Spain & Portugal 2016
Portugal & Galicia Food & Wine Tour
October 9-16, 2016
 
Hosted by wine and food sister duo, Jessica and Karen Bell, & Iberian Wine Tours
 
vineyardsThis tour is an allstar trip to some of the greatest and most famous wineries in Portugal and Galicia, along with a few hidden gems. You will taste great port and wine from the Portuguese wine regions of the Douro, and Bairrada and Vinho Verde, as well as the Spanish regions of Monterey, Rias Baixas and Ribeira Sacra. Regional dishes as well as a Michelin star dinner means that this wine tour to Portugal & Galicia covers all the bases.
 

Why tour Spain with Iberian Wine Tours & My Wine School?

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These wine estates and gastronomic experiences are not typically open to visitors and few do tours in English. Iberian Wine Tours, along with the Bell sisters, have close connections and intimate knowledge of the areas we visit.

Owner of My Wine School and one of your guides for the trip, Jessica Bell, resided in Spain working at a winery for two years, traveling the country meeting Spain's top winemakers and becoming familiar with Spain's vineyards. Jessica's sister, Karen, currently successful restaurateur of Bavette, started and ran a top-rated restaurant in the heart of Madrid for several years. Fluent in Spanish, the Bell sisters possess knowledge, passion and contacts, which complement Iberian Wine Tours history and reputation as Spain's preeminent tour operator for wine and food tours.

 

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*Price is ~ $3650 Txacoli photo(single supplement of $500 per person, for those traveling alone)

 

Wine in Portugal & Galicia

The love of wine and the stories surrounding it remains the driving factor behind our trips. We experience tastings of top class wines from established winemakers as well visits to what are considered the best new wineries in the region. In Portugal & Galicia we will visit many contrasting wineries to taste some stunning wines:

Quinta do Noval, a Port legend

Quinta Vale Dona Maria, superb red wines and Ports in a great modern quinta

Quinta de Napoles, modern HQ of Dirk Niepoort, perhaps Portugal's most influential winemaker

Quinta do Bomfim, Dow's flagship property in Pinhao

Luis Pato, the master of the Baga grape in the Bairrada

Busacco Palace, mature rare wines at the scene of the Duke of Wellington's famous battle

Bodegas Albamar and Palacio de Fefinanes in Rias Baixas

Terra do Gargalo, top producer from the smallest DO in Galicia, Monterey

Quinta do Soalheiro, one of the primary wineries in the Vinho Verde

Premium tasting at Taylor's port lodge in Porto


Food and Gastronomy in Portugal & Galicia

We always provide a selection of top class restaurants on our trips ranging from small and traditional to international standard award-winning venues. On this wine tour to Portugal & Galicia we will dine at the following locations:

Michelin star dinner with top winemaker, in Porto

Dinner at the Douro's best restaurant

Long lunches including at Luis Pato, Quinta do Crasto, Quinta do Napoles, Adega Algueira, Bodega Albamar


Accommodation in Portugal & Galicia

We always stay in comfortable and stylish accommodation and on this wine tour to Portugal & Galicia we will be staying in the following hotels:

In Porto, Portugal, we stay at the superb 5* The Yeatman

In Coimbra, Portugal we stay at the 5* Busacco Palace

In Douro, Portugal, we stay at the magnificent 4* Quinta de la Rosa

In Ribeira Sacra, Spain we stay at the spectacular 4*  hilltop Parador in Monforte de Lemos

In Rias Baixas, we stay in the 4* seaside Parador de Cambados

 

*Price: $3650 (deposit $500 to secure place). $500 single supplement

Price includes hotels, all transport in luxury coach (except airport transfers), vineyard tastings and visits, all breakfasts, 11 lunches or dinners (all with wine included), and the services of an expert guide throughout the trip. Price doesn’t include tips, insurance, flights, incidentals and meals not specified.  Final balance payment is due no later than 6 weeks before departure. You can pay using the Paypal button above or by cheque or transfer (ask for details on the booking form)

 

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