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.
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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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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Sightseeing and guided walking tour.
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.
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.
Toro wines and the Iberian Soul: Visit of an emblematic winery in Toro.
Typical regional gastronomy lunch with roasted suckling pig.
Cultural visit of old Salamanca with guided walking tour.
Lunch at a typical restaurant with exceptional food and atmosphere.
Old rural traditions: Manchego making workshop.
Old artisan wineries caved into the rocks.
Douro Valley private cruise.
Gastronomic Lunch with stunning views.
Visit of an extraordinary beautiful winery.
Guided visit of Porto
Vip visit of wine cellars with Port wines vintage premium tasting
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.
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