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Porto: Authentic Small Group Douro Valley Tour

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Admire the scenic views and terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley on a full-day small group tour. Pass through rustic villages, experience local gastronomy, and taste wonderful Douro wines. Enjoy lunch at a vineyard, and take a traditional boat cruise.
About this activity
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Duration 9 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Booklets
English, French, Portuguese

Pickup included

The lobby of your hotel in Porto, or outside the accommodation if it is an Airbnb.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the picturesque landscapes of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Douro Valley
  • See and visit small rustic villages, get to know the locals, and sample local products for an authentic experience
  • Cruise along the river at Pinhão in a traditional rabelo boat
  • Have lunch at a top winery restaurant that mixes the traditional and the modern
  • Take a guided tour of a boutique winery, and taste the region's famous wines
Full description
Explore the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day, small group tour of no more than 6 from Porto. Marvel at the landscapes, learn about the region from your expert guide, and savor the valley's famous wines.

Meet your guide at your hotel, and then journey to the Douro Valley in your air-conditioned vehicle. Appreciate the scenery as your passionate guide explains the history and culture of the area. Stop in a small village to taste local products and meet the locals.

Then, travel through the heart of the Douro Valley Wine Region to Pinhão, making stops to take some photos at spectacular viewpoints. Visit Pinhão train station, which is decorated with hand-painted tile murals of the town and the surrounding wine region. Cruise in a rabelo, a typical wooden cargo boat that transported Port Wine to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia for centuries.

After completing your boat tour, have lunch in a charming winery and taste local food rooted in traditional cuisine, but with a modern twist. Lunch includes a starter, main dish, dessert, wines and coffee. Walk off some of the calories on a guided tour of the vineyards, and visit its ancient lagares, or winepresses. Finally, savor a range of Douro wines, including Port in the ruby and tawny categories, before returning to your hotel at around 7 PM.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All insurance mandatory by law
  • Toll fees
  • Expert and passionate guide
  • Air-conditioned van
  • Map of Douro Valley
  • Bottles of water
  • Guided vineyard visit and wine tastings
  • River cruise
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch at the winery
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
• Your tour takes place in only one language and in a small group of no more than 6.
• Lunch at the winery is not included in the tour price. You can choose from the menu, which includes vegetarian options
• Please be on time for the benefit of other tour participants
• Please bring proof that you are of legal age to drink alcohol
• If you would like to be dropped off in Porto at a location other than your accommodation, please state this in your booking

From £176.09 per person