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From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

Activity provider: Portugal Excellence Tours
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From US$ 179.75 per person

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Surrender to the beauty of this World Heritage Valley, thought by many to be the most beautiful valley in the world. Enjoy a more personalized experience and avoid crowds on this guided small-group tour.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Meet your guide/driver at your hotel in Porto. Within 24 hours of the start of the tour you will receive an email from the local partner with your exact pickup time. The guide/driver will pick you up at the scheduled time at your accommodation.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover a welcoming, authentic region
  • Marvel at the breathtaking views of the area
  • Learn about the history of the regional wines
  • Enjoy the authenticity and the sympathy of the Douro people
Full description
Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in an 8-seat minivan from your accommodation in Porto before exploring the stunning Douro Valley. Visit local wineries, savor wines and delicacies, learning about the wine making process, before cruising down the Douro River on a river cruise. Begin your tour with a visit to the Croft Vineyards and learn about the entire winemaking process from your guide. End your visit with a port wine tasting accompanied by a careful selection of Portuguese cheeses. Then head towards the village of Pinhão, where you will embark on a 1-hour boat trip. Relax as you float down the calm waters of the Douro River and admire the landscape of the valley. Afterward, sit down for lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Choose between meat, fish, and vegetarian menus. After lunch, visit the winery of a small table wine producer. Learn about the differences between premium wines, and the techniques used to produce them during a private guided tour. End your visit with a tasting of olive oils made by the same producer. As you return to Porto, you’ll enjoy panoramic views along a scenic road.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • Guided tour
  • Visit 2 wine estates
  • Wine tastings
  • Selection of Portuguese cheeses
  • Olive oil & honey tasting
  • 1-hour cruise
  • Lunch (meat, fish, or vegetarian option)
  • Bottled water
  • Tips (optional)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Pickup is available only in the city of Porto
  • An adult must accompany children
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at the time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 618 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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A couple of weeks ago I experienced Portugal Excellence Tours’ full-day wine trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It was a small group tour, consisting of eight of us plus our guide, Marcio. Being in a smaller group helps it feel more personalized and enjoyable. The day began around 8:20 when Marcio picked me up at my Porto hotel in a nice, air-conditioned van. Marcio is very knowledgeable on the area, as well wines (except maybe US wines, but of course, we are in Europe) and the wine making process. He was an excellent host and guide. In all, we visited three wineries (two tastings and one for lunch), and we also had a chance to taste olive oil and honey - excellent! It was a very fun day! Just do it!

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October 2, 2022

Ricardo was an excellent guide/driver. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our small group of 8. Lunch was in a very nice small vineyard and the boat trip at the end of the tour was just amazing .. so relaxing ! The Douro Valley private tour is highly recommended. A must see in Portugal.

September 18, 2022

Felipe was outstanding guide for From Porto Douro River Tour 9 hours. Knowledge expert professionally relevant to being a guide, safe efficient driver, personable, sense of humour. 9 of us in group was perfect size. Best ports, wines, lunch, 1 hour cruise on Douro River, best and different tasting olive oil tasting and honeys. Had the best wine ever not available in Canada but can purchase on site. Amazing products and informative education. In addition Felipe arranged for me to attend 1 hour Fado show in Porto before leaving for my restaurant dinner reservation. Thank you Felipe. We were all so grateful you were our guide.

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September 13, 2022

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