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7 Days Douro Tour with River Cruise

7 days

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About 7 Days Douro Tour with River Cruise

This luxury tour was tailored for you to have the ultimate experience on the most emblematic and renowned wineries and wine producing estates in Douro Valley - the oldest wine demarcated region in the world. Depart on this experience diving into the colour pallet that the Douro has to offer on a Azimut 68 Plus in the Douro Valley with skipper and enjoy the journey upriver is one of the most scenic in the world, with staggering views of the dramatic valley covered in bright green rows of grape vines.

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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 the grand experience for relaxation. On board of a charming Azimut 68 Plus yacht, 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 its characteristics and varied flavours. 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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Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2001, the Douro is the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world, stretching along the axis of the Douro River with an area that occupies more than 40,000 hectares.

  • Private Transfers in a Deluxe Vehicle mentioned in the itinerary
  • 7- Day private cruising program for 2 people in a Azimut 68 Plus yacht
  • 6 nights accommodation aboard the boat 
  • 6 breakfasts
  • 3 Private Guided visits with wine tasting at 3 renowened "Quintas" Wineries in the Douro Valley
  • 6 Lunches with pre-set menu and drinks
  • 6 Dinners with pre-set menu and drinks
  • 1 Guided visit to Côa Museum
  • Fuel Costs
  • Insurance
  • Qualified Crew
  • VAT
  • Bath and Bed Amenities
  • Beach towels
  • All the insurances required by Turismo de Portugal

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Landing in Portugal is a beautiful moment, to get the momentum going, cruise the Douro River heading to a lavish dinner on a private yacht.

    Welcome to Portugal. Wine Tourism in Portugal invites you to discover the amazing Douro Valley aboard a Private Yacht.

    The yacht Azimut 68 Plus model allows an unlimited view of the sea and the spaces of a higher category, to live in complete serenity and total relaxation. The unmistakable design of this vessel becomes a private oasis in the blue of the sea due to its harmonious lines. This vessel combines functionality with environments that have an elegant and refined aesthetics. The vessel is equipped with the necessary navigation and safety equipment, namely, VHS, GPS, autopilot, navigation charts, and ferries.

    After airport formalities at Porto International Airport (OPO) or pick-up at your hotel in Porto, you will be transferred, by deluxe vehicle with English speaking Chauffeur to the Douro Marina.

    09:00 – Check-in and Boarding at Douro Marina quay

    Departure to Régua.

    Arrival at Crestuma-Lever Dam (sluice rises 14 m).

    Lunch at a scenic riverside Restaurant.

    Arrival at Carrapatelo Dam (sluice rises 35 m).

    Arrival at Régua

    You will be transferred to the Restaurant.

    Dinner is waiting for you at Castas & Pratos Restaurant. Castas e Pratos, CP for short, results from the will of Edgar Gouveia and Manuel Osório, two entrepreneurs joined by family ties and motivated by the ambition to create an innovative and distinctive project, combined with the passion for the Douro. Thus was born Castas e Pratos, a restaurant located in a historic space, in the old warehouses of CP, the Portuguese Railways, in Régua, luxuriously renovated with all the necessary comfort to make you aware of the best of the region of the Douro.

    Drop-off at the private Yacht

    Accommodation aboard the boat

    End of day.

  • Day 2 Wake up to the beautiful Douro landscape and recharge your batteries with a fantastic breakfast served on board.

    10:00 Departing from Régua quay to Pinhão

    Breakfast served on board

    Régua dam (sluice rises 28 m)

    Arrival at Pinhão.

    You will be transferred to Quinta de la Rosa.

    Lunch will be served at Quinta de La Rosa Restaurant. With fabulous views over the river, Quinta de la Rosa’s Restaurant was opened in the summer of 2017. The philosophy of Cozinha da Clara is to serve local Portuguese cuisine at its best – simplicity is the key, including a touch of the family’s heritage, by adding some of Claire’s favorite recipes. The executive chef, Pedro Cardoso, has worked in the Douro for over 10 years. Using locally sourced products and vegetables from the garden, Chef Pedro has developed many of his recipes from the Tras-os-Montes.

    Then, you will visit and have a wine tasting at Quinta de La Rosa Winery. Quinta de La Rosa was built in an unusual location, on a hill with steep stairs that connect the different levels besides the Douro River. Here it is produced the wine that is provided to some of the most important Restaurants and Retailers all over the world. The Bergqvist family has been making Port wine since 1815. The Quinta de La Rosa estate was offered as a baptism gift to Claire Feuheerd, Sophia’s grandmother, in 1906.

    Dinner will be served at Quinta do Ventozelo Restaurant. Experience the local gastronomy at the Cantina de Ventozelo – Restaurante & Wine Bar, a place where, in the old days, the meals were served to the farmworkers. On the esplanade, with views over the Quinta and the Douro River, the delicacies gain new flavors. Traditional Douro and Trás-os.Montes recipes, made with produce grown in the Quinta, will be at the table. And, naturally, they will be paired with Port and Douro wines of Ventozelo.

    Drop-off at the private Yacht.

    Accommodation aboard the boat

    End of day

  • Day 3 Experience the Portuguese archaeological heritage and luxurious nature right in the heart of Douro Valley.

    Breakfast served on board.

    Transfer to Quinta do Portal

    Lunch will be served at Quinta do Portal Restaurant. ou have at your disposal a service made and served by a surprisingly young team. The signature cuisine of Chef Milton Ferreira and his team is characterized by the beautifully balanced flavors and textures, the vibrant colors, and the use of fresh high-quality products that meet the wines produced by Quinta do Portal, culminating in a meal designed to surprise and satisfy the expectations. The menus of Chef Milton Ferreira reveal comprehensive conjugations of flavors, together with the regional and local gastronomy, but also the wines from Quinta do Portal that is also used to give food its own identity. Enjoy the“Queijo da Serra” (from Serra da Estrela) and you can watch a Vintage Port fire opening in the restaurant

    Drop-off and Departing from Pinhão quay.

    Valeira dam (upstream).

    Arrival at Ferradosa.

    Pocinho dam (upstream).

    Arrival at Pocinho.

    You will be transferred to the archaeological museum.

    You will visit The Côa Museum. Inaugurated on the 30th of July 2010 and located on one of the slopes where the Douro and the Côa rivers meet, the Côa Museum uses state-of-the-art technology to present a view of the Côa Valley’s cave art, particularly from the Palaeolithic era (+/- 25,000 to 12,000 years ago). The museum is one of the facilities belonging to the Vale do Côa Archaeological Park. Guided tours in all-road vehicles and accompanied by specialized guides. The museum also offers experimental archaeology workshops and other educational activities.

    Dinner will be served in a Restaurant in the riverside.

    Drop-off at the private yacht.

    Accommodation aboard the boat.

    End of Day.

  • Day 4 Visit one of the nine must-see wineries in the world, a true gem in Douro Valley and its best-kept secret.

    Breakfast served on board.

    10:00 – Departure from Pocinho quay.

    Pocinho dam (downstream).

    Arrival at Senhora da Ribeira.

    A delicious lunch will be waiting for you at a riverside restaurant

    Valeira dam (downstream).

    Arrival at Pinhão.

    You will be transferred to Quinta Nova.

    You will discover Quinta Nova. Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House “one of the nine must-see wineries in the world”, distinguished by American Airlines. Precisely 250 years ago, the traditional winery Quinta Nova, owned by the Amorim Group, was harvesting their first grapes. This is, undoubtedly, one of the oldest wineries in the Douro region, producing Port wine for the estate and for many other plots of farmers and neighboring estates, given its large size. You will visit in detail all production of wines, the vineyard, the winery of 1764, the underground wine cellar and end your visit with a tasting.

    Dinner will be served at Conceitus Restaurant. Indulge yourself with the delicacies that Conceitus Winery Restaurant has to offer you. The menu appeals to the senses and emotions, in a relaxed and curious way. The proposals are different every day and guests never know the menu, letting themselves be guided by the inspiration of Chef José Pinto.

    Drop-off at the private yacht.

    Accommodation aboard the boat.

    End of day.

  • Day 5 Feel blending the grandeur of the vineyard-covered mountains and the serenity of the Douro river ending the day in the most authentic Portuguese way.

    Breakfast served on board.

    10:00 – Departure from Pinhão quay to Régua.

    Stop at Folgosa.

    Lunch will be served at DOC Restaurant. A great restaurant, with modern and creative gastronomy, with Douro flavors. Designed by the architect Miguel Saraiva, in a place of enormous beauty, blending the grandeur of the vineyard-covered mountains and the serenity of the Douro river. The Michelin Starred Chef Rui Paula Team organizes everything in detail, always adding an element of surprise, so as to make the celebration unforgettable.

    Régua dam (downstream).

    You will be transferred to Six Senses.

    Enjoy a fantastic unique Chef’s Table experience and a very personal journey of food and wine. An open cooking station is complete with a wood-fired oven for bread baking and a Josper Grill. Join a small group at a 10 courses meal that is prepared and hosted by the Chef, right before your eyes. Follow the process and complete the experience with selected wines. This is the greatest gastronomic option at the Six Senses Douro Valley and a true celebration of the Douro Valley region.

    Drop-off at the private Yacht.

    Accommodation aboard the boat.

  • Day 6 Allow Porto city to unveil in all its splendor while arriving through the Douro River to your next luxurious mandatory gastronomic experience.

    Breakfast served on board.

    10:00 Departure from Régua quay to Porto.

    Carrapatelo dam (downstream).

    Lunch will be served at a lovely location. A hand-picked restaurant next to the Douro river. 

    Crestuma dam (downstream).

    Arrival at Porto.

    You will be transferred to the restaurant.

    Dinner is waiting for you at Decastro Gaia Restaurant. A place for tasting, where wines are matched with Portuguese snacks under the guidance of renowned Chef Miguel Castro Silva. The gastronomy embraces the concept of innovation, diversification and modernity of Porto Cruz project, challenging visitors to taste new experiences that test the palate in an informal yet stylish ambiance. You will enjoy a Sunset Port Cocktail in the rooftop with 360º views over the Port Cellars and Douro River and Dinner at the Restaurant.

    Drop-off at the private Yacht.

    Accommodation aboard the boat.

    End of day.

  • Day 7 You’ll end your journey in a high note, unwinding and savoring breakfast onboard in the knowledge of the most Portuguese Word: Saudade.

    Breakfast served on board followed by the check-out.

    You will be transferred to Porto International Airport (OPO) or your hotel in Porto.

    End of Tour.

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