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Top River Cruises Experiences for the Summer

03.03.2021

It may seem contradictory to talk about marvelous Portugal, during these pandemic times. But in normal circumstances, the country is definitely outstanding due to the sun, food, wine, and other factors. 

Fortunately, the country has made a strong comeback in the past four weeks in reducing the number of Covid infected people, and is as well, the fastest recovery country in Europe. 

Moreover, why take a river cruise while on vacation in Portugal? A river cruise will definitely elevate even more your luxurious tour. Cruising offers unique experiences like lodging, meals, and entertainment, all rolled into one. So let us inspire you for the summer of your life.

 

1 Day Luxury Douro Valley Tour & Cruise

In this luxury one-day tour through the Douro Valley region, you will visit the most emblematic producers and savor the finest wine and food in Douro Valley. One of the incredible estates that you will visit is the fantastic Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo. In this estate, you will enjoy an exclusive guided tour through the vines, winery dated from 1764, and the underground cellar. The visit ends with a tasting of 5 wines Quinta Nova at the wine Shop: Grainha Reserve White, Quinta Nova Reserve, Quinta Nova Grand Reserve Referência, Mirabilis Grand Reserve Red and Quinta Nova Vintage Port. 

Besides, exploring the best-kept secrets of Douro Wine Region you will relish a four-hour cruise in which lunch will be served on board while you enjoy the scenic views of Douro.

 

5 Days Douro Valley Tour & River Cruise

In this luxury experience, you will enjoy the very best of what the Douro has to offer, including a four-hour private cruise in an incredible vintage boat. Every detail is carefully selected so you have the utmost experience. Some of the highlights of this tour consist of enjoying the beautiful landscape of the Douro Valley and embark on gastronomic journeys that will elevate your palate with combinations of gastronomic traditional flavors all paired with awarded and premium Douro wines.

Enjoy a cuisine workshop to discover what are the techniques behind delicious Portuguese gastronomy, and enjoy an authentic experience - a Chef’s Table experience - at the Six Senses Douro Valley. Here you will have the chance to have an interaction with the Chef and also see in action how a professional kitchen works. You will also enjoy a unique meal in a restaurant that belongs to an awarded Michelin star Chef. Of course, you will visit some incredible cities that are located in the Douro for a better understanding of the culture and for a better understanding of the wine? Well, some visits to some of the most renowned estates of the region that is located in the North of Portugal.

 

7 Days Luxury Tour in Porto and Douro

If you wish to know the true essence of Porto and Douro, this is the perfect experience for you. On this tour, you will experience the best of each region has to offer.

Through the tour you will delight yourself with outstanding Portuguese gastronomy, always paired with the best Douro wines during your meals, and of course, visit the most renowned estates of this region. Enjoy a cuisine workshop to discover the secrets (some, of course!) of the delicious Portuguese gastronomy, have fun during a Chef’s Table experience at the Six Senses Douro Valley, where you may grip some special details that will definitely make your dish something unique. 

At the end of the day enjoy a soothing massage in a perfect ambiance of pure relaxation, at the Six Senses Spa. Be marveled by the ancient tradition of opening a Vintage Port with heated tongs, in the Conceitus restaurant. Don't know what to offer a souvenir to your friends and love ones? Don't worry, on this tour, you will also bring home a lovely Portuguese-style tile painted by you. Last but not the least, be dazzled by the majestic Douro Valley landscape during a private sailboat cruise along the Douro river.

In the historic Porto, you will unveil its secrets during a private tour with our knowledgeable certified guide. Savor an afternoon tea at one of the most classical cafes in Porto with refined art nouveau details and illustrious history. Learn more about the secrets of Port wine through visits to some incredible Port Wine Cellars. Ever dream to visit a Planet Cork Museum or a Chocolate Story Museum? What about visit an atelier of a renowned Portuguese designer, such as Katty's Xiomara? You will, all of this and so much more in this bespoken tour.

 

7 Days Douro Tour with River Cruise

On this tour, you will enjoy a private cruise in a Private Yacht and you will have the opportunity to visit the most renowned Port and Douro wineries “Quintas” and savor the most delicious meals of this stunning Douro.

This is a grand experience of pure luxury. Sail onboard a charming Azimut 68 Plus yacht, in which you will have the privilege to admire the stunning landscape that composes the charm of the Douro Valley, as you build your way up slowly along the Douro River. Visit some of the finest wineries “Quintas” in the Douro Valley and enjoy the delightful tastings that will grant you a full comprehension of the Douro wines and their characteristics and varied flavors. You will also have some absolutely ravishing gastronomic experiences that will show you to the most iconic venues in the Douro, and delight yourself with a fantastic meal at one of the most renowned restaurants in Portugal, led by a famous Portuguese Michelin star Chef. A sublime luxury tour for relaxation and to indulge all your senses.

 

 

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