Our custom itinerary planning services will take care of both the planning and the logistics to ensure your attention is solely focused on your exciting trip to Portugal and/or Spain.
Why do you need it?
Crawling through websites to find the best hotels, traditional restaurants that meet your dietary needs and quality tours that match your general timeline is neither easy, nor fun for everyone. It’s time-consuming, tedious and can be a challenge if you’re not proficient in the language. Plus, without any direct relationship with the supplier, there’s no personal experience, which means you’ll receive a cookie-cutter tour. And should you have an issue in-country, there’s no place to turn for support.
Why is Catavino the best to work with?
We are a licensed, insured and fully bonded tour operator and travel agency- the benefit of which means your payment and booking is secure and you can deal directly with us, not via a third party.
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. With over 20 years of travel design throughout Spain and Portugal, from tiny grandmother kitchens tucked away in the Spanish Pyrenees to haute cuisine in Michelin star restaurants of the Algarve, we’ve uncovered the very best for you!
And if you book your itinerary with us, you’re pulling from nurtured relationships that ensure a highly personalized experience! 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 your 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!
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.
Fill out the form below with what you want to experience, see or taste
One of our Tour Designers will follow up with additional questions
Pay the one time fee (this fee can be applied to services booked through Catavino)
Within 3 business days, we’ll email you an outlined itinerary. This will include:
Accomodation suggestions, with multiple options
Tours or Experiences we feel you should experience
Restaurants based on what you love to eat
Other Activities based on your interests
Logistics and transport suggestions
Send us your feedback with any suggestions or comments you may have. We’ll keep working until we get your itinerary right for you.
Once you have the ideal itinerary in hand, you can either:
OPTION 1 – Take your co-created itinerary and book the trip of your dreams!
OPTION 2 – Let us book it for you. Why? Because you can benefit from our industry discounts, personal relationships with wineries, hotels and restaurants to gain special access. And most importantly, you’ll save time. PLUS: When we book you get Catavino on call when you are in country to solve any and every issue that might come up. We’re here watching out for you.
How much does it cost?
Total cost of a full itinerary with suggestions is 150€ . The best part is that if book the itinerary through us we automatically apply this fee to the cost of your tour! Either you end up with a full and detailed itinerary with tips and tricks to make your adventure a success or you get Catavino as your guides and concierge during your stay, it’s a win win!