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Deluxe Wine and Culture Tour in Portugal
Deluxe Wine and Culture Tour in Portugal

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Deluxe Wine and Culture Tour in Portugal

Duration: 8 Days
Wine and Gourmet
Local: Lisbon, Fátima, Coimbra, Alentejo, Douro, Porto
Type:  Wine and Gastronomy

Landscapes, culture and gastronomy.

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PE-DOC-WG-01




 
   

Portugal has everything you need plus a bunch of things to surprise you. This land of traditional villages, a rich, unique culture and vibrant cities has a charming countryside strewn with historical treasures and a wide assortment of World Heritage sites - natural and cultural wonders that offer a window into this once great seafaring nation.  And also the options for encountering incredible food and wine experiences are both various and plentiful.  
From historic cities such as Porto and Coimbra to the rich cultural centre of Lisbon to the tranquillity of Alentejo's sleepy villages and to the stunning countryside in Douro Valley, this Deluxe Culture & Wine Tour combines all the best that Portugal has to offer!

Day 1: Arrival to Lisbon

Arrival at Lisbon Airport
Transfer to your hotel with you own chauffeur
Free afternoon
Dinner: Cantinho do Avillez (natural blend of the traditional and the modern)
Accommodation: 4* Hotel, Heritage Avenida – a Lifestyle Boutique Hotel in the centre of Lisbon
 

Day 2: Lisboa (Belém and Alfama)

Buffet breakfast in the hotel
Guided morning sightseeing tour visiting the quarter of Belém
Stop for a coffee or a glass of Port at the famous Pasteis de Belém to savour their historically popular egg tarts
Guided visit to Alfama with a port and wine tasting
Free evening
Accommodation: 4* Hotel, Heritage Avenida

 

Day 3: Alentejo
 
Buffet breakfast in the hotel
Stroll through Évora
Visit and Winetasting at João Portugal Ramos or Encostas de Estremoz
Free evening
Accommodation: Hotel Pateo dos Solares in Estremoz
 

Day 4: Alentejo and Centre

Buffet breakfast in the hotel
Visit to Portalegre and Marvão
In the afternoon drive to Fátima, rest of the day free
Accommodation: Pousada de Ourém   
 

Day 5: Centre - Fátima and Coimbra

Buffet breakfast in the hotel
In the morning visit to Fátima
Lunch: Restaurant Tia Alice (authentic Portuguese Cuisine)
Visit to Coimbra in the afternoon (incl. university campus and library)
Free evening
Accommodation: Boutique hotel Quinta das Lágrimas
 

Day 6: Centre - Douro

Buffet breakfast in the hotel
Visit to Paço dos Cunhas de Santar (Dão)
Visit and Winetasting at Quinta do Vallado (Douro)
Accommodation: Winehotel Quinta do Vallado


Day 7: Douro - Porto

Buffet breakfast in the hotel
Visit Douro Museum
Visit and Winetasting at Quinta da Pacheca
Drive to Oporto, rest of the day free
Dinner: Restaurant Dom Tonho (rich and varied regional cuisine)
Accommodation: Hotel Pestana Porto
 

Day 8: Porto

Buffet breakfast in the hotel
Sightseeing-Tour Oporto
Port wine tasting and visit in Vila Nova de Gaia at Ramos Pinto
In the afternoon transfer to the airport

Program includes:

  • All overnights for 7 nights in the referred hotels on double room with breakfast included 
  • Quality private guided vacations with your own personal driver-guide
  • Welcoming-dinner at “Cantinho do Avillez”, Lisbon
  • Goodbye-dinner at “D. Tonho”, Oporto
  • Lunch at “Tia Alice”, Fátima
  • Sightseeing-tours and visits mentioned in the proposal
  • Stop for typical pastry-tastings during the sightseeing-tours as referred in the proposal
  • Referred Port and wine tastings



Program doesn't include:

  • Air fares



CANCELLATIONS: 20% cancellation fee applied if cancelled 60 days prior to departure. Cancellations within 60 days are 100% non-cancelable

  • Typical villages and historic towns
  • Tastings and wine tasting in the most emblematic places of the country
  • Private driver-guide
  • Guided tours of Alfama, Belem
  • Castelo São Jorge
  • Visit to winery João Portugal Ramos
  • Shrine of "Our Lady of Fatima"
  • Quinta das Lágrimas
  • Évora, capital of Alentejo

Day 1:

Heritage Avenida is an historic hotel placed in the main artery of Lisbon – Liberty Avenue. Walk to Cantinho do Avillez restaurant, runned by the renowned Portuguese chef José Avillez, and have a fantastic dinner right in the cosmopolitan centre of Chiado quarter, where you will find a natural blend of the traditional and the modern Portuguese cuisine.

Day 2:

In Belém you will visit the Jerónimos Monastery - this historical and beautiful monastery is one of the most astounding and breathtaking visions you’ll experience in Lisbon, and absolutely worthy of your visit, as well as the Belém Tower, the old military naval tower that was once located in the middle of the river.
Visiting Alfama is to visit the architecture, the sounds and the smells of old Lisbon. This is one of the most typical quarters in Lisbon. On its narrow and winding streets you will find the hidden treasure of Alfama and on its steep stairs you will be able to breathe the soul of Lisbon.


Day 3:

Évora is museum-city, whose roots go back to Roman times, reached its golden age in the 15th century, when it became the residence of the Portuguese kings.


Day 4:

Portalegre  lies on one of the sides of Serra de São Mamede, a mountainous range with a variety of fauna and flora part of which has now been designated a natural park. Portalegre itself is of roman origin though it is filled with fine Renaissance and Baroque mansions. Afterwards we follow to the historical town of Marvão, which is best explored on foot. The small and tranquil medieval town of Marvão is completely enclosed by walls, with whitewashed houses blending into the granite of the mountains and is best explored on foot.
Pousada de Ourém is majestically situated on a hill just a few kilometres from Fátima.


Day 5:

In Fátima visit the Sanctuary of ‘Nossa Senhora de Fátima’. The basilica is built at the site of the Marian apparitions reported by three Portuguese children in 1917 and known as Our Lady of Fátima. The tombs of Blessed Francisco Marto, Blessed Jacinta Marto and Sister Lúcia, the three children, are in the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary. Scenes of the Marian apparitions are shown in stained glass.
Coimbra is the only city of Portugal where the university is connected so deeply with its people and marked it through history as a place knowledge, tragic romances and great kingdoms
The perfect place for a rest is the famous Quinta das Lágrimas, a hotel with soul and character that honours Portugal’s rich traditions of hospitality and gastronomy. It is one of the most romantic Boutique-Hotels in the country and an inseparable part of the legend and love story of the Portuguese King Pedro and his beloved Ines.


Day 6:

Get to know the Dão wine region in a centenary manor house of splendid gardens and beautiful landscapes at Paço das Cunhas de Santar! Follow to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Alto Douro Vinhateiro and be seduced by charming landscapes of old vines – reach Quinta do Vallado, a fabulous 5-star wine hotel that once belonged to the legendary Lady Ferreirinha.


Day 7:

Quinta do Pacheca is one of the best known properties of the Douro region, and it was one of the first ones that bottled wine under its own label. As a family company, which exists for many generations they still begin the crushing process with the traditional method of food treading.


Day 8:

Learn more about Oporto during your sightseeing-tour. We will enter Palácio da Bolsa, a convent reconstructed over the years that is now an astounding exemplar of the Portuguese architecture of the XIX century and a place where many artists contributed to its resplendence! Continue the sightseeing-tour to S. Bento Train station and learn interesting facts about the history of transportation by following the wonderful tile pictures. Then walk up to the Cathedral from where you have a wonderful view over the Ribeira Area. Cross the famous D. Luís Bridge in order to reach Vila Nova de Gaia on the other side of Douro River where you can find the cellars of the most renowned port wine brands.