VINEYARD TOUR PORTUGAL: GRAPE PICKING EXPERIENCE – 5 NIGHTS

VINEYARD TOUR PORTUGAL

Starting in the vibrant town of Porto on the Atlantic coast this tour is perfect for all outdoor lovers and food enthusiasts. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere in the vibrant city of Porto before embarking on an adventure to the heart of the Northern Portuguese countryside. We will visit some of the most beautiful vineyards in the region, meeting the local wine producers, helping them during the picking season and tasting the local produce.

This tour is ideal for wine lovers, foraging enthusiasts and anyone who wants to learn a little bit more about the wine production processes. Staying overnight in the famous Duoro Valley you will have the chance to taste the fruit and wines loved by locals. Our departures coincide with the harvest season when the grapes are hand picked from some of the oldest vineyards in the area. Savor traditional Portuguese dishes including the freshly caught seafood, especially the famous Bacalau, hearty soups and an endless supply of cured meats and cheese. Happy Picking!

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the beauty of lively Porto City.
  • Meet local wine producers.
  • Pick grapes from some of the oldest vines.
  • Taste the local wine, cheese, olives and more Portuguese treats.

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1

Arrive in Porto. After meeting your guide you will receive your notes for the week ahead. Today you will spend the evening with the guide at a pre-planned restaurant sampling the best local Portuguese produce.

DAY 2

Transfer to the Duoro Valley for your first grape picking experience. Today you will meet the local producers. A guided tour of a local vineyard will educate you in the wine making process where you will greet the ripe grapes on the vines. This afternoon you will help the producers pick the freshest grapes for the next batch of wine. We finish today with a wine tasting at the local vineyard. Taste the fresh albarino and vino verde, famous in the region.

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DAY 3

After an enjoyable stay in a local country house you will depart for your second day of picking at the local olive groves. Enjoy a morning surrounded by some of the oldest trees in Europe. If you love the outdoors, today is a little piece of heaven. Lunch is served in the local orchard where you will be joined by your guide. In the afternoon you will have a guided tour of the orchard. This evening is spent around a local fire where you will be served up delicious local meats and cheeses. Relax and enjoy your remote location.

DAY 4

Today you will be transferred to your second vineyard. This is your chance to show off your picking skills. You will join the local family in the middle of the picking season. This is hard work, not for the faint hearted but worth every grape picked. Taste the fruits of your labour with a wine filled lunch. You are free to explore for the afternoon and will join the group for dinner in the evening.

DAY 5

A special treat with a boat trip down the Duoro River today. Admire the stunning views and feel free to ask your guide all of your questions about the history of the region.

DAY 6

Enjoy a fruit filled breakfast before departure. We hope you have made some life-long new friends by this day. Here’s to more fun-filled picking adventures.

Cost: €699.00 per person

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