In the early morning, board an air-conditioned minivan destined for the rolling hills of the Douro Valley. During the scenic 2-hour drive, your guide provides commentary and details the day ahead.
Your first stop is Peso da Régua, a sprawling riverside town famed for its production of port wine, where you’ll drink in vistas of the city from an elevated lookout point. Then, visit two wine estates to sample locally produced wine during a tasting session.
At an olive oil museum, you’ll pleasure your palate with organic produce before revitalizing with lunch in the village of Pinhão: expect to enjoy dishes such as roasted chicken, spicy rice, and fish stew.
Sated, board a boat and enjoy a 1-hour cruise down the Douro River; delight in your beautiful surroundings before you return to the coach and travel to another viewpoint to capture sweeping panoramas of the landscape.
After stopping at a small wine village enshrouded in history, return to your Porto hotel and bid your guide farewell.