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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.

From Porto: Douro Valley Private Tour

2. 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 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