Feast Of The Senses
A Portugal Food & Wine Experience

Douro Valley
April 15 - 22, 2023
7 Nights, Starting at $5,961 /person

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1 Home base
4 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Home
Group size
Max
10
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 our very own Estate. 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.

Nights

7 nights at our Estate in Douro

Meals

7 traditional breakfasts

4 lunches

7 dinners with wine pairings

Activities

One cooking classes

Full day Classic Cars, Lunch & Wine Tasting

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)

Open bar at the property

Luxury transportation 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 our incredible estate overlooking the Douro river. Boasting luxury, memorable views, and locally sourced culinary experiences, unpack only once, settle down and relax with us while enjoying daily meals, wine tastings, and cocktails on the house!

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
|The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
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 one of our favorite local Chefs, Filipa. 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. Chef Fonzo will work on 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 the property, paired with local wines.

Day at Leisure

Day at Leisure

Day 7

Today, we have a full day of fun planned ahead. Driven around the steep hills and roads of Douro in a Vintage car, you will experience the area from a different perspective while enjoying more of the local wines and ports from two of our favorite estates. Lunch will be served at one of the estates, and the day will end at the property where our farewell dinner will be prepared by Chef Fonzo, joined by Chef Filipa.

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

Vista Douro Estate

Vista Douro Estate

Douro Valley, Portugal

From its position on a high plateau, this luxury villa to rent benefits from outstanding views over the Douro River. Built in the XVII century, the villa retains its original charm and character, while adding modern comforts.
The Quinta is surrounded by beautiful gardens and terraces, and there is also a swimming pool (6 x 12m, with Roman steps) in a stunning position, taking full advantage of the magnificent views over the vineyards and the river. Other activities here include a gym, converted from the old “lagares” (stone troughs in which grapes were trodden), and there is also a padel...

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Your Hosts

Chef Kevin Fonzo
Chef Kevin Fonzo
Executive Chef
Senior Journey Director
Katie Barratt
Katie Barratt
Wine Educator & Journey Director

Your Choices

Deluxe Room River Views

$6,212 /person
Only one room left
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Deluxe Room Mountain View

$5,961 /person
Only one room left
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Deluxe Room Patio & River Views

$6,538 /person
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Nights

7 nights at our Estate in Douro

Meals

7 traditional breakfasts

4 lunches

7 dinners with wine pairings

Activities

One cooking classes

Full day Classic Cars, Lunch & Wine Tasting

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)

Open bar at the property

Luxury transportation throughout

Private airport transfers in Porto

All taxes

Add-Ons and Extension

Azores Islands

$1,599 /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?

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Friends /Family Spirit /Small Groups

Unpretentious Luxury Vibe

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Smallprint

Our day-to-day itinerary may, from time to time and prior to departure, need to be altered or slightly modified to address possible unforeseen logistical and weather challenges. In such rare instances, Art In Voyage guarantees delivery of the content of the itinerary yet, in a different order.

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

In case of a cancelation at more than 90 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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15 April 2023 - 22 April 2023

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