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$ 5645

Porto to Douro Walking

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 5645
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Douro, Porto
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 5645
Duration: 5 days
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Sip Port Wine Amid Terraced Vineyards

Venture from the buzzing alleyways of colourful Porto to the quiet hillside terraces of the Douro Valley on our journey through Portugal’s northwestern corner. Tiptoe down cobblestone paths, travel by boat along the Douro River and explore the mystical quintas that not only produce great wines but also make up an important part the Douro landscape. We visit our friends in traditional villages, sip on the finest Ports and Vinho Verdes, and revel in the unspoilt views. Add to this luxurious accommodation, a trending arts scene, and ticking off a few UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and you have a Douro to Porto excursion that is set to be a truly unforgettable experience.

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Day by Day

Welcome to Portugal! For morning arrivals, begin your trip with a walk by the river to familiarize yourself with the city. Enjoy lunch at the historic W&J Graham Port Lodge, followed by a guided tour of the estate and a tasting with spectacular views over the old town of Porto.

Visit some of Porto’s must-see sites such as the neoclassic S.Bento train station, the Clérigos Church, and the Porto Cathedral. Then it’s off to Matosinhos, home to the largest fishing port of the world-famous Portuguese sardine, where you’ll lunch at a traditional-style restaurant.

Traverse along the footsteps of the Douro, between the verdant hills and vineyards of the Vinho Verde wine region. Meander by the Tâmega river, passing stone bridges and ancient hamlets, before arriving in Amarante, a charming and historic town best-known for its famous egg pastries.

Today’s walk begins in Sabrosa, the birthplace of the great navigator, Ferdinand Magellan. Lunch is at Papas Zaide restaurant in Provesende, where host Graça Monteiro cooks up a daily menu of classic Portuguese dishes that are always accompanied by a family-like welcome.

Begin today’s journey in Tua, a village wedged between the river and the hills. A traditional Rabello boat awaits to whisk you downstream into a cathedral of vines while you enjoy a picnic lunch aboard.

Bid farewell to the Douro and its lovely terraced hillsides. However, spending an extra day at Six Senses to fully enjoy this lavish resort is highly encouraged.

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What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you’d
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them.

In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature B&R guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.

  • All hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated with wine (as selected by B&R)
  • Services of B&R guide(s)
  • Walking sticks & water bottle
  • All special events and private tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off except taxis to/from dinner
  • All baggage transportation
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Butterfield & Robinson
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