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  • Location:Porto, Portugal
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Portuguese Lunch and Optional River Cruise

Visit Portugal’s prestigious Douro Valley on this full-day wine tour from Porto! Famous for its production of port wine, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed region is indisputably scenic, with swathes of vineyards clinging to the hills around the Douro River. Admire the scenery around the village of Pinhão, enjoy a traditional lunch of regional specialties and visit a winery estate for a tasting session of award-winning local wines. To enjoy more of the countryside on the way to the Douro Valley, upgrade to include a sightseeing rabelo boat tour along the Douro River, departing from Pinhão.

Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.


  • Full-day Douro Valley tour from Porto with an expert guide
  • Enjoy a lunch of typical Douro cuisine at a renowned local villa
  • Visit two traditional wine estates in the heart of the valley for wine-tasting sessions
  • Learn about the history, culture and people of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro region
  • Upgrade to include a Douro River rabelo boat tour with scenic valley views
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Portuguese Lunch and Optional River Cruise

Enjoy tasting different wines on this tour to two Portuguese wine regions

Leave your Porto hotel in the morning and travel inland to the Douro Valley by air-conditioned minivan. After a journey of roughly 90 minutes, you’ll arrive in Peso da Régua, the valley’s capital, where you'll stop to soak in your first impression of the valley.

If you’ve opted to include a boat ride with your tour, you’ll be dropped off in Pinhão for a leisurely 1-hour cruise along the Douro River. Aboard a rabelo boat — a traditional cargo boat native to this region — travel up the Tua river tributary and pass by Quinta da Romaneira before returning back to Pinhão.

Alternatively, you can choose to spend time exploring the beautiful village of Pinhão independently. A highlight is the Pinhão train station, known for its pretty blue-and-white tile murals that depict the scenic Douro landscapes and vineyard workers.

Stop to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch with specialties accompanied with local wine.

Continue your tour to two family-run wine estates nestled in the gloriously remote countryside, a setting that offers a glimpse into the way of life in Douro. Learn about local winemaking as you sample various ports and wines, and then explore the shop for treats to take home with you.

After a full day experiencing the Douro Valley, relax on the drive back to your Porto hotel, arriving in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Joanne was a wonderful guide! Our group ended up just being myself and my husband and a French couple, so we got to practice our French, but she flipped between the two languages effortlessly. She took us to smaller places that felt genuine and not at all like tourist traps. Her driving skills through the misty mountains were also impressive! Again, it felt like hanging out with a local friend, which was great. The boat trip was lovely even on a gray day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great day out, I took my mum as a surprise for her birthday, the tour operator and the hosts made us feel very special and my mum had an amazing day. Everyone we met was very knowledgeable about the region and the products available and they told the history in a very interesting and captivating way. I wouls do this tour again and I will recommend to others to give it a try!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Barbara was a fantastic guide, she kept us entertained the whole trip. The lunch, wine and port tastings were excellent and a great value. Erich, Lynda and Gord from Canada.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

On time hotel pick up and drop off. Tour guide was excellent in his knowledge of area and Port tour and a safe driver. Lunch at the restaurant was good and the river cruise scenic. I would highly recommend this tour to friends visiting the region and I did tell our hotel that if anyone asks about a Douro Valley Tour to recommend this one. Well worth the money

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was terrific the driver so helpful and pleasant he told us so much about the area but did not lecture to us we were so pleased and happy to have been on this trip just wonderful

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

That was a great trip. A wonderful programme, pleasant and interesting. Our two guides Barbara and Pedro did an excellent job. The whole group of 14 people two minivans was very satisfied with the trip.
Very good value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour is an amazing excursion, a wonderful opportunity to visit small family owned vineyards, relax on the river and marvel at the beautiful scenery. Our tour guide Alex was very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge and experience of the Douro Valley with great passion. A perfect way to experience the countryside and see the villages of Porto and the Valley. if you are thinking of doing this tour you will not be disappointed and be sure to ask for Alex, he will ensure you have a fantastic day.

Joydeep Das
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Deserves to be 5 tour for all the best thing! ideal tour guide in form of 'peter' who was a pleasure to tour with and the breathtaking scenery adds another to the experience. Although the boat tour can be avoided but on a nice sunny day why not! its all worth it..the lunch is really good and worth the money along with the port wine tastings. Overall good experience and strongly recommend. Cheers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Exceeded expectations! We were treated to an extremely personal and authentic look into the history and life in the Douro valley. It was clear that our tour guide had a phenomenal understanding of the area, the best places to stop, and the history of wine and port in the Douro valley.

Tastings were done at small family operated wineries where we felt like friends/guests more then just another tourist through the area.

We visited some of the port makers in Porto on another day during trip in Portugal and the experience there just doesn't even compare. You are hurtled through the tour like cattle while the tour guide rattles off rehearsed lines from memory. We strongly recommend considering this tour instead if you are interest in the Douro valley and Port making!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We thought this was a fun, informative trip. Our guide Guliano spelling? was polite and knowledgeable about the region and about wine. He picked us up right on time from our hotel and we were on our way along with five other guests. We did tastings at two wineries, one of which specialized in port wine. We opted for the one hour river tour. The only suggestion we would have is that the caption do some narration so we had some context for the pleasant scenery. We had an authentic Portuguese lunch that was served family style with two entrees, salad, bread, wine, coffee and dessert. Our guide asked us in advance if we had any dietary restrictions/preferences so he could make any necessary arrangements with the restaurant. The food was good and the restaurant was not touristy. While it was a long day, it was broken up by various stops and we have no regrets in booking this tour.

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