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Douro Valley Picnic

Behind the great winemakers there is always a great vineyard…

The Douro Valley, birthplace of Port, is one of the oldest and most beautiful of the historic European wine regions.  Wine has been made there for two thousand years.

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In 1756 the Douro Valley became the first classic wine region to be legally demarcated. Its vineyards were comprehensively classified the following year, almost a century before those of Bordeaux.

Visiting the Douro Valley wine region is the guarantee to discover this beautiful wine region- classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site and get to experience beautiful landscapes and vantage points over the Douro valley, with its trademark “socalcos” or terraced vineyards.

It’s the opportunity to taste all the different wines of the Douro valley wine country, from the world famous and acclaimed vintage Port wines, which were recently nominated 2014’s best wines in the world to the prized red and white Douro wines made from genuine Portuguese grape varieties, rather than from international grapes.

During this day you will also visit the authentic and picturesque village of Pinhão considered the heart of the Valley, close or on the riverbank of the Douro “expressway”, historically focused on the commerce and transportation of the grapes and the wine, to and from Porto, in the traditional “Rabelo” boats that docked in the port.

Indulge in the local gastronomy, always varied and tasty in a picnic taking place in a wine producer with amazing views over the vineyards.

INCLUDED SERVICES

PICNIC OPTIONS

The picnic option starts with a welcome port and has 2 options to choose:

CLASSIC BASKET is composed by a selection of bread, cheeses, sausages and tuna salad; dry fruits; seasonal fruit; regional sweet; wine bottle; fruit juice or soda and water.

PREMIUM BASKET is composed by chicken baked sandwiches with roasted apple, sausage patty, bread selection, sausages and cheeses, regional cheese tart, tuna salad, little codfish balls, patties and croquettes, seasonal fruit, regional sweet, bottle of wine, fruit juice or soda and water.

  • Proposed Itinerary: Porto, Douro Valley, Pinhão and return to Porto.
  • Pick Up & Meeting Point: To be determined with the Clients.
  • Duration: Full-Day Experience (around 8 hours).
  • Included: Specialized wine tour guide, 2 visits with wine tastings, picnic in a wine producer and regular boat cruise.
  • Languages Available: Portuguese, English and French; Other languages available by request and budget.