*NOTE* COVID 19 Trips are canceled until the situation is reassessed at the end of March. In these uncertain times, I urge you NOT to cancel your reservation. I will honor all bookings, even if you can't travel now! If you are looking for the ultimate small group, luxurious and sustainable experience, look no further! The Experience begins from the moment I pick you up in Porto. While in the car an explanation will be given regarding the history of the region. After a 1h45 drive, we will arrive at Casal de Loivos. We will visit an old olive oil mill, turned into a museum. There we will taste table wines, olive oil, almonds & honey. The stop at the neighbouring viewpoint (Best in the Douro Valley) will allow you to grasp the vastness of the region. We then descend to Pinhão, to embark on a 1h cruise upriver, to discover the terraces of great vineyards, for another unique perspective. At Pinhão we will also stop at the train station to admire the azulejo tile panels that perfectly illustrate the traditions of the Douro Valley. A generous tapas lunch will be served at Quinta do Tedo, where the views are only matched by the food. A guided tour and Porto tasting will follow. Finally, I will lead you through the terroir, explaining the particularities of this wine-producing region and the grape varieties that make it unique. Check my profile for another wine region experience!
My name is Sérgio Costa and I'm a biologist. The Douro has been the home of my family for 4 generations and I know it like no one else. For me, the Douro is so much more than just the wines. The people, the places and the breathtaking views hold a special place in my heart. Having graduated in Biology, I always felt connected to this land and I have a great passion for sustainability. This is why I founded Portugal EV Tours and chose to share the Region in an electric vehicle, a Tesla Model X. Each trip will save the environment from 80kg of harmful emissions! If you wish to learn about my other experiences, click on my profile picture!
Tapas lunch at the vineyard, with wine pairings from the Quinta. Complimentary services include bottled water for all…
2 wines tastings included, from two different producers.
1h boat cruise.
Tesla Model X - 6 seat configuration. The first in the Douro! Luxurious, High-end and sustainable transport, with bioweapon…
Vineyard tour and wine tasting at an 18th-century vineyard - Quinta do Tedo. The village of Pinhão - train station visit, quay, and 1h boat cruise. Casal de Loivos - D'Origem - Olive oil museum with olive oil, wine, honey, and almonds tasting. The award-winning viewpoint of Casal de Loivos.
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