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Porto is certainly one of the most untouristed and unexpected European Capitals. Described as scenic and charming this Unesco protected site is truly one of the most bespoke destinations. Experience the living heritage, taste the ancient winemaking tradition in a single glass.
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You will discover that every inch of this city is picture-perfect.
The day will unfold at a leisurely pace as you walk the charming narrow, colourful and bustling streets of Porto. This luxury tour is designed for a relaxing day of getting to know Porto’s city center and some of its most beautiful highlights. You will have the opportunity to visit two of the most renowned Port Wine Cellars during exclusive premium guided tours, that will surely be an experience you will remember for a lifetime. Taste the living tradition of Porto and pose your questions to the real experts. This upscale experience allows you to combine the essence of the Port Wine with the best premium food experience during a superb lunch with a very interesting wine pairing, in Vila Nova de Gaia. At the end of the day, discover an entire district full of new and exciting things to do, explore, and learn about Cork or Chocolate.
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A relaxed and enchanting stroll in the historical Vila Nova de Gaia to the unique Port Wine Cellars.
Chauffeur in a Vehicle of superior range Mercedes for the entire duration of the Tour
2 Private guided visit with Premium Wine tastings at 2 renowned Port Cellars
1 Guided visit to the Planet Cork Museum or the Chocolate Story Museum
1 Lunch with pre-set Premium menu and drinks
All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal
Day 1 Porto, the best-kept secret in Europe.
As to start this marvelous tour in Porto your driver will be waiting to take you on an immersive experience at two of the most bespoke and unique Port Wine cellars.
Pick-up at your Hotel in Porto, by Deluxe vehicle Mercedes with English speaking Chauffeur.
You will have a stop at the award-winner Real Companhia Velha, Real Companhia Velha played an important role in the regulation, production and trade of Port Wine, so we can say, conclusively, that the Company's history is the history of Port Wine. Founded in 1756 by a Royal Charter of King José I, King of Portugal, under the auspices of his Prime Minister the Marquis of Pombal, the Real Companhia Velha, also known as Royal Oporto Wine Company, is the oldest Port Wine Company of Portugal. You will have a Private tour to the centenary cellars of the Real Companhia Velha which begins with a video showing all process of the art of making Port, since its birth in the vineyards of the Douro to its aging, bottling, and shipping in Vila Nova de Gaia. The private tour follows through the main aging cellar, with a stop at the “Vintage Museum” and finishing at our Wine shop with a tasting of 4 Ports: Sweet or Dry White Port and the 10, 20 and 40-year-old Tawnies. Maturated Cheeses are served with the tasting.
To restore your energy an exclusive Lunch will have you indulging in Portugal’s mouth-watering cuisine as well as sampling the finest wine in the traditional wine-houses. At Barão Fladgate Restaurant treat your senses in this spectacular location, an atmospheric setting on the grounds of Taylor’s Port cellars with magnificent views across the Douro River to the old historic center of Porto. It offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional cuisine where the accent is on fresh local ingredients and on showcasing the authentic flavors of Portugal. The wine list features a wide variety of labels from the main Portuguese vineyard areas and, as would be expected, a comprehensive choice of both wood-aged and Vintage Ports. In summer, Barão Fladgate opens its al fresco terrace area where guests can enjoy a choice of light dishes while enjoying the spectacular panorama of the old city. Named after John Fladgate, the celebrated 19th century Port shipper and partner of Taylor’s who was awarded the title of Baron for his services to viticulture, the Barão Fladgate restaurant celebrates 20 years of inspiring fine cuisine and excellent service. You will experience the flavors of a Degustation Menu paired with the finest wine.
After lunch, you will discover Taylor's Cellars. For many, Taylor's is Porto's most illustrious wine producing house and drinking its wines is the most sublime experience. Created in 1692, this is one of the oldest houses still maintaining its family character and dedicating itself exclusively to the production of Port wines, especially, to its best styles. The wine cellars of Porto Taylor's are located in the heart of the historical center of Vila Nova de Gaia, in a privileged location, with magnificent views over the city of Porto and the river Douro. A visit to Taylor's cellars is an absorbing and enriching experience that provides a unique journey into the fascinating world of Port wine. This private tour will provide you with all you need to know about our Port lodge and cellars as well as the production of Taylor's Port. At the end, visitors move to the tasting room and enjoy a Signature tasting Taylor´s Chip Dry Port, Taylor’s Late Bottled Vintage Port, Taylor´s 20 Year Old Tawny Port & Taylor’s Vintage Port 2009) with a selection of Portuguese cheeses.
Then, nearby you will find WOW. Vila Nova de Gaia is a city with a wow factor, WOW pays homage to the region, and shines a light on the most important Portuguese industries and traditions, an entire district full of new and exciting things to do, explore, and learn. You will visit the Planet Cork Museum or the Chocolate Story Museum, you chose. If you chose the first you will discover the fascinating world of cork, Portugal is by far the world's largest cork producing country. Explaining and demonstrating how this natural product has changed our lives for the better, Planet Cork brings to life the incredible world of cork, from the ancient exploration of the cork oak to the most varied and avant-garde applications. At the Chocolate Story Museum, you will have an immersive experience from the world of cacao to the world of chocolate. Embark on a journey across the extraordinary world of chocolate, to find out where it comes from and how it is made.
Drop-off at your hotel in Porto.
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