Essense of Portugal (20D/19N)from €760
In the centre of the Duoro port wine region lies the small village of Chanceleiros. The quaint village overlooks the vineyards where wine growing was started in the 12th century. Chanceleiros is three miles from Pinhao, a small town famous for its wonderfully tiled train station.Driving through the slopes of the Douro Valley, you arrive in the small village of Chanceleiros and now you are really in rural Portugal.The manor house in Chanceleiros was built as a summer residence in the early 18th century and has been tastefully rebuilt from ruins by its present owners. Today the luxurious surroundings combine Portuguese culture and architecture with international comfort.