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  • Location:Porto, Portugal
  • Duration:10 hours (approx.)

Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Portuguese Lunch and Optional River Cruise

Go wine tasting amid the vineyard-clad hills of the Douro Valley, a World Heritage–listed region famous for its port wine production. Feast on regional specialties with a traditional lunch in the scenic village of Pinhão and visit two wine estates for an introduction to award-winning local varietals. Upgrade your full-day tour from Porto with a sightseeing rabelo boat cruise on the Douro River. This small-group tour is limited to eight people for personalized attention from the guide.

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 tasting different wines on this tour to two Portuguese wine regions

Depart from Porto in the morning after pickup from your hotel and get comfortable aboard your minivan for the 1.5-hour scenic drive inland. You’ll stop briefly in Peso da Régua, the capital of the Douro Valley — a UNESCO-listed region known for its production of port wine. 

Then continue on to Pinhão and admire the scenery with free time to explore the lovely village independently. Perhaps stroll to the Pinhão train station to view its blue-and-white tile murals depicting the scenic countryside and swathes of vineyards that make up the Douro landscape.

If you’ve upgraded your full-day tour to include a Douro River cruise, hop aboard a rabelo boat — a traditional cargo boat native to this region — for a leisurely 1-hour ride. You’ll meander up the Tua river tributary and pass by Quinta da Romaneira before returning back to Pinhão.

After a traditional lunch of typical Douro cuisine accompanied by wine at a renowned villa, your guide takes your small group to two family-run estates where you’ll discover local winemaking and enjoy a tasting session of award-winning ports and wines. 

Stop by the shop to make any purchases before departing the Douro Valley for the relaxing return drive to Porto, arriving at your hotel in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Patricia L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Our tour guide was awesome.

Leigh C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

This tour of the Douro River Valley was great! Pedro was the best guide! It was unique and unlike any other wine tour we have been on. It was more personal. We also got to try very different wines including different ports. Highly recommend this tour of you want to see the Duomo River Valley

Russell D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Peter was a great guide and he was so accommodating stopping to let us take pictures and the like. The tour was charming and really gave us some history lessons as well as a very complete education on Port Wines. Honestly, the wine winery was rustic and amazing, but after tasting some other Portuguese wines at restaurants in Porto, the quality of the reds just wasn't stellar. That is minor, though because it was such a once in a lifetime experience. Oh, and his olive oil is outstanding. Brought back a couple and wished we could have fit more in our luggage. Overall highly recommended!

Carlos B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Rainy and cold but EXCELLENT! Great knowledgeable tour guide. Tastings were excellent. Definitely recommend!

Margaret J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was by far the best tour we signed up for in Portugal. Ricardo, our guide, was a wealth of information about the area, the wine, and general Portuguese history. Loved the tour of the valley, the river, and the 2 vineyards we visited. All of it beautiful! Plenty of time to explore and ask questions. Highly recommended!

Yordana M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The tour was the highlight of my trip to Porto - an absolutely stunning scenery and a good taste of Port wine! The tour guide, Pedro, was very helpful and made the tour very informative. I highly recommend the trip to wine-lovers and people willing to explore the area around Porto!

Tomas K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

great day trip, I recommend it

Nobuhiko O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide, Alex, was super friendly and informative. Both trips to the wineries were picturesque, educational, and accompanied by generous tastings of wine and port. Highly recommended!

Jennifer C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent day trip. Barbara was a great guide and would definitely recommend this trip

Keely H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Joanne was a wonderful guide! Our group ended up just being myself and my husband and a French couple, so we got to practice our French, but she flipped between the two languages effortlessly. She took us to smaller places that felt genuine and not at all like tourist traps. Her driving skills through the misty mountains were also impressive! Again, it felt like hanging out with a local friend, which was great. The boat trip was lovely even on a gray day.

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