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  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
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.

Highlights

  • 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 a glass of Porto wine on this tour around Douro Valley

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 September 2014

That tour was a pure pleasure. Our tour guide, Barbara, was very professional, and she defiantly is a people person. We sow so many breathtaking places, we had huge Portuguese lunch, we had a coffee in a very charming local pastry shop, and we visited two wine houses (the owners greeted us personally). We took a one-hour river cruise. I can’t believe we did that much in one day! I learned a lot about Portugal, and Portuguese people. The country is beautiful, the people are even better! If you are in Porto – don’t miss this tour!
Happy travelling :)
Alina.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The tour was fantastic! It was personable (max of 8ppl) and encompassed everything we wanted to experience! First stop was to taste olive oil, wine and honey at a local producer. Then lunch at a typical restaurant followed by a stop into a small Port producer where we had a tour of the farm and making of port followed by tastings in a Portuguese house. Pedro our guide was fantastic and we had a great group of ppl. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to get out of the main tourist trap and experience some traditional portugal!

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