Catavino helps people discover the hidden treasures of Portugal and Spain, through our custom designed tours and experiences specifically related to wine, food and culture.
Our core team is made up of passionate people who’ve not only traversed the globe, but who’ve sought out the very best flavors in route. From tiny grandmother kitchens tucked away in the portuguese countryside to haute cuisine in five star restaurants of the Douro Valley (wine region in Portugal), we’ve uncovered the very best for you!
Catavino truly cares about you and your experience. As avid travellers ourselves, we know firsthand what it’s like to have a subpar experience or to have your needs not fully understood. We pride ourselves on listening, asking questions and going out of our way to ensure your experience is exactly what you had in mind.
How We Work
We understand that your time is valuable, which is why we ensure every detail covered. From hotel bookings to meal planning, we’re here to make every experience an exceptional one.Our team speaks fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese (among others), as do our guides and chauffeurs.
We customize every tour to meet your interests, dietary needs and level of activity.
Throughout you experience we will provide VIP personalized customer service from the first day we chat to the moment you arrive home with memories of your trip!
Throughout your tour, we provide 100% back office support. If you need help, have a question or want to touch base, we’re always available for you.
We have personally inspected and hand-selected all of our suppliers including luxury hotels, wineries, private chefs, private drivers, gourmet restaurants, etc. But more importantly, we have cultivated priceless relationships and friendships throughout Spain and Portugal that will provide you experiences few other companies can provide.
Check what other travelers are saying about us:
This team is first class, they are knowledgeable of all areas of wine, and the Douro. If you are looking for something to do when in Porto I cant recommend their tours enough - first class. Many places here say they offer the authentic version of Porto, but rarely do - these tours go into places that others don't, they bust the myths of wine, Port and give you the real insights, show you the faces behind the wine. The tours offered here give you something that is unique, filled with passion and love for this wonderful city and surrounding areas.
Looking to enjoy a great excursion through some of the world's most beautiful vineyards? Our group's tour off the beaten path with Catavino was a carefree day of discovery in fine company, and with memorable food and wine. A big plus was an opportunity to spend time with a winemaker happy to share his family story, expertise and excellent wine. I cannot think of a better way to experience the authentic Douro!
We just completed a Fall Harvest tour that was organized and led by Catavino Tours. The entire experience was wonderful and met all of our expectations. The tour included several days in and near Lisbon, and then five days in Porto and the wineries and vineyards along the Douro River. All aspects of the tour were planned to provide an exceptional experience for our group of eleven friends. Our tour guide, Ryan Opaz, was extremely knowledgeable about the wines, the Quintas, the history of Port and Portuguese table wine and the country of Portugal. Finally, the food was amazing and included several dinners and lunches with wine makers who were personally know by Ryan. The tour and experience could not have been better!
Just spent a wonderful day in the Douro wine region with the Catavino team and a local winemaker. We had breathtaking views of a side of the Douro that most visitors don't get to see, knowledgeable explanations of the grapes, wines and processes and of course, delicious table and port wines, some poured straight from the barrel. The highlight of the day was the chance to join the Purple Foot Club by treading grapes in stone tanks.
Yesterday we had the chance to visit a few places in the Douro with Catavino. We had the chance to meet one very young producer (Oscar Quevedo: thanks!) who did a complete tour through one of his vineyards and educated us on the different types of grapes the Douro has to offer and how the wine in this winery is made. The highlight was a great food experience in the winery while staring at the amazing Douro landscape, while sipping whites, red and port wine from the same house. Thanks!!
Outstanding day trip from Porto with Catavino! We spent a day off the beaten path in the Douro wine region and its spectacular scenery. We visited a winery where the vintner gave us the most authentic and informative tour of the vineyards and wine cellar we have had. We tasted this year’s new wine and port from a 10,000-liter cask. We had a gourmet lunch with wines perfectly paired. Our tour was in the harvest season and we were able to participate in the traditional stomping of grapes in a granite lagar. It was a fun time for all! Catavino and team know the area and vintners well, and this made our day truly special.
My wife and I had a first rate experience touring the wine country in Portugal. Catavino Tours organized the trip for us and friends. The tour was organized down to the most specific details permitting us an experience unencumbered with worry or stress. Best of all, Catavino is extremely well versed in the wine business, the wine country and the people behind the wineries. As a result, we were treated to experiences and face to face interactions that we would never have had on our own or with someone less tied into the art of making wine.
When you join us in Portugal you will experience the wine and food culture like a local. We will make sure you taste the best wines and have a chance to taste the foods you are most curious about. After 15 years of exploring Portugal we promise your trip will be something you won’t soon forget!
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Develop Your Ideas – Our expert team will then analyze your request and begin an ongoing conversation with you over email or by phone to figure out the perfect itinerary for your trip at the right price.
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Pack your bags – As your arrival date draws closer, we’ll send you any relevant tickets or documents, as well as a detailed guide that includes: your itinerary, information about the places you’ll visit, special tips and tricks for navigating like a local and a few of our favorite hidden gems to make your trip one of a kind.
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