This is a luxurious wine tour with spectacular views, a mixture of big houses and small family producers that lead you to get to know the people, gastronomy and culture of Porto and Douro Valley region.
Many wine regions lie along a famous river but the Douro in Portugal is one of the most spectacular in the world! The vines grow on break-neck slopes and landscape is unique and beautiful. In this experience you will enjoy two nights at a five star hotel in Porto and tree nights the in a charming wine hotel in the heart of the Douro Valley.
The new generation of winegrowers of Douro Valley has the reputation for making excellent Port wine and a world-class non-fortified “table” wines. It is difficult today to make a living only from Port wine and climate and soil is also perfect for table wines, both reds and whites that today reach world class. This mix of Port and high quality table wine makes the Douro Valley an exciting wine region to visit.
In Douro Valley many of the wines are made from genuine Portuguese grape varieties, rather than from international grapes that can be found anywhere in the world today. You will get to know wines made from touriga nacional, tinta roriz, touriga franca, sousa and others.
The tour starts in Porto (sometimes called Oporto). It is one of the biggest cities in Portugal although it does not count more than 220,000 inhabitants.
The city centre is a gem, very old and winding streets climb the hills with many architectural sights as well as a wealth of restaurant, bars and cafés
Side by side with an amazing historic, artistic, architectural and urban heritage there is a contemporary creation, expressed in several areas, from museums to architecture, theatre to cinema and music festivals. Porto is on the UNESCO list of Cultural World Heritage and is a must to visit. An evening walk and a glass of port while enjoying the view across the river over the sister city of Vila Nova de Gaia cannot be avoided. It is actually in Vila Nova, and not in Porto, where all the Port houses have their lodges.
You will spend the following three nights in Alto Douro, the heart of the Douro Valley.
Price : 3500 Euro/person double occupancy
5 hotel nights, in five star hotel double occupancy, including breakfast :
2 nights in five-star hotel in Porto
3 nights in wine hotel in the Douro Valley
Meals as described in the program above
5 gastronomic multi-course lunches, including wines, at wineries or local restaurants
2 gastronomic multi-course dinners, including wines
Start and end point: Porto
Bus transport during the whole trip
All vineyard and winery visits
4 private, high quality tastings at wineries.
1 entrance at the Port Wine Museum
1 entrance and tastes at Gaia wine cellars
2 boat trips, in Porto and Douro Valley
Visits will be in English or other language
Wine guiding and tutoring by an expert wine guide.
Travel (flights) to the destination and back from your home location.
You organize your travel to the destination yourself. If you want assistance with organizing your flight tickets etc, please contact us.
We warmly recommend that you plan a few extra days here if you have the time! It is a very interesting place and well worth some “non-wine” tourism too! We can assist you with booking additional hotel nights if you want.
Meet Me at Porto
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