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Hungry Hawk Vineyards in Portugal

Lisbon & Porto Tour & Douro River Cruise: July 16-27, 2024

Douro Cruise Only: July 20-27, 2024

 

Ladies & Gentlemen,
 
In the summer of 2024, we are going to Portugal!  
 
You are cordially invited to join the Hungry Hawk Vineyards’ Douro River. Portugal is a fascinating and historic center of wine and port production.  This 7-night voyage aboard the ship AmaDouro begins and ends in the city of Porto.
 
There is an optional pre-cruise tour spending 3 nights in Lisbon and 1 night in Porto city.  Visit the best sights of Lisbon and see Fatima, Coimbra en route to arriving in Porto.  The tour is well worth doing if this your first visit to Portugal.  Spend a full day and evening in Porto at the stunning Pestana Vintage Porto, with a private vintage port tasting at Taylor-Fladgate, “Purveyors to Her Majesty the Queen.”
 
Travel & Leisure magazine calls Portugal “a magnet for those who want luxury without the sticker shock of Europe’s more well-trod capitals.”  The wines of Portugal are marvelous, with native grape varietals like the red Touriga Franca and white Trajadura producing world class dry wines to wash down the marvelous seafood and delicious Petiscos e Doces, the Portuguese versions of tapas.  Learn about port production and visit the vineyards and premises of renowned centuries-old port producers like Taylor-Fladgate, Graham, Croft, Cockburn, Sandeman and Warre.
 
On board the ship AmaDouro I will hold two tastings and a paired dinner, pouring my best work to date at Hungry Hawk, alongside the wines of Portugal.  More importantly we’ll explore together the towns and villages along the Douro, which is arguably one of Europe’s best kept secrets and lowest traffic destinations.  Portuguese wineries, called “quintas”, are excellent and fascinating, producing magnificent dry red wines.  The famous port wines here captured the world’s attention long ago.  Vinho Verde, the crisp dry white meant to be drunk young, will impress you.  Along the way experience flamenco and fado, see extraordinary castles, palaces, iconic cathedrals and taste enough exquisite wine to last a lifetime.
 
Register online www.toursandwine.com/hawk24
 
This dedicated website displays the entire tour and cruise program, including pictures of cabins, pricing and each day’s activities. For a short time, there is a $500 per cabin ($250 p/p) discount for members of the Hungry Hawk Group on board.  Book by February 29th, 2023. A deposit of $750 per person will hold space on the entire program.
 
NOTE: Special activities and meals are included.  You must book through our tour operator, Expanding Horizons of Tustin CA, to be part of the Hungry Hawk Vineyards Douro Group.
 
With questions contact Georgia Shoemaker at our tour operator Expanding Horizons:
Georgia@Expanding-Horizons.com or call 1-714-975-9941
 
Feel free to recommend this special holiday to all your friends and relations you believe will enjoy this kind of vacation; the time of your life, shared and dedicated to culture, great food and wine.
 
Sincerely,
Mike Embly
Winemaker