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From Porto: Douro Valley Private Tour

Product ID: 212406
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Visit Douro Valley, the region that everyone should come to once in a lifetime, a unique place where time passes slowly.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pick-up service

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Mateus Palace in Vila Real, famous for its Mateus Rose wine
  • Discover the Casal de Loivos viewpoint for one of the best views of the Douro Valley
  • Let Amarante enchant you with the Church of São Gonçalo and its pastries
  • Enjoy a visit and tasting at the local winery to understand the whole wine production process of this region
Full description
On this tour, you will visit four locations in the Douro Valley. First stop is Amarante. Stroll through the historic center, walk through the old streets, see the typical houses and the history that the city counts, with the river and the bridge. For those who like to appreciate the ancient architecture, in Amarante, mainly in the historical center, there are numerous examples of the Romanesque and still many buildings of the Middle Ages along S. Gonçalo bridge. Enjoy some of the most touristic points of the city such as the Church and Convent of São Gonçalo and the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum.

Next stop is Vila Real where the masterpiece will be the Palace of Mateus, known for the Mateus Rose wine, a baroque mansion from the 18th century, considered to be one of the most elegant mansions in Europe and is attributed to the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni. The palace is surrounded by a fantasist garden, with some formations and line of hedges, carved statues and a harmonious walk of cypresses.

You will then head to the Pinhao Train Station, one of the most beautiful places in the Douro region. The station was built in the nineteenth century, its tiles representing the landscape and the life of the people in this region, with images of Port wine production from the harvest, the peculiar tread of the grapes with the feet, and the transport of wine in rabelos boats. You will then visit a local winery where you will be shown the different aspects of winemaking and also taste some of the best wines in the world.
Includes
  • Private driver/guide
  • Wine tasting
  • Free Wifi
  • Personal accidents insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees