Exclusive Douro

Luxury Douro Valley Wine Tour

Douro Wine Tour

At a glance

Region:Porto and the Douro Valley
Type of Tour:
Duration:4 Days
Guide Price:From £1763 to £2813 per person
Number of Meals:3 breakfasts and 2 lunches
Number of Winery Visits:5 wineries
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 20 wines/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 Douro wine tour should be on your bucket list! The sumptuous Six Senses Hotel, a beautifully renovated 19th Century house, provides the idyllic base for this ultimate sojourn in the Douro, from where you will experience both the Ports and the wines for which the region is so well known.

For those arriving in Porto by plane or train, we will arrange for a driver to pick you up and whisk you away to the Six Senses Spa Hotel, a seventy five minute scenic drive away. After checking in to your Quinta Deluxe room, with either woodland or vineyard views, the rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy all the hotel has to offer.

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The fabulous spa offers an enormous range of possibilities, from the ten treatment rooms, to the indoor pool, gym and yoga and pilates pavilion. You may wish to explore the countryside by mountain bike or kayak or take part in one of the innovative programmes offered throughout the year. The Hotel library offers you the chance to gen up on the fabulous wines before enjoying a tasting in the evening perhaps.

After breakfast on day two, you will be met at the hotel by a luxury chauffeured vehicle (Mercedes E class/Viano or equivalent), which will accompany you throughout the day on a private basis.  Your first stop will be at Quinta da Pacheca, a gem of an Estate and one of the first to bottle wine under its own label. Here, you will enjoy a private, guided tour of the Quinta (winery) including the vineyards and wine cellar, before tasting two DOC wines and two Port wines, paired with homemade jam and cheese.  After your first initiation into the delights of the Douro wines, your driver will take you further into the valley to one of the most beautiful locations, with far reaching views over the Douro river, where you will enjoy a tour and an extensive tasting in a panoramic room, of three Grande Reserve wines, including a wine awarded more than 93 points on the Robert Parker scale, as well as a Vintage Port.  Time then to relax on the terrace, and indulge in a lunch of regional dishes, paired with four of the Quinta’s excellent wines.

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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 – a Quinta with an outstanding reputation for excellence, where a particular slope is much coveted by the Port producers of the region, after which this Quinta is named. Here, you will be free to wander through the beautiful vineyards and see the “lagares” (traditional granite tanks) at your leisure before enjoying a tasting of the Quinta’s five wines, including a Vintage Port.  At the end of the visit, your driver will take you back to the Six Senses, where the evening is free for you to relax in your luxurious surroundings.

On day three, after a leisurely breakfast, your driver will take you to a nearby town. We hope you have your deck shoes with you, as today is all about being on the River Douro, with of course, many stops for tastings at hidden away Quintas.  After thirty minutes cruising on your private boat, seeing the Valley from an entirely different perspective, admiring the steep terraced slopes, you will arrive in style for your first tour and tasting at a well lauded Quinta, which has been in the hands of the same family for more than a century, producing wine, Port and olive oil.  Here you will enjoy a very informative tour, taking in the cellars and the vineyards. The tour will culminate in a commented tasting of five emblematic wines.

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Time then, to rejoin your boat, and your Captain will set sail up Valley, whilst you sit back and take in the stunning views. A leisurely lunch will then be served on board, provided by a Michelin-starred Chef, consisting of local specialities, with further wines to enjoy.  After this peaceful and unique moment, your boat will set off again to take you to the last visit of the day. Known in Portuguese as the “well placed valley”, at this property, just ten minutes on foot from the marina, you will visit the small museum, which holds fascinating documents and photographs of times gone by. Then see the magnificent lodge, where the Port barrels rest before being taken downriver to Vila Nova de Gaia for further maturing.  A choice of short vineyard walks is then offered, during which you will be able to learn about the terroir whilst gazing out at the magnificent scenery.  A tasting of the Quinta’s famous wines will then take place.

At the end of this visit, and after such a fabulous day, your car will be waiting for you, to take you back to the Six Senses, where you have all you need to further relax and unwind after such an arduous day and perhaps enjoy a dinner on your final evening at this unique resort.

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Region Map

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Outline Itinerary

Day One of your Douro wine tour

  • On arrival in Porto, your luxury chauffeured vehicle will take you to the Six Senses Hotel.
  • After checking into your Quinta Deluxe room, the rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
  • In the evening, the Hotel has two restaurants and we would be happy to reserve a table for you at one of these.

Day Two of your Douro wine tour

  • 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 and tastings at Quinta da Pacheca.
  • Tour and tasting and gourmet lunch at a prize-winning winery in Pinhão.
  • Tour and tasting at a third iconic winery.
  • Your driver will take you back to the Six Senses, where the evening is at leisure.
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Day Three of your Douro Wine Tour

  • After breakfast, your driver will return to take you to your private boat, for a day’s cruising.
  • Your tour day will comprise of:
  • Tour and tasting at a prestigious winery further up the valley.
  • Your boat docks for you to enjoy a tranquil lunch with drinks.
  • Visit to your final Quinta, for a walk in the vineyard and a tasting of Douro wines and Ports.
  • Your driver will take you back to the Six Senses 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 of your Douro wine tour

  • Enjoy a leisurely breakfast check out of the hotel and your driver will be ready to transport you back to Porto.
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Accommodation

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
Six SensesQuinta Deluxe5*4 Days£2813Book Now

Special Offers

BRING FRIENDS AND SPEND LESS!

 A £600 per person discount applies for groups of four or more people travelling together.

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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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