• Vineyards in the Valley of the River Douro, Portugal. Private Tour

£66.18

5 out of 5 based on 18 customer ratings
18 Reviews
Sku: 5507DOUROVALLEY

Hundreds of positive reviews can’t be wrong!? This hugely popular tour offers great value along with a genuine taste of the Douro Valley in Portugal.

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The tour was the highlight of my trip to Porto – an absolutely stunning scenery and a good taste of Port wine! The tour guide, Pedro, was very helpful and made the tour very informative. I highly recommend the trip to wine-lovers and people willing to explore the area around Porto!
This tour of the Douro Valley is probabaly the most popular and highly recommended.
Visit Portugal’s prestigious Douro Valley on this full-day wine tour from Porto! Famous for its production of port wine, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed region is indisputably scenic, with swathes of vineyards clinging to the hills around the Douro River. Admire the scenery around the village of Pinhão, enjoy a traditional lunch of regional specialties and visit a winery estate for a tasting session of award-winning local wines. To enjoy more of the countryside on the way to the Douro Valley, upgrade to include a sightseeing rabelo boat tour along the Douro River, departing from Pinhão.
Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.

 

Tour Highlights

Informative, friendly and professional guide
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Small group ensures personal service

Leave your Porto hotel in the morning and travel inland to the Douro Valley by air-conditioned minivan. After a journey of roughly 90 minutes, you’ll arrive in Peso da Régua, the valley’s capital, where you’ll stop to soak in your first impression of the valley.

If you’ve opted to include a boat ride with your tour, you’ll be dropped off in Pinhão for a leisurely 1-hour cruise along the Douro River. Aboard a rabelo boat — a traditional cargo boat native to this region — travel up the Tua river tributary and pass by Quinta da Romaneira before returning back to Pinhão.

Alternatively, you can choose to spend time exploring the beautiful village of Pinhão independently. A highlight is the Pinhão train station, known for its pretty blue-and-white tile murals that depict the scenic Douro landscapes and vineyard workers.

Stop to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch with specialties accompanied with local wine.Continue your tour to two family-run wine estates nestled in the gloriously remote countryside, a setting that offers a glimpse into the way of life in Douro. Learn about local winemaking as you sample various ports and wines, and then explore the shop for treats to take home with you.

After a full day experiencing the Douro Valley, relax on the drive back to your Porto hotel, arriving in the early evening.

 


 

Schedule details

Departure Point:

Your centrally located Porto hotel
Departure Time:

8:30amHotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Duration:
10 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30pm

 


 

Pricing information

 

Tour Only
Code: TOURONLY
Douro Valley tour
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GBP66.18

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Tour with River Boat Cruise
Code: TOURANDBOAT
Douro Valley tour including a river boat cruise
From
GBP73.96

Pricing details

Inclusions:

Professional guide
Lunch
Wine and port tastings
Hotel pickup and drop-off
River boat cruise (if option selected)

Exclusions:

Gratuities (optional)
Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Information:

Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Not wheelchair accessible

This tour exceeded our expectations. The itinerary just right with the right number of breaks and for a full day. The vineyards we visited were family-owned, not the large combines, so that was very special. Our second port wine tasting was held in the owner’s living room very intimate setting and a far cry from many other tastings we have been too in other countries. But Pedro, our tour guide, was the most notable reason why we are raving about the trip. He was not only really well informed about all things related to wine, but he was a font of knowledge about Portugal. He was also careful to say when he wasn’t sure about something, and he didn’t talk non-stop, either. If I could give him a 10 rather than a 5-star rating, I would. I highly recommend this tour and ask for Pedro.

18 reviews for Douro Valley Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Portuguese Lunch and Optional River Cruise

  1. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    This was by far the best tour we signed up for in Portugal. Ricardo, our guide, was a wealth of information about the area, the wine, and general Portuguese history. Loved the tour of the valley, the river, and the 2 vineyards we visited. All of it beautiful! Plenty of time to explore and ask questions. Highly recommended!

  2. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    Our tour guide, Alex, was super friendly and informative. Both trips to the wineries were picturesque, educational, and accompanied by generous tastings of wine and port. Highly recommended!

  3. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    Excellent day trip. Barbara was a great guide and would definitely recommend this trip

  4. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    Joanne was a wonderful guide! Our group ended up just being myself and my husband and a French couple, so we got to practice our French, but she flipped between the two languages effortlessly. She took us to smaller places that felt genuine and not at all like tourist traps. Her driving skills through the misty mountains were also impressive! Again, it felt like hanging out with a local friend, which was great. The boat trip was lovely even on a gray day.

  5. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    Great day out, I took my mum as a surprise for her birthday, the tour operator and the hosts made us feel very special and my mum had an amazing day. Everyone we met was very knowledgeable about the region and the products available and they told the history in a very interesting and captivating way. I wouls do this tour again and I will recommend to others to give it a try!

  6. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    Barbara was a fantastic guide, she kept us entertained the whole trip. The lunch, wine and port tastings were excellent and a great value. Erich, Lynda and Gord from Canada.

  7. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    On time hotel pick up and drop off. Tour guide was excellent in his knowledge of area and Port tour and a safe driver. Lunch at the restaurant was good and the river cruise scenic. I would highly recommend this tour to friends visiting the region and I did tell our hotel that if anyone asks about a Douro Valley Tour to recommend this one. Well worth the money

  8. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    It was terrific the driver so helpful and pleasant he told us so much about the area but did not lecture to us we were so pleased and happy to have been on this trip just wonderful

  9. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    That was a great trip. A wonderful programme, pleasant and interesting. Our two guides Barbara and Pedro did an excellent job. The whole group of 14 people two minivans was very satisfied with the trip.
    Very good value for money.

  10. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    This tour is an amazing excursion, a wonderful opportunity to visit small family owned vineyards, relax on the river and marvel at the beautiful scenery. Our tour guide Alex was very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge and experience of the Douro Valley with great passion. A perfect way to experience the countryside and see the villages of Porto and the Valley. if you are thinking of doing this tour you will not be disappointed and be sure to ask for Alex, he will ensure you have a fantastic day.

  11. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    Deserves to be 5 tour for all the best thing! ideal tour guide in form of ‘peter’ who was a pleasure to tour with and the breathtaking scenery adds another to the experience. Although the boat tour can be avoided but on a nice sunny day why not! its all worth it..the lunch is really good and worth the money along with the port wine tastings. Overall good experience and strongly recommend. Cheers.

  12. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    Exceeded expectations! We were treated to an extremely personal and authentic look into the history and life in the Douro valley. It was clear that our tour guide had a phenomenal understanding of the area, the best places to stop, and the history of wine and port in the Douro valley.

    Tastings were done at small family operated wineries where we felt like friends/guests more then just another tourist through the area.

    We visited some of the port makers in Porto on another day during trip in Portugal and the experience there just doesn’t even compare. You are hurtled through the tour like cattle while the tour guide rattles off rehearsed lines from memory. We strongly recommend considering this tour instead if you are interest in the Douro valley and Port making!

  13. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    We thought this was a fun, informative trip. Our guide Guliano spelling? was polite and knowledgeable about the region and about wine. He picked us up right on time from our hotel and we were on our way along with five other guests. We did tastings at two wineries, one of which specialized in port wine. We opted for the one hour river tour. The only suggestion we would have is that the caption do some narration so we had some context for the pleasant scenery. We had an authentic Portuguese lunch that was served family style with two entrees, salad, bread, wine, coffee and dessert. Our guide asked us in advance if we had any dietary restrictions/preferences so he could make any necessary arrangements with the restaurant. The food was good and the restaurant was not touristy. While it was a long day, it was broken up by various stops and we have no regrets in booking this tour.

  14. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    Wonderful time! Douro valley is beautiful. Wineries we visited were reasonable and generous with their pours. Much better overall experience than Napa Valley. Lunch was great and ample too.

  15. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    Susana kept us,the Canadians, and the Fab 4 from Britian, thoroughly entertained on our whole trip! Her quizzes, commentary and humor were spot on. Beautiful drive to and thru the Valley, stopped for fresh fruit purchases on the way and photo ops. Nice wine tours, river cruise, delish lunch and Porto house with gracious hosts, lovely appetizers, Port and Fado sung by Susana! If you have a day take this tour!

  16. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    Pedro make the day awesome. Our group was good. Lots of laughs. Is a long day but full of great sites and learning points. Thanks Pedro.

  17. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    We loved this excursion. The sights were amazing, along with the boat tour. Our tour guide was informative and very flexible. The meal was outstanding, we had several options but I tried the traditional tripe stew. It was one of my favourite meals in Portugal. Amazing. We would recommend this tour.

  18. d0r0to3s89
    5 out of 5

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    We absolutely loved it, the reviews here do not lie! We learned so much about port wine and how it’s made. From the tasting we even learned which type of port wine and which age we prefer! My family didn’t come on the tour as wine lovers at all, quite the opposite, and we left the tour and Porto bearing 8 new bottles of port!

    The location is stunning and you get the best view. Well worth the money and time. Porto’s cellars pale in comparison to this! I also have to mention Juliano sorry if I spelled this wrong! who was our tour guide, he was very informative and we felt very comfortable in his hands.

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