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Find yourself crossing the vineyards down the slopes to meet the river Pinhão. The scenery shows olive trees and vines, on terraces that give you a sensation of the rude life and labour. On your way, try the exquisite wines of  the Douro region in Quinta do Passadoiro, where you can have an amazing wine tasting experience. Finally go up the hill, through the fertile land and the beautiful vines that are nourished by it, until Quinta do Silval for a deserved rest.  

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One of the most beautiful and old

wine areas in the world

One of the most beautiful wine areas and also the oldest demarked wine region in the world, the Douro Valley is here to make you surrender to its outstanding beauty. Hiking will be extraordinary but this amazing experience will also be marked by the train journey from Porto to the Douro slopes, which will lead you to amazing vineyard terrace sceneries, and the Douro cruise in the waters of the river back to Porto city. Find yourself in small wine producing villages on the slopes, with stunning views over the terraces and at night rest in wine farms, delight yourself with homemade dinners and drink from the doorstep wines. Proud people, quality wine and traditional lifestyle make this a special place to all those who passed through here.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Welcome to Portugal! Our Guide will pick you up at the airport and  will take you to the train station where you will catch the train to Pinhão, your first stop. This is an amazing ride where you can immerse yourself into a journey leading to the vineyards, from the Douro mouth on the Atlantic to the narrow valley slopes of the wine region of the Douro. Here the slopes are monumental and the wine culture is present at every moment. Our guide will give you a briefing at the train station and short after you will go to your hotel to prepare for the days to come.

PINHÃO to SABROSA

From the doorstep till Vilarinho de São Romão you will cross the wine country of Douro. The hilly slopes are a challenge both for the wine tasting fans and the hikers. The village of Provosende is on the way and its old manor houses will be a pleasant stop, because of its stunning views perfect for the photograph lovers. Crossing the plateau, the vineyard scenery is superb, small villages and old paths take you to your last stop, where you can have a delicious meal to finish this perfect day.

PORTO RIVER CRUISE or CASA DE MATEUS VISIT

River Cruise (May to October)

 

This is the day to return. A 35min transfer will take you to Peso da Régua where you can take the boat back to the magical city of Porto. A wonderful boat ride awaits you and the views are inspiring. Spend the day cruising the river back to Porto passing by some stunning locks with 14 and 35m of descent at the dams.  Appetizers and lunch will be served on board while you observe the river banks. Once at Porto our guide will take you to the airport and wish you a nice flight home.

 

OPTIONAL*: Casa de Mateus Visit + transfer to Porto (All year round)

 

We start our day with a 35min transfer to Peso da Régua where you can visit Douro Museum and have some free time to visit the town and taste a typical and tasty lunch included in this day. Short after, another transfer will be made to Vila Real for you to visit Casa de Mateus, an old Manor from the late 17th century. The visit includes house, gardens, wineries, and a good chance to taste the amazing wines during the visit. In the end of this amazing day our guide will take you to the airport and wish you a nice flight home.

 

* in case of bad weather conditions

Distance Duration Elevation

Daily Distance

10 - 12 km

Trip Duration

5 days & 4 nights

Daily Elevation

250 - 640 meters

FROM

699 €

 

ACCOMMODATION

Superior

 

DURATION

5 Days | 4 Nights

 

START | END

Porto | Porto

TOUR GRADE

 

 

DISTANCE

10 -12 km per day

 

ROUTE

Old unpaved track in middle of wineyards, cobbled stone surfaces, little paved roads.

 

PROFILE

Long ascents and descents.

TOUR MAP

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • The oldest denomination area in the world

  • Astonishing Douro cruise while returning to Porto city

  • Scenic train trip to Pinhão

  • Traditional gastronomy and wines from the region

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Self-Guided

PRICES

TRIP PRICE

TRIP PRICE PER PERSON 2018

ARE YOU A SOLO TRAVELER?

NOTE

Extra charge may apply for special occasions

(I.e.: New Years Eve, Christimas or Local Festivities)

INCLUDED

Available upon request

THE ITINERARY

Day

1

Day

2

ARRIVAL

10km, +640m / -200m

Day

3

Day

4

Quinta de la Rosa

Day

5

(2 persons based on double room occupation)

 

LOW SEASON

Individual room supplement

01.01. - 25.03.

01.11. - 23.12.

 

MEDIUM SEASON

Individual room supplement

02.04. - 26.06.

27.09. - 31.10.

 

HIGH SEASON

Individual room supplement

26.03. - 01.04. (Easter)

27.06. - 26.09.

699 €

+ 219 €

729 €

+ 219 €

759 €

+ 219 €

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SHORT BREAK DOURO

Historical

- 4 nights lodging on Superior Accommodation.

  Breakfast included

 

- Transfer on day of arrival from Airport LIS to the Hotel,

  followed by Tour briefing

 

- Transfer from last Hotel to Airport OPO

 

- Luggage Transfers from Hotel to Hotel every day      

  of the Tour

 

- Liability and personal accidents Insurance

 

- Pre departure Information Pack

 

- Tour Information

 

- Information Book (Includes Maps, Daily Information, Daily Maps,  

  GPS Device Quick Manual - Delivered on arrival day)

 

- GPS Track and Device

 

- Mobile Telephone (free to call us 24h / day)

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SABROSA to VALE MENDIZ

12km, +250m / -500m

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VALE DE MENDIZ to PINHÃO

After a delicious breakfast a small hiking is waiting for you! Today you will walk over Douro river and beyond, as you go towards south, east and west.  Take your compass away and enjoy this incredible scenery of vineyards, curving in tons of green and brown. And the mountains? Those are carved by rivers with kilometers of pure water running down to you. When you are back in  Pinhão it will be time to take a boat trip to discover other places along the shores of the Douro. This is a UNESCO world heritage site and you will understand why!

10km, +300m / -500m

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