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, you’ll visit two wine estates, two spectacular viewpoints, and the traditional village of Pinhão. 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.
Day tour of the Douro Valley from Porto
Absorb spectacular views from two lookout points and visit the traditional village of Pinhão
Enjoy tasting sessions at two wineries
Take a scenic boat ride on the Douro River
Lunch and round-trip transport from Porto hotels are included
In the early morning, board an air-conditioned minivan destined for the rolling hills of the Douro Valley. During the scenic drive, your guide provides commentary and details the day ahead.
Your first stop is Peso da Régua, a sprawling riverside town famed for its production of port wine, where you’ll drink in vistas of the city from an elevated lookout point. Then, visit two wine estates to sample locally produced wine during a tasting session.
Lunch in the village of Pinhão: expect to enjoy dishes such as roasted chicken, spicy rice, and fish stew.
Sated, board a boat and enjoy a river cruise down the Douro; delight in your beautiful surroundings before you return to the coach and travel to another viewpoint to capture sweeping panoramas of the landscape.
After stopping at a small wine village enshrouded in history, return to your Porto hotel and bid your guide farewell.
We had a wonderful experience travelling with our 2 daughters (3 and 10). Our guide Catia was excellent and really helped make the girls feel special. She was knowledgeable, helpful, and lovely to be around.
We had a lovely day, wineries we stopped at were excellent, learned a lot from the guides. Our tour guide Tania was attentive and delightful! We loved that we were picked up directly at our apartment and dropped off there too. My only recommendation would be to advise folks booking the tour that it is quite a late lunch, so be sure to bring a snack to tide you over u TIL then! We were starving, and with the consumption of port, would be best if you had something in your bellies before the first tour!
Otherwise, it was a wonderful day...thank you so much!
Participation in that tour is the one of our best memories of visit Porto.
Our tour guide, Ivo, was really amazing and funny. He shared with us a lot of information about region and wine. Visiting wineyards was very teaching time. And wine tasting... There was a lot of delicious wine. We had really a good time there. I highly recommend this tour to everyone!
My fiancé and I had Ivo as our guide. He was fantastic, knowledgeable and kept the day stress-free. I highly recommend this tour for anyone. The wines and food we had were awesome and the views and boat ride were the icing on top.
I just traveled to beautiful Portugal with my husband. We took the Douro Valley tour with boat ride, lunch and 2 Vineyards. Ivo was an outstanding tour guide who took special care of the group, provided very interesting information and made it a memorable experience. The view is breathtaking, the boat ride was relaxing and enjoyable, the vineyards and wine tasting were fantastic and lunch was delicious with an amazing view! A definite must see.
Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, River Cruise and Lunch From Porto - Great Trip
, Aug 2019
Great trip: Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, River Cruise and Lunch From Porto. Ricardo, our tour guide, was informative and a really nice guy. The lunch was very tasty. The views were awesome, and we enjoyed the 3 wineries. Highly recommend this. The tour operator was CM Tours via Viator.
We had a great time and our guide Ivo was the best!! Very informative and interesting tour, we learned a lot and it was so nice to be able to visit lovely quintas with so much history and depth.
Definitely recommend this tour and we are telling all our friends. Quinta de Santa Julia was the highlight and we will go back someday for sure.