Day Trip to Douro - Reviews

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Jeffrey N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Excellent tour, our tour guide Joanna was very knowledgeable and was very attentive to the group. The scenery was gorgeous. Only down side was insufficient breaks at overlooks to get some beautiful shots of the scenery. Port wine tasting was delicious. Would highly recommend. Great way to see the Douro valley.

Mr K N B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2015

A lovely day, which for people who don't normally enjoy coach or minibus trips, was a real treat. Our guide Sophia, was charming, attentive and informative, and we had a real insight into the wonderful scenery of the Douro Valley.
Ken and Chris Brown

Jing Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

I'd definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Porto.
Our guide Yorick is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Most importantly, we got to see a completely different scene to city of Porto, a magnificent countryside scenery with all those lovely vineyards and mountains. We really enjoyed the food and the wine as well.

Natacha C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2015

Just fantastic ! the staff is very nice and welcome. I love the fact that we were only about 8 people visiting. It's much better with a small group. The Douro valley is just amazing and I really recommend this trip !! I will definitely come back !! Thanks for everything ! Natacha

pericles c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2014

Very good.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

The trip was excellent. The guide named Maria was very nice and friendly. She guided us both in English and French and spoke both languages fluently and clearly. The van was convenient. The places we visited were beautiful and interesting. We stopped for lunch at a very good restaurant with a magnificent view. Everything was beyond my expectations.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2014

Great tour through the Douro Valley. Port/Wine tasting at a gorgeous winery was the highlight of the trip.

Stefanie E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

The guide was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun. It was an intimate tour with a small group of people, and it was great to only have 6 people in total. The scenery is beautiful, the port and food was fantastic, the towns they take you to, hold a lot of history and made for a memorable trip. Well recommended! Don't miss this one.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

A lovely day in the country. Our guide was excellent and informative. It is an amazing region, the scenery, the port, the river - all wonderful. The only negative was that we had booked an english speaking tour and it was a combined English/French which was really annoying after a while having everything repeated in French, as I am sure it was for the French Canadians listening to the English explanations. Apart from this i would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Porto

Jennifer G Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2013

Even in Winter this tour was amazing. There were only 6 of us and I was told the maximum is 8 people so it's a personalised tour and you don't feel like sheep. We stopped in Amarante and enjoyed some Portuguese cakes, a church and a market. We also stopped at the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios church which was beautiful, make sure you climb up or down all the steps - beautiful surrounding forest!! There were 2 wine tasting stops which were great and a very filling and delicious lunch in Paseo de Regua. We also had a couple of viewing stops to take lovely photos! Our guide was very knowledgable and so friendly!! She answered any questions we had. Overall, the tour was a fun, relaxing day trip which was extremely good value. My boyfriend and I are only 19 and 20, but the other people on the tour were in their 60s and all travellers involved (no matter what their age!) had a ball!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

Excellent Guide, beautiful scenery, and great food and wine.

Judy H USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2012

excellent day trip. Tour guide was knowledgable and trip was exactly the right length of time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2012

This was a fantastic tour thanks to our very capable driver/tour guide, Claudia. This young lady was both knowledgable and enthusiastic. She effortlessly switched between French and English to ensure all five members of the tour group had a full appreciation of the areas we visited. We stopped at a lovely village for morning tea, the wine and tapas late morning were good, the lunch delicious and the vineyard tour and the port tasting in the afternoon were great. Beautiful scenery and good company made for a very enjoyable day.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

We had an excellent one-day trip in Douro Valley at the end of May. The guide Paula did a terrific job. Strongly recommend!

Alexander S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

Great trip! Tour guide was very informative! Good food, good sights! Definitely worth the 95€!!!

Linda C USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

This was one of the best day trips I've ever experienced. The guide, Marta, was very knowledgable and personable. She went out of her way to make the day relaxing and full of small, pleasant surprises, like stopping at a roadside stand for a snack of fresh figs. The lunch restaurant was excellent and the length of the tour was just right enought to feel like I got to see everything without being so long that I lost interest.

Edithe D Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2010

It's a great trip. Everything was clearly explained.

Katalin K Germany

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2010

It was a beautiful day,I still missed the promised places Vila Real and Solar Mateus.Vila Real was shown in a distance of many kilometers on the horizont.Regua and Pinhao was not interesting.I enjoyed the vintage on a wineyard.The tourist guide was a very nice,interested and good informed lady,the lunch was fantastic.The tour is absolutely a must for Porto tourists.

Michelle P

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2016

This was a great tour, and the guide was a lot of fun! We had a good group of people, who enjoyed each other's company as well. Douro was a beautiful area, and the vineyard tour was good, although it was very, very hot to be walking in the full sun that day! The boat ride was fun too, although it was crowded with other groups on the small boat, and as our group was the last to board, not everyone had a place to sit. Also, we thought beverages would be available for purchase on the boat, and they weren't - disappointing on a hot day.

The roads were very curvy, and although our driver did a pretty good job, the others on the road were a bit scary. Possibly more patrol, which is beyond the control of any tour company would help. Overall, a great trip that I recommend!

Joanne S

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2016

The Douro Valley is a must see if going to Porto. And it is beautiful. I had an excellent guide who took us to some really interesting places--towns, wineries, scenic lookouts. This was a very good tour.

Pietro P

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2015

Beautiful views and tour. The only drawback is that the group was mixed English and Portugese therefore more than half the time we did not understand anything.

Linda G

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2014

This tour was amazing!

Mandy S

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

Great day out! Tour guide very knowledgeable.

Edwin M

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2013

Very nice tour. Very good guide. The lunch was not very good.


4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

Good Day Trip but would have liked less time wine tasting and more stops for photos andto admire the scenery along the way there.
The lunch provided was good and it is a beautiful region to visit.

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