Wines & Food, Culture & Local experiences

Tour Number

Activity Level

185408


Categories

Local Experience, Food and Wine

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (conversational), German (advanced), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (advanced)

Experience Portugal authenticity


Wine lovers and foodies cannot miss the genuine tastes Portugal offers. From Douro to Alentejo we visit the most diversified landscapes and taste the magnificent wines and admired portuguese gastronomy. Porto city, capital of the north. The hills and slopes of Douro valley, a classified Unesco landscape. Inner Beira, in Dão wine region we visit a family wine estate and see the owner passion and learn about wines. The medieval villages of Alentejo - Marvão and Castelo de Vide. The unknown side of Évora Museum city and the plains of Alentejo dominated by the cork trees.
Get the chance to get to know the hidden gems of the Portuguese gastronomy, where locals go.

The secret is so simple, find a guide that allows you to mingle with the locals who is also an experienced professional tour guide.

Give a chance to yourself to enjoy Life

Itinerary

1st Day
Drive from Lisboa to Douro valley. Visit PORTO on route.

2nd Day
Exploring the DOURO VALLEY. Boat river cruise and picnic in Douro valley are possible options, besides the winery visits and tastings. Accommodation in Douro valley

3rd Day
Drive between Douro valley and MARVÃO, visit a family runned estate in DÃO region .
We sahll be in the remote interior of Portugal, passing near historical villages, away from the crowds. Accommodation in Marvão or CASTELO DE VIDE area.

5th Day
On this day we shall stay in my favorite Alentejo where there are magnicent towns like Marvão or Castelo de Vide. Tastings and visits to estates in SAO MAMEDE NATURAL PARK.

6th Day
Today we move to ÉVORA where there are several wine estates and a visit to a Cork factory. Our choice is a local organic farm with a fabulous natural environment. Depart to Lisbon at the end of the day.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your location in Lisbon area

End location: At your location in Lisbon area

Duration: 6 days

If you are really interested in this tour, please do contact me anyway, so that we may customize, either reducing days or trying to fit within our both schedules.

Transportation

Transport in a deluxe Mercedes Van

What’s Included

Guide / driver fees
Guide / driver meals and accommodation
Transportation in a deluxe Mercedes van
Gas, tolls and parks
Insurances and per portuguese law

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 Euros - Per day and per person. This serves to give an idea of extra costs. In Portugal, depending on how open you are to taste the genuine tastes you may have a very reasonable experience. I am not considering the wine tastings and visits that may be more . Anyway my experience tells that the more you go with the locals the less you may expend here. If you are more demanding, you have also great choices and should expect to pay more.

What’s Extra

Meals, drinks, wine tastings.
For accomodation that is not included we suggest in Douro : Vintage House, Hotel Douro Régua ( for price reasons )Quinta do Vallado, Pacheca, Marrocos, Têdo . Quinta das Lavandas or Pousada de Marvão. Convento do Espinheiro in Évora.

Restrictions

I do have no restrictions.
As a National Official Tour guide I may give tours all over Portugal.
I am also certified to conduct Tours in Spain and the rest of Europe ( I have led Tours in France and Italy ).

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

Message Carla C.

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