See and taste the best of Portugal’s Douro Valley on this guided tour from Porto. The Douro Valley is a magnificent region classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site and known for the production of its famous Port wine. Choose from lunch in a local winery, a picnic in the vineyards, or lunch (own expense) at a DOC restaurant run by a top chef of the area. Take a Rabelo cruise in the heart of the Douro Valley on a traditional boat used for centuries to transport Port wine to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. All transportation is in a comfortable, luxury van, or convertible car.
Begin your tour of the Douro Valley region with convenient pickup at your Porto hotel at 9:30am. Because your small group is limited to 6 people or fewer, you'll get personalized attention from your guide. The itinerary for the 9-hour day will reflect the interests of the group. Depart for Pinhão, passing through scenic countryside and stopping at impressive viewpoints on the way. Tour the International City of Vine and Wine, Peso da Régua, and Mesão Frio, then travel along the Douro River to Pinhão. Visit the railway station, where you can see the painted tile walls decorated with regional murals. Stop at a wine estate to taste the DOC Douro wines and Port. Choose to have a picnic in the vineyards or lunch in a traditional restaurant, then embark on a 1-hour Rabelo cruise on a traditional boat. At the conclusion of your 9-hour day (approx.), you'll get dropped off back at your Porto hotel.