Stays in Lisbon and Porto. Visits to producers in Lissboa and Douro and to Taylor's port wine producer. Unique landscapes and cities guarantee an unforgettable experience.
1. Day Friday, 27.5
09.30 Departure from Selzach Transfer to Zurich airport
11.00 Meeting point directly at Zurich Airport, check-in.
12.00 Departure with Swiss LX 2084 to Lisbon.
13.55 Arrival in Lisbon.
14.30 Transfer from the airport to our centrally located Hotel Ibis Liberdad.
The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.
Lisbon is a cosmopolitan city with a chequered and troubled history. The wide, uneven and multicoloured sea of houses stretches over the seven hills, from which one can enjoy magnificent panoramas. Lisbon's sights are geographically divided into two main areas: The city centre itself and its neighbourhoods of Alfama, Bairro Alto, Baixa, Graça and Rato. Alfama is Lisbon's oldest district, formerly a poor people's quarter with steep streets, narrow squares, fish markets and small restaurants, crowned by São Jorge Castle.
The Baixa or Lower Town is the Pombaline Lisbon that the Marquês de Pombal had built after the great earthquake (1755) with dead-straight, wide streets. Bairro Alto, the upper town, is also a poor quarter, but unlike Alfama, it seems to be decaying inexorably and yet exudes its very own charm. On the edge of Bairro Alto is the former artists' quarter Chiado. Belém is home to two of Lisbon's most famous landmarks: the Torre de Balem and the Monestario dos Jerónimos.
20.00 Dinner at Bodega BY THE WINE Rua das Flores 41.
By The Wine - José Maria da Fonseca is a relaxed and cosmopolitan place in the heart of Chiado, with a carefully selected gastronomic offer that leaves no one indifferent. Inaugurated in 2015, By the Wine-José Maria da Fonseca exclusively presents the entire wine range of José Maria da Fonseca, founded in 1834 and the oldest producer of bottled table wines in Portugal, including some rarities.
2. Day Saturday, 28.05
The whole day is at leisure.
3. Day Sunday, 29.05
The whole day is at your free disposal.
4. Day Monday, 30.05
The whole day is at your free disposal.
5. Day Tuesday, 31.05.
09.00 Departure near Alanquer to Aldeia Galega da Merceana in the wine-growing region of Lissboa.
Visit to Quinta do Pinto with lunch.
Continue to the Bairada wine region to Curia.
17.00 Overnight in a veritable palace, the wonderful Curia Palace Hotel, one of the most beautiful and legendary hotels in Portugal.
Inaugurated in 1926, the palace was the subject of a spectacular and meticulous
and meticulous project, which has recently been reopened after a complete
recently reopened. It preserves and honours all its mystique, classic ambience and splendour, thus
attains its own status as an essential part of the hotel panorama at national level. The private park surrounding the palace is worth seeing.
20.00 Departure to the nearby Restaurante Rei dos Leitõs for dinner with
6. Day Wednesday, 01.06.
9.00 Departure to the Douro River via Peso di Régua to Negazelo de Douro.
Visit of DO Quinta Javali with lunch. Javali is located away from civilisation,
not easy to reach, but in a unique environment.
16.00 Continue to Pinhão with a short stop.
Continue to our hotel in Peso di Régua.
18.30 Hotel check-in at the Hotel Régua Douro **** This comfortable hotel
overlooks the vineyards and the Douro Valley. It has an outdoor swimming pool
with a magnificent view of the river and offers spacious rooms.
20.00 Dinner at Castas e Pratos a superbly converted former goods shed a few minutes' walk from our hotel.
7. Day Thursday, 02.06.
09.00 Departure to the nearby winery of Quinta do Côtto
Continue to the Restaurante Veranda da Regua. The restaurant is surrounded by green hills and vineyards. From north to south, various points can be seen that characterise the region: The town of Vila Real, Poiares, the Chapel of Galafura, the Serra de São Domingos, the Lamego zone, the Serra das Meadas, the town of Régua, etc. The view from the restaurant is really brilliant.
Here, other producers from the Douro Valley await us for a tasting followed by lunch.
Onward journey to Porto (approx. 1.30 h)
Check-in at our centrally located Moov Hotel Porto Centro.
The evening is at leisure.
8. Day Friday, 03.06.
10.00 Departure to Vila Nova de Gaia on the other side of the river.
Visit to the renowned port wine producer Taylor's.
11.00 The impressive audio and video presentation leaves no questions about port wine production unanswered. During the following port wine tasting you will experience the differences on your own palate.
12.30 Lunch at Taylor's Restaurant with a magnificent view of Porto.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
6. Day Saturday, 04.06.
Free time in Porto.
The city of Porto is the most important economic and industrial centre of the country.
The cultural life in Porto has been on a high level not only since 2001, the year when Porto was European Capital of Culture. The city is also the centre of port wine production and home to two well-known football clubs, FC Porto and Boavista Porto.
Porto, they say, gave the country its name: From the Latin words "portus" (port) and "cale" (opposite settlement) became "Portucale" - now Portugal.
Porto is divided into 15 freguesias (neighbourhoods). These are:
Aldoar, Bonfim, Campanhã, Cedofeita, Foz do Douro, Lordelo do Ouro, Massarelos, Miragaia, Nevogilde, Paranhos, Ramalde, Santo Ildefonso, São Nicolau, Sé and Vitória.
11.00 Departure to the airport.
13.00 Return flight with Swiss LX 2061 to Zurich.
16.25 Arrival in Zurich.
Transfer back to Selzach.
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