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The Douro region in Northeast Portugal is near the border with Spain. Even with the advent of modern civilization, this area is characterized by a sort of frontier spirit that tenaciously preserves a traditional way of life handed down through many, many years.

Thinly populated and remote, the Douro is not unlike Galicia in Spain in that its people speak a dialect that is markedly different than the rest of the country; in the Douro, it is closer to Latin vulgate than Portuguese. Along with speaking a traditional language, pottery and weaving are still important cottage industries. Long-held folk practices include a dance with wooden staves called the Dance of the Pauliteiros, which takes place on the third Sunday of August, during the Feast of Saint Barbara. Curiously, this dance is less related to Saint Barbara than it is to Roman martial pomp – the Dance of the Pauliteiros is an outgrowth of the old Roman sword dances.

Notable ruins in the town of Miranda do Douro include the watchtower of the Miranda do Douro castle and the Baroque courtyard left behind from the long-since-destroyed Archbishop’s palace. The city’s cathedral is also of interest; it features a magnificent marble high altar as well as a 19th century ex-voto centered around a piece called “Infant Jesus in a Top Hat.”

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About 17 kilometers (11 miles) northwest of the town is the village of Caçarelhos. Here are large marble and alabaster quarries and beautiful caves, making it a popular destination for professional and amateur spelunkers alike. Another village, Vimioso, has an old church, quaint town square, Roman bridges and its own ruined, 12th century castle.

Address: Miranda do Douro, Portugal
Admission: Free
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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.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Porto Full Day Trip - Private Tour from Lisbon

Explore Porto with a knowledgeable private driver on a full-day tour from Lisbon. Known for its delectable signature drink, the center of Porto is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with lovely architecture. Visit the vibrant downtown Baixa district, walk through the leafy greenery of Serralves Park where the Museum of Contemporary Art is located, and try some signature local wines and food (own expense). Situated on the Douro River, the city offers a beguiling mix of old and new that your guide shares during this informative tour.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Porto Combo: Porto City, Aveiro & Costa Nova, Douro Valley, Braga & Guimarães

This is the ultimate action-packed tour of Portgual—ideal for those with limited time who want to see as much as possible, while traveling in comfort. You won’t have to worry about booking transport, as hotel pickup, drop-off, and transfers are included. Travel between dispersed sites with a guide to provide commentary. Highlights include a wine tasting in Porto, the canals of Aveiro, Costa Nova, Douro, Braga, and Guimarães. 
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Duration: 3 days
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Douro Valley Wine Tour from Porto Including Lunch

Indulge in the world-renowned wineries of Portugal’s Douro Valley on this guided day trip from Porto.  Visit two stunning wineries nestled into the valley, each with their own sweeping views and high-end wines. Learn about the vast array of varietals grown and fermented here, including Portugal’s legendary Port wine and ‘vinho verde.’ Gain insider insight into the local cultivation practices from the winemakers themselves and enjoy a traditional 3-course lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
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Porto Full-Day Small Group Tour Including River Cruise and Wine Tasting

If you’re looking for a comprehensive experience of Porto, then this 8-hour tour is perfect for you. A river cruise and wine tasting feature on the itinerary of this Porto experience, as well as a panoramic tour of the city to see top attractions such as Porto Se Cathedral, Avenida dos Aliados, and the Torre & Igreja dos Clerigos. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Tour: Douro Valley Trip from Porto

This guided tour of Douro Valley will give you a full day in the Portuguese countryside. You’ll learn invaluable cultural information from your guide, and travel with ease, as all transport is organized for you. The day has so many wonderful inclusions, making it the ultimate hassle-free experience—you’ll visit two wine estates for tastings, have a local lunch, enjoy a panoramic cruise, and have local honey and olive oil tastings too. 
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Sunday Trip from Porto to Régua by Train and Return by Boat

Discover the UNESCO-listed splendor of the Douro Valley on this full-day trip to Régua from Porto, including a return boat ride. During a scenic train ride to Régua, you’ll see vineyards and valleys before you board a cruise ship set to sail down the Douro River. On this day trip to Régua an onboard lunch is included.  
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Private Tour: Douro Valley Wine Experience from Porto

Indulge in Portuguese wine country on this full-day private tour of the Douro Valley, from Porto. After a convenient pickup at your central Porto hotel, enjoy a scenic drive into the countryside. The valley will greet you with hills of terraced vineyards and the dazzling Douro River running through its center. Meet local winemakers and visit esteemed wineries, where you’ll sample some of the Douro Valley’s finest wines. Savor a scenic Portuguese lunch and continue exploring, with useful advice from your professional local guide.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Day Trip from Porto to Régua by Train and Return by Boat

See the scope of Northern Portugal on this day trip from Porto to Régua by train and boat. Begin your day with a scenic train trip from Porto. As you glide along the tracks, watch out the window as the landscape transforms from urban to rural. Spend the day admiring the valley’s terraced vineyards, mingling with locals and enjoying lunch at a traditional Portuguese restaurant. Then, admire the views from a boat as you cruise back to Porto on the Douro River.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Douro Valley day trip with Lunch, wine tasting and river cruise small group

Savor the best of Portuguese food and wine on this full-day tour of the Douro Valley. After getting picked up at your hotel by an informative local guide, you’ll head off to the village of Sabrosa to look at traditional wine production there. After a stop at the UNESCO heritage site of Pinhão you’ll break for lunch, comprised of typical regional foods. This tour also includes an optional river cruise (available for an extra 10€ per person) or a visit to Pinhão’s beautiful tiled train station. Your guide will drop you back off at your hotel.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Porto Sightseeing Tour at Night with Fado Performance

Experience Porto at its most romantic hour, night, during this evening driving tour of the city followed by dinner and a Fado show. This tour will show you the many beautiful sides of Porto at night. Start with a driving tour in a comfortable van with panoramic windows to see the cobblestone streets, floodlit Douro River, and many other stunning sites. Then, head to an authentic local restaurant for a memorable meal and traditional 2-hour Fado show, Portugal’s signature melancholic music of longing.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Porto Day Trip

Embrace the captivating culture and intriguing history during a full-day private tour in Porto. Alongside your personal guide, explore Porto and neighboring Vila Nova de Gaia, south of the Douro River, where you will visit a Port wine cellar for wine tasting (included until 31st December 2017 only). Learning about Port wine’s history and cultural significance. During the second half of the tour visit more must-see attractions such as the Ribeira district and the elegant Livraria Lello bookshop where JK Rowling found inspiration for Harry Potter’s library at Hogwarts. Want to take your tour to the next level? Upgrade for a cruise down the Douro river on a classic Portuguese boat.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Boat Trip to Régua Through the Douro Valley with Breakfast and Lunch

Cruise through the scenic landscape of the Douro Valley by boat and train on this memorable tour to Régua. From your comfortable vessel, float along the placid waters of the Douro, gazing up at its terraced vineyards that cover the hillsides. Sweep past world-class wine estates and see quaint Portuguese villages, then stop for lunch. See why this region was demarcated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, return while watching it from a new perspective, by train.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Douro Valley Wine Private Tour with Wine Tasting from Porto

Spend the day in the beautiful Douro Valley on this private tour from Porto. Drive through the mountainous wine region and visit a few select cellars to sample the best of the region’s wines. Enjoy typical Portuguese lunch at a local restaurant—not included—and then spend some free time wandering around the charming villages. End the tour with a river cruise—at your own expense—if the time and weather permits.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Douro Valley Full-Day Tour with Wine Tasting in Two Wineries

Get an in-depth look into Portugal's winemaking industry during this 8-hour tour to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Vinhateiro from Porto. Stop at several important area landmarks and visit a local winery for a wine and port tasting. Tastings and round-trip transportation from Porto hotels are included.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Porto Full Day Private City Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover the best that Porto has to offer on this full-day private city tour. Explore the city’s key landmarks such as City Hall, Clerigos Tower, Sao Bento train station, Lello Bookstore, and more. A trip to Porto is not complete without a visit to the world-famous port wine cellars where you can enjoy a wine tasting and take a small boat tour—at your own expense.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Douro Valley Private Tour with boat and lunch and wine tasting in a vineyard

Discover the beauty of the Douro Valley region by going on an informative private tour. You’ll save time booking transport by having Porto pickup and drop-off included. A private tour means you'll have your guide's undivided attention, and you won't have to wait around for other travelers. You’ll visit picturesque villages such as Pinhao, and learn about wine by going for a tour and tasting at Pacheca Wine Farm. Highlights of the day include a scenic Rabelo Boat Tour, and a delicious local lunch.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Porto City Tour With an Official Guide

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Porto that includes a walking tour in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center. Start by driving past the Casa da Música concert hall and down Avenida da Boavista to Foz, the seaside district of Porto. Return to the historic center for a walking tour with your guide who points out the location of important port wine cellars along with landmarks such as Aliados Avenue, Majestic Cafe, Dom Luís I Bridge and Ribeira Square. Upgrade to include lunch and a river cruise.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Tour

Taste your way through the Douro Valley on this guided full-day wine tour. As an UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most historic wine regions in Europe, the Douro Valley is a must-do for any oenophile traveling in Portugal. With a local guide by your side, explore the terraced vineyards of the valley, vista points and of course great wineries. Visit old wine cellars, learn about the local wine industry and enjoy a delicious leisurely lunch.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Porto Tour with Porto Wine Tasting and Boat Trip in Douro River

Discover the best that Porto has to offer on this comprehensive private tour. Spend the day exploring the historic streets for landmarks such as the Dom Luis I Bridge, the Sao Bento train station, and the cathedral. Sample some of the city’s famous port wine in the cellars and enjoy a relaxing 50-minute ride along the Douro River in a traditional Rabelo boat.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Napoleon Tour - Private Walking Tour in Porto

Designed to delight history enthusiasts, this private 3-hour walking tour of Porto takes you to historic sites looted and robbed by Napoleon’s soldiers. Alongside your guide, a qualified history teacher, visit top Porto attractions including Porto Se Cathedral, Torre & Igreja dos Clerigos, and Carmo Convent (Igreja do Carmo). Throughout this private tour, you’ll receive undivided attention from your guide and listen to commentary brimming with historical facts and anecdotes. Departure time is flexible and admission to attractions is included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Port Wine Cellars Private Tour with Local Lunch

If you’re a lover of wine, no visit to Porto is complete without exploring the city’s world-famous wine cellars. As well as sampling two prestigious Porto wine varietals, you’ll embark on an interactive journey into the history of Porto’s wine heritage at an immersive museum and enjoy a lunch of typical Portuguese cuisine.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Small group tour - Wine and History in Porto - from Lisbon

Lisbon-area visitors can't miss the beauty of Porto, located roughly three hours away. This small-group tour handles all of the logistics for a hassle-free and informative day trip to the UNESCO-listed city. From palaces to port wine, your guide introduces you to Porto highlights along with a small group of eight people or fewer.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Douro Experience - Tesla Private Tour

Our Douro Experience was carefully designed so you can enjoy the best of the Douro Valley: the landscape, the wines, the gastronomy, and the traditions.We will pick you up at your hotel or accommodation and take some of the most memorable places in the region, in the comfort of a modern Tesla Model X.With our private tour, you have the freedom to enjoy the Douro Valley at your own pace.
  • Duration: 11 hours
  • Duration: 11 hours
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