Wine Holidays in Portugal
Portugal's indigenous grape varieties are very different from those found elsewhere in Europe and alongside its many white, red and rose wines, Portugal is also famous for creating port, a sweet fortified wine produced in the Douro Valley.
Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage site and has over 150 classified monuments from the Roman times. Enjoy picturesque walks to the world-famous wine lodges in Gaia and take a scenic cruise in a traditional Rabelo boat. Travelling further afield the Douro Valley is home to some of the world's oldest vineyards, dating back two thousand years.
Port is a fortified wine that is produced exclusively in the Douro Valley and is made by adding the grape spirit to the wine during fermentation.
Alentejo in the south eastern third of Portugal has the sun shining all year round on the breathtaking vast plains, dotted with olive trees and cork oaks. This is a relatively new area and the main grapes grown are Roupeiro for white wines, and Periquita for full bodied red wines.
There are tours for every taste and budget with Essential breaks designed to provide an introduction to the region and its wines. Exclusive breaks offer luxury in the wine region of your choice, allowing you to sample Prestige Cuvees and superlative wines. Hidden Gems use hand picked, unique and characterful properties and touring at a slower pace. You may wish to travel as part of a group of friends or as a couple, a Bespoke tour will give you a truly personal service.
Essential Porto & Douro
- 4 days including 3 breakfast and 2 dinners.
- Visit 3 wineries/port lodges tasting approximately 17 wines.
- 3* hotel from £490 per person, 4* hotel from £540 per person, 5* hotel from £633 per person
- 3 days including 2 breakfast, 1 light lunch and 1 dinner.
- Visit 2 port lodges tasting approximately 14 wines.
- 3* hotel from £378 per person, 4* hotel from £418 per person, 5* hotel from £487 per person
- Travel from the UK
- Holiday Insurance
- Items of a personal nature