Wine Tasting in Porto and the Douro – Unforgettable Incentive Experiences!
Porto, Portugal’s second city, is a historic city with a modern heart and a great destination for your incentive tours and meetings.
With its imposing monuments and beautiful azulejos tiled covered buildings, longstanding traditions and warm people, Porto also boasts delicious food, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and word-famous Wines! What’s more, there is a warren of colourful, old streets to wander or the simply sit by the riverside of dramatic Douro River and watch the world go by and soak up the splendid skyline of the wine caves, churches and historic old boats.
Synonymous with Port wine, there are many wine tasting experiences in town, where you can discover how the famous Port wines are produced, from the grapes in the rolling hills high in the Douro Valley through to the bottles that line the shelves of the world’s bars. Enjoy tastings a plenty and dine in the celebrated wine cellars.
The Douro River also plays an important part in the city’s life and many different types of cruises can be taken along the river, while heading upstream into the Douro Valley to the vineyards is an excellent excursion and rewarding day trip.
With many venues for meetings, conferences, parties, drink receptions and innovative dining experiences, why not consider Porto for your next incentive tour!
2017 and 2018 dates available on request
Suggested Activities and Attractions
Port Cellar Visit and Wine Tasting
Think of Porto – think of Port Wine! A visit to the city would not be complete without a visit to one of the world famous Port Wine Caves along the banks of the Douro. There are many internationally renowned wine houses located in Vila Nova de Gaia. Enjoy a tasting of their famous tipples and discover how the wines are produced from grape to glass.
What’s more, many of the Wine Caves, for example, Taylor’s Port Cellars boast excellent restaurants and rooftop terraces with stunning views over the River Douro and Porto cityscape, excellent locations for hosting a drinks reception, evening meal or party.
Douro Dinner Cruise
Experience stunning nighttime views of Porto with an evening dinner cruise down the Douro River. Dine away on traditional Portuguese cuisine and sample the famous local Douro Valley wines and Port wine as you leisurely sail downstream.
Douro Valley Excursion - Quinta Vineyard Visit, Wine Tasting and River Cruise
Looking for a full day activity – then an excursion to the Douro Valley has something for all!
Drive from Porto into the scenic Douro Valley through the rolling hills covered in banked terraces of vines, so impressive UNESCO declared them a World Heritage Site, to the many quintas, or vineyards and cellars where the Port Wine and Douro table wine is produced.
Near Pinhão , Régua or Lamego, there are many quintas to visit and experience a guided tour through the vines and grapes, round the production facilities before enjoying a tasting or two. Meals can also be arranged at certain quintas or in local restaurants
As a plus, why not enjoy a cruise down the Douro River on a traditional rabelo boat, that for centuries were used to carry the barrels of wine from the vineyards of the valley down to Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia where they matured.
Tuk-Tuk Sightseeing Tours
Discover the city of Porto through an innovative sightseeing tour – on a tuk-tuk. In small groups, see more of the city and be closer to the sights and sounds as you travel with your driver who guides you round Porto. Your tuk-tuk able to negotiate the steep hills and winding streets of Porto and visit areas not accessible by coaches.
Fado Dinner Show
Enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner, accompanied by the captivating music of “fado,” a style that is at the heart of the Portuguese national culture. A unique music style, fado, which translates from Portuguese to mean destiny or fate, was actually placed by UNESCO on the World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
Azulejos Tile Painting Workshop
Portugal, and especially Porto, are famous for their traditional, blue hand-painted decorative tiles – azulejos. These azulejos adorn many of the city’s buildings, with Sao Bento train station bearing some of the most impressive displays of the art.
Take part in a traditional Portuguese tile workshop, learning about the history of these Portuguese tiles and how they are made. At the end of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to paint your own tile.
We have a selection of 3, 4 and 5 star hotels in Porto, Vila Nova de Gaia and the Douro Valley to suit your group’s requirements and budget.
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