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Tours Food & Wine North of Portugal

Heritage Food Tour in Porto & Douro with “The Art of Tasting Portugal”

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  • Duration
  • Self-Drive

Heritage Food tour in Porto & Douro

The Experience

The Portuguese Gastronomy is one of the strongest pillars of these experiences and that is why this alliance comes to life with The Art of Tasting Portugal. We both strongly believe that the best way to know the country is by its flavours. It’s at the table that all happens and where all the stories are told. It’s at the table that you can understand a country and its people.

In this tour you will discover the vibrant city of Porto and the dazzling Douro river, while experiencing some of the best gastronomic experiences and meeting famous Chefs. Visit a 2 Michelin star restaurant, have a cooking lesson with the Chef, taste regional products, have a full experience in Douro region and get to know why Douro wines are so well well-spoken around the world.

Stay in our selection of boutique hotels and rest from these experiences that you will never forget.

Reasons To Love It
  • A gastronomic experience in a restaurant with 2 Michelin star
  • Discover the wonderful Douro region
  • An opportunity to discover the unique gastronomy of the North of Portugal

Experience Itinerary

Welcome to Porto Airport and delivery of a booklet for your trip with unique tips. You will then pick-up your car at the airport.

Sleep at Infante Sagres Hotel.

On this day you will have a cooking class with Chef Rui Paula at Casa de Chá da Boa Nova Restaurant (2 Michelin stars). Enter the world of creative cuisine, where technique and flavour are perfectly balanced. Discover the cuisine and strong personality of Chef Rui Paula at his iconic restaurant, the Casa de Chá da Boa Nova, an essential symbol of Portuguese gastronomy.

Program: In an intimate class, collaborate with the Chef and help prepare the most representative recipes for your kitchen. Taste the final result and make a tasting of your dishes accompanied by the wine selection prepared by the restaurant sommelier.

Sleep at Infante Sagres.

On this day, you will head to Amarante city. Art and gastronomy come together to welcome you to Amarante through the hands of Chef Tiago Bonito at Casa da Calçada. Let yourself be captivated by the birthplace of the painter Amadeu Souza Cardoso and be amazed by the best flavours of the region, presented artistically in the dish.

Program: Guided visit to the Amadeo de Souza Cardoso Museum that will set the tone for a special dinner. Walk through the historic area of Amarante and visit the main local pastry shops to discover the region's sweets (Amarantinos sweets). Ascent to the Calçada vineyards, Quinta da Calçada green wine tasting, followed by dinner with a tasting menu and wine selection.

Sleep at Casa da Calçada Relais & Chateaux.

This day is dedicated to the Douro region. In the morning, you will do a boat trip, so you experience the unique views of the Douro River.

In the evening you will have a gastronomic experience in Casa de Covela, in Baião. Contemplate the landscape of the Douro River on an intimate night at Quinta da Covela where music and gastronomy come together to provide a concert dinner in the ruins of the farm.

Program: Dinner in the ruins of this emblematic farm in the Vinho Verde region, accompanied by a selection of wines produced there. During dinner, watch a concert produced especially for you.

Sleep at Quinta da Pacheca Wine Hotel.

During the morning you will have some free time to enjoy the region.

In the afternoon, have a unique time in Quinta da Gricha, tasting some Douro Wines and tasting the menus prepared by Chef Vasco Coelho Santos. The wines of the farm and the emblematic landscape of the Douro will be the inspiration, for this one who is considered one of the most creative and irreverent chefs of the new generation.

Program: Visit the inspiring Douro region with Chef Vasco Coelho Santos. Dinner will be prepared in tune with Churchill's wines produced on this exquisite farm.

Sleep at Quinta da Gricha.

In the morning, the Chef will prepare breakfast for you and will be your host on a guided walk through the vineyards, where you will have the chance to do a wine tasting.

This is the last day of your tour. Head to Porto airport for departure.

Itinerary Map


Important Information

This tour is self-drive so it’s up to you to decide your date of departure, we will be here! Please note you will use your rented car for travelling around.


  • 2 nights at Infante Sagres with breakfast included.
  • 1 night at Casa da Calçada Relais & Chateaux with breakfast included.
  • 1 night at Quinta da Pacheca with breakfast included.
  • 1 night at Quinta da Gricha with breakfast included.


  • Cooking class with Chef Rui Paula in Casa de Chá da Boa Nova;
  • Gastronomic Experience with Chef Tiago Bonito in Casa da Calçada;
  • Gastronomic experience with Vasco Coelho Santos in Quinta da Gricha;
  • Wine tasting and Dinner in Casa de Covela.


  • Car rental during all trip;
  • Boat trip in Douro River;
  • A booklet of your trip with inside tips for unforgettable memories and local experiences.


Other experiences, activities and meals that are not included.

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