Top Cruises Tours: 3-Day Tour in Douro with a Cruise in the Douro River

Posted by: Soraia Costa

Post Date 22-Sep-2020 14:10:54


Looking for exquisite wine cruises where you will explore the incredible wine region of Douro Valley and be familiar with all the details of Port wine production?

Trought this incredible tour you will uncover one of Europe’s oldest and most renowned wine regions, cruise the Douro River through ancient wine estates, passing barcos rabelos laden with casks, as well, enjoy a sublimely scenic corner of Europe, with equally sublime food and wine.

Unveil this fantastic three-day tour where you will stay in a Wine Hotel at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a fantastic private sailboat cruise, and a unique guided visit through some of the most famous wineries and wine estates of the iconic region.


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Day 1: Explore and Get Familiar With the Douro Valley


Start you by checking in your incredible accommodation. You have the following options such as Six Senses Douro Valley, Quinta da Pacheca, Quinta do Vallado, Quinta de la Rosa, or Quinta de Ventozelo.

Furthermore, you will visit the fantastic winery of Quinta da Pacheca. This estate is one of the most known properties of the Douro, and first to bottle wine under its own brand. While visiting the estate you will have the chance to learn all about its history, the vinification processes, the vines, the old winery, and the wine cellar, ending with a fantastic wine tasting, where the famed and delicious wines of this estate will be included. After this, your dinner will be served at the restaurant of the estate. The restaurant offers to its guest very high standards while keeping the true essence of the traditional Portuguese cuisine.  All these dishes are prepared with fresh products of the land and are perfectly harmonized with the award-winning wines of Quinta da Pacheca, making the meals a unique experience.


Day 2: Explore Some Wineries of this Region 


On the second day, you will enjoy the day by unveiling some secret of some of the finest Quinta in the Douro Valley. First, you will visit the famed Quinta do Crasto. Located between Régua and Pinhão, Quinta do Crasto is owned by the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for more than a century. Its origin dates back to the 19th century. The first known references date back to 1615. You will visit the vineyards, including the famous old vineyards of Quinta do Crasto, the winery, and the barrel cellar. After the visit, you will have a tasting of five wines. The next stop will be at Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo. This estate is a place of extreme beauty in the heart of the Douro and it's owned by the Amorim family since 1999. But this property is prior to 1764 and historical research confirms it as a great land belonging to the Portuguese Royal Family. The historic sites that are still preserved today and opened for visitors reveal all this: the creek, the gazebo, the stone mark of the Marquis of Pombal dated 1758, the cellar's crest, two chapels, and three secular orchards. You will have a guided tour through the vines, winery dated from 1764, and the underground cellar. The visit ends with a tasting of three wines at the wine shop.


Day 3: A Unique Private Cruise in the Douro River


In the end, you will finish this incredible tour in the best way possible - with a private two-hour cruise. This will start in the morning, and while onboard at the sailboat, you will learn more about the Portuguese history, and also feel the nature as it travels through the Douro River in a fantastic traditional Rabelo boat moved through the force of the sails.

Why book now your 2020 or 2021 tour? Because by booking all your tours with us you will have flexibility in the future, plus an acquired "Clean and Safe" seal. Through these unique times, we are available to plan, reschedule, and move your trip around your needs, as always. If your new dates may no longer work with your initial travel plan, a dedicated consultant will be available to tailor and reschedule your time in Portugal according to your needs and preferences, and to assure you that you will have the best and most memorable experiences.



Topics:   Douro Wine Cruises wine and food tours Douro Tours

Soraia Costa

Written by: Soraia Costa

Soraia has a Bachelor Degree in Communication and she is natural from Azores (the Portuguese islands) which she knows from end to end, as well, as mainland Portugal. She loves to travel and know all about the culture and food of each country. She also loves to cook new recipes, some of the most renowned chefs in the world. In her articles, she shares the knowledge of her travels about heritage, culture, wine, gastronomy, and must-see places.

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