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Port and Madeira Wine Region Tours

[Roy Hersh->http://catavino.net/archives/48/2005/07/20/] of Fortheloveofport.com is offering tours this coming fall in the Douro valley where you can bare your little toes, climb into a wooden vat and stomp away on the grapes that will eventually make wine. Stay tuned for a podcast with Roy, when we’ll find out the details for, hopefully, your next vacation. For now though, here is the contact information you need to book a trip!


Contact Information:
roy(at)fortheloveofport(dot)com or head to [www.fortheloveofport.com->http://www.fortheloveofport.com/travel/] to obtain information about the current tours being offered.

Geographical Focus: Portugal. First tour package covers Oporto/Vila Nova de Gaia and the Duoro Valley, while the second package covers both Lisbon and the island of Madeira.

Brief Description: Come and experience Portugal like you’ve never seen it before. These all-inclusive trips are led by renowned Port & Madeira experts Roy Hersh and Mario Ferreira. Enjoy customized “behind-the-scenes” tastings at some of Portugal’s legendary Port and Madeira producers; take pleasure in the overwhelming natural beauty of the Douro River Valley and the Island of Madeira, explore the healthy regional cuisine and the rare opportunity to meet some of the most influential members of the Port and Madeira trade.

Price range: High-end, full service, and luxury hotels.

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    These sound like so much fun! I”m glad I came across this blog. I'm planning my next trip, and now I know the spots I cannot miss. Thank you!