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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- 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 moreWe just completed a Fall Harvest tour that was organized and led by Catavino Tours. The entire experience was wonderful and met all of our expectations. The tour included several days in and near Lisbon, and then five days in Porto and the wineries and vineyards along the Douro River. All aspects of the tour were planned to provide an exceptional experience for our group of eleven friends. Our tour guide, Ryan Opaz, was extremely knowledgeable about the wines, the Quintas, the history of Port and Portuguese table wine and the country of Portugal. Finally, the food was amazing and included several dinners and lunches with wine makers who were personally know by Ryan. The tour and experience could not have been better! read lessCornell Anderson6/19/2018My wife and I had a first rate experience touring the wine country in Portugal. Catavino Tours organized the trip for us and friends.... read moreMy wife and I had a first rate experience touring the wine country in Portugal. Catavino Tours organized the trip for us and friends. The tour was organized down to the most specific details permitting us an experience unencumbered with worry or stress. Best of all, Catavino is extremely well versed in the wine business, the wine country and the people behind the wineries. As a result, we were treated to experiences and face to face interactions that we would never have had on our own or with someone less tied into the art of making wine. read lessDavid Waldschmidt6/19/2018Catavino has an amazing network of wine producers, food experiences and wonderful, comfortable drivers. Catavino’s expert guide is incredibly knowledgeable and very easy going. Everything... read moreCatavino has an amazing network of wine producers, food experiences and wonderful, comfortable drivers. Catavino’s expert guide is incredibly knowledgeable and very easy going. Everything went beautifully and I recommend their tours to everyone. read lessRebecca Haaland9/09/2022
- My wife and I did a full day, private Douro Valley wine tour with Ryan and it was fantastic! I recommend using Ryan's company... read moreMy wife and I did a full day, private Douro Valley wine tour with Ryan and it was fantastic! I recommend using Ryan's company to anyone. Ryan picked us up at our AirBnB and drove us to the Douro Valley. We learned a ton of Douro Valley and Portuguese history, which was exactly what we wanted. He was personable and we were completely comfortable in his company the whole time. We went to two amazing vineyards and had a blast seeing how the wines were made, meeting the owners (who are so very nice!), and tasting some excellent wine. We had a lovely lunch in between both vineyards at a small, yet excellent, restaurant. Honestly, this was absolutely worth the money and I'd do it again in a second.In addition to our Douro Valley wine tour, we did a half-day food and culture tour in Porto with Jose Silva - all organized by Ryan's company. That was a great experience as well - again, I highly recommend. I'd never done an organized tour like this even though I have travelled extensively and lived in Europe for almost 15 years. We have another 1/2 day food and culture tour in Lisbon and we're really looking forward to it.If you want an extremely high quality, relaxed, personable, attentive tour given by locals, you should absolutely check out Catavino Tours. The whole team will take care of you - nothing to worry about at all. More than worth the money!Derek read lessDerek Wallace4/14/2022We 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 moreWe were part of the 2016 Harvest Tour and had the experience of a lifetime! The Douro Valley is breathtakingly beautiful and our guides were wonderful. Ryan and Gabriella must have called in all of their personal favors because we met and drank wine with many winemakers, a wine shop owner and tasted '72 port which Oscar Quevedo's grandfather had made. Doesn't get any more special than that! Of course, gourmet food at every meal as well. We'll be back!! read lessMarcie Schultz Eilers8/10/2016
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