Portugal: Douro Valley: Port Wine Country
The peaceful rolling hills along the Douro River are home to Portugal’s famous port wine vineyards.
Depart from the city of Porto this morning by private car, winding through the surrounding hills to the wine region of the Douro Valley. En route visit the cities of Braga and Guimaraes, both significant to Portuguese history and national identity
Check into your hotel, an 18th-century estate of exquisite charm set amidst the vineyards that dot this tranquil region. Your room will feature a private terrace, overlooking the Douro River and the hills beyond.
We recommend dinner at the hotel’s restaurant this evening, where traditional Portuguese cuisine and a carefully prepared wine list are on the menu.
After breakfast at your hotel this morning, you will depart for an exploration of the Douro Valley’s vineyards and varietals, grown on wine-producing farms known as quintas.
You will have a chance to visit one of your local guide’s favorite quintas. Walk through the vineyards and the port winery to see how the grapes are processed.
Enjoy lunch at the quinta before returning to your hotel this afternoon. Spend the remainder of the day relaxing by the outdoor pool, enjoying a game of tennis, or strolling through the hotel’s beautifully maintained gardens.
Return to Porto by private car this morning, where you will meet your departure flight or continue on to your next Willing Foot destination.
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