Experience the colors of Portugal

Pre-Gala raffle ticket sales are OPEN through April 23!

Immerse yourself in the rich history of Western Europe with a five-night trip for four to Porto, Portugal! This dream destination has something for the whole group; tours of the city, wine tasting and traditional Portuguese dining, all while being surrounded by beautiful beaches. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Portugal that you won’t find anywhere else!

Raffle ticket price: $100

All purchases must be made with a debit card, check, or cash. (Credit cards not accepted)

This Experience for 4 Includes:

  • 5-night stay in a 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment in Porto
  • Walking tour of Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Tour and tasting at 3 Port cellars
  • Douro Valley wineries and lunch
  • Portuguese dinner with Fado entertainment
  • Winspire booking & concierge service

Learn More About Your Experience!

Vila Nova de Gaia, or ‘Gaia’ to locals, takes you back to the 17th-century beginnings of port-wine production, when British merchants transformed wine into the post-dinner drink of choice by adding a dash of brandy. Enjoy a walking tour of the part of the city renowned for its Port cellars. Visit three incredible cellars to enjoy tours and tastings, including either Sandeman, Graham’s, Taylor or Ferreira (one of the four) and Espaco Porto Cruz, Churchill’s, Vasques De Carvalho or Quinta do Noval (two of the four). Subject to availability of the respective cellars.

Visit the wineries of Quinta do Portal and Quinta do Tedo on a day wine tour through the gorgeous Douro Valley. Quinta do Portal is a unique, family winery whose vines have been grown in the harsh and beautiful land for hundreds of years. Quinta dos Muros Vintage Port 2016 was awarded both The Port Trophy and The Vintage Port Trophy at the International Wine Challenge 2019. You’ll also visit the 18th-century estate, Quinta de Tedo, surrounded by terraced vineyards that climb high above the dramatic confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers.The Douro Valley region is probably Portugal’s most famous wine region and one of the most beautiful and oldest ones in the world, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2001. Soon after leaving Porto, you will know you are in the Douro Valley when you start seeing the breathtaking steep slopes covered with vineyards and roads winding up to the peaks. Wine tasting, lunch at Quinta do Portal, and transportation included.

Savor a traditional Portuguese dinner at Casa da Mariquinhas where you’ll be treated to live Fado entertainment. Fado is generally known for how expressive in nature it is, as well as being profoundly melancholic. The combination couldn’t be more sublime: a delicious and typical Portuguese dinner, while the “fadista” sings her stories, accompanied by the smooth melody of the twelve-stringed Portuguese guitar and the six-stringed viola. Just imagine the superb environment that is waiting for you.

Enjoy a 5-night stay in a lovely 2-bedroom, 2-bath apartment for four people in Porto. On the slopes above the Douro Estuary, Porto is a historic mercantile city with business and trade written into its very name. The centre is a World Heritage site, and you’ll be struck by how rich and varied this heritage can be: there are medieval walls, gleaming Baroque churches, the compact streets of the Ribeira district, the Romanesque Cathedral, and that’s just the beginning. Images displayed depict multiple apartments. Please note, your apartment may differ from those shown.

How to Purchase Your Ticket

Pre-Gala raffle ticket sales start March 25!

  • Raffle tickets are not available to be purchased online. Please contact Mark Murray IV at events@opportunities.org or 952-930-4203 to purchase your ticket.
  • Raffle pre-Gala sales will be open from March 25 to April 23. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase again at the in-person Gala on April 26.

Event Details

Drawing of winner: April 26, 2024 at 8:30 PM
Radisson Blu at Mall of America
2100 Killebrew Dr. Bloomington, MN 55425

Raffle ticket price: $100

Winner will receive:

  • Five night stay for four guests in a private apartment in Porto, Portugal.
  • 160,000 U.S. Bank Altitude Points can be redeemed for $1,600 in award travel.

Trip must be booked within one year of the purchase date. The actual travel date must occur within two years of the purchase date. Need not be present to win. Must be 18 years of age or older to purchase ticket or win prize. Winner is responsible for any applicable fees or taxes. 

Permit #: X-95145

Questions?

For questions or concerns, please contact Mark Murray IV at events@opportunities.org or 952-930-4203

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