Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Group

Douro Valley Walking (6 days)

Butterfield & Robinson

Amarante, Portugal To Porto, Portugal


Day 1
Amarante, Portugal
Casa de Calçada Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Meet your fellow travellers in Porto and drive to your first walk, which begins in Alvarinhos and follows a converted rail line. Tonight you'll enjoy cocktails on the terrace overlooking the Old Town in Amarante.

Day 2
Amarante, Portugal
Casa de Calçada Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Begin your walk in Corujeiras, where you'll descend on foot into a quiet valley followed by lunch at Moinhos da Lomba, an old millhouse. This afternoon you can choose to relax at the hotel or embark on a walking tour of Amarante's historic streets. Get together this evening for a wine tasting of Vinho Verde.

Day 3
Pinhao, Portugal
Vintage House Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Today you'll journey to the lush highlands above the mighty Douro. Begin your day exploring the terraced fields and the Douro River in Celeiros and then continue to Provesende where we'll visit the town's communal bakery.

Day 4
Pinhao, Portugal
Vintage House Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Explore the quaint town of Pinhão today. Then, board your private river boat where you'll find a spot to anchor and have the opportunity to kayak, swim and paddleboard in the pristine waters.

Day 5
Lamego, Portugal
Six Senses Douro Valley Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Visit the village of Pomarelhe for an easy morning ramble among the vines. Lunch will be right on the grounds at Quinta da Pacheca cellar. Enjoy a final night of cocktails, dinner and live music!

Day 6
Porto, Portugal
None Breakfast

After a final breakfast, your guides bid you adieus before your transfer to the airport in Porto, from where outbound flight options are numerous. Boa viagem!

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Known as the ‘Duero’ to the Spanish, the Douro River flows westward from Spain into Portugal, where it has sculpted one of the most dramatically beautiful landscapes in all of Europe. Terraced vineyards tumble down to the water as it cuts its serpentine course to the Atlantic. Around every bend sits a graceful riverside village. High above, noble hilltop estates known as quintas produce one of the planet’s most celebrated beverages; the dessert wine known as Vinho do Porto, or simply ‘port’ to the English-speaking world. Far from the energetic bustle of the coastal cities, this is a region of ancient stone mills, communal baking ovens and peaceful bird sanctuaries. Long appreciated as a wine producer but overlooked as a destination, the Douro Valley, now graced with a sophisticated cuisine and fine hotels to complement its natural bounty, begs to be discovered.

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