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Portugal Wine Vacation - 7 Days

Portugal Wine Vacation
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Portugal Wine Vacation

Douro Valley adventure

Portugal may be famous for its port wine, but there’s much more to discover (and taste). Visit wine cellars, taste delicious wine and cruise the Duoro river that feeds this beautiful area.

Unique Explorations

  • Experience different local cultures as you stay in three diverse areas.
  • Enjoy your included wine tastings and be sure to treat yourself to some delicious Portuguese cuisine. Try caldo verde, bacalhau, and other traditional favorites.
  • From Lisbon, drive to Sintra and see landscapes you thought only existed in picture books. Climb ornate castles and feel like royalty at majestic palaces!
  • Take advantage of the freedom of your very own car. Make pit-stops between destinations and discover magical places off the beaten path.
  • Attempt to visit all of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites between Porto and Lisbon, which include Sintra, the Douro Wine Region, the Tower of Belem, and more.

Sip your way to sunny Portugal and immerse yourself in the beauty of its wine country. Taste local wines and tour wineries, all while taking in the vibrant culture of this colorful country. Start in picturesque Porto, drive to the vast Valley of Douro, then treat yourself to a farewell dinner in Lisbon. As you drive through Portugal, keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready – beauty lies around every corner.

Gaze out at the bright blue sea from a restaurant in Porto, then enjoy your included Oporto river cruise and wine cellar visit! Float down the Douro River and experience Portugal from a truly unique perspective. Drive to nearby Douro Valley and feel your eyes wander among the endless green vineyards. Visit Quinta winery, tour its grounds, and end your day with a delicious tasting.

Lastly, Lisbon will be waiting for you. Take the famous Tram 28 through the winding streets of the city, stroll through picturesque Alfama, and see the majestic Belem Tower in person! See the world-renowned Jeronimos Monastery, explore Sao Jorge Castle, or venture off to the fantastical land of Sintra.

PRICES FROM: $1,922*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

Rates are not guaranteed until booked.

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Day 1
Welcome to Porto!

Feel the vibrancy in the air as you land in the colorful, seaside city of Porto. Pick up your rental car and make your way to your first luxurious accommodation!

After you settle in, take a walk over the Dom Luís I Bridge and gaze out at breathtaking views of the city. Stroll around the iconic Ribeira District, then treat yourself to an authentic first night meal in Portugal's food capital. Clink glasses to an amazing journey!

Check In - Eurostars Das Artes Hotel

PORTO, PORTUGAL 4 out of 5 stars

Art, modernity, and a taste for detail at the exact point where, after a voyage of 900 kilometres, the Douro River reaches the bright blue ocean. The Eurostars Das Artes Hotel, set in the very center of Porto, is comprised of two buildings - one historical and the other modern - with a sky-blue tiled façade welcoming its guests. For people who love art and appreciate a good port wine and know how to enjoy it with the necessary calm, there is the Eurostars Das Artes, the essence of which is to be found in the art exuded by the grand capital of the Douro.

Settle into your spacious room, sprawl out in your large bed, and use the hotel's free WiFi to plan out your day. Freshen up in your gorgeous marble bathroom where you'll find complimentary toiletries, a bath, a bidet, and more. Head down to the bar and enjoy a crisp glass of wine, or enjoy the breeze while you read the local newspaper on the terrace.

Day 2
Porto

After breakfast, enjoy your included Oporto river cruise and wine cellar visit! Spend the afternoon weaving in and out of Porto's ornate palaces and churches. Be sure to visit the neoclassical landmark of Palacio da Bolsa, the Gothic Church of Sao Francisco, and the Clerigos Church.

Calling all book worms, check out the amazing Livraria Lello bookstore! Gawk at its towering wooden stacks and climb the famous grand red staircase of one of the oldest bookstores in Portugal.

Oporto River Cruise & Wine Cellar Visit

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and sits at the mouth of the iconic Douro River. One of Porto's major attractions are the river cruises along the Douro River Valley. On a one-hour cruise, see the city from the river and pass under the six bridges that connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

Back in Porto, visit a port wine cave where the blending of the famous wine takes place. Learn the fascinating history of port wine, then enjoy a tasting of local wines!

Day 3
Porto - Douro

Take a short scenic drive to the rolling green hills of Douro Valley. This vine-covered UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the famous Port Wine, as well as tons of picturesque wineries.

Settle into your next accommodation, then explore the area!

Check In - Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa

DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL 4 out of 5 stars

Escape to charm, beauty, and tranquility at the Douro Palace Hotel. Step into your room, put down your luggage, and peel the drapes away from the windows. Uncover truly breathtaking views of the lush green garden or the magnificent Douro River. Sprawl out on your large bed and relax at you gaze out at the natural beauty surrounding you.

Head to the outdoor pool that's nestled right beside the river. Take a refreshing dip, or enjoy a cocktail while lounging in the warm sun. Get too hot? Not to worry - simply make your way to the indoor pool! Inside, find a tranquil lounge area, pamper yourself with a calming spa treatment, or find your inner peace in the sauna. When it's time to eat, indulge in mouthwatering cuisine at the renowned on-site Eca Restaurant. Feast your eyes on panoramic river views while you wine and dine in an elegant atmosphere. After dinner, unwind with a cocktail at one of the hotel's many bars. Choose between playing billiards, hanging out at the piano bar, or enjoying the pleasant breeze on the terrace lounge.

Day 4
Douro

Embark on your wine tour of the Douro Valley today! Enjoy tastings and a tour in a charming country environment.

Wine Tour of the Douro Valley

Discover Portuguese traditions and customs in an authentic rural environment. Enjoy the day, as local guides show you around the landscape and let you into their culture. Indulge in a delicious lunch, then swirl your glass at two different "Quinta" tastings!

Included:

Lunch in a typical restaurant

Wine tasting at Quinta do Panascal

Wine tasting at Quinta do Aveleda

Day 5
Douro - Lisbon

Wave goodbye to the lush greenery of Douro and drive to your final destination: Lisbon! Immerse yourself in the culture and history of this vibrant coastal city.

After checking in at your city-center accommodation, get to know the city by heading to Praca do Comercio. Stroll through this bustling square that's lined with quaint shops and cafes.

Spend the evening strolling through the magnificent Alfama neighborhood. If your legs are tired, take a fun ride on the famous Tram 28!

Check In - Hotel Lisbon Plaza

LISBON, PORTUGAL 4 out of 5 stars

Relax in the elegant, ideally located Hotel Lisboa Plaza. Located in Rato, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Foz Palace, Rossio Square, and Santa Justa Elevator! Find yourself at Castle of Sao Jorge, Lisbon Cathedral, and tons of other iconic sights in just minutes.

Cozy up in your warm, well-equipped room that boasts free WiFi, flat-screen satellite TV, DVD players, and more. Crave a midnight snack? Not to worry. Room service is just a phone call away, 24/7. Admire the hotel's sophisticated decor that marries traditional Portuguese style with contemporary modernism. Hang out around the fireplace, enjoy a drink on the outdoor terrace, work all your stresses away in the fitness room, or unwind with a drink at the classy bar.

Day 6
Lisbon

Wake up early and discover all the "must-sees" of this fascinating city. Come face-to-face with the world-famous Jeronimos Monastery, climb the Sao Jorge Castle, and take pictures in front of the majestic Belem Tower.

If you're feeling adventurous, take a 30-minute drive to the fairytale-like palaces and castles of Sintra!

Day 7
Depart Portugal

Take one last look at Portugal's colorful rooftops and bright blue seas as you drive to the airport. Return your rental car, board your plane, and spend the flight home dreaming about your next adventure.

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Porto (OPO), out of Lisbon (LIS)
  • Manual car rental for duration - upgrade to automatic available
  • 2 nights in Porto at the Hotel Das Artes, or similar
  • Oporto river cruise & wine cellar visit
  • 2 nights in Douro at the Hotel Douro Palace, or similar
  • Douro Quinta visit & wine tasting
  • 2 nights in Lisbon at the Hotel Lisboa Plaza, or similar
  • Breakfast daily

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