Disclosing the secret paths of the emblematic city of Porto.
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 E-Class with English speaking Chauffeur.
You will have a stop at the award-winner Graham's Port Lodge, from the Symington family. W & J Graham’s magnificent 1890 Lodge is situated on a commanding ridge in Vila Nova de Gaia across the Douro River from Porto and only a few hundred meters from the river’s south bank.
Experience the best of three centuries of craftsmanship and heritage. Graham’s is still a working cellar, no visit to the Lodge will pass without hearing the sounds of the Coopers’ hammers or seeing the lodgemen collecting samples for the tasting room. The building currently houses over 2,000 pipes (oak casks) and 40 tonels and balseiros (large oak vats) of aging Port wine, as well as extensive cellars of Vintage Port, aging in bottle. Here you will have a private tour and tasting in a vintage room, a Super Premium Tawny Port Tasting: Graham’s 30 Year Old Tawny, Graham’s 40 Year Old Tawny and Graham’s 1994 Single Harvest.
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 Premium 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. You will have a Vintage Port Masterclass designed by experienced professionals and aimed at connoisseurs who want to learn more about the Vintage style. Includes a visit to the cellars and a class that deepens the knowledge about the production and characteristics of Taylor's Vintage Ports.
Drop-off at your hotel in Porto.