Porto Harvest Experience

3 days

Embark on a trip to the heart of Portugal’s wine country – to not only taste the local wines, enjoy the local delicacies and explore the city of Porto – but also to discover the region at its busiest, and participate in the wine-making process itself.

Trip Highlights

  • Return flights to Porto (hold luggage not included)

  • Rest your head two nights in a boutique hotel in the heart of historic Porto

  • Learn the ins and outs of wine-making in the Douro Valley with tours around a range of local wineries

  • Experience and take part in the famous grape tread aspect of the wine-making process

  • Take the chance to explore the streets of the city of Porto

  • Enjoy a memorable 5 course lunch with accompanying wines in the Douro Valley

from $749 per person

This is a guide price based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a room.


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Trip details

Day 1

Arrive in the heart of Porto and discover Vila Nova de Gaia. Separated from Porto by the sweeping Douro River, this bustling town is the true home of Port production – the perfect place to kick off your trip with a tour of the ageing cellars and a tasting of fine wines.

Day 2

Today, you’ll head to the vineyards in the midst of their harvest, and, after a wine tasting with the vintners and a lunch of local delicacies paired with classic Portuguese wines, you’ll take part in the grape treading part of the wine-making process; your contribution to the year’s harvest!

Day 3

The final day of your trip is yours to explore Porto. The city reveals its magical secrets as you wander its charming streets, taking in such splendid sights as the Porto Cathedral, the gothic-style Church of Saint Francis and the old Stock Exchange Palace.

 

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