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Portugal’s Douro Valley

11-day Women’s Tour

September 26 – October 6, 2022

We invite you to join us in Portugal, one of Europe’s oldest countries.

We begin in the riverside city and World Heritage Site of Porto. With postcard-perfect ambience and Old-World charm, Porto is the ideal place to be introduced to the history, traditions, architecture, and culture of Portugal, and a good place for a glass of Port too! Venture out to the heart of the Dao Wine Region, known for its stunning beauty, vineyard-filled valleys, centuries-old palaces, and beautiful manor houses. Settle into a Manor House surrounded by gardens and vineyards and whose traditions date back over 600 years, a perfect place to call home for the next 4 nights! Here we’ll have day excursions visiting villages and traditional towns such as Santar, Barcelos, Braga and Guimaraes, one of the prettiest in Portugal. Connect with locals, learn about their traditions, and indulge in the flavours of the region’s wines and authentic cuisine. Continue to the magnificent Douro Valley, whose landscape and vineyards are inscribed on the list of World Heritage Sites. Enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of the manmade terraces, explore the vineyards, taste the wine and learn about the production of the world-famous Port wine. Embrace the beauty of the wine-growing regions, including the famous “green wines”, sip, taste and learn, before returning to Porto for a farewell dinner.

Portugal shines with culture and history, magnificent architecture, panoramic landscapes and culinary experiences that make each day spent there rich in pleasures.  Share the camaraderie of travelling with a small group of women in this beautiful gem of a country.  

Don’t delay, space is limited to 16 people!