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Douro Valley Premium Tour from Porto with lunch, wine tasting & river cruise provided by MERIDIAN4PEOPLE

Douro Valley Premium Tour from Porto with lunch, wine tasting & river cruise

Douro Valley Premium Tour from Porto with lunch, wine tasting & river cruise
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Tour snapshot
Experience the Douro River Valley’s beauty and wines on a tour from Porto
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
The Douro Valley’s scenery and wines are difficult to savor if you’re busy hopping between cabs and buses. This tour from Porto frees you from transport stresses, so you can truly appreciate the vineyard-coated hills, riverside towns, and wineries. Gaze over the Regua Dam, opt for a river cruise or visit to Pinhao’s blue-tiled railway station; and enjoy wine tastings and a traditional lunch. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Avoid transport worries: travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan
  • Scenic views, wine tastings, and choice of cruise or Pinhao station visit
  • Relax with a traditional lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Avoid transport worries: travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned minivan
  • Scenic views, wine tastings, and choice of cruise or Pinhao station visit
  • Relax with a traditional lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off included
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17462P14
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Wine-tasting in 2 (two) wineries
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • River Cruise in Pinhão
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • - Next to the Porto City Hall. - Arrive 30 minutes before the activity starts. - Look for your guide with a sign in hand "MERIDIAN4PEOPLE".
  • Avenida dos Aliados, Av. dos Aliados, 4000 Porto, Portugal - Next to the Porto City Hall. - Arrive 30 minutes before the activity starts. - Look for your guide with a sign in hand "MERIDIAN4PEOPLE".
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A confirmação será recebida no momento da reserva
  • É necessário um mínimo de 2 pessoas por reserva
  • As crianças devem estar acompanhadas por um adulto
  • Assentos para bebês estão disponíveis mediante pedido, se avisados no momento da reserva.
  • O cruzeiro no rio está sujeito a disponibilidade. Quando você é pego naquele dia, você pode decidir o que você quer fazer.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Duration: Duration hours are reference / approximate times. The Tour is subject to local traffic, visiting times, etc;
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The announced wineries may change, depending on availability.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Wine-tasting in 2 (two) wineries
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • River Cruise in Pinhão
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • - Next to the Porto City Hall. - Arrive 30 minutes before the activity starts. - Look for your guide with a sign in hand "MERIDIAN4PEOPLE".
  • Avenida dos Aliados, Av. dos Aliados, 4000 Porto, Portugal - Next to the Porto City Hall. - Arrive 30 minutes before the activity starts. - Look for your guide with a sign in hand "MERIDIAN4PEOPLE".
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A confirmação será recebida no momento da reserva
  • É necessário um mínimo de 2 pessoas por reserva
  • As crianças devem estar acompanhadas por um adulto
  • Assentos para bebês estão disponíveis mediante pedido, se avisados no momento da reserva.
  • O cruzeiro no rio está sujeito a disponibilidade. Quando você é pego naquele dia, você pode decidir o que você quer fazer.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Duration: Duration hours are reference / approximate times. The Tour is subject to local traffic, visiting times, etc;
  • Most travellers can participate
  • The announced wineries may change, depending on availability.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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Holly S
8 contributions
This trip is worth the money in every way. I had so much fun with our guide, group, and sommeliers. We had Andre M as our driver and guide throughout the day and he was awesome!! I was traveling solo and he always would ask how I was liking the tour so far, which made the whole experience more comfortable being alone. He was also great to talk with during our different excursions, discussing Portuguese history and we both shared our love for travel!

ITINERARY:
You start the day with a long (1.25 hrs) drive into the Duoro Valley, first stopping at a little town to get coffee/restrooms/snacks if you want. After you take your photos on the bridge you drive to Sandeman and get a guided tour/taste two Porto wines. After this, you go down the hills to the boat ride which is around an hour, and audio guided in three languages. Then you walk through a little town and go to a traditional Portuguese restaurant and eat with your group and the others on the tour (same with the boat, around 20 people). There were 3/4 entrees, and a few sides along with unlimited white/red wine and dessert! Plenty of food for everyone... and delicious. Then you finish the day by driving to the highest peak of the day, having a wine (red/white/rosé) and olive oil tasting.

COMMENTS:
I saw other people complaining about waiting in between events. We had to wait for a maximum of 10 minutes before lunch because they were setting up the table for a 20-person group, so zero complaints there. And yes the boat can feel crowded, but there's a shaded area and an outside so you can move in between if you feel squished.

Incredible views, wonderful conversations, and tasty food and drinks. Will definitely do it again next time I am in Porto. :)
Written 6 July 2022
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Francisco Uriarte
Porto, Portugal14 contributions
Since we were picked up (in our AirBnB), João was super friendly. We went with a group of 8 (in total) and after getting to the Duoro, we walked around the city of Pinhal, then drove to Quinta do Seixo, where we learned a bit about Port Wine, and sampled Sandeman Port, then toured the river (in a replica Rabelo), had great lunch (in a place that truly surprised me) and topped it off with a visit to D’Origem for spectacular views, olive oil and great wine. Then João took us safely back! Grest experience!!!
Written 18 June 2022
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Gretchen I
2 contributions
We booked our trip last minute and they moved mountains to get us a spot into the vineyards and on the boat!
Pedro, our guide was friendly, kind and drove like a Formula One driver to get us to our destination on time (as a result of Porto road closures) And we absolutely loved the opportunity to chat with him about life in Porto. His genuine and warm personality truly added to the entire experience.
The vineyards tours were informative and the Port/Viñho/olive oil were all delicious.
Lunch at the restaurant featured traditional dishes from the Douro valley and lots of local wine. These dishes aren’t for the faint of heart, but true gastrophiles will appreciate the authenticity.
Diana was incredibly kind and and professional in organizing everything, even with the very short window of time we gave her.
If you’re looking for an adventure with lots of warmth and kindness, and people who will hustle to get you where you need to be, then this is the trip for you :)
Written 30 April 2022
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tavcarb
Avon, CO12 contributions
Friends
Our driver, Nuno , picked us up right at the hotel. Drive out to Douro Valley. Great driver, answered all questions we had. Nuno was fantastic, knowledgeable, funny; our family for the day. We had our own personal car, the visit to Sandeman was first class, then lunch at a family owned restaurant with great wines and large portions, then a river cruise to relax, then an olive oil press tour, and wine tasting, with incredible views of Duoro everywhere. Definitely a top ten tour for us and we travel a lot. A must see to visit Duoro Valley, tour like a local, away from the big tourist destinations. Felt like a distant cousin visiting for the first time.
Written 20 May 2022
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Surinderdeep S
5 contributions
Family
Our host Tania was simply superb. Picked us up from our Airbnb exactly on time, in a beautiful vehicle, and then spent the whole day explaining the local geography and culture to us. We were so happy with the port, river cruise and olive oil and wine tasting.
I highly recommend this trip and especially Tania who is truly a superhost.
Written 16 April 2022
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Jamie Irwin
2 contributions
Friends
My brother and I booked at very short notice (2230 the night before). Our guide Karla turned up the next morning bright and early with a smile on her face. Karla was a great guide and gave us lots of information about anything we wanted to know. The views were amazing along with the lunch, olive oils, wines and port. Karla has defiantly picked the right places to visit. Highly recommend them.
Written 22 February 2020
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meridian4people
Dear Customer , Thank you very much for taking time to review us and our guide Carla, we truly appreciate it!! It's always a pleasure to provide wonderful experiences to those who visit us. Thanks again, and we hope that you return to Portugal in the near future. We will be happy to welcome you again! Thank you! Greetings, The team MERIDIAN4PEOPLE TOURS PORTUGAL
Written 24 February 2020
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Rekabeimmik
Bakersfield, CA23 contributions
It was a great time. First, we were in a minivan for about an hour and a half w/ a break; then we went to a lovely winery with a short but exciting tour and a beautiful view; we sat around waiting for our lunch to get ready, so much good food and wine at a family-style lunch, which was down the road about 10 minutes. It was friendly, and off to a short walk to a one-boat ride and off to a lovely older family winery with olive oil and honey and wine. Back to the minivan and back to Porto.
Written 20 June 2022
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Zerafa_23
Luqa Malta21 contributions
We love wine so we decided to take this tour from Porto. We enjoyed the wine tasting and the visit to the local wineries. The landscape is so unique. We never saw this amount of wine fields all at one go. Lunch was very good. We ate at a restaurant by the douro river. The 1 hour cruise was the cherry on the cake. Our guide Milena and our driver Diana were amazing. They made the day so memorable that we will never forget it. Keep up the good work both of you.
Written 21 August 2021
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meridian4people
Dear Customer , Thank you very much for taking time to review us and our guide Milena and Diana, we truly appreciate it!! It's always a pleasure to provide wonderful experiences to those who visit us. Thanks again, and we hope that you return to Portugal in the near future. We will be happy to welcome you again! Thank you! Greetings, The team MERIDIAN4PEOPLE TOURS PORTUGAL
Written 13 October 2021
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James R
3 contributions
Couples
Our tour guides were the best! This was the best tour I have ever been on. It was so beautiful and fun.
Written 26 June 2022
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Kate
1 contribution
Couples
We really enjoyed the tastings and the scenery was stunning . Our guide Carla was first class, enthusiastic and extremely friendly, she deserves a pay rise 😊
Written 23 June 2022
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KellyA7682
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Porto with Luis- best day of our 7day Portugal trip!
Luis was our favorite part of this experience. He is an informative guide that can read the group and offer most ap
JeffnRach
JeffnRach
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Great communication
Good communication, driver met us with a sign and sent us a welcome message when we landed to let us know he was at
MaureenNSTarheel
MaureenNSTarheel
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Mixed revo
I already wrote review and not sure why it has not been included. Great 5 star from airport to hotel. Punctual, gre
997gaurangt
997gaurangt
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Great experience! Must do!
wonderful experience we had with Brahim, one of your tour guides. We got to tour Doro valley with Brahim this week
broktoon3550
broktoon3550
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Misleading information about the tour
In our agreement with Viator/Meridian we were told that we would have a guide who would know about the history of t
karph
karph
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You can’t do this on your own…
Let’s be clear. Yes, you could certainly do all the things included in this tour on your own. And if you did, you w
Q6808BIbobb
Q6808BIbobb
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Special day
Picked up by a friendly driver. We had a wonderfull day, traveling with the bus, a boattrip on the Doura river, a s
937debbieb937
937debbieb937
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Great company
We used Meridian4people for a private transfer from Lisbon to Porto. Joseph was our driver, and he was excellent.
I448TXritav
I448TXritav
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Very nice day.
We've had a wonderfull day. Nice and good driver, friendly people, good port and wines, short boattrip tot het some
alonsob546
alonsob546
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Not as advertised
- Guide/driver was a cool guy. - Good that they picked us up from accommodation. On time, great comms. - Advertise
B8950FWelizabethf
B8950FWelizabethf
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Amazing tour and tour guide
Amazing tour. Carla was our tour guide and she was part of the reason why It was phenomenal. She was a safe driver
mythreechicas
mythreechicas
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Avoid this company!
Driver and guide arrived 20 mins late and blamed on Porto traffic and there was no communication to us about this.
mythreechicas
mythreechicas
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Day trip with Antonio
Antonio arrived early for our pickup and we were on the road before 9am. He was friendly, knowlegeable and a great
manishaj423
manishaj423
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Stay away from this tour company
There was no experience. They canceled at the last moment. We wasted a whole day because of them . Absolutely unacc
Nancy H
Nancy H
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Best day of our Porto trip
There was no time when we weren’t thrilled with the trip to the Douro Valley! The ride was pleasant and the sights
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Douro Valley Premium Tour from Porto with lunch, wine tasting & river cruise will start at 9:00 AM. Discover and book Douro Valley Premium Tour from Porto with lunch, wine tasting & river cruise on Tripadvisor


Douro Valley Premium Tour from Porto with lunch, wine tasting & river cruise price starts from £95.78. Discover and book Douro Valley Premium Tour from Porto with lunch, wine tasting & river cruise on Tripadvisor

Douro Valley Premium Tour from Porto with lunch, wine tasting & river cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Douro Valley Premium Tour from Porto with lunch, wine tasting & river cruise on Tripadvisor