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.

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.

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



Pricing information


Tour Only
Douro Valley tour

Pricing details

Tour with River Boat Cruise
Douro Valley tour including a river boat cruise

Pricing details


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


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.

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

  1. d0r0to3s89

    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

    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

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

  4. d0r0to3s89

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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