|Porto and the Douro Valley
|Type of Tour:
|From £2550 to £2900 per person
|Number of Meals:
|3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner.
|Number of Winery Visits:
|Number of Wines Tasted:
|Approximately 17 Douro wines and Ports
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Travel to Portugal has not been included as part of the package. Please contact us to discuss the various options.
For more information on our Exclusive tours please see our Exclusive tours page.
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 email@example.com to request a booking form.
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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