As you ascend into the balmy air that hangs above the Douro Valley, glass of Champagne in hand, you’ll understand why locals call this dramatic part of Portugal the Enchanted Valley.
Gaze over impossibly steep terraced vineyards line both sides of the winding river gorge. Below the basket, the river bends and twists its way to the Atlantic ocean. Maybe you’ll spot a traditional wooden boat transporting Port barrels from inland wineries to the Port lodges in famous Vila Nova de Gaia, as has been the way for hundreds of years.
For 90 minutes it’s just you, up to 11 more of your closest friends and family (choose carefully now) and magical views of river, valley, mountain, vineyard and plateau.