Feast Of The Senses
A Portugal Food & Wine Experience

Douro Valley

April 15 - 22, 2023
7 Nights

Starting at $6,386 /person

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2 Home bases
4 Destinations
Activity level
Moderate
Service level
Premium
Group size
Max
10
Journey designed by
Mikael Audebert
2 Home bases
4 Destinations
Group size : 10

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.

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

What is Included

Nights
7 nights at our Estate in Douro

Meals
7 traditional breakfasts

5 lunches

7 dinners with wine pairings

Activities
Two 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)

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.

Immerse in the Douro spirit!

Guests will be hosted for 6 nights at an incredible wine hotel boasting luxury, memorable views, and locally sourced culinary experiences. Unpack only once, settle down and relax with us while enjoying daily meals and wines from the surroundings.

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

Day 1- Welcome to Portugal

Day 1 : Welcome to Portugal

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On arrival, you are privately transferred from the Porto airport to what will be your home for 6 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 culinary Douro

Day 2- Introduction to culinary Douro

Day 2 : Introduction to culinary Douro

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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 enjoying a wonderful foodie experience, paired with wines from the region and carefully selected by our expert.

 A Day of Culture

Day 3- A Day of Culture

Day 3 : A Day of Culture

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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

Day 4- Wine, Ports & Sailing

Day 4 : Wine, Ports & Sailing

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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.

 Day at Leisure

Day 5- Day at Leisure

Day 5 : Day at Leisure

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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 local Chef awaits to delight us once again with incredible local cuisine.

 More eating & drinking

Day 6- More eating & drinking

Day 6 : More eating & drinking

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After a morning at leisure, and an optional visit to local markets with Chef Fonzo, join our cooking class at the property. Chef Fonzo and our local Chef 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.

 A day in the Life Of Porto

Day 7- A day in the Life Of Porto

Day 7 : A day in the Life Of Porto

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After breakfast, we leave Douro behind and 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). On arrival, 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. Our farewell dinner will take place in the city at one of our favorite eateries, and paired with local wines (and ports).

 Beyond Portugal

Day 8- Beyond Portugal

Day 8 : Beyond Portugal

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Extend your stay in or beyond Portugal, or journey home. Either way, we will arrange a private airport transfer. 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 do Vallado

Quinta do Vallado

Douro Valley, Portugal

Since 2005, Quinta do Vallado welcomes guests in its comfortable Wine Hotel. Initially opening the doors to the Traditional House, built in the 18th century and having once belonged to Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, it has recently added a building to expand its services and hospitality to 26 guests in 13 beautifully appointed rooms. The new wing (8 rooms) was designed by Architect Francisco Vieira de Campos, who was also in charge of the winery's renovation project.
In the original building, the rooms combine comfort with the Douro's traditional and historic décor. All rooms have independent access through the garden....

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Since 2005, Quinta do Vallado welcomes guests in its comfortable Wine Hotel. Initially opening the doors to the Traditional House, built in the 18th century and having once belonged to Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira, it has recently added a building to expand its services and hospitality to 26 guests in 13 beautifully appointed rooms. The new wing (8 rooms) was designed by Architect Francisco Vieira de Campos, who was also in charge of the winery's renovation project.
In the original building, the rooms combine comfort with the Douro's traditional and historic décor. All rooms have independent access through the garden. The second more modern wing has eight rooms, each with a private balcony, decorated in a contemporary style in sober and modern lines.
The Quinta Quinta do Vallado has a small restaurant, exclusive to their guests. In their kitchen, meals are prepared with freshly picked vegetables and fruit from their organic garden, paired with the best products sourced from the region.

Le Monumental Palace

Le Monumental Palace

Porto, Portugal

historically luxurious and predestined to remarkable travelers. You will discover that this luxury hotel in the heart of Porto, does not have monumental only as a name. The ancient and most renowned “café” of Porto since 1930, the Café Monumental, has become the hotel of choice for a high-end stay in Porto. Such as the locals do, you belong to history by staying at this 5-star hotel. It boasts 63 rooms and 13 suites with spacious intimacy. There, dive into ancient books at their library, share good moments next to the fireplace, sit at your exceptional gastronomic table or escape...

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historically luxurious and predestined to remarkable travelers. You will discover that this luxury hotel in the heart of Porto, does not have monumental only as a name. The ancient and most renowned “café” of Porto since 1930, the Café Monumental, has become the hotel of choice for a high-end stay in Porto. Such as the locals do, you belong to history by staying at this 5-star hotel. It boasts 63 rooms and 13 suites with spacious intimacy. There, dive into ancient books at their library, share good moments next to the fireplace, sit at your exceptional gastronomic table or escape into their well-being space.
At Le Monumental Palace, you will be surrounded and pampered by their prestigious partners. In the heart of Porto, everything is done to make you enjoy an exceptional stay. Whether in the kitchen with their starred chef or at their Nuxe spa, an unforgettable journey of all senses awaits you.

Your Hosts

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

On Offer

Deluxe room | Douro
Deluxe room | Douro
Deluxe room | Douro
Deluxe room | Douro
Deluxe room | Porto
Deluxe room | Porto

Deluxe Package

$6,386 /person
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Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Suite | Douro
Suite | Douro
Suite | Douro
Suite | Douro
Suite | Porto
Suite | Porto

Suite Package

$6,872 /person
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Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

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

What is Included

Nights
7 nights at our Estate in Douro

Meals
7 traditional breakfasts

5 lunches

7 dinners with wine pairings

Activities
Two 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)

Luxury transportation throughout

Private airport transfers in Porto

All taxes

Important Information

Good to know
Airport to fly into/out of: PORTO (OPO)

All listed activities are optional in attendance. Not excited by one of them? Let us know and we'll find something that suits your interests.

Our journeys never include prepaid gratuity. We believe it should be a sign of appreciation and satisfaction, not an obligation. To that effect, our guests will always have the choice at the end of the journey and will be able to do so in cash or by credit card. Guidelines will be provided in your travel journal.

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with Allianz)
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.

In case of a cancelation within the penalty period: Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $250 per person administrative fee.
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
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