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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  • Just spent a wonderful day in the Douro wine region with the Catavino team and a local winemaker. We had breathtaking views of a side... read more

    Julie Dawn Fox Avatar
    Julie Dawn Fox

    No enough words, even for a wordsmith like me, to say how wonderful it was spending time with Gabriella and Ryan. Our tour with Ryan... read more

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    Louis Marmon

    What an amazing trip with a fantastic group of people. It was an education about wine we couldn't have experienced anywhere else. Our... read more

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    Debbie Tarnow Getlin
  • 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 more

    Anna Gunn Avatar
    Anna Gunn

    Yesterday we had the chance to visit a few places in the Douro with Catavino. We had the chance to meet one very young producer... read more

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    Flavio Bastos Amiel

    Catavino is a Portugal-based company which appealed to us. We booked a two week tour of Portugal through them. They were uniformaly great... read more

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    Richard Porter
  • Amazing trip....a singular and unique experience. Ryan and the team at Catavino are so knowledgeable and clearly gifted at crafting an epic travel experience. ... read more

    DiAnn Lawson Avatar
    DiAnn Lawson

    My husband and I had a wonderful day on a private tour with Ryan throughout the Douro Valley. He is extremely knowledgeable and helped us... read more

    Sara Scattarella White Avatar
    Sara Scattarella White

    Our Fall Harvest trip through the Douro valley led by Ryan Opaz and organized by the talented team at Catavino was truly a once in... read more

    DiAnn Lawson Avatar
    DiAnn Lawson
  • We were part of the 2016 Harvest Tour and had the experience of a lifetime! The Douro Valley is breathtakingly beautiful and our guides were... read more

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    Marcie Schultz Eilers

    Just been on a fabulous trip with Catavino to the Upper Douro. Getting to enjoy the unique landscape and discover some hidden secrets of the... read more

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    Salt Translations

    Fantastic tour of the Portugal wine country organized and conducted by the Catavino team. Echoing the comments of the previous reviews below, my wife... read more

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    David Waldschmidt
  • Stunning tour both from a history standpoint as a tour of downtown Porto. All the places we visited were amazing and we finished in "The... read more

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    Paulo Prata

    My wife and I had a first rate experience touring the wine country in Portugal. Catavino Tours organized the trip for us and friends.... read more

    David Waldschmidt Avatar
    David Waldschmidt

    This company is amazing. We had never been to Portugal before or used a travel company that made customized tours. We were spoiled... read more

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    Donna Jones
  • We just completed a Fall Harvest tour that was organized and led by Catavino Tours. The entire experience was wonderful and met all of... read more

    Cornell Anderson Avatar
    Cornell Anderson

    Recently back from a Fall Harvest Wine & Food Tour in northern Portugal. Ryan and his team of angels of Catavino created an absolute exceptional... read more

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    Patti Berg Judalena

    Catavino is Ryan Opaz. But Ryan Opaz is not all of Catavino. There is a team behind the scenes. He is a Renaissance man... read more

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    George L
  • I can only second the comments written here. Catavino is highly professional and will stop at nothing to give you an incredible, unforgettable time. All... read more

    David Mulally Avatar
    David Mulally

    Looking to enjoy a great excursion through some of the world's most beautiful vineyards? Our group's tour off the beaten path with Catavino was a... read more

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    Anita Breland

    Catavino is Ryan Opaz. But Ryan Opaz is not all of Catavino. There is a team behind the scenes. He is a Renaissance man... read more

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    George L. Leonard
  • Highly recommend the Catavino tour The History of Portugal in 5 Glasses, exploring streets of Porto and learning hidden facts and stories about daily portuguese... read more

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    Viver o Porto Pc

    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 more

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    Tinamarie Pontes

    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 more

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    Caterina TheFox Segantini
  • Thank you for an amazing and unforgettable week!! Great itinerary, great tour guides - fun, original and unique experiences every day!

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    Heiðrún Schnoes

    We loved our trip to Portugal with catavino tours! Every detail was taken care of, communication was accurate but they did throw in some... read more

    Susan Spiegle Avatar
    Susan Spiegle

    Had a great experience in the walking tour, and as a Portuguese I learned a lot of things about the history and the origin of... read more

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    Paulo Prata
  • 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 more

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    Tom Fakler

    When there were hiccups in the itinerary; Catavino was nothing but gracious. They understood what our visit meant to us & offered us fantastic guides... read more

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    Miriam van Nie

    I worked with Ryan and his staff on setting up a wine and food tour for my winery's (Bodegas Paso Robles) wine club members. ... read more

    Dorothy Schuler Avatar
    Dorothy Schuler
  • A week like no other. Catavino designed an amazing tour for our private group. Ryan Opaz's personal relationship with so many in the... read more

    Kim O'Malley Avatar
    Kim O'Malley

    Great experience, The History of Portugal in 5 Glasses tour made us discover Porto through wine, coffee, tea, beer and MORE WINE! Definitely recommended!

    Caterina Segantini Avatar
    Caterina Segantini

    Very knowledgeable on the food and wine offerings of the region and a great overall experience

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    larry getlin
  • We just completed a Fall Harvest tour that was organized and led by Catavino Tours. The entire experience was wonderful and met all of... read more

    Cornell Anderson Avatar
    Cornell Anderson

    My wife, son, daughter-in-law and I just returned from a memorable, two-week adventure in Spain and Portugal which was arranged by the wonderful team at... read more

    Glenn Kalnasy Avatar
    Glenn Kalnasy

    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 more

    Anna Gunn Avatar
    Anna Gunn
  • As a local, exploring my own city - Porto - through the eyes and tastes of others is always a challenging experience, and I had... read more

    Paula Calheiros Avatar
    Paula Calheiros

    Ana arranged a trip for my client through Portugal. My client is a single woman traveling alone and she had the time of her life!... read more

    Kathryn Schutz Avatar
    Kathryn Schutz

    This was our second trip to Portugal. Catavino tweaked the itinerary to complement what we had done before. We would go back again!... read more

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    Jim O'Malley