Wow! One of the best small group tours we have ever taken. Our guide Jonathao sp.? whatever the Portuguese is for Jonathan was fabulous and literally went the extra mile to make this a great experience. Oddly, the Viator description of the trip given over the phone because it was a last minute booking did not mention some of its features, such as the Duoro River boat tour.
We had a fabulous time on this Wine Tour which was so much more than a wine tour!! Our guide Joao was very entertaining, informative and a great conversationalist. Two wineries was just enough and we thoroughly enjoyed lunch in the village. Our bus group were all very friendly and added to the enjoyment of the day. We learnt a lot about Portuguese culture, history, music and the wine industry - as well as tasted many fine Douro wines. Everything from pickup to drop-off was smooth - and there was a great coffee on the way. We definitely recommend.
One of the most stunning places I have visited! The scenery is outstanding. Our guide (sorry, I can and #39;t recall their name), was fun, friendly and relaxed and made sure we were enjoying every moment. Highly recommended!
Our tour was great! The guide, Jonathan Cardoso was very nice, funny and super informative. He made some special stops for us along the way that made the trip extra enjoyable! We loved the wineries and the river trip as well! Everyone should do this, that is for an awesome time!
-pierce and kaia
the overall experience was excellent . Our Guide Pedro was perfect very knowledgeable and helpful. I would definitely recommend Pedro as a guide
Our trip was amazing. Especially thanks to our guide, Jonathan. He was cheerful, witty and very involved.
Loved this day trip! Our guide was fantastic - friendly, outgoing, knowledgeable about history, wine, etc. Would definitely recommend this to anyone considering. As others noted, it also includes a 1-hour cruise on the Douro river which really completed the experience. Wish we could go back and do it again!
Jonatas Jonathan was our tourguide and he was extraordinary! Funny, informative, personable, and a very safe driver at that, especially through the steep and winding hills of the Douro Valley. He made the trip a perfect experience.
We loved the tour! It's a bit pricey for what we got, especially tasting-wise, but we had a great time and loved Pedro, our guide. Definitely recommend it!
I had a wonderful time on our tour of the Douro Valley. This is a must for anyone who has an interest in learning more about the wine, terroir, and culture of this beautiful region. Our guide, Joao, was very informative and created a lovely experience for us. A great day with a lovely group!
This tour was definitely the highlight of our 12 day Portugal trip. When we first looked at booking our trip to Porto, Algarve and Lisbon we read that a Douro Valley Wine Tour was a must so we started researching online and came across this tour for 8 people with a Douro River Cruise but we unable to get it for the date we wanted so we booked the one with lunch. We booked this from Canada and we a little nervous that everything would be booked when we arrived in Portugal. We had nothing to worry about as everything was looked after, and to our surprised we were getting the original tour we looked at. Our guide Juan John was the best and made the trip so informative and enjoyable. The fact that another group was touring with us made the friendly competition so much more fun. We learned so much about Douro Valley Wines and Ports as well as some of the history of the area. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the area. We travel a great deal and would definitely use Viator tours again. Thank you Juan
We had a brilliant day. Pascal was awesome, he had lots of knowlege about the region and about Portugals history. We had our three year old daughter with us and Pascal kept her interested the whole day by joking around and doing a treasure hunt with her. The wine tastings were fun, as was the boatcruise. Lunch was nice too. The views were spectacular, even though it was raining.
The tour was great even though the weather didn't cooperate initially. Our tour guide, Luis, was great - very friendly and worked really hard to make sure you were comfortable and we're having a great time. The tour included two wine estate tours, a nice 3 course lunch and a boat trip on the Duoro river. The first tour was a bit more commercial with a standard walk through the wine cellars and then to the wine tasting room. We had four tastes all of which were good but nothing exceptional. Then we went to a restaurant along the Duoro river. The food was delicious and we definitely were full after the meal. We then took a short boat ride along the river were we could see a number of vineyards along the banks. The weather improved duo g the afternoon and it was a very pleasant way to digest and enjoy the view. Then it was onto the second vineyard which was a very old family owned business with multiple generations involved. This tour was better than the first with the tour guide giving a more detailed tour, sharing more information about the wine making business and the family. The wine tasting was again four different type of Porto wine, some of which were very good. We ended up buying some from this vineyard. We headed back to Porto traveling along the river and through some narrow road along the cliffs. Overall a great day. My only complaint was that the van was not much better than a shuttle bus one takes to the airport. It was not luxury transportation. It was ok for comfort but given the price, I think that the ride out and back could have been a bit better.
The best wine tasting tour ever, pascal made it fun nice lovely full of information as much as the two wine place we visit were excellent. Thank you pascal for this lovely day.
My friend and I had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guide gave us a great historical and cultural review of the Douro valley region as well as many personal notes that truly enhanced the trip. Overall, the entire trip rose above expectations. From the wineries, to the lunch and river cruise, the design of the day was well thought out and fun.
The trip didn't get off to the best start due to the guide being an hour late, however he took it upon himself to more than make-up for the delay. Speaking in English and French we were given a wonderful lesson on the River Douro wine industry from past to present along the way to the heart of the beautiful Douro Valley.
We had a morning tasting of fortified wines with stops offs to view the magnificent vista, followed by a three course lunch and hour boat cruise along the river, which isn't advertised on the trip overview. The afternoon was a second tasting and due to his lateness our guide rounded the day off with a visit to Sandemans, which although advertised is not actually on the tour anymore.
All in all we found the trip good value, enjoyable, informative, nice small group and the River Douro and surround is simply stunning, it's an absolute must!
One of the best tours that I did. It was a wonderful experience!
This was definitely the highlight of our 8 day trip to Portugal. Our guide was beyond amazing and the scenery the wine - EVERYTHING was incredible. The Douro Valley is absolutely something no traveller to Portugal should miss!
Excellent. Tour guide Yori was so very well knowledgeable and engaging. Good driver all through. Very respectful. Small group size made it very cohesive. Will love to use service again in other countries if available.
Viator is excellent!
Excellent value for money, and an extremely helpful and friendly tour guide. Big thumbs up from me!
Fantastic day. Our guide Juan was amazing and great company. He was incredibly knowledgeable and took us to some amazing vineyards and eating places. The river trip was a lovely addition and the views of the duoro valley are stunning. We have already recommended the trip to friends! Roz and John
This trip was great! I went with three girlfriends and we had a blast. The valley is beautiful and loved the two wineries. Learned a lot about port wine. Lunch was delicious and the boat cruise was a nice break during the day. Also our guide was very knowledgable and taught us a lot of Porto. Highly recommended!
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