Private Porto from Lisbon with Portuguese lunch and Porto wine tasting
Around 1 PM there will be time for a Portuguese lunch (included in the tour) and good time also to drink a Porto wine. Here you will have the option to indulge in a traditional Portuguese lunch in one of the most beautiful parts of the city or continue to a nearby fishing village for the catch of the day grilled on the barbecue.
After lunch, you'll traverse the Douro River on the Eiffel inspired Dom Luis Bridge to Vila Nova de Gaia, where you will visit a famous port wine cellar for a tour and tasting, learning all about the production, harvesting, and transportation of this unique drink as well as enjoying the view and pure ambiance of the cellar.
At around 4pm, you'll head back to Lisbon with a breathtaking drive along the ocean, passing the Cheese Castle (Castelo de Queijo), the trendy Foz district, the Arrábida Bridge (Ponte da Arrábida), and arriving in Lisbon at your Hotel at 7:30pm.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Wine tasting
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Our driver and tour leader was very knowledgeable and courteous. Porto is beautiful, our lunch however left a lot to be desired.
With a short visit to Lisbon, my husband and I decided to squeeze in a day visit to Porto. We are so glad we did this because it was the highlight of our trip! The locals thought we were crazy because it takes about 3 hours to get there but it's so worth it if you are not able to go there longer. Our guide picked us up at our hotel and drove us there. He provided great History along the way. Upon our arrival, he had set up a Port Wine tasting and cellar tour. This was great and very educational. We stopped by a few more places to taste some unique ports. Then from there we headed to lunch for a traditional Portuguese meal. After that, we went into the city and got walk around and see the sites. We ended our day with another Port tasting, then drove back to Lisbon. It was a great day in a city I know we will return too.
Worth seeing and was absolutely beautiful. Pass on Port wine tasting and take a boat ride ( promised but not provided). Not well planned and implemented . Amazing views.... long day.
It was a beautiful sunny day. We LOVED that our guide took lots of photos of my husband and I. The visit to the wine cellar was fun. Did you know that only wines produced from this region can be called Port, and that there is white Port that is not exported? The lunch at an authentic Portuguese restaurant that is frequented by Portuguese, not tourists, was a treat. The food was good. Besides wine, we were served a beverage that tasted like Tang, as well as bottled water. We thought that was interesting. We visited an old church where we climbed all the way to the top of the steeple and looked out. It was quite a long climb on skinny stone stairs, then you are rewarded with an amazing view of the city and beyond. I think you can see all the way to the ocean, but I'm not sure. We loved our guide.