This private wine tour
through Portugal's beautiful Douro Valley
region will take guests to fully enjoy the winery. A local lunch is included.
At 9.30 am, Guests will be picked up at hotel before heading to Douro Valley.
Around 11.30 am, guests will begin to visit Quinta do Noval winery and vineyard. They'll have tastings next to the winery where all grapes are still foot-trodden in ancient granite "lagares" (troughs).
At 1.00 pm, a leisurely lunch is ready in the quintessentially English-feeling dining room. Daily armfuls of fresh (and organic) vegetables from the estate plots and homemade tarts and jams from the Quinta's copious fruit trees are served.
Afterward: a post-coffee stroll, photos in the centuries-old house, a snooze in the drawing room. Lots to do slowly.
In the afternoon, guests will visit Miradouro de Casal de Loivos above the picturesque village of Pinhão for breathtaking views -BBC London. And James' secret short walk through vineyards with olive and orange trees is a perfect end as the day cools, often with fantastic light.
At 7.30 pm, guests will back to hotel in Porto.