1st - our guide, Sophia, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the subject. Not to mention her excellent driving skills that is very important in this area.
2nd - the tour to the Douro valley is very interesting and relaxing experience. Accounting to the wine tastings there are two of them and serpentine narrow roads, there is no other choice to visit the area and taste the port at its origins place.
3rd - the description of tour doesn't mention it but there is the river cruise on the boat after the lunch. It's cool and refreshing with multiple opportunities to make nice landscape photos.
4th - lunch is surprisingly good for the tour included event. The table wine is good and they will bring more if you drunk the bottle out. Don't choose the beans with entrails if you're not accustomed to such food as cooked pork stomach etc.
5th - wines in the winery shops are cheaper than in stores thus you may buy the nice souvenir. Good quality port is very expensive even there sometime few hundred euros. But they have very good Moscatels not too sweet and fortified as the port at the discount price sometimes.
Outstanding tour . . . Well paced and comprehensive.
Excellent tour and great value for money.
Great tour! Our guide Barbara was fantastic and very knowledgable on all aspects of Portugal and the areas that we visited. Everything exceeded our expectations. We were 8 on the bus, 4 English speakers and 4 Brazilians who spoke Portuguese. Barbara handled the language mix very well and nobody could have felt left out.
Spectacular scenery and great service with a great guide and great food and wine
Peter was a fantastic guide, with impeccable English and was very charming and knowledgable . We had a fantastic day and an appreciation for his home. Highly recommend !!
Beautiful scenery, delicious food and wine, oranges picked right off the tree, and lots of interesting stories from our wonderful guides along the way. Definitely take the added boat tour option, and you should still have time to have a look at the train station in Pinhao we did.
We loved it! Pedro was a fantastic tour guide, entertaining us with stories about Portugal, wine, and himself, and treating us to great lunch and nice port wine while also learning something. Definitely a great day and worth every penny.
Barbara was a fantastic guide. Very friendly and professional. Knows the region and the people in it. I would travel with this guide anywhere. They'd was a brilliant tour!!
The tour was great. Our tour guide, Sophia, was fantastic. She made us all feel very welcomed and comfortable. Her knowledge of the history of the Duoro Valley and ability to explain it in several languages was amazing. I would definitely recommend this tour. Ask for Sophia!!!
A really excellent tour. Barbara, our hostess, picked us up on time and took us out to the Douro valley. It was great to visit independent wine and port producers - their products were at least as good as the bigger brands. The countryside was fabulous - and lunch - well what a surprise. You stop in a small riverside town and go into a 'normal' restaurant. The food simply keeps coming - it was homemade and delicious.
Barbara was very easy to get along with and very informative,we couldn't have wished for a better introduction to the Douro valley.
I'd definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Porto.
Our guide Yorick is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Most importantly, we got to see a completely different scene to city of Porto, a magnificent countryside scenery with all those lovely vineyards and mountains. We really enjoyed the food and the wine as well.
Doing what: Day Trip to Douro
Joao, our tour guide, was amazing and intimately knowledgable about not only the wines produced in the Douro Valley, but also about the history and life of Portugal and it's peoples!!! He was completely accommodating and because of the service he provided we are currently planning a return trip to Porto in the warmer months and plan on using Joao once again!!!! This tour is highly recommended and you won't be disappointed! Safe travels........
Just fantastic ! the staff is very nice and welcome. I love the fact that we were only about 8 people visiting. It's much better with a small group. The Douro valley is just amazing and I really recommend this trip !! I will definitely come back !! Thanks for everything ! Natacha
Doing what: Day Trip to Douro
This tour was amazing!
The guide fantastic, incredibly friendly and informative. There was plenty of wine and the views were spectacular.
fabulous insight to the Port wine industry and culture. Lovely sight seeing through the valley and tips about the local areas.
This tour was soo perfect!! Pedro was an awesome tour guide! We were the only ones on the tour so he personalized the whole tour for us. He explained so much history and the process for the olive oil with the old machines and the wine making process. Amazing views and even more amazing tour!!
My tour guide was excellent. I would recommend to anyone traveling in the region.
My boyfriend and I booked this tour last minute, after reading the other great reviews - and it certainly lived up to its great reputation! We had an absolutely fantastic day. It was a full and action packed day with lots of interesting places to see, but completely stress-free. It was great to just be able to hop in the van with the other tour-goers, and be shown around a variety of places without having to worry about where to go next or finding our way on a map. The scenery was breathtaking, and we could visit lots of small, unknown places that we wouldn't have found if we had just rented a car ourselves (our original plan).
The food and port wine we tasted was delicious - so much food we couldn't move afterwards! Drinking 8 year old tawny port straight from the barrel was a real treat. We tasted wine in three different locations, and also ate olive oil, honey, and pastries from a little coffee shop as well as the extensive lunch.
The element that really made the tour fantastic was our tour guide, Pedro. He was friendly, funny, and immediately put this group of strangers at ease with stories from the history of the valley to personal anecdotes. And - it was his birthday! Not all people would relish working all day on your birthday, but he made it very fun and we toasted with port, of course. His driving was great and he even dropped us off on our street afterwards.
- one practical point: we weren't staying in a hotel, so we weren't sure where we should get picked up from. After booking the tickets, we called the office and they arranged a meeting point with us, at a hotel about 2 minutes from our apartment. Very easy! They also pre-warned us that it would be cold, so we should wrap up warm.
Don't hesitate to book this tour!
Pedro, thank you for your enthusiasm and care. Pedro is unbelievable - his love and passion for Portugal is equal only to his deep knowledge of the country and its history. Great tour.
Andrea M D
Very good tour with guide Barbara. The Portuguese Lunch included three different local main dishes (not options, you could try all of them), besides wine and dessert. You visit two different caves and in the last one you try seven or eight different Port wines.
It was a beautiful tour with a very good guide and a wonderful landscape. The wine tasting was perfect.
We had an absolutely fantastic tour. We (3 couples) were picked up at our hotel at about 8 am and were returned to the hotel at about 6 pm, a very full day and extremely good value. We visited two wineries where we toured their operations and were treated to wonderful wine and port tastings. Lunch was provided and was also excellent. We took advantage of the offer to take the boat tour on the Douro, a very relaxing way to spend an hour or so. My advice to anyone visiting Porto - don't miss taking this tour, it was informative, enjoyable and really great value.
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