|Porto and the Douro Valley
|Type of Tour:
|From £510 to £810 per person
|Number of Meals:
|2 breakfasts and 1 lunch (3 Days)
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch & food tour (4 Days)
|Number of Winery Visits:
|3 Port Lodges (3 Days)
4 Port Lodges (4 Days)
|Number of Wines Tasted:
|Approximately 12 (3 Days)
Approximately 20 (4 Days)
|On foot in Porto
|Dates / Availability:
|Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year
Elected Best European Destination 2017, and Leading city-break destination in 2023 by the World Travel Awards, Porto is a captivating blend of old-world charm and modern energy. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, its beauty is in the mix of historic architecture, contemporary structures and, of course, Port wine! The city’s unmatched beauty is a magnet for visitors from all around the world. Wander through Porto’s streets to discover colourful houses, bustling cafes, and authentic restaurants serving delightful Portuguese cuisine. Each corner of the city invites you to experience its rich culture and delicious flavours, making every moment in Porto truly special.
This compact three day break offers a perfect introduction to wonders of Porto. Upon arrival, check into your preferred hotel. The evening is yours to uncover the wonders of this remarkable city. Should you arrive early, we’d love to suggest some exciting activities to make the most of your time in Porto. You might indulge in a delightful Douro wine tasting, savour a food tour exploring local flavours, or allow us to recommend some of our preferred restaurants.
On day two, making your way independently between each destination, you will visit two renowned port wine lodges. The famous Sandeman Port wine lodge boasts a magnificent view of Porto. Here, your English-speaking guide will accompany you through the lodges full of casks of ageing Porto wine and your visit will conclude with a tutored tasting of four ports. You will also enjoy a guided tour and tastings at the renowned Grahams Port wine lodge. Following your visit, you will enjoy a tasting session in style in the lodge’s Vintage Room. Portuguese cuisine is truly delicious, and you will sample many of the region’s delicacies on your trip. A traditional wine tasting lunch will be served in a true Portuguese setting. Whilst admiring the views of Porto from this convivial riverside restaurant in Gaia, you will enjoy five courses, including a traditional bacalhau dish, and a selection of artisan cheeses from the North of Portugal. The meal will be accompanied by two fabulous Douro wines and three different Ports
In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a captivating 50-minute journey along the Douro River on a traditional rabelo boat. These iconic boats have been an integral part of Porto’s history, once used to transport Port wine barrels from the Douro Valley vineyards to the wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. With their distinctive design featuring a flat bottom, these boats were essential for navigating the river’s currents.
Day Three (Optional)
(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.
Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.
If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of Portugal! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.
Given the wide range of travel options, our standard package prices do not include travel. Please see our Porto travel page for detailed information.
For more information on our Essential tours please see our Essential tours page.
To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required (or 20% if the total price of your trip exceeds £500 per person). Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail email@example.com to request a booking form.
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