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Wine, Cheese & Animals - Dão wine region

Porto, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Sérgio

11 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

***Note***
This experience can be enhanced when done in conjunction with the Douro Valley Experience. Message me to learn more!

Be among the first to discover the Dão & Lafões wine region, also home of the best cheese in Portugal, with this relaxing, private and highly sensory oriented experience!

This experience will cater to all your senses – from the touch with interacting with the animals, observing their behavior; to tasting the different Dão wines throughout the meal; feeling the scent - and tasting! – the best cheese and sausages in Portugal, and finally admiring the beautiful landscaped from the top of the tallest mountain in Portugal.
After picking you up in Porto we will drive for 2h until we reach the Madre De Água vineyard and farm. There we will meet the Serra da Estrela dogs, goats, Bordaleira sheep, and Lusitano horses.
Then we will have a meal with typical flavors from the region, along with a wine tasting – 6 different table wines – from this beautiful and exquisite vineyard.
After lunch we will head to the top of the mountain, visiting the cheese and sausage shops, tasting the different products. From the top, we will also enjoy the unique views, before heading back to Porto.

We will then get back to Porto - where we will arrive by 7 PM.
Other things to note
The Experience involves 2h trips - to and from Serra da Estrela. Convenient stops will be done along the way, if necessary.
In case of severe weather - snowstorms - the roads leading to the top of the mountain may be closed. In this case, we will visit the Seia Bread Museum.
***Note***
This experience can be enhanced when done in conjunction with the Douro Valley Experience. Message me to learn more!

Be among the first to discover the Dão & Lafões wine region, also home of the best cheese in Portugal, with this relaxing, private and highly sensory oriented experience!

This experience will cater to all your senses – from the touch with interacting with the animals, observing their behavior;…

Sérgio's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Tasting of typical products - wine, cheese, olive oil and jams
    Lunch -...
  • Drinks
    Water will be available for the entire day,
    Wine tasting at the farm/v...
  • Transportation
    Driving to the different locations in a comfortable, luxurious and emission...
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Thu, Jan 21
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Fri, Jan 22
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
$194 per person
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Sat, Jan 23
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
$194 per person
$194 per person

Meet your host, Sérgio

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 2 Reviews
This host received the official Clean and Safe stamp from Turismo de Portugal

My name is Sérgio Costa and I'm a biologist.

For me, the main reason to undertake biology was the contact with nature, animals, plants and share this passion with others. Following my highly successful experience in the Douro Valley, I am now presenting an entirely new one, in an undiscovered region of Portugal - Serra da Estrela.

Leveraging my science background, I can give you unique insights and interpretations from geological history, fauna (wild and domesticated animals) and flora of the region - as well as the unique products of Serra da Estrela: the wines of the Dão Region - largely overlooked but with excellent taste; as well as the cheeses, considered the best ones in Portugal!
This host received the official Clean and Safe stamp from Turismo de Portugal

My name is Sérgio Costa and I'm a biologist.

For me, the main reason to undertake biology was the contact with nature, animals, plants and share this passion with others. Following my highly successful experience in the Douro Valley, I am now presenting an entirely new one, in an undiscovered region of Portugal - Serra da Estrela.

Leveraging my science background, I can give you unique…
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Where you'll be

Farm - Coudelaria Madre de Água - Nature and Animal interaction activities, tastings and lunch
Peak of Serra da Estrela Mountain

2 reviews

Carmen
January 2020
We really could not have found this kind of tour anywhere else! The scenery on the drive to the vineyard was beautiful country side and small quaint towns. It was a lovely vineyard and farm. Not overrun with other tourists at all. Cheese and wine tasting with lunch was absolutely amazing. The Serra da Estrela mountain stop was unique and we probably would never have know about it without this tour. Sergio was very knowledge about the wine making, animals in the region, and the general area.
We really could not have found this kind of tour anywhere else! The scenery on the drive to the vineyard was beautiful country side and small quaint towns. It was a lovely vineyard…
Laura
December 2019
This was my favorite day in Portugal. I don’t know that I can properly convey what a special experience this was. Everything was perfect. Sérgio took me to a beautiful winery/cheese making place/animal sanctuary/horse farm where I got a rare glimpse into local life and was able to meet so many beautiful animals. Lunch was perfection, with beautiful food and wines. After we went to the mountains to watch a beautiful sunset- all in his awesome space shuttle (I mean Tesla- it just feels like a space shuttle). This was not a tour- it was an experience. I will remember it for the rest of my life. One of my best travel adventures to date.
This was my favorite day in Portugal. I don’t know that I can properly convey what a special experience this was. Everything was perfect. Sérgio took me to a beautiful winery/chees…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Winter clothing - Coats, gloves, scarves and beanies.

Comfortable, rugged shoes and an extra pair of socks.