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

Porto, Portugal

From $139.17

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  • 10 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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 boat cruise on the Douro River. This small-group tour is limited to eight people for personalized attention from the guide.
  • Full-day Douro Valley tour from Porto with an expert guide
  • Enjoy a lunch of typical Douro cuisine at a renowned local restaurant
  • Visit two traditional wine estates in the heart of the valley for wine-tasting sessions
  • Learn about the history, culture and people of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro region
  • Upgrade to include a Douro River boat tour with scenic valley views
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Wine and port tastings
  • Hotel pickup
  • River boat cruise (if option selected)
  • Lunch
  • Drop off at two drop off points (Trindade Station & Bolsa Palace)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

08:30 AM

Pickup details

Your centrally located Porto hotel

What To Expect

Depart from Porto in the morning after pickup from your hotel and get comfortable aboard your minivan for the scenic drive inland.

Then continue on to Pinhão and admire the scenery with free time to explore the lovely village independently. Perhaps stroll to the Pinhão train station to view its blue-and-white tile murals depicting the scenic countryside and swathes of vineyards that make up the Douro landscape.

If you’ve upgraded your full-day tour to include a Douro River cruise, hop aboard a boat for a leisurely ride. Meander up the Tua River tributary and pass by Quinta da Romaneira before returning back to Pinhão.

Either before or after your cruise (if you've upgraded), pop into one of the wineries on the agenda for the day before lunch. 

After a traditional lunch of typical Douro cuisine accompanied by wine at a renowned restaurant, your guide takes your small group to another family-run estate where you discover local winemaking and enjoy a tasting session of award-winning ports and wines.

Stop by the shop to make any purchases before departing the Douro Valley for the relaxing return drive to Porto, arriving at your hotel in the evening.

Pinhao Railway Station

You will visit Pinhão train station and it's famous tile panels that portrait the landscapes and life in the Douro Valley. Your guide will happily explain to you the meaning and scenes portrait on the panels.

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Casal de Loivos Viewpoint

Considered one of the most beautiful view points on the Douro, from here you can admire the river peacefully flowing while downhill you watch the village of Pinhão being embrace by the river that gave life to the village has a meeting point to board on the old times the barrels that carried the Port wine to it's aging place in Gaia.

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for infants
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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Q:How can I let you know where to pick me up?

A:We offer pick ups from most hotels in Porto. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.

Jul 2019

Q:What do we need to wear?

A:Please wear comformatble clothes.

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Traveler Tips


The road is quite winded so if you get car sick, I recommend taking some anti-nausea medicine potentially.
This day trip is a must if you're in the Porto area.
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Amazing Tour
wendy_h, Feb 2023
Our driver Rodrigo was amazing and the tour was so fun and informative. We would definitely do it again and recommend friends to try.
Fun and Educational Douro Valley Tour
Samer_A, Feb 2023
This was an excellent and educational tour. We were 3 people total on the tour, which was a pleasant surprise. Our tour guide, Rodrigo, was kind and extremely knowledgeable. We enjoyed the boat ride more than we we expecting and loved the wineries that we visited. Highly recommend this tour!
Beautiful views and incredible wine!
Devvrat_S, Feb 2023
This tour is a great way to experience the Douro Valley in a day. The round-trip aspect removes the need to drive and the van was very comfortable. We stopped at a gorgeous winery in the morning where we got a tour of the facility and the wine-making process before sampling some delicious wine. We then made multiple stops to admire the stunning views of the valley before taking a short cruise on the river itself. Finally, we made our way to the second winery for a wonderful meal and of course, another tasting of wine. If you like gorgeous views or delicious wine (or both), you can't go wrong with this experience!
Beautiful and Interesting Tour
Cassandra_D, Feb 2023
Excellent time exploring the valley with our knowledgeable quire. Got to learn about the process and history of port wine and visit 2 family run, boutique producers. Beautiful tour with time to enjoy the scenic views.
Amazing views; great food and wine
David_W, Feb 2023
Really superb tour and guide. The van arrived at the meeting point on time and after an initial stop for coffee, the first main stop was the river cruise, which was a very pleasant way to spend an hour on a sunny day. Then to the first vineyard with a superb view and excellent lunch with local wine. At the second vineyard, we tried 5 types of port. Both vineyards were family-run with a member of the family explaining their production. Definitely recommended
Fantastic!
LiWei_W, Jan 2023
Such a relaxing and comforting experience! Traveling as a small group allowed us to fully enjoy the tranquility and amazing view during the cruise. The selected wineries provided us with great information, tasty wine and food, and I definitely felt their love and passion about their home land and the wine they produce. Also, our guide was superb driving us through the narrow and hilly trails throughout the tour. 100% recommend it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Must Do!
Adam_T, Jan 2023
44 countries visited and dozens of tours taken— This tour of the Douro Valley ranks among the top 5. João has certainly found his calling combing history and wine. João was enthusiastic about any and all questions that our small group of 4 had for him, and if he didn’t immediately have the answer, he made sure to find it during our next scheduled stop. João’s knowledge of the history of Portugal, Porto, and The Douro Valley painted a thorough and informative picture while never coming across as pedantic. Additionally, João had an impressive body of knowledge about the regions’ wines and cultivated the perfect tasting experience. I highly recommend this tour to any and all!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best experience in Douro Valley
nigida, Jan 2023
Amazing experience Sergio was superb, love his kindness with my 82 yo mother, very knowledgeable and accommodating to all our needs. We were a family of six and every single detail was taking care off diligently. Love love the experience with Armenio in our first stop of wine tasting, learned so much about Port wine and olive oil. We did the one hour cruise but honestly we would have to walk the town instead, so lovely. The whole experience was incredible, highly recommended ♥️
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun Trip to the Duro Valley
Mathew_R, Jan 2023
We had a great time on this tour. It turned into a private tour when we were the only ones to book (benefit in traveling in a low season). Rodrigo took great care of us and was a fantastic guide. He was so knowledgeable about Porto and wines. We learned a lot from him. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t great but that was beyond our control but we still had a great time. The boat ride was okay. It was rainy and windy and I feel it didn’t add anything to the experience. There was no commentary, just sitting on a boat and looking at views from the Duro River.
Lovely day
Elizabeth_M, Jan 2023
Beautiful & relaxing tour. The lunch was great. I enjoyed the wineries that we went to. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Great day!
Beautiful Day in a Beautiful Place
Theresa_C, Jan 2023
Really nice day in the gorgeous Duoro Valley. Our tour guide was great. Lunch was delicious and filling. Wine and port was very good. Overall, highly recommend this tour.
Great Day in the Valley!
Alezander_W, Jan 2023
We had a fantastic time exploring the Douro Valley with Philippe as our tour guide! Pick up was easy and on-time, and I think all of us in the van appreciated the quick coffee stop before we made our way to the first winery. Both wineries we went to were great and offered us the opportunity to try all kinds of Douro wines from reds, whites, roses, and the wide range of Ports as well. We also got to try olive oils and honeys from one winery as well. The lunch we were given was more than substantial and offered a taste into standard Portuguese fare, dishes that we had not specifically had before. Throughout the day and throughout lunch, Philippe was present to answer our numerous questions, share his own knowledge about the region, and provide us with insight into what life was like from past to present in Portugal. We would absolutely love to do a tour with Philippe again, and we would love more days in the Douro Valley in the future.
Wonderful tour!
Ryan_L, Jan 2023
I had an amazing experience going to the Douro Valley! I’m not a huge wine drinker but seeing the history of the area and tasting the wines was a real treat! A beautiful world heritage site!
Amazing day trip to the Douro valley
Kenji_O, Jan 2023
It was an amazing trip. Our guide Sergio was very knowledgeable, and he put a lot of effort to make our trip pleasant. Our van went up and down narrow old roads of the area, which was a hidden fun part of the trip for me!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing views, fun tasting and history of the region
Laura_R, Jan 2023
Our guide, Filip, was super knowledgeable and fun. We learned a lot about the history of Porto wine and the Douro region, our lunch was delicious, especially loved the charcuterie and the carrot cake. We enjoyed visiting the wine cellars and learning about the making of the wine. Great views of the Douro valley, too! Unfortunately we had a cloudy day, but on a sunny day it must be absolutely stunning. Overall 10/10 would recommend.
Incredible experience
Gabrielle_B, Dec 2022
Paulo was an incredible guide, we learned so much about the regions various types of wines and had a blast touring the valley. He went out of his way to accommodate us and made the experience a very memorable one! We would highly recommend!
Good experience
Alicia_M, Dec 2022
Our tour guide was wonderful, he was so kind and helpful throughout the trip, and took very good care of us. The boat on the river was my favourite part of the day, so calming and beautiful. I would have preferred to end the day after that rather than going to another tasting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Cozy Douro Valley tour
Coral_C, Dec 2022
First of all- Our tour guide, Sergio, was wonderful and very patient with us! We absolutely loved his company and how knowledgeable he was. The initial communication with the company was great (CoolTours) as they kept us up to date on pick up times / traffic delays for our pick up. The van for the tour was very well taken care of and comfortable. We did not opt into the cruise (good because we were not blessed with cruise-weather) and this allowed us to take our time with lunch and a nice coffee. Nothing felt rushed and at a good pace. The two wineries were just amazing and everyone was very hospitable. I know other tours have 3 winery visits but believe me, I think 2 wineries is the right amount for a day tour; specially if they're as nice as the ones you get to visit with this tour. I've done several wine tours before but can't really say I learned as much as I did on this one. The first winery, in addition to white, reds, and several ports, had us taste their olive oil and explained the production process. The second winery served us a very large home cooked lunch, accompanied with our own wine bottle, before getting a small tour and a full tasting of their port offerings. Fully recommend this experience :)
1 traveler found this review helpful
A must do your!
ChiaChee_C, Dec 2022
We loved the experience with our tour guide, Paulo, from Cool Tours Porto! The small group was the way to go and we got to know the travelers on our tour group. The tastings at small- medium wineries was wonderful and learned a lot about this historic wine region.
Great trip even for non wine lovers
Anasuya_H, Dec 2022
Our driver/guide was very knowledgeable, patient, friendly and professional. Highly recommend this tour
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