Douro Van Tour
Our newest Douro Van Tour is an exact replica of our Douro Vintage Tour, where you trade the motorcycle for the cosy comfort of a luxury Mercedes van. Meeting the locals, having wine and food in their homes, enjoying private wine tastings, visiting some of the most secret belvederes within the Douro. The attributes which made the Douro Vintage our most famous tour, are the very same which will make the Douro Van Tour a journey of a lifetime.
Here is a sample itinerary of previous tours:
DAY 0 – Arrivals to Porto
Transfer from the Oporto airport to a luxury hotel in the center of the historic city of Oporto. Dinner will be at the hotel.
We will discover the culinary delights of Oporto, where we will visit and experience many typical dishes and wines of the region; Return to the Hotel; Dinner will be at a 1-star Michelin restaurant.
Today we will tour some of the vineyards and farms near the Douro River where we will see how these award-winning Portuguese wines are made. We will also participate in a gourmet cooking class. Both lunch and dinner will take place in the vineyards, and our hotel for the evening is a boutique property on the farm.
A boat tour along the beautiful Douro River will be the main activity of the day accompanied by a wine tasting of some of the region’s best wines. Then we will have lunch with the breathtaking Douro vineyards and river as a backdrop. We will return to Oporto in the evening and enjoy dinner in an authentic tasca.
Transfer to Oporto airport.
Price per person
$4.700,00 or €4.170,00
More info on the Douro Van Tour:
It’s not by accident that they call the Douro the most beautiful wine region in the world. On Douro Tour, you will be driving upstream along the banks of the Douro river. You will find yourself surrounded by an endless sea of grooved mountains, cliffs, and unique views. Besides the world-class wine, you will be tasting some of the best home-cooked food Portugal has to offer.
Starting at Europe’s next Food and Wine Meca: Porto. We will be sure to taste all the delicacies prepared by the little eateries and small restaurants that make up the Porto Food Scene. With our bellies full we make our way up the Douro Valley. Following every turn of the river in a discovery of the World’s oldest and certainly most beautiful wine region in the world. The mirror-like surface of the Douro and the corrugated lush green hills will be the backdrop to one of the most beautiful rides of your life. Set amongst this heaven like of scenery are centuries-old estates and manor houses, all privately owned and all with birds eyes view of the landscape. It is amongst this ambiance that you will be tasting Portugal’s finest cuisine and meeting some very interesting characters.
This journey is all about private access to the most famous wine region in the world. Discovering that behind all the glamour and tourists lies a candid and heartfelt land, where you will be treated as a member of the family and where every meal is a reason for celebration. This is what is most fascinating about the Portuguese wine country. We know we have three wines in the top 5 best wines in the world by Wine Spectator 2015. We also know that Hollywood stars and rich wannabes travel to this secluded part of Europe. But at the end of the day, it is Rita and Nuno, the owners of a little vineyard estate in the Douro, who make their wine and cater themselves to their guests who make this land that much more interesting.