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3 Days Wine and Boat Holiday in Douro Valley, Portugal

Casa das Pipas - Quinta do Portal, Celeiros Do Douro, 5060-909 Sabrosa, Portugal

Unique Wine Holiday in Portugal

Join Quinta do Portal as they let you experience Duoro Valley's wines and gastronomy. You will be staying in a hotel located between the vineyards, vineyards that are so close you can almost touch them from the terrace or the pool deck. Enjoy tasting wines amidst magnificent views of the mountainous Douro cutting the horizon and challenging the sky. Visit Quinta do Portal and increase your knowledge about the wonderful Douro region and its unique wines, that combine history and tradition with modernity, elegance, and exclusivity.

Highlights

  • Wine tasting
  • Guided visit to wine cellar
  • Free time to explore the Douro Valley
  • Enjoy boat ride in Douro river
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily dinner

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2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Portuguese
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

You will be staying in Quinta do Portal's Casa das Pipas. The house is located between the vineyards, vineyards that are so close you can almost touch them from the terrace or the pool deck. There are magnificent views of the mountainous Douro cutting the horizon and challenging the sky.

At Casa das Pipas, there are three superior rooms and nine twin rooms. Each room has a unique decoration and is identified by a grape variety. The favourites are Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz and Moscatel. In the Quinta, they provide gourmet cuisine, wine shop, wine tastings, guided tours to the cellars and winery and wine courses. Free Wi-Fi internet access is provided.

Program

Quinta do Portal

Quinta do Portal is a family fine wine making company that embraced with passion the “Boutique Winery” concept. They proudly produce DOC Douro wines, premium port wines and Moscatel. This project that started in the early 90’s of the XX century, had on its base a centenary estate where the family has been producing port since the last years of the XIX century.

Their commitment to the production of quality wines has been, since the first moment, the heart and soul of Quinta do Portal. This effort, passion and dedication have been recognized both at a national and international level during the course of the years. At Casa das Pipas, Quinta do Portal have gathered in a unique place, the double essence of the Douro: the vine and the wine.

Sample daily itinerary

Day 1

Check-in into your hotel, and enjoy free time until time for dinner for two in the evening.

Day 2

Enjoy a boat ride in Douro river and dinner for two in the evening. Spend the free time exploring the Douro valley.

Day 3

Today, explore Quinta do Portal vineyards and cellar and taste their wines in a guided visit. In the evening, enjoy a dinner for two.

Included excursions

Explore the Douro wine region in a unique way by taking a boat ride along the Douro river.

Location

This holiday will take place in Sabrosa, a municipality in district of Villa Real in Douro Valley in Portugal.

Douro

The Douro Demarcated Region spreads along 250.000 hectares along the Douro river basin. The Douro river is a powerful river, which is 927-kilometer long, starting from its spring in Picos de Urbión until it meets the Atlantic Ocean in the city of Porto. In its way, it passes by several wine regions, being the Douro Demarcated Region the most impressive with its deep valleys and narrow canyons.

Features

Activities

  • Boating
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Shopping
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Dining area

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

Food

You will be provided with dinners for the duration of your holiday.

The following meals are included:

  • Dinner

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

  • 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)

Explore the uniqueness of the Douro wine region in multiple ways and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes to understand why UNESCO classified the Douro as a World Heritage site.

  • Enjoy stand up paddle boarding
  • Go hiking or mountain biking
  • Take rest, enjoy the view from the casa or swim in the pool
  • Visit nearby wine villages

What's included

  • Boat trip in Douro river
  • Guided tour and wine tasting
  • 3 dinners
  • 2 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Optional leisure activities
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

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

Arrival by train

The closest train station is Pinhão (about 12km). It takes approximately two and a half hours by train to reach the airport in Porto.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 10% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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