Portugal for Wine Lovers

Overview

This is a group tour intended for wine clubs, civic groups or other organizations with a group of ten or more people wishing to travel together.  This sample itinerary can be modified to reflect the interests of the group. 

Dates and prices will be established with the group leader or representative once the character of the group has been defined.

Portugal is a particularly rewarding place to visit, especially for those interested in wine.  The country is small, climactically diverse, and still undiscovered compared to neighboring Spain and France.  Many families still make their living from the land, and agiculture has not yet evolved into the corporate enterprise found elsewhere.  Port wine is the country's most famous export, but the sunny terraces that support this highly fortified beverage also yield cellarable vintages that compete internationally.  Winemakers are proud of their land, their methods and their products.  Visitors are treated like members of the family.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Daily wine tasting at carefully chosen wine and port estates, many with international reputations
  • Learn what distinguishes port wine from other vintages
  • Meet the winemakers to learn about their methods
  • Enjoy wine and food pairings that highlight Portugual's best wines
  • Sleep like royalty in accommodations chosen for comfort and historic character

INCLUDES

  • Group transfer from the airport to the hotel in Lisbon; group transfer to the airport in Porto.
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts; 6 lunches; 5 dinners
  • English-speaking guide throughout
  • All ground transportation during the tour

DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • International airfare to Lisbon and return airfare from Porto
  • Dishes or beverages not part of group meals
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers