Tawny

Day 1 | Tawny Experience

Welcome!

Your visit in paradise starts with your arrival in Porto and from here we suggest 3 ways to travel to the Douro Valley:

On a luxurious vehicle with wi-fi, fresh water and refreshing towels, in which you will have a tranquil ride straight to your 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 tranquillity of this hotel and the theme offers it has available.

For your comfort, dinner will be in the hotel.

Day 2 | The Douro matrix

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, fresh water 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.

But it is grounded where we feel the land, the smells, the colours and peoples of the Douro.And all that they were able to accomplish, molding and transforming the landscape, and creating wines of excellence of which the Port immortalized the Region and the Country.For this, the journey continues to an exclusive estate where you will better understand the essence of the Douro matrix, by visiting the vineyards, cellars and presses and the commented tasting,translating this experience in an unusual act of tradition, history and culture.

Once the visit is finished, you will be taken to a high end restaurant, to contact with the mighty Douro gastronomy and its famous wines.

After lunch, you will visit an oil press, framed in a theme museum, where you will be able to grasp and understand this important type of agricultural production.You may, if you choose, have an unexpected sensorial moment, through a commented olive oil tasting.

Once all is said and done, a luxurious vehicle will drive you back to your hotel.

When back in the hotel, it is time to rest and delight! Have dinner and relax…

Day 3 | Act of tradition

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, fresh water 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.

Then the journey continues to an estate where you will better understand the essence of the Douro matrix, by visiting the vineyards, cellars and presses and the commented tasting, translating this experience in an unusual act of tradition, history and culture.

After the estate visit the experience continues in a top restaurant, where the excellence of the Douro cuisine is evident, always paired with iconic wines that only the Douro produces, in over 100 varieties of castes, a rare and distinct referential of diversity.

Then we move to Pinhão, where a traditional boat will take us to Tua, taking one of the most beautiful and environmentally recommended river course, that the Region offers.

Arrived at the Tua pier, a 4×4 vehicle awaits to take us in a thrilling ride, where we will get to know the hidden corners, treasures that only the locals, like treasure guardians, know and invite you to discover.In this tour you will visit a small producer´s estate, to find out more about its reality, production model and where the wines made here will be tasted.After the tasting, we venture into the vineyard, to enjoy a traditional picnic, surrounded by impressive views of the recent natural park.

Return to the Tua train station, dated from 1883 and board the train towards Pinhão, taking this opportunity to gaze the views and take that last photo.When in Pinhão, a luxurious vehicle will take you back to your hotel.

Once back in the hotel, have dinner and enjoy your free time!

Day 4 | Glide with us

Our specialized guide will pick you up where you are accommodated, taking you for a luxurious vehicle with Wi - fi, fresh water and refreshing towels, heading to another great day in the Douro Valley.If you decide to do it, we’ll take you to Cambres, where a helicopter is waiting for you to sightseeing tour.

Seen from the sky the Douro has another and unexpected charm!The landscape modulations change, promontories, chapels and shrines stand out. The landscape is bestowed an almost ethereal geometry, and the River, back bone of the territory, grants life and color to the Region.The estates emerge like secular typified units of the arranged landscape of the Douro and the mantle of vineyards make out a fascinating mosaic that slides under our eyes, along the roads, towns and white settlements that contrast and humanize a “cultural, evolving and living” territory classified by UNESCO as Human Heritage.

But it is grounded where we feel the land, the smells, the colors and peoples of the Douro Valley.And all that they were able to accomplish, molding and transforming the landscape, and creating wines of excellence of which the Port immortalized the Region and the Country.For this, the journey continues to an exclusive estate where you will better understand the essence of theDouro matrix, by visiting the vineyards, cellars and presses and the commented tasting,translating this experience in an unusual act of tradition, history and culture.The visit to the estate will conclude with a lunch that will include a degustation menu paired with the estate’s wines.

After lunch, you will be transferred to a second accommodation unit in a luxurious vehicle.

Once the check in is performed, enjoy the tranquillity of your hotel and the theme offers it has available.

For your comfort, dinner will be in the estate.

Day 5 | Heritage territory

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, fresh water 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. We head out to visit the Wine Village of Provesende. This is a remarkable Douro village, originated in an iron age fortress located uphill, therefore its foundation was over 2000 years. It was, for centuries, seat to the Braga Archbishop, shown by the coat of arms sculpted in its hundred year old fountain.The village is characterized by a notorious group of palazzos, tantamount of the power of the rural bourgeoisie installed, which with the pillory, the coat of arms, the traditional bakery, visiting spaces and celebration of the wine by the time of the harvests, make of this place one of the most charismatic and visited in Douro, to which are no strangers the magnificent views over the Pinhão Valley that make on of the most beautiful wine sceneries of the Region.

Onward to Vila Real, destination: its major icon, the Mateus Palace, considered the most beautiful example of baroque palaces of the interior and a site of mandatory visit in the Region.Once the 1 hour visit is finished, you will be taken to a high end restaurant, to contact with the mighty Douro gastronomy and its famous wines.

The visit continues towards Favaios, ancient town, property of the Távoras and that extends as a colorful towel, in a beautiful winegrowing plateau, where the moscatel is king.The town is known by the quality of the homemade bread it produces and the Museum of Bread and Wine that does justice to those two pillars of Douro Valley tradition.

Then we depart to Pinhão, using one of the most beautiful roads, overlooking the Pinhão river, winding through vineyards, estates, villages, tree lines, as we go down to Pinhão.

This circuit ends with a 2h visit to an historical and emblematic estate where a connection between the history of wine and the symbiosis it establishes with the overwhelming winegrowing territory, is made.

Once all is said and done, a luxurious vehicle will drive you back to your hotel.

Once back in the hotel, have dinner and enjoy your free time!

Day 6 | Foundational spirit

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, fresh water 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.

We head out to one of the jewels of the Douro, the city of Lamego.This is a place where every pulse of time is felt in every corner, in each touched stone, every visited monument.Here you will discover one of the most impressive places of cult and pilgrimage of Portugal, Our Lady of Remedies Staircase, as well the imposing cathedral, which displays, carved in its stones, the different construction periods, or the Lamego castle the watches and protects the city for centuries.

Finished the visit to Lamego we enter a sacred territory, for in it resides the foundational spirit of all the Douro Region.We set out to discover two wine villages.The first, Ucanha, irradiates its streets from the converging point that is its imposing tower and medieval bridge, landmark of power assertion and territory delimitation.The second village has in its center one of the most beautiful Douro Valley monasteries, the Santa Maria de Salzedas Monastery, which construction dates back to the 13th century by the Cister Order, and transports whoever visits on an unique sensorial journey.

Once the visit is finished, you will be taken to a high end restaurant, to contact with the mighty Douro gastronomy and its famous wines.

After lunch, discover a different space, where some of the region’s most singular sparkling wines are produced.This visit will take you to a new world, through this drink´s making process.Learn, taste and enjoy this genuine experience.

After your visit, a luxurious vehicle will return you to your hotel.

Have dinner and relax, enjoy your free time.

Day 7 | A world of forgetfulness!

At the agreed time, our guide will pick you up and take you to a luxurious vehicle in which you will be transferred to a 5 stars Hotel & Spa, where you’ll stay for the last day of this journey.Once the check in is performed, enter in a world of forgetfulness! Take this chance to rest from the days you spent in paradise.Smile with the memories from these last days, while enjoying a massage, relax while reading a book or strolling around the gardens.This is your moment, seize it.

Later on have dinner and relive, once again, each unrepeatable moment you had with us.

Day 8 | Say goodbye!

It is time to say goodbye! Pick up at the hotel at the agreed time. Our guide will pick you up and take you to the vehicle that will transfer you back to Porto. (airport or designated location)

Drop off at the agreed location and the end of our services.