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From Porto: Douro Valley Private Tour

1. 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.

From Porto: Guided Douro Valley Wine Tasting with Lunch

2. From Porto: Guided Douro Valley Wine Tasting with Lunch

Visit The Douro Valley with a multilingual guide. See a World Heritage site, and visit one of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world. Traverse unique landscapes and try delicious wine, olive oils, and a local lunch. Meet your guide in Porto, then travel by van to the Douro Valley. First, ample the amazing treats from the valley: almonds, its traditional bread, and its delicious honey, all paired with Douro's red, white, and rosé wines. Then, head to the Pinhão train station, where you can see the history of Douro's wine industry in the typical blue and white Portuguese tiles. Visit the Olive Oil Museum, or go for an optional boat tour for an additional price. Next, visit a family-owned winery with access to an exclusive lunch menu paired with white, red, and Port wines. After lunch, try a Port wine tasting of several different vintages. Finally, visit Amarante for a treat before heading back to Porto and concluding your tour.

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What people are saying about Amarante

We enjoyed our day trip, but feel it was not really value-for-money. We paid £288 for a private day trip in a nice car with a good driver, but who was not really a guide - he was just a nice guy! Amarante it’s billed as a beautiful town, but the main attraction, the church is closed for renovation. The Mateus Palace is fantastic, but despite the high price of the trip, we had to pay our own entrance fees and pay for our lunch at the winery.

Alex was a great tour guide and a an excellent driver. He answered all of our questions and we had lots of fun. I loved all the wines we tasted, especially the ones we had at breakfast. I would go again on this tour, so I recommend it.