Luxury Wine, Food, & Cultural Travel Experience

-Portugal & Spain 2020-

Exclusive travel with Wise Villa Winery

The Wine Lover's Dream!
 
Here's your chance to travel with Wise Villa Winery's owner & winemaker Dr. Grover Lee on an 
exclusive 10-day LUXURY WINE TOUR & TRAVEL EXPERIENCE of Portugal and Spain!

April 17 - April 27, 2019

Dr. Grover Lee will be taking a small group of 15 wine lovers on a private tour to some of the most beautiful vineyards, wineries, hotels, and exquisite dining places in Portugal and Spain. Discover some of the Iberian Peninsula's most interesting wine regions as you dazzle your taste buds on this exclusive journey through the food and wine culture of Portugal and Spain!

Land only – inclusive of items listed in itinerary: $4,595 - per person

*Prices are based on all paying clients sharing double or twin rooms  

Does not include the supplement for river view rooms in Porto*


For more information contact

Kristine Nations

Phone 916-984-9400

kristine@nationstravel.net 

*Contact form located

at bottom of this page

Itinerary

Day 1 – Fri, Apr 17, 2020 International Flight from the USA 

Day 2 – Sat, Apr 18, 2020 – Porto 
 
A welcome package with a bottle of wine, city map, and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip. Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. For your added comfort, we will have an English-speaking assistant waiting for you outside the customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to coordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation. 

Day 3 – Sunday April 19, 2020 - Porto 
 

Quinta da Aveleda is Portugal’s largest Vinho Verde exporter. The history of this wine estate is lost in time, but there are countless records of it after the 16th century. The first bottled wine sale records date back to 1870. A trip to Quinta da Aveleda is much more than a visit to the beautiful vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see at a technologically advanced winery which produces one of the best sold Vinhos Verdes worldwide. To enter Aveleda is to make a journey back in time of the traditional Minho families who lived in the region's typical manor houses. In the gardens one can enjoy rich and exotic flora and, in the area, devoted to agriculture, the old kitchen, the coach house and the threshing floor are the most important constructions. There are also romantic style buildings among which stand out the House of Reboleira (whose window is a National Monument), the Tea House and the Four Sisters Fountain. A visit into the cellar allows one to witness the Aveleda bottling process. The tour ends with a wine tasting and tasting of cheese produced in the artisanal cheese dairy of the farm, and a traditional lunch at the property. 
 
• tasting: 3 special wines + cheese + accompaniments • superior meal: starter + main course + dessert + 3 wines + water + coffee/tea 
 
Accommodation: Hotel Teatro 

Day 4 – Monday April 20, 2020 – Porto, Douro 
 
Meet your private driver and guide for a transfer to the Douro Valley, stopping to explore various stops in the Douro region along the way, including some marvelous local wine-tasting. In each area you will discover something wonderful; In Amarante, visit the Sao Gonçalo Monastery and historical city center. Enjoy the views as you are driven through a picturesque valley followed by a stop in Régua to take a walk along the riverside. From here, you'll get to visit the renowned train station in Pinhão. Visit a Port Wine farm to learn more about this drink synonymous with Portugal. Along the way you stop at two local wineries; Quinta da Pacheca visit, and Quinta do Seixo, each offering you the opportunity to try some different local wines. A locally inspired lunch is included at one of the wineries, or weather permitting a picnic can be arranged.  
 
Accommodation: Hotel Collection Vila Gale Douro (B) (River View)  
 

Day 5 – Tuesday April 21, 2020 - Douro 
 

Today you will embark on a journey to experience the best that the Douro Valley has to offer. You will be taken by private transfer to the start of a scenic walk where your experienced guide will help you navigate the winding ways of the Douro Valley as you glimpse the rolling terraced hillsides, rich soils and magnificent river below. (Please mention any mobility issues before booking). At the conclusion of your walk, you will be transferred to one of the nearby stunning "Quintas" or estates for a guided tour of the facilities, explanation of the port-making process and a finally a tasting of the vineyard’s finest blends. Here you will enjoy a lunch provided by the quinta which will include regional delicacies, wine and dessert. 
 
Lastly, finish your day with a relaxing cruise along the Douro River on your own private boat. Savor the magnificent views of the valley from yet another vantage point as you float past more vines, villages and quintas. At the end of the day you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Collection Vila Gale Douro (B) (River View) 

Day 6 – Wednesday April 22, 2020 – Douro, Salamanca 
 

Take a private transfer from your location in the Douro Valley to Salamanca Spain. We will stop for lunch and tasting along the way. 
 
Accommodation: Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa (B) (Celda Room)  

 
 
 

Day 7 – Thu, Apr 23, 2020 – Salamanca 
 

Spend the day discovering everything this splendid wine hotel, organic farm and natural reserve has to offer. Enjoy the gastronomic restaurant with its famous pata negra, our farm, spa with wellness services and yoga or soak in the beauty relaxing by the pool. Hacienda Zorita has so much to offer to those who love wine, gastronomy and the good life. 
 
Accommodation: Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa (B) (Celda Room)
 

Day 8 – Fri, Apr 24, 2020 – Salamanca, Madrid 
 

Today, enjoy a private transfer from Salamanca to Madrid. Along the way, we will stop at two top wineries for a tasting and at one you will enjoy lunch with wine. Wineries to be determined based on client interest. Please let your destination expert know if you would like us to make recommendations. The Ribera del Duero wine region consists of 247 vineyards (Bodegas), which produce 68 million liters of wine annually. Ribera del Duero is one of the most important and interesting wine producing regions of Spain. Located just an hour and a half north / northwest of Madrid (like Napa Valley from San Francisco), and an hour south / southwest of the overlooked, but wonderful provincial capital of Burgos, the Ribera del Duero is the most prestigious wine region within easy reach of the Spain's capital city. Ribera del Duero is a Spanish wine-making region and Denominación de Origen (DO) on the country's northern plateau and is one of five wine regions within the autonomous community of Castile and León. 
 
Accommodation: Barcelo Torre de Madrid (B) (Deluxe) 

 

Day 9 – Saturday April 25, 2020 – Madrid 
 
Departing with a private guide and driver, enjoy a half-day tour that will take you through Madrid's oldest quarters, tracing the legacy of the Habsburg and Bourbon dynasties. Admire the many churches, convents, inns, palaces, theaters, narrow medieval streets and traditional shops, all steeped in history that no visitor should miss. Discover the city’s key sights like the Habsburg-era Puerta del Sol, renowned as the bustling heart of Madrid since the 17th century, and Plaza Mayor, a porticoed square that will take you back to the times of swashbuckling swordsmen and medieval rogues. Scamper through the Arco and Calle Cuchilleros where you'll find centuries old taverns dug into caves under the square, and the Plaza de la Villa with excellent examples of Spanish architecture. Marvel at the impressive Bourbon-era Royal Palace, the largest in Western Europe, as well as the Teatro Real (Madrid’s opera house), the Prado Museum, the triumphal arch, and the city’s beautiful fountains of Neptuno and Cibeles. This evening transfer to your flamenco venue. Without a doubt, experience the best flamenco in Spain. The quality of its artists has always been the focus of this legendary place during its more than 50 years of life. Now, its owners embark on a new quest: to become the best restaurant in town. Their kitchen is home to a young chef, already recognized with a Michelin star in his previous restaurant. The experience we propose is therefore double, or rather, triple: on the one hand, enjoy a surprising and wonderful tasting menu with the best creations of the young chef; On the other hand, we are going to pair the menu with the best wines in Spain: you can choose between conventional wines, or even better, with sherry wines, of which the owner of the establishment is an expert, with more than 400 references in his premises. And finally, you will enjoy the flamenco show from a prime table. 
 
Accommodation: Barcelo Torre de Madrid (B) (Deluxe) 
 

 

Day 10 – Sunday April 26, 2020 – Madrid 
 
Setting out on foot for three hours with a private guide, you'll visit the bars that are innovating and leaving a mark on Madrid’s tapas scene. Whether it be through using new techniques, incorporating new or forgotten ingredients, or by taking inspiration in cuisines from around the world, the gastronomic culture in Spain, and Madrid, is always evolving. You'll visit three restaurants, and within each you'll be treated to a drink and tapas. The restaurants included in this tour are aiming for the unexpected; they are looking to surprise their guest by presenting a classical dish and putting their own twist to it. Dig in! 
 
Accommodation: Barcelo Torre de Madrid (B) (Deluxe) 


 
Day 11 – Monday April 27 - International Flight 
 
After check-out, your driver will take the group back to the airport.

HOTELS


Hotel Teatro - Porto The Hotel Teatro breathes originality, innovation and class. Located in the city’s busy and dynamic historical centre, this 4-star hotel represents what truly happens when art meets ambition. Urban and chic, the Hotel Teatro has a distinct theatrical mood that gradually makes you feel like you are part of a spectacular show, standing on a stage of glamour and prestige. Designed by the internationally known interior designer Nini Andrade e Silva, the Hotel Teatro holds 74 rooms and suites, all elegantly decorated in splendid tones of gold and bronze, distributed throughout the 6 main floors of this modern hotel. The Hotel Teatro is the perfect place for a special and memorable holiday, any time of year. Try discovering new sensations by experiencing the remarkable quality and creative essence of this hotel, just before the curtain rises. 
 
Room: Tribune
The Tribune rooms are sure to guarantee you have a special experience at the Hotel Teatro. A mini bar, amazing LCD TV with access to satellite and cable channels, air conditioning and wireless Internet connection, are only some of the amenities included. A working desk, safe, telephone, radio and an individual sofa are also available for your convenience. An extra bed may be included in some Tribune rooms. All Tribune bathrooms are attractively decorated and consist of a shower or bathtub, bidet, bathrobe and hairdryer. The bathroom setting and design will remind you of a theatre dressing room. One of the Tribune rooms in this hotel is a connecting room.  
 
Palco Restaurant: The Palco Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides guests with a special menu filled with Portuguese and Mediterranean inspired dishes. Decorated in honey-colored shades with touches of amber, sophisticated dish presentations and fabulous service, the sight of this restaurant will definitely seem like a work of art. An after-dinner drink, afternoon bite or even a light lunch may be requested while relaxing on the intimate outdoor terrace located within the hotel’s exterior patio. Possessing the same theatrical sensation felt throughout the hotel, guests will find this terrace to be a pleasant choice for some fun socialising or great alone time.

 

Plateia Bar: The Plateia Bar holds an urban edge and creates a great setting for guests who want to lay back and delight in their holiday leisure time while ordering a refreshing beverage. A number of theatre costumes and props embellish the area, being representative of the truly interesting and unique approach that the Hotel Teatro has taken into consideration. Recreation Amenities 
 
Hotel Teatro Facilities: The Terrace is situated at the heart of the building, the Terrace pays homage to the artistic nature of the Hotel Teatro, interpreting the cultured and seductive spirit of the most famous Theatre plays. The Gym is located on the 6th floor, and free to all guests, providing visitors a fantastic view of the city.  

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hotel Collection Vila Gale Douro (B) (River View) - Douro 
 
It is in the first demarcated region of the world, the Alto Douro Wine region, that you will find the Vila Galé Collection Douro hotel. Carved on the slopes, just opposite Régua, this charming boutique hotel captivates anyone due to its stunning views over the river and the vineyards. In the 38 rooms, spread across the hotel’s five floors, the focus is on comfort and a contemporary decor. The landscape and silence invite you to enjoy the panoramic balcony. The restaurant ‘Inevitável’, which is regionally inspired and signed by chef Francisco Ferreira, enchants due to its rich and traditional flavors, as well as its terrace, which challenges you to an outdoor meal.  In turn, the Satsanga Spa, besides its indoor pool and outdoor Jacuzzi, is surprising due to its fusion with nature, as its walls interlace with stone, creating a tranquil and relaxing environment.The combination of all these services make this hotel in Douro absolutely unique. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 

 

 


 

Hacienda Zorita Wine Hotel & Spa (B) (Celda Room) – Salamanca 
 
If you are a true lover of wine and fine dining, enjoy seeking adventure and the thrill of discovery and want to pamper yourself with unparalleled small luxury, this is the perfect place for you. Outstanding buildings full of hidden spots and private plunge pools make this place everything you were longing for! The mystic waters of River Tormes, branch of the Duoro, flow beneath the Main House. Within this unmatched building you can find the restaurant Zorita's Kitchen and its farm-to-table philosophy, whose fine dining and healthy products have granted it with the Kilómetro Cero award and the prestigious national gastronomic award Plato de Oro 2015; The Wine Bar; the Z Lounge, with its wine selection and a numerous collection of movies; and The Wine & Olive Spa, a most relaxing hideaway specialized in olive and winetherapy. All of it made with extreme care to meet all of your needs and make you come back for more. Relax in one of the Dominican cell rooms overlooking the river. Featuring a bathroom equipped with bathtub or massage shower, hairdryer and bathrobes. Room size: 24sqm. SALAMANCA, THE VERY CORE OF THE DUERO VALLEY Are you a wine lover? You should know Hacienda Zorita stands as the gateway to the Land of Wine and Bread. Our vineyards have been growing here since 1366. 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Barcelo Torre de Madrid (B) (Deluxe) – Madrid 
 
 An iconic building converted into a hotel in the heart of Madrid. The new Barceló Torre de Madrid hotel is located in one of the most iconic buildings in the capital: the Torre de Madrid. Designed by internationally renowned Spanish designer Jaime Hayón, winner of the EDIDA 2016 design award. This designer hotel is the most convenient place to stay to discover Madrid, thanks to its excellent location in the Plaza de España, a few steps from the Gran Vía, a 10-minute walk from the Royal Palace of Madrid and a 15-minute walk from the Puerta del Sol and the Plaza Mayor. With the best pool of the city! 

What's Included:

• Guaranteed departure

• Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, Fees where indicated as per the itinerary

• Local and international traveler assistance during your tour

• Specialized and personalized services

What's Not Included:

• Tips

• Laundry

• Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages unless explicitly noted

• Optional activities/extras

• Visas (unless noted)

• Vacation insurance 

OPTIONS

• Customized extensions (pre or post travel) available from $300 service fee per itinerary. If your traveling party would like a made to order tour around Europe before or after the Wise Villa Portugal and Spain Wine Tour, a customized itinerary can be created with hotel, transfers, sightseeing, rail tickets, and more. Email kristine@nationstravel.net for more information.

• Limo service from the winery or your home to and from the airport is available. Email for a quote.

• Travel Insurance – highly recommended. Prices are based on the insured’s age and cost of the trip itinerary that is to be covered.

Trip Terms & Conditions

• Your deposit of $1378.50 is due immediately on booking (30% of program price). The balance is due January 10, 2020.

• Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $400 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

• Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary  

• Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.  

• Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.

 • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out in this document.

• Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation. 

Contact Form

For more information contact

Kristine Nations

Phone 916-984-9400

kristine@nationstravel.net 

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