Portugal Walking & Wine – Premium Adventure: 7-Nights

Price $4095 $3945 8 Days
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Portugal Walking & Wine – Premium Adventure: 7-Nights

$4095 $3945 per person


*Prices are per person in CAD dollars, based on double occupancy; land only

*Price displayed is the lead in rate and the discounted rate includes the member savings 

*Premium Adventure

A perfect introduction to Porto and the UNESCO Douro wine region

Portuguese wine is the result of traditions introduced by ancient civilizations; the Basto and Douro regions remain two of the main wine-producing regions of Portugal, complete with wonderful landscapes and a rich history to discover. This walking tour takes us from the atmospheric city of Porto, through the UNESCO World Heritage Douro Valley, where famous port wine is produced and on to the Terras de Basto, home of Portugal’s ‘young’ vinho verde wine. With leisurely walks, wine tastings and cultural visits throughout, this tour is the perfect introduction to the country that once dominated world trade routes.

What’s Included: All breakfasts, two lunches, three dinners and three wine tastings; All premium accommodation; Tipping for all hotel staff, local staff and drivers; Named tour leader, chosen for their expertise; All transport and listed activities; Group arrival and departure transfers available

What’s Not Included: City tax of €2 to be paid 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

*MEMBER BENEFIT: $150 CAD off per person. Discount off Land Only; Price valid for new bookings only; Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer; Excludes Tailormade tours.

Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext. 1
Mention Promo Code for Savings: 3068

Departure Dates

September 17
April 21
May 12
June 2
September 1, 15, 22, 29
October 13
  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Porto, Portugal
  • Departure City
    Porto, Portugal
  • Activity Level
    Grade: 1 (Leisurely)
  • Passenger Limit
    Normally 6-16, plus leader
Start at our accommodation in the Douro Valley
We begin our Portuguese adventure in the verdant Douro Valley, birthplace of the world-renowned port wines. The first trip briefing with our expert guide will take place in the evening, along with a welcome dinner.
Premium Accommodation: Hotel Douro Scala or Hotel Régua Douro
Meals Provided: Dinner
Walk along the Corgo River; visit baroque-era Casa de Mateus
This morning we take a private transfer of approximately 40 minutes to the start of today’s walk in Povoação, driving along the beautiful roads on the north slope of the Douro Valley and its tributaries. The Corgo walking trail is in the heart of the Douro wine region and here we will walk along terraced vineyards with unique views of the Corgo River. In the afternoon, we transfer to Vila Real (approximately 20 minutes) to visit Casa de Mateus, a palace set in beautiful gardens that is one of the finest examples of baroque architecture in Portugal. After the visit, we transfer back to the hotel (approximately 50 minutes).
Premium Accommodation: Hotel Douro Scala or Hotel Régua Douro
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Short walk around Quinta do Tedo winery followed by wine tasting; visit Douro Museum
We start the day with a 30-minute transfer to Quinta de Tedo, an 18th-century winery in the centre of the Douro region. We take a guided tour of the grounds, following a walking trail that offers beautiful views of the Douro and Tedo rivers, vineyards and olive groves and offers plenty of bird-watching opportunities. After lunch and an included wine tasting at the winery, we take a 20-minute transfer to the town of Régua, where we visit the Douro Museum to learn about the history, culture and identity of the Unesco-recognized Douro wine region. In the afternoon, we transfer back to our hotel (approximately 20 minutes).
Premium Accommodation: Hotel Douro Scala or Hotel Régua Douro
Meals Provided: Breakfast and Lunch
Maronesa walking trail; transfer to Mondim de Basto
After breakfast, we transfer to the Mondim de Basto region (approximately one hour). On our way, we’ll pass through Alvão Natural Park, a protected area of majestic landscapes. This region on the mountain of Alvão marks the transition from the coastal and humid regions to the dry and hot regions of Trás-os-Montes. We start our walk in Bobal, one of the four villages we’ll pass through today. We’ll find a countryside that reflects the carefully maintained balance in which human beings and nature coexist. For this balance to be preserved, the Maronesa cow is of the utmost importance. A Portuguese native breed from this region, there are still genes from the ancestral Auroque in its genetics. The fields are cultivated for subsistence farming, with seeds passed down from generation to generation. After lunch we transfer to our hotel (approximately 30 minutes) and there is free time to enjoy the hotel amenities or explore nearby, before a group dinner.
Premium Accommodation: Água Hotels Mondim de Basto or Flag Hotel Celorico Palace
Meals Provided: Breakfast and Dinner
Walk in the green wine region of Mondim de Basto and taste organically produced ‘vinho verde’ at Quinta das Escomoeiras
Our walk today takes us to the surroundings of Mondim de Basto in the green wine (vinho verde) region, along the banks of the Cabril River. Here, we enjoy uninterrupted views of the forested mountains, side by side with the fertile lands and vineyards of the Terras de Basto region. We finish our walk at the medieval bridge of Vilar Viando, which is still used by pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago. We will then go to Quinta das Escomoeiras to sample their wines and appreciate organic vinho verde. In the afternoon on our way back to the hotel, we visit one of the main shrines in northern Portugal to the Virgin Mary: the Senhora da Graça, also known as Chapel of Monte Farinha. The chapel is perched in front of a granite mountain range almost 3,281ft (1,000m) high.
Premium Accommodation: Água Hotels Mondim de Basto or Flag Hotel Celorico
Meals Provided: Breakfast and Lunch
Walk via the Levada de Vilarinho; free afternoon
This morning, we transfer by minibus (approximately 20 minutes) to the village of Vilarinho to start our walk along the Levada de Vilarinho, a 13th-century waterway. These rural constructions were indispensable for the irrigation of the fields of the Terras de Basto region due to water scarcity in the past. After 1.5mi (2.4km), we leave the rebuilt waterway and meet the old levada as it enters a forest of oaks and pines, with a stream running alongside. The afternoon is free to enjoy the hotel amenities and surroundings. This evening we will enjoy dinner together.
Premium Accommodation: Água Hotels Mondim de Basto or Flag Hotel Celorico
Meals Provided: Breakfast and Dinner
Transfer to Porto; visit the historic town and the famous Port wine cellars for wine tasting; optional boat tour.
In the morning, we return to vibrant Porto (approximately 1hr 15min). After a guided visit of the historic centre and port wine cellars (wine tasting included), the rest of the day is free for further individual sightseeing or optional activities, such as a boat ride along the Douro River. Please note that your leader will leave the group after todays wine tasting and the remainder of the trip will be self-guided, but you will be provided with plenty of tips, maps and directions to make the most of your time in Porto.
Premium Accommodation: Neya Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
End Porto
Our trip ends in Porto in this morning.
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext. 1
Mention Promo Code for Savings: 3068

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