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Portuguese wine is the toast of the town, and a new exclusive fall tour gives unprecedented insight into the Madeira and Douro Wine Regions. Sagres Vacations’ Grape Expectations explores sunny Madeira and the breathtaking Douro Region in the heart of the fall harvest. Tour includes airfare from Boston to Porto, from Porto to Funchal and return to Boston.


Enjoy 10 Nights at Five Star Hotels and Boutique Wineries including the 17th Century Family Owned Winery at Quinta do Vallado in the Douro Valley, Porto Bay Flores in Porto, and at the Wine Themed  Hotel the Vine in Funchal. Learn more about this small group experience itinerary by clicking here: https://travefy.com/trip/6yw9rqk3wmawqz2aw33muslkk349rpa

Private Tours Include Wine Experiences at Quinta da Pacheca & Quinta do Vallado and tours of Porto, Vinho Verde, Funchal Tour and Madeira Island.  Also included are 16 Meals (10 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners), all transfers in Portugal and an English-speaking professional guide.


During our time in Madeira Wine Festival, an annual event that celebrates the island’s famous wine and includes a range of activities and events, such as wine tastings, vineyard tours, and parades. During the festival, visitors can sample different varieties of Madeira wine, learn about the history and production of the wine, and enjoy local food and music. There are also traditional wine-making demonstrations and competitions, as well as street parties and live performances. Tour guests will be able to join in on the Live Harvest event in Camara dos Lobos.   Here local farmers harvest the grapes by hand, using traditional methods that have been passed down through generations. There are also opportunities for our group to participate in the harvest themselves.


Be a Winemaker for a Day during the wine blending experience at Quinta do Vallado, one of the oldest wineries in the Douro Wine Region.   Located in the North of Portugal, this region is famous for its production of port wine, which is a fortified wine made by adding brandy to stop fermentation and preserve the sweetness of the grapes.  The Douro Wine Region was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001 for its unique landscape and is considered the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. 


In addition to the wine experiences at Quinta do Vallado, our small group itinerary includes exclusive visits to Quinta da Pacheca and Quinta do Barbusano in Madeira.  Included in the 16 meals are  Wine lunches, and viniculture experiences at local wineries.  


Discover the culture, history and some of the top wines of the world during our Grape Expectations Tour of Portugal.  https://travefy.com/trip/6yw9rqk3wmawqz2aw33muslkk349rpa


About Sagres Vacations...

Since 2013 Your Destination Specialist for Portugal and Spain

Sagres Vacations is a Your Destination Expert for Portugal and Spain. Our team of designers, craft amazing private itineraries showcasing authentic, luxurious, and culturally immersive experiences that highlight the local culture, and history. We believe in creating your own unique moments, as unique as you.  We invite you to tap into your senses as you smell the Porto Wine in the Douro Valley, Taste a traditional Paella dinner in Valencia, Touch and create your own Blue Tile “Azulejo” in Lisbon, See the city of Sagres, where yesterday’s explorers helped form today’s World and Hear the sounds of Fado (The melancholic Song of Portugal) tugging at your emotions in Coimbra. Find yourself off the beaten path and start creating your unforgettable moments.   www.sagresvacations.com




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