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Douro Valley, Porto

Porto & the Douro Valley: Wines & Vines Fly-Drive

5-day tailor-made break from £370 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Free car hire – Save up to £75pp

Summary

Short description

Pair palatial luxury in Porto with the wine-soaked delights of the Douro Valley

Highlights

  • Stay in 18th-century splendour in the heart of historic Porto
  • Explore the city's UNESCO-listed old town
  • Seek out the best port houses, from big names to boutiques
  • Drive the N222 to the Douro Valley - voted the world's best driving route
  • Take in the wines and vines of Portugal's pre-eminent wine region

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Porto
  • 2 Nights Douro

About

Recommended for:
History & culture | Relaxation | Short break

This itinerary begins with Porto’s terracotta jumble of medieval laneways, neoclassic merchant houses and charming back-alley restaurants, brought to life with optional port tastings and a stay in an 18th-century palace. You’ll then head for the rolling hills of the Douro Valley as you make your way along N222 – recently voted the world’s most beautiful road. Covering 17 miles and 93 bends, it passes through the heart of the Douro region’s sweeping wineries and countryside estates to bring you to your historic ‘quinta' accommodation. 

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
Fly to Porto

Enjoy complimentary airport lounge access before flying to Portugal’s second city, Porto. Collect your hire car on arrival and drive to your 19th-century palace hotel overlooking the Douro River. It's a view showcased by its luxury rooms, indulgent spa and delightful pool. Back inside, you’ll be treated to gilded furnishings, colourful frescoes and a grand façade that's lead to the hotel being recognised as a National Monument. With the use of a complimentary shuttle service, you’ll also want to head out and explore Porto itself, taking in the medieval jumble of the UNESCO-listed old town, and tucking into a spectacular gastronomic scene that comprises everything from Michelin-starred restaurants to celebrated port houses and cosy bistros offering the best in Portuguese cuisine.

Stay: Vila Gale Porto Ribeira (Superior), Pestana Palácio Do Freixo (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Days 3-4
Douro Valley

After breakfast, drive out along N222 into the heart of the Douro Valley. Voted the world's best driving route in 2018, it's a wonderfully scenic way to reach to your historic quinta accommodation. Our superior option, Quinta de Marrocos is a converted Franciscan monastery on a working wine estate nestled between rolling hills of the Marão range and the Douro's left bank. Alternatively, our deluxe option, Quintas da Pacheca, is well worth the upgrade. Set right among the vineyards, you’ll be treated to complimentary wine tastings and a choice of 18th-century manor house suites and ‘barrel rooms’ – converted wine barrels complete with en-suite bathroom, private deck and a skylight for stargazing. Over two days, you'll take in the best of the region at your own pace; there’s the chance to explore the valley’s majestic landscapes, stop off at pretty whitewashed villages for a hearty boar stew, and taste your way through the region’s beautifully terraced vineyards.

Stay: Quinta de Marrocos  (Superior), The Wine House Hotel, Quinta da Pacheca (Deluxe)

Meals: B

Day 5
Departure

After breakfast, wend your way slowly back to Porto in time for your flight home.

Meals: B

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior Deluxe

5-day tailor-made break from £370 incl. flights

Superior

Special Offer

Free car hire: Save up to £75 pp.

Book by: 30 September 2018

Low Season

from £370 pp. incl. flights

High Season

from £765 pp. incl. flights

Includes:

  • Complimentary UK airport lounge access
  • Return economy flights to Porto
  • 5 days car hire in a Compact vehicle
  • 2 nights accommodation at Vila Gale Ribeira, Porto including breakfast
  • 2 nights accommodation at Quinta de Marrocos, nr Peso da Regua, Douro Valley including breakfast


*Parking is available at Vila Gale Ribeira for a limited number of cars, but there are no restrictions on the roads around the hotel for parking

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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