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Vila Real District

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Our most recommended Vila Real District Day Trips

Porto: Douro Valley Tour with Wine Tasting, Cruise and Lunch

1. Porto: Douro Valley Tour with Wine Tasting, Cruise and Lunch

Start your full-day tour in the center of Porto where your guide will introduce you to the rich history of the city and share some intriguing anecdotes with you. Travel in style in a comfortable vehicle to Peso da Régua, in Northern Portugal for a short coffee break.  Next, head to the first winery stop on the itinerary. Discover and taste the region's famous wines while admiring the panoramic views of the vineyards that weave across the landscape. Around midday, you’ll move on to a restaurant for a delicious local Portuguese lunch. Choose from fish, meat, and vegetarian options. Continue your journey to the second vineyard where you will learn about the various stages of winemaking from a vineyard specialist and get to try out some of Douro’s finest Porto wine. As a special treat, stop at the Pinhão Railway Station, whose walls are beautifully decorated with blue glazed mosaic tiles depicting sceneries of the Douro Valley and its history of port wine production. Before returning to Porto, take a scenic 1-hour river cruise along the Douro River, where you can mingle with the other guests you've met along the tour. On your route back to Porto your vehicle will stop at an amazing viewpoint where you can take beautiful pictures of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

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

2. 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 vehicle, visit vineyards and taste their wines, embark on a boat cruise, and more on this all-inclusive trip. Take advantage of a morning pickup by choosing that option during booking. Begin your tour with a stop at a viewpoint to enjoy the views. 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 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 beautiful viewpoints in the world.

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

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

Explore the stunning beauty of the Douro Valley on a tour to 2 wine estates. Visit the town of Amarante and taste regional wines at both wine estates. Sit down to a delicious lunch before sailing through the lush landscapes of the Douro Valley on a river cruise. Begin your tour in Porto and learn about the region's history and wine while driving to the Douro valley. Stop for a coffee break in the historic town of Amarante and admire the town's Church and Convent of São Gonçalo, or purchase some of the pastries at one of the iconic pastry shops. Continue to a wine estate in Sabrosa. Enjoy a guided tour of a family-owned wine estate. Learn about and try 3 of the estate's wines during a guided tasting. Savor a lunch paired with red and white Douro wines while overlooking the vineyards. After lunch, drive to Pinhão, with a photo stop at São Cristovão viewpoint. Take in panoramic views of the Douro valley. See where the Pinhão river joins with the waters of the Douro River before embarking on a cruise at Pinhão.  In the afternoon, take a guided tour of a famous wine estate (Quinta da Roeda – Croft/Taylor’s group or Quinta São Luiz – Kopke/Burmester group). Uncover the history of the vineyard and the secrets if the wine-making processes. Taste 3 of their fine wines before returning to Porto by one of the world's most scenic roads, the N222.

Porto: 3 Douro Valley Vineyards Tour with Lunch

4. Porto: 3 Douro Valley Vineyards Tour with Lunch

Discover the tastes of the Douro Valley on this driving tour to three stunning wineries on this day trip from Porto. Admire views of the valley and sample a range of local wines. Savor local flavors with a lunch comprised of regional delicacies. Be picked up from your hotel in the morning and travel in an air-conditioned minivan towards wine region of Sabrosa. Stop for a quick coffee before venturing into the mountains. After arriving at the family-owned vineyard, enjoy a guided tour of the winery's facilities. Savor a hand-picked selection of their fine port and DOC wines. Sit back and relax on a scenic drive to the countryside to th next winery. Sit down to a delicious lunch of local specialties accompanied with wine from the winery. Contemplate the lush rolling landscapes around the vineyard. After lunch, visit their facilities and taste a range of the winery's ports. Continue to a corporate brand vineyard. Walk around their high-quality facilities before tasting their delectable ports while admiring sweeping countryside views. Take a scenic drive National Highway 222 which winds along the river before returning to your accommodation in Porto.

Douro Valley: Full Day Tour w/ Wine Tasting & River Cruise

5. Douro Valley: Full Day Tour w/ Wine Tasting & River Cruise

Begin your 9-hour Douro Valley tour with a drive to Regua, a small village in the Vila Real district. Take in the views and cross the main bridge. Continue to the National 222 and stop along this road to visit a traditional farm, learn about wine production and enjoy a taste of port wine. Continue to Pinhão, a lovely village known for its wine production. Tour winemaking facilities and taste some of the wines. Sit down for a delicious lunch of traditional regional dishes, depending on the option chosen. If lunch is not included in your tour, enjoy some free time to have lunch. After lunch, you can take a scenic river cruise, or visit the train station to admire its tiles depicting wine production and local scenes. Visit a small farm to taste delicious table wines, almonds, olive oil, and honey. Take in the spectacular views on the drive back to Porto.

From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

6. From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

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 with delicacies onboard. 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.

From Pinhão: Private Yacht Cruise along the Douro River

7. 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.

Porto: Douro Valley Wine Tasting Tour & Boat Cruise w/ Lunch

8. Porto: Douro Valley Wine Tasting Tour & Boat Cruise w/ Lunch

Visit the unparalleled Douro Valley, the first denominated wine region in the world and a world heritage site by UNESCO. Start at the meeting point in Porto and embark on a scenic drive around the valley. Make a short stop at a viewpoint and then visit the first winery of the day. Try some red and white wines, olive oil, and other products. Pair everything with local bread, jelly, cheeses, and hams. Take a short walk through the vineyard, and learn about the work being done during the season, such as pruning, grafting, and harvesting. Then, stop in Pinhão for a typical Portuguese lunch at a local tavern with 2 dishes, meat and fish, and as well great options for vegans and vegetarians. After lunch, take a mini-cruise in a typical boat along the astonishing Douro Valley, with all the scenic views of the Porto Wine vineyards, terraces and wineries as a background. The journey will continue through National 222, a road with more stunning views. Stop at the 2nd winery to learn about the famous Port wine of the region, with tastings. Finally, return to Porto in the late afternoon.

Douro Valley: Scenic Picnic at Quinta do Tedo Winery

9. Douro Valley: Scenic Picnic at Quinta do Tedo Winery

Enjoy the unique atmosphere in 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 you can find an 18th-century estate, Quinta do Tedo. 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 Burgundy's Grand Cru.  Go on a guided visit to the Quinta do Tedo Winery and celebrate nature with an intimate picnic under a centennial olive tree between organic, old vines overlooking the Tedo River.  Savor a selection of fresh, regional products, sweet and savory specialties prepared to accompany your choice of Quinta do Tedo's Douro DOC red, or Terra a Terra Douro DOC white wine. Menu 1 - Gourmet Picnic with Winery Guided Tour and Wine tasting - Assorted local cheeses and charcuterie - Homemade jam - Marinated olives - Tedo salad - Traditional codfish cakes - Fresh bread and water - Seasonal fruit OR Bistro dessert - Lemonade OR orange juice - Quinta do Tedo Douro DOC red wine OR Terra a Terra Douro DOC white wine Menu 2 - Vegetarian Picnic with Winery Guided Tour and Wine tasting - Assorted local cheeses and seasoned nuts - Homemade jam - Marinated olives - Tedo salad - Bistro salad - Fresh bread and water - Seasonal fruit OR Bistro dessert - Lemonade OR orange juice - Quinta do Tedo Douro DOC red wine OR Terra a Terra Douro DOC white wine

From Porto: A Day in the Douro Valley with Wine Tastings

10. From Porto: A Day in the Douro Valley with Wine Tastings

Marvel at the wonderful panoramic views offered by the Douro region, considered one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, where the Douro River winds through the vineyards and foothills. On this tour, take a boat trip in a traditional Rabelo boat and enjoy wonderful views from the heart of the Douro River. Take the opportunity to appreciate the terraces carved with human strength over the centuries. After, savor lunch in a restaurant to taste the local gastronomy. Take a stroll along the N222 road and contemplate one of the most beautiful roads in the world. In a region where wine has been produced for over 2,000 years, it will be imperative to try the nectars of the gods. Delight in various wine tastings, not only pf the port wine that made the region famous, but also DOC (Denomination of Controlled Origin) wines that have won many awards, both national and international.

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What people are saying about Vila Real District

Great day in the Douro valley! Writing this review because I relied on these reviews when choosing a tour and I’m so glad I did. Milena was an AWESOME tour guide!! She made a long day fun, informative and entertaining. My 19 yo son and I especially enjoyed our visit to the small family-owned winery and the lunch but honestly the whole day was great. Perfect way to see the Douro valley. Definitely hope to go back someday!

Had a fantastic tour in French of the Douro Valley with our guide, Oscar. His easy going personality and attention to details made all the difference in the world. The itinerary itself was quite loaded. In spite of that, he never hesitated to stop at unplanned points of interest. This tour was highlight of our stay in Portugal.

A wonderful experience, I would highly recommend. Ivo and Andreas were lovely, and very funny tour guides. The vineyards were beautiful, the owner and guide were great - interesting and informative. Lunch was delicious, a three course meal with wine and coffee. Douro Valley is truly stunning - the boat trip was incredible!

Felipe was super knowledgeable, entertaining and funny (not in a cheesy way). The location selection from the cafe to the first vineyard and the lunch venue was just perfection. Lots of great knowledge, delicious food and superb wine.

La gita è stata molto bella, interessante e molto divertente grazie alla nostra guida Steven! Un tour che consiglio caldamente a tutti gli amanti del vino e a chi vuole godersi un paesaggio mozzafiato.