The Area


Located along the Douro river estuary, Porto  is Portugal’s second largest city. With over 150 classified monuments and a historical centre, Porto was registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. You will discover an astonishing number of heritage sites in this fascinating city; from Visigotic and Celtic villages, Roman roads and  bridges to Romanesque and Gothic Churches and Cathedrals that were built during the Medieval Age.

Porto tour
Port House

In harmony with the ancient history, the city also boasts many contemporary and artistic features, which can be found in its streets, architecture, monuments and museums. An attractive and lively city, Porto is a perfect location for groups as it is so compact.

Visitors enjoy taking picturesque walks to the world-famous wine lodges in Gaia and as well as the fabulous tasting sessions , Grape Escapes guests can also take in their beautiful surroundings on a scenic river cruise aboard a traditional Rabelo boat and travel further afield to visit other styles of wineries in the Douro region, such as Vinho Verde.

Douro valley
Douro valley

The Douro Valley

The Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled in northern Portugal, is a captivating region renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and prestigious wine production. This enchanting valley boasts terraced vineyards that paint the hillsides with a mosaic of vibrant greens, showcasing the centuries-old tradition of winemaking.

The Douro Valley is renowned for its production of exceptional DOC Douro wines and the world-famous Port wine. The valley’s unique climate and distinctive terroir create the perfect conditions for cultivating grapes for the production of exquisite wines. The terraced vineyards on the steep hillsides demonstrate the labor-intensive methods employed for centuries, preserving the authenticity and quality of the wines produced here.

Porto tour

Overall, it has been a brilliant break - well organized, well chosen vineyards and we would certainly like to do more trips with your company.

Olesya- Nottingham, UK

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