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Porto: Douro Valley Tour with Wine Tasting, Cruise and Lunch

1. Porto: Douro Valley Tour with Wine Tasting, Cruise and Lunch

Start your full-day tour in the center of Porto where your guide will introduce you to the rich history of the city and share some intriguing anecdotes with you. Travel in style in a comfortable vehicle to Peso da Régua, in Northern Portugal for a short coffee break.  Next, head to the first winery stop on the itinerary. Discover and taste the region's famous wines while admiring the panoramic views of the vineyards that weave across the landscape. Around midday, you’ll move on to a restaurant for a delicious local Portuguese lunch. Choose from fish, meat, and vegetarian options. Continue your journey to the second vineyard where you will learn about the various stages of winemaking from a vineyard specialist and get to try out some of Douro’s finest Porto wine. As a special treat, stop at the Pinhão Railway Station, whose walls are beautifully decorated with blue glazed mosaic tiles depicting sceneries of the Douro Valley and its history of port wine production. Before returning to Porto, take a scenic 1-hour river cruise along the Douro River, where you can mingle with the other guests you've met along the tour. On your route back to Porto your vehicle will stop at an amazing viewpoint where you can take beautiful pictures of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

2. 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.

Douro Valley: Wine Tasting, River Cruise and Lunch

3. Douro Valley: Wine Tasting, River Cruise and Lunch

The Douro Valley makes a dramatic first impression. With its rolling green hills, a mighty river and lush vineyards and olive groves, it’s hard to imagine a better backdrop for sipping fine ports and table wines. Go wine tasting amid the vineyard-clad hills of the Douro Valley, a World Heritage–listed region famous for its port wine production. Feast on regional specialties with a traditional lunch and visit two wine estates for an introduction to award-winning local varietals. The scenery is carved by the Douro River and its tributaries are definitely highlights that need to be seen on the sightseeing Rabelo boat cruise.

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.

From Porto: Duoro Valley Cuisine & Wine Estate Tasting

5. From Porto: Duoro Valley Cuisine & Wine Estate Tasting

Wake up in the city with and leave with your private driver and car towards the Douro Valley on a relaxing and beautiful journey about 90 minutes. On this unforgettable day in your 8 hours you will be able to: - Outstanding sightseeing of the Douro Valley’s nature where its DNA is best revealed. - Taste the region’s genuine cuisine like a local. We promise you a true sense of food and drink. Dare yourself to try! - Get to know and experience a unique and exclusive wine estate property. Out of the loop, you will embrace the region´s “state of the art” properties.

Douro Valley: Winery Tour at Quinta do Tedo and Tastings

6. Douro Valley: Winery Tour at Quinta do Tedo and Tastings

Embark on an adventure to the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley, surrounded by terraced vineyards that climb high above the dramatic confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers. There lies an 18th-century estate, Quinta do Tedo. Enjoy a full tour of Quinta do Tedo, which includes explanations of the vineyards and the olive orchards. Learn more about Porto and red wine production, foot treading in the lagers, aging in the 18th-century cellars, bottling, and hand-labeling.  At the end of the tour, taste the Quinta do Tedo's Portos and red wines overlooking the Douro River in the renovated 18th-century tasting room. The Quinta’s 100% estate-grown organic grapes come from 37 acres of class "A" vineyards, the highest rating from the Portuguese Instituto do Vinhos do Douro e Porto, comparable to France's Grand Cru.

Full-Day Douro Valley Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Vineyard

7. Full-Day Douro Valley Wine Tasting & Lunch in a Vineyard

Your driver will pick you up in the morning in a comfortable luxury vehicle, seating either 4, 8, or 18 passengers. You’ll begin your 9-hour tour with a stop at a viewpoint in Peso da Régua to enjoy the views of the entire city. Taste the wines of the Douro Valley wine region and admire magnificent views of Régua and its terraced vineyards. Go to an organic winery to sample some of the delicious port wines and then visit Pinhão to admire the hand-painted tiles of the magnificent train station. Stop for lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant and enjoy magnificent views of the area, said to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Taste all the best that the Douro Valley has to offer, always with an amazing view.

From Porto: Douro Valley Private Tour

8. From Porto: Douro Valley Private Tour

On this tour, you will visit four locations in the Douro Valley. First stop is Amarante. Stroll through the historic center, walk through the old streets, see the typical houses and the history that the city counts, with the river and the bridge. For those who like to appreciate the ancient architecture, in Amarante, mainly in the historical center, there are numerous examples of the Romanesque and still many buildings of the Middle Ages along S. Gonçalo bridge. Enjoy some of the most touristic points of the city such as the Church and Convent of São Gonçalo and the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum. Next stop is Vila Real where the masterpiece will be the Palace of Mateus, known for the Mateus Rose wine, a baroque mansion from the 18th century, considered to be one of the most elegant mansions in Europe and is attributed to the Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni. The palace is surrounded by a fantasist garden, with some formations and line of hedges, carved statues and a harmonious walk of cypresses. You will then head to the Pinhao Train Station, one of the most beautiful places in the Douro region. The station was built in the nineteenth century, its tiles representing the landscape and the life of the people in this region, with images of Port wine production from the harvest, the peculiar tread of the grapes with the feet, and the transport of wine in rabelos boats. You will then visit a local winery where you will be shown the different aspects of winemaking and also taste some of the best wines in the world.

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What a great day from start to finish. We were met by tour guide Milena and our driver Rui in Porto. The information from Milena on the trip to the valley was informative and fun and our visits to the wineries was really interesting with great port wines to taste. We had the most delicious 3 course meal at a very posh restaurant where the wine flowed!! Onto the last winery which was such a contrast to the large one in the morning with more delicious port wine! Thank you and would definitely recommend

Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It was an excellent combination of informative and fun. Our tour guide Ivo was very friendly, he’s a fun and lovely guy who improved the entire tour experience. The two wineries we visited were beautiful and the wine itself was great!

We had a few snags at the beginning of our day but the excursion itself, was great. We enjoyed both wineries, the boat cruise, and a nice leisurely lunch at our second winery.

Very nice way to discover Duoro Valley. The wine tasting experiences were great. It was a well spent ay

Excellent first winery. Very good boat trip. and lunch was very good.