4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Duration:  8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Spend a day in Douro Valley, visiting two beautiful wineries to sample sparkling wine, Port, local wine and ‘vinho verde’ – a young or green wine. Called ‘adegas,’ the Portuguese wine estates are as much of an attraction as the robust wine they produce – steeped in history and surrounded by heart-stopping countryside. Soak up the scenery as well as the wine, and enjoy a traditional 3-course lunch, too.

Highlights

  • Day trip to the wineries of Douro Valley from Porto
  • Visit two of the region’s prestigious adegas, enjoying tours of each with a wine-expert guide
  • Explore the wine cellars at the ancient Quinta do Seixo estate
  • Stop in the heart of Douro Valley for a traditional 3-course lunch with local wine
  • Taste acclaimed Port at an 18th-century adega called Quinta do Tedo

What You Can Expect

Douro Valley Wine Tour from Porto Including Lunch

Taste some of the best Portuguese wines on this day trip from Porto!

Leave your central Porto hotel by luxury coach and travel inland to Douro Valley, roughly 1.5 hours away. The area is famous for its scenic landscapes, so sit back and admire the scenery, typified by remote mountains, emerald hills and UNESCO-listed hilltop villages.

Idyllic as it is, the region’s main draw is its wine not the countryside, and, luckily for you, your first stop is one of the valley’s prized adegas. Head inside Quinta do Seixo located in Cima-corgo, the heart of the Douro Valley and take a tour of its cellars. After seeing where the wines are produced, bottled and stored, sample some of the estate’s wares noting the different tones and aromas with your guide.

Move to Regua and visit a nearby local restaurant for lunch and enjoy traditional dishes that originated in Douro Valley. Savor a delicious 3-course meal, featuring fish or meat, with a glass of locally produced wine, and then hop back on board your coach.

Continue traveling deeper into Douro Valley to Quinta do Tedo – an 18th-century adega surrounded by terraced vineyards stacked into the hillside. A small producer, the estate specializes in Port, the fortified wine for which Portugal is famous. Explore the cellars, sample a glass of their gutsy Port, and then shop for a bottle to take home, if you wish.

Relax on the journey back to central Porto, finishing your tour at your hotel in the early evening.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Claudia, our tour guide for the entire day, was simply fantastic.

Knowledgeable and insightful she also had such a wonderful attitude because we had a group of Swiss travelers who were very trying.

Claudia is gem.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

It was an excellent and very informative tour through the extremely beautiful Douro Valley. We were offered great wines and ports at two different estates. The driver/guide was excellent.

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