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14 Days Portugal From Edge to Edge

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About 14 Days Portugal From Edge to Edge

This tour is this perfect Luxury vacations in europe. Be ready to uncover the secrets of Portuguese wine, food and culture. Explore the tradition of Port wine making and Douro wines way beyond the ordinary. Be surprised by the cultural richness of Lisbon, Évora and Porto, its monuments, architecture and, its incredibly warm and authentic people.

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Highlights

This is the ultimate luxury experience in Portugal. Get to know the highlights of the country from tip to toe and be dazzled with the countless historic landmarks, beautiful natural sights, caribbean like beaches, lively and hip city centers, an absolutely delicious gastronomy and of course, the exquisite wines. 

Your accommodation will be carefully selected so that you are always in the best place to take the most advantage of the locations that you visit. Pamper yourself with a stay at the best luxurious hotels in Portugal and get to know the Portuguese cultural heritage at some other venues - you may even stay at a 5 star small luxury hotel that was a former convent from the 15th century! Explore the nooks of Lisbon “best city break 2019” during a private tour with a certified local guide, discover the wonders of Porto “Best European Destination 2017”, taste the flavourful gastronomy in Alentejo, “best wine region to visit 2018” and get to know it’s most distinguished wines and fall in love with the romantic scenery in the Douro Valley, the oldest demarcated region in the world. 

This luxury experience will take you on a journey through the rich history and culture of Portugal, paying attention to every glamourous detail and allowing you to discover the traditional arts and crafts (a clay workshop is included too!), as well as the countless singularities of the country and its friendly welcoming people. From exclusive dreamy sailboat trips to adventurous exciting hikings, this is the unmissable tour to get to know the wonderful unmissable highlights of Portugal, from edge to edge.

Check availability of the suggested private tour or get a fully customized itinerary, add extra days, change your experiences or discover different sights, refine your luxury tour to suit your preferences. Contact one of our expert consultants for your free, no-obligation bespoke vacation plan.

 

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In this 14 days tour, you will also have the opportunity to visit some of the most famous and renowned wine wineries, located in the Alentejo and the oldest wine demarcated region in the world – The Douro Valley.

  • Transfers when mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking Chauffeur in a Vehicle of superior range Mercedes when mentioned in the itinerary
  • 4 Nights Accommodation in a Room Deluxe or similar at The Ritz Four Seasons Hotel
  • 3 Nights Accommodation in a Design Room or similar at Convento do Espinheiro
  • 4 Nights Accommodation in a Balloon Room or similar at Quinta do Ventozelo
  • 2 Nights Accommodation in a Room Deluxe or similar at The Monumental Hotel
  • 13 Breakfasts mentioned in the itinerary
  • 12 Lunches with pre-set menu and drinks (1 Picnic)
  • 13 Dinners with pre-set menu and drinks
  • 1 Walking Tour to the Historic Centre of Lisbon with a private certified Guide
  • 1 Walking Tour to the Historic Centre of Porto with a private certified Guide
  • 1 Guided visit with Wine tastings at 1 renowned Winery in Lisbon Wine Region (small group visit)
  • 2 Guided visits with Wine tastings at 2 renowned Wineries in Setubal Peninsula Wine Region (small group visit at Bacalhoa)
  • 2 Guided visits with Wine tastings at 2 renowned Wineries in Alentejo Wine Region
  • 3 Guided visits with Wine tastings at 3 renowned “Quintas” Wineries in Douro Valley (small group visit at Crasto)
  • 1 Guided visit at Quinta da Aveleda
  • 1 Guided visit with Wine tastings at 1 renowned Port Wine Cellar
  • 1 Olive oil tasting at Herdade do Esporão
  • 1 Exclusive cruise in the Douro River in a sailboat (2h Private cruise)
  • 1 Clay Workshop
  • 1 Hiking at Trilho do Javali Path
  • Monuments entrance fees in Porto's and Lisbon’s Historic Centre
  • All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Disclose Portugal, the perfect blend of vintage glamour and modernity.

    Welcome to Portugal. Wine Tourism in Portugal will invite you to discover this amazing Country.

    After the airport formalities at Lisbon International Airport (LIS), you will be collected outside customs and transferred to the Hotel, by an English speaking Chauffeur in a deluxe vehicle.

    Check-in at Ritz Four Seasons Hotel. A 5 Star hotel located in the heart of Lisbon, this historic hotel has a rich cultural heritage and displays all the vintage glam in Lisbon. Inside the building, art-deco mingle with an updated Louis XVI style and artwork pieces of bespoke contemporary Portuguese artists. Outside the city’s rolling hills and brightly tiled exteriors spread out in front of you. 

    A sumptuously rich dinner, cooked from selected fresh ingredients will be served at the Hotel Ritz’s restaurant. One of the favorite places for movie stars and celebrities, bright and full of glamour. 

    Drop-off at the Hotel

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  • Day 2 Encounter the exclusivity of a small town on a European capital.

    Breakfast at the Hotel.

    The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the hotel lobby.

    You will have a Drive/Walking Tour in Lisbon with a certified private guide. This city has great diversity and cultural depth, one of the most renowned and culturally rich cities in Europe. Stroll the Lisbon’s historic center and visit the emblematic Lisbon’s Cathedral, the only building that survived the 1755 earthquake. Afterward, we go up one of Lisbon’s seven hills, and in the Alfama neighborhood, you will find São Jorge Castel, where the most beautiful view of the city will take your breath away. After the Castel visit, you will discover The National Tile museum that is set in a beautiful ancient Coventry: Madre de Deus Convent, founded in 1509. Its collections allow a journey through the history of tile, from the 15th century till present days. Then, discover the renovated Baixa neighborhood, the Rua Augusta Arch, the Santa Justa Lift and Comércio Square, which are just iconic. Find the ultra-luxurious Avenida da Liberdade (where shoppers will find Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Onofre. Armani, Zadig & Voltaire and Tod’s) just a few meters away. Your final visit will be at the stylish district of Chiado home to Café a Brasileira and sip on bica – the very own Portuguese espresso. Admire the stunning brass-and-wood Art Nouveau interior, home since of intellectuals and artists (including Fernando Pessoa and Almada Negreiros) since the early nineteenth century. Let yourself be involved by the seductive appeal of Chiado, a neighborhood that evokes the bourgeois tastes of 19th century Lisbon.

    Lunch will be served at Solar dos Presuntos. “Whoever comes into this home, enters their own home”. This is the feeling prevailing since 30th October 1974 when Solar dos Presuntos first opened its doors. And that is how it remains after four decades dedicated to the most authentic Portuguese flavors and gastronomic traditions.

    In the afternoon, you will enjoy a drive/walking tour in Belém with a private driver. Originally, Belem was the location of Lisbon’s shipyards and docks, and from here departed the 15th-century voyages that discovered the sea routes to India, East Africa, and Brazil. This rich seafaring heritage is commemorated in Belem, along with extravagant buildings that were funded by the vast wealth that flowed into Portugal back then. Belem offers outstanding architectural attractions like Torre de Belem, Lisbon’s most famous and photographed monument, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos the greatest example of the Manueline style of architecture and the imposing Padrão dos Descobrimentos, a monument to the 15th-century Portuguese explorers, and its amazing panoramic rooftop viewpoint.

    The Coach Museum is located in Bélem too, and it was an initiative of Queen D. Amélia de Orléans e Bragança, wife of King D. Carlos I (1889-1908), inaugurated it in 1905. It contains an exceptional and unpaired unique collection of richly adorned royal vehicles.

    Dinner will be served at Eleven Restaurant.

    The restaurant immediately stands out as the building’s architecture assumes a singular modernist and minimalist exterior. The gastronomical concept is profoundly rooted in the knowledge of its chef, Joachim Koerper. The kitchen is a focal piece of the dining experience as you can actually enter the kitchen. Eleven Restaurant obtained its first Michelin star in November 2005 maintaining the standards ever since.

    Drop-off at the Hotel

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  • Day 3 Surrender to your romantic side in the most beautiful place in Europe.

    Breakfast at the Hotel.

    The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the hotel lobby.

    Today you will visit Colares Wine Cellar. Located between Sintra Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, Colares has been an Appellation Origin since 1908, being the westernmost demarcated region of continental Europe. Its beautiful building dates back to the late of 19th century, with an imposing interior housing wooden barrels, casks and vats totaling more than 1 million litters capacity. Visit the winemaking and stage facilities, learn the process, and end this visit with a wine tasting in the main cellar and winery shop.

    Lunch will be served at Incomum Restaurant. This gastronomic space is owned by Chef Luis Santos. His creative dishes, combined with elegant and refined atmosphere, make this restaurant a wonderful contemporary and welcoming space.  

    Continue your tour towards Sintra. You will have a drive/walking tour with a private driver. Sintra, the Moon Hill, is a place full of magic and mystery, where Nature and Man-made arts combined in such a perfect symbiosis. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and you will understand why at first sight. Fall in love with some of the most romantic and astonishing Palaces in the world. The sumptuous and wonderfully atmospheric National Palace of Pena and its Gardens, which appears as a wild fantasy of domes, towers, ramparts, and walkways. Both Quinta da Ragaleira, a 19th-century palace covered in impressive decorations and Masonic references, the gardens of Seteais Palace and the Castel of the Moors, built in the nineth century, are a must-visit.

    Dinner will be served at Belcando Restaurant. With two Michelin stars and currently 42th on “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants List”, Belcanto is located at Lisbon’s historic center, offers an attentive, welcoming and discreet service, and an extraordinary wine selection that showcases some of the best Portuguese wines as well as other celebrated international references. At Belcanto, Chef José Avillez offers a unique gastronomic and sensory journey. Here he offers a contemporary Portuguese cuisine in a sophisticated setting that will take you on a journey, from Chiado’s old romantic past to the future.

    Drop-off at the Hotel

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  • Day 4 Explore the Tejo's River South side and indulge in a day of heavenly paired food and wine.

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the hotel lobby.

    The first stop will be at the 14th century Palace and Museum of Quinta da Bacalhôa. This is one of the most emblematic wine-producing estates in Portugal, not only because of its awarded table wines but also because of the Muscat wines, the main symbol of this Atlantic region. 

    Discover the mysterious landscape of intricate gardens and vineyards that will lead you into the lake house. Here you can discover the unique pieces of the private art collection of Joe Berardo. The museum includes some quirky and rare pieces like the first tile dated in Portugal. This experience at Quinta da Bacalhôa will take you to the Palace, the Bacalhôa Museum and will culminate in a carefully curated wine tasting.

    Lunch will be waiting for you at By The Wine – Azeitão. This is the second flagship store of the company. Located inside a Manor House just near Quinta da Bacalhôa. It’s a relaxing and cosmopolitan space with a thoughtful selection of wine and food. The offer combines the wines from José Maria da Fonseca “by the glass” as well as by the bottle and also local, traditional food.

    Then, you will visit José Maria da Fonseca, established in 1834, José Maria da Fonseca is one of the leaders in the areas of production and sale of table and fortified wines. This brand is marketed in more than 70 countries. Built-in the XIX century, the House Museum was restored in 1923 by the Swiss architect Ernesto Korrodi and was the residence of the Soares Franco family until 1974. With a façade and gardens of very special beauty, the House Museum has always been associated with the image of José Maria da Fonseca. Visit the House Museum and a 6 Wine Tasting, two White Wines, two Red Wines and two Setubal Muscats.

    Dinner will be served in a bold and innovative restaurant, Sommelier Lisbon Wine Restaurant. More than a restaurant, it’s a family of wine lovers, a place where you can relax, share ideas, have fun and make new friends. The dining area is tastefully decorated with sofas, chairs and armchairs made in Portugal, and the idea is to create an atmosphere to relax. The menu offers Portuguese cuisine with international influences and wine to pair with.

    Drop-off at the Hotel

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  • Day 5 Experience a symbiosis between history and luxury and plunge in the authentic Portuguese gastronomy.

    Breakfast at the Hotel followed by Check-out.

    The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the hotel lobby to take you on a ride south, destination: Alentejo. 

    On your arrival, lunch will be served at L’and Vineyards Restaurant, where you can feel the affirmation of the new Portuguese gastronomic culture with the signature from the Chef Miguel Tapadejo. L’and Vineyards Restaurant was the first restaurant in Alentejo to receive a Michelin star with a menu inspired by the natural environment that surrounds the hotel. Here you will savor dishes with influences from Alentejo in a contemporary interpretation, taking you on an immersive gastromic experience.

    After this lavish meal, enjoy a drive/walking tour with a private driver in Évora. Its well-preserved historic center is home to one of the richest monuments in Portugal, the Roman Temple of Diana in Évora's heart. Its Roman heritage worth Évora the epithet of City-Museum and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Cathedral built between the 13th and 14th centuries in Gothic style, it is one of the most important medieval cathedrals in the country. In the 14th century a cloister was built and the statues of the apostles of the main portal, the masterpiece of Portuguese medieval sculpture, were carved. The Church of San Francisco was reconstructed from the reign of D. João II and finished in the time of D. Manuel. Its architecture blends the Gothic, Mudejar and Manueline styles. The Chapel of the Bones located in the Church of San Francisco was built in the eighteenth century and is entirely lined with human bones. It is known by the famous phrase written at the entrance “We bones that here are, for yours await”. Marveling location for history lovers and travelers who love to explore beyond the ordinary.

    Drop-off at the Hotel

    Check-in at the Convento do Espinheiro - Luxury Collection Hotel & SPA. This is a former convent of the fifteenth century is filled with sacred art, tiles and frescoed ceiling. Build in the XV century, Convento do Espinheiro has a fascinating history, both sacred and royal, as this was the place for the royal family to stay while in Alentejo. Convento do Espinheiro is undoubtedly charming and nowadays is synonym comfort and luxury.

    Dinner will be served at Divinus Restaurant.

    Inside this 15th century monument, you will encounter the Divinus Restaurant, located in the old cellar of the convent, this is a unique and exclusive moment of symbiosis between history and modernity while inebriating your senses in the authentic Portuguese gastronomy. Starting from the most traditional Portugues recipes, the Chef interprets the Alentejo cuisine with great passion, treating each delicacy as unique, challenging the imagination and your senses, he creates nothing but truly inspired fusion dishes.

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  • Day 6 Stroll the vineyards, learn about the winemaking process and taste Alentejo's labour of love.

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the hotel lobby.

    Today you will discover Monte da Ravasqueira, here you will find a modern wine production inspired by Napa Valley. Here you will have the opportunity to visit one of the most traditional wine-producing estates in the Alentejo region. In a guided tour you learn more about the grapes varietals, the vineyards, and the bottling process, in the end, you will enjoy lunch and a relaxing visit to the Carriage Driving Museum, one of the best private collections in the country.

    We suggest you explore the surroundings in a drive/walking tour to Arraiolos Village with a private driver. Arraiolos is a pleasant and typical Alentejo town, whose foundation dates back to the second century BC. The mediaeval castle was built at the orders of D. Dinis (1279-1325), although the town soon spread beyond its walls. An important part of the town’s artistic heritage is the sixteenth-century Salvador church, with some extremely beautiful paintings. The name of this town is known internationally thanks to the famous Arraiolos carpets, which are produced here by hand by the local inhabitants, as long as the sixteenth century.

    After the stroll, you will visit the Cartuxa Wine Cellar a Jesuit retirement home from the 16th century. It was acquired in the nineteenth century by Eugénio de Almeida family, the Cartuxa Cellar has undergone several renovations and expansions over time, preserving the richness of its architectural and historical memory. Enjoy your time in Alentejo as the locals. Taste some of the wine and olive oil produced by Adega da Cartuxa paired with some delicious finger food. 

    Dinner will be served at Degust’AR Restaurant. Located on the ground floor of the Sepúlveda Palace building, the Degust’AR restaurant has the gastronomic signature of the Chef António Nobre. The menu enhances the Alentejo traditional cuisine, and the Chef develops his creative inspiration by exploring and combining the Mediterranean flavors.

    Drop-off at the Hotel

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  • Day 7 Learn traditional Portuguese craft techniques: Make your Pottery, Wine and the Portuguese gold: Olive oil.

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the hotel lobby.

    If you want a real souvenir from Portugal, this is the place to get it, made by your own hands. There must be 20 pottery shops in São Pedro do Corval, the best town for pottery in all of the country. The pottery is exquisite, the painting is beautiful and at Olaria Patalim, each item is made and fired there and then hand-painted, it's so unique. Here you will have a 15-minute workshop where you can feel the clay with your hands and make a piece or paint it, you can also watch the whole process as you shop. 

    After the workshop, enjoy Lunch at São Lourenço do Barrocal Restaurant. From the farm to the table, this is the main principle of this place. Only fresh organic, locally grown ingredients are used to elaborate the carefully selected menu. The chef is knowledgeable of its main ingredients and all its secrets and adds a touch of contemporaneity to his dishes.

    Then, you will visit the world-renowned Herdade do Esporão olive oil production. The Herdade presents itself as an Estate steeped in history, a producer of outstanding quality wines. The Esporão vines are located in the heart of Reguengos de Monsaraz, where wines are more balanced and seductive, simultaneously thriving and pleasant, luxuriant and with good aging potential. At Herdade do Esporão, visit the Mill with a specialized technician and discover the most innovative processes applied in the production of the Hardade do Esporão.

    Dinner is waiting for you at Esporão Restaurant. The Herdade do Esporão adopted a young and enthusiastic kitchen team that privileges the traditional gastronomy and the typical dishes of this region, not neglecting some contemporaneity. A cuisine that exceeds the highest standards of quality in the world.

    Drop-off at the Hotel

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  • Day 8 Fall in love in Quinta das Lágrimas and embrace the Northern natural landscape with all your heart.

    Breakfast at the Hotel followed by check-out.

    The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the hotel lobby.

    On your way to the Douro Valley, you will stop at Quinta das Lágrimas. Quinta das Lágrimas has a world-class collection of gardens in its park: romantic, Japanese, medieval, a garden of scents, an organic chef’s garden and extensive woods. The garden has a rich variety of rare and large trees that have been growing here throughout the centuries, bamboo woods and pleasant lawns to read and relax to the sound of the over 20 species of birds that live here.

    Lunch is waiting for you at Pedro & Inês Restaurant. This place offers a more informal atmosphere and a concept of sharing. It is a cozy space, overlooking the garden and where the old recipes of Quinta das Lágrimas are presented to you.

    Then, you will have a drive/walking tour with a private driver in Coimbra. You should visit the Coimbra’s University where you might find some students dressed in its traditional black capes with black cassock, the Old Cathedral from 1139, the historic downtown and the Santa Clara Monastery.

    Drop-off at the Hotel

    Check-in at the Quinta do Ventozelo. Your accommodation will be in a Semi-spherical concrete building whose purpose was to store wine (200 kites each) and now are transformed in housing spaces. Each has a suite with a double room, a living room under the vault and a small front porch over the landscape, just as quirky as it sounds, a unique experience you couldn't miss. 

    Enjoy your Dinner. The traditional flavors of Douro and Trás-os-Montes and the Quinta de Ventozelo products will be served at Cantina de Ventozelo.

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  • Day 9 Walk the trail, go bird watching and enjoy a Picnic. This is a day at the nature.

    On this day you will not have the private driver service. Relax and enjoy Quinta de Ventozelo.

    Hiking is on at “Trilho do Javali” Path. Densely populated by shrub species and crossed by waterways, it is the ideal route to observe the local fauna at different times of the day- wild boars, foxes. Another relaxing activity is bird watching since this place is used for nesting resident and migratory birds. A 1940 meters route with medium/demanding difficulty.

    Then, enjoy the flavor of the Douro regional products in a Picnic at Quinta de Ventozelo Olive Grove near the river. we got you covered, it includes 1 bottle of white/red/rose wine, 2 glasses, wine sleeve, a bottle of water, towel, hat, food, Palaçoulo’s cutlery, corkscrew, cloth napkins, everything you might need. Just sit back and enjoy the moment. 

    After Lunch, you will have an activity at Sítio dos Prazeres (Pleasures place). Quinta de Ventozelo produces Port and Douro wines. They were chosen Winery of the Year by Wine & Spirits Magazine in 2005 and have received numerous awards since then. Enjoy an audio Guide visit to the center of the Quinta. It includes visit to the interpretative center, to the cellar, warehouse, chapel, still, cereal store, fruit and vegetable garden. At the end of the visit a 5 Reserve wine tasting.

    Enjoy your Dinner. The traditional flavors of Douro and Trás-os-Montes and the Quinta de Ventozelo products will be served at Cantina de Ventozelo.

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  • Day 10 Sail the quiet waters of Douro River an immersive and scenic day of breathtaking discoveries.

    The Chauffeur is waiting for you at the hotel lobby.

    Sail on board of a private cruise on the Douro River. Tour the Douro Valley onboard the Libertu’s sailboat, feel the natural flow of this golden, snake-like River, the Douro River. Libertu's sailboat is traditional Rabelo boat moved through wind force, it is an amazing immersive experience as you will feel connected with the heart of Douro Valley, a dramatic, scenic, valley covered in man-made slopes of endless green rows, where grapes are growing slowly, maturing to produce the famous Port Wine and the internationally awarded wines of Douro Valley. Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, dating from 1756, although the grape growing and winemaking tradition can be dated back to the Roman period. 

    Lunch is waiting at DOC Restaurant. Led by Michelin Starred Chef Rui Paula, with modern and creative gastronomy, with Douro flavors. DOC Restaurant it’s a place of enormous allure, blending the grandeur of the vineyard-covered mountains, the serenity of the Douro River and the riverside villages, it is a place where time stands still, only awakened by the occasional passage of the train. DOC Restaurante is an Oasis inside this Douro Valley paradise, a window on this breathtaking scenery, making every meal a unique and special moment.

    After lunch, you will enjoy a cultural break in Lamego, a drive/walking tour with a private driver. The culture, the architecture, the heritage present is worth a visit. The well preserved historical center tells a story of ancient times. Discover the Lamego 13th century Castel and visit the Lamego Museum, where an astounding collection of ancient art and artifacts is displayed within the walls of an18th century bishop’s palace. Among the many highlights are the set of paintings by one of Portugal’s most renowned painters, Grão Vasco and 16th century Flemish tapestries that depict the Greek legend of Oedipus. Be sure to visit the fully reconstructed chapel dripping with gold adornments and paintings.

    Nearby is the Lamego Cathedral, a blend of different architectural styles from various periods. The tower windows are the oldest surviving feature, with their delicately carved capitals providing one of the finest examples of the twelfth-century Romanesque style of architecture. In 1738, Nicolau Nasoni was commissioned to paint the vaulted ceilings. The brightly-colored and well-preserved frescoes taught those worshippers who could not read or write about various episodes in the Old Testament. Your last visit will be at the Shrine Lady of Remedies in Lamego. From one of the central avenues in Lamego, climb to the top of the hill up an imposing baroque staircase with 686 steps ending in a shrine built in the rocaille style in the mid-eighteenth century for the worship of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, although it was not completely finished until 1905. The same Nicolau Nasoni who painted the cathedral ceilings designed some of the baroque works that decorate this monument, in particular a very beautiful granite fountain next to the shrine itself.

    Dinner will be served at Castas & Pratos Restaurant. The concept of Castas & Pratos Restaurant is to be more than just a restaurant, it is a Wine Bar, a Lounge and a Wine Shop. Several are the awards that prove the unique quality of Castas & Pratos Restaurant, among them the references on international media like The New York Times and top awards like “Best of the Wine Tourism”.

    Drop-off at the hotel in Porto.

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  • Day 11 Have more than just a sip of the warm welcoming of the most emblematic wineries in Douro Valley.

    Quinta do Crasto will welcome you today with all its magnetism. Out of 1,500 wineries nominated around the world for the World’s Best Vineyard, Quinta do Crasto was selected as the #4 top vineyard worldwide. People are friendly and warm, Quinta do Crasto is beautiful and here you may expect nothing but the most lavish traditional lunch prepared with fresh, locally grown products from the property. The meal starts with appetizers usually served in the swimming pool area (designed by architect Souto Moura winner of the Pritzker Prize in 2011) a water mirror with breathtaking scenery.  

    One of the biggest recognitions received by Quinta do Crasto came in 2008, when the Wine Spectator magazine elected the Quinta do Crasto Reserva Old Vines 2005 (from their 70 years old vines), one of the top 3 wines in the world, giving it a 95 rating in one hundred points.

    Then you will visit Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House “one of the 9 must-see wineries in the world” – distinguished by American Airlines. Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a place of extreme beauty in the heart of the Douro Valley. This property is prior to 1764 and historical research confirms it was owned by the Portuguese Royal Family. You will visit in detail all production of wines, vineyard, a winery of 1764, underground wine cellar and end with a Top wine tasting, like a true royal family member.

    Dinner will be served at Conceitus Restaurant. Indulge yourself with the delicacies that Quinta Nova’s restaurant team has to offer. The menu appeals to the senses and emotions, in a relaxed and interesting way. The menu is defined by the day, guided by the inspiration of Chef José Pinto and the availability of the freshest, seasonal and locally grown ingredients. 

    Drop-off at the Hotel

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  • Day 12 From the Vinho Verde Region and tastings to the gourmet experiences and opulence in the heart of Porto, an awe-inspiring day.

    Breakfast at the hotel followed by Check-out.

    The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the hotel lobby.

    On your way to Porto, you will have lunch and a visit to Quinta da Aveleda. The history of the Quinta da Aveleda estate is fabulously lost in time, there are countless records of this estate after the 16th century, making it possible to trace the record of the first bottle sold by the label of Quinta da Aveleda back in 1870. Aveleda is a name that spans several generations, successive generations of the family totally devoted to the winemaking. At Quinta da Aveleda, more than a guided tour to the bottling area, gardens, old winery, and tasting room, you will taste the labor of love of generations: The Alvarinho wine. Quinta da Aveleda’s kitchen is dedicated to amplifying traditional recipes, always and only from the best local products, produced in Quinta da Aveleda’s vegetable gardens.

    Drop-off at the Hotel

    Check-in at The Monumental Hotel, your new Portuguese address right in the heart of Porto. The monumental Hotel is historically luxurious and predestined to remarkable travelers. We are sure you'll agree that this luxury hotel in Porto is monumental not only as a name, but it will also seduce you and impress you throughout your stay. Beginning with its history, the most ancient and most renowned “café” of Porto since 1930, the Café Monumental, has become the hotel of choice for a high-end, 5-star hotel stay in the fascinating Porto.

    Dinner will be served at Le Monument Restaurant. Discover the talent and excellence of the starred Chef Julien Montbabut’s cuisine at this gourmet restaurant Le Monument, in the heart of Porto. Local products are in the spotlight while keeping the spirit of French cuisine. Behind the scenes, the brigade is composed of about twenty talented people supervised by Julien Montbabut that will delight you. A unique gourmet restaurant in Porto that invites each guest to discover the richness of the Portuguese culinary heritage, enhanced by the excellence of the French savoir-faire of a starred chef. As for desserts, Pastry Chef Joana Thöny-Montbabut plays the opulent card with gourmet and festive creations!

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  • Day 13 Relish a private Porto city tour and Port wine tasting just to end this day with the most amazing view and the incredible Portuguese light.

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the hotel lobby.

    We will show you the highlights of the city in this private Porto tour. Either by car or walking, it is up to you. Your tour guide is a certified private guide and will lead you from the historic center to the emblematic Clérigos Tower, designed and decorated by the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni, located near the unparalleled Lello Bookstore, considered by Lonely Planet one of the three most beautiful bookstores in the world. And if you are a fan, you will know that Porto is the city that inspired J.K.Rowling to write Harry Potter, starting on this library. 

    Across Aliados Avenue, you will find São Bento Railway Station, the interior is covered in twenty thousand painted tiles, depicting historical landmarks of the city. Continue your Porto tour, towards Santa Catarina street the famous Majestic Café is located. Then, enjoy one of the most beautiful views over the Douro River from Porto Cathedral. Originally built in the 12th century, Porto Cathedral still has the original merlons and twin towers, although the towers are now topped by 18th-century additions. It has undergone various alterations over the centuries, then, you will visit the Stock Exchange Palace of Porto “Palácio da Bolsa”, the building with the most different architectural styles in Porto. Last but not least, you should visit the Church of Saint Francis that is the most prominent Gothic monument in Porto, is also noted for its outstanding Baroque inner decoration. Decorated with exuberant gilt woodwork and gold leaf “Talha dourada”.

    Lunch will be served at Barão de Fladgate Restaurant. The Restaurant is located across the river from Porto city center, at Taylor's wine cellars and it enjoys a spectacular location and atmospheric setting. 

    On the grounds of Taylor’s Port cellars you will be amazed by the magnificent views across the Douro River to the old historic center of Porto, a UNESCO protected urban landscape. Barão de Fladgate Restaurant offers a contemporary interpretation of traditional cuisine where the accent is on fresh local ingredients and on showcasing the authentic flavors of Portugal. 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. 

    Then, you will visit Taylor’s Wine Cellars and savor Port wine tasting. 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. 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 Port wine tour is meant to be enriching to your Port wine knowledge. Learn as much as you want about the Port lodges and cellars as well as the production of Taylor’s Port. From the vineyards upwards in Douro Valley to the distinguished flavors in each type of Port wine. In Taylor's remarkable tasting room, enjoy a Signature tasting and cheese pairing with a selection of famous Portuguese cheeses.

    Drop-off at the Hotel

    Dinner will be served at Decastro Gaia Restaurant. Under the guidance of renowned Chef Miguel Castro Silva at Decastro Gaia Restaurant, the gastronomy embraces the concept of innovation, diversification, and modernity of the Porto Cruz project. You will be impelled to put your palate to the test in an informal yet stylish ambiance. Before dinner, enjoy yourself for a moment while contemplating the most amazing Sunset Porto has to share with you at the rooftop with 360º views over the Port wine cellars and the Douro River. 

    End of day.

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    Breakfast at the hotel followed by the Check-out.

    The Chauffeur is waiting for you in the Hotel lobby.

    Transfer to Porto International Airport (OPO).

    End of the tour.

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