On this luxury wine & 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 prestigious Douro wineries, where you will taste the best wines, regional 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.
After the pick-up, the trip towards the Alto Douro Vinhateiro will be full of stunning landscapes, where you will appreciate the peculiar natural beauty of this route so recognized throughout the world.
In the Alto Douro Vinhateiro, the activities will begin at Quinta da Pacheca, one of the oldest, emblematic and known of the Douro region, located in Lamego. You will visit the vineyards, the wine cellar, where the best wines are produced, and the shop, where you can purchase the wines and some gourmet products. You will enjoy a true combination of traditional Douro flavours, in a wine and sensory experience, which will begin with a traditional cooking workshop, where you will make, with the help of the Chef, a typical Douro meal. Furthermore, you will also enjoy a tasting of 2 Douro wines and 2 Port wines from Quinta da Pacheca.
After lunch, it will be time to get to visit Quinta do Bomfim, owned by the Symington family for five generations. The visit begins in a small museum that tells the history of the property, the family, the wines, and also, where there is a collection of early 20th century photographs of the Douro, as well as documents recording the history of the Quinta and the region. Then, a walk through the vineyards that provide excellent views of the surrounding mountains, some with stone terraces made by hand in the 18th and 19th centuries. At the end of the visit, you will participate in a Vintage Port wine tasting.
The last activities of the programme will be at the 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 participate in a Reserva wine tasting. After the tasting, you will have time to stroll around the wine shop and the estate, until dinner time, which will be at the winery restaurant, where you will taste a 3 Moments menu, paired with the Quinta Nova 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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