Get to know the secrets of the
delightful Portuguese wines
Private Guided Tour in Porto with trips to Sintra &
Visits to the amazing wine regions of Dão, Alentejo &
Tasting of the delightful Port Wine after a Private Guided Tour of
7 Nights in a Double Room with breakfast buffet
Private transfers between Porto Airport and hotel
Modern and comfortable car, mini-bus or coach
Private English speaking tour guide throughout the whole tour
Meals ( Lunch + Dinner ): 325€
Flights to and from Portugal
Welcome to Portugal
A tour guide will be waiting for you at the
Lisbon International Airport to give you a warm welcome and to escort you to
your hotel in Lisbon.
Day 2: Lisbon, Sintra & Bucelas
Three Portuguese wines with the longest
history and tradition are produced within close proximity of Lisbon. In
Bucelas, the wine is produced in an unusual manner, and the region stretches
all the way through the floodplains of the Trancão River and the Bemposta
Stream. In the Colares region, with breathtaking views of the sea and Sintra
Mountain Range, vine plants grow and proliferate on sandy grounds. Finally,
Carcavelos, birthplace to the wine that once was the most famous fortified wine
in Portugal. The Private Tour begins with a brief stroll through the historic
centre of the romantic town. We move on through the exuberant vegetation and
beautiful scenery of the Sintra Natural Park. Once there you will have a guided
private tour and will taste of famous wines of Bucelas, followed by a visit to
Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe, before arriving at Praia do
Guincho where the best seafood and fish restaurants of the region can be found.
Return to Lisbon along the Atlantic coastline, driving through Cascais and
Estoril. Accommodation in Lisbon.
Day 3: Alentejo and Setúbal Peninsula
After breakfast at the hotel, you begin
your tour across the Tagus estuary, with a stunning portrait of Lisbon from the
Vasco da Gama Bridge, heading for Alentejo, known for its golden plains. In a
land of vineyards, planted by Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans, wine producers
have managed to place the Alentejo brand amongst the greatest Portuguese wines.
The Private Tour begins with a visit to one of the most prestigious estates in
the region: the Herdade do Esporão. After lunch, we will once again cross the
plains of Alentejo, heading for yet another wine region: the Setúbal Peninsula,
a land of great viticulture traditions, known as the Costa Azul, located south
of the Tagus estuary. Here you visit the José Maria da Fonseca Cellars for a
brief wine tasting, before returning to Lisbon via the April 25th Bridge.
Accommodation in Lisbon.
Day 4: Dão and Bairrada
The wine producing region of Dão with its
DOC wines, is located in the central-north of Portugal, in the province of
Beira Alta. This region produces mainly red wines characterized by an average
alcohol content of 12% Alc/Vol. Bairrada, a territory of grapes, vineyards and
great wines, is a region of sunny and muddy gentle hills and its boundaries are
the natural dunes of the coastline and the mountains of Buçaco (Bos Sacrum
Bussaco-Roman) and Caramulo. Accommodation in Porto.
Day 5: Vinho Verde
The Vinho Verde is unique. It's a naturally
light and fresh wine, produced in the Vinho Verde Region in north-western
Portugal, a coastal region well placed for the production of excellent white
wines. Cradle of the charismatic Alvarinho and producer of unique batches of
wine, the Vinho Verde Region celebrated in 2008 the centenary of its
demarcation. The Private Tour takes you to some of the most important estates
involved in the production of Vinho Verde, followed by a visit to the historic
centres of Guimarães and Ponte de Lima. Accommodation in Porto.
Day 6: Douro Wine Region
In the morning you depart from Porto
heading northeast. Your destination is Régua, located in the Douro Wine Region,
considered in March 2010 as the World’s 7th Best Sustainable Tourism
Destination by National Geographic. This tour will take more or less 90
minutes. You continue to Pinhão travelling on one of the most enchanting routes
in Portugal, alongside the Douro Rivers’ left riverbank. In the small town of
Pinhão we pay a visit to what used to be the old railway station, now a museum.
Afterwards you visit the current railway station, well known for its 24 tile
pictures portraying the Douro landscapes. The Private Tour then takes you to
two wine producing estates so you can learn about the current and former
production processes. An excellent experience that allows you to taste the
extraordinary wines produced. Return and accommodation in Porto.
Day 7: Porto
The Douro River runs to the Atlantic Ocean
in the city of Porto, the city where this tour will also come to an end.
Following breakfast at the hotel, you will have a private guided tour through
the streets of Porto. The Private Tour begins in front of the City Hall, and
from there you go on to visit the city’s most emblematic monuments with a grand
ending at the Port wine cellars on the other side of the Douro River, with a
special treat… A toast… with the famous Port wine! In a colourful urban
landscape you will witness the magnificence of the great architectural symbols
of the “Invicta” city. Highlights include the Cathedral, the Palácio da Bolsa
and the Church of St. Francisco, all great examples of Baroque art. In the
afternoon, you will enjoy a cruise on the Douro River, giving you a totally
different perspective of the city’s beauty. This is followed by visits to
Serralves Museum, Casa da Musica and the city’s beaches. Return to selected
hotel in Porto.
Day 8: Returning home
Transfer from the hotel to the Porto
Portugal Wine Tour (8 Days) DBL SGL
Hotel 3* 740€ 995€
Hotel 4* 876€ 1131€
Hotel 5* 1080€ 1335€
* Prices shown are for groups with at least 14 People
2 - 3 Pax 867€
4 - 7 Pax 383€
8 - 13 Pax 230€