Visit Portugal’s prestigious Douro Valley on wine tours from Porto! Famous for its production of Port, the valley is indisputably scenic with swathes of vineyards clinging to the hills around the River Douro. Traveling in a small group of no more than eight people, you’ll admire the scenery around Pinhão, and then enjoy a traditional lunch accompanied by award-winning wines and a 30-year-old Port. Visit Quinta do Portal wine estate for a tasting session and then travel through ‘Vinho Verde country’ on the way back to Porto.
7 days / 6 nights – Porto • Amarante • The Duoro Valley • Quinta Nova • Quinta de Nápoles
- Porto – Mix monuments by leading world architects from the past and the present, and some fantastic baroque carvings;
- Amarante – a pleasant and picturesque small town located on the banks of the Tâmega River;
- The Duoro Valley – beautiful region in nothern Portugal is where the wine that makes Port Wine is produced;
- Quinta Nova – one of the most beautiful Quintas (estates) in the Douro, and it is an example of the true nature of the valley;
- Quinta de Nápoles – home to Niepoort wines.
Tour available as:
• Private car – English-speaking local tour guide and pre-booked accommodation.
Day 1 – Porto
• Arrival to Porto airport;
• Check – in at your Hotel located in the historical city centre – Porto Ribeira (World Heritage Site);
• Rabelo Boat Cruise in Douro – 6 bridges Cruise;
• Visit to the Port Wine Cellars: Taylor’s with Cocktails workshop included;
• Dinner suggestions at “A Mercearia” (regional cuisine of the Portugal’s north).
Day 2 – The Artefacto Cooking School
• Visit to Bolhão Market with the Chef of the famous Shis Restaurant to buy together typical food ingredients;
• Cooking Lesson at Artefacto cooking school, where you can learn typical recipes such as: Steak of “Barrosã” Veal or Octopus in the oven;
• Afternoon at your disposal to discover the enchants of Porto city;
• Dinner suggestions at “Shis” (magical place, situated near the beach).
Day 3 – Amarante – Duoro Valley
• Moving to Douro and stop at Amarante: “the gate” to Douro Valley;
• Check-in at Rural Hotel Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo;
• Reception with some snacks and wines from their own production;
• Olive oil tasting – guided by the Trás-os-Montes producers;
• Dinner at the hotel restaurant – Conceitus Winery Restaurant.
Day 4 – Quinta Nova
• Harvesting Experience in Quinta Nova (if you are in harvesting season);
• Out of the harvesting season, a pleasant trekking tour will make your delights ;
• Picnic in middle of the vineyards with local wine and delicacies ;
• Rabelo boat trip until your dinner place: Rabelo restaurant from the elegant Relais & Chateau CS Vintage House Hotel.
Day 5 – Provesende – Quinta de Nápoles
• Cook your own Meal at Morgadio da Calçada – a small luxury hotel in Provesende – you can have the opportunity to join the Chef and owner of this Boutique Bed&Brekafast Manuel Villas Boas and prepare your own meal with regional products;
• Visit and Wine tasting at Quinta de Nápoles (from Dirk Nieport and part of the famous Douro Boys);
• Dinner suggestion at DOC Restaurant, from the Chef Rui Paula, it has unique gourmet dishes that match in perfection with the local wines.
Day 6 – Porto
• Return to Porto by train. Enjoy the beautiful Douro landscapes in this unique train journey;
• As an option we suggest overnight at the elegant The Yeatman hotel that is dedicated entirely to the Portuguese food and wine and a dinner at its Michelin star Restaurant.
Medieval castles, cobblestone villages, captivating cities and golden-sand beaches: the Portugal experience can mean many things. History, great food and wine, idyllic scenery and blazing nightlife are just the beginning…
Romantic Porto, the country’s second-largest city, looks like a pop-up town. A colourful tumbledown dream with medieval relics, soaring bell towers, extravagant baroque churches and stately beaux-arts buildings piled on top of one another, illuminated by streaming shafts of sun.
The Douro Valley – the region is located in the North of Portugal, extending from the city of Porto to the eastern border, where the Port wine production activities and the unique scenery sculpted the Douro river and its tributaries are highlights not to be missed.