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Internationale groepsreis Portugal: Walking & Wine - Premium

Enjoy leisurely walks and wine tastings in Portugal's UNESCO Douro Valley

8 dagen vanaf € 1.445

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  • All breakfasts, 3 wine tastings and 2 dinners are included. Porto and the Douro valley are known for their excellent wines and the delicious regional cuisine which makes use of the natural resources found here. All meals have strong links with the land and sea, often prepared following old traditional recepies. Local specialities include the caldo verde, a cabbage soup that originated here thanks to the fertile green fields of the region. Portugal also prides itself in having some of the best fish in the world, and in this region a lot of the fish comes from the Douro river. The Douro region is also well-known for an endless number of meat dishes, which include the famous roasted goat with rice and potatoes, wild boar stew, posta mirandes (veal steak) and cozido à portuguesa (boiled meat, sausages and cabbages). There is another dish too, made on the basis of a sandwich, that is a true institution: the francesinha. Please note that vegetarians meals are available on request although options may be limited. The Douro Valley, birthplace of Port, is one of the oldest and most beautiful historic world wine regions. Wine has been made here for 2000 years. Considering the importance of the Alto Douro Wine Region, in 2001 UNESCO recognized this site as World Heritage. Port wine is a fortified wine produced under peculiar and unique conditions. It is still produced in an old fashioned way, in which the fermentation process is stopped by adding spirits distilled from wine, and the blending of wines and aging still play a vital role. Port wines can be red, white and rosé and during the trip there will be plenty of opportunities to try the different varieties. The Vinho Verde is also an excellent wine produced in this area. Naturally light and fresh, it is fruity, easy to drink, great as an aperitif or served with light meals.
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      De lichtste wandelvakantie. Enkele wandeldagen en/of een lichte meerdaagse trekking in het programma zijn opgenomen. Er wordt op deze dagen gemiddeld 3 tot 5 uur gewandeld.

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      Lichte wandelvakantie. Iets meer wandeldagen en/of trekkings met mogelijk meer hoogteverschillen. Er wordt op deze dagen gemiddeld 4 tot 6 uur gewandeld.

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      Iets sportievere wandelvakantie Drie tot vijf uur wandelen per dag over goed begaanbare paden. Hoogteverschillen tot 300 meter. Een normale conditie volstaat.

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      Tochten met een sportief karakter. Vier tot zes uur wandelen per dag over goed begaanbare paden. Hoogteverschillen tot 600 meter. Geschikt voor iedereen die regelmatig wat aan sport doet of bereid is de conditie vooraf op peil te brengen.

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Route 8 daagse rondreis Portugal: Walking & Wine - Premium

Portuguese wine is the result of traditions introduced by ancient civilizations; the Basto and Douro regions remain two of the main wine-producing regions of Portugal, complete with wonderful landscapes and a rich history to discover. This walking tour takes us from the atmospheric city of Porto, through the UNESCO World Heritage Douro Valley, where famous port wine is produced and on to the Terras de Basto, home of Portugal’s ‘young’ vinho verde wine. With leisurely walks, wine tastings and cultural visits throughout, this tour is the perfect introduction to the country that once dominated world trade routes.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Porto; short orientation tour.
  2. Dag 2 - Morning private transfer to Cinfaes; nature walk in the Bestanca Valley; transfer to Mesao Frio.
  3. Dag 3 - Drive to Regua to visit the Douro Museum; scenic train ride along the Douro river to Pinhao; visit a local winery for a short walk and wine tasting.
  4. Dag 4 - Visit Baroque Casa de Mateus; walk in the Alvao Natural Park and visit Fisgas do Ermelo waterfall; transfer to Mondim de Basto for overnight.
  5. Dag 5 - Walk through a traditional winery farm Quinta das Escomoeiras in the green wine region and taste organically produced 'Vinho Verde'.
  6. Dag 6 - Visit the Senhora da Graca shrine and walk by the famous Levada do Piscaredo aqueduct onto the centre of Mondim de Basto village.
  7. Dag 7 - Transfer to Porto; visit the historic town and the famous Porto wine cellars for wine tasting; optional boat tour and overnight in Porto.
  8. Dag 8 - End Porto.
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Internationale groepsreis Portugal: Walking & Wine - Premium

Enjoy leisurely walks and wine tastings in Portugal's UNESCO Douro Valley

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