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Vineyards at Quinta da Avessada with walk and cruise on the Douro River

Douro

Price: 400,00€

2 nights / 3 days

Day 1: October 5 - Friday

9h00 am: Departure from Guimarães in the private car, in the direction of Quinta da Avessada

10h30 am: Reception.

11h00 am: We start the day with a visit to the Enoteca Gardens, sipping a Moscatel de Honor to the sound of the concertina.

11h30 am: We then go to the vineyards where the grapes are cut and their transport to the winery, accompanied by the group of traditional Portuguese music.

12h30 am: Wine Tasting attended by the Oenologists of Quinta da Avessada being served also some appetizers.

1h00 pm: Traditional Duriense Lunch at Quinta da Avessada, with drinks included.
Meal made in iron pots in the good way of the old customs and traditions of the art of well-cooking. Meat Ball (Specialty), Assorted Sausages, Serra Cheese, Wheat Flour (specialty); Soup to Labrador with beans and Muggle cabbage; Pataniscas of cod with Bean Rice and coriander or Mixed Grilled with Bean Rice; Regional Sweets and Fruit of the season, Coffee and home made jams.

3h00 pm: Start of the tread of the grapes, to the rhythm of the group of traditional Portuguese music.

4h00
pm: Documented proof of liqueur wines in the Enoteca space.

5h30 pm: Departure to the Quinta do Silval Rural Hotel.

6h00 pm: Arrival at the hotel. Check in.

8h30 pm: Dinner at the hotel

 

Day 2: October 6 - Saturday.

09h00 am: Breakfast

10h00 am: Transfer in Van to Quinta do Pinheiro da Veiga in Castedo. Walk in the Vineyards

10h30 am: Start of walk to the pier of the Tua river (7,1 km = 1h45) always descending, passing by Quintas de Subrodais, Quinta do Síbio, Quinta dos Morouços, Quinta dos Malvedos - Grahams, Tua dam and road station of Tua's iron.

1h00 pm: Arrival at Tua pier.


Note: If you do not want to walk, you can follow the Van to visit the Tua railway station and enjoy the scenery at the Calça Curta cafe / restaurant, on the banks of the Tua River, which is next to the station.


1h30 pm: Embarkation and start of private cruise with lunch / buffet on board, to the pier of Pinhão.

5h00 pm: Arrival at the Pinhão dock.

5h30 pm: Transfer by minibus to the hotel Quinta do Dilval

6h00 pm: Arrival at the hotel

7h00 pm: Visit to the winery of the Quinta do Silval, with the possibility of testing 3 Port wines, the "Magalhaes Special Reserva", "Magalhaes Vintage 2004" and "Magalhaes Vintage 2000", the latter considered by Decanter Magazine, the best millennium turn vintage.
The cost of this test is not included in the cost of this program.
The vineyards of Quinta do Silval are half-walled with the vineyards of Taylors (family Symington) and Quinta do Noval (Axa Group).

9h00 pm: Dinner at the Hotel.

 
Day 3: October 7 - Sunday.

After breakfast, check out and return to Guimarães in own vehicles.

Characteristics of the railroad from Castanhedo to Foz do Tua.

Degree of difficulty low, always descending and always accompanied by 1 guide of Quality Tours, a total of 7.1 km = 1h45;

With car support throughout the course, as well as basic assistance of first help;


Equipment:

We advise you to wear footwear suitable for walking boots, waterproof, hat, camera and binoculars, since the landscape is magnificent.
 

Price:


Double room = € 400 per person

Single room = € 520 per person

 

The price includes:

- 1 grape harvest lunch, with drinks included, caterpillar and musical animation.
- 2 nights accommodation with breakfast in 4 star rural hotel.
- 2 dinners with drinks included.
- 1 guided visit to the Quinta do Silval winery.
- 1 walk with transfers and guide, next to the river Douro, by the borders of the farms mentioned in the program.
- 1 Rabelo boat cruise, with buffet lunch of tapas (3h30 to 4 hours). The boat has a toilet.
- 1 transfer from the Pinhão pier to the Hotel Quinta do Silval.

 
NOTE: This program is calculated for a minimum of 8 participants. With less than 8 participants the price will have to be recalculated.

 

Reservations and payments:

50% until the 15th of August.
Remaining 50% until September 15

information: fsousa@qualitytours.pt

* The prices are just illustrative. The final price will always be confirmed by Quality Tours.

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