• Location: Porto, Portugal
  • Duration: 11 hours (approx.)
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Taste your way around Douro Valley on this wine and food tour. It’s a small-group tour, so you’ll have excellent access to your guide if you have questions about the local delicacies. Take the stress out of transport planning, as your private vehicle will take you between dispersed wineries where you’ll enjoy four tastings, four gastronomic experiences, and a regional lunch in the historic village of Pinhão.

Highlights

  • Small-group tour so you get a more personalized experience

  • Porto hotel pickup and drop-off is included

  • Delicious regional lunch included

  • Learn how port wine is made, and enjoy four wine tastings

What You Can Expect

Douro Valley Small Group Tour with 4 Gastronomic Experiences and 4 Wine Tastings

Moscatel Sanctuary

Customer Reviews

Ellyn P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This tour was great! Super accommodating and helpful. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable and did everything to make sure we had an amazing time. He succeeded!

Stephen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

We booked this tour and were not disappointed. Our guide for the day was Beatrice and were collected in the foyer of our hotel before collecting two other couples to start our day long tour. It was great value for money too - the day started at 8.15am and we were dropped back at the hotel at 7pm.

We had a 30 minute or so drive to Amarante for a short visit tot eh local church and comfort break before heading into a delightful pastry shop to sample 6 local pastries with coffee. All the pastries were far too sweet for us but it mattered not, the experience was great.

We then drove on to begin our wine sampling, port sampling, a visit to an Olive Oil press, some spectacular views and of course, a lovely lunch buy the side of the river.

Our guide Beatrice was delightful, we lost count of the number of different wines we sampled and overall, could not have had a more enjoyable day.

I would highly recommend this tour

Lisa M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

We couldnt recommend this tour enough. The Douro Valley is stunning, and to have excellent guides navigating us through this beautiful area with excellent knowledge and insight was the cherry on top. All the vineyards we visited were warm, welcoming and inviting. The wine was amazing, the food was delicious. I wish we could have stayed for days. Antonio and crew are amongst the best in their field. Bravo!

William C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was listed as a small group tour, but my wife and I were the only ones on it. Beatriz was our most knowledgeable and charming guide for the day. Her knowledge of the area was impressive. I highly recommend this tour, and especially Beatriz!

Eliza11

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

If you've got a day when you're in Porto definitely do this tour. You're in a private car that holds 3 guests and a driver. The Douro Valley is drop-dead gorgeous and the places you're taken to are worth a visit. On the way you stop at the city of Amarante which itself is worth a day's visit, though you only get an hour or so.

Kim

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had an amazing tour of the Douro Valley! We ended up being the only 2 people on the tour, and Yara was a fantastic tour guide. The tour had a nice pace and we enjoyed all of the foods and wines. Highly recommend!

Nadiya B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Amazing places, small wineries w/o crowds of tourists, completely unique experience.

Joanne H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was a very nice tour lasting 12 hours. Antonio picked us up in front of our apt. In Porto. There were only 3 on the tour. Antonio spoke great English and was very knowledgable of the area and the process of making Port Wine. We had a lovely lunch included. A stop in the village of Amarante was enjoyable to visit the church and taste the local pastries made of egg yolks and sugar. We walked around the small lake which was very picturesque. We also saw the little train station in Pinhao with its beautiful blue/white tile murals. Antonio took us to a great vantage point for photos of the Douro Valley.

Barbara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Antonia, was the perfect tour guide - loved his driving through the wine country and explaining everything along the way. Great thought into his stops to vineyards and restaurant, wanted to have us experience things that he would want to see as a visitor
We would like to thank him for all his effort put into our tour of the wine country.

Eric M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

My wife and I booked this tour while visiting Porto. As promised our tour guide Beatriz picked us up in front of our Vila Nova de Gaia flat at 8:30 AM sharp. She was very personable and professional and as we were the only two guests, whisked us away as if on a private tour. Our first stop was the small village of Amarante where we had a tour of a local chapel and town center, and a stop for cafe and some sweet treats.

On toward the Douro Valley we enjoyed lively conversation with Beatriz on several topics, and along with interesting scenery we soon arrived at Quinta Avassada Enoteca. Here our host Evo led us to a garden area where we tasted an important wine of the region Moscatel. We enjoyed crusty bread and cheese along with our tasting. We then enjoyed a year old Moscatel which was a complex and enjoyable port like wine, while taking a tour of a wine making area.

Now we continue to Bucheirito Estate to enjoy lunch with Douro wines of Malvasia and Touriga Nacional. We were able to select a vegetarian option which we appreciate, and the lunch was delicious. After desert, we try aged Moscatel wine which is delightful, and more red wine to enjoy while meeting the family and touring the facility and vineyard. Afterward, we enjoy splendid views of the vineyards and take a selfie with our guide Beatriz and the owner of this Quinta, Mr António!

Now we are transported through the narrow and twisting roads by our expert driver to enjoy amazing views of this incredible wine region, with opportunities to take some photos. Late in the day, we arrive for our final wine tasting of the fine products of one of the few small, family owned Port wine producers, Quinta Santa Eugenia. We enjoy a brief tour of the facility and grounds before our hostess Theresa pours samples of white, LBV Ruby and Tawny ports which are wonderful. We have a very personal experience one on one with the Theresa, and then a last taste of a special white port which is exquisite. Sadly, it is time to leave the Valley Douro, and we relax while Beatriz returns us quickly, yet safely in the rush hour traffic and evening rain directly to our flat.

This was truly an amazing, all day adventure, more like taking a ride with a good friend to visit family and enjoy some wonderful wine and food, learning about the wines, the history, the process and even family in a personal atmosphere. Highly recommend this incredible tour, and hope you will be fortunate to have Beatriz for your guide.

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