Imagine for a second that you're in a far-off land, sipping wine... need we say more?
Spend 7 Days / 6 Nights in north Portugal (Porto, Douro Valley, and Monção). While you adventure through Portugal, you’re going to learn everything there is about this wine region (whether you like it or not). From helping harvest grapes to winemaking to dinners in the vineyard and on the beachfront, and of course.. tasting – You’re going to leave with a complete appreciation of wine: Vineyard to glass.
The Nitty Gritty
Trip Dates 🗓
Sept. 17 - 24, 2022
City apartments in the heart of Porto & a couple of nights spent at Rafa's family estate.
Trip Vibe 😎
It's like that cool hip aunt that you always wondered where she was coming from when she arrived at Thanksgiving.
Group Size 💁♀️
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, tours, and adventures
All the 🍷 wine you can handle
The Day by Day
Arrival to Porto & Welcome Dinner
Touchdown at beautiful Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport and meet us awaiting your arrival! Take the included transportation to your beautiful downtown apartment and take a quick nap before we have our trademark opening dinner and welcome.
City Scavaneger Hunt & Fresh Seafood Dinner by the Beach
Get this trip truly started with a group breakfast, Porto style (pastries & espresso). Set out on a day adult scavenger hunt through the beautiful streets of Porto. End the day on the bead with vino and seafood caught straight from the ocean you're looking out over.
Vineyard Day on the Douro River (private boat style)
Enjoy your first 6-glass wine tasting with Rafael on our private boat as we float down the famed Douro River. Gaze at the beautiful views in all of Portugal as we make our way to the Douro Valley wine region.
Enjoy a classic Portuguese lunch in the middle of the Douro Valley.
Free Day & Cocktail Workshop
Go get lost in Porto. We will give you all the insider musts, but we’re sure you need some alone time with a view of your life. Go wine shopping, and put your wine knowledge to the test with Rafael. Wine is great, but cocktails are welcomed every now and then. Spend the evening learning custom cocktail recipes with the local mixologist.
Roadtrip to Monção
We head to Rafaels family estate in the beautiful vineyard countryside of Monção for a couple of days. Roam the vineyards and learn about grape varieties and harvesting.
Learn from a professional chef aka Mrs. Lima on how to cook up some great food. Finish the evening relaxing by the campfire with mulled wine and food.
Harvest Your Own Damn Grapes
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 for an hour or two.
Learn to bake a classic Portuguese baked good called a Nata with Mrs. Lima or visit the local historical Palace. In the evening we’re getting more advanced with our tastings. Try new grape varieties and develop your pallete.
Back to Porto & Closing Dinner
We head back to Porto for one final night of Porto-ing.
We have one final amazing dinner in Porto where we say our farewells and enjoy classic Porto dishes. Join the crew as we head out for some evening drinks.
Caroline & Ian
That's us, your hosts, Caroline & Ian. We explore, craft, and host every trip at Life Nomading! Our passion is partnering with locals who are awesome to bring you an amazing trip.
Rafael de Lima
I'm a wine bar owner in Porto and specialize in wine tastings that actually teach you something. I'm a DipWSET Candidate at the WSET London School. I'm excited to share a little piece of my life with you all.
So now what?
$2,499 pay in full
$500 refundable deposit to secure your post
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