Taste and travel your way through the spectacular enchanted valley. Simply put, this is the most exceptional food and wine experience available in Portugal.
Simply put, this is the most exceptional food and wine experience available in Portugal.
The stunning Douro Valley is the world’s oldest and most exciting wine region, also famed for its extraordinary gastronomical scene. This week-long immersion will introduce you to owners of some of the most revered wine and port estates as well as offering you some of the finest cuisine in some of the most picturesque locations. Take a tour of the Ramos Pinto cellars in Porto, as well as blending your very own port wine, which Niquesa will bottle and send back to your home.
Enjoy a private tour around Graham’s famous port cellars, culminating in a tasting of one of their earliest ports blended in 1883, followed by a beautiful dinner on their private terrace overlooking the Douro Valley. Spend time at the Six Senses resort, enjoying rare wines and pampering treatments, and sample some of the finest tawny and vintage ports at Quinta do Noval, as well as enjoying an al fresco dinner underneath their hundred-year-old cedar tree.
Sail aboard the glorious Pippadouro II boat, voyaging upstream to the Vesuvio Estate to enjoy a beautiful lunch on the terrace paired with wines and ports, and spend the night on an exclusive fly camp, sleeping under the stars and waking up to a glowing sunrise. Round off your trip with a visit to Quinta do Bom Retiro, spending time with the master winemaker, a private tour of the vineyard, and enjoying a vertical tasting over lunch on the terrace. The most splendid finish to a truly epicurean journey.
Ideal for those looking to add to their knowledge of fine Portuguese wines and ports, and soak up some spine-tingling scenery at the same time, there is really no better journey than this.
Best time to travel: May to September
Number of nights: Seven
For private groups of up to eight people