10h15 - Arrival at Casa de Mateus
10h30 - Guided tour to the gardens of Casa de Mateus
Along an axis that runs through the house, there are lakes, ponds, boxwood gardens, vegetable gardens, orchards, vineyards and the forest, of enormous uniqueness, offering an impressive view over the Serra do Marão. A guided tour to Mateus is a remarkable sight for its gardens, but also as a house-museum and cultural institution of reference in the north of the country.
In a differentiated environment, accompanied by a trained guide to make this unique heritage familiar to you, Casa de Mateus offers you an hour of time travel. Discover the mysteries of the historical heritage and the charms of the natural heritage.
13h00 - Lunch at Casa de Mateus, with DOC Douro wine tasting
Tasting of 4 DOC Douro wines from the special range.
You will end the morning with lunch (including drinks) in the Old Kitchen of Casa de Mateus, made with the natural products that the vegetable garden has to offer and with the special touch of the local cuisine.
14h30 - Departure to Lamego
15h00 - Guided tour to the Gardens of Casa dos Viscondes da Várzea with tasting of 3 wines, olive oil and bread
Secular estate with more than 180 hectares. A large and long terrace serves the house and the outbuildings, with a porch veranda standing out on the top of the house, with a notable view over the estate, the box garden with a pond in the center, the gardens and orchards, the vineyards.
Guided tour of the garden and house with tasting of 3 wines, olive oil and bread.
19h30 - Dinner at Vale Abraão Restaurant and accommodation at Six Senses
A meal at Six Senses Douro Valley is a celebration of the region, with many of the products coming from the green valley and the surrounding countryside. Fresh ingredients are harvested only when necessary, ensuring maximum freshness and flavor. The meal includes starter, main course and dessert. Drinks are not included.
Six Senses Douro Valley features contemporary decor, combined with the natural style and memories of a bygone era, complete with modern conveniences and enchanting views of the vineyards. It is the ideal place for a special stay, in the Quinta Deluxe category, to take a deep breath and replenish your energy.
19h30 - Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Rural Casa dos Viscondes da Várzea
Rural hotel in an inspiring landscape.
Identity gastronomy that values endogenous resources of excellence and favors a traditional way of cooking.
10h00 - Guided tour to the gardens and woods of Quinta de Vale Abraão, where the Six Senses Douro Valley Hotel is located
Quinta de Vale de Abraão, today a distinguished Six Senses Douro Valley hotel, was immortalized by the writer Agustina Bessa Luís who, later, Manoel de Oliveira consecrated in the cinema. In a privileged location on the Douro River, the hotel built from the old house is surrounded by levels that were gardens, vegetable gardens, and that today continue to perform this function alongside leisure spaces for guests. Behind the house stands the exquisitely preserved landscaped forest, the ex-libris of the estate with its native and exotic trees and shrubs, the paths, the follies, the panoramic views...
11h30 - Departure to the Pinhão pier
12h15 - Boat trip in the Douro, with lunch and wine tasting on an estate
Boat trip on the Douro River with beautiful vineyards framing the landscape, in the first demarcated wine region in the World and World Heritage.
Unmissable and exclusive experience in the Alto Douro Wine Region, a World Heritage Site, an exceptional cultural landscape.
Lunch at an award-winning and reference restaurant.
Visit to an emblematic Douro estate with wine tasting.
19h00 - Departure to Chaves
20h30 - Dinner and accommodation at Vidago Palace Hotel
Dinner will take place in the emblematic main restaurant “Salão Nobre”. A menu consisting of three courses (starter, main course, dessert) and selected drinks will be served.
The gastronomic offer is varied and with high quality associated with a Chef with national and international renown.
The Vidago Palace Hotel is a luxury hotel, with a differentiating concept.
11h00 - Guided tour to the Vidago Park, with tasting of mineral waters at the source
One of the most beautiful thermal parks in Portugal, surrounded by centuries-old trees, with its beautiful lake, walking paths, iconic hot springs and with its challenging 18-hole Mackenzie Ross golf course, from 1936 and remodeled by architects Cameron & Powell in 2010. Inserted in the park is the historic and refined Vidago Palace Hotel, from 1910, built by the monarchy and distinguished 5-star hotel of international recognition. A modern thermal spa by Architect Álvaro Siza Vieira, considered one of the best in Europe, complements an offer and an unmissable destination.
13h00 - Lunch at Pedras Salgadas SPA & Nature Park restaurant
With genuine products from the region, the Pedras Salgadas SPA & Nature Park restaurant, called Casa de Chá, invites you to discover the Chef's different suggestions, filled with tasty novelties in a gastronomic combination of excellence. Lunch includes starters, main course and desserts, as well as drinks.
14h30 - Guided tour to the Parque das Pedras Salgadas
Thermal park with about 20 hectares in the village of Pedras Salgadas, next to the Avelames stream, a tributary of the Tâmega, which flows to the east, surrounded by the mountains of Padrela and Alvão.
The official opening of the spa dates back to 1879 and was a favorite destination for the Portuguese royal family. The authorship of the park is attributed to Jacintho de Mattos (1948), the famous landscape gardener in Porto. A leafy and wide promenade structures the park where the hot springs are located, the tea house, the spa, the gardens, the lake...
Includes visit to the Pedras Experience Museum.
17h00 - Departure from Pedras Salgadas