***NOTE*** During winter months the order of the activities will be reversed and some will be optional. Check my profile for a Winter / Animal Interaction Experience! If you are looking for the ultimate small group, luxurious and sustainable experience, look no further! A 2nd car will be available in the case of 6 and up to 8 participants. The Experience begins from the moment I pick you up in Porto. While in the car an explanation will be given regarding the history of the region. After a 1h30 drive, we will arrive at Quinta do Tedo. I will guide you through the terroir, explaining the particularities of this wine-producing region and the grape varieties that make it unique. A guided tour, wine tasting, and tapas lunch with wine pairings will follow. After lunch, we will have a brief stop at Pinhão and its beautiful train station, with azulejo tile panels that perfectly illustrate the traditions of the Douro Valley. Still at Pinhão, a 1h boat cruise will lead us upstream to discover the terraces of great vineyards, giving you a unique perspective from the river. Lastly, the Douro has other interesting products and not just wine. We will visit an old olive oil mill, turned into a museum. There we will have the chance to taste more wines and, of course, olive oil. The stop in the neighboring viewpoint (considered the Best in the Douro Valley by the BBC) will crown our day!
My name is Sérgio Costa and I'm a biologist. The Douro has been the home of my family for 4 generations and I know it like no one else. For me, the Douro is so much more than just the wines. The people, the places and the breathtaking views hold a special place in my heart. Having graduated in Biology, I always felt connected to this land and I have a great passion for sustainability. This is why I founded Portugal EV Tours and chose to share the Region in an electric vehicle, a Tesla Model X. Each trip will save the environment from 80kg of harmful emissions! If you wish to learn about my other experiences, click on my profile picture!
Tapas lunch at the vineyard, with wine pairings from the Quinta. Complimentary services include bottled water for all…
2 wines tastings included, from two different producers.
1h boat cruise.
Tesla Model X - 6 seat configuration. Luxurious, High-end and sustainable transport. The first in the Douro! Also now…
Vineyard tour and wine tasting at an 18th-century vineyard - Quinta do Tedo. The village of Pinhão - train station visit, quay, and 1h boat cruise. Casal de Loivos - D'Origem - Olive oil museum with olive oil, wine, honey, and almonds tasting. The award-winning viewpoint of Casal de Loivos.
To check the weather on the Douro Valley, please look for weather forecasts in the cities of Peso da Régua and/or Pinhão - different from Porto. If you require pick-up and/or drop-off from your accommodation or any other place, please let me know. Additional fees may apply in those circumstances.