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Douro Cruise and Harvest program - 2 days with Hotel

Introduction

The Douro Valley is worldly renowned for being a demarcated region for wine production, and is well-recognized by its astonish sites in a unique panorama! - World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2001.

The Harvest season is, without any doubts, the most important in the Douro Valley regarding wine production, and is accurately the time to tread the grapes for wine production.

Despite of the new modern technologies, Douro Valley still embraces the traditional culture: making the harvest season a festive time, where the tread grapes its done surrounded by music and joy.

Join us in this voyage of tradition and festivity!


   Saturday    2 days
Highlights
  • Enjoy a delicious Douro traditional lunch at a Wine Estate 
  


  • Get ready for the harvest program, that will start by the tread of the grapes in a festival climate ending with a precious wine tasting!
  


  • Have a guided winery visit with a delicious Moscatel (sweet wine) of honor to begin the program
  


  • Do a Douro Valley downstream cruise, relax and admire the landscapes around 
Key details

FREQUENCY

September and October (Saturdays)

DURATION

2 days.

SCHEDULE AND DEPARTURE PLACE

8:00 AM in Porto City Center - to be confirmed after the booking.

SCHEDULE AND ARRIVAL PLACE

Estiva Quay (Porto) - to be confirmed after the booking.

*If you select the option of add private transfers, the pickup and drop off at hotels in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia City Center is included.

Full description

We offer you an amazing tour through the Douro Valley where you will have the opportunity to visit a Wine Estate and participate on the harvest program! Spend also one night in the comfort of a 4 star hotel and return to Porto boarding in a serenity cruise through the Douro River!

Since the program is for 2 days, you will also have the chance to spend one night at a 4 stars hotel in Régua or be upgraded to other local accommodations!

Enjoy this incredible experience and let us introduce you to the world famous Douro Valley harvest season!

Douro Valley Harvest 2 Day Program:

Day 1

08:00 am - Presentation at Porto City Center

08:15 am - Bus Tour to Alijó 

10:15 am - Arrival in Alijó 

10:30 am - Reception at Avessada Winery. We start the day with a visit to the Enoteca Gardens, savoring a Muscatel of Honor to the sound of traditional music

11:00 am - Trip to the vineyards where the grapes are cut and transported to the winery, accompanied by the Durian Traditional Canticles

12:00 am - Wine tasting attended by the winemakers of Avessada Winery and also served some appetizers 

1:00 pm - Traditional lunch in Avessada Winery

       2:30 pm - Start of the tread of the grapes, to the rhythm of a group of songs 

       3:00 pm - Commented tasting of liqueur wines in the Enoteca space 

       4:00 pm - End of a unforgettable day

       4:30 pm - Transfer by bus to a **** Hotel

       5:00 pm - Arrival at Hotel Lodging and dinner at the Hotel

Day 2

      Breakfast served at the Hotel 

      10:00 am - Transfer by coach to the Régua Quay

      10:30 am - Arrival at Régua Quay

      10:45 am Departure to Oporto

      Carrapatelo Dam descent (height 35 meters)

      Port Wine and lunch on board

      Crestuma - Lever Dam descent (height 12 meters)

      5:30 pm - Arrival in Oporto

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Included

  • Douro River Downstream Cruise.
  • Breakfast and Lunch service on board.
  • Accommodation in a 4* hotel in Régua or upgrade to other local accommodations.
  • Dinner and Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Transportation on bus from Porto.
  • Visit to Wine Estate Avessada with wine tasting.
  • Participation on the Harvest program at Avessada Wine estate.

Excluded

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Other meals and drinks.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional).

Cancelation rules

Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Reviews

Harvest program with Living Tours
I already knew that several wineries in the Douro allowed tourists to participate in the harvest so I went to Porto in September to research this. Living Tours offered me a 5% discount on this tour and it was the experience I was really looking for. I recommend it.
Poppy Preston
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I took this cruise in September because it is the harvest season in the Douro and I have no words to express how much I enjoyed this experience. Participating in the harvests was very special for me because it was something I wanted to do for a long time. The hotel included in this package is four stars and offers good conditions. I recommend it to anyone interested in the Douro Valley
Freddie Hanson

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