OVERVIEW

Summary

Join us for a one of a kind wine trip in September. Okay, so get this, you’re going to be spending 7 Days / 6 Nights with us in north Portugal (Porto, Douro Valley, and Monção). While you adventure through Portugal you are going to learn anything and everything you want to know about this Portuguese wine region. From helping harvest the grapes to winemaking, from dinners in the vineyards and of course wine tasting, you will leave this week a whole new wino.

Unlike our flagship trips, this adventure is in partnership with de Lima’s Wine Bar. And by de Lima’s we mean this badass guy named Rafael who owns a small wine bar business in the heart of Porto, Portugal. Oh and casually he is studying to recieve his WSET level 4 wine certification (ie… he knows a shit-ton about wine).

Long story short, he makes wine cool for everyone and he is excited to share all that crazy knowledge with you throughout the week!

Keep reading below to learn just exactly what you’re about to get yourself into ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️

Key Information

Dates: September 18 – 25, 2020
Group Size: 10
Activity Level: Easy (easy enough to have a glass of vino in your hand at all times)
Accommodation: Apartments & Family style villa, Ensuite (2 people per room)

Activity Breakdown

Wine

95%

Food & Culture

70%

Uncharted time (ie... go do you)

40%

Nightlife

20%

In partnership with Rafael de Lima 🍷

de limas wine bar

Rafael left his past life of luxury hospitality to start his small business and pursue is passion for wine.

Rafael de Lima’s is the coolest wine nerd around. Hailing from Porto, Portugal where he gives tastings daily out of his wine bar he recently acquired, Rafael is everything a wine connoisseur wishes they could be. He’s laid back, inviting, and easy to learn from. His passion for the entire process of winemaking is only overshadowed by his passion to make wine understandable for the average traveler (you).

Over the course of the last few years he has climbed the ranks and is now studying to be a WSET Level 4 reciepient. Which really means, he knows a lot about wine so ask him all the questions.

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It's All Included! 🙌

7 day / 6 night lodging in unique living space

7 Breakfasts and 6 Dinners included

Transportation to and from all activities / Pickup and Dropoff at Porto airport

All daily fees for guides and tours

All the 🍷 wine you can handle

Professionally taken and personalized photo pack

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ITINERARY 🗺

DAY 1

Arrive // Touchdown at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport
Feast // Depending on your arrival time, we will have dinner available
Rest // Catch up on the jetlag and prepare for official start tomorrow

porto sign

DAY 2

Kickoff // Get started with a group breakfast to kick things off!
Explore // Set out on a day scavenger hunt through the beautiful streets of Porto
Beach Dinner // Relax while overlooking the ocean and enjoy some of the best seafood ever

moncao vineyard

DAY 3

Coast // Have your first 6-glass wine tasting with Rafael on our private boat as we float up the Douro River
Gaze // Enjoy some of the most beautiful views in all of Portugal as we make our way to Douro Valley wine region
Dine // Enjoy a classic Portuguese lunch in the middle of the Douro Valley… we can’t make this stuff up
Dine // Savor the delicious plates at our first dinner

DAY 4

Free // Go get lost in Porto. We will give you all the insider musts, but we’re sure you need some epic views in your life
Go Wine Shopping //Put your wine knowledge to the test and go wine shopping with Rafael
Cocktails // Wine rocks, but cocktails are welcomed every now and then

family vineyard moncao

DAY 5

Roadtrip // We head to Rafaels family estate in beautiful vineyard countryside of Monção
Roam // Walk the vineyards and learn about grape varieties and harvesting
Cook // Learn from professional chef and even more epic, Mrs. Lima how to cook up some great food
Campfire // A relaxing evening by the campfire with mulled wine and food

DAY 6

Harvest // If you’ve ever dreamed of harvesting your own grapes, today is the day! Get elbow deep in grapes with the family and surrounding neighbors.
Bake // Learn to bake a classic Portuguese baked good called a Nata
History // Join whoever wants to go in visiting the local Palace.
Tasting 2.0 // We’re getting more advanced. Try new grape varieties, develop your pallete. 

DAY 7

Roadtrip to Porto // We head back to Porto for one final night of Porto-ing
Learn Cocktails // Join us for a private cocktail class in a speakeasy from an award winning bartender
Farewell Dinner // One final amazing dinner in Porto where we say our farewells and enjoy classic Porto dishes.
Party // Join the crew as we head out for some evening drinks. 

YOUR TRIP LEADERS 👋

Rafael de Lima

WSET 4 Wine Badass / Adventure Guide

Ian Hoyt

Adventure Guide

Caroline LLoyd

Adventure Guide

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