Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Douro Valley Wine Tour from Porto Including Lunch. 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.
1st - our guide, Sophia, was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the subject. Not to mention her excellent driving skills that is very important in this area.
2nd - the tour to the Douro valley is very interesting and relaxing experience. Accounting to the wine tastings there are two of them and serpentine narrow roads, there is no other choice to visit the area and taste the port at its origins place.
3rd - the description of tour doesn't mention it but there is the river cruise on the boat after the lunch. It's cool and refreshing with multiple opportunities to make nice landscape photos.
4th - lunch is surprisingly good for the tour included event. The table wine is good and they will bring more if you drunk the bottle out. Don't choose the beans with entrails if you're not accustomed to such food as cooked pork stomach etc.
5th - wines in the winery shops are cheaper than in stores thus you may buy the nice souvenir. Good quality port is very expensive even there sometime few hundred euros. But they have very good Moscatels not too sweet and fortified as the port at the discount price sometimes.
The tour was great. Our tour guide, Sophia, was fantastic. She made us all feel very welcomed and comfortable. Her knowledge of the history of the Duoro Valley and ability to explain it in several languages was amazing. I would definitely recommend this tour. Ask for Sophia!!!
Joao, our tour guide, was amazing and intimately knowledgable about not only the wines produced in the Douro Valley, but also about the history and life of Portugal and it's peoples!!! He was completely accommodating and because of the service he provided we are currently planning a return trip to Porto in the warmer months and plan on using Joao once again!!!! This tour is highly recommended and you won't be disappointed! Safe travels........
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.
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.
Not cheap--but worth every euro. Transport excellent, guide and driver excellent, meal excellent and wineries visited excellent. A full day with breathtaking scenery and real value for money. Do it!
Too much driving within one day, but otherwise worth of touring!
This tour was great if you want to learn about the vineyards, the history of the Douro valley and the science behind the region and its great ports. Our tour was smaller (5 people) and we were the only two that spoke English. Our tour guide did her best to speak both in Portuguese and English, but it was definitely more Portuguese, which left us left out for parts of the day. Also, its a long drive to and from Porto, mostly on small winding roads, so be prepared to feel a bit car sick at some points.