Douro Valley the Heart of Port wine country

 
 
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Douro Valley the Heart of Port wine country
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1 Day (Duration: 09h00 approx.)

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Exploring the Douro Valley. The journey through Port wine country is one of the most pleasant travel experiences in Southern Europe, passing by many of the famous vineyards along the way
 
 
 

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Country: Portugal
Region: Northern Portugal
City: Porto
Duration: 1 Day (Duration: 09h00 approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Food, Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures
Group Size: 1 - 6 People
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Exploring the Douro Valley. The journey through Port wine country is one of the most pleasant travel experiences in Southern Europe, passing by many of the famous vineyards along the way.

The bustling suburb of Vila Nova da Gaia lies opposite Oporto on the steep south bank of the mighty River Douro. Sitting on top of a pre-Roman fortified hamlet, it was given town status in 1255 by King Afonso III and then bequeathed to the aristocracy in order to counteract the power of the bishops of neighbouring Oporto, who were charging unreasonably high shipping tolls at the time. Gaia today is dominated by the Port wine lodges, with over fifty wine companies based in its narrow, twisting streets. Here, the ageing and blending of most of the world´s supply of Port wine takes place beneath a sea of red roofs emblazoned with some of the most famous names in winemaking.

Day by day itinerary


DAY 1:
PORTO - AMARANTE - VILA REAL - PINHAO - RÉGUA - VILA NOVA DE GAIA - PORTO
- Your private Chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship port (NOTE: that the chauffeur for this day is not an official guide so the clients will be taken right to all the monuments, but the clients will have to enter the monuments to visit on their own without the chauffeur.)
- In AMARANTE you will visit S. Gonçalo´s Convent
- Continuing on to VILA REAL where you will visit: Mateus Manor House
- In PINHAO visit of the geographic centre of Port wine production
- Free time for lunch on your own
- After Lunch in REGUA you will visit a Port wine farm
- Return to PORTO, but before ending the day we will cross over to VILA NOVA DE GAIA and visit the GRAHAM´s Port wine lodge.
- Your chauffeur will take you to your Hotel or cruise ship and say the final goodbye.


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THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- Transportation in Mercedes Benz Class E for 2 People, Mercedes Mini-Bus for 4 People to 8 People (or similar type cars)
- Private English-Speaking Chauffeur (NOTE: that the chauffeur for this day is not an official guide so the clients will be taken right to all the monuments, but the clients will have to enter the monuments to visit on their own without the chauffeur.)
- Entrance Fees to all sites mentioned in itinerary
- Local Taxes

THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Airfare
- Transfers not specified in the itinerary
- Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
- Beverages not specified in selected meals
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Laundry Expenses
- Telephone & Facsimile charges
- Excess Baggage charges
- Passport & Visa fees
- Personal & Travel Insurance
- Airport & Departure Taxes
- Optional excursions
- Room Service
- Tip and Gratuities to Chauffeur

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