Douro Wine Tour with a Sailing Cruise in Douro River – 5-Day experience
Peso da Régua, 5051-909, Douro - Porto and Douro
Recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Site since 2001, the Douro Region is the oldest Wine Demarcated Region in the world, stretching through an area of more than 40 000 hectares. In a 5-day tour you will have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous Douro and Port wine producing estates and taste the flavors of this fantastic region.
- World Heritage Site, by UNESCO
- Wine tour in Port and Douro renowned wine producing estates
- Accommodation in a Boutique Estate or in a luxury resort in the Douro Valley
- Exclusive Cruise in the Douro River in a sail boat
- Wine, gastronomy and regional products tastings
- Breathtaking landscape
- Pick up and drop off at Porto Airport or city of Porto
- Tour in Douro with Private Driver/ guide for the entire duration of the tour in a vehicle of superior range
- 4 Nights accommodation in the Douro Valley, according to the chosen hotel category in a Double room or similar
- 4 Breakfasts in the chosen hotel
- 5 Guided tours with wine tasting at 5 "Quintas” renowned Wineries in the Douro Valley
- 3 Lunches with pre-set menu
- 1 Dinner with pre-set menu
- 1 Cuisine Workshop
- 1 Certified Pedestrian circuit
- 2-hour Cruise in the Douro river in a sailboat
- Cultural Break in Lamego (entrance fees)
- All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal
- Personal expenses like buying wine bottles
- Flights or other means of transportation
- Other complementary services not included in the itinerary
Prices and Available Options:
Category B:From € 1.900 (price per person based on double occupancy)
From € 2.400 (price per person based on double occupancy)
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|Reservation||You will receive an email with the booking details and later on (within 24 hours) a confirmation email; Subject to the confirmation of availability|
|Type of Tour||Private Group|
|Duration||5 Days / 4 Nights|
|Group Size||2 – 7 People|
|Starting Point||Hotel or Porto Airport|
|Payment||It will be charged 50% of the amount of the experience at least 45 days prior to arrival; It will be charged 50% of the amount of the experience when the reservation is confirmed|
|Cancellation||If you cancel less than 45 days before your arrival date, 100% of the total booking will be charged; Cancellation up to 45 days prior your arrival date: 2.5% of the total booking price will be charged|
|No-Show||It will be charged 100% of total booking value|
|Means of payment||Mastercard; Visa|
|General||Booking Guarantee with credit card number; VAT at the legal rate included; Supplements have to be paid separately|
|Spoken Languages||English; Português|
The trip went well, thank you Wine Tourism in Portugal. We really appreciated the time spent with Eduardo at Seixo and Maria (?) Silva at Pacheca. Thank you for organizing the day. We also had a very good lunch at Pacheca.
We have already recommended this Tours to several people, as we thought it was a good value for the experience and very well organized. I'm sure we'll be repeat customers again too! Thanks for such a good trip.
One of my best trip ever. The charm of Douro Valley is indescribable and the "Quintas" are fantastic. Driving in Douro is not easy, the roads are narrow but the landscape is unique.
Accommodation: Category A or Category B
Category A - Six Senses - Room Quinta Superior or similar
Category B - Quinta da Pacheca or Quinta do Vallado - Double Room or similar
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Then, you will have a cuisine workshop, led by the Chef of the Pacheca Wine House Hotel. This is a great way to relax, learn and enjoy the richness of the appetizers and "petiscos" of the Portuguese gastronomy. With this activity it is intended that you will interact with the Chef participating in the making of the meal, learning or developing your knowledge for the food. In the end, you can taste the dish made.
After lunch, discover the Quinta do Vallado Winery. Quinta do Vallado belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira and remains to this day as property of her descendants. It is located on the banks of the River Corgo, a tributary of the Douro River, right next to the river mouth near the town of Peso da Régua.For nearly 200 years the Quinta do Vallado was primarily engaged in the production of Port wine, subsequently marketed by Casas Ferreira (that belonged to the Family).After Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, her great grand-son - Jorge Viterbo Ferreira and her great-great grand-son - Jorge Cabral Ferreira - were responsible for the great development and growth of the Quinta. The new barrel cellar, with high-quality architecture, built in 2009, combines the latest technology with a high quality architecture that makes this Quinta one of the places to visit in the Douro Valley. You will have a Tour in the Winery and Wine Cellar with a Vallado Wines Tasting.
Your dinner will take place at Castas & Pratos, a luxury restaurantlocated in an old railway station, in Régua, near Quinta do Vallado, with a refined wine list. The concept of Castas e Pratos is to be more than just a Restaurant, it is a Wine Bar, a Lounge and a Wine Shop, "a five in one", where the taste, the smell, the sight, the touch and the hearing, and one or more other sense, work together to offer you a unique experience. Several are the awards, international and national, that prove the unique quality of this restaurant, in publications such The New York Times.
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After the experience, enjoy the menu and views of the Conceitus Restaurant. Here, the menu appeals to the senses and emotions, in a relaxed and curious way. The proposals are different every day and guests never know the menu, letting themselves be guided by the inspiration of Chef José Pinto.
After lunch, you will discover Quinta Nova, Nossa Senhora do Carmo. 250 years ago, the traditional Quinta Nova winery, owned by the Amorim Group, was harvesting its first grapes. This is undoubtedly one of the oldest wineries in the Douro region, producing port wine for the Quinta and for many other plots of neighboring farms, given its large size. You will have a guided Tour through the vines, winery dated from 1764 and the underground cellar. The visit ends with a tasting of 3 wines at the wine Shop.
Enjoy a pedestrian circuit with 3 different routes, properly signed, in a certified total trail of 8km's. With a map and a list of conduct rules, clients are able to enjoy this activity, knowing a wine estate to detail, highlighting its historical points. And, crossing the orchards, make sure you pick some fresh fruit!
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Breakfast will be served at the Hotel. The Private Driver/guide is waiting for you in the Lobby of the Hotel.
Lunch is waiting for you at DOC Restaurant. Situated in Folgosa, Armamar, on the road between Régua and Pinhão, in what is one of the most beautiful scenic routes in the country, the restaurant occupies a building of contemporary lines with a picket based that extends along an elegant wooden deck overlooking the river. It is a place of enormous beauty, blending the magnificence of shale hills covered with vines with the stillness of the Douro river and the serenity of lakeside villages, only awakened by the regular passage of the train. DOC operates as an open window on this breathtaking scenery, which makes every meal a unique and special moment. The menu is prepared to meet the expectations. The Chef Rui Paula organizes everything in detail, always adding an element of surprise, so as to make the celebration unforgettable.
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Then, you will visit the Lamego Museum. An astounding collection of ancient art and artifacts, including a fully reconstructed chapel dripping with gold, is displayed within the walls of an18th century bishop’s palace. Among the many highlights are the set of paintings by one of Portugal’s most renowned painters, Grão Vasco, 16th century Flemish tapestries that depict the Greek legend of Oedipus and colorful 17th Century panels Azulejos (paited tiles).
Nearby is the Lamego Cathedral, a succession of different styles from various periods can be seen on both the outside and inside of Lamego cathedral, and yet, despite this, the building as a whole exudes a sense of beauty and monumentality. The tower windows are the oldest surviving feature, with their delicately carved capitals providing one of the finest examples of the twelfth-century Romanesque style of architecture. In 1738, Nicolau Nasoni was commissioned to paint the vaulted ceilings. The brightly-coloured and well-preserved frescoes taught those worshippers who could not read or write about various episodes in the Old Testament. And in the chancel of this ancient church, there is yet another delightful highlight: an eighteenth-century marble and gilded altarpiece and two beautiful organs dating from 1753.
Finally, the Shrine Lady of Remedies in Lamego. From one of the central avenues in Lamego, climb to the top of the hill up an imposing baroque staircase with 686 steps ending in a shrine built in the rocaille style in the mid-eighteenth century for the worship of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, although it was not completely finished until 1905. The same Nicolau Nasoni who painted the cathedral ceilings designed some of the baroque works that decorate this monument, in particular a very beautiful granite fountain next to the shrine itself. Various landings enrich the monumental staircase with interesting sculptures, making the long climb of the pilgrims less arduous.
The Private Driver will drop you off at Porto Airport (OPO) or city of Porto.
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