I Proposed on this Trip! Amazing tour company and Sergio is an incredible guide!
Douro Valley Full-Day Tour: Premium Experience | may 2019
I rarely leave reviews but I couldn't help but share my amazing experience with this company. To take it a step back; I had booked a trip to Portugal knowing that I wanted to propose to my now fiance. We only had a few days and I decided that the Duoro Valley was where I was going to ask the question.
Next, I had to decide HOW to make it happen. I did what everyone did and began researching. I looked at buses to the area, trains to Pinhão, and then group and private tours. After a ton of research I realized that a private tour would most likely take me off the beaten path, offer more flexibility, and an overall more intimate experience. On top of all that; the price seemed very very reasonable.
After booking and receiving confirmation; I emailed in asking if they had any ideas of where to propose. The excitement I received from Débora was amazing. She told me of the perfect lookout spot and even worked with Sergio, our amazing guide who replanned the day to ensure that I was able to propose in the morning and have adventure after adventure on a day my partner and I will never forget.
Sergio picked us up at our hotel at 8:30 AM sharp. He obviously kept the surprise and played it completely cool in the van ride to the area. The van was clean and much larger than what we needed. During the hour to hour and a half drive Sergio gave us a history of Porto, landmarks on the drive over, and an overall great commentary on Portugal as a whole. It was clear how much he loved talking about his country and sharing what he knew with us.
Our first stop was the mirodouro which was completely empty and overlooking the entire valley. He gave us some privacy as he waited in the car and parked. After popping the question; he came back, took a few pictures for us, and took us on our journey. Next; he brought us to an amazing Quinta for a private wine tasting. Once again; it was a small cute family Quinta. We tasted wine, olive oil, and were even given a free bottle as a congratulations to our engagement.
After the tasting; we went to lunch which again was completely taken care of by Sergio. He was able to secure us a seat near the window which overlooked the entire valley. The food was incredible and once again, more wine was consumed.
After heading to lunch, we headed to Pinhão where we jumped in a regala which took us on an hour or so boat ride down the river. Then, to a wine and bread museum, and then to a bakery. The day wrapped up around 6 PM and we drove back… Leer más