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Full-Day Tour from Porto to the Douro Valley

Full-Day Tour from Porto to the Douro Valley

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Discover four fabulous cities in the Douro Valley on this 9-hour tour from Porto. Admire the unique landscapes, learn about wine production in the region, and discover the rich history and culture as you explore Amarante.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Pickup starts prior to the service. Please contact the local operator in advance to confirm your hotel pickup information. The exact pickup details will be given the day before your tour.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Douro Region with its picturesque villages and incredible vineyards
  • Take in panoramic views of Douro's unique landscape from an amazing viewpoint
  • Enjoy a complete traditional Portuguese lunch with drinks
  • Sail along the Douro River on a panoramic cruise on a Rebelo boat from Pinhão
  • Sample different port wines at a recognized wine estate
Full description
On this 9-hour tour you get the opportunity to have an overview of the history and the landscapes of the Douro Valley. The Douro Valley region is known for its unique landscape where the river is beautifully flanked by green mountains on both sides, forming an interesting “V” shape. Not only these mountains flank the river but they also serve a very important purpose: they are the soil where the wine vines are cultivated in terraces, making this sight even more fantastic. Nevertheless, there are plenty of other things to see in the valley including its rich culture, history, gastronomy, and traditions. The Douro Valley is the world oldest demarcated region for wines in the world! It is also listed as a World Heritage site. After lunch, enjoy a 1-hour panoramic cruise in Pinhão. End your day with a visit to Quinta da Roêda, where you will learn about the process of production of the famous Port wine and also enjoy a tasting of some of the wines produced in the winery.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotels in Porto (if option selected)
  • Guide services
  • Traditional Portuguese lunch with drinks included
  • Guided visit to a wine estate with tastings
  • Panoramic cruise on a traditional Rebelo boat on the Douro River
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Tourist Service / Living Tours next to São Bento train station, Porto

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Usually tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
  • Tours are available in Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French
  • The group size will be from 8 to 29 people
  • The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
  • Pick-up is included from central Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels
  • Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours before the date of the service
  • Children from 4 to 12 years pay half price
  • Children aged 0 to 3 are free of charge
  • The services included in the tours (wine estate visits, restaurants, etc) are subject to 3rd party availability and other groups/participants may be with the group during the experience
  • Schedules may change without prior notice
  • This tour is not available on 25 December and 1 January
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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I took this tour while in Porto for a few days. It was most enjoyable. We saw so much on the tour that otherwise would probably not see. The views from the bus even of the Douro Valley were amazing. We stopped of in Amarate on the way. Again this was lovely to see as probably would never go otherwise. I have been on day tours when on holidays in other countries and always felt rushed but this was very relaxed and had enough time. Our tour guide, Anabelle was brilliant and gave us lots of details about the vineyards and of the different places we stopped. I would highly recommend this tour as even if you hired a car to visit you would not know what you were looking at or the history of the places. The boat cruise in Pinhao was nice and chilled and nice to look up at the views. There was no guide but all had been explained already by Anabelle and when we visited the vineyard.

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August 11, 2022

Our tour guide Francesco was very nice. We particularly enjoyed visiting the town of Amarante. The free time there (1/2 hour) could have been a little longer. The visit to the winery was very interesting and informative. But the trip on the Douro really disappointed us. The boat was way too big and overcrowded. You sat tightly packed on chairs in a mostly closed ship and the temperature was around 30 degrees. In this form we would have preferred to do without it. It would certainly have been nice on a smaller, open ship. Visiting another small town would also be desirable (indicated as such in the description).

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June 1, 2022

A very well organized day trip from Porto. Meeting point very easy to access and simple to find. A reasonably sized and comfortable coach. Time to enjoy the different places visited. Our guide Sofia was very friendly and attentive to our needs. A meal for noon was planned in the program, very copious and delicious. If you have little time in the region (on a weekend for example), I really suggest this getaway which allows you to immerse yourself in the Portuguese wine spirit and its famous port wine.

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May 16, 2022

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