If you want to enjoy more of the countryside on the way to Douro Valley, upgrade to include a sightseeing cruise from Peso da Régua to Pinhão.
- Full-day Douro Valley tour from Porto with an expert guide
- Stop for lunch at renowned local villa and sample a 30-year-old Port
- Visit Quinta do Portal wine estate in the Cima Corgo hills and try several local wines
- Travel through the Minho region and learn about Vinho Verde wines
- Upgrade to include a Douro River cruise for scenic valley views
- Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience
Recent Photos of this Tour
Cruising the DouroPhoto by: Natalie V
Douro ValleyPhoto by: Natalie V
Douro River ValleyPhoto by: Michelle B
Pinhao Train StationPhoto by: Garrett A
Quinta de la Rosa in PinhaoPhoto by: Garrett A
One of the River Cruise BoatsPhoto by: Garrett A
Wine TastingPhoto by: Cynthia P
Douro ValleyPhoto by: Cynthia P
Port!Photo by: Natalie V
What You Can Expect
In Pinhão, both groups will re-join and walk over to Pinhão train station, known for its pretty blue-and-white tile murals that depict the scenic Duoro landscapes and vineyard workers.
Stop to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch of various salted pastries, meats, cheeses and salad at a local quinta. To accompany the local specialties, sip on samples of the region’s award-winning wines as your guide explains how the grapes are cultivated in the area. After lunch, try a glass of prestigious 30-year-old Port – taken right from the barrel!
Continue your tour by heading into the hills to visit a family-run wine estate in the Cima Corgo region called Quinta do Portal. Nestled in gloriously isolated countryside, this renowned estate boasts a large tasting room and wine shop. Sample various Ports and wines, and then explore the shop for treats to take home.
On the way back to Porto, travel through the Minho region, known for its production of very young wines, which gives the region its nickname,' Vinho Verde (green wine) country.’ Your tour finishes at your hotel, where you’ll arrive in the early evening.
We were only in Porto for 2 days and wanted to see as much of the region as possible. This was a great tour , we had plenty to drink and eat and the views were magnificent. We were supposed to do the river cruise but due to weather and risky river conditions we visited another winery which was a good substitute. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. We were only 4 people on the tour plus the guide which was a very nice size. I highly recommend this tour.
Absolutely one of the best tours I've ever taken (several in my lifetime). Pedro picked us up at our apartment, introduced himself and off we went. He is very knowledgeable and made the first part of the journey comfortable given the length of the drive to get to the starting point. Pedro was able to answer our questions and since we booked in the winter time had a few Plan B locations as a couple of the organized mini-tours are only available in the Summer. Won't disclose the locations :) but they were definitely worth seeing. Thanks to CoolTours and Pedro for a great time! - Aaron, Jessica, Maddie and 'Mom'