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Douro Valley, the Heart of Port Wine Country (Full Day - Private)

offered by supplier M08701 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): Portugal  
Specialty Categories: Food & Wine  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 75 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 75 US Dollar (USD)

The bustling suburb of Vila Nova da Gaia lies opposite Oporto on the steep south bank of the mighty River Douro. Sitting on top of a pre-Roman fortified hamlet, it was given town status in 1255 by King Afonso III and then bequeathed to the aristocracy in order to counteract the power of the bishops of neighboring Oporto, who were charging unreasonably high shipping tolls at the time. Gaia today is dominated by the Port wine lodges, with over fifty wine companies based in its narrow, twisting streets. Here, the ageing and blending of most of the world's supply of Port wine takes place beneath a sea of red roofs emblazoned with some of the most famous names in wine making.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Porto - Amarante - Vila Real - Pinhao - Régua - Vila Nova De Gaia – Porto

Your private Chauffeur will pick you up from your hotel or cruise ship port (Note: that the chauffeur for this day is not an official guide so the clients will be taken right to all the monuments, but the clients will have to enter the monuments to visit on their own without the chauffeur). In Amarante you will visit S. Gonçalo's Convent. Continuing on to Vila Real where you will visit: Mateus Manor House. In Pinhao visit of the geographic centre of Port wine production. Free time for lunch on your own. After Lunch in Regua you will visit a Port wine farm. Return to Porto, but before ending the day we will cross over to Vila Nova De Gaia and visit the Graham's Port wine lodge. Your chauffeur will take you to your Hotel or cruise ship and say the final goodbye.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Notes: Prices above are per person based on 6 people traveling. This tour is available for as little as 2 people. Please inquire for exact prices. When you book your vacation, an agreement is made between you, our company and others who provide services. Upon request we can provide you with our general terms and conditions governing the provision of these holidays. A non-refundable upfront initial deposit of € 200 Euros is due within 7 days of the initial booking request. Final payment is due 45 days before the tour departure. Within 45 day full payment is due upon booking request. All prices, itinerary etc. listed are subject to change without notice.

No unused portion of the vacation can be refunded. Cancellation penalties apply and change fees after booking is confirmed, refer to our general terms. Please inquire for pre or post tour add-ons / hotel stays.

About This Supplier
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Location: Spain
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2001
Client Request Served: 2944

We are a specialty tour operator based in Galicia, Northwestern Spain, where our founder Sean O'Rourke is dedicated to personally escorting many of our food and wine tour departures to this intriguing corner of Spain. Our services include many types of unique tours and customized travel to Spain and Portugal....

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