Scheduled Group Wine Tour September 2019: 6 Day Douro Valley Wine Harvest Tour

Scheduled Group Wine Tour September 2019: 6 Day Douro Valley Wine Harvest Tour

September harvest wine tour, sunset sail and picturesque train journey in the Douro Valley

Tour type: Group , Duration: 6 Days / 6 Nights

Product ID: 51628
Description

Enjoy and participate in the September wine harvest in the Douro Valley with this 6-day wine tour combining luxury with authentic experiences. 
 
Itinerary:
 
Day 1: The tour starts off with a welcome dinner at 8pm in the famous 5-star Yeatman Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia. You can check in from 2pm to make good use of the spa and other hotel facilities. You will spend the night at the Yeatman.
 
Day 2: In the morning walk to Taylor’s Port Lodge next door from your hotel for a guided tour and Port tasting.
From there you will be driven to the Upper Douro, passing by Fafe in Vinho Verde country where you wll visit Vinhos Norte and have lunch before carrying on to Tua, where you will be staying at a hotel with stunning views of the Douro’s river banks.
 
Day 3: Today will be spent with wine producer Victor Marques and enjoying a magnificent barbecue overlooking his vineyards.
 
Day 4: Leave Tua in a private boat and cruise down the Douro to the famous winery, Quinta Nova, where you will enjoy a tour, wine tasting, and delicious lunch.
In the afternoon you will...

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Enjoy and participate in the September wine harvest in the Douro Valley with this 6-day wine tour combining luxury with authentic experiences. 
 
Itinerary:
 
Day 1: The tour starts off with a welcome dinner at 8pm in the famous 5-star Yeatman Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia. You can check in from 2pm to make good use of the spa and other hotel facilities. You will spend the night at the Yeatman.
 
Day 2: In the morning walk to Taylor’s Port Lodge next door from your hotel for a guided tour and Port tasting.
From there you will be driven to the Upper Douro, passing by Fafe in Vinho Verde country where you wll visit Vinhos Norte and have lunch before carrying on to Tua, where you will be staying at a hotel with stunning views of the Douro’s river banks.
 
Day 3: Today will be spent with wine producer Victor Marques and enjoying a magnificent barbecue overlooking his vineyards.
 
Day 4: Leave Tua in a private boat and cruise down the Douro to the famous winery, Quinta Nova, where you will enjoy a tour, wine tasting, and delicious lunch.
In the afternoon you will visit another winery before being driven to the charming country hotel, Hotel Rural dos Viscondes da Varzea near Lamego.
 
Day 5: Visit two quite different types of wineries. In the evening there’s a special treat in store subject to availability and weather – a sunset sail on the Douro River with supper on board.
 
Day 6: On the last day, you will enjoy a full “Wine Harvest Experience” at the Quinta da Pacheca. For a short while you will join the workers harvesting the grapes.


You will have a traditional picnic in the vineyards for elevenses, and later enjoy a tasting and tour of the winery before treading grapes in the traditional way.
A gourmet lunch follows in front of the vineyards, then with more wine tasting and chatting, how time flies. This is really an experience to remember!
You will spend the night at the Vintage House hotel, the famous 5-star hotel in Pinhão.
 
Day 7: After breakfast, check out and take a picturesque train journey back to Porto. 

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About this activity
Tour Timings
8:00 PM on September 8th - 10:00 AM on September 14th 2019
Group size
2 - 6
Languages
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese , Modern Greek
The meeting point
Yeatman Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia

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Includes
  • 6-nights accommodation (1st and last night in 5-star hotels)
  • All meals
  • All winery visits and wine tastings
  • Wine harvest experience
  • Boat cruise
  • Sunset sail with supper
  • Picturesque train journey
  • Transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Flights
  • Transport to tour start point and from tour end point

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Payment Policy

Each tour is secured with a €200 per person per tour non-refundable deposit. Balance to be paid no later than 60 days prior to start of tour.

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Cancellation Policy

Before 60 days prior to tour start full refund except for the €200 non-refundable deposit. Within 60 days of tour start no refund

Organized by

Bill & Nicholas

Bill and Nicholas, both having been wine merchants for a number of years, decided to turn their efforts to wine tourism. Fun and enjoyment are the keywords to their wine-tasting holiday. They focus on Portugal, Spain, Greece and Cyprus, providing both conducted group tours on specific dates and private tours for two or more people that can be taken anytime subject to sufficient advance notice and availability.


Product ID: 51628

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