Romance in the Douro Valley - Portugal

Tasting
Wine, Port Wine, Local Food
Activity
Meet The Maker, Boat ride
Included
Hotel, Meal, Tour guide
Languages
English, Portuguese
Theme
Romantic
Upscale
Private
Nature
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
447
35
/ Person
Portugal G
Activity Overview
This is an opportunity for you and your loved-one to indulge in a two-day romantic tour at the Douro Valley. Cherish each other in the attractive sceneries of the world’s most famous wineries.
This tour will offer you a chance to watch the sunset as you sip crispy, sparkling wine then delight in an intimate dinner which will be served on board as you sail along the Douro River. You will spend the night at a wine hotel and check out the following day.

DAY 1 – WINERIES, SUNSET RIVER SAIL AND ROMANTIC DINNER
Check in at the charming Quinta da Pacheca wine hotel neighboring the Peso da Régua where you can take a walk in the wine estates, cuddle each other at the dock as you admire the beautiful scenes of the vineyards.
You then board the boat at Folgosa dock at 6 pm for a 2-hour romantic trip and wine as you watch the sun go down. We’ll then return to the dock, where the captain will say goodnight and leave you to delight in a romantic dinner on board with chef Rui Paula from the famous DOC Restaurant. The meal entails charcoal grilled octopus or codfish or pig’s neck with asparagus purée followed by three different desserts; Fruit salad, chocolate mousse, and crème brûlée crepe you will only choose one.
At around 10 pm you will get off the boat and carry on the romantic evening at the hotel.

DAY 2 – A RELAXED MORNING ON A WINE ESTATE
You can have a relaxed breakfast then check out late morning. You can later opt for a picnic lunch or wine tasting before departing Douro Valley.
 
Practical information
Available: May to October
 
Included
  • 1 night’s accommodation with breakfast in a hand-picked romantic wine hotel
  • 2-hour Douro River boat trip with a glass of sparkling wine
  • Romantic dinner for two on a sailing boat, with drinks
  • Late check out
Not Included
  • Drinks, snacks and meals not previously arranged
  • Transfers
Group-size:
2 persons
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Person
$
447
35
Price per person for a couple
Timing
Dates
Daily
Duration
2 Days
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Strict
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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22
76
/ Person
Pinhão, Vila Real District, Portugal
Duration:
2 H
Come and Sail the Douro River in a typical boat, the Rabelo. You will enjoy a panoramic view of the Douro Valley with its renowned and distinctive vineyards, wine farms and terraces. ... moreThis unique nature of Douro led to the designation of the region as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will get the chance to swim in the exhilarating waters of the Douro River.

HIGHLIGHTS

Explore Douro's wine region and acknowledge its magical terrain.

Experience a trip to the Rabelo, a typical Douro Riverboat.

Relax and enjoy sailing through the Douro Valley as you appreciate its distinctive setting.

Sip a glass of Moscatel or a regional Port Wine as you enjoy the serenity of nature.

Explore a stretch of the Douro River that is hardly observed from the main roads.

DETAILS
This two-hour boat trip is designed to take you through the Douro River in the Rabelo, a traditional boat. This little craft was used to transport the Port Wine from the Alto Douro, to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia.
You will have an extensive view of the Douro Valley, from the boat, as you sail through a stretch of the river not observed from the major roads. You will appreciate its unique terrain, with vineyards and terraces and multiple wineries. The Alto Douro Vinhateiro region was endorsed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2001. It is an amazingly representative section of the exceptional scenery of the Douro Demarcated Region, the oldest demarcated region in the world.
We will depart at Pinhão, a village in the heart of the Douro, where you will return at the end of the excursion. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to go for a swim in the exhilarating waters of the Douro River.
This tour includes an individual audio guide in English, French, Portuguese, or German, and a glass of Moscatel or a regional Port Wine.
$
39
84
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$
56
91
/ Person
Pinhão, Vila Real, Portugal
Duration:
2 H
Come and enjoy a picnic with a selection of local delicacies, and wine in the heart of the vines. Marvel at the breathtaking view over the Douro River, as you tour Quinta da Roêda, ... moreone of the most excellent villas, located in the heart of the Douro Valley.
Whether it is a gathering with family and friends or a special occasion, the tranquility of the estate's vines makes the location an ideal place to create memories and for relaxation!

HIGHLIGHTS

Enjoy a delicious picnic with regional delicacies and wine.

Unwind from the daily routine among the vines, in the heart of the Douro Valley.

Explore Quinta da Roêda, a charming estate, popularly known as "The Douro Jewel".

Make memories with friends and family, encompassed by a striking view over the awesome Douro River.

DETAILS
Savor a mouthwatering picnic set with a selection of excellent local products and wine, amidst the serene vines of Quinta da Roêda.
Quinta da Roêda estate is encompassed by charming terraced vineyards and the impressive landscapes of the Douro Valley. The region the is popularly referred to by many as "The Douro Jewel". It is situated in the heart of the Douro Valley, giving you an eye-catching view over the sinuous Douro River.
You will be welcomed with a glass of Croft Pink, a bracing Rosé Port Wine. Afterward, you will proceed to explore through the estate. You will then select the right site between the vines to relish your picnic basket, as you relax with your family and or friends. Ensure to pick the ideal basket for you, whether classic or premium and enjoy every bite.
This picnic experience is the ideal way to spend time with your loved ones, as you unwind from the daily routine.

Classic Picnic includes
Choice of bread, smoked sausages, and cheese; seasonal fruit; dried fruits; tuna salad; typical dessert; a bottle of wine; fruit juice and water, or soft drink.
Premium Picnic includes:
bread, cheese, and smoked sausage selection; smoked sausage savory, breaded chicken fillet with baked apple; tuna salad; regional cheese tart; a variety of Portuguese fritters; traditional dessert; season fruit; typical dessert; a bottle of wine; fruit juice and water. or soft drink.
$
85
37
/ Person
Vila Real, Portugal
Duration:
8 H
This 7-hour experience in the Douro Valley gives you a chance to discover striking landscapes, exquisite wineries, and terraces of this renowned region. You will enjoy a wine tasting ... moreand a typical lunch, as you learn more about this charming territory. You will get an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing boat ride. This full-day tour includes: Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Régua.

HIGHLIGHTS

Be stunned by the picturesque terrain of the Douro Region whose mountain vineyards are recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage.

Appreciate the spectacular scenery observed from the Casal de Loivos viewpoint.

Tour a traditional vineyard as you taste excellent wines like Quinta do Tedo.

Relax and enjoy a 1-hour boat trip via the Douro River.

Savor a traditional dish at a local eatery.

Learn about the production of olive oil, as you visit an olive oil press and sample the rich end product.

DETAILS
Explore the Douro Valley region. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is where wine has been processed by traditional landowners in the region for over 2,000 years. It is the most ancient demarcated territory in the world, where excellent wines, like Port Wines, are produced.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you through the marvelous Douro landscapes to the first stop, an old railway bridge in Peso da Régua passing over the Douro River. While crossing the bridge, you will learn about its history as well as the Douro Valley.
Afterward, we will tour a typical vineyard, for a chance to taste the excellent wine produced there. You will then enjoy a one-hour boat trip around the Douro Valley. Breathe in the fresh air as you enjoy a relaxing trip encompassed by the most impressive sceneries.
Immediately the boat ride is over, we will proceed to a traditional eatery for lunch, where you will experience a typical dish. Afterward, we will tour a viewpoint in Casal de Loivos with an extensive view over the valley. This experience offers you excellent photo session opportunities.
We will continue with the tour with a visit an olive oil press, for a chance to sample the olive oil produced there. You will discover its softness and texture as you learn how the strong flavor is mixed with a bit of sweetness.
Eventually, we will take a relaxed walking tour through a vineyard village, to experience pure tranquility.
This remarkable tour concludes with the hotel drop off.