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Exclusive Portugal Private Departure
Discover the best of Northern Portugal on this unforgettable 8-day journey. From the riverfront city of Porto, full of Old World charm, to the spectacular vineyards and terraced hillsides of the Douro Valley— the birthplace of port wine— experience the amazing wines, flavorful cuisine, rich cultural heritage, and breathtaking views found in this enchanting region.
“If there is one portion of Europe which was made by the sea more than another, Portugal is that slice, that portion, that belt. Portugal was made by the Atlantic.” – Hilaire Belloc
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1. ARRIVAL PORTO
Land at the Porto Airport and transfer to your accommodations overlooking the city. Kick off your journey with a special Welcome Dinner at the hotel’s 2 Michelin star restaurant
DAY 2. PORTO WOW
Enjoy an immersive visit to WOW Porto, the city’s cultural district featuring interactive museums, restaurants, bars, and shops that showcase the highlights of the city
DAY 3. VINHO VERDE
Join a private driver and guide for an afternoon in the young and dynamic Vinho Verde wine region including a wine-paired lunch followed by a visit to a local wine estate for a tour and tasting
DAY 4. DOURO VALLEY
Head east this morning on a scenic drive to the majestic Douro Valley, where a wine & tapas experience awaits at your next accommodations in a 19th-century manor house
DAY 5. PESO DA RÉGUA
Visit two quintas— or wine estates— to taste their prestigious wines and learn about their rich history, unique terroir, and winemaking process. In between visits, sit down to a traditional lunch
DAY 6. PINHÃO
Visit another distinguished family-run estate in the Upper Douro Valley for a tour of the historic facilities, tasting, and picnic lunch followed by a private boat tour to enjoy the spectacular views from the water
DAY 7. PORTO
Return to Porto today and enjoy an afternoon visit to one of the most famous port lodges in the area where you’ll have the opportunity to taste some of the world’s best port
DAY 8. DEPARTURE PORTO
Transfer to Porto Airport for return flights home
Perched on a hillside overlooking Vila Nova de Gaia (where most of the old-line port merchants are located) and the Douro River, this high-end hotel draws its identity from the local wine trade. The property offers panoramic views of Porto as well as a gourmet restaurant, bar, full-service spa, indoor/outdoor pools, and terrace. Rooms are equipped with complimentary WiFi, tea/coffee maker, minibar, TV, and air conditioning, while bathrooms offer bathrobe, slippers, toiletries, and hairdryer.
QUINTA NOVA DE NOSSA SENHORA DO CARMO
In a spectacular setting high above the Douro River, this 19th-century manor house has been converted into a wine hotel that provides guests with a peaceful and authentic experience. Surrounded by vineyards, the property offers walking trails, terrace, pool, wine museum, restaurant, and bar. Rooms feature minibar, electric kettle, complimentary WiFi, and bathrooms with bathrobe, slippers, toiletries, and hairdryer.
- Accommodations during program dates, including all taxes and fees
- All activities and private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local guides, entrance fees, and private transportation
- Meals as detailed in your itinerary, including pre-arranged drink pairings
- Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program
- Airfare to/from arrival and departure cities
- Travel insurance
- Additional alcoholic beverages beyond what has been arranged by Experi to pair with the included major meals
- Gratuities for drivers, local guides, porters, and included meals
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How a Private Departure Works:
A Private Departure is a program that our destination specialists have meticulously crafted and curated to highlight the best of a particular destination. While we offer a few options to personalize your journey, the main framework of a Private Departure itinerary has been set. If you are seeking to make changes in the schedule or activities, a Custom Program may better suit your needs.
Destination-Specific Information - Porto & Douro:
This trip appeals to Port and wine lovers seeking to experience the stunning landscape of the Douro Valley and immerse themselves into the local culture.