Douro Valley Discovery: A Journey with Tripwix

Exploring the Enchanting Douro Valley: A Luxurious Adventure

Located in the heart of Portugal, the Douro Valley is known for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and, of course, its world famous wines. Start your journey with Tripwix, where luxury rentals and local ambassadors with 24/7 congierge await to elevate your travel experience. Accordingly, if you are seeking an unforgettable experience that combines luxury, adventure, and gastronomic delights, look no further than our itinerary. Join us on a journey through the Douro Valley. Every moment is designed to indulge your senses and create lasting memories.

Breakfast at Rolapipas
Breakfast at Rolapipas

Know Before You Go

The Douro Valley has the Miditerranean weather, hot summers and mild winters. Moreover, it is smart to wear sturdy footwear for the varied terrain. Besides, while Portuguese is the primary language, English is common. Furthermore, the currency is the Euro and credit cards are generally accpeted eveywhere but some restaurants, shops, and activities only accept cash. The transportation options include cars, trains, boats or tours. Additionally, the region is known for the vineyards and the wine. Therefore, we also implemented a wine tour in the itineray. In addition, it is important to keep in mind that dining times tend to be later than in other countries. Lunch is typically served between 12:30PM amd 2:30PM and dinner usually starts around 8:00PM. Lastly, a pre-arrival grocery/pantry stocking service is available. The pantry list form needs to be returned to us four days prior to your arrival.

Why Tripwix: The Advantages of a 24/7 Congierge

 At Tripwix, we recognize the importance of personalized service and round-the-clock support to enhance your travel experience. With our dedicated concierge and local ambassadors who are available 24/7, you can rest assured that every detail of your trip is taken care of seamlessly. Whether you need insider recommendations or assistance with bookings, our team is here to help. Experience the ultimate luxury and exclusive perks by booking your accomodation with Tripwix. Benefit from expert guidance and exclusive facilities throughout your stay. Let us ensure that your Douro visit is extraordinary, allowing full relaxation and immersion in the beauty of this region. 

Day 1: Arrival Day

Arrive at Casa do Rola Pipas and feel immediately at ease as you settle into your luxurious accommodation. After settling in, prepare for an evening of culinary delight. Our expert sommelier will guide you through a wine pairing dinner (provided by a private chef) featuring the finest DOC Douro wines, perfectly complemented by local cuisine. 

However, keep in mind that the check-in starts at four o’clock in the afternoon.

Table Setting Rolapipas
Table Setting Rolapipas

Day 2: Vineyards and Villages

Begin your day with breakfast at the villa, followed by an e-bike ride through the vineyards of Quinta da Roeda, starting from Castedo. Then, indulge in a guided winecellar tour and a tantalizing tasting of CROFT Port wines. The adventure continues with visits to Quinta da Marcella and Casal de Loivos, where you will have a private wine tasting. There you may taste sample exclusive DOC Douro wines and savor local delicacies against breathtaking panoramic views. Afterwards, you will have lunch at Quinta da Marcela. It is a hidden gem, lovingly owned by two Brazilian connoisseurs captivated by Douro’s allure. Furthermore, you will continue the E-bike guided tour by visiting Casal de Loivos and an Olive Oil Museum. The day will end around 19PM with your private transfer back to the villa. 

Wine Experience
Wine Experience

Day 3: Cultural Immersion in Guimarães

On day three, the day will start ealier with an eight o’clock breakfast at the villa. Then, you will immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Guimarães with an e-bike tour through its charming streets. Explore the medieval Castle of Guimarães with exclusive access to Tripwix guests, before savoring a delectable lunch at the Michelin-starred restaurant ‘A Cozinha’. Round off your day with a scenic cable car ride to Penha, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape. At 18PM is the return at the villa whereafter yuu will have a dinner at the villa, provided by Rolapipas.

Castle of Guimarães - Wikipedia
Castle of Guimarães



Day 4: Serenity and Sunset

Day four starts with breakfast at the villa, followed by a morning yoga session on the front porch overlooking the Douro River. Afterwards, there will be a light lunch served at the villa. Then, spend the afternoon cruising along the tranquil waters of the Douro on a three hour private boat tour. The tour includes refreshing snacks and signature cocktails. As the sun sets, prepare for a great dining experience at Quinta do Bomfim, where gourmet cuisine meets the finest regional wines. The private transfer back to the villa will be at eleven o’clock in the evening. 

Boat Tour Douro River
Boat Tour Douro River

Day 5: Quad Adventures and Culinary Delights

At 8:30 breakfast at the villa awaits. Subsequently, start the day with a thrilling quad tour through the rugged terrain of Alijó. As a break, there will be a stop in Alijó to enjoy a traditional lunch at a charming local restaurant. After continuing your trip, take in panoramic views from Miradouro do Ujo before returning to Rolapipas for a relaxing evening. Consequently, your private transfer will take you back to the villa at four o’clock in the afternoon. Again, tonight dinner will be provided by Rolapipas

Guided Quad Tour
Guided Quad Tour

Day 6: Off-Road Experience

** This day’s itinerary is only available on Saturdays. 

After your nine o’clock breakfast in the moning, you will start your day with an off road tour at ten o’clock. Thus, get off the beaten path with a Jeep Wrangler tour to São Salvador do Mundo, where a picturesque picnic awaits amidst the vineyards. Afterwards, explore the historic village of Provesende before visiting the Piedade Sanctuary in Sanfins do Douro. These villages are steeped in centuries of history and spirituality. You will end the day with dinner at the villa, which will be provided by Rolapipas

Picnic Lunch
Picnic Lunch

Day 7: Departure

As your journey draws to a close, say farwell to the Douro Valley with a transfer back to the airport. You will have a private transfer of Rolapipas to the airport in 2 Mercedes Vito 9 seats (with driver). Lastly, please, still keep in mind that the check-out is at ten o’clock in the morning.

Gallery image of this property
View Douro River

About Rolapipas

Rolapipas has a magnificent location for a family get-together or to host a special event. Moreover, to further enhance your authentic Douro experience, including a traditional in-house chef and a friendly housekeeper. Furthermore, the house has:

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 7 bathrooms
  • 14 guests max
  • Swimming pool
  • Boat dock
  • Huge patios
  • Rolling lawns to the river

If this all made you curious for the house, here we provide a link for a video tour.

In Conclusion: Traveling with Tripwix

In summary, journeying through the Douro Valley with Tripwix promises an unforgettable experience of luxury, adventure, and culinary delights. With our dedicated support and personalized service, every aspect of your trip is seamlessly arranged. This allows you to immerse yourself fully in the beauty and charm of this enchanting region. From exclusive wine tasting to exploring historic villages and serene landscapes, each day offers new discoveries and cherished memories. Thus, experience the Douro Valley in unparalleled luxury and style with Tripwix. Book your adventure today and start the journey of a lifetime. 


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Lotte van Dort

Hello! My name is Lotte van Dort and I am a student intern at Tripwix, currently soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of Lisbon, Portugal. Combining my passion for European Studies with the thrill of travelling, I'm creating engaging blog posts that capture the essence of Europe's rich culture and history, all while immersing in the luxury rentals offered by Tripwix. Join me on this exciting journey!