Feast Of The Senses
A Portugal Food & Wine Experience

Douro Valley
April 09 - 16, 2022
7 Nights, Starting at $4,783 /person

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1 Home base
4 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Home
Group size
Max
14
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert

Join Chef Kevin Fonzo and our "Wine Fairy", Katie Barratt as they take you on a true Feast of the Senses experience through the Douro Valley of Portugal. Culture-rich and brimming with old-world charm, the Douro region boasts majestic riverbanks sculpted by centuries of vineyard cultivation. The valley is the world's oldest wine-producing region and is home to famous port wines. Downriver, Porto is a tightly-clustered assortment of colorful tumbledown houses, soaring bell towers, and stately Baroque churches. You will be introduced to some of the regional culinary traditions while focusing on locally sourced ingredients and staying at an authentic winery and farmhouse. While Chef Fonzo makes you fall in love with the local dishes he and his local counterpart will be making and introducing you to, Katie will showcase some of her favorite wineries around, working hand-in-hand with the winemakers to bring you a unique and memorable experience. Their combined knowledge, wit, and humor will just be the icing on the cake throughout your journey.

Your Hosts

Chef Kevin Fonzo
Chef Kevin Fonzo
Katie Barratt
Katie Barratt

Nights

7 nights in Quinta de Sao Bernardo

Meals

7 traditional breakfasts

3 lunches

6 dinners with wine pairings

70 euros/person/day in F&B credit at the property

Activities

Two cooking classes

Countless wine visits and tastings throughout

Private guided tours of Porto & Guimaraes

Full day food & wine tours of Douro

Sunset river cruise with drinks

And More

Services of a Chef & a Wine expert throughout (AIV hosts)

Luxury transportation throughout

Access to 2 courtesy vehicles throughout

Private airport transfers in Porto

All taxes

Highlights

A Taste of Portugal's Authentic Self

With a focus on Portuguese wine and food, this journey will awaken your senses and immerse you in authenticity and tradition. Moreover, our local partners will graciously assist in creating unique experiences of the beautiful countryside and towns of the Douro region.

Unpack only once!

Guests will be hosted for 7 nights at the incredible Quinta de Sao Bernardo, a functioning winery and farmhouse. Boasting luxury, memorable views, and locally sourced culinary experiences, choose from one of the 4 room types while enjoying daily meals, wine tastings, and cocktails on us!

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Welcome to Portugal

Welcome to Portugal

Day 1

On arrival, you are privately transferred from the Porto airport to what will be your home for 7 nights. On arrival, a bubbly awaits after which you are introduced to your quarters. Meet your hosts, settle down by the pool or walk the property's vineyards before we regroup for a sunset drink. Drinks will be followed by a farm-to-table dinner, prepared by Chef Fonzo in collaboration with the property's Chef. Of course, it is paired with some of the finest regional wines.

Introduction to Douro ('s food)

Introduction to Douro ('s food)

Day 2

After a morning at leisure, we make our way to a local farm where we enjoy a cooking class and lunch. On our way back to the property, the Wine Fairy introduces us to one of our favorite local estates for a private visit and port tasting. After some time to freshen up, we make our way to the Six Senses Douro, where we take place in a wine tasting before joining their Chef for a very personal journey of food and wine. Our tasting dinner is prepared by our host and concluded with some of their best port, of course.

A Day of Culture

A Day of Culture

Day 3

This morning, we make our way to spend some time in Guimarães, often referred to as the birthplace of Portugal. This historical center within the Guimarães city walls, is associated with the formation and identity of Portugal and was classified as a World Heritage site based on the originality and authenticity applied to its restoration. Graceful iron verandas, granite balconies and porticos, mansions, and bold, arches connecting the narrow streets are just some of the things you'll admire. Tonight, dinner is served at the property and paired with more of the region's incredible wines.

Wine, Ports & Sailing

Wine, Ports & Sailing

Day 4

Full steam ahead as we have another busy day of food and wine awaiting. After driving through the winding, valley roads, and admiring some of the most incredible views along the way, we stop at our first winery. We then enjoy lunch at Cozinha (Kitchen) da Clara at Quinta de La Rosa. Lunch is followed by port tasting at a local wine estate after which we set out for a private boat trip on the Douro river. Our river cruise is the perfect opportunity to relax and unwind and provides a spectacular view of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tonight, dinner is served at the property and paired with wines from today's best estates.

A day in the life of Porto

A day in the life of Porto

Day 5

After breakfast, we depart for Porto. Built on a steep riverbank, a jumble of colorful medieval houses hug the calm waters of the Douro River where wooden boats bob on the surface and people spill out of its cafes and bars (more often than not with a glass of the wine that gave the city its name). This morning, we enjoy a private guided tour of the city’s main sites. Our morning tour is followed by a petiscos tasting lunch, made up of lots of tasty dishes that showcase the country's rich culinary heritage. Enjoy more of Porto this afternoon, with some additional sightseeing and shopping. Dinner will be served at the property, and paired with local wines.

More eating & drinking

More eating & drinking

Day 6

After a morning at leisure, and an optional visit to local markets with Chef Fonzo, join our cooking class at the property. Both Chef Fonzo and our hosting Chef work together in creating what will be a traditional and typical Portuguese lunch, prepared with locally sourced ingredients. This afternoon, the Wine Fairy takes us to another one of her favorite local wineries where you join the winemaker in tasting some of their best vintages. Dinner is at leisure (have it at the property using your F&B credit, or allow our hosts to recommend local eateries).

Day at Leisure

Day at Leisure

Day 7

We have this day set aside so guests may, at their leisure and with our assistance, have additional experiences in a more private setting. On the menu, we suggest a day of touring local wineries in a Vintage car or some pampering at the nearby 5-star property Six Senses. For our active guests, we would be delighted to arrange a private guided bike tour of the local towns and wineries or a morning hot air balloon ride for that special someone. Tonight, dinner is served at the property and prepared by both Chef Fonzo and our host chef, paired with some of the favorite wines uncovered during your journey.

Beyond Portugal

Beyond Portugal

Day 8

Extend your stay in or beyond Portugal, or journey home. Either way, we will arrange a private airport transfer to Porto. Head over to Lisbon for a few days of discovery, soak some sun in the Azores islands or Madeira, or simply head over to neighboring Spain or Morocco. Our team of travel experts would be delighted to assist with your extension, wherever it may take you.

Accommodations

Quinta de Sao Bernardo Winery & Farmhouse

Quinta de Sao Bernardo Winery & Farmhouse

Douro Valley, Portugal

A winery and farmhouse located in the Douro region of Portugal. Quinta de S.Bernardo is a boutique hotel on the banks of the Douro River, located an hour east of Porto. This estate is charming, cool, modern yet rural, and includes a seven-room farmhouse and winery that is ideal for short or long-term getaways.
Built in 1912, the farmhouse and surrounding vineyards have remained in the same family for many decades. In 2017, the property was renovated by grandson Diogo and wife Marcela. They paid close attention to creating a comfortable and contemporary accommodation, that is in keeping with the...

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Taste of Portugal, by Art In Voyage

Your Choices

Superior Room | Douro
Superior Room | Douro
Superior Room | Douro
Superior Room | Douro
Superior Room | Douro
Superior Room | Douro

Superior Room

$4,783 /person
Sold out
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Deluxe Room | Douro
Deluxe Room | Douro
Deluxe Room | Douro
Deluxe Room | Douro

Deluxe Room

$4,928 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Deluxe Balcony | Douro
Deluxe Balcony | Douro
Deluxe Balcony | Douro
Deluxe Balcony | Douro

Deluxe With Balcony

$5,204 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Pool Villa Suite | Douro
Pool Villa Suite | Douro
Pool Villa Suite | Douro
Pool Villa Suite | Douro
Pool Villa Suite | Douro
Pool Villa Suite | Douro

Pool Villa

$5,536 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

7 nights in Quinta de Sao Bernardo

Meals

7 traditional breakfasts

3 lunches

6 dinners with wine pairings

70 euros/person/day in F&B credit at the property

Activities

Two cooking classes

Countless wine visits and tastings throughout

Private guided tours of Porto & Guimaraes

Full day food & wine tours of Douro

Sunset river cruise with drinks

And More

Services of a Chef & a Wine expert throughout (AIV hosts)

Luxury transportation throughout

Access to 2 courtesy vehicles throughout

Private airport transfers in Porto

All taxes

Add-Ons and Extension

Azores Islands

$1,499 /person
Uncover the Azores islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Marvel at the dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas. Incredible waterfalls, tea plantations and lovely wines make this island a true hidden gem

Good to know

All listed activities are optional in attendance.

Airport to fly into: PORTO (OPO)

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged for a small supplement.

We recommend adding a night in Lisbon on the front end and/or Porto on the back end

Our travel experts are standing by to assist with flights to/from Portugal.

Travel insurance is recommended.

How about extending?

Extending in Portugal or beyond? Our team is standing by to help you plan an exceptional and memorable journey
We recommend: Azores Islands, Spain's Andalusia or Morocco

Why travel with us?

Expertise & Flexibility

Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups

Unpretentious Luxury Vibe

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All listed retreats (hotels, villas and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. If replaced, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

In case of a cancelation at more than 60 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.

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