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Porto: Douro Valley w/2 small wineries, lunch and 1h cruise

1. Porto: Douro Valley w/2 small wineries, lunch and 1h cruise

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.

From Porto: Arouca 516 and Paiva Walkways Guided Day Trip

2. From Porto: Arouca 516 and Paiva Walkways Guided Day Trip

Discover the beauty of the Paiva river and gorge on as you hike along the Paiva Walkways and experience the thrill of crossing the 516 Arouca suspension bridge on this guided tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Porto. Indulge in some local fare with the included lunch at a restaurant.  Starting from Porto, you be picked up in an air-conditioned van and relax on the drive through the Portuguese countryside. Enjoy a short rest stop in Arouca where you have the chance to know more about this town. It is included a traditional local sweets tasting. Please note that by booking with Detours you are directly contributing to a local development association. Reach Areinho and enter the Paiva Walkways and start your journey by climbing a stairway of around 300 steps and reach the incredible 516 Arouca bridge which is at an elevation of about 175 meters above the Paiva River. Learn about local culture from your guide along the way. Admire views of the Aguieira Waterfall and Paiva River as you cross this stunning bridge. Continue your journey following the path of Paiva Walkways as it follows the flow of the river. Walk at your own pace, take in the lush vegetation, and try to spot wildlife like birds.  Relax at Vau beach mid-way through the hike and carry on all the way to Espiunca, where our hiking ends. From Espiunca travel to a restaurant in Alvarenga where you can try “Arouquesa” DPO beef along with the famous " vinho verde" (other non-meat options available). End your day with a comfortable ride back to your hotel in Porto.

Coimbra: Mondego River Kayaking Tour

3. Coimbra: Mondego River Kayaking Tour

After meeting your tour guide in the morning, you will be transported to Penacova and provided with the kayaking equipment and some instructions. Then, set off from the Carvoeira dam on a kayaking tour with a total length of 18 km (11 miles).  You'll be kayaking through the natural Mondego river valley, surrounded by extensive forests. As you travel downriver, you will pass by the small villages of Ronqueira, Rebordosa, Louredo, Foz do Caneiro and Casal. This part of the river is full of small beaches where you can stop for a picnic or go to go for a swim. On the river beach of Palheiros, you'll find a small bar where you can buy an ice cream or a cold beer. The river usually has a light current, which makes the kayaking easy and accessible to all ages. Finish in Torres do Mondego, after 3-4 hours of kayaking and breaks along the way. Expect to arrive between 15.00 and 17.00 pm.

From Porto: 516 Arouca Bridge and Paiva Walkways Guided Tour

4. From Porto: 516 Arouca Bridge and Paiva Walkways Guided Tour

Join a guided trip to the 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge and Paiva Walkways from Porto. Discover one of the most impressive wild river gorges in the north of Portugal. Join a certified local guide in crossing the 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge 175 meters above River Paiva. Start your adventure from Porto with comfortable transportation to the Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark and a safety briefing. Set off on the Paiva Walkways, an 8.7 km wooden walkway built along the cliffs of the Paiva River Gorge. Begin the hike through old village paths. Then, prepare for the most exciting 516 meters of your life on the 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge, one of the longest suspension pedestrian bridges in the world. Be suspended by Tibetan-style steel cables in the sky, 175 meters above River Paiva and Aguieiras Waterfall. Feel as though you’re walking in the air, immersing yourself in an imposing landscape of wild and stunning nature. If you want a more laid-back experience, be transferred to the other side of the bridge by a 4x4. Moving on, along the Paiva Walkways, stop at scenic viewpoints to snap photos. See the famous zig-zag staircases, riparian forests, waterfalls, and cliffs of the gorge. Halfway through, take a break at Vau River Beach and restore your energy with some traditional snacks, juice, and fresh fruits. On hot days, take a dip in the river. From here to the end of the trail, get closer to the river. Feel the strength of the rapids through their roaring sounds. After the hike, be driven to the mountain area of Arouca. Finally, treat yourself to a traditional Arouquesa roasted veal in a typical restaurant (included in the option "With Lunch"). For dessert, taste some ancient conventual pastry, next to its origin, the Santa Maria de Arouca Monastery.

Alvarenga: Paiva Walkways and 516 Arouca Bridge Guided Tour

5. Alvarenga: Paiva Walkways and 516 Arouca Bridge Guided Tour

Pedestrian route through the 8 Km that make up the award-winning Paiva walkways, complemented by the adventurous cross of the largest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world, 516 Arouca. The 516 Arouca bridge is the largest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world and is located in Arouca, in the Aveiro district, Portugal. With 516 meters in length and an elevation of 175 meters, it connects the banks of the Paiva River. While crossing the bridge, you will have a breathtaking view over Garganta do Paiva and Cascata das Aguieiras, both sites of the UNESCO Arouca Geopark territory. 516 Arouca Bridge is located in Arouca, next to the famous Passadiços do Paiva. Along the way, you will be able to interpret the main points of geological interest, such as the Paiva Gorge, the Aguieiras waterfall, the beautiful river beach of Vau, the Gola do Salto or the Espiunca fault, without forgetting the aspects of biodiversity. In the latter case, hopefully, you might even see otters.

From Arouca: 516 Arouca Bridge & Paiva Walkway Tour

6. From Arouca: 516 Arouca Bridge & Paiva Walkway Tour

Discover the 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge and Paiva Walkways on a tour from Alvarenga. Explore one of the most beautiful wild river gorges in northern Portugal with a guide. Start your tour in Alvarenga, where you'll meet your guide and have a safety briefing and get some information about Arouca Geopark and the Paiva River Valley. Then, you'll start the hike through old village paths, towards the 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge. When you get to the bridge, your crossing will take place at an exclusive time, with only your tour mates and guide. Feel like you're walking on air as you immerse yourself in the imposing surrounding landscape. If you don't want to cross the bridge on foot, you can be transferred to the other side in a 4x4 free of charge. After getting across the bridge, walk along the Paiva Walkways. Your guide will show you some great spots for photos while highlighting the famous zig-zag staircases, riparian forests, idyllic waterfalls, and impressive cliffs of the Paiva River Gorge. Halfway through, you'll rest for a while at Vau River Beach. There, you can take in the landscape while you can restore your energy with some traditional snacks, juice and fresh fruits. On a hot day, you can take a refreshing dip in the river, so make sure you bring a swimsuit. After your stop, hike along the wooden walkway along the river back to your starting point.

From Porto: SUP Paiva River Tour with Transfer

7. From Porto: SUP Paiva River Tour with Transfer

See the Ilha dos Amores at the start. Learn the basics of Stand Up Paddleboarding so you can enjoy your experience. You will learn how to deal with different types of sceneries and how you need to react if you fall from the board. We Paddle from Douro river to the Paiva river, consider one of the cleanest and beautifull rivers in Portugal. There you can see on the side of the river a small Waterfall. The tour will take arround 3 hours, were you will be amazed by the natural beauty. Take your family and friends and enjoy a wonderful day paddling.

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

8. Porto: Douro Valley Tour with Cruise, Lunch & Wine Tasting

Your hotel in Porto city center is the meeting point for a trip to the Douro Valley with a small group. Relax during the trip, in an air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle, with a guide who will be happy to tell you all about the region. You'll have the opportunity to visit the Douro's most emblematic viewpoints, take some photos and remember an incredible experience. Discover a century-old family winery, which still produces its wines by hand, with tastings of high-quality wines (Port and Doc) and olive oil. Enjoy a fabulous lunch at a family farm, with typical local dishes and breathtaking views of the vineyards. Take the opportunity to taste the wines that the estate still produces. Enjoy the charm of Pinhão and relax on a premium cruise, with a guide and a small group, filled with snacks and drinks on board. Travel between Pinhão and Peso da Régua on the N222, considered one of the most beautiful roads in the world. Return to your accommodation in Porto city center with unforgettable memories.

From Porto: Arouca Bridge Guided Day Trip

9. From Porto: Arouca Bridge Guided Day Trip

Experience the thrill of strolling over the 516-meter-long Arouca Bridge on this day trip that includes transportation to and from Porto. Explore a wooden footpath at the UNESCO-listed Arouca Geopark on a guided hike. Meet your guide in the morning and hop aboard a climate-controlled bus. Relax on the scenic drive to the Arouca Geopark. Take your time and soak up views of lush greenery and rocky landscapes during a hike on an 8-kilometer-long wooden footpath. Go over the Arouca Bridge at an elevation of 175 meters for breathtaking views of the Paiva Canyon and Aguieiras waterfall, both geo sites of the UNESCO Arouca Geopark territory. In this Rede Natura 2000 area, keep an eye out for the great short-toed eagle and the small strawberry butterfly. For Lunch, we recommend bringing your food for a very deserved picnic at the midway of this hike in an amazing place by a fluvial beach. At the end of this hike, we will have a stop in a restaurant just by the river where you can have lunch (not included) or can just have a fresh drink and relax a bit before returning to Porto.

From Porto: 516 Arouca Bridge & Paiva Walkways - Guided Tour

10. From Porto: 516 Arouca Bridge & Paiva Walkways - Guided Tour

The Guided Tour to the 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge and Paiva Walkways will make you discover the one of the most impressive and beautiful wild river gorges of the north of Portugal. As we are a certified local operator, the crossing of the 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge will take place at an exclusive time, with only your tour mates and guide. Along the Paiva Walkways hike, your local Tour Guide will call your attention for special curiosities and explain them. The Paiva Walkways The Paiva Walkways are an 8.7 km wooden walkway that were built along the cliffs of the Paiva River Gorge. It's located in the Arouca Unesco Global Geopark, which is in the north of Portugal, at 75 km southeast from Porto. This amazing attraction, due to its impressive beauty, has been awarded for 10 times at the World Travel Awards contest. The 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge It is one of the longest suspension pedestrian bridge in the world, with 516 meters long and 175 meters high. Suspended on steel cables in a Tibetan style, the 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge was a big Engineering challenge. This amazing structure connects both banks of the Paiva River Gorge, over the beautiful Aguieiras Waterfall. The Guided Tour The 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge & Paiva Walkways Guided Tour will start in Alvarenga, where you meet your Tour guide and have a safety briefing and a contextualization on Arouca Geopark and Paiva River valley. Then, we start the hike through old village paths, towards the 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge. The crossing of the bridge is a magic moment. You will have the feeling of walking in the air, as well as immersing yourself in an imposing landscape of wild and stunning nature! But if you're not on your bravest days, no worries! We will transfer you to the other side of the bridge by 4x4, free of charge! Moving on, along the Paiva Walkways, we will show you the best scenarios for your photos. Highlighting the famous zig-zag staircases, riparian forests, the idyllic waterfalls and the impressive cliffs of the Paiva River Gorge. Halfway through, we will rest for a while at Vau River Beach, contemplating the landscape, while you can restore your energy with some traditional snacks, juice and fresh fruits. On hot days, the river invites you to take a refreshing dip, so bring a swimsuit! From here to the end, wooden walkway goes closer to the river. Therefore, we can feel the strength of the rapids, along what is the best White Water Rafting course in Portugal. The Transfer from Porto You will driven by a professional driver, in a modern and comfortable van, from Porto city center to the mountain area of Arouca. This drive takes about 1 hour in total, being half of it in high ways. Typical Lunch - Arouca Great Gastronomy! After the hike, you'll delight yourself with the traditional "Arouquesa Roasted Veal", in a typical restaurant. For desert, you'll taste some of the ancient Conventual Pastry, next to it's origin, the Arouca's Santa Maria Monastery.

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4.9 / 5

based on 57 reviews

It was a really great tour. If you come to Porto, you should definitely take this tour. The tour content was perfect. The scenery in the Douro Valley was so beautiful that it really moved us. Visit two great wineries. Both wineries had delicious flavors and a good environment, and I was impressed. The restaurant for lunch was also very delicious and voluminous. And the best part was the tour guide. Joao is a great tour guide. He has a lot of knowledge not only about Porto but also about wine, and we were able to learn a lot on this tour. And the other staff of this tour company are also friendly and very helpful. When I come to Porto again, 1 would like to apply for a tour with this tour company. Thank you for the wonderful time!! Thank you so much Joao!!

My wife and I had a great time touring the Douro Valley with João (the clown!). The experience was well managed from registration, pickup, schedule and destinations. We visited two very different wineries and tasted several wines of high quality. The boat cruise was scenic, relaxing and not too crowded. The lunch was fantastic - the restaurant was also full of locals. It was a long day but a very worthwhile experience. We can’t say enough good things about our guide, João, who was fun, talented, and very accommodating. He is a great host.

A great Hike with our tour guide Alvaro who took us to the bridge from the town of Alvarenga across then for a beautiful hike along Rio Paiva. Taught us so much about Portugal and the history of this area, we took this tour in February which was beautiful weather and the bridge was very quiet for us to enjoy. Our Driver Sergio was excellent! His English was good and made the 1h 30m drive to and from Porto an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend Just Come Tours.

Tito (the guide) is just the sweetest man you could possibly ask for. Spending a day with him and the rest of the group was nothing but a pleasure. He also suggested a restaurant for the night the turned out to be the best (and cheapest) meal we had in Porto. Super Highly recommended.

After an initial misunderstanding, an immediate solution 👍 . Excellent guidance, kudos to the guide.