During this tour you will get the wonderful opportunity to visit one of the finest estates of northern Portugal, visit the two capitals of winemaking Amarante and Régua and drive through one of the most beautiful roads in Europe.
The "Aveleda" Manor (Quinta da Aveleda) has been around for 340 years is the property of the proud Guedes family. The Manor´s Park is always beautiful being it a sunny day or an overcast day. The old-aged pine trees set a fresh atmosphere, while the birds’ melodies create a romantic mood. After a walk in the park you will find a stylish room with wine & cheese for you to taste! Here you can buy wine, cheese and souvenirs.
In the town of Amarante you will find the historic center of country and the famous Church of St. Gonçalo - the patron saint of brides and grooms.
The journey continues up the Douro river through the areas that the Marquis de Pombal in the middle of the XVIII century deemed necessary to the cultivation of grapes for the production of port. The upper river offers views of vineyards, mansions, villas, chapels and the railway the runs along the river. This is where the Portuguese believe is one the most picturesque places in the country - a wonderful example of a traditional European wine-producing region, and due to its unique integrity and security is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is not by coincidence that the Portuguese say that the history of the Upper Douro, is a history of Port Wine. Among the terraces, the red-tiled roofs, vineyards are the wineries where the port wine is produced in the autum and sent to the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia in the spring. On the Douro hilltops, you will be able to see signs with huge letters displaying the names and logos of the local wine-making companies. These logos can be seen from a distance and show off a unique landscape of the Douro shore.
Tour Starts at: 9.30
Tour Ends at: 16:30-17:00
Tour operates from Monday to Friday (Prior reservation recommended).
It is possible to order lunch at the estate with a preliminary order for a group of at least 10 people. The menu will be sent upon request.