DAY 1 Arrival in Porto City
Welcome to Portugal!
Our local representative will meet you at your hotel for a briefing and take you for a city tour.
You will spent the first night in vibrant Porto City.
DAY 2 From Porto to the heart of the Douro Valley
This morning you will take the train from Porto to the small riverside village of Pinhão (about 3 hours), at the heart of the Douro Valley. Arrive at the lovely train station, decorated with painted tile panels, portraying Douro wine production. After check-in take a walk along the Douro River to contemplate its calm waters and to reach one of the local wineries for a first Port wine tasting. After the tasting, you can take a boat trip along the river.
Overnight in Pinhão, breakfast included
DAY 3 The Golden Valley
The first walk will take you to the hillside villages of São Cristovão do Douro and Provosende, while walking through the incredible terraces. Hiking down to Pinhão, the views of the surrounding vineyards and of the Douro River more than compensate your efforts.
Walk approx. 16 km I Overnight in Pinhão
DAY 4 The Douro slopes
Spend the day walking through vineyards, stopping for a visit to an olive oil lagar and a small family Quinta (wine estate) on the eastern slopes of the Pinhão Valley. Enjoy the magnificent views of the Douro River and end the day at one of the Douro wine estates.
Walk approx. 9 km I Overnight in Pinhão
DAY 5 Return to Porto by train
After a short getaway at the Douro Valley, a visit to the Port wine cellars in Porto city make the perfect ending to a fantastic trip.