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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$ 147.56 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, Spanish, Portuguese
Pickup included
Meet your guide at your hotel in Porto. Pickups are made between 8:00 AM and 8:30 AM. You will receive the exact time the day before by email, text or Whatsapp.
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 628 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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Book this tour asap. Sergio was an amazing guide, he took us from Porto to Douro seamlessly while giving us some history on Portugal and it's culture. Our group was 4 people + 2 others that joined us who we had way to much fun with. We chose this one for it's private tour aspect, the max amount of people allowed on the tour is 8. You are driven in comfortable sprinter van. We tasted Port wines with a Portuguese cheese board drove over to lunch where we were given 3 food options + a shot of espresso. We then headed over to a winery where we had a tour + tasting along the way from wines to more port wine (after we commented on being big Port fans haha) The wine was phenomenal and our host at the winery was hilarious. We were given bread + olive oil tasting + 3 different types of honey. If I am ever in Porto again, I would re-book this tour.

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November 28, 2022

We had a beautiful, relaxing, and special day touring the Douro Valley with our guide, Américo. Our tour was with a small group and travel was in a van. We began our day with a stop for coffee and pastry, then on to a lovely winery where we tasted the wine, olive oil, and honey. Américo took us on the scenic drive to see the gorgeous views of the Valley, with opportunity for photos. Our next stop was a delicious full lunch, followed by a fun port tasting. Lastly, we took a great boat tour on the Douro River in a boat that was not as packed with tourists as some of the others were. The captain was engaging and informative. Américo was a wonderful guide for us. He genuinely cared about our comfort and enjoyment, and you can tell that he loves sharing his beautiful country and culture with others. We felt very safe driving with Américo and had some excellent conversation with him along the way. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Portugal!

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November 1, 2022

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

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