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Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, Lunch & River Cruise provided by Portugal Excellence Tours

Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, Lunch & River Cruise

Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, Lunch & River Cruise
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About
The UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Douro Valley are a must-visit attraction during your time in Porto. However, if you don’t have a car, they can prove difficult to reach. Experience the best of the Douro Valley on a full-day tour that lets you skip the hassle of arranging transfers and activities.
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.
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Awards
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
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
Skip the stress of planning a trip to the Douro Valley with a guide
Feel free to indulge in wine knowing transfers are already arranged
Get the best views from the water on a cruise
Lunch and wine are included
What to expect
Meet up with a local guide in Porto and take off through the Valley Heritage, one of the most beautiful natural areas in the world. An ideal trip for photography lovers, this is also a great opportunity to learn more about Portuguese culture, wine and food. Departing from the city of Porto, we will pass through the city of Peso da Régua, known for the heart of the wine region of the Douro. Then we will travel to the village of Pinhão where we visit one of the most prestigious wine cellars of the Port Wine of the region. There we will learn the whole winemaking process of Ports and appreciate the beauty of the landscape. Before our lunch served in a restaurant of traditional Portuguese food we will make a brief and relaxing boat trip along the river Douro in a typical wooden boat. Before the return we will have time to visit the top of the valley and enchant with the best viewpoint of the region to take that special photograph of travel. At the top we will visit a local family own wine producer where we will taste wine, olive oil and honey. Come with us on this very complete tour to the Douro Valley, we will make sure that you will not miss anything and we will show you all the special places that have not yet been discovered in the region.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26918P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel or apartment pickup and drop-off • Visit to 2 wine estates (Guided visits & Tasting included) • Wine and Olive Oil Tasting • Lunch of typical Portuguese food • 1-Hour boat ride • Small Group Tour (máx 8 persons) • Selection of Portugese Cheeses • Local Guide • Bottled water • Internet-Wi-Fi
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please refer your hotel or airbnb address where you are staying in Porto. Pickups are available inside of Porto city area. The pick up are made between 8h and 8h30. The costumer will receive the exact pick-up time the day before by: email, text or whatsapp.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel or apartment pickup and drop-off • Visit to 2 wine estates (Guided visits & Tasting included) • Wine and Olive Oil Tasting • Lunch of typical Portuguese food • 1-Hour boat ride • Small Group Tour (máx 8 persons) • Selection of Portugese Cheeses • Local Guide • Bottled water • Internet-Wi-Fi
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please refer your hotel or airbnb address where you are staying in Porto. Pickups are available inside of Porto city area. The pick up are made between 8h and 8h30. The costumer will receive the exact pick-up time the day before by: email, text or whatsapp.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
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
Popular mentions

5.0
88 reviews
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Andrea M
6 contributions
Incredible, highly recommend
Aug 2021 • Couples
Can’t recommend this tour enough.
So worth the money and the time.
Great views, wine and places
Hugo was the best tour guide ever.
If you can’t decide if you should do it, just GO!!
Written 5 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bianca N
2 contributions
Must do on Duoro valley
Jul 2021 • Friends
Really nice experience with kind people and splendid landscapes. A big variety of high quality wines. Lunch with an incredible view.
Totally worth it.
Written 13 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

sandra g uk
6 contributions
Great day trip to whet appetite for Douro Valley!
Took this as a day trip up the Douro valley. Excellent communication from the team from the moment we booked to confirmation of pick up time etc.
Minibus (nice Mercedes) took us up the valley with an amusing and knowledgeable guide (Paricia)! First stop was Croft, beautiful scenery and great port tasting with cheese ....breakfast for us! Next was a pleasant boat ride up and down the valley to be able to see the vineyards and terraces.
Next was lunch - great food, great wine (both red and white!) And great host.
Final stop was a boutique organic wine grower where I lost count of the number of wines we tried! Plus they also allowed us to taste their olive oil and honeys.
Pleasant trip back in the bus and Patricia dropped us off down town with a perfect suggestion for craft beer.
Plus, lots of great people with us on the tour! Highly recommend!
Written 29 June 2021
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Stella M
London, UK13 contributions
Wonderful day trip
Jun 2021 • Couples
The trip was amazing. If you are thinking about doing it but have hesitations - just go! The views on the way and in the valley are amazing, the wine tasting was good, and the lunch place itself looks wonderful. It is a very memorable experience and is definitely worth it.
Written 4 June 2021
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Guilherme F
It's very gratifying for us to know that you enjoyed the tour as much as we did you guys. We hope you come back and visit us again. Cheers!
Written 22 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Holly G
12 contributions
Beautiful day in the Douro! A must!
If you’re in Porto and unsure whether to do a day trip out of the city - absolutely do! We wondered if we’d miss out on seeing more of Porto but have no regrets. This was a fantastic experience and made our holiday so memorable. Guilherme is friendly, knowledgeable and easy company. The choice of quintas was good too - a larger producer of port wine and small producer of table wines so we experienced not just a variety of wines but also of attitude and style. The lunch spot was also fantastic. Cannot recommend enough!
Written 31 May 2021
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Guilherme F
Thanks for the review and I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour. You stayed in our hearts! Cheers!
Written 22 June 2021
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Donnie McGrath
Boston, MA3 contributions
Wonderful day trip!
May 2021
May 30th 2021 trip with Guillaume as guide. This was a wonderful day. A small group of 6 in a very clean comfortable Mercedes van. Fellow travelers were all very pleasant and friendly. Picked up for our hotel promptly. Guillaume was very friendly and informative. The two visits for wine and port tastings were nice contrasts between a large port business (Croft in Pinhao) and the Quinta Dos Castalares, a family owned (since the 1600s) winery with multiple unique organic wines to taste, plus their own olive oil and honeys. A nice short cruise on the river to break up the driving and wine tastings, and a very tasty lunch in a small boutique hotel, out on a veranda under the shade of some old trees. Could not have been a better day. Thank-you!
Written 30 May 2021
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Guilherme F
Thank you very much for your review and we are very happy that you enjoyed our work. We are a small team but very dedicated to our customers. Your smile is a complete mission. Cheers!
Written 22 June 2021
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Jennifer Pack
Bristol, UK6 contributions
Excellent day out
Mar 2020
This was a brilliant day out visiting different wineries and port houses in the Douro Valley. We liked all the places we visited and learned a lot about the history and methods of port and wine making. We loved the river trip and lunch in a small town restaurant. It was great to get out into the countryside and be chauffeured around without worrying about anything.

Our guide was really charming and knowledgeable – we asked a lot of questions about all sorts of topics and he was very willing to have a good conversation and seemed to know everything. The other people on our tour were lovely and we actually met some of them in town and had a drink a couple of days later.
Written 6 February 2021
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Guilherme F
Amazing! We are very grateful for your words that encourage us so much to continue our dedication to every detail and each one of you. Cheers!
Written 22 June 2021
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Catladle
Leuven, Belgium6 contributions
An excellent tour
The tour coordinator picked up me at AC hotel Porto near the stadium and drove a car to Douro area. The first winery was Quinta da Roeda in Pinhao, which produces Croft Port. We tasted three Port wines: Ruby Port, Reserve Port, and Tawny Port. I enjoyed with all of them with some cheese and nuts. The vinyard there was beautiful. Then we had a Douro river cruise about one hour and could see steep slope vineyards in the region. Then we moved to Sabrosa village and had lunch. The village was known for the place Ferdinand Magellaan was born in. The restaurant might have been winery and was beautiful place with nice dishes , wines, and viewing. The second winery Quinta dos Castelares was not so far from the restaurant. We tasted red and white wines and various flavors of honeys as well. The winery was really beautiful again. Totally the tour was stunning and not pricy.
Written 20 September 2020
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Guilherme F
What a joy to know that you liked our tour and our dedication. We are a small company but with a huge dedication to each customer and detail. I hope they come back soon. Cheers!
Written 22 June 2021
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Brandon W
1 contribution
An unforgettable daytrip
Aug 2020 • Friends
From the pick up at our hotel, we could lay back and enjoy. Tiago gave us the best experience with great information and a lot of wine! We would recommend this to everyone coming to Porto. Great food, great wines and the best views.
Written 5 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Guilherme F
Thank you very much for the friendly comment that we are very happy with. We hope to see you soon.
Written 6 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cláudia M
Munich, Germany3 contributions
Perfect day.
Aug 2020 • Couples
Guilherme was extremely nice and open. During the whole trip to the Douro Valley he explained us so many things about the region, it’s developments - and even the roads and other infrastructures. Very informative!

Both visits to the Quintas were very pleasant, I especially loved the olive oil tasting at the second location. Lunch was tasty and rich and the view just breathtaking.

At the end one of my friends forgot his glasses in the car. We didn’t even notice it but about 30 min later I got a call from Guilherme saying he was on his way back to bring us the glasses. We were extremely thankful!

All in all this trip is awesome and (in my opinion) worth much more than the stated price.
Written 3 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Guilherme F
Thank you very much for the friendly comment that we are very happy with. We hope to see you soon.
Written 4 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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