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  • Full-Day Douro Wine Tour with Lunch and River Cruise

    1. Full-Day Douro Wine Tour with Lunch and River Cruise

    Admire the beauty of the Douro Valley on a full-day tour from Porto. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, enjoy views of the picturesque landscapes. Visit 2 Douro Valley wine estates. Learn about the production of port wine, walk through the vineyards and later taste the wines. Continue to the village of Pinhão, where you’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant with traditional Portuguese food and DOC Douro wine. At the 18th-century railway station in Pinhão, marvel at the Portuguese tiles that depict the beauty of the Douro Valley. Take a 1-hour river cruise on a typical rabelo boat used in the past to transport wine along the river.

    I had an amazing time. We had a great tour operator, we went to several beautiful towns and 2 fabulous wine tastings.

  • Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

    2. Porto: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, River Cruise, & Port Cellar Tour

    Explore the picturesque and historic city of Porto at your leisure with a ticket that gives you access to 2 sightseeing bus tours for 2 days. You can hop on and hop off at any stop in the city, taking in attractions such as the Avenida dos Aliados and the neighborhoods of Santa Catarina and Batalha. Located in the north of Portugal, the city of Porto has a rich history that dates to the Roman occupation of Iberia. This is a notable port city, situated on the estuary of the Douro River, where the river meets the Atlantic Ocean. You can also hop off the bus in the city’s oldest district, Ribeira, to enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch in a quaint café nestled along the city’s medieval walls and discover Porto’s famous wines. Your ticket gives you access to the cellars of Cales Calém, where top quality port wines have been produced since 1859. You can also sample some of the goods, incl...

    It was great, the bus took a while to arrive but other than that, everything was excellent and I was helped through whatsapp when I needed.

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

    3. 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 minivan 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...

    Great trip to the heart of the Douro valley wine producing region with visit to small Port producing estate. Excellent add-on to a short stay on Porto.

  • From Porto: Douro Valley w/ Boat Tour, Wine Tasting & Lunch

    4. From Porto: Douro Valley w/ Boat Tour, Wine Tasting & Lunch

    Get out of Porto and into Portugal's gorgeous wine country. Take in views from the window of your luxury vehicle, visit vineyards and taste their wines, embark on a boat cruise, and more on this all-inclusive trip.

    Take advantage of morning pickup in a comfortable luxury vehicle. Begin your 9-hour tour with a stop at a viewpoint to enjoy the views across Porto. Then, sit back and relax as your vehicle hits the road for the Douro Valley.

    Enjoy an excursion which includes a visit to different 2 wine estates, with the opportunity to taste some of the different types of wine which are produced there. You'll also experience a typical (and delicious) Portuguese meal.

    Partake as well in a relaxing 1-hour ride onboard a Rabelo boat on the Douro River. Your excursion also includes being taken by your driver to what the BBC called one of the most beauti...

    The trip was well organised, although I booked 2 tickets and because the minivan was full we weren’t able to sit together. I know that for some people is not a big deal but if you spent almost 5 hours in a car we would prefer to sit together, especially it was my partner’s birthday. The tour guide was excellent, very funny and knowledgeable. Also went beyond my expectations when he asked us for a lunch preference and I don’t like meat or salmon, he made sure that the restaurant prepare something different for me and it was delicious!

  • Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

    5. Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

    Enjoy a traditional “6 Bridges Cruise” along the River Douro and follow in the footsteps of the old wine merchants that transported wine from the valley to the wine cellars. Board the boat at Ribeira Quay and sail for 50 minutes along the river. Admire the beautiful landscapes and buildings of Ribeira and Vila Nova de Gaia from the water. Known as "Rabelo Boats," in reference to the old boats that transported wine from the Douro Valley, the cruise is the perfect chance to learn more about the historic bridges that connect Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. Learn more about their construction and curiosities, and upon arrival at the last bridge, see the Foz do Douro where the river pours into the ocean.

    It was really fun, the people were nice and we did not have to wakt long. There are 2 boats and one leaves every half hour. I would suggest taking one at 6 like we did, after the boatride we went for a hike to go up on one of the bridges and saw a beautiful sunset. We also had golden hour etc so we were really happy that we took the boat at 6. The people spoke excellent english! There is also a cable car ride by the boats. Wich is a really fun experience aswell!!

  • Douro Valley: Wine Tour with Lunch, Tastings & River Cruise

    6. Douro Valley: Wine Tour with Lunch, Tastings & River Cruise

    Your full-day wine tour begins in Porto where your expert guide will teach you about the history of the region and its wine while driving to the Douro valley. On our way, there will be a coffee break in the historic town of Amarante. Here, you can admire the impressive Church and Convent of São Gonçalo or taste some of the amazing pastries at one of the iconic pastry shops. Arrive at Sabrosa, the birthplace of Fernão de Magalhães (Magellan), the great fifteenth-century Portuguese navigator and the first man to circumnavigate the world. Head to a family-owned wine estate, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the property, learn more about the wines and their unique character, and taste 3 of the estate’s wines. The estate is the perfect setting for your lunch. A Complete lunch will be served at the estate, including pairings of Douro wines (red and white), at the terrace overlooking the vi...

    We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, our guide Claudia was informative, interesting and amusing. She was always pointing out places or points of interest on our journey right to the end, making sure that we were Covid safe at all times. The hosts at the two wineries were also very informative and passionate about their product. The lunch provided was tasty and well presented with a beautiful view of the vineyards. The boat trip was a charming restful and relaxing interlude. We had a lovely day and would thoroughly recommend this tour to give you a wider appreciation of Porto and Portugal.

  • Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

    7. Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

    Navigate a unique river, in the heart of the oldest demarcated wine region of the world which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You'll start this adventure from Pinhao, pass under the Eiffel iron bridge going upstream to the Tua area where you will turn around to make the return journey. Along the way, see hills of terraced vineyards with no national roads or traffic in sight. Although you will do the same stretch up and down, it will appear different, as it is seen from two different points of view, and also because there is so much to see in this stunning region of the world. The traditional Rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably be made in all kinds of weather, all year long.

    The audio guide is wonderful although it uses a lot of phone battery. It would be nice to have it also on the return. The views are spectacular and it was good to learn about the different wineries. Be sure to bring your own water as beverages are not provided.

  • Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

    8. 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.

    Peaceful river cruise, a great change from other more active experiences. I actually didn't think I would like it very much, but I did. Definitely recommended.

  • From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

    9. From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in an 8-seat minivan from your accommodation in Porto. Begin your tour with a visit to the Croft Vineyards and learn about the entire winemaking process from your guide. End your visit with a port wine tasting accompanied by a careful selection of Portuguese cheeses. Then head towards the village of Pinhão, where you will embark on a 1-hour boat trip with delicacies onboard. Relax as you float down the calm waters of the Douro River and admire the landscape of the valley. Afterward, sit down for lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Choose between meat, fish, and vegetarian menus. After lunch, visit the winery of a small table wine producer. Learn about the differences between premium wines, and the techniques used to produce them during a private guided tour. End your visit with a tasting of olive oils made by the same producer. As you r...

    This winery tour of the Douro Valley was MUCH better than expected. Our guide, Hugo, was very informative, caring, and navigated the tricky roads with ease. The whole experience was planned to provide education and enjoyment for all. We walked into a vineyard and learned about the grape vines and varieties, explored vintage grape stomping and processing rooms, and tasted amazing varieties. Lunch was prepared in the most beautiful and idyllic setting. You will not regret booking this tour. Thank you, Hugo! - Bob & Sandy

  • Douro Valley: 3 Vineyards Tour with Lunch

    10. Douro Valley: 3 Vineyards Tour with Lunch

    After being picked up from your hotel in the morning, you will travel in an air-conditioned minivan towards Sabrosa, the wonderful wine region, where you will stop for a quick coffee before venturing into the mountains. After arriving to the first family owned vineyard, it will be time to have the first wine experience. This small-size producer will engage you in a guided tour of it's facilities and a taste of their port and DOC wines, all of excellent and recognized quality.  Proceeding on your journey, prepare to have a delicious lunch at the second vineyard where you can try the local specialties accompanied with their own wine. This setting will also allow you to contemplate the majestic landscapes formed around you. After lunch, it's time to visit their facilities and taste their ports. The tour will then stop by a corporate brand vineyard, visiting their beautiful facilities and ...

    The tour was excellent. The guide, Andre, was knowledgeable, funny, and pointed out points of interest. His English was good as we were all Americans. All the vineyards, we welcoming and provided the group with information as well as the tasting. The country side was magnificent, very hilly with winding country roads. Certainly worth taking the tour.

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4.6 / 5

based on 9,195 reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour, our guide Claudia was informative, interesting and amusing. She was always pointing out places or points of interest on our journey right to the end, making sure that we were Covid safe at all times. The hosts at the two wineries were also very informative and passionate about their product. The lunch provided was tasty and well presented with a beautiful view of the vineyards. The boat trip was a charming restful and relaxing interlude. We had a lovely day and would thoroughly recommend this tour to give you a wider appreciation of Porto and Portugal.

The trip was well organised, although I booked 2 tickets and because the minivan was full we weren’t able to sit together. I know that for some people is not a big deal but if you spent almost 5 hours in a car we would prefer to sit together, especially it was my partner’s birthday. The tour guide was excellent, very funny and knowledgeable. Also went beyond my expectations when he asked us for a lunch preference and I don’t like meat or salmon, he made sure that the restaurant prepare something different for me and it was delicious!

This is a must-do tour. Ivo, our guide, was extremely knowledgable ... as well as being very entertaining. The two farms visited gave a good overview of the industry - one being a small farm, the other a very large scale operation. The lunch was top class too. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and can only highly recommend this activity.

Great trip to the heart of the Douro valley wine producing region with visit to small Port producing estate. Excellent add-on to a short stay on Porto.

Beautiful day cruise, good food and great service. But it is a long day excursion.