4-Day Porto and Douro Wine Tour

4-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: 4 Days / 3 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 chosen 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: After having breakfast at the hotel, 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 five ports: White, Ruby Reserve, Tawny Reserve, a ten year old Tawny and the Vau vintage.
Also included in the package is 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.
In the evening, you will be welcomed to enjoy a four course gastronomic dinner in...

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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 chosen 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: After having breakfast at the hotel, 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 five ports: White, Ruby Reserve, Tawny Reserve, a ten year old Tawny and the Vau vintage.
Also included in the package is 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.
In the evening, you will be welcomed to enjoy a four course gastronomic dinner in a fantastic DOP restaurant. The restaurant is headed by celebrated chef Rui Paula and is situated in a beautiful, historical building. Portuguese cuisine is truly delicious and you will sample many of the region’s delicacies. Your gastronomic Portuguese dinner will be accompanied by Douro white wine, Dão red wine, Port Wine, water and coffee.
 
Day 3: After breakfast and check out in Porto, take an hour-long train ride from Porto São Bento station to Régua (tickets can be purchased directly at the station for around eight Euros per person).
Here, you will be transferred to the family-owned Quinta da Pacheca that dates back to the 15th century. The family has remained respectful towards the traditional winemaking style of Douro and Port wines and you will see that their vineyards are an average 40 years old. Enjoy a tour of the estate to understand more of their philosophy.
In the afternoon, take a short walk to a neighbouring boutique producer of Douro wines, Quinta de Tourais, who mature their Port in casks for private consumption only. This family-managed estate is a former monastery that was founded in the 12th century before the nation was formed. A member of the family will accompany you on a tour of the quinta, which will conclude with a tasting session of wines and ports. Upon your return to Pacheca, you will enjoy a 3 course dinner served alongside a selection of the 5 of the estate’s wines and ports.
You will spend the night in a twin or double room at Quinta da Pachecha.
 
Day 4: Enjoy breakfast and check out of the hotel. You will then be transferred back to Régua station in time for your return train to Porto.
Please note-These prices are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Discounts often apply for travel during out of season (usually November to the end of March) or if there are more than two of you traveling together. Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.

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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
  • 3-nights accommodation in your chosen hotel with breakfast
  • Two dinners
  • Visits to three wineries/port lodges
  • Wine tastings (approx. 17 wines tasted)
  • Transfers in Regua
  • 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%. 

Organized by

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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