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4 Days Culinary Holidays in Portugal

  • The Yeatman Hotel, Rua do Choupelo, (Santa Marinha) 4400 - 088, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal

Porto Food and Wine Vacation

If you are a true oenophile, Porto is the right place for you! Not only famous for its wine, but also for its stunning views, Porto is the true wine holiday destination in Portugal. This will be a true vacation for your senses. You will have the chance to taste some of the best wines in the world and eat delicious award-winning food. Immerse yourself in the history of wine and the process to make it and give Porto the chance to help you relax, with a glass of this wonderful drink in your hand.

Highlights

  • Port wine tasting at the cellar
  • Guided tour of the Taylor’s Port cellars
  • 4-course Michellin tasting menu paired with wine
  • 1 three-course lunch at the Barão Fladgate restaurant
  • Buffet breakfast at the Orangerie Room
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English
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Member of the prestigious Relais and Châteaux collection of hotels and distinguished with a Michelin star for its restaurant under the direction of Chef Ricardo Costa, The Yeatman Hotel in Porto is a unique and distinctive landmark in the world of classic luxury hotels.

Oporto, also known as Porto, is the city in Northern Portugal which gave its name to Port wine and has been the home of British wine shippers and their families for over three centuries. Inspired by this heritage, The Yeatman Hotel blends the finest Portuguese traditions of hospitality with a uniquely British flair for understated and stylish comfort.

Timeless elegance and a wealth of authentic detail create a very special atmosphere, which evokes the distinctive personality of this ancient city and its historic link to the world of wine. Occupying a commanding hillside position on the south bank of the Douro River, every room at The Yeatman Hotel enjoys breathtaking, panoramic views over the historic center of Porto.

Offering individuality of character and a sense of effortless comfort, The Yeatman Hotel is the address of choice for discerning travelers visiting Porto and the North of Portugal.

This wine hotel located in the heart of one of Europe's most important wine capitals is a haven for wine lovers and the prime destination for those wishing to explore the pleasures of Port, the great classic wine for which the city of Porto is famous.

The cellars of The Yeatman house one of the most comprehensive collections of Portuguese wines. The hotel has established partnerships with many of Portugal's finest producers, who actively participate in The Yeatman's program of tastings, seminars, and wine dinners. These partners also sponsor individual rooms and suites. Intriguing pictures and objects provide insights into each winery's unique history and environment and add a discreet individual accent to each guest room.

Complementing The Yeatman's own wine activities, visits can be arranged to leading vineyards and estates in the Douro Valley, Minho, Dão, and Bairrada wine regions, all easily accessible by road. The wine theme extends to Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa with its exclusive skin care products and therapies using extracts from the vine.

You will be able to discuss Portuguese wines with the hotel's knowledgeable and friendly experts, who will guide you in your discovery of Portugal's diverse and individual wine regions, with their unique traditions and wealth of different styles.

The 82 magnificent guest rooms and suites are among The Yeatman's most impressive features. Each room opens onto a large private balcony enjoying a dramatic and unobstructed view across the Douro River to the historic center of Porto, Portugal. Rooms are exceptionally spacious and their large enclosed private terraces create a sense of privileged seclusion.

All accommodation is decorated in a classic style, providing an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication. Special care was taken to harmonize textures and colors in order to enhance the feeling of comfort and well-being. Authentic and original details, such as the use of traditional Portuguese ceramic tiles, provide character and a sense of place. Individually appointed and decorated, each room is discretely themed with intriguing artifacts and pictures from different wine producers.

The large and airy bathrooms are fitted to the highest standard. The luxurious amenities include skincare products from the exclusive Caudalie skincare range. Traditional louvered shutters can be opened to give each bathroom a stunning view of Porto.

During this holiday, you will stay at one of the Superior Rooms at The Yeatman. These rooms are luxuriously and elegantly appointed and decorated in an understated, classic style. All are fully equipped and offer a private terrace and panoramic view of Porto and the Douro River. They all offer lavish comfort and a wide range of facilities with stunning city views from a large, private terrace. This room features a king-size bed or twin beds with luxury linens.

Experience a true wine holiday in Porto. During this holiday, you will enjoy a sumptuous four-course dinner in a Michelin star restaurant, paired with stunning wines from the hotel's award-winning wine list.

You will also have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Taylor’s Port cellars, one of Porto’s oldest Port firms, followed by traditional lunch at the Taylor’s restaurant, Barão Fladgate. The stunning panoramic views of the Douro River and the city of Porto from your bedroom and private terrace will both mesmerize and delight you.

You will enjoy a guided tour of Taylor's Port wine cellar along with a wine tasting.

Porto is one of Europe’s most fascinating but least known travel destinations. Its magnificent architecture and spectacular location overlooking the Douro River make Porto one of the most dramatic and memorable city landscapes.

Historically a city of merchants and commerce, its many elegant buildings are testament to the enterprise and vision of its industrious and independently-minded inhabitants, with their distinctive accent, quick sense of humor, and famously welcoming nature.

The lodges of the Port wine houses remain one of the city’s most unique attractions; however, a stroll through the old city center, now a World Heritage site, is an equally fascinating experience.

The extraordinary architecture of buildings, such as the cathedral, the Clérigos Tower, São Bento railway station, and the old stock exchange building, coexists with traditional shops and trades, elegant cafés, and a lively and authentic street life.

Porto is the hub of one of Europe’s major clothing and fashion industries and the city’s shops and malls are a magnet for shoppers. Porto is above all a city of hidden delights, of intimate squares and gardens, traditional markets, and unusual museums. Each one of Porto's districts and quarters has its own special and authentic character.

Activities
  • Golf course nearby
  • Gym
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Wine tasting / tour
General
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
Services
  • Conference room
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Meeting room
  • Parking lot
  • Toiletries

Gastronomic restaurant

The Yeatman's Restaurant in Porto provides an environment of classic comfort, where discreet and understated service blends with the warm welcome for which Porto is famous. The extraordinary panorama of the Douro River and the historic center of Porto guarantee the most spectacular scenery, combined with a Michelin star award in the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 guides.

Aiming to deliver Porto's most inspiring dining experience, The Yeatman's Restaurant, led by Chef Ricardo Costa, offers imaginative cuisine in which the traditional flavors of Portugal are interpreted and presented with contemporary flair. It showcases Portugal's huge range of fish and other fresh produce as well as its diversity of regional specialties.

Listing a comprehensive choice of Portuguese wines, as well as a wide selection from other great vineyards around the globe, the gastronomic restaurant makes a special feature of food and wine pairing. A program of tasting menus will allow you to discover a wealth of matching and contrasting flavors as you are taken on a journey through Portugal's diverse and varied wine regions. The gastronomic restaurant offers tasting menus daily for dinner.

Wine cellars

The Yeatman is a haven for wine lovers. The Yeatman's extensive cellars house one of the world's most comprehensive collections of Portuguese wines, including those of the hotel's wine partners. The portfolio covers each of Portugal's many and diverse wine regions, from the historic, classic denominazione di origine controllata to the new and innovative regional appellations.

As befits its name, which celebrates a distinguished Port wine family, The Yeatman is the prime destination for those wishing to explore the pleasures of Port, one of the world's finest classic wines. An unparalleled choice of wood aged and Vintage Ports is available from the most distinguished Port houses and estates, including rare wines and collector's items seldom found on any wine list.

The Yeatman also prides itself on its selection of great wines from around the globe, from the classic benchmark appellations of Europe to the exciting wines of the New World.

Have a coffee at the Majestic café.

The Majestic Café, founded over 90 years ago and situated in the heart of downtown Porto, is a must on the list of things to do for all visitors. It is considered the most emblematic café of the city and its illustrious visitors include the likes of Jacques Chirac and Gago Coutinho, the creator of the aeronautic artificial horizon. It is said that J.K. Rowling spent many hours at the Majestic Café writing her first Harry Potter book. The café is open for morning pastries, lunches, and dinners.

Attend a concert at the Casa da Música

The Casa da Música was conceived to commemorate 2001, the year in which Porto was the European capital of culture, and it has become an architectural reference in the city. The project was designed by Rem Koolhaas and it is characterized by its modern lines and by the varied cultural programs it offers throughout the year. Guided tours of the Casa da Musica are also available.

Go on a guided tour of a Port wine lodge

The Port wine lodges or cellars situated in Vila Nova de Gaia continue to be an important focus for visitors. They offer tastings of Port wine and guided tours in a variety of languages. You will learn how to distinguish a Tawny Port from a Ruby Port and, if you are lucky, you will also try a Vintage Port. Some tours and tastings are free, while others will charge a small entrance fee.

Take a cruise along the Douro River

One of the best things to do in Porto is taking in the spectacular views; the most stunning views can be observed from the river. There are a variety of cruises available from the five bridges in Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto, right up the Douro River eastwards, and to the Port wine vineyards over 100 kilometers inland.

Enjoy the sunset from a beachside esplanade

Porto’s excellent climate is conducive to sunbathing and walks along the various blue flagged beaches in the area. There are a variety of esplanades in the Foz, Matosinhos, and Vila Nova de Gaia areas that are perfect for enjoying the sunset, admiring the Atlantic Ocean and relaxing with a cool drink at the end of the afternoon.

Try a francesinha

The francesinha is perhaps the most popular snack in Porto and is renowned as the most popular Portuguese sandwich. Praised by foodies worldwide, the dish appeals particularly to those with an appetite for spicy meats. It is most commonly accompanied by a cold beer.

Visit the Serralves Museum

Serralves is culture, nature, and art. Within its extensive gardens and green areas, lies the Museum of Modern Art, a project by the architect Siza Vieira with exhibitions by Paula Rego, Andy Warhol, and others. This space is a mixture of brilliant architecture, tranquility, and various green spaces.

Have a late night drink in the Galeria de Paris

The Galerias de Paris street is the center of nightlife in the city with dozens of open air bars. The Galerias, as it is commonly known, is situated in the center of downtown Porto and offers an alternative night time program since all the bars are in the open air.

Buy a book at the Lello Bookshop

Cited by The Guardian as one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world, the Lello bookshop is another must see in Porto. Opened in 1906, it still maintains its original carved ceilings, stained glass windows, and pink painted curved central staircase. Lello offers a vast array of books, encyclopedias, and travel guides. Look out for the coffee bar on the first floor.

Watch a game of football at the Dragão Stadium

Home to the Oporto Football Club, the Dragão football stadium was rebuilt and opened in 2003. The architect Manuel Salgado designed the stadium, which cost over 90 million EUR to build and has a capacity of 52 thousand people. The name Dragão, dragon, was used as it is the symbol of the club. Guided tours of the stadium can be booked if you do not have time to catch a game.

Visit the Museum Soares dos Reis

The National Museum Soares dos Reis, formerly known as the Portuense Museum, was founded in 1833 by king Pedro IV. It established Portugal's first public art museum. The museum is situated in the Palace of Carrancas, dating from the late 18th century.

The collections of Portuguese paintings and sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries, and national and international objects of decorative arts, mostly from the 17th to the 19th century, are exhibited on the second and third floors, where some of the rooms are richly decorated in the neoclassical style. From the mid-19th century up to 1910, this building was the temporary residence of the Portuguese royal family when visiting northern Portugal.

The Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa, winner of the best hotel spa in Europe in 2013, is an oasis of serenity and well-being. The spa's tranquil setting, evocative of the elemental spirit of wine, includes 10 therapy rooms where you will be able to relax and enjoy Caudalie’s unique Vinothérapie care and treatment programs, including barrel bath immersions, relaxing Vichy shower massage, and other signature body and facial treatments.

Based on natural ingredients drawn from the vineyard environment and valued for their anti-oxidant properties and contribution to beauty, wellness, and vitality, the exclusive range of Caudalie products are also available for purchase. Caudalie’s latest Vinothérapie Spa is in harmony with The Yeatman’s vocation as a leading wine hotel, where the culture and pleasures of the vine can be enjoyed in all their aspects.

Within the spa area, The Yeatman offers a choice of wellbeing and relaxation facilities including a Roman bath, hammam, shower experience, and sauna, as well as a relaxation area enjoying stunning panoramic views. These have direct access to The Yeatman’s indoor panoramic infinity pool. The Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa offers:

Care for hands and feet

Pamper your hands or feet with this unique treatment as you relax surrounded by the delicious scent of fleur de vigne, or vine blossom. Your nails are filed and then buffed with fresh, halved grapes, producing an exceptional whitening effect. This is followed by a scrub and the application of Vinosource Moisturizing Cream Mask. A soothing hand or foot massage puts the finishing touch to this moment of complete relaxation.

Facial treatments

A stimulating and sculpting facial, designed to restore inner radiance and vitality to fatigued skin and protect it from pollutants. Using essential oils and alternating hot and cold basalt stones it revives luminosity and improves skin tone. Viniferine improves the appearance of dark spots, slowing the appearance of new ones and providing your skin with a burst of radiance.

Massages

The ultimate reviving massage experience, a rejuvenating massage using essential oils under pulsing jets of warm water.

The barrel bath experience

Immerse yourself in bubbling water enriched with a unique conditioning grape extract. To enhance your feeling of health and wellbeing, the barrel bath experience includes a relaxing scalp massage extending to pressure points in the neck and shoulders.

Waxing care

The spa offers a comprehensive choice of waxing programs, including waxing for men. It is suggested that you book a body scrub in preparation for waxing.

Wraps and scrubs

Wraps are intensive beauty treatments for the body that eliminate toxins and improve skin tone and contouring. They energize and moisturize the skin while providing deep relaxation.

  • 1 guided tour at Taylor’s Port Wine Cellar
  • 1 Michelin dinner with a special four-course tasting menu and wine included
  • 1 Porto wine tasting
  • 1 three-course lunch at the Barão Fladgate restaurant
  • 3 buffet breakfasts in The Orangerie Room
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Access to the gymnasium, and well-being area of the spa
  • Access to the panoramic swimming pools
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Transfers from the airport to the hotel and vice versa

Driving directions from the south: Coimbra, Lisbon or Algarve

  • Take either the A29 or A1 highway and follow the direction Porto, Ponte Arrábida
  • Take the exit Gaia, Afurada
  • Follow the sign and lane Cais de Gaia
  • Continue downhill until the junction with the river, then turn right
  • Continue along riverside until reaching a mini-roundabout
  • Go straight across to the second exit
  • Take the first right turning, Rua Serpa Pinto
  • Follow road uphill, approximately 500 meters, then take the slip road to the right, which is just before the railway, you will see a sign that reads The Yeatman Hotel
  • Follow the road until you reach the mini-roundabout and take the second exit
  • After 20 meters, turn right and immediately right again
  • You have reached The Yeatman Hotel

Driving directions from the north: Porto, the airport, Viana do Castelo or Spain

  • Take either the A28 or A3 highway, turn right onto the VCI and follow the direction Lisbon, Ponte Arrábida
  • After the Arrábida Bridge take the first exit to Gaia, Afurada
  • Stay in the left lane and follow the directions to Cais de Gaia
  • Continue downhill and at the junction with the river, turn right
  • Continue along riverside until you reach a mini-roundabout
  • Go straight across and take the second exit
  • Take the first right turning into Rua Serpa Pinto
  • Continue uphill for approximately 500 meters and then take the slip road to the right, you will see a sign that reads The Yeatman Hotel
  • Continue on slip road until you reach a mini-roundabout and then take the second exit
  • After 20 meters, turn right and immediately right again
  • You have reached The Yeatman Hotel

Arrival by airplane

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

Arrival by bus

  • From the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO), take the metro along the E (purple) line, direction Dragon Stadium (Estádio do Dragão)
  • Change at Trindade for the D Line (yellow), Direction D.João II
  • Descend at General Torres metro stop
  • On foot, cross the road and enter the train station of the same name
  • Go downstairs and take the first exit and then walk straight ahead along the road Via da Misericordia
  • Continue straight on this new road for 300 meters
  • Turn right into Rua do Choupelo to immediately find the entrance into The Yeatman on your right-hand side

Arrival by train

Devesas station is a five-minute drive from the hotel.

Arrival by taxi

GPS

41.13305; -8.61360

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.