many lunches, tours, and sights that they were amazed by!
Thanks for your help in pulling all the trip details together so well. You have been a pleasure to work with from start to finish.
Thank you so much for all the planning for this tour. We had a great time and would definitely do this again in the future. Drivers were great, food was great (Terraçu's was amazing), wine was great. Everything worked like clockwork with no hiccups along the way.
Certainly one of the best ways to explore the Douro valley. We just wish we had more time. :)
Hello, I just finished our tour today and I wanted to say how pleased I was with everything, start to finish. As were all my clients.
From the beginning of the booking, everything was handled so well.
The driver/guides today could not have been any more helpful and informative, two very nice men, interesting to talk with, and good, safe drivers.
I would certainly recommend your company and plan to. I will also look forward to working with you in the near future.
Thank you so much for being patient with me as you worked out my itinerary. I really appreciated your patience while I decided on the specific dates of my trip and I liked how you handled all the details, including providing me with the "Road Book''.
All the places you arranged for me to stay were of the highest quality and the service was excellent. Both of the winery tours and the tastings were a lot of fun. I especially like Quinta de Mata Mouros, and my guide Vanessa couldn't have been nicer. She was very knowledgeable about Quinta de Mata Mouros, their wines, and the entire Silves area. In fact, I have 6 bottles of their wine being shipped to me right now.
I really like the Anantara Vilamoura Resort - an exquisite room and an exceptional property. I was very pleased with the 3HB room in Faro, and the room at the Pousada Convento, in Tavira. I really liked the slower pace in Tavira, and had a great day at the beach (on the island - don't remember the name).
All of these experiences you organized for me were great, and I will highly recommend you to anyone I talk to who is interested in a fantastic experience in the Algarve.
My entire trip had many highlights. For the Portugal portion, the winery tour and tasting at Quinta de Mata Mouros was probably the highlight, including the drive there and touring Silves (the castle and cathedral afterward. A fantastic day!
Thank you again for all of your help in arranging my trip to Portugal. Can't wait to come back to the Algarve.
All the Best to You,
We are extremely satisfied: from wine related activities, to the restaurants and cruises chosen by Wine Tourism in Portugal.
The assistance given during planning and conception of the itinerary got us really satisfied, as well.
Lunch was delicious.
We loved our tour in Alentejo.
While each day was packed with so many wonderful things from start to finish, the highlight for us was the lunch at Herdade do Esporão. We thoroughly enjoyed each course with wine pairing. (and We enjoyed our leisure time in Monsaraz after).
I look forward to returning to Portugal again and using your services soon.
The personalization, the guides, the food and service were the most special moments of the tour.
We are highly satisfied with everything done by Wine Tourism in Portugal.
Ivo is an amazing driver & tour guide. It made our experience such a pleasure! The views of Quinta do Seixo are phenomenal.
Private tour and activities were the most special and unmissable moments! Very unique experiences that can't be made on our own.
The highlights of the trip were definitely the wine tour and lunch at Quinta do Crasto, the property at Quinta da Pacheca, and the guided tour in Lisbon.
Our drivers were also amazing as well. Maria was a fantastic driver. We were so happy to see her for our second time in the Douro.
There were many memorable moments - We loved the experiences chosen by Wine Tourism in Portugal. Chef's Table at Six Senses was fantastic. Chef Daniel went out of his way to make it special.
We very much enjoyed the cooking experience at Quinta do Portal's restaurant, Milton was very charming and made it a fun experience.
Quinta do Crasto was an absolute favorite! The Wine tour was very informative, and the private lunch was spectacular. We were treated like royalty.
The 2-hour Douro cruise was so much fun! The scenery was beautiful!
Our drivers have been fantastic!
The perfect vacation!
Hello Catarina , Rita and Sara
We had an amazing 10 days tour of your beautiful country. Compliments from all for the organization, timeliness, and some of the quality of various experiences.
Our tour was absolutely wonderful and Tiago and João were the most astounding drivers. The tour guide Silvia was perfect .she truly has an interesting way of relying on and connecting the historical information in a very smooth manner, and we’ll never forget her kindness . Very nice professional, and polite. All the planned visits were beautiful and educational.
The highlight of the trip varied from person to person and i will list them all
1-the stay at Quinta Ventozelo… scenery, landscape, and atmosphere were so chilling and relaxing. The staff were so kind, and helpful and did their best to make our stay a comfortable home one. Service was impeccable … I would suggest they add a spa to their services and work more on food and culinary choices and it is the best relaxing destination.. it is a dream picturesque place
Spectacular location, a beautiful view
2-Pena palace, fantastic Sintra, and the well were mesmerizing. A beautiful spot not to be missed. And in that regard, there should be a warning and special transport arrangement for those who can not climb uphill. Two of our friends missed this spectacular tour because of uphill difficulty and lack of transport
3- Some liked Evora so much especially the Sao Francisco church and the fascinating Chapel of the bones ..
4- the boat trip in the Douro river and lunch at doc restaurant were perfectly timed , highly recommended , relaxing view of the river and the valley. LOVED BY ALL
5-in porto the highlight was livraria lello :one of the most beautiful bookshops that i have seen and so much worth the visit.
AS FOR HOTELS ;
Could not be any better. The hotels chosen were superb, and we wished we could have spent more time relaxing in them
Amazing wonderful choices
Loved all the hotels we stayed at in terms of location, 5-star experience. Service from the entire hotel team was outstanding.
All in all, i can not thank you enough.
The feedback from all ladies was top positive
A special thanks to Catarina for your assistance in planning, advice, and prompt reply at any time. We had a terrific time in Portugal and the itinerary you created for us was fantastic….thank you.
Our guide Silvia was outstanding! She definitely added to the experience for us and was very knowledgeable. The tours were great.
I would certainly recommend your group WITHOUT HESITATION to anyone wanting to experience Portugal. We really enjoyed ourselves. On our own, I don't think we would have found the restaurants, hotels, or experiences you provided us.
Thank you from all for coordinating everything so well for us. Everything went smoothly and on time better than I expected
All in all, we were really treated like Queens and highly recommend your tour company.
The service was AMAZING, thank you so much.
warm wishes and regards from ALL
Learning more about Portugal was amazing! We loved every single thing.
The food, winery, boat tour! We loved EVERYTHING.
It was perfect, we're highly satisfied with everything.
Loved the first winery, chosen by Wine Tourism in Portugal. The driver was very knowledgeable about Lisbon.
The service was AMAZING, thank you so much.
Everything was just incredible.
When asked about the most special and unmissable moments of our tour, what we can say is the flexibility with our requests.
Thank you so much for putting together such a lovely, meaningful, well-organized trip to Portugal. All of your planning was professionally done and well appreciated.
I also wanted to give you feedback on our trip. The driver and tour guide in Lisbon were excellent. Would highly recommend it. Loved Altis Avenida hotel. Outstanding staff, great location. Hearty breakfast. Loved the Fado at Mesa dos Frades. The family who owned the restaurant was lovely. So welcoming. Plenty of good food & drink.
I would also highly recommend your company, Wine Tourism in Portugal, for a job well done. Thank you for taking good care of us.
We had an excellent time! We especially loved our stay at casa das pipas and all of the great port tasting/tour experiences.
Thanks again for all your help! I left a review on the google page.
- Mack Cooper
Our tour was absolutely perfect and Maria was the most amazing driver. She truly made it a fun occasion, and we’ll never forget her kindness and excitement. The wineries we visited were all beautiful, educational, and delicious.
The feedback was very positive, and it was a day very well spent.
The Quinta overall and the meal was complete and nothing was lacking.
We will continue to count on you for future quotes and events.
Thanks for the note and for your assistance. We had a terrific time in Douro and the itinerary you created for us was fantastic….thank you.
Our guide Ivo was outstanding! He definitely added to the experience for us and was very knowledgeable of Douro.
He seemed to know everyone there, and we were absolutely in great hands with him. It was a stunning trip, and we will be back to spend more time in the Douro.
Thank you again and happy holidays!
The tour was great. The highlight was staying at Convento do Espinheiro Hotel and the trip out to Herdade do Esporao with the olive oil tasting and lunch in their restaurant. What a treat!! Fabulous food. The olive oils were wonderful.
The Altis and Convento do Espinheiro Hotel were both very nice. The Eurostar in Porto was less than average. We had a view of a wall. The room was clean but extremely small. Of all the hotels we stayed in on our trip, the breakfast was the poorest.
I would recommend your group to anyone wanting to experience Portugal food and wine. We really enjoyed ourselves. On our own, I don't think we would have found the restaurants or experiences you provided us. I will write a review on Google.
Thank you, Genevieve Cleveland
It was a great trip! Thank you! The first winery was great. Loved the passion, their story, and the wine and lunch. It was good to walk around Obidos. The driver was nice and knowledgeable.
All in all, it was great.
Thank you our day was lovely.
The winery was beautiful
The tour was excellent, tastings we good too.
The lunch was exceptional, in their beautiful dining room with a view.
We also enjoyed our boat tour.
Our Captain was a young lady. She was pleasant, informative, and accommodating.
We enjoyed her tour very much.
Both tours were fantastic, both Collen & Fernando...I hope I have the names correctly, were great guides, and both tours were definitely worth the price of the tour.
You have great employees!!! Who are well-spoken in English and know the history of your country as well as Porto.
All the best
We were very happy with the overall experience. The driver was punctual and we felt comfortable and safe during the rides.
We very much enjoyed the first winery at Ravasquiera. The grounds were beautiful. The carriage museum was interesting and a nice addition. The wines we tried were our favorites. The guide was great and had such a welcoming demeanor. It was a perfect way to start the day!
The second winery for lunch was stunning. The picnic lunch was nice and we enjoyed a chance to relax. I wish we would have done a light tasting after we finished eating. We were lucky to enjoy some of their wines the day previously in Evora- and they were also very good. The shop they had was nice as well.
The time in Monsaraz was really perfect. A nice walk through the town to the castle, a little shopping, and then back to the car was perfect. I’m very glad that we got to see the city.
I’m very happy with the experience overall and truly appreciate all the work and effort that was put into making this tour. I know I sent many emails for revisions! I plan on reaching out again in the future for my next vacation to Portugal for wine tours as I’m just so happy with the experience. Will recommend your services to others. Only want to see Portuguese wines get the recognition they deserve!
All the best!
We had the most beautiful holiday in Portugal. The wine tour of the beautiful Douro Valley was Five Star.
The hotels we stayed in were superb and we wished we could have spent more time relaxing in them. The Food was excellent, we had never been treated to such magnificent dishes.
The wine tours were very informative and we enjoyed the tastings too.
Our "driver" Joao Martins, was so much more than a driver! His knowledge and passion for the valley and Portugal were infectious and inspiring. He really made our tour so interesting, and easy and answered all our questions. Really needs far more than a 5-star rating!
Each wine estate had its own charm, but we enjoyed their guide Anna at Quinta do Crasto, and the lunch at Terraçus at Quinta Nova across the valley. The one thing we can say was not such a highlight was the boat trip. The views were magnificent.
All in all, we were really treated like Kings and Queens and highly commend your tour company.
Thank you for accommodating us, what with the Covid epidemic in between. Your professionalism, efficiency, and friendliness have been appreciated.
Thank you from all of us.
I have been meaning to send you a message once we returned home. Firstly compliments the organization, timeliness, and some of the quality of various experiences.
Six Senses went above our expectations and the Chef’s table was a fabulous way to celebrate my husband’s birthday and kickstart our holiday perhaps the best part of the holiday. Our only regret was we did not have enough time to enjoy the property and its spa and other facilities. We definitely would like to return with the family and the suite we had was perfect its what we would want again.
The boat cruise was lovely and the weather held which was a true blessing.
All in all, we did have a lovely break and thank you for coordinating everything so well for us. We definitely shall be in touch in the future and hope we can do our family holiday at Six Senses sometime again.
Worth thanks and regards
We had an amazing time in Portugal. What a beautiful country you get to call home!
The trip you planned was perfect. Everything went smoothly and on time. We feel like the blood in our body is replaced with olive oil and wine 😂
All the vendors were great. We particularly enjoyed wine tasting at Cartuxa and Herdade Esporão. The food at Herdade Esporão was just fantastic!
Best for the last - Jacinto was just incredible. He was a wonderful companion and went above and beyond to ensure our experience was great. He was always on time!
Thanks once again. We hope to visit Portugal again someday. I will also recommend your name to our friends who decide to visit in the future.
Aparna & Kushal
The professionalism of the travel advisors had us highly satisfied.
The itinerary, the accommodations, the quality of service, the wine-related activities, the workshops, and the tours.
What struck us most was the food, the wineries, the boat tour, and Fernando.
The driver João, chosen by Wine Tourism in Portugal, was excellent, very friendly, and informative.
A pleasure to spend the day.
The food was delicious. The wine was flavorful. The guides were knowledgeable.
We loved that both vineyard experiences were private.
Thanks so much for your reply. We will definitely see you again!
I will also promote your site with my neighbors in Washington, DC. We have a lot of friends who like to travel the world in search of wine and beautiful adventures; your country has lots of both, and there is no one I’d trust more than you to help arrange their journeys!
The assistance during the planning and conception of the itinerary was incredible, highly satisfied. Everything was lovely.
The pace, accommodations, quality of the service, gastronomy, wine activities, visits, and guides were 5 stars!
John and the tours were fantastic! We had a great time.
Thank you so much for putting together our dinner this evening! Everything was absolutely amazing. Please pass my compliments on to everyone involved. We could not be happier
With warmth and gratitude,
Everything has been wonderful!
The first restaurant in Porto, booked by WINTP was incredible, and the first winery was detailed.
We are highly satisfied with the assistance given during planning, the accommodation, and private divers.
We had a great time on our vacation in the Douro. The Quinta de la Rosa is a wonderful place to stay. We really enjoyed their swimming pool on the hot afternoons. And the room was lovely - we were very glad to have gotten the suite since it also had a nice outdoor sitting area. Also, the bedrooms had good air conditioning :)
The activities you organized for us were wonderful. Highlights for us were visits to the wineries. The tour at the Quinta de la Rosa was great, as was the dinner at Quinta do Portal. On the day we biked we toured a few more Quintas (Bonfim, Roêda, and Tedo).
Thank you for all your help,
What a great day we had. Thank you so much for helping us have such a great experience, especially on very short notice. We look forward to working with you again hopefully in the near future!
We absolutely loved our private wine tour!!! Our driver, Maria was amazing
and so sweet! The wineries were beautiful and all of the guides were very
knowledgeable and accommodating. We would highly recommend this tour!!!
Thank you, Kurt and Nina
I have been on a lot of private tours and I must say these people know how to do it well. From the minute we were picked up at the airport to the last tour and driver from Porto to Lisbon we were treated to amazing wine, wineries, and food to die for. I can not say enough of a great time myself and my partner had.
Kudos to you guys and keep thrilling people with your expertise!!!!!!
My dear Rita, reinforcing what I posted on the site, and responding to your request, we really enjoyed the tour as a whole. Whether by the wineries visited or by our driver Jacinto, who provided us with details of the locations and their history and the wineries. Very attentive and helpful.
This tour fully met what we expected and we take the opportunity to thank you for the support you have given us throughout the difficult process due to the pandemic.
To the next!!!
The program was very well designed, and I have nothing but praise for your team! I will certainly recommend them to my friends who want to make this beautiful one!
"You did an outstanding job. All emails and phone calls were handled promptly and with great professionalism. Would highly recommend it to my friends and family."
We really enjoyed our time in Quinta de Chocapalha, one of the locations chosen by Wine Tourism in Portugal. What an amazing family and experience.
We will never forget it,
Thank you to everyone there for the amazing service in working with us over the past several years to make this trip a success!
As a group we made a few notes of items to mention for feedback:
We liked how you made sure we went to different types of wineries and all the accommodations were very nice.
You guys did a fantastic job and our driver was FANTASTIC! We have recommended you to several of our friends since we have been back.
Thank you for everything! We loved your beautiful country, fantastic wines, and very friendly people!!
We are highly satisfied with the tour made with WINTP. From the number of experiences included, to the itinerary's customization level.
Everything was great. We had an amazing day and Ricardo (the driver chosen by WINTP) was so amazing and very informative. We learned so much about Portugal.
We just returned from a two-week trip to Portugal, and I cannot say enough about the wonderful wine and port tours that this group put together for us. They were extremely responsive and helpful and took the work out of us trying to plan all of this from the United States. Everything went smoothly and the service was impeccable. We booked drivers, tours, lunches, and a boat ride on the Duoro. All were seamless. Rita was a fantastic travel agent. I highly recommend using this group for any tour, wine, port, or lunch reservations.
Thank you again, Rita and team!
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 professional 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 about not being 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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