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Portugal: Walking & Wine - Premium Adventure

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-39783
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Vila Real, Portugal
  • Ends Porto, Portugal
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Three nights at the premium Hotel Douro Scala, nestled in the heart of the Douro Valley
  • Discover the region's ancient wine cellars and sample their wines
  • Enjoy walks through terraced vineyards and tranquil countryside
  • Explore vibrant Porto with a guided walking tour
Start in Vila Real and end in Porto, the tour "Portugal: Walking & Wine - Premium Adventure" is a guided trekking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Regua, Porto and Vila Real in Portugal. "Portugal: Walking & Wine - Premium Adventure" is a small group tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Portugal has been making wine for centuries, with some estimates placing the first planting of vines as far back as 2000 BC. The Basto and Douro regions are perhaps the best known and offer rich landscapes and fascinating history to discerning visitors. Led by one of our expert guides, Lina Ferreira or Ana Carla Moura Parente da Costa, immerse yourself in atmospheric Porto and indulge in a voyage of taste and discovery through the verdant Douro Valley, where the famous Port wines are produced. Venture into the region known as Terras de Basto, home of Portugal’s ‘young’ wine, vinho verde, and stay in handpicked hotels including the 5-star Hotel Douro Scala, which boasts exceptional views over the valley. The perfect combination of leisurely walks and authentic cultural visits provide a memorable introduction to this lush, captivating country, once a dominant trading power in the world.

Please note: All departures up to 25th September 2022 will run as Portugal: Walking & Wine (non-Premium version). The Premium version of the tour will run from 1st October 2022 and offer more meal inclusions and a named expert guide.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start at Hotel Douro Scala in Mesão Frio.
  • Day 2: Walk along the Corgo River; visit Baroque-era Casa de Mateus
  • Day 3: Drive to Quinta do Tedo winery for short walk and wine tasting; visit Douro Museum and transfer to hotel in Regua.
  • Day 4: Maronesa walking trail; transfer to Mondim de Basto
  • Day 5: Walk in the green wine region of Mondim de Basto and taste organically produced 'vinho verde' at Quinta das Escomoeiras
  • Day 6: Walk via the Levada de Vilarinho; free afternoon.
  • Day 7: Transfer to Porto; visit the historic city and the famous Port wine cellars for wine tasting; optional boat tour.
  • Day 8: End Porto.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All premium accommodation,Tipping for all hotel staff, local staff and drivers
Meals
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners and 3 wine tastings
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Arrival and departure transfers
Guide
  • Named tour leader, chosen for their expertise
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • City tax of EUR 2 to be paid locally in Porto (in cash)
  • Tip for the tour leader
  • Travel insurance - information on insurance through Exodus is available here
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Portugal: Walking & Wine - Premium Adventure tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 06 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 06 December 2022, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Portugal: Walking & Wine - Premium Adventure tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Portugal: Walking & Wine - Premium Adventure tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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