Douro valley – PorTO
WINE HARVEST + yOGA & RELAXATION
+ LOCAL TRADITIONS
+ portuGUESE arCHITECTURE
Welcome to 4 adventurous and relaxing days in the
beautiful wine region Douro Valley and Porto.
After last year's success, also this fall also you have the opportunity to participate in the harvest at one of Portugal's wine producers, Quinta das Peixotas, in the world-renowned wine district Douro Valley. To join the wine making in the traditional way is a unique experience. In beautiful nature and peaceful surroundings you also get the chance to take part in yoga, breathing techniques and meditation.
Portugal is a country with a strong wine tradition, and the quality of the wines is recognized worldwide. Together with Joana, from Quinta das Peixotasvineyard, we invite you to take part in this year's harvest and to help produce one of the best wines in Portugal..
These days we get to step the grapes in the traditional way, get to know the process of a wine production, pick the grapes and taste the wines, eat local Portuguese food, enjoy delicious breakfast by the pool side, go hiking in the beautiful hills , find peace and do yoga at sunset (yoga for all levels). During the trip we also spend a day or two in beautiful Porto, and on trip 2 we take a dive in the historic Azulejos tiles.
Two tours with different dates have been set up.
Tour 1: September 19 - 23 2019
Tour 2: September 25 - 29, 2019
Program 19.–23. septEMBER
Thursday 19.: Arrival Douro Valley - Peso da Régua. Dinner around 21. Transport from the airport will be arranged.
Friday 20.: Morning yoga, full day at Quintas das Peixotas, including breakfast and traditional Portuguese lunch. Evening dinner in Peso da Régua.
Saturday 21.: Morning yoga, breakfast, free day to own activities (relaxation by the pool where we live, hiking in the area). Quiet afternoon session with yoga and meditation. Dinner and guided tour ot a port wine farm in Pinhão.
Sunday 22.: Morning yoga, lunch, departure, boat trip on the river Douro to Porto city. Dinner at selected restaurant in Porto.
Monday 23.: Breakfast at hotel, exploring the city, departure. Transport to the airport on your own.
Program 25.–29. septEMBER
Wednesday 25.: Arrival Porto. Aperitif at 19. Dinner around 20. Transport from the airport on your own.
Thursday 26.: Breakfast, workshop (2h) with Gazete Azulejos gazeteazulejos.com (course and paint on own Azulejos tile), visit port wine cellars at one of the large port wine houses / or tour to Casa da Musica. Shared dinner at 20:00.
Friday 27.: Breakfast, departure to Peso da Régua at 9am, arrival at the Quintas Das Peixotas vineyard, traditional lunch, wine production and wine tasting, quiet afternoon session with yoga and meditation, Portuguese dinner in Peso da Régua.
Saturday 28.: Morning yoga, breakfast, open day to own activities (relaxation by the pool where we live, hiking in the area), quiet evening session with yoga and meditation. Dinner in Pesu da Régua / Pinhão.
Sunday 29.: Morning yoga, breakfast, last relaxation with the beautiful Douro hills as a backdrop, departure to airport by car.
9 000 NOK per person
Note! When booking by 1 of July, you will get EarlyBird DISCOUNT 7 690 NOK per person
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
3 nights at a Quinta, Portuguese vineyard in the Douro Valley.
1 night in hotel in the center of Porto. (For tour 2, 2 nights in Porto hotels, 2 nights in Peso Da Reguá)
Breakfast 4 days, lunch 2 days, dinner 4 days, including wine / drinks to the food.
Morning and evening yoga 3 days. Yoga for all levels, and it is optional if you want to participate. The focus is on basic yoga, breathing and meditation. (Themes: morning stretch, hip openers, relaxation yoga, balance, find focus and calm in your own body and breath.)
1 full day of guided tour, harvesting and wine tasting on Quinta das Peixotas vineyard. www.quintadaspeixotas.com
1 gift box with 3 different wines from Quinta das Peixotas.
Workshop and guided tour in Porto with Gazete Azulejos, including own Azulejos tile, coffee and nata. ( Tour 2 )
Boat trip from Peso Da Reguá to Porto ( Tour 1 )
Transport for 4 days. (Included to or from the airport)
Hiking in the beautiful hills of the Douro Valley.
A unique chance to meet and get to know a group of like-minded and interesting people.
Access to swimming pool, time to relax, recharge batteries, read or take a nap.
In addition, I invite to an evening with dinner after the trip, where we taste wine from the Douro Valley, share pictures and reminisce about the trip.
(NB! The price for accommodation is in shared double rooms with single beds, if you want a separate single room, an extra charge will apply.)
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Your flights, fees and luggage costs.
Travel and cancellation insurance (This is a requirement.)
Meals / products / activities that are done on their own.
Lunch in Porto and departure day.
"In this space, surrounded by vineyards, guests may enjoy a familiar, quiet and relaxed atmosphere."
The fourth and last night is spent at a hotel in the heart of the historic city of Porto. Here you can enjoy time for yourself; discover charming houses, narrow streets, some of the beautiful churches covered by blue tiles and many impressive cathedrals. Take a tour of one of the many port wine houses and visit Portugal's oldest bookstore (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). We meet at the end of the day for an aperitif and dinner. (For tour 2 it is 2 nights in Porto first.)
Activities, such as a guided tour of a local, are also available upon request.
Departure: Thursday, Sept. 20, Gardermoen 06.45 - Porto 12.05. Price per dd .: 1250 NOK Brussels Airlines
Return: Monday, Sept. 24, Porto 15.50 - Oslo 22.50. Price per dd .: 978 NOK Brussels Airlines
Departure: Wednesday, Sept. 25, Gardermoen 06.45 - Porto 12.05. Price per dd .: 1110 NOK Brussels Airlines
Return: Sunday, Sept. 29, Porto 12.55 - Oslo 22.50. Price per dd .: 978 NOK Brussels Airlines
TIME FOR REGISTRATION: 1 of September (1 July early bird)
"Douro is an excess of nature (...) A geological poem. The absolute beauty."
– Miguel Torga
En yoga- og vinreise er for meg en nydelig kombinasjon som jeg ønsker å dele med dere. Jeg har en stor lidenskap for reise, yoga og god mat, og har spesielt en kjærlighet for Middelhavet og mat- og vinkulturen der. På mine reiser har jeg lært og oppdaget at mat er medisin for sunne mennesker, og Middelhavskostholdet er et av de sunneste i verden. I Middelhavslandene er vin også en viktig del av et godt måltid, (selvfølgelig i små doser), i tillegg til å nyte måltidet i godt selskap, er det med på å skape en god livskvalitet. Vi skal ta vare på kropp og helse på flere vis på denne turen :)
Bildet er fra mitt opphold i India, hvor jeg ble sertifisert som yogainstruktør.
Gleder meg til tur med dere!