We believe that this is one of the best Douro Valley Wine Tours.
Tour Starts at 8pm Sun 9/9/18 at the Yeatman Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
Tour ends at 10am Saturday 15/9/18 at the Vintage House Hotel in Pinhão
“I never imagined that it was possible to have so much fun,”
– said one member of our tour on the final day. We’d been treading grapes for a short while at one of the larger ‘Quintas’ in the Douro Valley. This has to be one of the highlights of a September Harvest Wine Tour in the Douro.
The Wines and Tours Douro Valley 6-day Wine-Tour tour starts off with a welcome dinner at 8 pm in the Famous 5* Yeatman Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia. Our guests can check in from 2pm to make good use of the spa and other hotel facilities. We spend the night at the Yeatman, walking in the morning to Taylor’s Port Lodge next door for a guided tour and Port tasting.
From there we are driven to the Upper Douro, passing by Fafe in Vinho Verde country where we visit Vinhos Norte and have lunch before carrying on to Tua, staying at a hotel with stunning views of the Douro’s river banks. We spend the next day with our wine producer friend Victor Marques, usually enjoying a magnificent barbecue overlooking his vineyards.
The following morning, we leave Tua in a private boat and cruise down the Douro to the famous winery, Quinta Nova, where we have a tour, wine tasting, and lunch. There is another winery visit in the afternoon, before we are driven to the charming country hotel, Hotel Rural dos Viscondes da Varzea near Lamego.
We visit two quite different types of winery the next day. In the evening there’s a special treat in store subject to availability and weather – a sunset sail on the Douro River with supper on board.
On the last day, we have the “Piece de Résistance” of our 6-day Wine-Tour – a full “Wine Harvest Experience” at the Quinta da Pacheca. For a short while we join the workers harvesting the grapes. We have a traditional picnic in the vineyards for elevenses, and later enjoy a tasting and tour of the winery before treading grapes in the traditional way. A gourmet lunch follows in front of the vineyards, then with more wine tasting and chatting, how time flies. This is really an experience to remember!
We end up at the Vintage House hotel, the famous 5* hotel in Pinhão. Those ending the tour on Saturday morning, take a picturesque train journey back to Porto. Those coming with us to Spain for our next tour join us on a boat cruise to Barca d’Alva, a short way from the Spanish border.
What is included & what is not included?
Not included are flight arrangements & transport to our starting point or from our finishing point. Within the start and finish points, all transport, accommodation, meals, boat costs, winery visits & wine tastings are included.
Each tour is booked with a €200 non-refundable deposit per person to enable us to firmly secure the hotel accommodation. The balance will later be payable by bank transfer 60 days before the tour commences.
Costs in euros (€)
Cost is €3357 per person based on two people sharing with a €600 single person supplement. To book with a €200 per person deposit, by Paypal or credit card, click here.
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