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8 Days Wine Holiday in Portugal

8 Days Wine Holiday in Portugal

  • Portugal

Evora and Douro Wine Tour

Book this holiday for a chance to sample some superb wines filled with character, including some particularly robust reds. During your culinary journey, you will travel all across three of Portugal's most remarkable wine regions, in an attempt to prove to you that Portugal deserves to be considered as one of the most important and fascinating wine regions of the world.

Highlights

  • Tastings at numerous wineries
  • Visits to top single estate Port lodges
  • Meet some of the biggest wine producers in Portugal
  • Explore the regions of Douro, Coimbria, and Evora
  • Sample amazing Portugese cuisine
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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During your wine journey, you will be staying at 4 and 5-star hotels in various places along Douro, Coimbria, and Evora.

Day 1, Monday

This wonderful tour begins with dinner at Quinta do Bomfim, in the Upper Douro Valley. The quinta is family-owned and the Symingtons have worked there for five generations.

Meals: dinner

Day 2, Tuesday

The real touring will begin at one of the most famous names of Port, Quinta do Noval. This is one of the most beautifully maintained quintas in the Douro Valley. You will continue to Quinta Vale D. Maria, a small, but excellent estate, where you will meet winemaker, Sandra Tavares da Silva Borges who will show you her elegant Ports and delicious red wines.

Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 3, Wednesday

You will visit Luis Pato today, one of the most revered names of the Portuguese wine trade. Filippa Pato is following in her father Luis’ pioneering footsteps, championing the “Baga” grape.

Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 4, Thursday

Quinta dos Roques is one of the new wave of single estates in the Dao region. Their wines from indigenous Portuguese varieties, especially Touriga Nacional, are superbly concentrated.

Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 5, Friday

You will make your way to Quinta do Centro, located at Reguengo, on the slopes of Serra de São Mamede. The owner, English wine writer Richard Mayson, has specialised in Portuguese wines for over twenty years. He produces three different premium red wines, each from a blend of grape varieties.

Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 6, Saturday

Your first visit is to Quinta do Carmo, one of the most beautiful country houses. Its walled gardens and ancient palm trees are an oasis of tranquility. You will pay an evening visit to Herdade de Esporao. The most famous wine from the estate is Monte Velho but the experiments with Trincadeira grapes have resulted in some world-class wines as well.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7, Sunday

You will travel to Quinta de Chocapalha, the family estate which makes a charming selection of wines. At Chocapalha, Sandra uses robotic lagars and all French oak in a meticulous operation that has taken the wines of Lisboa to new heights.

Meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 8, Monday

Today, you will spend some free time in Lisbon, before a final lunch at Solar dos Presuntos, known for its excellent seafood. After the lunch, you will prepare for your trip back home.

Meals: breakfast and lunch

  • Visit Quinta de Chocapalha
  • Visit Quinta do Bomfim, in the Upper Douro Valley
  • Visit Quinta do Carmo
  • Visit Quinta do Centro
  • Visit Quinta do Noval
  • Visit Quinta dos Roque
  • Visit Quinta Vale D. Maria

During your holiday, you will visit three areas. You will see the Port process first hand in the Douro, the oldest officially demarcated wine region in the world. Afterwards, you will explore Coimbra, Portugal’s think-tank, found halfway between Lisbon and Oporto. Finally, your trip will end with a stop in Evora, an enchanting UNESCO World Heritage Site. This old city is home to a wandering web of old streets and an impressive granite cathedral.

On this holiday, you will have the chance to sample traditional and regional Portuguese cuisine in a wide number of interesting venues. Of course, the biggest highlight will be the various types of Portuguese wines which you will have the chance to discover, taste, and learn many interesting things about.

  • Attend local events
  • Go sightseeing
  • Hike around the area
  • Learn about different wine types
  • Learn about the process of wine-making
  • Sample regional cuisine
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 9 meals with wine as described in the itinerary
  • Visits and tastings as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Wine guide and tour manager
  • Additional meals and beverages
  • Airfare
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO).