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“My girlfriend and I had an excellent experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cooltour Oporto

Cooltour Oporto
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Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Portuguese Lunch and Optional...
Ranked #5 of 51 Food & Drink in Porto
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Owner description: Cooltour Oporto is a tourism and cultural animation company with a young and dynamic spirit. Our mission has one main purpose, to promote and show the real Portugal to our clients in a genuine and passionate way.
Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews
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“My girlfriend and I had an excellent experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

We signed up for the Douro Valley river tour. This was arguably my favourite day during the whole vacation. Our guides, Ricardo and Ines showed up promptly at our hotel and picked us up for our journey. Both were extremely friendly and taught us a lot about the region's history and different facts about Portugal. We stopped off for breakfast at a cafe, and got to take some pictures at different viewpoints of the river. We went to two wineries, both operated as small businesses. The first one was a pleasant surprise as it also doubled as an olive oil factory. In fact, the owner had the factory set up with all of the old equipment and essentially turned it into a museum. Ricardo told us how it all worked and how the olive oil was produced. We them sampled two different types of wine (red and white), honey, and olive oil with bread. It was all fantastic, and we ended up buying a bottle of olive oil. We then continued to the river cruise, which was absolutely splendid. We went on a typical boat from the region, through the valley with our group. The scenery was picturesque. Afterwards, we had lunch at a local restaurant where we tried different regional specialties including pork, fish, beans, and even a port soaked cake for dessert. For the second winery, we showed up to the vineyard and got to see the seemingly endless fields of grapes. The proprietor took us the warehouse where he stored his port and we got samples directly from the 22,000 litre barrel. He then took us to his personal chapel on site, and even into his 19th century home to eat cheese, fruits, bread, olive oil, and to sample even more port. This tour is a must-do when in Porto, you will not be disappointed!

Visited August 2014
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Cooltour O, Gerente de relações públicas at Cooltour Oporto, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Hello

Thank you so much for such a detailded review! We are really happy to know that you have a great day and all made your day special. We hope to be your guide again next time you come to Portugal. There are other beautiful destinations to explore! Our best wishes

Paula Afonso - Communication Manager
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Nuno & Douro Valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

This trip was one of the top experiences of our 10 days in Portugal and Spain thanks to Nuno and his knowledge and love of this area. He's professional, loves his country, knows the history, the locals, the local wineries, restaurants and the area like the back of his hand! HIs energy is to be commended since we were gone 13+ hours and he does this every day!!! Our memories are fond and our pictures are breath taking thanks to Nuno and his tour. Highly recommend this experience with or without kids (we had 2 of our sons ages 13 & 11 with us).

Visited July 2014
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Cooltour O, Gerente de relações públicas at Cooltour Oporto, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Hello!

Thank you so much for your kind review! We are delighted to know that you had a special and memorable day with Nuno and Cooltour Oporto! Nuno will certainly keep you too.
We wish you all the best and we hope for your return to Portugal - there are other cool and memorable locations to explore in Portugal!

Paula Afonso - Communication Manager
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ireland
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19 reviews
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“Great way to see the Douro valley”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

Myself and my wife took this tour in early August and were not disappointed.The scenery was magnificent,the wine and port flowed and Barbara our guide was both entertaining and informative.I would have given this a five star rating but for the food which was just ok.Otherwise a must do when in Porto.

Visited August 2014
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Cooltour O, Gerente de relações públicas at Cooltour Oporto, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Hello!

Many thanks for your review! We really appreciate the time you took to share your experience with us. Regarding the food issue we will certainly take into account your comment to improve the offer. The food it is certainly a very important element in the Douro Valley culture and we are sorry if the experience on that part was not the best.
We wish you all the best and do hope for your return.

Paula Afonso - Communication Manager
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San Diego, California
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“Douro Valley Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

My friend and I booked this tour and had an unbelievable time. The pick up drop off service was fantastic, our group was about 6 people so it felt intimate and the entire itinerary left nothing untouched. We were able to try olive oil, red/white wines, a yummy traditional lunch and some fantastic Port. Each of the locations we went to were very intimate and the information was very detailed. We were also able to take a boat ride on the Douro River and take a swim! Our tour guide Pedro couldn't have been more fantastic. He had a ton of history knowledge, took the time to point out the small details and made sure all along the tour that we had all the information and care we needed! He was fantastic and a true asset to the Cool Tour Oporto team!! Thanks Pedro!!!

Visited August 2014
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Cooltour O, Gerente de relações públicas at Cooltour Oporto, responded to this review, 12 August 2014
Hello!

Many thanks for your review! We are really pleased to know you have had a great time with us! Pedro will certainly keep the moments he has shared with you! We wish you all the best and we hope for your return to Portugal for more cool moments with Cooltour Oporto!
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Hull, UK
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“Fantastic experience-not to be missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

We were picked up exactly on time by Jose, our enthusiastic driver and guide and had 2 other couples on our mini bus with whom we got on really well. The pace of the tour was ideal and we loved the fact we went to smaller, family run wine and port tasting places, the latter actually being in the family living room dating back to the 19th C! The optional boat trip lasted an hour and was wonderful. We could really appreciate the beauty of the Douro valley from the boat. We then tried local food (and yet more wine!) for lunch! Jose was a mine of useful information and I'd have no hesitation in recommending this trip (and Cool tours) to anyone visiting Porto. Probably the best ever tour I've done in all my travels! The 12 plus hours sped by!

Visited August 2014
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Cooltour O, Gerente de relações públicas at Cooltour Oporto, responded to this review, 9 August 2014
Dear Judy

Thank you so much for first sending us an email sharing your experience and for taking the moment to add a lovely and detailed review here. We really appreciate it! It makes us very proud! We wish you all the best and we do hope for your return! There are so many amazing destinations to explore in Portugal with a cool touch! :)

Paula Afonso - Communication manager
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