written by minuscode | 18th July 2017
The Douro Valley is by far one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world and a incredible destination for a romantic getaway. It’s not only where the two godly nectars of the North—Port and Douro wines—are produced, it’s the perfect embodiment of Portuguese ingenuity. The Douro is rightly considered a wonder of Nature, a testament to its contrasts and contours. On its journey, the rushing river has sculpted a meandering path of folded hills and valleys draped in terraced vineyards—a vertiginous vertical landscape of astounding beauty.
On this luxurious full day tour, you’ll not only savor traditional, homemade foods from this breathtaking region, but you’ll taste a wide range of Premium Douro wines from world-renowned producers. Familiar and personalized, this tour is perfect for anyone who appreciates spectacular gastronomy is a picturesque region.
The tour far exceeded our expectations; absolutely everything was perfect! I can’t thank you enough for being so patient and arranging such an amazing day. We will talk about all of the experiences for a long time and will always think of this as our best travel day together.
On this one day tour, you’ll revel in the Douro Valley’s creased and folded mountain slopes, combed with verdant vines that craft juicy Douro table wines and legendary ports. After meeting your driver in your hotel lobby, you’ll be swept off to the heart of the Valley where you’ll visit a family-owned winery who’s redefined Douro wines internationally. Renowned for their warmth and charm, you’ll be given a exceptional private tasting of both their port and still wines. Lunch will be hosted inside a cozy little restaurant, tucked away inside the narrow streets of Ervedosa, whipping up mouthwatering regional dishes sourced not stone’s throw from their kitchen. But be careful, because these lovely women will remain true to their Portuguese roots by filling your plates well beyond your physical boundaries – but there are far worse things in life. After a one hour boat cruise coasting along the Douro River, revel in a premium wine tasting and vineyard tour perched just over River Tavora.
|9:30am||Meet English-speaking private driver in the hotel lobby in Porto and depart for the Douro|
|11:00am||Private winery visit and tasting in the heart of the Alto Douro|
|12:30pm||Traditional lunch of sumptuous Northern Portuguese cuisine|
|3:00pm||Leisurely boat cruise down the Douro River|
|4:30pm||Private winery visit and premium wine tasting in a world-renown estate|
|6:00pm||Depart for the city|
|7:30pm||Arrive to Porto satiated, inspired and filled with a lifetime of memories|