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.
Day trip to the wineries of Douro Valley from Porto
Visit two of the region’s prestigious adegas, enjoying tours of each with a wine-expert guide
Explore the wine cellars at the ancient Quinta do Seixo estate
Stop in the heart of Douro Valley for a traditional 3-course lunch with local wine
Taste acclaimed Port at an 18th-century adega called Quinta do Tedo
Your full-day wine country journey begins with a convenient pickup at your central Porto hotel. Settle into your luxury coach transport and kick back on the scenic drive into the Douro Valley. After approximately 1.5 hours, arrive in the lush valley, where majestic views of terraced vineyards and UNESCO-listed hilltop villages surround you. Take in the views at your first stop, a classic Portuguese adegas, or wine estate. Tour the grounds of this stately winery, learning about the grapes it grows and how they turn it into wine. See the cellar, where the wine is stored and bottled, then sample some of the wines and learn about the different tasting notes with your guide. Enjoy a savory 3-course lunch with wine at a traditional Portuguese restaurant in the valley. At your next winery, an 18th-century adega, learn about the wines more in-depth so that you may contrast and compare how the different terroir (soil) affects the tasting notes of the wines. You’re in for a treat — this small producer specializes in fortified Port wine, which Portugal is famous for. Sample some of the different kinds they produce and, if you like, select a bottle to take home (own expense). Hope back in your coach bus and relax on the leisurely drive back to central Porto. Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in the early evening.
My husband and myself joined Francisco to head out and visit the Douro Valley! He was great but we found it difficult as he spoke in both English and Portuguese (4 people only). The first toilet stop along the way was delayed due to some passengers selfishly thinking it was a sit down venue - we sat in bus for 25 mins watching them through the window drinking coffee with no sign of getting back into the bus! Lunch was great as was the river cruise but found the final winery not very tasty or friendly. Would suggest another winery or just leave it out! Would have liked to stop at some view points along the road for some photos. It was very beautiful countryside and lovely people on the bus!
We had an amazing day in the Douro Valley and had the absolute best guide in Bernardo. He spoke perfect English, was extremely informative, and always did whatever he could to make sure our whole group was having a great time. Would highly recommend!
This was an amazing tour. The scenery is stunning on the drive up to the Douro from Porto. The guide was excellent, enthusiastic and knowledgable. Lunch was by the water in a beautiful restaurant serving local food in generous quantity along with good local wine. We then embarked on a boat trip that showed us more of the beauty of the region. Highly recommended.
We really enjoyed our day in Lamego and the Douro Valley. Our guide, Pedro, made the trip wonderful. He was very personable and friendly. I am traveling with my parents, who had a lot of questions, but as my father said, Pedro was never stumped. The Valley was beautiful, too! Great day.