On this luxury wine and food tour, designed by Portugal by Wine, we invite you to discover the Douro Wine Region.
The 1-day program includes a visit to 3 of the most prestigious Douro Wineries, where you will taste the best wines, Douro gastronomy and enjoy unforgettable wine tourism experiences.
The program starts with the pick-up at Sá Carneiro Airport, in hotels, or in the city center of Porto. You will be accompanied by a chauffeur specialized in wine tourism, and the entire trip will be in a premium vehicle.
In the Alto Douro Vinhateiro, the activities will begin with a private boat trip on the Douro River, where you will enjoy the stunning and enchanting landscapes of the Douro Valley. The tour will begin at the river pier of Folgosa do Douro, in Armamar, where you will board a sailboat and set off on a trip through the Douro towards Pinhão. During the trip, a tapas lunch with regional products and Douro wines will be served on board.
After the boat trip and already during the early afternoon you will visit one of the best properties in the Douro, Quinta do Bomfim, located in the heart of the Alto Douro. Owned by the Symington family, it is one of the most beautiful properties in the family, whose presence in the region dates back five generations. Predominantly south-facing, with ample sun exposure, the shale slopes are arranged on vine terraces that have produced memorable Vintage Port wines from Dow's over the last century. On the visit you will know the winery, the vineyards, the tasting room and the outdoor terrace, with stunning views of the Douro, and also enjoy a Symington wine tasting.
Next the destination will be Quinta da Pacheca, one of the oldest, emblematic and well-known farms of the Douro region, located in Lamego. You will visit the vineyards, the press, the wine cellar and the shop, where you can purchase the wines and some gourmet products. The visit will end with a combination of traditional Douro flavors, in a wine and sensory experience, with a tasting of 4 wines (2 DOC Douro wines and 2 Port wines), accompanied by homemade jam and island cheese.
To end the day in the best way, the dinner will be at Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, a place of extreme beauty, in the heart of the Douro, municipality of Sabrosa, Vila Real, owned by the Amorim family since 1999, and considered as one of the 9 most beautiful wine estates in the world, by American Airlines. You will visit the cellar of 1764, the Wine Museum Centre, the barrel room and the underground wine cellar, where the best lots selected by the family age. At the end of the visit, you will enjoy a 3 Moments menu paired with the Quinta Nova wines, selected by the Winemaker.
At the end of a day, full of wine and gastronomic activities, it will be time to return to Porto, where the drop-off will be made in the city center, hotels or at Sá Carneiro Airport.
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