|Region:||Porto and the Douro Valley|
|Type of Tour:||Essential|
|Guide Price:||From £381 to £541 per person|
|Number of Meals:||2 breakfasts and 1 lunch|
|Number of Winery Visits:||2 Port Lodges|
|Number of Wines Tasted:||Approximately 12|
|Tour Transport:||On foot in Porto|
|Dates / Availability:||Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year|
This compact three day break offers a perfect introduction to the wines of Porto. Walking between each destination, you will visit two esteemed 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 ten, twenty, thirty and forty-year-old aged Tawny ports. You will also enjoy a guided tour and tastings at the renowned Grahams Port wine lodge. Following your visit, you will taste three Ports in the Vintage Room; Graham’s Six Grapes, Graham’s thirty-year-old Tawny and Graham’s 2000 Vintage port. Also included in the package is a 50-minute Douro river cruise in a Rabelo boat. Rabelo boats were historically used to transport Port wine barrels from the inner Douro region to Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, where the wine cellars are located.
Portuguese cuisine is truly delicious, and you will sample many of the region’s delicacies on your trip. A traditional food and wine tasting lunch will be served in a true Portuguese setting. Whilst admiring the views of Porto from this convivial riverside bar/restaurant in Gaia, you will enjoy five courses, including a traditional grilled fish and bread 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, with water and coffee included.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request a booking form.
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