Dão, Wine & Serra da Estrela Cheese Small Group Tour

Tasting
Red Wine
White Wine
Wine
Local Food
Cheese
Activity
City Tasting
Meet The Maker
Tour
Walking Tour
Cellar Tour
Vineyard Walk
Included
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English
French
Spanish
Portuguese
Theme
Outdoor
Comfort
Countryside
City
Nature
Cultural
Historical
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
167
35
/ Person
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Activity Overview
We begin our tour in Porto and we drive to the South East towards the Dão region. This region produces elegant wines with soothing aromas, and the Touriga Nacional (red) and Encruzado (white) are the wine varieties that best personify the Dão.

Our first stop will be in Viseu. Here we will take a short walk to see some historical attractions and then stop to taste the famous local sweets.

The first stop will be at a Wine Estate owned by the same family for at least four generations. This Quinta is located in the peculiar “terroir” of Oliveira de Barreiros village, from where we can see the rustic landscape of Serra da Estrela. Here you will visit the estate and taste the Dão wine.

You then cruise down a road with a vineyard on both side in direction of Nelas.

It is time to recover energy and for this we enter one of the most prestigious restaurants in Nelas where a beautiful lunch awaits us, accompanied by the local wine.

After lunch, it is time to discover the so-called "Novo Dão". We will visit a very peculiar and modern wine cellar, the result of a bold and incomparable work, where wines of excellence are made that we will taste.

Our day would not be complete without sampling one of the most famous delicacies in the Dão region - the Serra da Estrela Cheese. We will visit a cheese producer, get to understand the whole process of creating this gastronomic wonder and then taste it.

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Practical information
The video shown below is a sample of what we can offer in the Dão Region, it is not an exact representation of this tour.
 
Included
  • Local guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation or at any place that you prefer in the Centre of Porto
  • Tour made in 5-9 seater vehicle with air conditioning
  • Visit to Viseu and tasting of the tipical pastries of the city;
  • Visit to a classical Wine Estate and tasting of Dão Wines;
  • Regional Lunch in Nelas;
  • Visit to a avant-garde Wine Estate and tasting of Dão Wines;
  • Visit to a cheese producer and tasting of Serra da Estrela Cheese.
Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Pick-up and drop-off OUTSIDE of Porto - an extra fee applies, paid to the guide on the day
Group-size:
Min 2 people
Rates
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Person
$
167
35
Adult - 18+
Children
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Child
$
150
51
Youth - 12-17
Child
$
108
95
Child - 3-11
Child
$
0
Infant - 0-2
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekdays8:30 AM
Duration
11 H
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Cancellation Policy
Custom policy
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made 3 days before will be refunded 50% of the amount paid.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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