Just for Wine Lovers - Self-drive Tour from Porto to Douro Valley

Self-drive

Day 1

This vacation program will be in self-drive. This new modality will give you the security of taking unique paths in your own vehicle (or one that we will help you to rent) and without the presence of a host and guide. You can make stops at your own pace and take advantage of our support, always available at a safe distance of your phone.

When you arrive in Porto, you will have a transfer waiting for you at the airport to take you to the hotel we have chosen especially for you with your profile and preferences in mind. After a moment to check-in and freshen up, you will have a meeting point with your Tuk tuk where, in a surprising and lively journey through the city, you will arrive in Vila Nova de Gaia and one of its renowned Port wine cellars for a visit which ends with a fantastic and exclusive Port wine tasting.

Lunch time has come and for this meal we have prepared a fantastic degustation menu, in a restaurant belonging to the cellars and a perfect pairing with wines from the region.

At the end of the meal, you will meet your local guide to discover the beautiful and enchanted city of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will walk the narrow streets of the city, discovering its secrets, some of them not even the locals know, seeing their people and falling in love with each corner.

For 6 pm we have a fado moment, in an ode to Portuguese music and Porto traditions. We are reaching the end of the day, we have just one more moment, an incredible dinner in one of the most amazing restaurants in the national panorama. After this meal you can walk slowly to the hotel and relax for the rest of the night.

Day 2

After check out, you will have your rental car waiting at the door so that you can continue your journey with all the convenience. We will now continue our journey to the Douro Valley, we have a path prepared to show you full of nooks and views, start to fall in love with this region of green slopes and with the Douro waters meandering as a backdrop.

The first stop will be at a small renowned wine estate, which may be Quinta do Castro, where you will visit followed by a lunch full of flavors from the region and paired with wines from the estate where you are.

Follow the trip to the hotel to check in, having time to refresh yourself and relax a little. To the end of the afternoon we have prepared another moment in a renowned wine estate where we will make a guided tour that ends with a commented wine tasting.

At the end of the day, we have a dinner for you on a wine estate where you can taste the region's palates with a twist from the chef, paired with wine from the estate where you are. Return to the hotel and relax for the rest of the night.

Day 3

After a fantastic breakfast, you will make a short journey to meet your local guide who will be waiting for you by Jeep. Set out to discover the winding roads, nooks known only to the locals, unforgettable viewpoints and short off-road routes where you enter the true essence of the Douro Valley. You will then arrive at a family-run wine estate where you will have lunch at the table with the owners some of the best snacks in the region and taste your private cellar, ending the meal with a private visit to the property.

You will follow by 4WD to the pier where a private yacht will be waiting for you for a relaxing walk through the waters of the Douro on one of the most beautiful sections of the river and the region. Here you will see from another point of view many renowned farms and some small and secret family farms that can only be seen from the river waters. This way you reach Pinhão and your vehicle.

At the end of the day we have reserved a unique space where you can take a guided tour that will end with a wine tasting and watch the sun go down over the Douro waters. A show of rare beauty that you will not want to miss.

Go to the hotel or, if you prefer, straight to the last moment we prepared for you, a fantastic restaurant by a renowned chef. Here you can enjoy a tasting menu with some of the best tastes of the region in the chef's interpretation and paired with wines from the region. After the meal head to the hotel and have time to relax and enjoy the last night.

Day 4

After checking out you will departure home while we say goodbye and, for sure, see you soon.