Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Portuguese Lunch and Optional River Cruise
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Aliados Town Hall, Rua do Bonjardim 416 - 2º Frente, 4000-116 Porto, Portugal
We pass by before entering highway in direction to the Douro Valley
Stop At: Pinhao Railway Station, Vila do Pinhao, Pinhao 5085-037 Portugal
Visit to the train station and explanation of the tile panels.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Casal de Loivos Viewpoint, Cabo da Rua, Casal de Loivos 5085-010 Portugal
Visit from the viewpoint
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: The Douro Valley, Lugar Da Ponte, Pinhao 5085-060 Portugal
This tour follows the river by the N-222, one of the most beautiful roads to drive in the world. If option selected you still can add a river cruise to your tour.
Duration: 5 hours
Stop At: The Douro River, Portugal
Can have an optional cruise on the river in Pinhão
Duration: 50 minutes
- Professional guide
- Wine and port tastings
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- River boat cruise (if option selected)
- Entry/Admission - The Douro Valley
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Entry/Admission - The Douro River
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for infants
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Bruno, our guide was excellent. His knowledge of the area and wine making made a wonderful day even more interesting. Recommend the boat trip. A very well-planned excursion.
The Douro Valley is a National treasure for Portugal. Beautiful scenery and great Port wine to be tasted. Our guide Matthieu was knowledgeable, patient and engaging. I recommend the tour highly as a great way to experience The Douro!
Our small group tour comprised 4 couples in an 8 seater van. The pre-tour arrangements were well organised and we were picked up on time from our hotel. Unfortunately, the microphone in the van was broken which meant that we missed most of the commentary on our way to the Douro Valley. This problem had previously been reported to the company by the guide. We were allocated the back seats and were not given the option to rotate throughout the day, even though we were the oldest members in the group. We enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers and our guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The scenery was superb and the wine tasting enjoyable. However, the main course for our lunch was tepid and the vegetarians in our group were not initially catered for, despite forewarning of their dietary conditions. Some disappointments, but still a pleasant day.
Great guide and a great day out. Be sure to do the boat ride, buy some wine at the vineyard to have on the boat (they even had disposable cups at the ready!)
Thoroughly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to learn a little about port making and its rich history. Breath taking scenery was worth the visit alone along with a refreshing boat ride on the river to cool down! The tour was well presented by our guide and the whole day was a pleasure from start to finish.
The trip was very informative and fun. Even though the weather was not good, our guide, Isa did her very best to make our trip fabulous. Thank you! I definitely recommend this trip!
Our guide, Pedro was fantastic. He showed us so much of the Douro Valley, it’s history and most importantly the wonderful winery’s. The traditional lunch we experienced in a very family oriented surrounding was just perfect. I would not hesitate to recommend this tour.
By far, the best tour we took in Portugal, and we took 6. Our guide was funny, knowledgeable and made us all feel relaxed and enjoy the day. We were in a group with a beautiful family of 6 and we got to get the best guide ever! She stopped on our way, we had the chance to enjoy small towns and had delicious coffee. I will recommend this tour to everyone and hope that it up get as lucky as we did with our guide!
Our guide John was very knowledgable and easy going. Good to have a driver that is experienced and comfortable driving narrow windy roads on this region.
Violeta’s art history background and passion made for very interesting stories including the one about the first woman business owner and her contributions to the area. The wine and port stops were enjoyable and the small size of the tour one I would pursue again.Thank you Violeta for a lovely experience Roxana and DeannaSo. California
Our guide, Hugo, was so knowledgeable and enjoyable to travel with that we didn’t want the tour to end. Be sure to try the port ice cream!