Exclusive Douro

Luxury Douro Valley Wine Tour

Douro Valley tour

At a glance

Region:Porto and the Douro Valley
Type of Tour:
Duration:4 Days
Guide Price:From £2550 to £2900 per person
Number of Meals:3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner.
Number of Winery Visits:4 wineries
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 17 Douro wines and Ports
Tour Transport:Private transfers to and from the Hotel on arrival and departure day, luxury chauffeured vehicle for 1 full day and private boat for one day
Dates / Availability:Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year.

Trip Summary

The Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is often considered as one of Europe’s most breath-takingly beautiful wine regions, and our four day/three night Exclusive Break should be on your bucket list! Based at the award-winning Quinta Nova wine resort, guests will enjoy wine and port tasting on-site as well as in the famous riverside town of Pinhåo.

For those arriving in Porto by plane or train, we will arrange for a driver to pick you up and whisk you away to your hotel. You will embark on a scenic drive through Estrada Nacional 222, which is considered one of the most beautiful routes in the world, with either woodland or vineyard views. After checking in at the hotel, you will be taken on an introductory tour of the on-site winery, concluding with tastings of three of the estate’s wines (one white and two reds) in the panoramic tasting room. In the evening, a delicious four course wine tasting dinner will be served in the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant.

Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House
Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House

After breakfast on day two, you will be met at the hotel by a luxury chauffeured vehicle, which will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis. We will arrange for you to visit two premium wineries, who produce both DOC Douro wines and ports. At each estate, enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of the wine-making facilities and cellars, and each tour will conclude with extensive tastings. At one of the estates, a traditional three course lunch will be served alongside a bottle of wine and a glass of port in a stunning location overlooking the picturesque Douro Valley. If you do manage to tear yourself away from such a relaxing lunchtime, you will not be disappointed! Your driver awaits, to take you to your next stop – one of the first Quinta’s to open to the public in the Douro valley region. During the visit you will taste 5 wines including the 10 year old Tawny.

Douro valley wine tour
Port Wine house

On day three, after a leisurely breakfast, you will be taken to your private boat. We hope you have your deck shoes with you, as today is all about being on the River Douro. You will see the Valley from an entirely different perspective, admiring the steep terraced slopes, you will arrive in style for your tour and tasting at a renowned Quinta. Here you will enjoy a very informative tour, taking in the cellars and the vineyards. The tour will culminate with a leisurely three course lunch paired with some of the estate’s wines.

At the end of this visit, and after such a fabulous day, your car will be waiting for you, to take you back to your hotel, where you have all you need to further relax and unwind. We would be delighted to recommend some of our favourite restaurants in the area and to book you a table at one of these if you wish to enjoy a dinner on your final evening in the Douro.

 

Douro wine tour
Douro valley

Outline Itinerary

Day One

  • On arrival in Porto, your luxury chauffeured vehicle will take you to Quinta Nova. This journey will take approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • After checking into your Superior Terrace Room, you will be taken on a tour of the estate followed by a tasting and dinner.

Day Two

  • After breakfast, you will be met at your hotel by your driver in a luxury chauffeured vehicle, who will accompany you throughout the day. Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A private tour, tastings and lunch at Quinta da Pacheca.
  • Tour and tasting at a prize-winning winery.
  • Tour and tasting at a third iconic winery.
  • Your driver will take you back to the hotel, where the evening is at leisure.

Day Three

  • After breakfast, you will be taken to your private boat, for a day’s cruising and a tour, tasting and lunch at a prestigious winery further up the valley.
  • Your driver will take you back to Quinta Nova where the evening is at leisure. We will be delighted to recommend restaurants in the area and to book you a table at one of these.

Final Day

  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast check out of the hotel and your driver will be ready to transport you back to Porto.
Grape treading credits Fernando Peneiras
Douro Valley tour

Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Considerable discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you travelling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at the majority of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Quinta Nova Luxury Winery HouseSuperior Terrace Room5*4 Days£2550Book Now
Grape treading- credits Douro Wine Tourism
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Enhance your Experience/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 the country! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Additional tours and activities! We would be delighted to provide inspiration for more wine tours and cultural activities. The possibilities are endless!
  • Experience the region’s gastronomy. The wine regions are brimming with unique gastronomic dining opportunities and what better way to enjoy a glass than with a mouth-watering meal? We offer a variety of menus to suit every budget. Contact us for prices.
  • Tailor-made tour extensions. The team at Grape Escapes have travelled extensively in Europe, not just in the wine regions and can therefore recommend and arrange tailor-made tour extensions to other regions and cities, for example Paris in France or Bilbao in Spain.
Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House
Douro Wine Tour- Credits Feeldouro

Further Information

Travel to your Douro Wine Tour

Travel to Portugal has not been included as part of the package. Please contact us to discuss the various options.

Exclusive Tours

For more information on our Exclusive tours please see our Exclusive tours page.

Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a 20% deposit is required. 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 info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

Douro wine tours

Firstly may I say that we had an utterly fantastic time and that the organisation and suggestions from the team at Grape Escapes was first rate, couldn’t fault it. So thank you. It ranks as one of our best ever breaks and much of that is down to the advice that we received from yourselves and the planning etc. The weather even played it’s part by being glorious all the time, what a bonus.

Richard- Essex, UK

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