On this luxury wine and food tour, designed by Portugal by Wine, we invite you to discover the Douro Wine Region, on the theme of Port Wine.
The 2-day program includes a visit to some prestigious Douro wineries and Vila Nova de Gaia wine cellars, 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.
After the pick-up, the trip towards Douro Valley will be full of stunning landscapes, where you will appreciate the peculiar natural beauty of this route so recognized throughout the world.
The activities will begin at Quinta do Noval, located 4 km from Pinhão. It is known for the production of Port and Douro Wine, of high quality, with worldwide recognition. You will get to know the property through a private visit to its facilities, vineyards, and winery. The visit will end with a commented tasting of Port wines.
The typically Douro lunch will be at Quinta do Crasto. You will enjoy a meal of traditional Portuguese cuisine, accompanied by Quinta do Crasto wines, served on the terrace, near the infinite pool, with wonderful views of the Douro Valley.
In the late afternoon you will visit Quinta da Pacheca, one of the oldest, emblematic and well-known wineries in the Douro region, located in Lamego. You will enjoy a true combination of traditional Douro flavours, in a wine and sensory experience, which will begin with a workshop, where you will cook with the help of the Chef, a typical Douro meal. The final result will be served at dinner.
To stay overnight we present you two suggestions, you'll get to decide:
The Quinta da Pacheca Wine Hotel, one of the best-known units of the 'charm tourism' of the Douro Valley. With the vineyard and wine as inspiration and environment, it is oriented to gastronomic and wine tourism, combining the modern and avant-garde image with sobriety and elegance.
Or, alternatively, the Wine Hotel Quinta do Vallado, where you immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Quinta do Vallado. Relax with the Douro Valley as background. Guests have access to the sauna, Turkish bath and hot tub.
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, with the best regional Douro products, our guide will pick you and lead you to Porto, more specifically to the centre of Vila Nova de Gaia.
At Cais de Gaia (pier), where the Port Wine Cellars are located, activities begin at the historic Caves Graham's. Built in 1890 on a hill in Vila Nova de Gaia, they offer spectacular views over the Douro River, the historic city centre of Porto and the iconic D. Luís I Bridge, which connects the cities of Porto and Gaia. You will participate in a guided tour, which will end with a premium tasting of Tawny Port wines, to be held in the main tasting room. After the visit, you will have time for a mini-break on the terrace, and soon after, you will have lunch at the Vinum Restaurant, integrated in the building of the cellars, with a high quality cuisine proposal. You will enjoy a tasting menu, suggested by the Chef, paired with premium wines, which will bring to your table the best traditions of the Douro.
The last visit of the program will be in The Caves Ferreira. With more than 250 years of tradition of excellence, Caves Ferreira has one of the best Vintage Porto wine cellars, a reference in the sector, with wines since 1815. This magnificent wine cellar dates back to the times of D. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira who, in 1896, left a valuable "frasqueira" with thousands of bottles of the most consecrated crops. During the visit, you will discover Ferreira's long tradition in the production of Vintage Ports of excellent quality and taste these magnificent nectars.
At the end of the day, our guide will take you to the drop-off site, in the city centre of Porto, hotels or at Sá Carneiro Airport.
Discover Portugal by Wine!
- Wine experiences in a renowned Port Wine producers;
- 1 Night of accommodation on a double room, at Wine Hotel da Quinta da Pacheca 4*, or at Wine Hotel Quinta do Vallado 4*;
- Guided visits in 2 wineries in Douro Valley and in 2 wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, with wine tastings;
- Cooking class;
- 2 Meals with wine pairing at Wine Estates, and 1 meal, tasting menu, in a restaurant;
- Transfer with specialized chauffeur on a premium vehicle;
- Pick-up and drop-off at Porto city centre.