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Porto: Full-Day Douro Valley Wine Tour

1. Porto: Full-Day Douro Valley Wine Tour

A perfect trip for wine lovers, don't miss this day trip through the region that gave us Port wine. Leave Porto and head for your first stop in your Douro Valley tour, the town of Amarante. With its traditional streets and buildings made from local granite, here you can explore unique sites and noteworthy monuments, such as the Convent and Church of São Gonçalo, and a beautiful and imposing bridge. If you prefer, you can also visit the municipal Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum. Continue your trip through the city of Régua on your way to Pinhao, stopping at a viewing point in Mesão Frio. In Régua, admire the beautiful stained glass windows of Casa do Douro that illustrate the history of how barrels of wine were first transported in Rabelo boats down the Douro River. In Pinhão, see the city's famous train station, built in 1879, as well as the Douro Museum where you'll become familiar with the whole history of Port wine. Pinhão features a scenic landscape of rivers, valleys, vineyards, and houses climbing up the slopes.   You will walk along the river, passing through the train station with its typical tiles and then head to a farm for a Port wine tasting - the perfect way to finish off this Port adventure.

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What people are saying about Amarante

Beautiful valley & great wineries-definitely worth a visit

Delightful guide/driver Eduardo took us on a very scenic tour of the Douro stopping at both a medium sized port wine producer & a lovely small family run winery (which wasn't included but was only an additional 5 Euros each) with spectacular views. Very worthwhile & a fun day.

We had a very nice trip. Ana was a great tour guide who was also able to tell us a lot about Portugal. It is very impressive how the vineyards characterize this landscape. We were also able to spontaneously take a 1-hour river trip. We can highly recommend this excursion.

The sightseeing in Amarante and the douro valley are amazing. A very nice experience which included wine tasting and lunch at a local restaurant with traditional food.

Worth It!!!!

A definite must if you are visiting Porto. The Douro Valley is beautiful & has many wineries. We learned a lot about the making of port wine and had an awesome lunch.

Ana was such an amazing guide. We got to visit the sites listed plus an extra boat ride on the Douro for a minimal fee. We'll worth the trip