A typical Spanish Holm-Oak wood like in the sierras of Southern Spain, with a ranch and of course the worldwide famous “Toros Bravos”, a true and deep symbol of the Iberian soul. But this visit has before all a name and a story: Felipe, the owner. A madrilène lawyer, extremely passionate and enthusiastic, with a very deep knowledge and a touch of madness when he tells us about his passion… A true and unforgettable experience at the core of Spain’s most ancient tradition.
Quinta do Castro views over Douro Valley
Cathedral - Salamanca
Emilio Moro Winery Vineyards - Valladolid
Douro River and Skyline at Sunset - Porto
Iberian Wine Country
: From Madrid To Porto
Enjoy one of Europe’s most fascinating Wine Country Adventures along the Douro River: Old castles and monasteries, trans-generational family run wineries, Gastronomic experiences, Old Spain in Salamanca, Porto.
Explore the largest vineyard in the world, the Douro Valley, in a handcrafted private wine tour.
- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Leisurely
- Group Size Medium Group
:From Madrid To Porto.
THE DOURO RIVER VALLEY
Culture, Gastronomy & Wines through a land of splendor
The mythic Douro River crosses the land of old Castile (central Spain) before entering Portugal through its worldwide famous romantic valley and joins the Atlantic Ocean in the extraordinary city of Porto, one of the most charming destinations of Western Europe.
Surrounded by dramatic landscapes with magical castles and amazing old monasteries, the vineyards situated along that river are among the oldest of Europe. But what makes Iberian Peninsula wine country truly unique is the blending of tradition and innovation, with a permanent creation of extraordinary new red wines going over 95 in Robert Parker’s punctuations. In the actual context of winemaking, the Douro river valley is by itself the old European terroir where enologists allow themselves to be boldly creative!
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Private Small Group Tour Spain and Portugal
Well, our trip has drawn to a close and it was a rousing success, in large part due to your efforts and care for details; and we can’t thank you and your guides enough. Everyone had a wonderful time. We loved the Wellness retreat, and the wineries were all excellent. I’ll be happy to recommend Terra traditions to other friends and family thinking of visiting the iberian country!!!
Gastronomical Experience in Spain and Portugal
Well, we’re back home in one piece and reflecting on a fantastic trip! I can’t remember the last time I went on holiday and learned so much. Carlos was an excellent guide – intelligent, communicative, engaging and an amazing partner during the whole trip. The right choice for us. We all agree that you managed a great balance of traditional/classical and contemporary in the itinerary. The 4x4 tour crossing the Uncharted territory was a great experience. For us, being restaurant owners ourserlves, both the food and restaurant selections were perfect.
Outstanding luxury honeymoon in Douro Valley
The memories my husband and I made together is priceless all was accomplished because you (all the team at Terra) the transfers, the guide, the itinerary, everything was an amazing experience we will treasure forever.
A big shout out to Carlos, he was the best tour guide I ever had, he was not just knowledgeable but had the human touch, we felt that we had a friend long time no seem been our cicerone with us, hope we didn't worn him too much 🙂
I highly recommend Terra Traditions to every one of my friends.
Food and wine tour with chauffeur and private guide
We arranged a luxury food and wine tour with chauffeur and private guide. It was just the tour guide and us - so very private. Our tour guide Trini was great - very knowledgeable about Spanish food and had great recommendations. She was so pleasant and fun and really made our trip great. We loved the food and wine we had with her. Highly recommended!!
The Douro Valley region has a year round agreeable climate, with temperatures increasing during summertime, specially in the most interior areas. The Porto region is affected by the Atlantic weather system, specially around Minho and Nazare.
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- Day 1 Madrid
Sightseeing and guided walking tour.
- Day 2 Ribera
Evolution & Vanguard: an introduction to the Spanish winemaking revolution
Visit of one of the most emblematic wineries of Ribera del Duero with a great revolutionary wine of very limited production.
Lunch at the winery.
Visit of the Peñafiel Castle with stunning views over the Spanish Douro Valley.
- Day 3 Ribera
Visit of multi-generational family run wineries, one with a very small organic production and another with worldwide famous red wines.
Degustation menu with wine pairings at the best restaurant of the region with splendid views over the vineyards.
Wine Spa at the hotel.
- Day 4 Ribera
Toro wines and the Iberian Soul: Visit of an emblematic winery in Toro.
Typical regional gastronomy lunch with roasted suckling pig.
- Day 5 Salamanca
Cultural visit of old Salamanca with guided walking tour.
Lunch at a typical restaurant with exceptional food and atmosphere.
- Day 6 Salamanca
Old rural traditions: Manchego making workshop.
Old artisan wineries caved into the rocks.
- Day 7 Porto
Douro Valley private cruise.
Gastronomic Lunch with stunning views.
Visit of an extraordinary beautiful winery.
- Day 8 Porto
Guided visit of Porto
Vip visit of wine cellars with Port wines vintage premium tasting
- Day 9 Northern Portugal
Visit of this beautiful region and charming little towns.
Lunch in the vineyards and visit of a beautiful winery which produces delicious Portuguese green wines.
- Day 10 Departure
Visit of an extraordinary artisan Manchego factory situated in the middle of nowhere, with a very small production. This factory is a true secret, as it has been chosen by the most important Spanish Michelin starred chefs to create for them exclusive cheeses with the most unexpected flavors.
- Private visits of wineries with Premium tastings
- Ground transportation according to the program
- Accommodation in the chosen hotels (bed & breakfast) and in Premium rooms
- Porterage of 1 luggage p person
- Guided visits and entrance to main monuments
- Tour director
- Meals according to the program
- All taxes