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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 August 2014

Great trip. Pietro our guide from CoolTours was great.They picked up from our hotel and there were two other couples Pietro gave us a good overview of our drive. The views were fantastic. We also had a chance to swim in the Douro River. The Portuguese lunch was great as we tried many dishes we did not see on a typical restaurant menu. The Port tasting at Qunita Santa Eufemia was fantastic. One of the owners gave us the tour. She was very knowledgeable and her English was very good. The tasting was great as she not only told us about each wine but also explained the differences. The Port was good and very reasonably priced. We also stopped and had a chance to do olive oil tasting and wine tastng at a small place called origen. Great tour and well worth the money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

The tour was wonderful, Piedro (the guide) was very knowledgeable about the area and history, enthusiastic and helpful. The trip is really a must when you find yourself in Porto region.

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