Day trip

Porto: Douro Valley Wine Tour and Boat Cruise with Lunch

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83 reviews

Activity provider: PortoLocals

Porto: Douro Valley Wine Tour and Boat Cruise with Lunch

Activity provider: PortoLocals

From US$ 136.15 per person

Join a day tour to Douro Valley and enjoy wine tastings at 2 wineries. Relax on a traditional boat cruise and stop in Pinhão for a delicious Portuguese lunch.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the fairytale village of Pinhão
  • Taste fantastic port and regular wines at 2 small, family-owned wineries
  • Feast on a typical Portuguese lunch with 2 dishes, fish and meat
  • Drive through the road N222, considered one of the most beautiful in the world
  • Enjoy a typical boat ride on the Douro River
Full description

Visit the unparalleled Douro Valley, the first denominated wine region in the world and a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Start at the meeting point in Porto and embark on a scenic drive around the valley. Make a short stop at a viewpoint and then visit the first winery of the day. Try some red and white wines, olive oil, and other products. Pair everything with local bread, jelly, cheeses, and hams.

Take a short walk through the vineyard, and learn about the work being done during the season, such as pruning, grafting, and harvesting.

Then, stop in Pinhão for a typical Portuguese lunch at a local tavern with 2 dishes, meat and fish, and as well great options for vegans and vegetarians.

After lunch, take a mini-cruise in a typical boat along the astonishing Douro Valley, with all the scenic views of the Porto Wine vineyards, terraces and wineries as a background.

The journey will continue through National 222, a road with more stunning views. Stop at the 2nd winery to learn about the famous Port wine of the region, with tastings. Finally, return to Porto in the late afternoon.

Includes
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van
  • 1-hour typical boat cruise in Douro Valley
  • Visit to 2 wineries with tastings
  • Typical Portuguese lunch at a local tavern (fish, meat, vegan, and vegetarian options available)
  • Boat cruise from Porto to Douro

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  • The boat cruise is in the Douro Valley not from Porto to Douro or Douro to Porto
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 83 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We booked this trip to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, and we had the best day touring the Douro Valley with André. Our first stop was a beautiful vineyard where we were treated to delicious wines, two varieties of olive oil, tapenades, and a delicious "challenge" to guess what some mystery jam was made from. We had a great time chatting with the owner and learning about his processes and meeting Ozzy the Dog. Then we went for lunch which was a tasty selection of salad, meat, fish, bread, dessert, and wine. After lunch, we walked a short distance to our boat tour which was relaxing with amazing views. Then onto our 2nd vineyard high up on a hillside where we met the owners, toured, learned more about the wine-making process, and heard their incredible story. We learned a little bit about the regulations that govern port and wine-making in Portugal which is far more complicated than I imagined, but most importantly we enjoyed more delicious wine and met great people.

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January 18, 2023

Tiago was a wonderful guide-- really personable and easy to chat with-- one of the best guides we've had in our years of traveling around the world! He gave us a very in-depth explanation of the sites around the Douro Valley, the port wine-making process, and his own experience growing up in the Douro Valley as a child. It was wonderful to learn so much from someone who has deep family roots in the Valley. My husband, our 17-year old daughter, and I shared a van with another family of 5. Everyone got along well, especially because Tiago kept a nice conversational pace and included everyone in the conversation--our daughter enjoyed the tour as much as we did. Tiago listened to things we were interested in and offered suggestions of other things to see around Porto to enhance our stay. He kept a nice pace for the day and we never felt rushed.

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January 1, 2023

Superb discovery! Tiago is a passionate, invested and available guide. We were with a group in English but Tiago has a very good level of French, he was able to explain each step of the day to us. In addition, he was able to create a group spirit with others despite the language barrier. We highly recommend this day. It was a wonderful day for us. Thanks again to him.

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November 17, 2022

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