Portugal Food & Wine Tour

Alentejo to the Douro 

7 days, private tour

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This  is a private, unscheduled tour for a minimum of six people.   If you have a group of friends  who would like to do this tour together,  we'll  schedule it for you. 

From the sun-kissed plains of the Alentejo wine region to the terraced hillsides of the Douro to beautiful historic city centers, what’s not to love about Portugal? We meander through one of Europe’s oldest nations, exploring and learning about many of its Denominação de Origem Controlada (DOCs), either by visiting these incredible wine regions in person, or through educational tasting sessions led by our experienced Lisbon-based wine guide, Francisco.

This comprehensive Portugal vacation will have you visiting remarkable wineries (and port wine lodges), gathering ingredients in the market for our private cooking class focused on traditional Portuguese cuisine, delighting in wine-paired meals and hillside picnics, relaxing on a rabelo boat ride down the Douro River, exploring several historic cities and towns, and basking in luxurious hotels each night. Join us for an immersion in a rich wine, culinary, and historical experience in Portugal!

Price:  $4.250 

Single supplement:  $900

Flight from Lisbon to Porto will be added - estimated $300

Deposit:  $500 at booking; final payment due 60 days prior to departure

If final payment is by credit card, an administrative fee of 3.55% will be added.

What's included: 

  • Double occupancy lodging

  • Local transportation

  • All meals (from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 7), except one dinner in Evora

  • All scheduled activities

  • Wine during organized tastings and most meals

  • Professional tour guide

Additional expenses, not included in trip price: 

  • International air 

  • Airport transfers

  • Gratuities for driver, guide, porters, maids (optional but appreciated)

  • Wine or cocktails with some meals

  • Personal expenses

  • Travel insurance  (optional but highly recommended)

  • Sparkling Life Journeys professional services fee 

What past guests have said about this tour: 

  • "Duoro Valley --FABULOUSSSSSSSSSSS!! Loved our time there. Oh and please, clone Jenny, she doesn't deserve a 5, she deserves a 6!!"

  • "Pretty much perfection- and completely as advertised. It was easy and stress-free. Well organized."

  • "Extremely well organized and operated by professional, knowledgeable and delightful guides!"

  • "Francisco did a great job and was very knowledgeable about all the wines. It was fun to learn from him and he was very approachable."

  • "Francisco was a font of knowledge and enthusiasm and I can't imagine visiting Portugal without seeing it through his lens of local history, culture, and experience. "

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