Catavino prides itself on designing highly customized experiences throughout Spain and Portugal. Since 2005, we’ve lived and breathed the Peninsula, seeking out engaging and knowledgable guides, exceptional lodging, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and of course, outstanding food and wine! What makes us different is our unmatched custom trip planning from experts who not only adore the art of crafting a personalized trip, but who challenge themselves to ensure that you want to come back!
Since 2005, Ryan and Gabriella Opaz have shared both their personal and heavily researched stories about Spain and Portugal. Ranging from jaw-dropping culinary experiences to simple off-the-beaten-track adventure stories in tiny Spanish towns, there’s one element that has always remained consistent at Catavino’s core outstanding food, wine and culture stories.
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The Catavino team is world class. A tour with them is guaranteed to be something that you won't forget. They show you a true... read moreThe Catavino team is world class. A tour with them is guaranteed to be something that you won't forget. They show you a true picture of what goes on, busting myths about the wine and port industry to show you the real side of Douro. Their level of knowledge is incredible, and we had access to wine tasting, grape stomping and meet the faces behind the wine industry. I can't even begin to describe the amazing lunch at the farm, overlooking the most spectacular views that only the Douro provides - breath taking!! It is guaranteed to be filled with passion and love, leaving you with a yearning to come back time and time again. Can't recommend this enough. read lessAnna Gunn
This team is first class, they are knowledgeable of all areas of wine, and the Douro. If you are looking for something to do... read moreThis team is first class, they are knowledgeable of all areas of wine, and the Douro. If you are looking for something to do when in Porto I cant recommend their tours enough - first class. Many places here say they offer the authentic version of Porto, but rarely do - these tours go into places that others don't, they bust the myths of wine, Port and give you the real insights, show you the faces behind the wine. The tours offered here give you something that is unique, filled with passion and love for this wonderful city and surrounding areas. read lessAnna Gunn
I would highly encourage anyone to book the Culinary Food Tour with Catavino. Three of my friends and I booked one in Lisbon, and... read moreI would highly encourage anyone to book the Culinary Food Tour with Catavino. Three of my friends and I booked one in Lisbon, and we were blown away with the whole experience. We were a little hesitant at first due to pricing being a bit higher in comparison to some of the other tours we were looking at, but decided to go through with it, due to the great reviews. We are so happy we did. What you don't get on other tours, that you do here, is the very personal and intimate experience you get with your tour guide. He was exceptional! It was almost like doing a little food /restaurant hop with a friend who knows the city well.
Also, in terms of communication, Catavino was on top of it. The whole booking experience with them was very easy. I would absolutely use them again. read lessTinamarie Pontes
Outstanding day trip from Porto with Catavino! We spent a day off the beaten path in the Douro wine region and its spectacular scenery. We... read moreOutstanding day trip from Porto with Catavino! We spent a day off the beaten path in the Douro wine region and its spectacular scenery. We visited a winery where the vintner gave us the most authentic and informative tour of the vineyards and wine cellar we have had. We tasted this year’s new wine and port from a 10,000-liter cask. We had a gourmet lunch with wines perfectly paired. Our tour was in the harvest season and we were able to participate in the traditional stomping of grapes in a granite lagar. It was a fun time for all! Catavino and team know the area and vintners well, and this made our day truly special. read lessTom Fakler
Ryan and Will are amazing! You can learn a lot about Porto and in a different way with The History of Portugal in 5 Glasses... read moreRyan and Will are amazing! You can learn a lot about Porto and in a different way with The History of Portugal in 5 Glasses tour. Fantastic, approved by an italian! 😉 read lessCaterina TheFox Segantini