Ultimate Portugal

Porto & Douro Valley
7 nights private tour from $5,000 per person

Get under the skin of northern Portugal as you explore all that this beautiful region has to offer, from the medieval architecture of charming Porto to the breathtaking scenery and delectable red wines of the Douro Valley.

Ultimate Portugal
At a glance
  • Enjoy exploring the friendly city of Porto, perched on the beautiful Rio Douro

  • Six Senses is one of the finest hotels in the Douro Valley with its gourmet restaurant and state-of-the-art spa

  • Discover the scenic Douro Valley region with a cruise along the river in a private boat

  • A fantastic destination for foodies, this region of Portugal is known for its Michelin-starred restaurants and traditional petiscos

Journey highlights
  • Enjoy exploring the friendly city of Porto, perched on the beautiful Rio Douro

  • Six Senses is one of the finest hotels in the Douro Valley with its gourmet restaurant and state-of-the-art spa

  • Discover the scenic Douro Valley region with a cruise along the river in a private boat

  • A fantastic destination for foodies, this region of Portugal is known for its Michelin-starred restaurants and traditional petiscos

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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Porto and the Douro Valley can be visited year-round, however the best times to travel are spring, early summer and autumn. During these times the weather is pleasant, however in July and August temperatures can reach up to 45°C. In the winter, temperatures drop and it can be rainy, particularly in November, December and January.


Price Guide: (per person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

Departing Price from*
  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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May $5,500 $1,400 plan your trip
June $6,000 $1,500 plan your trip
July $6,000 $1,500 plan your trip
August $6,000 $1,500 plan your trip
September $6,000 $1,500 plan your trip
October $6,000 $1,500 plan your trip
November $5,000 $1,300 plan your trip
December $5,500 $1,400 plan your trip
January $5,000 $1,300 plan your trip
February $5,000 $1,300 plan your trip
March $5,000 $1,300 plan your trip
April $5,500 $1,400 plan your trip
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $5,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,400
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $6,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $5,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,300
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $5,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,400
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $5,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,300
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $5,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,300
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $5,000
    Deposit from*
    $1,300
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    $5,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,400
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Itinerary

Fly to Porto
Day 1-4

Douro Valley and Northern Portugal

Set on the banks of the Rio Douro, Porto is a vibrant and fascinating city, with charming buildings to admire and a fabulous culinary scene to enjoy alongside its rich wine heritage. The ancient port houses of the city line the river, while the historic centre of Porto and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ribeira, is home to the pastel-coloured houses that the city is famed for.

The Yeatman is the city's 'wine hotel' and as such is a real paradise for wine lovers. From the wine tasting masterclasses to the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa, much of the focus here is on Portugal's fabulous wines. During your three nights at The Yeatman, enjoy tasting a wide variety of wines or relax with a soothing treatment using products made with vine extracts. 

Spend your days exploring the colourful city of Porto, weaving through its winding streets, and enjoy a gastronomic walking tour of the city with your private guide. Sample local delicacies and mouth-watering petiscos - the Portuguese take on tapas. You'll also have the opportunity to taste some of the port that the city is named after with a tour of Taylor's cellars.

Accommodation: The Yeatman ( 3 nights )
Day 4-8

Douro Valley and Northern Portugal

After getting to grips with Porto's fascinating culture and delicious local Port, travel along the river to spend four nights at the stunning Six Senses Douro Valley. Well known for its world-class spa - a destination in itself - this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful views of the river and the vineyards that surround it.

One of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world, the Douro Valley is naturally home to a huge selection of exceptional wines. Spend an afternoon in the hotel's own Wine Library, where private wine tasting sessions are conducted by the Six Senses' sommelier, or cruise along the river to one of the historic local vineyards, known as Quintas. Wine lovers visiting the area in the autumn months can even participate in the harvest activities, including the centuries-old tradition of stomping the grapes.

If you manage to tear yourself away from the peace and tranquillity of the Six Senses, discover the natural beauty of the Douro Valley with a private boat trip along the river, or alternatively, enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter flight to take in the breathtaking scenery from above.

Accommodation: Six Senses Douro Valley ( 4 nights )
Fly home from Porto
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Experiences included in this itinerary


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When to visit

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

Porto and the Douro Valley can be visited year-round, however the best times to travel are spring, early summer and autumn. During these times the weather is pleasant, however in July and August temperatures can reach up to 45°C. In the winter, temperatures drop and it can be rainy, particularly in November, December and January.

Ultimate Portugal
Ultimate Portugal

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind