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, gastronomy, and enjoy unforgettable wine tourism experiences.
The tour starts with the pick-up at Sá Carneiro Airport, in hotels, or in the city centre 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 at 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 flavours, in a wine and sensory experience, with a tasting of DOC Douro and Port wines, accompanied by homemade jam and island cheese.
After visiting Quinta da Pacheca, it will be time to embark on 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.
Already during the afternoon, you will 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.
Before dinner, you will visit a viewpoint with one of the most beautiful landscapes of Douro, the Casal de Loivos Viewpoint. Here you can enjoy the view, take pictures or simply relax.
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 enjoy a wine dinner at the state's restaurant, a place of reference in the Douro for its privileged location, excellent service and gastronomy. The Douro regional cuisine, its recipes and fresh local produce are worked on daily to provide an unbeatable sensory journey. The 3 Moments menu will be served, paired with Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo wines, selected by the winemaker.
At the end of the day, it will be time to return to Porto, where the drop-off will be made in the city centre, hotels or at Sá Carneiro Airport.
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