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Wine Tour by Jon Thorsen - 7 Days in Porto and Douro

Porto, 4000-018, Porto - Porto and Douro

 

One of the most influential wine critics of the world created this tour to increase awareness of one of the world's most important winemaking regions. In this tour you will have the opportunity to know the secrets of Port Wine, Douro Wine and the city elected as the best European destination - Oporto. In this city you will discover its important monuments, delicious cuisine, famous wine cellars in Gaia and its fantastic people. On this trip we could not miss the famous and reputable "Quintas" wine estates that produce Port and Douro Wine, located in the oldest wine region in the world, UNESCO heritage.

 

Highlights:

  • World Heritage Site by UNESCO
  • Visit to the famous Port wine cellars
  • Visits to the historical center of Porto
  • Wine experiences at Port and Douro wine producing estates
  • Accommodation in a Porto Hotel and Douro wine producing estate
  • Wine and regional products meals with unique landscapes
  • Gastronomic workshop
  • Cruise in the Douro River
  • Visit with the Agronomy Engineer in a renowned estate in Douro
  • Breathtaking landscape

Included:

  • Rent-a-car without driver (4 days)
  • Road book
  • Pick up and drop off at the Hotel or Porto's Airport (in Private Driver option)
  • 6 Nights Accommodation in a Superior Double Room in Porto and in the Douro region, in the chosen hotel category
  • 6 Breakfasts in the accommodation units
  • Guided tours in the wine producing estates mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Regional products tasting
  • Gastronomic workshop
  • Cruise in the Douro River
  • All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal

Not Included:

  • Personal expenses like buying wine
  • Exclusive tour in Porto and Douro with a private driver and guide for the entire duration of the tour in a car of superior range
  • Tips
  • Flights or other means of transportation used to get to the starting point of the itinerary
  • Other complementary services not included in the itinerary

Prices and Available Options:

From € 1780 (price per person)

The Tour includes a Rental Car, however if you prefer a vehicle with Private Driver, we are able to provide it for you.


Conditions

Category Conditions
Reservation You will receive an email with the booking details and later on (within 48 hours) a confirmation email; Subject to the confirmation of availability
Type of Tour Private Group
Duration 7 Days / 6 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

Services

Category Services
Spoken Languages English; Português
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Day 1


Arrival at Porto Airport. Receptionand privatetransfertoyour hotel in the heart of Porto.

Accommodation: Category A or Category B

Category A - InterContinental Porto ou The Yeatman Hotel

Category B -Hotel Infante Sares ou Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira ou Porto A.S. 1829 Hotel

Day 2


Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Lunch in the beautiful Forno Velho Restaurant, which offers you Portuguese cuisine that keeps the flavours, scents and traditional grandmother recipes, with touches of innovation.At the charming town of Porto, you can discover "Ribeira", this is one of the most visited places in the city. Going down the street, you will find Gaia's riverside, where you’ll visit Croft Cellars and taste the wines of this cellar with more than four centuries of history, an unforgettable opportunity. Having as background one of the best views, you will enjoy an exclusive experience in one of the most important national cellars, the multi-award winning Ferreira Cellars. After the visits to the Cellars, you will be delighted with the DeCastro Gaia Restaurantcuisine, an irreverent gastronomic proposal that joins Porto Cruz wines and the culture of Portuguese gastronomy.

Day 3


Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Free lunch. You will spend the afternoon in Porto where you will visit the historic centre, considered World Heritage Site, you will take a walk to the Clérigos Tower, designed and decorated by Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni, near Livraria Lello considered by Lonely Travel one of the three most beautiful bookstores in the world. Crossing Avenida dos Aliados you will find São Bento Station, where you can observe its twenty thousand tiles depicting historic landmarks. The street of Santa Catarina is the place for your shopping and before finishing the afternoon you will visit the Oporto Cathedral and the Palácio da Bolsa, the building with the greatest diversity of architectural styles of the city. Dinner will be served at Restaurant Book. This is the place where an old bookstore used to be and where you will be able to enjoy traditional dishes and find some examples of literary work.

Day 4


Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Leaving from, after the Check-out you will leave towards Douro, the oldest wine region in the world. You will stay in a Wine Hotel or a Luxurious Hotel Resort, where you will find the peace, comfort, good wine and food. After checking-in your luggage, you will have the opportunity to engage in a cooking workshop led by the Chef at Quinta da Pacheca, and delight yourself with the created dishes. After the lunch you will visit and taste the wine of one of the most beautiful estates in the region, Quinta do Vallado and then we encourage you to visit the Port Wine Museum in Régua. Your dinner will be served at Castas & Pratos, a luxury restaurant with a refined wine list located in an old railway station in Régua.

Day 5


Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Visit one of the most beautiful landscapes in Douro at Quinta do Carstowith its infinite pool overlooking the Douro River, where you will enjoy lunch right after a guided tour and wine tasting (house to some of the most renowned wines in the world). Afterwards, we invite you to do a wine tasting, visit the 1764 winery and relax for a while at Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo, which was considered "One of the 9 must-see wineries in the world". Dinner at the Conceitus Winery Restaurant. The proposals are different every day and guests never know the menu, letting themselves be guided by the inspiration of Chef José Pinto.

Day 6


Breakfast will be served at the hotel. After a tour to the Quinta do Pôpa, with the douro river in sight, is the perfect time to enjoy a nice wine lunch with several menus inspired in some typical douro dishes, suggested by the chef. The wine tasting will take place during the meal, where the pairing it will be explained.Another exclusive experience awaits you nearby, you will visit Quinta das Carvalhas, Real Companhia Velha's "crown jewel", where you will meet the agronomy engineer that will explain you the varieties and wine producing methods. Your dinner is in the Rabelo Restaurant offers a cozy and classy decoration, creating a relaxed environment for unforgettable meals always accompanied by fine wines.

Day 7


Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Be amazed by the scenarios that Douro has to offer, aboard one of the emblematic Douro boats with Pipadouro. End of your tour.


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