Porto & Douro Valley Food and Wine Short Break Tour

 
 
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porto-douro-food-wine-tour-15.jpg Rabelo Boats on the Tagus River in Porto
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porto-douro-food-wine-tour-20.jpg Quinta do Infantado
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Food & Wine Tour

4 Days / 3 Nights

Porto

On Request Best Rate

 
On this food & wine short break, you will eat and drink your way through the streets of Porto and Gaia where all the port wine lodges are. Then follow the Douro River for a day in the wine country for a slow-paced day of port wines and a fabulous lunch with unforgettable views!
 
Highlights
 
  • Explore Porto and of course, Taste the Port wines!
  • Enjoy the Exclusive Wine Tours, visiting selected Quinta wine Farms
  • Special Portuguese lunch at one of the wine farms
  • Enjoy a 1h Rabelo boat ride on the Douro River
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Portugal
Region: Northern Portugal
City: Porto
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Type: Chauffeur Driven Tour, Experience Packages
Theme: Short Stay City Breaks
Group Size: 2 to 16 People
Price from: On Request Best Rate€
Transport: (More details)
 

Introduction

Gourmet Getaway: Food and Wine in Porto & the Scenic Douro Valley

On this food & wine short break, you will eat and drink your way through the streets of Porto and Vilanova de Gaia where all the port wine lodges are. Then follow the Douro River for a day in the wine country for a slow-paced day of port wines and a fabulous lunch with unforgettable views of the Douro right from your table!

The Historic City of Porto & Signature Porto Wine

Porto is a fascinating and vibrant city that is rapidly becoming one of Western Europe´s most respected tourist destinations. The city boasts an extensive history, interesting tourist attractions, and outstanding tourist facilities. There is a lot to see and do in Porto, and this diverse city will appeal to a wide range of visitors. Porto is a historic and varied city, from the warren of narrow streets that make up the ancient Ribeira district through to the grand plaza of the Trindade district. The region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored and matured in the vast cellars that stretch along the banks of the Douro River

Discover the Breathtaking Douro Wine Region

Exploring the Douro Valley. The journey through Port wine country is one of the most pleasant travel experiences in Southern Europe, passing by many of the famous vineyards along the way. We have selected different Quinta wine farms to try the different port wines of the Douro Valley.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1: 
PORTO AIRPORT OR TRAIN STATION - PORTO

  • Upon arrival to Porto Airport or Train Station you will be met by our English-Speaking Chauffeur/Driver.
  • Transfer to city centre hotel 
  • You will have time to relax and settle after your flight.
  • In the evening.
  • Porto Street Walk  and Wine tasting with a local Wine Maker (Duration: 2hrs approx.)
  • Meet up with our local winemaker guide who will take you on a walking tour of Porto
  • Tour ends at a wine bar for tasting, 4 to 5 wines, with some nibbles (cheese and bread)
  • A great introduction for the next days of wine country touring.
  • Pedro will end with you at a recommended restaurant we have booked a table...
  • Table reservation at a recommended restaurant (NOTE: Pedro will take care of getting you there)
  • Take a taxi back to your hotel after dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Porto

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DAY 2:
PORTO -  PINHAO, DOURO - PORTO

  • Breakfast
  • Douro Valley: Tasting Port Wines at selected Quinta Wine Farms (Duration: 9hrs30mins. approx.)
  • Our private driver and local wine guide will pick you up from your hotel
  •  the first stop of the day will be deep into the Douro Valley you will stop to visit Quinta do Infantado (or a similar winery depending on availability). Spectacular views of the vineyard valleys.
  • After this, we will make a short visit and tasting to another winery in the region Quinta de la Rosa (or a similar winery depending on availability).
  • Then a special lunch at the winery with local cuisines and wines
  • After we stop in Pinhao we walk along the river promenade a great spot for photos of the Douro.
  • We will enjoy a 1hr Rabelo boat ride along the Douro River.
  • Return to Porto by highway
  • Drop off back at your hotel
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Porto

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DAY 3: 

PORTO - VILANOVA DE GAIA - PORTO

  • Breakfast
  • Private Historic Porto Tour (Duration: 3hrs approx.)
  • Visit the main sites of Porto such as Palacio de la Bolsa a Neoclassical National Monument situated in the historic centre and declared a UNESCO heritage site, Se Cathedral a beautiful cathedral considered the religious symbol of Porto and the best example of Romanesque architecture in the city, etc...
  • End of the monumental tour.
  • After your monumental tour in Porto...
  • Visit to a Port Wine Lodge (Duration: 2hrs 30mins approx.)
  • Then with your private driver, you will cross over the bridge to Vilanova de Gaia, where you will visit Taylor`s, one of the best Porto wine lodges.
  • Guided visit at Taylors Winery.
  • After that enjoy a special lunch in the restaurant within Taylor`s wine lodge which has views of the Douro River and the city of Porto on the other side.
  • Ending at your designated hotel where your private driver will drop you off.
  • Rest of the day to explore on your own.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Porto

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DAY 4: 
PORTO - PORTO AIRPORT OR TRAIN STATION

  • Breakfast
  • Check out 
  • Your chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport, train station or cruise ship and say the final goodbye.
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Included

  • 3 Nights accomodation in Porto (See Lodging section)
  • (B): Breakfast daily except day of Aarrival 
  • Transportation in fully-equipped vehicle which changes depending on group size (See Transportation section)
  • Private English-Speaking Chauffeur (NOTE: The chauffeur is not an official guide and can`t guide within monument this is why an official guide is included when recommended for visits.)
  • English-Speaking Official Guide for Half-day tour in Porto
  • Entrance fees to sites when with guide: Taylors winery tour, Bolsa, Catedral de Porto
  • Lodge and wine farms tour and tastings at: Taylor´s Wine, Quinta de la Rosa & Quinta do Infantado (or similar wineries depending on availability)
  • (L): On DAY 3, Special Lunch with 3 course and wines at one of the wineries with local cuisine in an amazing setting.
  • (DR): Dinner table reservation only at a selected restaurant in Porto.
  • 1hr boat ride in Rabelo Boat in Pinhao
  •  Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Transportation not specified.
  • Meals not specified
  • Gratuities to Guides and Drivers (not mandatory but given if you have a good time)
  • Any other items not specified in the itinerary or What’s Included

Pick up

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Drop off

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Airport
  • Train Station
  • Bus Station
  • Cruise Ship Port
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 45 days before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 45 days : 100% Non-Refundable

Lodging

  • 3 Nights (Porto): 
    • OPTION A (5* HOTEL): HOTEL INFANTE SAGRES 5*
    • OPTION B (4* HOTEL):  HOTEL CARRIS PORTO RIBEIRA 4* or NH COLLECTION PORTO BATALHA 4* or EUROSTAR PORTO DOURO 4* 

NOTE: Or similar class hotels

Transport

  • Mercedes Benz E Class Sedan Car (1 to 3 People)
  • Minivan Mercedes Benz V Class (4 to 7 People)
  • Minibus or Bus (8 to 16 People)

NOTE: Or similar type vehicles in the same class as mentioned above.

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