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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 109 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Portuguese Lunch and Optional River Cruise. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

This incredible tour far exceeded my expectations! Our tour guide was knowledgeable, personable, and never pressured us to buy anything during our stops. We learned about the culture of Portugal and the Douro Valley in a small setting which allowed us to ask questions in a more personal manner. I highly recommend the tour with the boat excursion. This was the highlight of our entire trip to Portugal. Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

A wonderful day and a wonderful tour guide(Jose).Do not miss this tour; the scenery is amazing, food and wine fantastic, River cruise is relaxing, Jose is knowledgable, entertaining and has a great command of the English language.100% recommendation of the tour and of Jose. Thankyou so much for a great day. Karen and Steve,Sydney,Australia.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

This tour was definitely the highlight of my trip to Porto, not for one moment was I bored. Pedro is an amazing guide who made us all feel welcome and made sure that we were always entertained. The food was amazing, the wine was ever flowing and I even got to jump into the Duoro river. I would come back in an instant and do it all over again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Wonderful day spent touring two small quintas with generous samples of wine, olive oil and port. Our tour guide, Ricardo, was great and clearly enjoys teaching his guests about Portuguese wine and port. This day long adventure was one of the highlights of our trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

The highlight of our Porto trip! Pedro our guide was great. Nothing was too much trouble, he was very informative and made the whole experience even better.
The swim in the river, on the optional boat tour, was perfect on a hot day, ensure to take your swimmers if you want to have a dip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

The highlight of our Porto trip! Pedro our guide was great. Nothing was too much trouble, he was very informative and made the whole experience even better.
The swim in the river, on the optional boat tour, was perfect on a hot day, ensure to take your swimmers if you want to have a dip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Awesome trip!! The Children loved the boat ride and we were served Port!! as well as Authentic Portugese Cuisine! Small group of 7 with Pedro our tour guide. We than finished the tour tasting different ports and we able to literally drink from the tap of the barrell!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Really good tour, it takes you to smaller less tourist filled places. Take the boat trip with it, there are some great views.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Great small wine boutiques, experienced guide and fantastic views.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

We really enjoyed this tour. The Douro Valley is not to be missed. Our guides were fun and well-informed. A great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

lovely trip and excellent guides ... highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

the guide was great; the wine tasting experience was fabulous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Jose was such a wonderful host, and made sure we got to see and do everything promised and more. We had so much fabulous food that we couldn't eat the next day. Definitely don't plan to do anything that night for dinner! And the port tastings just kept on coming.
I hope his exam the next week went well, despite the long day he spent with us.
We felt as if we had a real insight into the work and lifestyle of port making in the Douro region. Thank you

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

this was a wonderful tour through a beautiful area. Being in a small group was intimate and fun. There are many boat/train tours, but I think this trip in the van was terrific because we were able to get off the beaten track to some lovely small wineries that were handpicked as traditional, small family enterprises.And it wasn't like being in a cattle call--very individualized attention. Eduardo, our tour guide, was lovely and caring. We are fishetarians and he asked for a special dish for us for lunch, which was very accommodating. He was very informative and we had interesting conversations about Portugal, culture and politics. This tour was the highlight of our time in Porto.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

I wanted to end my visit in Portugal by fully experiencing everything that the gorgeous Douro Valley has to offer, and a small yet intimate tour seemed to be the best way. Based on rave reviews and statements from other backpackers that i met and a variety of hostel's recommendations, Cooltour seemed to be the best fit. So many highlights to speak of special touches. An intimate group of only 8 made it easy for everyone to bond and enjoy the experience together, and the fact that each person was picked up at their hotel was such a relaxing introduction and ending to a perfect day. The thing though that made this tour stand out the most, was our amazing guide Pedro. Guide doesn't even seem to be the correct word to use, since by the end it felt as though you were hanging out with a friendly local who just wanted to show you the beauty of their countryside. Not only was he knowledgeable, but he was passionate which made a world of a difference. You could tell that he loved the Douro Valley and everything that it had to offer; delicious port and wine straight from the family owned vineyards, stunning landscape, the freshest fruits, lunch at a restaurant gem, views from a boat that you only imagine seeing in postcards, priceless moments. The cherry on top though, was the fact that you felt like you were taken to special places off the beaten track. You weren't herded into massive estates with lines of tourist buses, where you are just a number. Not once did we see another tourist or were on a overly strict timeline, everything felt relaxed and allowed you to just enjoy the moment. This really was all possible because of Pedro and I'm so grateful that I was able to experience the Douro Valley with someone who truly enjoys what he does and is extremely good at it. I can honestly say this tour was beyond worth every penny and was more than i could have expected. Thanks for everything and a huge thank you to Pedro, you were delightful and made my stay in Portugal!

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