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Portugal's wines are exceptional, with ancient traditions and perfected indigenous grape varieties. If you're a wine lover, experiencing Portuguese wines is a must.

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Portugal is renowned worldwide for its rich winemaking heritage and diverse range of wine styles. The country has a long history of grape cultivation and winemaking, with some vineyards dating back to Roman times. Portugal's unique combination of climate, soil, grape varieties, and winemaking techniques contribute to the production of distinctive and flavorful wines.

With many wine regions in Portugal, it’s no wonder that it has produced some popular wines like Vinho Verde, Port wine, and many Duoro reds like Tempranillo. These regions not only offer delicious wines but also breathtaking landscapes and charming villages to explore. Imagine cruising the Duoro River taking in the sprawling vineyards or immersing yourself in the art and architecture in Porto.

One of the best ways to experience the diversity of Portuguese wines is through private tours and wine tastings at exclusive properties. Learn the intricacies of local wine production, explore ancient port wine cellars, or visit UNESCO World Heritage sites and protected wine regions like the Duoro Valley and Pico Island.

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Discover other wine regions in Portugal

Portuguese Grape Varieties:


Nestled along the Douro River's curves, the Douro Valley wine region showcases nature's beauty and human ingenuity. Known for its stunning landscapes shaped over centuries, it produces world-renowned wines due to its rich terroir and ideal climate.

At its core are grape varieties like Touriga Nacional for depth, Touriga Franca for elegance, Tinta Barroca for richness, Tinto Cão for balance, and Tinta Roriz for fruitiness. Not to be overlooked, the white grapes such as Malvasia Fina, Gouveio, Viosinho, Códega, and Malvasia Rei contribute crisp acidity and aromatic bouquets to the region's varietals. These grape varieties thrive in the Douro Valley's schistous soil and microclimates, yielding exquisite port wines and acclaimed still wines.


Stay in beautiful wine hotels: Indulge in the enchanting experience of staying at exquisite wine hotels offering a serene escape surrounded by lush vineyards and stunning landscapes. Unwind at luxurious accommodations such as Quinta da Pacheca or Quinta do Vallado immersing yourself in the rich history and tradition of Douro Valley winemaking.

Fall in love with the food: The Douro Valley is also known for its cuisine, which features hearty dishes such as cozido and bacalhau. Local cheeses, such as Queijo da Serra, are also popular.

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Capital and gateway to the North of Portugal, Porto is both the city that provided a nation with a name and a fortified wine famous worldwide: Port Wine. With its splendid geographical location on the mouth of the river Douro and an architectural heritage of exceptional quality, the historic centre of Porto is a World Heritage Property declared by UNESCO. Its hard-working inhabitants are noted for their commercial enterprise, always standing firm against outside impositions and foreign invaders, which explains why Porto has become known as the “unvanquished” city. 

When discovering Porto, you will find a traditional welcoming, and conservative environment, but also a contemporary and artistic city. This is shown in the streets, in the architecture, monuments, and museums, and in the lively terraces, restaurants, and leisure areas.


Discover Ribeira: The historic center of Porto, also known as the Ribeira, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is known for its stunning architecture, including the Clérigos Tower and the Cathedral of Porto. The narrow streets and alleys are filled with traditional shops, cafes, and restaurants.

A bridge never too far: Porto is famous for its iconic bridges, including the Dom Luís I Bridge, which spans the Douro River and offers stunning views of the city and the river.

Experience Fado firsthand: Fado is a traditional form of music that is popular in Portugal, and Porto has several fado houses where visitors can listen to live performances.

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Wine tours from Lisbon offer a delightful blend of city vibrance and serene countryside adventures. Dive into the hidden gem of one of the lesser-known wine regions of Portugal, while savoring exquisite wines like Vinho Verde and Port at local Lisbon wineries. The Lisbon wine region features many varietals and types of wines - you don’t have to go far to experience Portugal's diversity. 

Our local guides ensure you savor the finest of Portuguese wine, sample Lisbon delicacies like local cheeses, and experience wine bars or cooking classes. Day tours allow you to easily explore the city - guide walking tours, e-bike rides, museum tours and traditional Fado shows showcase the culture and history of the region. 


Savour local specialties: Lisbon is famous for its cuisine, which includes fresh seafood, grilled meats, and pastries. Local dishes include bacalhau, sardinhas assadas, and pastéis de nata.

Learn about Lisbon: Lisbon is home to several museums and art galleries, including the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Berardo Collection Museum.

Ride the funiculars: Lisbon is known for its funiculars, which are cable cars that take visitors up the steep hills of the city. The Elevador da Glória and the Elevador de Santa Justa are two of the most popular funiculars in the city.

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Dão is a wine region located in central Portugal, known for its elegant and complex red and white wines made from traditional grape varieties. The region is characterized by granite hills, valleys, and forests, creating a unique microclimate that is ideal for wine production. Wine tourism in Dão has been growing in recent years, with visitors drawn to the picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and authentic wineries that offer a glimpse into the traditional winemaking techniques of the region.


Grape varieties unique to Dão: The Dão region is known for its use of indigenous grape varieties, particularly the Touriga Nacional grape. Other grape varieties grown in the region include Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro, and Jaen.

A unique climate and terroir: The Dão region is located in central Portugal, in the foothills of the Serra da Estrela mountain range. The region's vineyards are planted at high altitudes, which helps to create a unique microclimate that is cooler and wetter than other regions in Portugal. The region's soils are also unique, with granite-based soils that are rich in minerals.

Rich Wine History: The Dão region has a long history of winemaking, dating back to Roman times. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the region's wines were particularly popular with Portuguese nobility.

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Minho is a region located in the northwest corner of Portugal, known for its lush green landscapes, historic cities, and vibrant culture. The region is also home to a thriving wine industry, producing some of the country's most beloved white wines, including the crisp and aromatic Vinho Verde. Wine tourism in Minho is a popular activity, with visitors coming to taste the local wines, visit the vineyards and wineries, and learn about the history and production of this unique wine. Along with wine, the region offers a wealth of cultural and natural attractions, including historic cities like Braga and Guimarães, beautiful beaches, and the stunning Peneda-Gerês National Park.


Hearty and flavorful: Minho cuisine features local ingredients such as fresh fish, meat, vegetables, and cornmeal. Some of the region's specialties include cozido à portuguesa and arroz de sarrabulho.

Always time to celebrate: The Minho region enjoys a rich cultural heritage and is home to several festivals and celebrations, such as the Feira de Barcelos, held every Thursday, and the Romaria de Nossa Senhora da Agonia, a colorful religious festival held in Viana do Castelo in August.

Intricate and Colourful: The Minho region is known for its handicrafts. The region's embroidery, known as bordado, is characterized by its ornate designs and vibrant threads, while its ceramics are known for their rustic charm and traditional patterns.

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The Alentejo wine region boasts boundless natural beauty, featuring vast plains, quaint villages, and historic towns waiting to be discovered. Delve into Alentejo's rich winemaking tradition, where white wines shine brightly alongside reds. The region's warm climate, with hot summers and mild winters, creates the perfect conditions for grape cultivation.

Winemaking in Alentejo dates back to Roman times when they planted vines in the fertile soil. Today, wineries combine modern techniques with traditional methods, resulting in high-quality wines that reflect the unique terroir of the region. Experience the unique flavors firsthand with private tours to learn all about the local wine production, history, and ongoing innovation.


Historic streets at every turn: Alentejo is home to historic towns, Roman ruins, Gothic architecture, and a historic center. Other notable towns include Evora, Beja, Portalegre, and Elvas.

Natural beauty as far as the eye can see: The Alentejo region is known for its stunning natural landscapes, which include vast plains, rolling hills, old cork oak forests, and a rugged coastline.

Trinkets and treasures: Alentejo's pottery is characterized by its rustic style and vibrant colors, while its cork products include everything from coasters to handbags.

Regional gastronomy delights: Indulge in the culinary treasures of the region, with specialties such as migas, açorda, and carne de porco à Alentejana. Experience the renowned Alentejo olive oil, celebrated for its exceptional quality and unique flavor profile. Adding an Alentejo food tour to your trip never disappoints.

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E-bike the Douro Valley


An unparalleled adventure for those looking to explore this picturesque region at a slower pace. The gentle assistance of an electric bike allows riders of all fitness levels to cover greater distances with ease. A slower pace of travel, invites riders to appreciate the sights, sounds, and smells of the valley and it's an eco-friendly way to explore this UNESCO World Heritage region.

The route through the Douro Valley reveals not just the stunning landscapes, but also provides a unique perspective on the local way of life. Passing through small villages, you'll witness firsthand the age-old traditions and techniques still used in winemaking today. The serene environment, coupled with occasional stops at family-run quintas for wine tastings and delicious lunches, makes e-biking in this region a truly immersive experience.

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Dinner and Tasting at Nova Wine Estate


As you arrive at Nova Wine Estate, you will be greeted by stunning views of the lush vineyards surrounding the estate. Take a moment to admire the charming architecture and soak in the tranquil atmosphere.

For dinner, indulge in a 3-course meal featuring traditional Portuguese dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Each course will be perfectly paired with a selection of wines from the estate, providing a true taste of the region's rich flavors.

But the highlight of this experience is undoubtedly the wine tasting. Led by an expert sommelier, you will have the opportunity to sample a variety of award-winning wines produced at Nova Wine Estate.

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Taste Olive Oil in Upper Douro


In the Douro region, discover fertile grounds for centuries-old olive trees like Madural, Verdeal, Cordovil, and Galega – the primary olive varieties.

Discover the exquisite Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the prestigious Upper Douro region. Praemium, crafted by renowned Portuguese producer CARM, has once again clinched the coveted Gold Award at the esteemed 2023 NYIOOC, marking its second consecutive win for its exceptional organic blend. CARM Premium delights the palate with its distinctively fruity and refreshing flavor profile.

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Visit Top Douro Valley Producers


Tour the charming vineyards and rolling hills of the Douro Valley. Discover the Quinta do Portal & Quinta do Crasto Wine Estates, two of Portugal's top producers. Enjoy a visit to their vineyards and wine cellars followed by a tasting of their premium-quality DOC Douro wines and Ports.

Their vines have been growing in this harsh yet beautiful land for centuries, boasting 80+ year old vineyards. Learn about the history, tradition, and passion behind their production methods while taking in stunning views of the landscape.

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Explore Historic Porto


Porto is steeped in history and filled with unique sights. From the beautiful Douro River to the iconic tile-clad buildings that line its streets, a visit to Porto is like stepping into a fairytale. Stroll through the historic Ribeira district to get an authentic taste of the Portuguese culture or take a boat ride on the Douro River for stunning views of the cityscape. To experience more of Porto’s rich cultural heritage, be sure to check out some of its remarkable monuments such as Torre dos Clérigos and São Bento Train Station. Porto is also known for its delicious cuisine - be sure to sample local specialties such as francesinha sandwiches, tripas à moda do Porto (pork tripe) and other traditional dishes.

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Aveiro, the Venice of Portugal


Surrounded by salt-flats and beaches, Aveiro is a city with a history linked to its salt pans dating back to 959 AD. Enjoy the old lagoon and its colorful "Moliceiros" boats while admiring the fisherman's cottages contrasted against Art Nouveau mansions. Treat yourself to a meal of Bairrada's famous roasted suckling pig for lunch.

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Learn About Port


Experience the opulence of Graham's Port Wine Cellar, founded in 1820 and now owned by the Symington family. Enjoy a private tour of both the facilities and 3,500 aging barrels, some dating back over 100 years. Then savor a tasting of 5 Ports at Vinum; a beautiful restaurant & wine bar situated in a 19th-century cellar surrounded by 3,200 oak barrels.

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Stay at the Yeatman


With stunning views of the UNESCO World Heritage city and Douro River and a 2 Michelin Stars onsite restaurant, the Yeatman Hotel tops the list as the best in Porto. Seven acres of sprawling land, outdoor & indoor infinity pools, and spacious rooms with private terraces ensure breathtaking views. 

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Food Tour in Porto


Taking a food tour through Porto is a delightful experience that allows you to indulge in the city's rich culinary heritage and savor its traditional dishes and flavors. Porto is a city known for its excellent culinary scene, from fresh seafood to hearty meat dishes and delectable pastries.

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Stay at the One Palácio da Anunciada


A 5-star luxury hotel situated in historical Lisbon and only steps from Avenida da Liberdade and Praça dos Restauradores. This 16th-century masterpiece offers exquisite cuisine, luxury boutiques, and a captivating city to explore, all within walking distance.

From the moment you step into its elegantly restored interiors, you're transported into a world where contemporary amenities blend seamlessly with historical grandeur. The hotel boasts spacious rooms and suites, each designed with an eye for detail that pays homage to its 16th-century origins while offering all the modern comforts discerning guests expect.

Whether it's a gourmet meal at their signature restaurant or a casual drink in the beautifully landscaped gardens, every moment here is curated to delight your senses.

For those seeking relaxation, the hotel's wellness center is a sanctuary. It features a state-of-the-art spa, fitness center, and an outdoor swimming pool ensconced in lush greenery – perfect for unwinding after a day of exploring Lisbon's charms.

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Experience the Lisbon Market


Embark on a gastronomic adventure in Lisbon as you join a private tour with a local chef for an exclusive tour of the vibrant markets, discovering the hidden culinary gems of the city. Immerse yourself in the culture as you handpick fresh, locally sourced ingredients for an intimate cooking class set in the cozy ambiance of the chef's home.

Learn the art of preparing iconic Portuguese dishes such as the flavorful bacalhau à brás and the comforting caldo verde soup. After the hands-on cooking experience, indulge in a delightful dining session, savoring your culinary creations paired with carefully selected wines and irresistible desserts. Experience the true essence of Portuguese cuisine in a memorable journey for your taste buds.

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Visit Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site


Sintra is a beloved destination in Portugal, cherished by kings, nobles, poets, and artists. Its enchanting forested hills host elegant palaces, castles, and museums. Famous since Lord Byron's time, Sintra was once the royal town of Portugal and still retains its noble charm. With its green hills and picturesque Serra de Sintra, the town offers breathtaking views of the beautiful coastline. Don't miss the historic Villa Palace, the summer retreat of the Portuguese royal family, and the mystical Quinta of Regaleira estate, a surprising monument that dates back to the Portuguese monarchy.

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Discover the City of 7 Hills


Unveil the hidden treasures of Lisbon, known as the City of 7 Hills, where every corner holds a piece of history. Experience the breathtaking panoramic views from the ancient Sao Jorge Castle, lose yourself in the maze of historic quarters filled with stories from centuries past, and meander through the charming streets of vibrant neighborhoods like Alfama and Mouraria, each with its own unique character and charm.

Immerse yourself in the bustling energy of Baixa, the artistic vibe of Chiado, and the bohemian spirit of Bairro Alto, where every street whispers tales of the city's rich cultural heritage. Treat your taste buds to a delightful journey with a curated tasting of local delicacies paired with the world-renowned flavors of Port wine, savoring each moment in this enchanting city.

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Stay at Parador Casa da Insua


Situated in Penalva do Castelo, just 30 kilometers from Viseu and a leisurely 1 hour and 30 minutes from Oporto, Parador Casa da Ínsua seamlessly blends its historical significance with its idyllic natural surroundings.

Indulge in the everlasting charm and sophistication of the 18th century that permeates this boutique hotel. With an exquisite wine-tasting cellar, regional gastronomic delights, and inviting outdoor swimming pools, Casa da Ínsua presents itself as the perfect destination for an exceptional stay or hosting memorable events throughout the year.

An added touch of distinction is the hotel's unique offering of remarkable culinary experiences and wine tastings. Savor their own delightful cheese selection and other exquisite local produce, all impeccably crafted in-house.

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Savor Dão Wines at Cabriz Wine Estate


Discover Cabriz, a prestigious Dão wine estate producing exceptional wines reflecting the region's unique terroir. Amidst scenic landscapes, indulge in elegant reds and crisp, aromatic whites, showcasing the signature Encruzado grape and revealing their complexity and aging potential.

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Stay at Madre de Água Hotel


Nestled amidst Dão's vineyards, Madre de Água Rural Hotel offers a serene retreat with inviting décor in earthy hues. Choose from 10 cozy rooms, each named after Portuguese grapes, or opt for a private apartment or studio. Indulge in exceptional comfort, quality service, and warm hospitality.

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Explore the Dão Wine Region


Revel in a private tasting and picnic at Quinta do Soito Wine Estate, a promising young producer. Explore the aristocratic village of Santar, its award-winning gardens, and visit the historic Casa de Santar for wine and cheese tastings. Conclude the day at Cruzeiro Wine Estate, savoring organic wines crafted by Julia Kemper.

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Stay at Casa do Sezim


Nestled amidst our vineyards and a millennial forest, Casa de Sezim is a captivating colonial house that is steeped in history. Located just minutes away from the heart of Guimarães, this family-owned home offers an exclusive and tranquil retreat. Their boutique rooms warmly await your arrival.

Experience the enchantment of Casa de Sezim, where you can savor our exquisite Vinho Verde, crafted with expertise passed down through generations. Take a leisurely stroll through our picturesque gardens and century-old vineyards. Indulge in the unique farm experiences available, including participating in the making of our exceptional wines. Witness the incredible journey of our grapes, from harvest to bottle, and conclude your tour with a perfectly chilled glass of our finest nectar.

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Visit Ponte De Lima


Located in the heart of Lima Valley, Ponte de Lima holds the distinction of being the oldest town in Portugal with a glorious history spanning nearly 900 years. It takes its name after the majestic medieval bridge (ponte) that gracefully spans the Lima River. 

Serving as a pivotal Roman settlement on the renowned road connecting Braga to Santiago de Compostela and Lugo, Ponte de Lima received the honor of being the first place in Portugal to obtain a municipal charter. Today, it stands as a significant landmark on the Central Portuguese branch of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, enchanting visitors with its rich historical significance and captivating allure.

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Explore the City of Guimarães


Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Guimarães, a city steeped in symbolism for Portugal. Embark on a guided tour through its historic center, where King Afonso Henriques began forging the nation. Experience the castle's captivating blend of legend, poetry, and heroism at the dawn of Portuguese history.

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Taste Wines of Minho


In Northern Portugal, savor the exquisite Soalheiro wine, crafted from Alvarinho grapes since the 1980s. Indulge in a tasting led by an estate expert, featuring sparkling, reserve, and prime selections. Delight in a traditional lunch at a local restaurant, perfectly paired with the estate's finest wines.

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Explore Ancient Olive Groves


Experience a guided tour of an Alentejo olive farm, produced exquisite extra virgin olive oil for three generations. Wander through ancient groves, witness the meticulous hand-picking process, and explore the production area. Savor the pure, rich flavors during an exclusive olive oil tasting.

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Learn Traditional Cooking


Enter the historic Fitapreta Wine Estate for an immersive, hands-on cooking lesson of regional recipes. Learn the secrets of Portuguese cuisine from your expert chef guide. Savor your creations paired with estate wines at a delightful lunch, celebrating the rich heritage of this 14th-century gem.

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Explore Historical Hilltop Villages


Discover the enchanting hilltop village of Monsaraz, where time stands still. Stroll through its historic streets, admire whitewashed houses, and embrace breathtaking Alentejo vistas. Explore local handicrafts and experience an open-air museum in July, celebrating the region's rich traditions.

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Discover the Wines of Alentejo


Experience the exquisite Herdade do Esporão, an Alentejo gem surrounded by vineyards. Revel in a guided visit, wine pairing lunch, and marvel at the estate's landscape. Discover their modern winery, sophisticated facilities, and indulge in a barrel-aged wine tasting featuring Esporão's finest.

Custom Travel Itineraries

At Into The Vineyard, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer you complete freedom to build your perfect trip. Start with one of our many sample itineraries and customize as you desire, or start with a blank page, and with the help of our expert Trip Planners, we can create your dream wine-inspired travel experience. 


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