Douro Wine Region with a Douro River Cruise – Full 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 one day wine tour you will have the opportunity to visit some of its more charming wine estates where Port and Douro wines are produced, where you will enjoy different wine experiences and end your day with a relaxing cruise in the Douro River.
- World Heritage Site, by UNESCO
- Wine tours in Port and Douro wine producing estates
- Cruise in the Douro region in a sailing boat for 2 hours (exclusivity aboard the sailing boat)
- Breathtaking landscape
- Tour in the Douro Valley with Private Driver/guide for the entire duration of the tour in a car of superior range Mercedes or self drive (Private driver option)
- Pick up and drop off at the Hotel in Porto (Private driver option)
- 2 Guided tours with wine tasting at 2 "Quintas" Port and Douro wine producing estates
- 1 Wine with pre-set menu
- 2-Hour Cruise in a sailing boat with Port wine tasting (exclusivity aboard the sailing boat)
- All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal
- Personal expenses
- 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 € 200 (price per person)
|Reservation||Subject to the confirmation of availability|
|Type of Tour||Private Group|
|Duration||Full Day (8 hours)|
|Group Size||2 – 12 People|
|Starting Point||Hotel or Porto Airport|
|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||Spanish; English; Português|
The Private Driver in a deluxe vehicle Mercedes is waiting for you in the lobby of the Hotel in Porto. He will take you to the Douro Valley.
You will enjoy your lunch in one of the oldest wine estates in Douro, the Quinta da Pacheca. One of the most known properties of the Douro, stands out for having been the first to bottle wine under its own brand.The first reference to the Quinta is in a document dated of the 17thApril 1738, where it is called "the Pacheca" because its owner was then D. Mariana Pacheco Pereira. But it was only in 1903 that D. José Freire de Serpa Pimentel decided to develop his growing interest in oenology, acquiring the property in order to devote himself to the wine production.You will be guided by the Quinta guide and you will get to know its history, as well as the wine-making processes of the wines of Pacheca and a wine tasting.
After the wine experience you will enjoy lunch (drinks not included) at the The Wine House Hotel that offers a touch of luxury and gourmet and a search for constant quality, while keeping the true essence of the traditional Portuguese cuisine. Always prepared with fresh products of the land, the restaurant dishes are a real temptation.The quality of this cuisine, famous throughout the Douro region, makes the restaurant of Quinta da Pacheca the Ex-libris of the estate, a warm and relaxing place with a view over the Douro and the vine terraces, completed by the comfort of typical fireplace.
As the tour continues, it is impossible to be indifferent to Quinta do Crasto. Located on the right bank of the Douro river, Quinta do Crasto is the family estate of Leonor and Jorge Roquete for over a century. It's origin dates back to the early 17th century as its first known references are from 1615.The property has approximately 130 acres (321 ac.) including a large percentage of old vines averaging 70 years of age, highlightning the famous Vinha Maria Teresa and Vinha da Ponte, from where the special category wines Quinta do Crasto are born.One of the greatest distinctions arrived in 2008, when the magazine Wine Spectator, an international benchmark of the sector, considered Quinta do Crasto Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2005 the third best wine in the world that year, giving it a score of 95 points out of a hundred. Since then, this wine has always kept its place on the Top 100 of this American publication. Guided tour to Quinta do Crasto, including a tour to the vineyards, namely the famousvinhas velhas (old vineyards) of Quinta do Crasto, and to the cellar and barrels warehouse where Premium table wine and Port wines are ageing.After the visit, there is a tasting of 5 wines presented by an representative of Quinta do Crasto, that guides visitors along the tasting experience.
After the visit, your tour will continue towards Folgosa, where you will enjoy a relaxing moment with a sailing cruise in the Douro River, while you taste Porto wine. Depart, on a exclusive basis, aboard the sailing ship Libertu's for the discovery of the territory that the river has carved and men sculpted man, a region that was the source of compelling values for the humanity. Anew way of discovering Douro, an region of heritage, landscapes and wines that are unique in the world. Aboard the sailing ship Libertu's live moments of intimacy with the nature while you travel with emotion along the history until the times when therabelosboats moved by the force of the sails.Libertu's is a 10, 5 meters (34 ft.) Dehler sailing ship with a 14 meters (45 ft.) mast and with a maximum capacity for 12 people and is luxuriously equipped with 2 rooms, a lounge area, kitchen and toilet.
The Private driver will drop you off at Porto.
End of the Tour