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It's a stunning trip - the drive takes about 90 minutes out of Porto, and you go up into the mountains until you reach the wine region, and see the terraced vineyards. The views really are breathtaking, and on the way home you drive alongside the Douro, which is a beautiful drive. Our guide George spoke good English and was friendly and very knowledgeable. We visited three quite different wineries, went into the vineyards and cellars, and had a typical local lunch. I learned a lot about port production, and the difference between vintage and tawny port and tasted a number of different port wines. I was expecting to taste some red/white wine - not just port - so you might want to check that out before booking. One tip - check the weather forecast. We were there at the end of December, so although the weather was lovely and sunny in Porto, it was very cold and misty in the mountains.
This turned out to be a very nice tour especially since it's December. Very good guide, extraordinary scenery, great wine and tour. Definitely worth the money.
Really nice tour with great people!
Lunch could have been better but the guide was great as were the wineries
Enjoyed this tour a lot. Jorge our guide was good and personable and the folks in the van were nice, well traveled people. Everyone at the wineries did good presentations and certainly enhanced my knowledge. Maybe it would have been nice if we'd seen a little more of the vineyards or behind the scenes but overall, a good overview of what goes on with the different ports. Lunch was quite decent as well, esp. the port soaked cake. Make sure to try it.
Great journey through a fantastic picturesque valley - absolute must-have during your visit of the Porto region. Special thanks to our guide: trip was great, fun and very informative. Fantastic value for this experience.
Fabulous day, the Douro Valley is spectacular pictures do not show how lovely it is. The wineries we visited were very good lots of port wine to taste. Lunch provided on the tour was very tasty and lots of it. Our group had eight people and by the end of the day we were all best friends!! Would recommend this tour to anyone to experience the best of Portugal!
Absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend this tour.
Wonderful day. Can't thank our guide Aida enough. She treated us as though we were old family friends from the minute we were picked up. Very relaxed and jovial atmosphere. The area is stunning and the wine tasty. Lunch is excellent. Aida is a fountain of knowledge - she was even teaching us all the amazing ways to prepare salted cod like a local! Also excellent at teaching us a little bit of portuguese as we went round. So much fun, I can't recommend too highly. Thank you!
This tour was great. Some amazing scenery with some good wineries. It provided a good insight to the Duoro wine region, the operation of the wineries and the production of port. George was an excellent guide who provided good insights into the area, it's history and Portugal of today. Anyone interested in wine who is in Porto should ensure they visit the Duoro wine region.
This tour was amazing!
Semi-private tour only 2 couples with a very knowledgeable guide who made sure everyone was safe, happy, and comfortable. Wineries were awesome! Gorgeous views, great wine. Highly recommend this tour! Great value!
excellent really enjoyable tour, Pedro is a very engaging guide and the food,wine and wineries were all wonderful
Amazing day exploring the Duoro Valley, sampling port from three beautiful vineyards and lunch with a breathtaking view of the Duoro River. Definitely value for money as we sampled around 15 ports in total and a must if you are visting the Porto region. Cannot recommend this tour enough!
Highly recommended. Jorge, our guide and driver, was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun and took us to some great estates. The Douro Valley is an essential visit when in Portugal and this tour was a great way to experience it.
Quite interesting tour. Especially first part of the day. We have really interesting walking with owner of the first small winery and wine in this winery was beautiful. Tasting of the wine in this winery with range of other delicacies produced on the estate or in the area was excellent.
This is an excellent alternative to the more popular Douro Valley tours. Our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating and picked us up from right outside out apartment.
We would absolutely encourage people to try this tour and experience the fabulous vineyard of the entrepreneurial Fernando Fernandes and much, much more!
Very thorough exploration of the region, one winery we had a proper tour and a talk, the other two were more basic tastings. Our guide said he changes the wineries visited depending on how busy the day is so guess you could end up visiting very different ones than we did but Croft was gorgeous. It is mostly Port - not wine tasting - due to the region. The restaurant we went to was very average, food wasn't to my liking but they were generous and hospitable.
This was so much fun. Every aspect of the trip was well planned and well executed. We has wonderful tours at the wineries and George was a great guide. We were never rushed, he never told us we had to hurry the whole day was at the group's pace. It was also nice to be in a group of only 6 people. The lunch was maybe the best I've ever had on a planned tour.
Great trip with an excellent guide, the trip takes from 9am to 5.30pm so it's a long day. Each vineyard you get to sample 4 different ports so be warned don't drive home afterwards.
We were a small group of 8 and had a lot of fun with Andreas discovering the Douro valley. It is a must to understand and appreciate what makes good Portos. Our visit of 2 vineyards comparing the traditional and high tech ways was a revelation. It certainly exceeded our expectations.
Josh is a great guide and made it fun, with history and information on Portugal! Lunch was great and local. It was a long day but well worth it. We've been to Portugal several times and never seemed to make it to the Douro Valley, which was on the bucket list. Truly awesome! Also a great value!
Fabulous day...made possible by our guide, Nuno, and the amazing vineyards we went to. He was a pleasure to spend the day with..,highly recommend his services. The sights were breathtaking. One of the top days of the entire trip!
Maggie United States of ...
Jorge is great! We learned a lot about the valley and Portugal in general.
Fantastic tour - one of the best days of our vacation to Europe! I booked this very late and the tour operator went out of her way to accommodate us and make sure the tour went off without a hitch. Without a doubt the tastiest and prettiest wine tour we've ever taken - if only Viator could organize discount international shipping for all those bottles of port!
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