5-Day Porto and Douro Wine Tour

5-Day Porto and Douro Wine Tour

Perfect introduction to the wines of both Porto and the Douro, staying in both regions

Tour type: Private , Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights

Product ID: 53786
Description

This 4-day break will introduce you to the wines of both Porto and the Douro, staying in both regions.
 
Itinerary:
 
Day 1: Upon arrival in Porto, check into your hotel in the city centre. The afternoon and evening will be free to explore the city and relax.  
In your travel pack you will find a list of recommended restaurants, and a table at any of these can be reserved for you if you wish. 
 
Day 2: Walking between each destination in the city of Porto, you will visit the famous Sandeman Port wine lodge, which boasts magnificent views. Here, your English-speaking guide will accompany you through the lodges full of casks of ageing Porto wine and your visit will conclude with a tutored tasting of ten, twenty, thirty and forty-year-old aged Tawny ports.
You will also enjoy a guided tour and tastings at the renowned Grahams Port wine lodge. Following your visit, you will taste three Ports in the Vintage Room; Graham’s Six Grapes, Graham’s thirty-year-old Tawny and Graham’s 2000 Vintage port.
Then, enjoy a 50-minute Douro river cruise in a Rabelo boat. Rabelo boats were historically used to transport...

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This 4-day break will introduce you to the wines of both Porto and the Douro, staying in both regions.
 
Itinerary:
 
Day 1: Upon arrival in Porto, check into your hotel in the city centre. The afternoon and evening will be free to explore the city and relax.  
In your travel pack you will find a list of recommended restaurants, and a table at any of these can be reserved for you if you wish. 
 
Day 2: Walking between each destination in the city of Porto, you will visit the famous Sandeman Port wine lodge, which boasts magnificent views. Here, your English-speaking guide will accompany you through the lodges full of casks of ageing Porto wine and your visit will conclude with a tutored tasting of ten, twenty, thirty and forty-year-old aged Tawny ports.
You will also enjoy a guided tour and tastings at the renowned Grahams Port wine lodge. Following your visit, you will taste three Ports in the Vintage Room; Graham’s Six Grapes, Graham’s thirty-year-old Tawny and Graham’s 2000 Vintage port.
Then, enjoy a 50-minute Douro river cruise in a Rabelo boat. Rabelo boats were historically used to transport Port wine barrels from the inner Douro region to Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, where the wine cellars are located.
Portuguese cuisine is truly delicious, and you will sample many of the region’s delicacies on your trip. A traditional food and wine tasting lunch will be served in a true Portuguese setting. Whilst admiring the views of Porto from this convivial riverside bar/restaurant in Gaia, you will enjoy five courses, including a traditional grilled fish and bread dish, and a selection of artisan cheeses from the North of Portugal. The meal will be accompanied by two fabulous Douro wines and three different Ports, with water and coffee included.

 
Day 3: For the two night stay in the Douro, take the train from Porto São Bento station to Ferrão station (tickets can be purchased directly at the station for around 10 Euros per person). A driver will pick you up from Ferrão station and after checking in at the hotel, you will be taken on an introductory tour of the on-site winery, concluding with tastings of three of the estate’s wines (one white and two reds) in the panoramic tasting room.
In the evening, a delicious four course wine tasting dinner will be served in the hotel’s gastronomic restaurant.
 
Day 4: After breakfast, you will be taken to Ferråo station and from here, take a short, scenic journey along the river to the world-renowned port-making town of Pinhåo. Train tickets cost less than 2 Euros per person and can be purchased at the station on the day.
In Pinhåo, it will be arrangd for you to visit two premium wineries, who produce both DOC Douro wines and ports. At each estate, enjoy behind-the-scenes tours of the winemaking facilities and cellars, and each tour will conclude with extensive tastings.
At one of the estates, a gourmet picnic lunch of meats, cheeses and local delicacies with be served alongside a bottle of wine and a glass of port in a stunning location overlooking the picturesque Douro Valley. The wineries are located less than 15 minutes from the centre of Pinhão on foot. Take the train back at the end of the afternoon, in time for a relaxing final evening at Quinta Nova.
 
Day 5: Enjoy breakfast and check out of the hotel. You will then be transferred back to Ferrão station in time for your return train to Porto.

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About this activity
Tour Timings
Available midweek and weekends throughout the year
Group size
2 - 6
Languages
English, Portuguese
The meeting point
Select date and participants:
Includes
  • 2-nights accommodation in Porto with breakfast
  • 2-nights accommodation in the Douro Valley with breakfast
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinner
  • Visits to five wineries/port lodges
  • Wine tastings (approx. 22 wines tasted)
  • Transfers in Ferrao
  • Train tickets
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary

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Payment Policy

£10 per person deposit payable to secure your reservation (or 20% if the price of your trip exceeds £500 per person)

Final balance payable 60 days before date of departure.

Currency conversion is supplied as a guide only; the exchange rate used by your bank may vary. The final payment will be charged in the local or original local currency shown.

Currency conversion is supplied as a guide only; the exchange rate used by your bank may vary. The final payment will be charged in the local or original local currency shown.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation charge per person cancelling 60 days or more - loss of deposit;

  • 59-28 days - 50%;
  • 27-14 days - 70%; 
  • 13-8 days - 90%
  • 7 days or less - 100%. 

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Jenna

Created in 2004 by wine connoisseurs, we are a specialist wine tour operator offering a broad selection of holidays and trips to the premium wine regions of France, Italy and Spain. From our traditional Premium tours to the regions of Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy to bespoke self-drive circuits and birthday weekends, our expertise is creating perfect trips for individuals, groups or companies. We have a large number of clients who return to us year on year and many more come through recommendations. The reason we attract such loyalty from customers is that not only do we provide an excellent trip, we also pride ourselves on giving superb customer service.


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