Marma - 1 Day Journey Opt B
MARMA - 1 Day Trip - Option B
Hours: 09:15H - 20: 00H
We created this luxurious tour thinking of those who want to enjoy a day in contact with the unique nature of the Douro Valley on board an exclusive vintage boat.
If you have little time but want to know the best of what the region has to offer, this program is perfect for you. You will have the opportunity to experience the outstanding personality of this famous wine-producing region - the best of the Douro in just one day.
Cradle of Port wine, the Douro Valley is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This was the first demarcated wine region in the world and still continues to tell the story of its legacy.
With its characteristic wines and unique landscapes, this is undoubtedly a trip you won't want to postpone.
- 1 train journey from Porto to Mosteiró
- 1 exclusive guided tour of Bestança Valley
- 1 day of exclusive cruise on a vintage wooden boat
- 1 exclusive guided tour with premium wine tasting and lunch at a renowned farm
- 1 exclusive guided tour of the Eça de Queiroz Foundation
- 1 exclusive guided tour with premium wine tasting at Quinta S. Bernardo
- 1 picnic on the bank of a stream
- All insurance required by Turismo de Portugal
DAY 1 - WITNESS THE DREAMING LANDSCAPE OF THE DOURO AND SHOW WITH THE AUTHENTIC FLAVORS OF THE REGION
Welcome. Marma invites you for a memorable boat trip on the Douro River, to introduce you to this unique region, full of charm.
Our journey begins with the discovery of a less talked about but equally beautiful Douro, the so-called “Douro Verde”, linked to the demarcated region of vinho verde, more exposed to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, and with a landscape with dense vegetation and a humid climate.
After a train journey from Porto to Mosteiro, board the pier at Porto Antigo and get ready to discover the best that this region has to offer.
Once inside the boat, we can see the mouth of the Bestança river flowing into the Douro. With a well-structured vegetation and clear waters, this is a river with an exemplary environmental quality. The landscape that surrounds him seduces us and leads us to an imaginary fable, and is worthy of your visit before we stop for lunch.
Approaching the heart of the Alto Douro Wine Region, we arrive at Quinta S. Bernardo. It is here that, after a guided tour of the property, lunch is served, exalting local and seasonal products, deeply rooted in the traditions of the region, accompanied by a tasting of premium quality wines.
After the experience, we proceeded to Casa de Tormes, Eça de Queiroz House-Museum and headquarters of the Foundation where once lived one of the greatest novelists of all Portuguese literature, the first and main Portuguese realistic writer.
We then proceed to the border between the granitic zone of the Vinho Verde Region and the shale region of Port Wines. This is where we find Quinta da Covela, dating from the 16th century, and formed by the ruins of the Renaissance manor, the mills and the chapel. Witness the multi-century presence of green wine production and its historical importance, which in more recent times, belonged to Manoel de Oliveira, one of the most important European filmmakers today.
After a walk on this magnificent property and a wine tasting, there is a picturesque picnic on the bank of the stream, in harmonious communion with nature.
After our journey, you will be taken to the hotel or to a location to be determined in Porto.
End of the day.
9:15 Porto-Mosteiro Train Trip
10:45 Boarding in Porto Antigo
11:00 Visit to Foz do Rio Bestança
13:00 Visit to Quinta de S. Bernardo with tasting and lunch
16:30 Visit to the Eça de Queiroz Foundation
17:30 Walk through Quinta da Covela w / Tasting + Picnic
20:00 Drop-off at Hotel / Porto