Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Tour with Lunch and Tastings
- Pickup available
- Duration: 1 day
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Arriving in Porto earlier in the afternoon, we thought that the tour would be a good way to explore some of the city as well as to sample the local food and drink. We were not disappointed. Our guide, Thiago, was charming and with only my partner and me in the 'group', we were able to ask him lots of questions covering a variety of topics (from the history of the city to the politics in Brazil, and of, course the best beer, wine and port to sample), all of which were answered informatively and with humour. By the time the tour had finished, we were both full up with some tasty food and drink so it was good to be able to walk it all off on our way back to our hotel. My main recommendation would be...don't eat anything beforehand so that you have room to enjoy the fabulous petiscos and the local bebidas!
This was a most excellent day tour from 8am until 6.30pm. an unexpected pleasure (as don't normally take tours) booked for a party of 10. Comfortable bus & friendly driver with a great song playlist (which he was happy we joined in with which we did often!), Two contrasting vineyards &tasty 3 course lunch,river cruise short&sweet and a fantastic guide Daniel who got us band of daft Irish travellers. Informative, articulate, knowledgeable, raconteur (incl jokes) who added immeasurably to the whole day. An early start got off to a perfect start with his charming smile&stop for coffee in that interesting church&beautiful village & coffee shop (for sticky bun enthusiasts like ourselves). Learnt so much about port and the heritage of the Douro valley and have told everyone!
We had an amazing time on our tour today! It was excellent value for money, the wine was amazing and it was so interesting hearing about the different wines and how they are made. The views were more beautiful than I could have imagined, we took lots of pictures. We made excellent time and the lunch was amazing, so much food (and more wine). Our tour guides Tiago and Manuel, were amazing, they were very informative and very funny! Absolutely recommend!!
We met up with Pedro for an evening of food and wine in Porto. He delivered an outstanding evening, with a personal touch and insider knowledge of Porto. We would highly recommend this experience to any of our friends.
A wonderful, informative trip with some fabulous ports. The boat trip was a highlight. Autumn really was an amazing time to go, as all the vineyards were full of colour, but we were very lucky with the weather!