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From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

1. From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in an 8-seat minivan from your accommodation in Porto before exploring the stunning Douro Valley. Visit local wineries, savor wines and delicacies, learning about the wine making process, before cruising down the Douro River on a river cruise. Begin your tour with a visit to the Croft Vineyards and learn about the entire winemaking process from your guide. End your visit with a port wine tasting accompanied by a careful selection of Portuguese cheeses. Then head towards the village of Pinhão, where you will embark on a 1-hour boat trip with delicacies onboard. Relax as you float down the calm waters of the Douro River and admire the landscape of the valley. Afterward, sit down for lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Choose between meat, fish, and vegetarian menus. After lunch, visit the winery of a small table wine producer. Learn about the differences between premium wines, and the techniques used to produce them during a private guided tour. End your visit with a tasting of olive oils made by the same producer. As you return to Porto, you’ll enjoy panoramic views along a scenic road.

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Pinhão: Quinta do Bomfim Visit and Tasting

2. Pinhão: Quinta do Bomfim Visit and Tasting

Owned by the Symington family for five generations, Quinta do Bomfim features a winery, old wine cellar, and vineyard in the heart of the Upper Douro Valley. Visit the on-site museum and tour the grounds before choosing from a variety of family-made ports and wines to taste on the terrace. The tour begins in a small museum that tells the story of the property, the family, and the wines. A collection of early 20th century photographs of the Douro and documents highlight the history of the Quinta and the region. Afterward, choose between three vineyard walks, all of which offer excellent views of the surrounding mountain vineyards, some with dry stone terraces built by hand in the 18th and 19th centuries. Along the way, visit the old lodge built in 1896, one of the most significant structures in the Douro Valley. This vast vat and barrel cellar, with its complex roof structure, has been used for over 100 years to hold the ports from each harvest at the estate before they are taken downriver to Vila Nova de Gaia for further maturing. During the harvest, visitors can see the grapes being received at the winery and port being made in the lagares (troughs). At other times of the year, a short film is shown of the winery in operation and traditional treading at other Symington family vineyards. Later, choose from four wine tasting options: a Douro DOC tasting, port tasting, premium vintage tasting, or Dow's Old Tawnies tasting. Each offers a different collection of wines to taste. Head to the terrace and enjoy your tasting surrounded by scenic views of the Douro River and surrounding vineyards. Quinta do Bomfim is the birthplace of two of the 21st century’s most famous ports: First, Dow’s 2007 Vintage Port is the only vintage port made this century to have been awarded a perfect 100 points by the Wine Spectator. Secondly, Dow’s 2011 Vintage Port was nominated the “N°1 Wine in the World” in 2014 by the same influential publication.

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Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

3. Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

Navigate on a unique river, in the heart of the oldest wine demarcated region in the world and also a UNESCO world heritage site. You start from Pinhão, pass under the Eiffel iron bridge going up stream until the Roncão area where you turn around and return to Pinhão. Along the way you’ll see hills of terraced vineyards until the river, with no national roads or traffic in sight. Although you do the same stretch up and down, it could very well be a different one, because seeing it in one direction and then on the other creates two completely different points of view and sights. The traditional rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably made in all kinds of weather, all year long.

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Pinhão: Private Rabelo Boat Tour along the River Douro

4. Pinhão: Private Rabelo Boat Tour along the River Douro

Starting from Pinhão, pass under the iron bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel. Continue along the River Douro, admiring hills of terraced vineyards with no cars in sight. Take in the scenic views of the oldest wine region in the world, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once you reach the Roncão area, you will turn around and start the return journey to Pinhão. Although you will do the same stretch of the river on the way back, you will have a different point of view of the sights along the way. The traditional Rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably made in all kinds of weather, all year long.

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From Porto: Private City Escape to the Douro Valley Day Trip

5. From Porto: Private City Escape to the Douro Valley Day Trip

Step outside Porto and admire the views as you drive to the beautiful Douro Valley on a private day trip. Make stops along the way to visit classic spots like Pinhao, the Douro river, and Quinta do Infantado. Get a fuller, more extensive experience by exploring the country you are visiting and discovering beautiful cultural gems. It's not your typical day trip. All you have to do is sit back enjoy the ride. Your knowledgeable guide will get you all the interesting insights and stories from a local perspective.

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Porto: Authentic Small Group Douro Valley Tour

6. Porto: Authentic Small Group Douro Valley Tour

Explore the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day, small group tour of no more than 6 from Porto. Marvel at the landscapes, learn about the region from your expert guide, and savor the valley's famous wines. Meet your guide at your hotel, and then journey to the Douro Valley in your air-conditioned vehicle. Appreciate the scenery as your passionate guide explains the history and culture of the area. Stop in a small village to taste local products and meet the locals. Then, travel through the heart of the Douro Valley Wine Region to Pinhão, making stops to take some photos at spectacular viewpoints. Visit Pinhão train station, which is decorated with hand-painted tile murals of the town and the surrounding wine region. Cruise in a rabelo, a typical wooden cargo boat that transported Port Wine to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia for centuries. After completing your boat tour, have lunch in a charming winery and taste local food rooted in traditional cuisine, but with a modern twist. Lunch includes a starter, main dish, dessert, wines and coffee. Walk off some of the calories on a guided tour of the vineyards, and visit its ancient lagares, or winepresses. Finally, savor a range of Douro wines, including Port in the ruby and tawny categories, before returning to your hotel at around 7 PM.

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Porto : Private Full-Day Douro Valley Wine Tasting Tour

7. Porto : Private Full-Day Douro Valley Wine Tasting Tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage landscapes of the Douro Valley on a private full-day wine tasting tour from Porto. Discover interesting facts about the Douro Valley and its famous craft Port wine with a local guide. Meet your guide at the meeting point in Porto, then set off by car to the breathtaking landscapes of the Douro Valley. See and smell one of the most unspoiled places in Europe as you drive through picturesque countryside and centuries-old vineyards. Upon arrival in Pinhão, hop into a boat to Quinta Do Seixo - Sandeman, a winery equipped with advanced winemaking technology that's perfectly integrated into the Douro landscape. At the winery, taste 3 different wines. Finally, make your way back to the original meeting point in Porto.

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Porto: Douro Valley Hiking Tour and Boat Cruise with Brunch

8. Porto: Douro Valley Hiking Tour and Boat Cruise with Brunch

Enjoy a marvellous day in the Douro Valley with a guided hiking tour from the village of Provesende through a vineyard trail to the village of Pinhão. See quaint villages, meet the locals, and take in stunning views before arriving at the banks of the River Douro. Enjoy a 1-hour boat cruise on the river with a light brunch served onboard.  Get picked up in Porto and travel for about 1.5 hours to the village of Provesende. Meet your local guide here and begin your walk through the picturesque village. Learn about rural life and regional stories from your guide as you follow the narrow cobbled streets past beautiful old manor buildings.  Continue on the trail through the vineyards and take in the incredible views of the wine region. Learn about the hard manual work of the people who work on the vineyards. Pass through the small, traditional village of São Cristóvão where it is like time has stood still.  Arriving at the village of Pinhão and on the banks of the Douro River, embark on a private boat for a 1-hour river cruise. Take in the beautiful landscapes of the Douro Valley from a new perspective as you enjoy a light brunch with homemade regional products. The boat returns back to Pinhão and activity ends here in the village. Return to Porto is not included in the activity, so if you want to return to Porto you can choose to return by train or arrange for your own transportation.

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What people are saying about Pinhão

The tour delivered what it promised. We stopped at a winery first for a tour of the fields and then a port wine tasting. This was followed by a nice boat trip over the Duoro. Then there was lunch with wine accompaniment (red and white) at another winery in the garden. Finally we went to a third winery to try olive oil, red wine, rosé and honey. Crazy program! Our guide Hugo was great and we felt very comfortable in the small group of 8. Hugo told us a lot about the Duoro Valley and answered all of our questions. All in all, it was a great day and I would recommend the tour to everyone - especially wine lovers.

Four of us took the tour on October 15, 2021 through the Douro Valley. We met two other couples who were in our van on the same tour and we had a tremendous day together. Our guide was Patricia and she was absolutely amazing. Her English is impeccable and she is very informative and entertaining. It was a perfect mix of wineries, the lunch was excellent, the boat cruise was lovely and the views were fantastic. Two of us have spent lots of time both in Portugal and also in the Douro Valley. We (and our guests) thought this was a perfect day to get a flavour of this part of Portugal.

This winery tour of the Douro Valley was MUCH better than expected. Our guide, Hugo, was very informative, caring, and navigated the tricky roads with ease. The whole experience was planned to provide education and enjoyment for all. We walked into a vineyard and learned about the grape vines and varieties, explored vintage grape stomping and processing rooms, and tasted amazing varieties. Lunch was prepared in the most beautiful and idyllic setting. You will not regret booking this tour. Thank you, Hugo! - Bob & Sandy

The company contacted me the day before, picked me up from the hotel. Clear explanation of the day's program, and all happened as expected. Nice group of travellers (7). A good route and excellent speakers at each venue. The guide Guillermo was easy to follow, but knew when to stop talking, and he was interested in the passengers. I had a lovely day, as a solo traveller.

Thiago was a amazing tour guide. From start to finish the professionalism and execution of the whole day was flawless. His interaction with all guests no matter the language was great. Really bringing the whole experience together. Thank you and I’ll be come back for sure. One of the most beautiful places I’ve been in Portugal.