No need to choose between the wine regions of Vinho Verde and Douro—we’ll explore both! Drool over ancient bread ovens, terraced vineyards, stunning riverside hotels, and naturally, a glass or two of port wine. If all this pleasure wears you out, recover with a visit to the spa, a dip in the pool and a picnic aboard a private riverboat.
Day 1. Meet your fellow travellers in Porto and drive to the starting point of today's scenic walk. During lunch you'll enjoy a Vinho Verde tasting on the terrace overlooking the town of Ponte de Lima.
Day 2. Today's journey includes a walk through the only National Park in Portugal dominated by dramatic granite rocks. Arrive to your celebrated hotel, Vidago Palace, where an array of wellness treatments and an elaborate thermal spa greet you.
Day 3. Consider rising early for an optional yoga class on the property before setting off on foot along the Camino De Santiago route, on the little-travelled Portugese side. Pause at a surprise picnic spread that includes regional delicacies.
Day 4. Today's journey starts in Celeiros, travelling past the socalcos (terraced fields) and the Douro River. After lunch we'll hop on a private river boat cruising upstream. We'll drop anchor, of course, so that you can swim in the pristine waters!
Day 5. Start the day with another revitalizing yoga class before walking among the vines in the Baixo Corgo district. Lunch will be on the grounds of an excellent winery. Tonight we draw a triumphant end to our week in Northern Portugal!
Day 6. After breakfast, your guides will bid you farewell before you head to the Porto airport for your outbound flight. Boa viagem!