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Porto, famous for its port wine and medieval center, makes an excellent base for exploring the region. On a guided tour, there’s no worry about transportation or mapping out stops. Here are some top day trips from Porto into the scenic Douro Valley, historic cities in northern Portugal, and beyond.

Guimarães and Braga — 34 miles (55 kilometers) from Porto
Discover Portugal’s architectural and religious heritage with a guided trip to Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its 10th-century castle and the palace of the Dukes of Braganza, who ruled between 1640 and 1910. The nearby Bom Jesus do Monte in Tenões, completed in 1784, is approached by a monumental interweaving stairway lined with chapels representing the Stations of the Cross. End the day in ancient Braga, founded by the Romans more than 2,000 years ago and dotted with ornate Baroque churches.

Aveiro — 47 miles (76 kilometers) from Porto
Aveiro, known as the Venice of Portugal, is much quieter than its Italian counterpart. A day trip to the city often includes a cruise in a traditional moliceiro along the coastal canals beneath arching bridges, as well as a walking tour of the historic town center. Ria, the neighboring shallow coastal lagoon, is rich in birdlife.

Santiago de Compostela — 144 miles (232 kilometers) from Porto
Cross the border with Spain to follow centuries of pilgrims’ footsteps in the city of Santiago de Compostela. Situated at the end of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, the UNESCO-listed old town is home to a spectacular, gargoyle-covered Gothic cathedral. Make sure to sample some local Spanish seafood over lunch before heading back to Portugal, a detail that’s taken care of on most guided tours of the area.

Douro Valley — 204 miles (328 kilometers) from Porto
Head inland through the vineyard covered hills of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its port wine production. On a wine-themed day trip to this scenic region, stroll through the village of Pinhão, taste a variety of wines at some of the area’s best wineries, feast on a traditional Portuguese lunch, or do some sightseeing along the scenic Douro River. Train and boat tours are also available.
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Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Portuguese Lunch and Optional River CruiseDay Trips

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

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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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$92.08
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US$92.08
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Douro Valley Wine Tour: Visit to Three Vineyards with Wine Tastings and LunchDay Trips

Douro Valley Wine Tour: Visit to Three Vineyards with Wine Tastings and Lunch

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Taste the beauty of Portugal’s wine during this full-day tour to the Douro Valley. Visit local vineyards where you taste world-class wines while admiring scenic views from the Douro’s terraced vineyards. Learn about the Douro Valley’s wine production process from the winemakers themselves. Satiate your appetite with a traditional lunch in the charming village of Pinhão. And of course, try Portugal’s famous port wines.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$92.08
Price varies by group size
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US$92.08
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Porto: Guimarães and Braga Day TripDay Trips

Porto: Guimarães and Braga Day Trip

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Journey to two of Portugal’s northernmost cities, Guimarães and Braga, on this immersive guided day trip from Porto, including lunch. Meet your expert guide and set out for Guimarães, an UNESCO World Heritage-listed town. See the 10th-century castle and the Dukes of Braganza Palace. Enjoy a satiating lunch at a local restaurant. Next, venture to Braga, where you will learn about its extensive Roman history from your informative guide. This is a great tour for Portuguese and European history buffs.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.42
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Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from PortoDay Trips

Full-Day Tour to Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho from Porto

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Steep yourself in the history of Santiago de Compostela on this full-day guided sightseeing tour from Porto. Delve deep into the religious and cultural heritage of Galicia’s star city with the help of an expert guide. After leaving Porto, enjoy a scenic drive over the Portugal-Spain border. Then arrive in Santiago, where you’ll spend the day traversing this UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its pilgrimage route, the Caminho de Santiago (St. James way).
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$97.84
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Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, River Cruise and Lunch From Porto - Pickup freeDay Trips

Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, River Cruise and Lunch From Porto - Pickup free

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The Douro Valley’s landscapes are replete with vineyards and bounteous produce: sip and sample the best of the region’s culinary offerings on this full-day tour from Porto which includes a boat ride on the Douro River. Alongside your guide, visit wine estates and spectacular viewpoints. See, too, the beauty of the Douro River during a boat ride and enjoy lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Round-trip transport from Porto hotels is included on this small-group tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.93
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Porto: Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho Day Trip with LunchDay Trips

Porto: Santiago de Compostela and Valença do Minho Day Trip with Lunch

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Venture from Porto to Spain on this day trip to  Santiago de Compostela and the sacred pilgrimage route, St James Way. For centuries pilgrims have made their way along this historic path and on this tour you can glean a part of their experience with a knowledgeable guide. Visit the sacred sites of Santiago de Compostela, like the city’s famous cathedral, as well as the UNESCO World-Heritage-listed Old Town. On your way back to Porto, stop at the charming Valença do Minho, dominated with a fortress of two towers and a double great wall projected in the Vouban style, in Portugal.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.85
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Braga and Guimarães with Lunch Included - Small Group - Full DayDay Trips

Braga and Guimarães with Lunch Included - Small Group - Full Day

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Maximize time in Portugal with a full-day tour to the two heritage cities of Braga and Guimarães. After getting picked up at your hotel in Porto, explore the historic center and striking castle of Guimarães plus the Cathedral in Braga. Learn about each town’s history from your guide and relax over a traditional Portuguese lunch including Vinho Verde, a wine produced locally.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$92.08
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Aveiro and Coimbra small-group full-day tour from Porto with Cruise in Aveiro Day Trips

Aveiro and Coimbra small-group full-day tour from Porto with Cruise in Aveiro

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Explore the central Portuguese cities of Aveiro and Coimbra on this small-group tour from Porto. Visit Aveiro, dubbed the ‘Venice of Portugal,’ and relax on a 1-hour boat cruise along the famous waterways. Then head to Coimbra, known as the ‘City of Students,’ and discover the city’s rich history as you explore the old town and Portugal’s oldest university.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$109.35
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Porto to Lisbon with stops in 3 cities (Aveiro, Coimbra and Óbidos)Day Trips

Porto to Lisbon with stops in 3 cities (Aveiro, Coimbra and Óbidos)

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Visit some of Portugal’s most historic cities on this one-way transfer from Porto to Lisbon. Visit Aveiro, dubbed ‘Little Venice,’ and see the crisscrossing waterways and colorful homes. Then head to the religious city of Fatima and see the sanctuary built to honor the apparition of the three shepherds. Finally, stop at the well-preserved medieval city of Obidos and discover its ancient history before concluding at your Lisbon hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$287.75
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US$287.75
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Porto: Fatima and Coimbra Day TripDay Trips

Porto: Fatima and Coimbra Day Trip

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Explore one of Portugal’s most holy sites, Fatima, and the university town of Coimbra on this insightful day trip from Porto. Get out of Porto’s city limits and discover the wealth of cultural experience nearby. In Fatima, learn about the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary and the alleged Virgin Mary apparitions that have happened here. Immerse yourself in the local religious culture by attending mass at the basilica inside the sanctuary. After, enjoy time in Coimbra, where you will see many university students during an informative walking tour.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$111.28
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US$111.28

Guimarães and Braga Small Group Tour with Lunch from PortoDay Trips

Guimarães and Braga Small Group Tour with Lunch from Porto

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Uncover the charm of Portugal’s two oldest cities on this full-day tour of Guimarães and Braga from Porto. In the Roman city of Braga, home to the oldest archdiocese in Portugal, visit the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and see the city’s historic cathedral, which dates back to the 11th century. Visit the medieval village of Guimarães, the birthplace of the nation and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Walk through the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança and the Guimarães Castle and wander the ancient streets and city squares. Lunch is provided.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$82.87
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Complete Douro Valley Wine Tour with Lunch, Tastings and River CruiseDay Trips

Complete Douro Valley Wine Tour with Lunch, Tastings and River Cruise

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Explore the wine region of the Douro Valley on this immersive guided day excursion. Feast your senses on the Douro’s many magnificent wineries, restaurants, and viewpoints. More than that, visit two prime wineries where you are introduced to some of the region’s best varietals. Learn about the history of the wine heritage with the help of your guide and local winemakers. Of course, no trip to the Douro Valley would be complete without tasting a few world-class wines and a traditional Portuguese lunch.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$90.93
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Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, Lunch & River CruiseDay Trips

Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, Lunch & River Cruise

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This guided tour of Douro Valley gives you a full day in the Portuguese countryside. 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—visit wine estates for tastings, have a local lunch, enjoy a panoramic cruise, and sample local olive oil too. 
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$97.84
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Best of Braga and Guimaraes Day Trip from PortoDay Trips

Best of Braga and Guimaraes Day Trip from Porto

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Discover the beauty of one of Portugal’s most underrated regions on this full-day guided tour of Minho from Porto. Located in Northern Portugal, Minho is known for its bucolic countryside, lush terrain, vineyards, and delicious cuisine. Spend the day exploring it all with the help of a knowledgeable guide, including eating a memorable lunch at a local restaurant. Visit two cities, Guimaraes and Braga, to get to know the heart of the region.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$74.82
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Boat Trip to Régua Through the Douro Valley with Breakfast and LunchDay Trips

Boat Trip to Régua Through the Douro Valley with Breakfast and Lunch

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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.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.08
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Porto City Tour Full Day with Lunch (optional) and Wine TastingDay Trips

Porto City Tour Full Day with Lunch (optional) and Wine Tasting

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Uncover the mysteries of Porto on this full-day sightseeing tour with lunch. Meet your guide and spend the day traveling through the city’s charming corridors, compelling neighborhoods and seeing its historic landmarks. Learn about Porto’s history including Old Town, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Douro River and much more. Then, enjoy a traditional local lunch and continue your journey to the Se Cathedral, São Bento Railway Station and more. This is a great tour for a first-time visitor to orient themselves to many of Porto’s wonders.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.31
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Douro Valley Historical Tour with Lunch, Winery Visit with Tastings and Panoramic CruiseSailing

Douro Valley Historical Tour with Lunch, Winery Visit with Tastings and Panoramic Cruise

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Indulge in the Douro Valley’s luxuriant food and wine culture on this full-day small-group tour of the Douro with lunch. After departing from Porto by minibus, you’ll sweep through the Douro’s winding roads as you enter the valley. With terraced vineyards on either side of you, you’ll visit esteemed wineries and the Douro’s most captivating cities: Amarante, Lamego, Régua and Pinhão, the heart of the Alto Douro. Along the way you’ll enjoy lunch and learn about the Douro’s wine programs, people and culinary heritage.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$97.84
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Authentic Douro Wine Tour Including Lunch and Optional River CruiseDay Trips

Authentic Douro Wine Tour Including Lunch and Optional River Cruise

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Soak up Portuguese culture on this full-day tour of the Douro Valley, departing from Porto. Meet your friendly guide and settle into your air-conditioned vehicle, then relax on the short scenic ride from Porto to the Douro Valley. See the Douro Valley’s main highlights, like stunning port wineries, a 16th-century monastery, and picturesque landscape. Break for lunch at the charming village of Pinhão, in the heart of the valley. After a full day of sightseeing and sampling Portuguese specialties, enjoy a quick ride back to Porto.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$92.08
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Coimbra and Buçaco Full Day Private Tour from PortoDay Trips

Coimbra and Buçaco Full Day Private Tour from Porto

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Tour the student city of Coimbra and the royal palace of Buçaco with a private guide on this tour from Porto. Make the most of sightseeing on a tour that includes hotel pickup and drop-off and in-depth commentary about the history of each site.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$132.37
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Wine Venture & Boat Trip in Douro ValleyDay Trips

Wine Venture & Boat Trip in Douro Valley

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The Douro Valley is quite far away from Porto, and unless you rent a car it could be hard to visit the area. Opt instead for this Douro Valley small-group tour that’s limited to eight people. Along with round-trip transport and a Portuguese lunch, stop at two wineries for wine tasting and go on a cruise of the area.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$146.42
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Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo small group full-day tour from PortoDay Trips

Santiago de Compostela and Viana do Castelo small group full-day tour from Porto

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Absorb the sacred ambience of one of the world’s most significant pilgrimage sites on a full-day trip to Santiago de Compostela from Porto. Accompanied by an expert guide, discover the ecclesiastical majesty of Santiago de Compostela’s historical center; marvel at the grand architecture of Cathedral of Santiago, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, and gain valuable insight into the religious significance and cultural history of Galicia’s capital. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Porto hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$126.61
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US$126.61
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Guimarães and Braga Day Trip from Porto Including Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus TourDay Trips

Guimarães and Braga Day Trip from Porto Including Porto Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Baroque churches, turreted castles and medieval relics are just a few of the sights you can expect to see on this day trip to two of Portugal’s best-loved towns. Following pickup from central Porto, travel to Guimarães and explore its candy-colored Old Town with your guide. Then, continue to Braga, where you'll visit sights like Sé Cathedral on a guided tour before exploring independently. You’ll also receive a hop-on hop-off bus ticket, valid for 48 hours.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$69.06
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US$69.06
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Porto city small group full-day tour with wine tasting and cruise in Douro RiverDay Trips

Porto city small group full-day tour with wine tasting and cruise in Douro River

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A full-day tour is perfect for those who want to fit in the best of Porto and have limited time. 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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$97.84
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Douro Wine Tour Including 3 Wineries and Lunch to Small Group Day Trips

Douro Wine Tour Including 3 Wineries and Lunch to Small Group

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Discover Portugal’s premier wine region on this full-day tour to the Douro Valley. Visit three of the region’s best vineyards throughout the day and enjoy wine tastings at each of them. Sit down to delicious, local lunch overlooking the might Douro River before heading to the village of Pinhao to explore its historic district.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$103.59
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