Douro Valley
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  • Douro Valley: Wine Tour with Lunch, Tastings & River Cruise

    1. Douro Valley: Wine Tour with Lunch, Tastings & River Cruise

    Your full-day wine tour begins in Porto where your expert guide will teach you about the history of the region and its wine while driving to the Douro valley. On our way, there will be a coffee break in the historic town of Amarante. Here, you can admire the impressive Church and Convent of São Gonçalo or taste some of the amazing pastries at one of the iconic pastry shops. Arrive at Sabrosa, the birthplace of Fernão de Magalhães (Magellan), the great fifteenth-century Portuguese navigator and the first man to circumnavigate the world. Head to a family-owned wine estate, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the property, learn more about the wines and their unique character, and taste 3 of the estate’s wines. The estate is the perfect setting for your lunch. A Complete lunch will be served at the estate, including pairings of Douro wines (red and white), at the terrace overlooking the vi...

    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, our guide Claudia was informative, interesting and amusing. She was always pointing out places or points of interest on our journey right to the end, making sure that we were Covid safe at all times. The hosts at the two wineries were also very informative and passionate about their product. The lunch provided was tasty and well presented with a beautiful view of the vineyards. The boat trip was a charming restful and relaxing interlude. We had a lovely day and would thoroughly recommend this tour to give you a wider appreciation of Porto and Portugal.

  • Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

    2. Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

    Experience a walking tour through the streets of the historical center of Porto, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the city through its neighborhoods, buildings, and streets on a 3-hour guided trip. Enjoy old palaces, charming churches, and lively neighborhoods. See the famous iron bridge, engineered by Teófilo Seyrig, the Port wine cellars, and the characteristic Rabelo boats lined up along the quay which preserve the memory of old times when they used to transport the wine casks. Your guide will explain how, in the 12th century, the city grew around the construction of the cathedral, and has survived several Moorish and Castilian invasions as well as the French military invasions in the 19th century. Along the way, stroll along Aliados Avenue to the place that served as a backdrop to the first proclamation of the Republic of Portugal.

    Valter was awesome. I feel like I know the whole city, it’s culture and history in our 3 hour tour. Highly recommend

  • Pinhão: 4 Hour Douro Valley Kayak Rental

    3. Pinhão: 4 Hour Douro Valley Kayak Rental

    Pick up your kayak and equipment from Magnifico Douro Pier in Pinhão, and listen to the local staff’s recommendations and directions.  Set off on your self-guided adventure as you paddle onto the glistening waters of Pinhão and the Duoro Valley. Cruise along the Duoro River and admire the scenic views of historic vineyards and sprawling hillsides. As you travel, soak up the peaceful atmosphere and feel the stresses of everyday life melt away. Listen to the sound of birds tweeting and water flowing, and enjoy the freedom to stop and take in the sights at your own leisure. At the end of your four hour adventure, simply return your kayak and equipment to the team at the pier.

  • Pinhão: Douro Valley Rabelo Boat Tour and Kayak Experience

    4. Pinhão: Douro Valley Rabelo Boat Tour and Kayak Experience

    Navigate a unique river in the heart of the oldest wine demarcated region in the world, also a UNESCO world heritage site. Start your journey from Pinhão, where you will board a boat to the mouth of the River Tua. Enjoy a 1-hour ride up the Douro River. In Tua, hop off the boat and start your kayak journey on your own back to Pinhão. Take in the beautiful views of terraced vineyards on the hillsides on your 12-kilometer journey back to Pinhão.

  • From Porto: Douro Valley 4x4, Kayak, and Vineyard Adventure

    5. From Porto: Douro Valley 4x4, Kayak, and Vineyard Adventure

    Get off the beaten path with a thrilling excursion in the Douro Valley, complete with a 4x4 tour, kayaking, and hiking. After pickup from your accommodation in Porto, drive out to UNESCO World Heritage listed Douro Valley in a 4x4 vehicle.  Once in the valley, climb into your kayak and paddle along the Douro river, and enjoy views of the stunning landscape along the way. Hop out of the kayaks and take a refreshing dip in the water, then continue to explore the natural beauty of the valley on foot. Enjoy a picnic among the incredible landscape of vineyards. After lunch, as you continue to hike through the valley, your local guide will explain about the traditions and culture of the region. Stop at one of the valley’s famous vineyards for a wine tasting session and a tour of the winery. End your tour with a hike to a fantastic viewpoint in São Leonardo de Galafura.

  • Douro Valley: Full-Day Private Wine Tour with Lunch

    6. Douro Valley: Full-Day Private Wine Tour with Lunch

    Start your morning off with a scenic drive by minibus through the Douro Valley to the town of Sabrosa. On this full-day tour that’s designed and priced for a group of up to 8 persons you’ll continue from Sabrosa to the Quinta do Portal wine estate. Enjoy a guided tour of the property and taste 2 of the estate’s wines in a contemporary tasting room that features panoramic views. Then, stop at Pinhão quay, in the heart of the Douro valley and enjoy a panoramic cruise. After this tasting session you’ll stop for lunch at a typical valley restaurant in a picturesque setting. In the afternoon you’ll continue with a tour of the Quinta da Roeda wine estate, where you’ll learn about its history and the wine-making process. Enjoy a tasting of the fine wines produced at  after your tour of the facility. At the end of the afternoon you’ll return to Porto by the scenic roads of the Douro Valley.

  • Pinhão: River Douro Speedboat Tour with Water Sports

    7. Pinhão: River Douro Speedboat Tour with Water Sports

    Enjoy the refreshing water of the Douro River aboard a comfortable Mastercraft X25 speedboat. Practice waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, or wakeskating. Perfect both for beginners and those who are more experienced. Navigate along Douro River, in the heart of the oldest wine region in the world. Stop every now and again to take in the peacefulness and scenery of the valley, and to go swimming.

  • Porto: Douro Valley Hiking Tour and Boat Cruise with Brunch

    8. Porto: Douro Valley Hiking Tour and Boat Cruise with Brunch

    Enjoy a marvellous day in the Douro Valley with a guided hiking tour from the village of Provesende through a vineyard trail to the village of Pinhão. See quaint villages, meet the locals, and take in stunning views before arriving at the banks of the River Douro. Enjoy a 1-hour boat cruise on the river with a light brunch served onboard.  Get picked up in Porto and travel for about 1.5 hours to the village of Provesende. Meet your local guide here and begin your walk through the picturesque village. Learn about rural life and regional stories from your guide as you follow the narrow cobbled streets past beautiful old manor buildings.  Continue on the trail through the vineyards and take in the incredible views of the wine region. Learn about the hard manual work of the people who work on the vineyards. Pass through the small, traditional village of São Cristóvão where it is like time ...

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What people are saying about Douro Valley

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, our guide Claudia was informative, interesting and amusing. She was always pointing out places or points of interest on our journey right to the end, making sure that we were Covid safe at all times. The hosts at the two wineries were also very informative and passionate about their product. The lunch provided was tasty and well presented with a beautiful view of the vineyards. The boat trip was a charming restful and relaxing interlude. We had a lovely day and would thoroughly recommend this tour to give you a wider appreciation of Porto and Portugal.

Great trip! We were picked up at our hotel in Porto at 0830 and dropped off again at 1900. Our guide Joana was really great and provided lots of interesting details about the Douro valley and wine making in the area. We went to two vineyards, one small and intimate were we had a tasty lunch and a larger one later after a one hour cruise in the Douro river. We also made a quick stop to look at an amazing view of the Douro river and landscape around.

The pickup place was easy to find, in the city centre. The trip by bus was comfortable. The entire trip was nicely organized, we saw many places, never waited in line, etc. Our guide, Marina was absolutely amazing! I will most definitely recommend this type of day trip to my friends

Thank you Marina and Manuel, it was fantastic. We saw a lot, experienced a lot and laughed a lot. I can heartily recommend - no cooperation :)

Very well! Lots of Port to taste. Truly excellent meal. Superb cruise.