On this luxury wine and food tour, designed by Portugal by Wine, we invite you to discover the Douro Wine Region.
The program of 3 days and 2 nights, includes the visit to prestigious Douro wineries, where you will taste the best wines, cuisine 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 Douro Valley will be full of stunning landscapes, where you will appreciate the peculiar natural beauty of this route so recognized throughout the world.
In Douro, activities start at Quinta da Gricha, owned by Churchill's, located between Pinhão and São João da Pesqueira, near the village Ervedosa do Douro. You will get to know the property on a guided tour, where you will walk in the vineyards and the historic house built in 1852, with its unique granite presses, where the importance of terroir will be explained, and given the different varieties of grapes used in the production of wines. After the visit, it will be time to taste the typical Douro products at a regional lunch with Churchill's wines.
The next visit will be at Quinta da Roêda, the cornerstone of the distinctive style of the Croft house, described as the jewel of port wine properties. The wines of this property, which contains some of the oldest vineyards in the Douro region, form the heart of Croft's Vintage Port wine lot. You will visit the winery on a route that includes the vineyard, the wine press and will end with the tasting of Port wines.
After the activity at Quinta da Roêda, our chauffeur will take you to know one of the most beautiful points of the Alto Douro, the Viewpoint of Casal de Loivos, where you can contemplate the landscape over the Douro River.
In the late afternoon, it will be time to check in at the hotel. You can choose one of the two wine estates with accommodation that the program offers. The dinner will be regional and chef's suggestion, served in the wine estate restaurant that you choose, and paired with its wines.
You can choose the Wine Hotel da Quinta da Pacheca, 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 towards gastronomic and oenological tourism, combining the modern and avant-garde image with sobriety and elegance.
Or, alternatively, the hotel of Quinta de Ventozelo, owned by Gran Cruz. Quinta de Ventozelo seeks to value the enormous potential of its property, not only for working on the richness and diversity of its wines, but also for betting on olive oil, wine tourism and nature tourism. Find out why Ventozelo is not just a hotel. It is, above all, a wine estate, accustomed to welcoming all those who arrive there with hospitality.
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, with the best regional products, our guide will pick you and driving you through the 2rd day of this tour.
Activities will start with a private boat ride on the Douro River, where you will enjoy the stunning and charming landscapes of the Douro Valley. The tour will begin at the Folgosa do Douro river pier in Armamar, where you will board a sailboat and set sail on a journey through the Douro towards Pinhão. A lunch with some regional snacks will be served on board, accompanied by wines from the region.
After lunch, you will visit Quinta do Tedo, located in the heart of the Alto Douro Vinhateiro, between the Douro and Tedo rivers, 5 minutes from Folgosa. Surrounded by imposing landscapes composed of granite stones. It is one of the most remarkable and emblematic of the region, currently producing Port Wine, Douro DOC wines and olive oil, based on sustainable bio agriculture. You will get to know Quinta do Tedo on a guided tour of the winery, winemaking centre, and historic cellars, which will end with a tasting of Port Wines.
In the late afternoon, you will visit Quinta do Bomfim, owned by the Symington family. You will take part in a guided tour, where you will enjoy the heritage of this famous estate, while visiting the winery, the beautiful old cellar and the vineyard. At the end, you will taste Port and Douro DOC wines, on the terrace, with wonderful views over the Douro river and the surrounding vineyards.
The dinner, will be served at another emblematic wine estate, Quinta do Portal, located in Sabrosa, Vila Real. It is a Portuguese family and independent house, that embraced with all passion the concept of "Boutique Winery", dedicating itself to the production of DOC Douro Wines, Port wines of special categories and Muscatel. You will enjoy a traditional menu, composed of regional Douro dishes, and accompanied by Quinta do Portal wines.
After dinner, it will be time to return to the hotel.
After a buffet breakfast at the hotel with the best regional products, our guide will pick you up and drive you on the 3rd day of this tour.
Activities will begin at Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo, a place of extreme beauty, in the heart of the Douro, municipality of Sabrosa, Vila Real. Being owned by the Amorim family since 1999, it has been considered one of the 9 most beautiful wine estates to visit by American Airlines. You will visit the winery, built in 1764, the Wine Museum Centre, the barrel room and the underground wine cellar, where the best lots selected by the family age. After the visit, you will enjoy a wine lunch composed of a 3 Moments menu, paired with Quinta Nova wines, selected by the winemaker.
In the afternoon, you will visit Quinta do Seixo, owned by Sogrape, it is located in Cima-Corgo, in the heart of the Douro Demarcated Region. The breathtaking views are a magnificent landscape, shaped by man on terraces and schist terraces, in a surprising contrast to the brightness of the Douro River and the view of the picturesque village of Pinhão. You will enjoy a tour in the winery, cellar and robotic wine presses, where you will know the wine production cycle and, enjoy a wine tasting, representing the three styles of Port Wine – White, Ruby and Tawny.
In the late afternoon, it will be time to return to Porto and end the tour. The drop-off will be made in the city centre, hotels or at Sá Carneiro Airport.
Discover Portugal by Wine!
- 2 Nights of accommodation, on a double room, at Quinta da Pacheca Wine Hotel, or at Quinta do Ventozelo;
- Wine experiences at renowned wineries in Douro;
- Private boat trip in Douro river;
- Meals with wine pairing in wine estates;
- Transfer with specialized chauffeur on a premium vehicle;
- Pick-up and drop-off at Porto city centre.