Off-the-Beaten Track Private Wine Tour in the Douro Valley

Off-the-Beaten Track Private Wine Tour in the Douro Valley
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Mysteries, primitive secrets - Port wine, Olive oil and Honey Tastings

Tour type: Private , Duration: 10 Hours

Product ID: 59841
Description

Discover highlights of the mysterious, mythological and legendary aspects of the Douro Valley, as well as its amazing port wine and olive oil with this private tour.
 
The Douro Valley natives, kept many of their superstitions, beliefs, and religious rituals since before the historical times. Wine and olive oil were always related to a spiritual and ritualistic way of life, and you will discover an ancient place where you will better understand this.
 
After being picked up at your favorite hotel, embark on a day filled with unique experiences.
 
You will start with a visit to a typical Quinta (wine estate) where you will enjoy tastings of top port wines and olive oil, explained by the winemakers.
 
Next, enjoy a visit to a place with rocks that have something very ancient and special, related to wine, olive oil and the old gods. Just next to it you can admire a traditional Miradouro (panoramic sightseeing over the Douro River), with a Chapel built over the temple of a Fertility goddess.
 
Next stop will be at Ucanha, a quaint beautiful village, with a roman bridge and a tower that was used to charge tolls on the ancient...

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Discover highlights of the mysterious, mythological and legendary aspects of the Douro Valley, as well as its amazing port wine and olive oil with this private tour.
 
The Douro Valley natives, kept many of their superstitions, beliefs, and religious rituals since before the historical times. Wine and olive oil were always related to a spiritual and ritualistic way of life, and you will discover an ancient place where you will better understand this.
 
After being picked up at your favorite hotel, embark on a day filled with unique experiences.
 
You will start with a visit to a typical Quinta (wine estate) where you will enjoy tastings of top port wines and olive oil, explained by the winemakers.
 
Next, enjoy a visit to a place with rocks that have something very ancient and special, related to wine, olive oil and the old gods. Just next to it you can admire a traditional Miradouro (panoramic sightseeing over the Douro River), with a Chapel built over the temple of a Fertility goddess.
 
Next stop will be at Ucanha, a quaint beautiful village, with a roman bridge and a tower that was used to charge tolls on the ancient times (the tower is covered by magical symbols).
 
Enjoy a nice lunch in a traditional restaurant with delicious options of local gastronomy, followd by the opportunity to admire the oldest chapel from the Iberian Peninsula where the Visigoths worshiped.
 
Continue the journey with a trip to Pinhão through N-222, considered the best road of the world. Upon arrival in Pinhão, you will visit the Railway Station with its quaint historical tiles.
 
The trip will continue to a small winery located at Casal de Loivos, which has a private Miradouro that was considered by the BBC one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world. Here you may enjoy delicious vintage port wine (the highest port wine category), Douro wine, olive oil and honey tastings.
 
At the end of this amazing day, you will return to your hotel.
 
This is an adventure for all your senses, the perfect landscapes, the strong flavors, the aromas, the river and birds sound and the physical and spiritual steps of Douro Valley's ancient people.

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About this activity
Tour Timings
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Group size
2 - 8
Languages
English, Spanish, Portuguese
The meeting point
Peso da Régua; Lamego; Pinhão; Porto; Baião

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Includes
  • Two winery visits
  • Wine tastings of port wine
  • Olive oil and honey tastings
  • Visit to the Visigothic Chapel of Balsemão
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation in an air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch

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Full payment required upon booking.

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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

Any cancellation by you must be initiated by telephone or by email. We will acknowledge your cancellation by email.

If you cancel 60 days or more before the start of the tour, we will refund you the amount paid less any non-recoverable upfront costs incurred related to the tour, such as tickets, transportation deposits and other non-recoverable tour expenses. 

If you cancel 59 to 30 days before the start of the tour: the refund will be of 80% (if the 20% cover the upfront costs).

If you cancel less than 30 days before the start of the tour: 100% cancellation fee.

In some cases, the tour may be cancelled due to weather or other circumstance. In such an event, you may choose between a rescheduling of the tour, a full refund of all monies paid OR a credit towards an alternative tour. If you choose to accept a credit, the difference in the cost of the alternative tour will be refunded or paid by you as applicable. For the sake of your investment you are advised to acquire a cancellation insurance.

We are not responsible for any incidental expenses you may have incurred as a result of the purchase of your tour such as visas, vaccinations, non-refundable flights, or loss of enjoyment.

Organized by

Bruno

My family has a small production of wine and olive oil, and is responsible for the field work of other small Douro "Quintas", so I have a deep knowledge and expertise of how things are done in the Port Wine region. Bachelor in Hotel Management F&B - Hotel and Tourism School of Turismo de Portugal - Douro\Lamego in 2016. I was a trainee at a 5 star Hotel (Pestana Palácio do Freixo - Oporto), and Head Waiter of a top restaurant in Museu do Douro - Peso da Régua. I'm a freelancer tour guide for a year now.


Product ID: 59841

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