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Porto: Douro Valley Private Boat & Train Tour with Lunch

Porto: Douro Valley Private Boat & Train Tour with Lunch

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From US$ 246.30 per person

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Discover the enchanting Douro Valley on a full-day trip from Porto. Sail on a traditional Rabelo boat, take a train through the countryside, and taste traditional Douro cuisine and local wines.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
Pickup included
Your hotel in Porto or the Douro Valley region
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Enjoy a 1.5-hour ride on a traditional rabelo boat
  • Eat a regional lunch at a restaurant with panoramic views
  • Take an unforgettable scenic train ride through the valley
  • Discover the local wines and ports at a tasting
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After being picked up from your accommodation in Porto or the Douro Valley region, embark on a full-day private guided tour. Begin the tour with a 1.5-hour cruise on a Rabelo boat, a traditional Portuguese wooden cargo boat that was used for centuries to transport people and goods along the Douro River. After the boat tour, stop for a lunch at a panoramic restaurant with incredible views over the river. Taste the regional cuisine from one of the most privileged balconies in the area. When you've finished eating and soaking up the views, embark on a scenic train ride through the valley. Arrive at a local vineyard where you will have the opportunity to taste delicious local wines from the Douro Valley. At the end of the tour, you will be filled with inspiring tales of the Douro Valley and unforgettable memories. 

  • Private minivan tour with exclusive guide
  • 1.5-hour rabelo boat ride to Tua
  • Lunch in a panoramic regional restaurant
  • Train ride
  • Vinyeard visit
  • Mineral water
  • Insurance
  • Tips
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 must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Passport or ID card

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  • To ensure availability, book this tour well in advance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 12 reviews

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We had a wonderful day with Cecília touring the Duoro valley by car and boat. Cecília picked us up at our hotel in Porto and took us for a beautiful drive through the valley before we embarked on a boat that traveled up the river. The ride was gorgeous with breathtaking views of the hills and vineyards. We had lunch at a very local spot that allowed us to try out authentic Portuguese dishes. We loved the "river fish" with its unique sauce. After that, we took a quick train ride back to the car and headed out for a wine tasting and brief tour in a quaint winery in the hills. We loved the tasting. Cecília was such a great guide, informing us about the people and culture in the Duoro valley. We had so much fun and it was nice to have a day where we kicked back and let someone else take us to these lovely locations. Thank you Cecília. We highly recommend this tour.

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September 2, 2019

Great way to enjoy the Douro region in a more private setting

The combination of activities and different ways of transportation was nice (boat, train, car). Very nice lunch with beautiful view of the river. We visited an olive oil museum and also had a wine tasting there. Despite our guide Sylvia being more than 30 minutes late to pick us (she did phone) up she did a great job and gave us a bonus visit of a beautiful church on the way back to Porto - worth including in the program? To complete the day it could be nice to add a visit to a porto estate as well.

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May 20, 2019

A must do!

This is the best way to experience the Douro Valley.  It is a journey through one of the most beautiful valleys of the world by boat and train.  The local food and wine is superb while enjoying a stunning view.  Our guide Pedro was extremely professional and gave us a lot more than expected.  He loves his job and was the key for a perfect vacation day at the Douro Valley in Portugal. We will return!

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May 11, 2019

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