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
- Private Cruise in the Douro region in a sailing boat for 2 hours
- Breathtaking landscape
- Pick up and drop off at the Hotel in Porto (Private driver option)
- Tour with Private Driver in a vehicle of superior range for the entire duration of the tour (Private driver option)
- 2 Guided tours with wine tasting at 2 renowned "Quintas" Wineries in the Douro Valley
- 1 Lunch with pre-set menu and drinks
- 2-Hour private Cruise in a sailing boat with a Port wine tasting
- All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal
- Personal expenses
- Other complementary services not included in the itinerary
Prices and Available Options:
From € 260 (price per person based on 2 people - Self Guided)
From € 540 (price per person based on 2 people - Private driver included)
|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|
Welcome to Portugal. Wine Tourism in Portugal will invite you to discover the amazing Douro Valley.
The Private Driver in a deluxe vehicle Mercedes is waiting for you in the lobby of your Hotel in Porto. Enjoy the scenic 2-hour road trip to the Douro Valley (private driver option).
You will visit Quinta da Pacheca. One of the most well-known properties of the Douro Valley, 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. A guided visit where you will have the opportunity to know the 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 at Quinta da Pacheca Restaurant 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, you will have the oportunity to discover the famous Quinta do Seixo. The Quinta is located in Cima-Corgo, in the heart of the Douro Region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Following the Douro river from Régua to Pinhão, you can easily discover this old Quinta of the 17th century and its cellar of contemporary design. The view from Quinta do Seixo is breathtaking throughout the year, in a constant change of colour and light. A magnificent landscape, shaped by man in shale terraces, a surprising contrast with the brightness of the Douro river and the view of the picturesque village of Pinhão nearby. The vineyard, with over 100 years, is a true heritage of many traditional Douro grape varieties that still resist to the most harsh conditions and temperatures, producing unique and top quality wines. You will have a guidedvisit to the winery, Wine Cellar and Robotic Lagares. Tasting of two Porto Wines in a contemporary room and a magnificent terrace with one of the best views over the Douro River and the landscape.
After the visit, 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 a sailing ship 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 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. Be amazed by the scenarios that Douro has to offer.
The Private driver will drop you off in Porto (private driver option).
End of the Tour.