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Porto, Douro Valley / Wines of the Douro Valley

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Simply put, this is one of the most exceptional food and wine experiences 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 and blend your very own port wine which we can have bottled and sent 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 1882, 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. Sail aboard the Friendship I, voyaging upstream to the Vesuvio Estate to enjoy a beautiful lunch. Then spend the night on an exclusive fly camp, sleeping under the stars. Round off your trip with a visit to Quinta do Bom Retiro, spending time with their expert winemaker, a private tour of the vineyard and a vertical tasting over lunch on the terrace - the most splendid finish to a truly epicurean journey.

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Nights 7
Destinations 4
Flights 2

Porto, Douro Valley /Itinerary

Wines of the Douro Valley

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Fly to Portugal

Depart from London and fly to Porto. You will be met on arrival and transferred to InterContinental Porto-Palacio Das Cardosas for a two night stay. Explore the city on a guided walking tour through the winding streets of the Old Town, visiting the cathedral and Clérigos Tower, before an exclusive tour of British Factory House – one of Porto’s best kept secrets not open to the general public. Finish on the banks of the Douro with a dinner reservation at Antiqvvm, a Michelin-starred restaurant with a large garden overlooking the river.

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Porto

Porto

Today you’ll be introduced to the area’s finest ports. Take the short drive to Ramos Pinto for a private tour of the cellars. Blend your very own port wine under expert guidance, which will be bottled and sent to your home. Lunch is another Michelin-starred affair at Casa de Cha da Boa Nova. Spend your afternoon at the historic port cellars of Graham’s; savour a glass of 1882 blended port, followed by sunset dinner overlooking the river at Vinum.

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Six Senses Douro Valley

Six Senses Douro Valley

Leave the city behind you and travel to Six Senses Douro Valley for the next four nights. When you're not making the most of the gardens, the pool and spa, from here you can tour the vineyards and cellars at Quinta do Noval and enjoy a starlit al fresco dinner overlooking the estate.

Six Senses Douro Valley

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Overnight at exclusive fly camp

Overnight at exclusive fly camp

Board Friendship I (a vintage 1957 yacht on Douro River) and journey upriver to Quinta do Vesuvio, indulging in champagne and canapés as you go. Moor at the grand manor house for lunch on the terrace. Step back onboard and travel to an exclusive fly camp at Quinta do Monte Xisto. This idyllic spot will be your own private hideaway, where village elders prepare dinner with locally grown ingredients and the night is spent sleeping under the stars in a private tent.

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Overnight at a vineyard estate

Overnight at a vineyard estate

Wake up to the sunrise over Douro Valley and breakfast served just metres from your tent. Transfer to Quinta do Bom Retiro where one of the winemakers will take you on an exclusive tour of the vineyards, leading you through a vertical wine tasting to compare vintages from the estate. Savour dinner prepared by the resident chef and overnight at the estate.

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Six Senses Douro Valley

Six Senses Douro Valley

Today you will head back to the Six Senses resort to enjoy your final day at leisure. You can make the 45-minute journey by car, but we would recommend taking to the skies in a helicopter for views over the valley.

Six Senses Douro Valley

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Return home

Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to London.

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