Vineyards of the Douro Valley
Vineyards of the Douro Valley

Wine Tours

Walking the Douro

6 days From £2,295

15 April 2019

Lose yourself in the incredible wine legacy of this stunning country as we traverse the glorious Douro Valley, sampling incredible regional wines along the way.

The Douro Valley is one of Portugal’s most beautiful wine areas and home to its famous port, an increasingly popular table wine. The Douro’s richness is not just limited to its wine. Its heritage stretches back thousands of years and was infl uenced by Romans, Suevi and the Visigoths, to name but a few. Their footprints can be seen in the stunning architecture as well as beautiful monuments that are scattered across its unique landscape. Join us to discover the spectacular UNESCO-listed Douro Valley Wine Region, a traditional place born into the culture of wine production. Visit the most famous wine estates, taste delicious port wines and enjoy the local specialities – all in great company.

The traditions of Douro are clear to see with numerous UNESCO sites, museums and its medieval centre, where gold-leaf-laced churches abound. There is a contemporary buzz of chic boutiques, café culture and gourmet restaurants here, too. This interesting dichotomy makes the Douro a flexible destination perfect for every lover of wine.

The Douro comes with a cuisine to rival its wines, including a wide variety of hearty meat dishes on off er. Specialties include roasted baby goat with rice and potatoes, wild boar stew and partridge. Being located on the Douro River, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to find that fish is also a great alternative – especially the codfish.

What's included?

  •  Flights
  •  Local transport
  •  Meals - as per the itinerary
  •  Accommodation
  •  Wine Guide
  •  Professional tour manager

Led by...

Ronald Weustink

Ronald Weustink

Having worked in the Dutch wine trade for eight years before moving to the Douro in 2001, Ronald managed Quinta do Passadouro for a number of years before moving to the traditional old wine village of Provesende.

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Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £350

Tour details

Dates 15 April 2019 - 20 April 2019
Duration 6 days
Cost £2,295 Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £350 Balance due by 21 January 2019
Activity Level Moderate
Tour code +DW19A

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15 April 2019: Itinerary

This morning we fly from London to Porto, arriving in the early afternoon. We transfer up to the Douro Valley and check in to our hotel, Quinta de la Rosa, which has been in the Bergqvist family for over 100 years and produces a good range of ports as well as wines – oh, and they even produce their own olive oil! We will visit the vineyards here before enjoying a group dinner and tasting.

Meals include: Dinner

Hotel: Hotel Quinta de la Rosa, Pinhão

Leaving after breakfast this morning, we will travel to Provesende before walking to Celeiros, ready for our first visit to a Quinta. Here, we will enjoy a tour and tasting before a scenic picnic lunch in Paradelinha. This afternoon, we continue our walk through the vineyards before a second tasting at a port estate run by a husband and wife wine-making team. We come together this evening for dinner.

All meals included

Hotel: Hotel Quinta de la Rosa, Pinhão

After fueling up at breakfast, our third day is spent walking through Pessegueiro in the Viseau district. Our first Quinta visit will deliver some intense and complex red wines for us to taste. We once again enjoy a picnic for lunch before travelling away from the river and into the hills for our afternoon tasting at a small but excellent estate, which still uses its old vines. Here, their ports drink well at a young age, but also age superbly and they also host a range of delicious reds as well. Returning to Quinta de la Rosa this evening, we will have another included group dinner.

All meals included

Hotel: Hotel Quinta de la Rosa, Pinhão

We begin our day with a lodge visit to one of the most famous names of port for a tasting of some of their finest vintages. Hopping on a train from Pinhão, we travel next to Pocinho where we lunch at a Quinta that produces both wines and ports, made on specially selected land, considered relatively flat to allow mechanisation. We have a tasting here and a visit to the museum, and then we return to Pinhão for dinner at our hotel.

All meals included

Hotel: Hotel Quinta de la Rosa, Pinhão

Travelling to the point where the Douro and the Tedo rivers meet, our first tasting is at an 18th century estate where traditions from Burgundy and California come together to create new distinctive Douro wines. After a tasting here, we walk to a neighbouring Quinta where they produce a whole host of delicious drinks, from vintage ports to LBVs, old Tawnies to ancient Colheitas, and modern table wines. Impressively, their whites are also generally considered to be the best white wines from the Douro. After lunch here, we travel to Warre’s for another tasting before a walk to the port town of Pinhão. We return to our hotel this evening to freshen up and then an included group dinner awaits.

All meals included

Hotel: Hotel Quinta de la Rosa, Pinhão

Today we make our way back to Porto, where we board our return flight to London.

Meals include: Breakfast

15 April 2019: Additional Info

15 April 2019: Accommodation

Located on a wine producing estate, on the right bank of Douro River, Quinta De La Rosa is a family owned property, 1.2 miles from Pinhão. There is an outdoor swimming pool available.

Offering river views, De La Rosa’s suites feature a seating area with a plush sofa, and a mini-bar. The rooms are air conditioned. The private bathroom comes with a free standing bath or a modern walk-in shower. Some bathrooms feature typical blue tiles on the walls. Free WiFi is provided.

15 April 2019: Enquiries

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