Essential Porto

Three Day Port Wine Tasting Tour

Port Wine Tasting Porto - Credits João Paulo

At a glance

Region: Porto
Type of Tour:
Duration: 3 Days
Guide Price: from £318 to £659 per person
Number of Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 light lunch and 1 dinner
Number of Winery Visits: 2 Port Lodges
Number of Wines Tasted: Approximately 14
Tour Transport: On foot in Porto
Dates / Availability: Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year

Trip Summary

Port Wine Tasting Tour

This compact two night Port wine tasting tour offers a perfect introduction to the wines of Porto. Walking between each destination, you will visit two esteemed port wine lodges in Gaia. The famous Sandeman Port wine lodge boasts a magnificent view of Porto. Here, your English-speaking guide will accompany you through the lodges full of casks of ageing Porto wine and your visit will conclude with a tutored tasting of four ports; a White, a Ruby Reserve, an LBV and a ten year old Tawny. You will also enjoy a guided tour and tastings at the renowned Grahams Port wine lodge. Following your visit, you will taste four Ports; a White, A Ruby Reserve, a twenty year old Tawny and a vintage. Also included in the package is a 50 minute Douro river cruise in a Rabelo boat. Rabelo boats were historically used to transport Port wine barrels from the inner Douro region to Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, where the wine cellars are located.

Port wine tasting - Credits Grahams
Port wine tasting- Credits Grapes Hospitality-The Fladgate Partnership

Portuguese cuisine is truly delicious and you will sample many of the region’s delicacies on your trip. A traditional food and wine tasting lunch will be served in a true Portuguese setting. Whilst admiring the views of Porto from this convivial riverside bar/restaurant in Gaia, you will enjoy a variety of shared snacks to sample the local cuisine. Examples of these dishes include Ewe’s cheese and cured ham. The snacks will be served with three local wines; White Port, LBV Port and Douro Wine as well as water and coffee. The culinary highlight however, will be the gourmet dinner at the fantastic DOP restaurant. The restaurant is headed by celebrated chef Rui Paula and is situated in a beautiful, historical building. Portuguese cuisine is truly delicious and you will sample many of the region’s delicacies on your trip. Your gastronomic Portuguese dinner will be accompanied by Douro white wine, Dão red wine, Port Wine, water and coffee.

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Outline Itinerary

Day one of the Port wine tasting trip

  • Upon arrival in Porto, check into your chosen hotel in the city centre.
  • Free afternoon and evening to explore the city and relax.

Day two of the Port wine tasting trip

  • After having breakfast at the hotel, your tour day will comprise of:
  • A tour and tastings of four Ports at Sandeman Port wine lodge.
  • A visit to Grahams Port wine lodge for a tour and four tastings.
Port wine tasting - Credits VINITUR
Port wine tasting - Credits Graham
  • A light tasting lunch with three local wines.
  • A 50 minute river cruise in a traditional rabelo boat.
  • A four course gastronomic dinner with drinks at the DOP restaurant.

 Day three of the Port wine tasting trip

  • Breakfast and check out at the hotel.

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.

Accommodation

Package Prices

These prices are per person excluding any discounts and include all of the package elements detailed.

Due to market volatility following the UK’s decision to exit the EU, these guide prices are subject to confirmation at the time of booking.

  • All prices are based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin / double room.
  • A £35 per person early bird discount applies to bookings confirmed and paid over 60 days before travel.
  • Single supplements are available upon request.
  • The package price is dependent on your specific travel dates. We are more than happy to provide you with a definitive price for your preferred set of dates.
Hotel Name Room Grade Star Rating Duration Price Per Person
Grande Hotel do Porto- Porto Standard 3* 3 Days £378 Book Now
Carrís Porto Ribeira - Porto Standard 4* 3 Days £418 Book Now
Teatro Hotel - Porto Standard 4* 3 Days £423 Book Now
Hotel Infante de Sagres - Porto Superior 5* 3 Days £487 Book Now
The Yeatman Wine Hotel - Vila Nova de Gaia Superior 5* 3 Days £659 Book Now

Special Offers

Travel between November and the end of March and save £25 per person at the Grande Hotel do Porto and at Carris Porto Hotel, £30 at the Teatro Hotel, £45 per person at Infante de Sagres and £100 per person at the Yeatman Wine Hotel.

At Infante de Sagres, a smaller discount of £25 per person applies for travel in April.

Port wine tasting - Credits Grapes Hospitality-The Fladgate Partnership

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

If you would like to make your Port wine tasting holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of Portugal! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Enjoy an additional night’s bed and breakfast at the Grande Hotel do Porto for £63 per person, the Teatro for £84 per person, Carris Porto for £82 per person, Infante de Sagres for £122 per person or the Yeatman for £95 per person.
  • Spend a night in Lisbon. Why not stay a little longer in Portugal and spend some time in Lisbon, the largest city in Portugal and a vibrant, cultural and gastronomical hub? We would be pleased to arrange your accommodation in the city.
  • Discover more Portuguese and Spanish wine regions. As well as trips to Porto and Douro, we also arrange holidays to Vinho Verde, Rioja, Navarra, Ribera del Duero, Priorat and Penedès, If you would like to extend your trip to take in more regions, just give us a call to discuss your requirements for a tailor-made trip or alternatively, please see grapeescapes.net for information about all of our wine tours.
Port wine tasting - Credits Douro Wine Tourism
Port wine tasting - images of portugal

Further Information

Travel to your Port wine tasting tour

Please contact us to request a more detailed information sheet about travelling to your Port wine tasting tour.

There are direct flights from London Gatwick (Easyjet and TAP Portugal), London Stansted (Ryanair) and Liverpool (Ryanair) from the UK to Oporto airport. Grape Escapes is ATOL registered, number 10831. If you wish us to arrange your flight, please contact us for further information. When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.

Return private airport transfers cost from £58 per person. Please contact us for prices, which are dependent on the number of passengers.

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Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of £100 per person is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 468666 or e-mail info@grapeescapes.net to request a booking form.

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