Tastes of Portugal

The Harvest Tour

Available on groups departing 2 and 22 September, and 6 October 2016, the harvest tour allows you to experience the Douro grape harvest celebrations.

Vineyards of The Douro valley

After visiting Mateus Palace, you’ll head to the Quinta da Avessada to experience the annual Douro Vintage celebration, which marks a successful grape harvest with good food and wine.

There you’ll be welcomed with a glass of sweet muscatel and enjoy live music, and later visit the vineyard to witness the ceremonial cutting of the grapes and enjoy traditional Douro songs.

Following a guided wine tasting, you’ll sit down to a three-course Portuguese lunch, which will include some delicious local specialities.

Later, there will be the chance to sample some excellent liqueurs at the Douro Wine Museum.

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