Your visit in paradise starts with your arrival to Porto with pick up at the airport, from here you head out to the Douro, in one of the three ways we suggest:
On a luxurious vehicle with Wi-fi, freshwater and refreshing towels, in which you will have a tranquil ride back to you hotel.
By boat, up river, we will course the Douro waters, through the Crestuma-Lever, Carrapatelo and Bagaúste dams. It is a journey of serenity, contemplation, on the shoulders of the giant that is the River Douro.
By Helicopter, if you look to arrive quickly and thrillingly, then this is the right choice.
Once the check in is performed, enjoy the tranquility of this estate and the theme offers it has available.
For your comfort, dinner will be in the estate.
At 9:30 a.m. our specialized guide will pick you up where you are accommodated, taking you for a sightseeing tour on a luxurious vehicle with Wi-fi, freshwater and refreshing towels, in which you will journey through the hidden sensations of the Douro Valley, whether the panoramic roads floating in the sinuous landscape of this human heritage territory, or one of its emblematic viewpoints.
In this experience we feel the telluric, the smells, the colors and peoples of the Douro. And what they were able to secularly produce, molding and transforming the landscape and creating wines of excellency with emphasis on the Port that immortalized the region and the Country.
Thus the journey continues to an Estate where the Douro matrix is better perceived, by visiting vineyards, cellars and wine presses, and commented tastings, translating the experience into an unusual act of tradition, history and culture.
After the visit, you will be taken to a typical restaurant, where you will enjoy the mighty Douro gastronomy, paired with its famous wines.
After lunch a car will take you to the Pocinho pier.
Here a boat will take us back to Pinhão, through one of the most beautiful and environmentally recommended river courses, that the region offers, the Côa river. In this course you will see many emblematic Estates, contemplate the serenity of the waters and enjoy a unique experience...
After the boat ride, we head to the Côa Museum, one of the most emblematic national museums. This acts as a welcoming space, of museum exhibit of artifacts that illustrate the human occupation of the territory, as well as, its relevant value in Humanity´s cultural context.
In this visit, follows the comprehension and making of the wine typologies, demonstrations and qualities, allowing the tourist that integrated vision, vertical and horizontal of the product offered, including a visit to the vineyard, cellar and presses, where we can learn more about the processes of the Port and Douro wines production, through the commented tastings that will occur.
This visit will end with a traditional dinner, with a degustation menu paired with the Estate´s wines.
After dinner, a night visit follows, to interact with one of the 3 rock art sites, open to the public in situ Canada do Inferno, Penascosa, Ribeira de Priscos. Together, these cultural assets, show the importance of the territory in the civilizational construction and are a decisive reference for the Region. Another world to discover!
After the nocturnal visit, a luxury vehicle will pick you up to return you to your hotel.
At 9:30 a.m. our specialized guide will pick you up where you are accommodated, taking you on a tour on a luxurious 4x4 vehicle with Wi-fi, freshwater and refreshing towels, in which
you will journey through the hidden sensations of the Douro Valley, whether the panoramic
roads floating in the sinuous landscape of this human heritage territory, as it takes you towards the Faia Brava Reservation.
The Faia Brava Reservation, in the Côa Valley, is the first private protected area in the country. A pioneering and innovative project, an its mission, the conservation and promotion os the characteristic biodiversity of the Souro basin, through ecological restoration actions, promotion of sustainable agricultural, forest and tourist practices.
After the visit we return to Pocinho, and by train we will follow the waters, by the gentle pace of the train, to one of the most emblematic and exclusive Douro Estates, the Quinta do Vesúvio, once property of D. Antónia Adelaide Ferreira.
In the Quinta do Vesúvio follows the comprehension and making of the wine typologies, demonstrations and qualities, allowing the tourist that integrated vision, vertical and horizontal of the product offered, including a visit to the vineyard, cellar and presses, where we can learn more about the processes of the Port and Douro wines production, through the commented tastings that will occur.
This experience will end with lunch, in which you will enjoy a degustation menu, paired with the Estate´s wines.
The return to Pocinho will be made by boat, to diversify your experience and allow a different perspective of the river and the hills. If the climate forbids it, the return will be made by train.
Once in Pocinho, we will head to a traditional estate where the visitor will evolve its knowledge and interpretation of the production dynamics, the annual cycle of the vine, the identification of the grapes, the processes that lead to the wine. It has a history, an identity, character and cultural value that bond the territory.
Diner will take place in the Estate, in the tastings venue where the flavors of the Douro regional gastronomy will fuse with the Estate´s wines.
After dinner a luxurious vehicle will pick you up and take you to your hotel.
It is time to say goodbye!
Pick up at the hotel at the agreed time. Our guide will pick up the clients and take them to the vehicle that will transfer them back to Porto (airport of designated location).
Drop off at the agreed location and the end of our services.