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Port & the Wines of the Douro Valley

Oporto, The Douro Valley 6 nights Price from £1,398 per person

At the mouth of the Douro River, Oporto is the gateway to the dramatic valley which stretches as far as the plains of Castille and is home to acres of vines from which Oporto’s famous eponymous wine is produced. We highly recommend combining a stay in the city with a journey upriver through unspoilt rural scenery and ancient vineyards to one of the port wineries where you will enjoy a relaxing stay and perhaps a tasting of the local vintages. Whilst the fortified Ruby Port is the wine which has made this region famous, particularly in the UK, the vineyards here produce a variety of other wines as well, including award-winning reds, as well as white and rosé.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Return flights to Oporto
  • Private transfers throughout
  • Three nights’ in Oporto at the Infante de Sagres
  • Three nights’ in the Douro Valley at the Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House
  • Entrance to Taylor’s Port house in Oporto
  • The services of the Kirker Concierge

The Kirker Difference

Arranged by us exclusively for our customers...

Taylor's Port House

All Kirker clients travelling to Oporto receive entrance tickets to Taylor’s, one of the oldest Port houses in Oporto. Into its fourth century of operation and still family owned, Taylor’s gives a fascinating insight to the origins of Port wine production. The ticket includes a cellar visit to see the fermentation tanks and barrel room and a tasting of an extra dry white Port and a Late Bottled Vintage.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Fly to Oporto

    Fly to Oporto, where you will be met by your Kirker private transfer for the short journey to the Hotel Infante de Sagres (5*). In the heart of the city, this landmark hotel was reopened in 2018 with 85 fully-renovated rooms, the atmospheric Vogue bar and a rooftop terrace overlooking the city below.
  • Day 2 - Oporto Old Town

    This morning wander through the winding streets of Oporto exploring the myriad shops, restaurants, cafés and local antique markets. Speak to the Kirker Concierge to arrange an expert local guide to accompany you on a private walking tour to get the most out of the experience.
  • Day 3 - Taylor’s Port House

    Take a taxi this morning over the river Douro to Taylor’s Port House, one of the oldest of the traditional family-owned port houses which still dominate the trade in Port wine. Your pre-booked tickets for the guided tour include a visit to the fermentation room and the impressive rows of aging casks in the barrel room, followed by a tasting of two different varieties. You might wish to book a table for lunch in the restaurant Barrao Fladgate which has spectacular vistas of the city across the river.
  • Day 4 - Douro Valley by boat

    Check out of your hotel and board a river boat in the harbour for the journey upstream from Oporto into the Douro Valley, where the wine estates which produce Port wine are located. As you head up the river you will enjoy wonderful scenery with soaring river banks and cliffs either side, and terraced vineyards etching their sides. Lunch is served on board before arriving in Regua, where you will disembark and stay at the charming Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House (4* Deluxe), a working vineyard which offers 11 bedrooms, an excellent restaurant and a swimming pool, surrounded by acres of vines.
  • Day 5 - Vineyards

    Today will be devoted to exploring the vineyards, starting with a tour of the Quinta Nova estate itself, which is followed by a wine-tasting. You will visit the winery itself which dates from 1764, the barrel room and the cellars where the finest wines are reserved.
  • Day 6 - Douro Valley

    Your second full day in the Douro Valley might be spent exploring the region further on one of the wine walking trails which pass through the orchards and vineyards of the 120 hectare estate, joining a wine-tasting course with an expert sommelier, or simply relaxing by the hotel’s swimming pool. For those keen to lend a hand at the wine-making process, the Kirker Concierge can arrange a day’s winemaker experience including blending, bottling and corking a wine which you can take home with you.
  • Day 7 - Fly home

    Your Kirker driver will meet you at the hotel this morning for the driver back to Oporto airport, approximately two hours in total, before you fly home.

Prices

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6 night high season price from £1,648 per person.
6 night low season price from £1,398 per person.

Included Hotels

Oporto, Portugal, Europe

Almost 70 years after its original opening, this prestigious hotel has been given anew lease of life by the owners of The Yeatman, reopened in 2018 as a member of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’.

The Douro Valley, Portugal, Europe

We are delighted to include this charming property, located on the quieter northern side of the Douro river. It can be reached in under two hours by car from Porto or alternatively by train to Ferrao from where the hotel will provide complimentary transfers up the hill to the property.Founded over 250 years ago, this is one of the oldest and most scenic wineries in the Douro region.

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