Charming Porto & Alluring Douro 6D/5N

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Summary

A six-day trip to Portugal to remember for a lifetime: 2 nights in Porto and 3 nights in a wine resort in Douro Valley with lots of wine tastings included!

You can choose your preferred accommodation for each destination in Portugal from our exclusive luxury hotel collection.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2

Your visit in paradise starts with your arrival to Porto with pick up at the airport (or place to be designated) and transfer to the hotel you previously chose.

After check in, you will have some time to get to know the unit you are accommodated. After this first contact, the specialized guide will pick you up at your hotel, taking you on a sightseeing tour, in a luxury vehicle with wi-fi, freshwater and refreshing towels, in which you will enjoy a tour around the Porto city heading towards Matosinhos, a town famous for its fishing tradition and the quality of its powerful gastronomy, based on fish from the cold Atlantic waters.

If the weather permits, then you head out to Porto for a helicopter tour. Seen from the sky, Porto transforms, the chaos of the old road network, gains logic, the old part of town, classified since 1996 by UNESCO, stands out, as it stands out the Douro river and becomes even more beautiful… an unmissable experience!

Helicopter tour concluded, the guide will take you to a typical Porto house, for an experience that has to be lived in Portugal, a Fado show, that will take roughly 1 hour.

After the show a premium vehicle will pick you up to take you to a high-end restaurant, where your senses will be captivated by the fusion of Portuguese haute cuisine and traditional gastronomy, always paired with Douro wines.

After dinner a luxurious vehicle will pick you up and take you to your hotel.

Day 2 - 3

At 9:30 a.m. your guide will pick you up where you are accommodated, taking you for a sightseeing tour on a luxurious vehicle with Wi-fi, freshwater and refreshing towels, in which you will journey through Porto city, on a trip to the other side of the river, making a stop in Vila Nova de Gaia, for a unique experience.

In Vila Nova de Gaia are located the Port Wine Cellars, where this famous wine rests to then be bottled. Here you will visit the most emblematic Port Cellars, ensuring that this experience and contact will be immersive and unique. In the Cellars you will learn more about this “bottled sun” and the visit will then end with a commented tasting.

Once the visit is finished, you will be taken to a high end restaurant, for a degustation menu paired with Douro wines.

After lunch, a 2 hour boat ride, from the new marina - Douro Marina, from the Douro river mouth up to the city limits, allowing views of the urban landscape and the emblematic bridges that connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

Upon landing a relaxed stroll, bathed by the afternoon sun, on a tuktuk, through the streets of the old Porto, discovering secrets hidden in the pavements, houses, churches and other buildings.

Dinner will take place in a high-end restaurant, where your senses will be captivated by the fusion of Portuguese haute cuisine and traditional gastronomy, always paired with Douro wines.

After dinner a luxurious vehicle will pick you up and take you to your hotel.

Day 3 - 4

Pick up in Porto and from here you can choose any of 3 ways to travel to the Douro:

- On a luxurious vehicle with Wi-fi, freshwater and refreshing towels, in which you will have a tranquil ride back to you hotel.

- By boat, up river, you will course the Douro waters, through the Crestuma-Lever, Carrapatelo and Bagaúste dams. It is a journey of serenity, contemplation, on the shoulders of the giant that is the River Douro.

- By helicopter, if you look to arrive quickly and thrillingly, then this is the right choice.

Once the check in is performed, enjoy the tranquility of this estate and the theme offers it has available.

For your comfort, dinner will be in the estate.

Day 4 - 5

At 9:30 a.m. the guide will pick you up where you are accommodated, taking you for a sightseeing tour on a luxurious vehicle with Wi-fi, freshwater and refreshing towels, in which you will journey through the hidden sensations of the Douro Valley, whether the panoramic roads floating in the sinuous landscape of this human heritage territory, or one of its emblematic viewpoints.

In this experience you feel the telluric, the smells, the colours and people of the Douro. And what they were able to secularly produce, molding and transforming the landscape and creating wines of excellency with emphasis on the Port that immortalized the region and the Country.

Thus the journey continues to an Estate where the Douro matrix is better perceived, by visiting vineyards, cellars and wine presses, and commented tastings, translating the experience into an unusual act of tradition, history and culture.

Once the visit is finished, you will be taken to a high end restaurant, to contact with the mighty Douro gastronomy and its famous wines.

After lunch, you will visit an olive press, integrated in a theme museum, where you will be able to understand this important agricultural production.

You will experience an unexpected sensorial moment, by participating in a commented tasting of olive oils.

Dinner will take place in a high end restaurant, where you will experience the powerful Douro gastronomy.

Then, a luxurious vehicle will drive you back to your hotel.

Once in the hotel is is time to rest.

Day 5 - 6

At 9:30 a.m. the guide will pick you up where you are accommodated, taking you for a sightseeing tour on a luxurious vehicle with Wi-fi, freshwater and refreshing towels, in which you will journey through the hidden sensations of the Douro Valley, whether the panoramic roads floating in the sinuous landscape of this human heritage territory, or one of its emblematic viewpoints.

Exclusive visit to a wine Estate, where you will visit the vineyard, cellar and presses, where you can learn more about the processes of the Port and Douro wines production. There will be commented tastings.

Lunch in a high end restaurant, with degustation menu paired with wines.

After lunch a boat will take you back to Pinhão, through one of the most beautiful and environmentally recommended river courses, that the region offers.

Once in the Tua pier, a 4x4 vehicle awaits you for a thrilling ride, to discover hidden places, gems that only locals, like guardians of the treasure, know and invite to know. In this tour you will visit a small producer's estate to better know its reality, its production model and where the wines there produced will be tasted. After the tasting, you head into the vineyard for a traditional picnic, framed by impressive views of the recent natural park.

An little by little, by syncing with the places and memories, the territory will unveil its misteries and nothing more is there to do but let go in that rocking sensation of searching one's roots, anchored in that distant time and space of the Tua Natural Park's territories.

The journey starts in the Tua train station, built in the late 19th century, where you will board the train to Pinhão. This course is soft, tranquil, tailor made for contemplation.

Once in Pinhão and the train ride ended, a luxury vehicle will take you to your hotel.

For your comfort, dinner will be served in your hotel.

Day 6 -

It is time to say goodbye!

Pick up at the hotel at the agreed time. Your guide will pick you up and take you to the vehicle that will transfer you back to Porto (airport or other designated location).

End of the trip.

 

- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -

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