We took the full day tour with our kids (7 YO and 11YO) and we were very lucky ti have Nuno as our guide. It was an excellent day, we learned alot and the kids enjoyed it too. Highly recommended!
Start your tour around 08h30 am and explore the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site because wine has been produced here by traditional landholders in the for some 2,000 years. The oldest demarcated region of the world where outstanding wines, including Port Wine are produced.
We will pick you up from you hotel (in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia) and drive through the Douro Valley to Galafura a small village in the heart of the Douro Valley.
Our first stop is in Amarante. This city becomes very important in history after S. Gonçalo´s arrival (1187-1259) - one of the most renowned saints in the cristian history. He settled himself here after his pilgrimage through Rome and Jerusalem making this city an important religious stop in Portugal. You may visit the convent and church, but also its beautiful bridge and Historical Center.
Continue this trip to Galafura, the next stop! Galafura is a small village near Peso da Régua.
On the way stop to see The Miradouro de São Leonardo de Galafura near Covelinhas, parish of Galafura. From the top of its 640 meters high you have a privileged view over the river Douro and the surrounding landscape. This is one of the highlights of your day! Make sure you take your camera and don´t miss anything!
You will also find here a geodesic landmark as this is the highest place in the area.
After all the contemplation it´s time for a fantastic lunch in a family owned restaurant where food is homemade and drinks during lunch are also included.
The tour continues to Pinhão one of the most beautiful and chaming villages of this region. Stop for a scenical relaxing cruise (an hour panoramic cruise). The views to the vineyards offered are just gorgeous! Enjoy!
End your day with a fantastic visit to a local wine estate (we usually visit a renowned brand), where you will have the opportunity to also taste wine and learn a lot about how the precious Port Wine is grown.
The tour ends in Porto 6:30pm.
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We took the full day Douro River tour from Porto, and all agree it was one of the best of its kind we have experienced, and excellent value for money. Our guide Johnny was informative without being over the top. He was friendly and accommodating...More
we really enjoyed this tour. Tiago was very informative and funny as well.... We saw a lot of beautifull sights by the Douro valley and tasted Port at Crofts and did sail as well. It was all the money worth:-)
This tour is a must! The tour is easy to book, we used a tourist office, and the firm is super. We got a confirmatory message within a few hours. Following collection from our hotel we set off in a modern mini-bus and set off...More