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  • Full-Day Douro Wine Tour with Lunch and River Cruise

    1. Full-Day Douro Wine Tour with Lunch and River Cruise

    Admire the beauty of the Douro Valley on a full-day tour from Porto. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, enjoy views of the picturesque landscapes. Visit 2 Douro Valley wine estates. Learn about the production of port wine, walk through the vineyards and later taste the wines. Continue to the village of Pinhão, where you’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant with traditional Portuguese food and DOC Douro wine. At the 18th-century railway station in Pinhão, marvel at the Portuguese tiles that depict the beauty of the Douro Valley. Take a 1-hour river cruise on a typical rabelo boat used in the past to transport wine along the river.

    I had an amazing time. We had a great tour operator, we went to several beautiful towns and 2 fabulous wine tastings.

  • Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

    2. Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

    Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto at your leisure with a ticket that gives you access to 2 sightseeing bus tours for 2 days. You can hop on and hop off at any stop in the city, taking in attractions such as the Avenida dos Aliados and the neighborhoods of Santa Catarina and Batalha. Located in the north of Portugal, the city of Porto has a rich history that dates to the Roman occupation of Iberia. This is a notable port city, situated on the estuary of the Douro River, where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean. You can also hop off the bus in the city’s oldest district, Ribeira, to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch in a quaint café nestled along the city’s medieval walls and discover Porto’s famous wines. Your ticket gives you access to the cellars of Cales Calém, where top quality port wines have been produced since 1859. You can also sample some of the goods, incl...

    It was great, the bus took a while to arrive but other than that, everything was excellent and I was helped through whatsapp when I needed.

  • From Porto: Douro Valley w/ Boat Tour, Wine Tasting & Lunch

    3. From Porto: Douro Valley w/ Boat Tour, Wine Tasting & Lunch

    Get out of Porto and into Portugal's gorgeous wine country. Take in views from the window of your luxury vehicle, visit vineyards and taste their wines, embark on a boat cruise, and more on this all-inclusive trip.

    Take advantage of morning pickup in a comfortable luxury vehicle. Begin your 9-hour tour with a stop at a viewpoint to enjoy the views across Porto. Then, sit back and relax as your vehicle hits the road for the Douro Valley.

    Enjoy an excursion which includes a visit to different 2 wine estates, with the opportunity to taste some of the different types of wine which are produced there. You'll also experience a typical (and delicious) Portuguese meal.

    Partake as well in a relaxing 1-hour ride onboard a Rabelo boat on the Douro River. Your excursion also includes being taken by your driver to what the BBC called one of the most beauti...

    The trip was well organised, although I booked 2 tickets and because the minivan was full we weren’t able to sit together. I know that for some people is not a big deal but if you spent almost 5 hours in a car we would prefer to sit together, especially it was my partner’s birthday. The tour guide was excellent, very funny and knowledgeable. Also went beyond my expectations when he asked us for a lunch preference and I don’t like meat or salmon, he made sure that the restaurant prepare something different for me and it was delicious!

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

    4. 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.

  • Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

    5. Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

    Navigate on a unique river, in the heart of the oldest wine demarcated region in the world and also a UNESCO world heritage site. You start from Pinhão, pass under the Eiffel iron bridge going up stream until the Roncão area where you turn around and return to Pinhão. Along the way you’ll see hills of terraced vineyards until the river, with no national roads or traffic in sight. Although you do the same stretch up and down, it could very well be a different one, because seeing it in one direction and then on the other creates two completely different points of view and sights. The traditional rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably made in all kinds of weather, all year long.

    Peaceful river cruise, a great change from other more active experiences. I actually didn't think I would like it very much, but I did. Definitely recommended.

  • Douro Valley: Winery Tour at Quinta do Tedo and Tastings

    6. Douro Valley: Winery Tour at Quinta do Tedo and Tastings

    Embark on an adventure to the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley, surrounded by terraced vineyards that climb high above the dramatic confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers. There lies an 18th-century estate, Quinta do Tedo. Enjoy a full tour of Quinta do Tedo, which includes explanations of the vineyards and the olive orchards. Learn more about Porto and red wine production, foot treading in the lagers, aging in the 18th-century cellars, bottling, and hand-labeling.  At the end of the tour, taste the Quinta do Tedo's Portos and red wines overlooking the Douro River in the renovated 18th-century tasting room. The Quinta’s 100% estate-grown organic grapes come from 37 acres of class "A" vineyards, the highest rating from the Portuguese Instituto do Vinhos do Douro e Porto, comparable to France's Grand Cru.

    Nice tour guide, interesting information and good tasting experience. Breathtaking view. Excellent value for money!

  • Pinhão and Douro Valley Day Cruise from Porto

    7. Pinhão and Douro Valley Day Cruise from Porto

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Porto for the day and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Douro Valley as you cruise along the Douro River to a series of high dams. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Douro Valley and Alijó in the Norte Region of Portugal. Board the boat at Cais da Estiva in the Ribeira of Porto. Then, travel into the Douro Valley passing the vineyards of one of Europe’s earliest demarcated wine regions. Continue past Quintas to the Crestuma-Lever Dam in time for lunch. Sail further along the Douro River to the high Carrapatelo Dam. Cross the “capital of wine” at Régua, and pause by the Barragem Dam at Bagaúste. At approximately 5:00 PM, the boat will arrive at Pinhão, where you will have a visit to a wine estate with tastings of different samples of wine. Return to Porto by bus for an estimated arrival time of 9:00 PM.

    Beautiful day cruise, good food and great service. But it is a long day excursion.

  • From Pinhão: Private Yacht Cruise along the Douro River

    8. From Pinhão: Private Yacht Cruise along the Douro River

    Enjoy a private boat tour along the Douro River. From the boat, you will be able to admire spectacular views of the Douro Valley, its impressive vineyards, and traditional stone walls. If you prefer to go inside the boat, it has a glassed-in lounge, which offers 360-degree views. In addition, the roof can be opened so that you can enjoy the delicious sunshine whilst sheltering from the wind. Sit back and enjoy a glass of Douro or Port wine as you take in the landscapes of the region.

  • Pinhão: Quinta do Bomfim Visit and Tasting

    9. Pinhão: Quinta do Bomfim Visit and Tasting

    Owned by the Symington family for five generations, Quinta do Bomfim features a winery, old wine cellar, and vineyard in the heart of the Upper Douro Valley. Visit the on-site museum and tour the grounds before choosing from a variety of family-made ports and wines to taste on the terrace. The tour begins in a small museum that tells the story of the property, the family, and the wines. A collection of early 20th century photographs of the Douro and documents highlight the history of the Quinta and the region. Afterward, choose between three vineyard walks, all of which offer excellent views of the surrounding mountain vineyards, some with dry stone terraces built by hand in the 18th and 19th centuries. Along the way, visit the old lodge built in 1896, one of the most significant structures in the Douro Valley. This vast vat and barrel cellar, with its complex roof structure, has bee...

  • Pinhão: Private Rabelo Boat Tour along the River Douro

    10. Pinhão: Private Rabelo Boat Tour along the River Douro

    Starting from Pinhão, pass under the iron bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel. Continue along the River Douro, admiring hills of terraced vineyards with no cars in sight. Take in the scenic views of the oldest wine region in the world, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once you reach the Roncão area, you will turn around and start the return journey to Pinhão. Although you will do the same stretch of the river on the way back, you will have a different point of view of the sights along the way. The traditional Rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably made in all kinds of weather, all year long.

    It goes exactly the same route as the non private tour but I am really glad we did it this way. Got to talk with the captain and sit wherever we wanted. Also a smaller boat so closer to the nature.

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What people are saying about Douro Valley

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 4,379 reviews

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.

The trip was well organised, although I booked 2 tickets and because the minivan was full we weren’t able to sit together. I know that for some people is not a big deal but if you spent almost 5 hours in a car we would prefer to sit together, especially it was my partner’s birthday. The tour guide was excellent, very funny and knowledgeable. Also went beyond my expectations when he asked us for a lunch preference and I don’t like meat or salmon, he made sure that the restaurant prepare something different for me and it was delicious!

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

Beautiful day cruise, good food and great service. But it is a long day excursion.

Really good, everything was perfect. Sheila was a perfect guide. Eric Williamso