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Pinhão from Ventozelo

The Douro Boom!

The Douro Boom!

Last year, Portugal EV Tours started its tours and experiences with only two small and high-quality vineyards: Quinta do Tedo and Quinta do Monte Travesso. Our bet in providing value to our customers as well as to our partners paid off and this year we have many more vineyards joining us in our quest for unique Experiences, sustainability and Electrification of the Douro Valley! It’s a true Douro Boom!

New Vineyards

For 2019, we welcome new vineyards to bring electrifying and exclusive experiences in the Douro Valley!

  • Quinta Seara D’Ordens
  • Quinta de Tourais
  • Quinta da Marka
  • Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo and their Restaurant “Conceitus”
  • Quinta do Seixo
  • Quinta de La Rosa and their Restaurant “Cozinha da Clara”
  • Quinta do Ventozelo
  • Quinta do Panascal
  • Quinta da Roeda and Pic-Nic at the Vineyard
  • Quinta do Vallado

Having a bigger offer with different vineyards means we are able to provide a new tour concept: Your Personal Douro! You can now choose where you want to go, the wine tastings of your choice, the lunch of your preference, the activities you care the most, with access to our discounted prices, with our partners (going live this week!).

New Services

You can also enjoy our private Transfer services since some of these vineyards have accommodations! Most of these vineyards are under 1h30 away from Porto and a private transfer will certainly be your best option to get there! During the travel, you can enjoy bottled water, cookies, Wifi and charge your mobile devices with our USB outlets.

Exclusive Tours and Visits

Lastly, we are in the process of creating a new and exclusive program with Quinta do Ventozelo. This big (400ha!) vineyard will soon be open to visits and is considered to be “the Douro in a Vineyard”. With this program, we will start in Porto, in the Gran Cruz Hotel, take you to the Adega Cooperativa de Alijó and finally have lunch and enjoy the afternoon at Quinta do Ventozelo. Keep your eyes peeled for more details soon!

Novelties for 2019!

Novelties for 2019!

We skipped the January blog post because we were hard at work to provide you the best Experiences for 2019!

2019 will mark our first expansion towards a new region, contrasting with the Douro Valley. We are talking about Alentejo!

In late 2018 and early 2019 we partnered with accommodations in Évora:

Madrugada is a rural tourism just on the outskirts of Évora that has 5 bedrooms and a whole lot of land surrounding it! At Madrugada, you can enjoy intimate contact with nature and the environment. You will wake up to perfect sunrises or enjoy the reddest and oranges sunsets of Alentejo; you can take a stroll through the olive orchards, have a picnic in an open field, enjoy contact with farm animals… The night is also magical and you will enjoy some of the clearest skies in all Portugal. The best part: its just 5min away from the centre of Évora and its beautiful monuments!

Heaven Inn is the only 5-star hostel in Évora and supported by the tourism of Portugal. It is located at walking distance from the centre of Évora, and some of the main touristic attractions: Praça do Giraldo, Bones Chappel, Évora Cathedral, Roman Temple, just to name a few. It has one of the best balconies in all of Évora, overlooking the city and its rooftops. A very modern hostel that still keeps all the traditional elements from Alentejo!

Lastly, we like to show you the best and unknown places to visit, always from the perspective of a local. That’s why we also partnered with Vagar Walking Tours! Mélanie and Diane will show you the best places and in and around Évora, and also other interesting cities in Alentejo: Arraiolos and the famous tapestries; Monsaraz and its castle, just to name a few!

With our new partners, you are now able to arrive in or tour around Évora and Alentejo in a modern, luxurious and environmental-friendly Tesla!

Tours Douro
Tours Douro

Welcome!

Welcome to Portugal EV Tours’ first blog post!

When we started this project we had a simple vision: show the Douro from the perspective of people who live, work and have an attachment to the Douro Valley region.

We also want to do it in a way that would preserve and protect the region for future generations. We will showcase the best, unknown places and persons of the Douro.

With a large emphasis on sustainability, we chose to be bold on our sustainability premise. We perform all our tours wanted using an electric vehicle. The Tesla Model X was the only vehicle that would fit our purpose: It is fully electric, can carry up to (in our case) 5 passengers, has great range and fast recharging capabilities. Also, it is more spacious than any other vehicle in the category. You will discover hidden storage spaces throughout the vehicle. Being electric means there is no engine noise. Therefore you can truly appreciate the region and its quietness while reducing stress associated with a car travel.

Our private experiences invite you to the region and to explore it through the eyes of the locals. The life, the landscape, the gastronomy, everything comes together in our experiences.

Stay tuned in our blog to catch up on the latest tours and special events we will be announcing!