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9 Day VIP Portugal Wine Tour



If you're looking for a wine experience in Portugal with an independent self-drive program, this itinerary is a great option. Stay overnight in accommodations related to the wine production industry and considered to the best in Portugal. And since enjoying a good wine requires leisure and tranquility, this package provides the enjoyable activity known as "dolce fare niente", a feature of all the places you will be staying with this program.


Day 1 - Lisbon

Lisbon airport: Pick up rental car and depart to the Alentejo for accommodation at Herdade da Malhadinha Nova for 3 nights. 

Day 2 - Alentejo

Day for optional activities at the Herdade: wine tasting, hot-air balloon ride, Moto-4 ride, or horse-riding at the property, picnic in the country, among many other possibilities.

Day 3 - Alentejo

Visit to Herdade dos Grous with time for lunch and wine tasting at the property (not included). Return and free time to enjoy Malhadinha Nova.

Day 4 - Belmonte

Hotel Check-out and proceed the trip to the North, passing by Evora for a visit of the city. Continue towards Belmonte, with stay at Pousada de Belmonte. 1 night accommodation at the Pousada. 

Day 5 - Douro Valley

Check-out and proceed to the Douro Valley, for a 2 night stay at Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo Hotel. 

Day 6 - Douro Valley

Day for optional wine activities at the Quinta such as a walk in the vineyards, a wine tasting, a picnic in the vineyard, etc. or touring the Douro Valley.

Day 7 - Porto

Check-out and proceed to Porto for visiting the city. Accommodation at The Yeatman Wine Hotel for 2 nights. 

Day 8 - Porto

Free day in Porto for personal activities. Optional activities at The Yeatman: special wine tasting with a visit to its large cellars, a SPA session at the Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa of the Hotel and a Gourmet  and Wine dinner at the hotel's restaurant.

Day 9 - Hotel check-out and proceed to Porto airport. Return rental car at the airport.

Places you will be visiting:

Evora is a beautiful small town in the Alentejo region. It is surrounded by the old walls and it is also a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and it will attract you for its medieval appearance, the narrow streets, the historic center and for the kindness of the locals. Amongst several interesting monuments, you shall not miss the Roman Temple from the 1st century, unique of this kind in both Portugal and Spain. This is also the perfect place for a great gastronomic and wine experience, known as one of the regions in Portugal with more traditional and quality at this level. You shall also not miss the opportunity of having a meal in one of the city's great restaurants.

Marvão has a fabulous location which has granted it the nickname of "eagles' nest". On the top of high defensive rocks, its walls located at almost 1.000 meters high still embrace the old whitewashed houses overlooking the rolling hills of the Alentejo.

Belmonte is the most active Jewish center of Portugal and  it stills preserving some of the old traditions that were allowed to Jews to practice on secret. Besides Lisbon and Porto this is the only place in Portugal with a Jewish community and synagogue that stills functioning. The village was also the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral, who discovered Brasil in 1500.

Porto is at the same time the name of a city and a fortified wine, one of the most famous in the world, aged at the wine cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia, next to the Douro River. Its historical center has been declared as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO and it preserves many beautiful monuments, namely from the Baroque period which is contemporary to the glory and wealth achieved with the trade of Port Wine. You shall not miss a visit to the Cathedral (Sé), the Church of Saint Francis and the Clérigos Tower.

Douro Valley is where the terraced hill slope hide one of the country's most valuable treasures: the beautiful vineyards from where the worldwide famous Port wine is still nowadays being produced. While driving through Marão Mountain range get prepared to enjoy one of the most wonderful landscapes in the world with endless rows of vines dotting the slopes in the banks of the Douro River. We advise you to visit one of the wineries in the region and taking a river cruise.

Alentejo is the widest region of Portugal. Here the landscape is "gently" composed by rolling hills covered by cork oak trees, vineyards and wheat fields. It has a serene lifestyle in the small villages with whitewashed houses where the time slowly passes by… The gastronomy is robust and creative with wines to match it, in contrast to the calmness of the local people of the region.

Malhadinha Nova is a charming small property in the Alentejo where you will find a true oasis of tranquility… Besides the very comfortable and elegant rooms you will be surrounded by a world of genuine experiences to relax: a guided tour through the vineyards followed by a wine tasting of the property wines; a cooking class and a romantic picnic by the river.

Herdade dos Grous is located in the deepest region on Alentejo near to Beja. Here you will find a genuine "alentejana" property with its whitewashed buildings, superb full bodied red wines to go along with the traditional flavorful meat. The atmosphere here is of pure tranquility which is one of the many characteristic of the Alentejo.

Rates are per person in US dollars
Single = 1 person per room
Double = 2 persons per room
3 P (2 room) = 3 persons in two rooms
4 P (2 room) = 4 persons in two rooms
6 P (3 rooms) = 6 persons in two rooms

 Package Includes:

  • 3 night accommodation in Albernoa at Herdade da Malhadinha Nova
  • 1 night accommodation in Belmonte at Pousada de Belmonte in Standard Room
  • 2 night accommodation in the Douro Valley at Quinta Nova in Superior Room
  • 2 night accommodation in Porto at Hotel The Yeatman in Superior Room
  • 8 Full Breakfasts
  • 8 days of rental car (air-conditioned vehicle) with unlimited miles/km, basic LDW (CDW Colision Damage Waiver + TW Theft Waiver), ASC (Airport Service Charge) and LAF (Vehicle Licensee Fee). Super-CDW coverage which waives responsibility for paying excess charges in case of accident or car theft can be purchased at car rental desk.
    Vehicles are manual transmission. Please contact for automatic rental car rates. 
  • Personalized itinerary
  • 24 hour telefone support in Portugal


  • Car pick up at airport
  • Car delivery at hotel (if you do not wish to go to rental car office in town)
  • Additional driver
  • GPS
  • Upgrades to superior rooms such as suites (consult us)
  • Car upgrade to superior categories (consult us)
bridge of April 25 - Lisbon - Portugal
Douro river in portugal in Porto's city
Porto's Traditional boats on the Douro river in Porto
Alentejo Region - Portugal
Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Should alternate hotel be required, it will be of same or better rating .

Premier Hotels

Beja - Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa

Located 1 km off the IP2 motorway, Malhadinha is a rural manor set among pristine natural surroundings. It features a panoramic pool, spa with hot tub and ham mam, free Wi-Fi and free bicycles.

Rooms at the Malhadinha Nova Country House & Spa have white-washed walls and tiled floors. They combine designer furnishings with rustic finishing. All rooms are air conditioned and equipped with flat-screen cable TV and an Ipod docking station.

Guests can enjoy traditional food from the Alentejo region at the restaurant of the hotel, offering views of the countryside. The in-house bar serves self-produced wine until late in the evenings.

Popular activities include horse riding, hiking and canoeing. Vale Do Guadiana Natural Park is a 30-minute drive from the Nova Country. Free private parking is available on site.

Belmonte - Pousada do Convento de Belmonte

Discover why budget travelers recommend this to others looking to save more

Set in the medieval Monastery of Nossa Senhora da Esperança, this charming boutique hotel features a restaurant serving traditional dishes from the Castelo Branco district. It is located on the slopes of Esperança Mountains.

The elegant restaurant offers local dishes with a Nouvelle cuisine touch, and a seasonal mushroom menu. The chapel has been converted into a lounge and bar, yet keeping many original features.

All the rooms of Pousada de Belmonte have a balcony overlooking the Estrela Mountains Nature Reserve. They feature antique furniture, wrought-iron bed frames, and are decorated with stonework and relaxing sand colors.

Pousada de Belmonte has a large terrace with a swimming pool and loungers. Guests can enjoy horse riding, fishing and trekking in the local area.

The town of Belmonte is 1 km from the Pousada de Belmonte.

Douro Valley - Quinta Nova - Luxury Wine House

Quinta Nova Luxury Wine House - Panoramic view

At Quinta Nova – Luxury Wine House, guests can get a real understanding of the spirit of the Douro Valley by observing wine making and farming activities, following the walkers’ trails and discovering the historic sites on the estate. When not sampling wine or walking through the scenic and tranquil countryside, why not just relax by the outdoor swimming pool? After enjoying a delicious meal, accompanied, of course, by the finest wine, retire to the comfort of your beautiful guest room. Overlooking the vineyards and the river, the luxurious rooms are decorated in a period style and guarantee every possible comfort.

Quinta Nova Luxury Wine House - Outdoor patio and swimming poolQuinta Nova Luxury Wine House - Building viewQuinta Nova Luxury Wine House - Lounge

Vila Nova de Gaia - The Yeatman

A great classic hotel defines a destination, providing an authentic and memorable sense of place. The magnificent World Heritage city of Porto is defined by such an iconic property. The Yeatman. The city which gave its name to Port, Porto has been the home of British wine shippers and their families for over three centuries.

Inspired by this heritage, The Yeatman blends the finest Portuguese traditions of hospitality with a uniquely British flair for understated and stylish comfort. Timeless elegance and a wealth of authentic detail create a very special atmosphere which evokes the distinctive personality of this ancient city and its historic link to the world of wine.

Occupying a commanding hillside position on the south bank of the River Douro, The Yeatman enjoys breathtaking views over the historic center of Porto from its extensive grounds and from each of its individually appointed guest rooms and suites.

Destined to become a unique and distinctive landmark in the world of classic luxury hotels, The Yeatman offers the individuality of character and the sense of effortless hospitality which makes it the address of choice for discerning travelers visiting Porto and the North of Portugal.

Booking your land only vacation

  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of 25% of the full reservation value per person is required to make your reservation.
  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change until confirmed
  • Full payment due 45 days from departure

Booking your Vacation with Air

  • This vacation does not have an airfare option. We can hold your land reservation while you book air. Once you confirm your air itinerary we can then proceed with collecting a deposit and confirming your land portion.

Cancellation Policy

  • Deposit is non-refundable
  • Cancellation 45 to 22 days prior to departure: 25% of total price minus deposit
  • Cancellation 21 to 8 days prior to departure: 45% of total price
  • Cancellation 7 to 2 days prior to departure: 65% of total price
  • Less than 48 hours, "no shows" and unused services - No refund

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  • A fee of $35 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. 

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