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We all have our passions... Food, wine, art, history, music, and more. At Maritime Travel, we design our own exclusive, specialty tours adventures with this in mind. Graciously escorted, intimate, and worry-free experiences provide an opportunity to embrace your passions in the world's most fascinating destinations. Imaginative itineraries, lots of free time, expert hosts, personal attention, and loads of extras combine to provide our most discerning guests with a trip of a lifetime. Indulge your passion on one of our specialty tours below.



Wine Tour of Portugal

Oct 2, 2020 - Oct 12, 2020


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WINE TOUR OF PORTUGAL

October 2 - 12, 2020

From the historical point of view it is impossible to a irm with precision the origin of the wine. It is known that its existence is prior to writing and many claim their invention, including the Catholic Church. However, the most distant proof of its existence dates back to Egyptian paintings. The pharaohs used the wine as a gift and even made part of the main social celebrations at the time.
 

Vinho Verde (Green Wine Region)
Dão, Douro Valley & Bairrada Region


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INCLUDES:
  • Full guided tour as per itinerary. 4* central hotels with breakfast in Aveiro, Régua, Guimarães and Porto.
  • 7 lunches (full meals including wine) & 3 dinners (full dinners including wine) as per itinerary.
  • Visits to the following wineries (8): Aliança + underground Museum, Casa Santar, Caves Murganheira,  uinta da Aveleda,  uinta do Panascal, Adega da Ponte da Barca, Palácio da Brejoeira and  uinta da Lixa.
  • All winery visits accompanied by / “Échanson” Sommelier / Wine Expert
  • Maritime Travel Representative

$2,999 / person.
DEPOSIT: $1,000. Final Payment: Jul 22, 2020

Excludes: air portion.
Dates given are based on Air Transat direct flights to and from Porto.
$930.46 inc tax /person (as of Nov 15, 2019)

Pre & Post itineraries available in Portugal or Spain


CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE:
Maritime Travel
875 Highland Rd., W., Kitchener, ON N2N 2V2
Email: imota@maritimetravel.ca
Tel 519-745-3233

Itinerary

Oct 2 -
Depart flight: Toronto – Porto

Oct 3 –
Arrival in Porto. Meet the guide. Depart for a panoramic view to downtown Porto, World Heritage of Humanity. Continue to Aveiro. Check-in at hotel. Rest of day at leisure. Lunch & dinner on your own.

Oct 4 - 
Aveiro / Sangalhos / Buçaco / Régua
Visit historical Aveiro. Moliceiro Boat ride through the canals and taste the Ovos Moles. Departure for Sangalhos to visit the Aliança Underground Museum. Includes the tasting of sparkling wine. Proceed to Mealhada and Lunch (roasted piglet à Bairrada style). Visit Mata do Buçaco – brief visit. Visit to Casa de Santar (DÃO WINE REGION), explore the gardens and wine tasting. Continue to Régua. Hotel check-in. Dinner on your own. 

Oct 5 -
Régua / Lamego / Régua 
Depart to Lamego. Visit the historical downtown and the Santuary of Our Lady of Remedies. After lunch, continue to Caves Murganheira, and enjoy a tasting of Champagne. Proceed to the wine village of Ucanha and Douro Museum in Régua. Free time. Dinner.

Oct 6 –   
Régua (Douro Valley) / Pinhão / Vila Real / Guimarães
Depart to Quinta do Penascal for a vineyard walk and Port Wine tasting. Proceed to Pinhão Train Station (Douro Valley) & Casal de Loivos View Point (best Douro Valley Photos). Lunch. Visit to Quinta do Portal and Moscatel Wine tasting. Continue to Vila Real and visit Mateus Palace. Check-in at Guimarães hotel. Dinner on your own.

Oct 7 – 
Guimarães / Braga / Monção / Ponte de Lima / Guimarães
Depart for Braga, visit to the downtown. Continue to Ponte da Barca & Arcos de Valdevez (VINHO VERDE / Green Wine Region), visit to the local winery and wine tasting. Lunch. Proceed to Monção and visit to Palácio da Brejoeira with Alvarinho wine tasting, one of the most emblematic and rich houses of the region – visit the interior of the palace, chapel, gardens, forest, ancient wine cellar and vineyard. Stop in Ponte de Lima, the oldest village of Portugal. Return to Guimarães. Dinner on your own

Oct 8 – 
Guimarães (Birth Place of Portugal)
Depart to Monte da Penha, visit the various view points and admire the entire valley. Return to Guimarães by cable car. Visit the Castelo de Guimarães and the Paço dos Duques de Bragança.  Lunch. Afternoon free. Dinner 

Oct 9  -
Guimarães / Felgueiras / Lixa / Paredes / Porto
Depart to Felgueiras to visit the Historic House of Pão-de-Ló (sponge cake) of Margaride – tasting. Continue to Quinta da Lixa with wine tasting. Lunch. Proceed to Quinta da Aveleda – visit the park, gardens and vineyards – tasting of wines and cheeses. Travel to Porto. Check-in at hotel. Dinner on your own

Oct 10 – 
(PORTO) Walking tour through the historical Center of Porto, including visits to the  S. Bento Station and Sé (Cathedral). Cross the D. Luís Bridge, for a cable car ride. Visit to one of the Port Wineries and Port Wine tasting. Lunch. Enjoy the Ribeira Square and 6 bridges boat ride. Visits to Old Stock Exchange Palace, Clérigos Tower and Lello Book Store. FADO night & dinner.

Oct 11 -
Full day at leisure. Lunch & Dinner on your own. 

Oct 12 -
Check-out. Transfer to Porto Airport. Flight back to Toronto.


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