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4 Days Wine Holiday in an Organic Farm in the Vinho Verde Region, Braga District, Portugal

Quinta Das Escomoeiras, Lourido-Arnoia 4890-055 Celorico de Basto, Portugal

Unforgettable Wine Holiday Portugal

Comfortable and welcoming, Escomoeiras Estate is the secret place you will love to discover, with wine tourism as one of their fortes coupled with standards of comfort and hospitality. There, you can taste what the earth has to offer, from vine to grape, as you experience the processes of winemaking and drink the nectar of the land surrounding you. Their vines and fruit trees are free of herbicide treatments and, adhering to their standards of environmental commitment, they have incorporated methods of organic farming. Come, taste, and experience your best wine holiday!

Meet the instructors

Fernando
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Highlights

  • Enjoy wine tasting and light lunch on the terrace
  • Pick fruits and make organic fruit jams if in the season
  • Guided visit to the farm and walk through the vineyard and the organic garden
  • Daily continental breakfast, and traditional Portuguese lunches and dinners
  • Visit to Amarante and dinner at one of the local restaurants
  • Go biking on the old railway track, bikes are provided
  • 3 nights accommodation

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2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Portuguese, Spanish
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

You will stay at Quinta das Escomoeiras in this holiday. On the ground floor of the main building, guests can enjoy resting by the fireplace in the sitting room, as well as relaxing at the bar or in the second common lounge where they can read and watch TV. The estate offers free Wi-Fi internet.

The magnificence of the surrounding landscape extends on into the quinta's love for welcoming guests. Those who visit feel the coziness, the freedom of being and staying at a refined place, yet still feeling comfortable and at home. This is a place which tantalizes each of the senses. From the start of the day, sitting at breakfast on the marvelous terrace with a view out into a wide sweeping canvas of green, you can savor their trademark jams and natural juices made from fruits of your own labor.

Among the other amenities, guests can borrow a bike for free and also have access to our outdoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath, which have locker room facilities. The Quinta das Escomoeiras is animal friendly. Pets are allowed to stay and visit upon request.

Program

Wine tour and tasting

As a member of the Vinho Verde Route, the quinta provides guests and other tourists with a tour of the vineyard and the wine cellar, along with a wine tasting of the wines made exclusively from grapes of this demarcated region, DOC (Denominação de Origem Controlada).

Daily itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

  • Check in starting at 2 p.m. today. Because clients may show at different times along the afternoon and maybe tired of the travel, they would enjoy the welcome drink and spend the rest of the day laying down by the swimming pool, walking around, or sitting on the terrace and enjoying the view.
  • Enjoy dinner at one of the recommended restaurants in the surroundings (the transport still needs to be announced later).

Day 2

  • Breakfast
  • Guided visit to the farm, walking through the vineyard, visiting the animals and the organic garden, the river side and the winery, this will take around two hours
  • Wine tasting and light lunch on the terrace
  • If it is the season, pick up the fruit to make one of the quinta's organic fruit jams the next day
  • Dinner at one of the recommended restaurants in the surroundings

Day 3

  • Breakfast
  • Rafting on the Tâmega river organized by one of the quinta's partners "Celorico Emotions"
  • Those who prefer may cycle on the cycling track (old railway track transformed into a walking and cycling track, 40 kilometers long), the quinta has bikes for their guests
  • Lunch at one of the recommended restaurants in the surroundings
  • In the afternoon, make the jam with the fruit picked up the previous day
  • Jam tasting and offer of a jar of jam
  • Visit to Amarante and dinner at one of the local restaurants

Day 4: Departure

  • Breakfast
  • Check out

Instructors

Fernando Fernandes da Silva

Location

The estate Quinta das Escomoeiras is located in Celorico de Basto, Braga District, Portugal. It is hidden in the terraces of an enchanted land, a small paradise set on the banks of the Tâmega River, offering uninterrupted views of forest-covered mountains to contemplate exquisite details of the pastoral rusticity of the Minho region.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Sauna
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Balcony
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • River
  • Terrace
  • Pet friendly

Services

  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

Food

During this holiday, you will be served daily continental breakfast. Dinner on the three nights of stay at restaurants in the neighbourhood (Portuguese traditional cooking) will also be included, as well as lunches on the second and third day.

For the lunch, on the second day, you will be served a light lunch, lunch will be served at the quinta after he wine tour, and based on soup, salads, Portuguese canned fish, quiches of vegetables, mushrooms or tuna, fruit salad, drinks and coffee. On the third day, you will be able to enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, based on different tapas.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Cycling

The quinta has at your disposal bicycles for you to be able to take advantage of the old railway track of the Tâmega river that was transformed into a cycling trail and appreciate our local beauty and to enjoy even more of the experience that they intend to provide you. You must request them to the person in charge.

Kayaking

Kayaks are also available to rent and enjoy a trip up the river in a close contact with nature and enjoying the most well preserved and genuine section of the quinta.

Walking

You can enjoy a carefree and quiet walk away, using one of the two pedestrian paths that are identified and that are part of the vinho verde route.

Sauna and Turkish bath available

If you simply want to relax by the pool, you can also make use of the sauna or Turkish bath in the locker rooms.

Others:

  • Rafting on the Tâmega river
  • Canyoning in the Natural Park of Alvão
  • Paragliding in the Senhora da Graça mountain (Natural Park of Alvão)
  • Jeep tours, visiting the major points of interest of the natural and historical heritage of the region

What's included

  • Dinners on the three days of stay
  • Lunches on the second and third day
  • Daily continental breakfast
  • Guided wine tour and tasting
  • Rafting
  • Fruit picking and making jam
  • Visit to Amarante
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Meals not specified in What's included
  • Transfers from and to the airport
  • Canoeing
  • 4x4 tours
  • Additional activities or excursions

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)

  • Take the A4 (Porto - Vila Real).
  • After driving for around 50 kilometers, after the toll, take the way out to Amarante oeste and Celorico de Basto (EN 210).
  • After 20 kilometers, get out on the second deviation to Codeçoso.
  • Drive for 2,5 kilometers on the old EN210 and get out to Quinta das Escomoeiras.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

This vacation is available all year round except December 15th to January 31st, please select an arrival date below.

Minimum number of participants is 4.

 

Low season

 

  • October-15th December and February-April

 

High season

 

  • May - September.

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