Day trip

Douro Valley: Tour with Wine Tastings, Cruise, and Lunch

4.7 / 5

94 reviews

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS

Douro Valley: Tour with Wine Tastings, Cruise, and Lunch

Activity provider: LIVING TOURS

From US$ 93.45 per person

Visit the ancient villages of the Douro Valley on a day trip from Porto. Discover the unique landscapes, history, and culture of Amarante and enjoy a traditional Douro lunch paired with local wines.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Pickup starts prior to the service. Please contact the local operator in advance to confirm your hotel pickup information. The exact pickup details will be given the day before your tour.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Douro Region with its picturesque villages and incredible vineyards
  • Take in panoramic views of Douro's unique landscape from an amazing viewpoint
  • Enjoy a complete traditional Portuguese lunch with drinks
  • Sail along the Douro River on a panoramic cruise on a Rebelo boat from Pinhão
  • Sample different port wines at a recognized wine estate
Full description

Gain some insight into the Douro Valley's history and landscapes. Take a guided tour of the city of Amarante, known as the city of love, sweets, and art. Be amazed by the breathtaking view from one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the entire Douro region, the viewpoint of São Leonardo da Galafura. The Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. It is also classified as a World Heritage Site. There are many other things to discover in the valley, including its rich culture, history, cuisine, and traditions.

This region is known for its unique landscape, where the river is beautifully flanked by green mountains on both sides, forming an interesting V shape.

These mountains not only flank the river but also serve a very important purpose: they are the soil where the vineyards are cultivated in terraces, making this view even more fantastic. For lunch, experience a 3-course traditional Douro meal (comprised of an appetizer, the main course, and a dessert) paired with local Douro wines. After lunch, enjoy a 1-hour panoramic river cruise from Pinhão, and fall in love with all the landscape and vineyards that surround you. Then is time for a visit with a local guide to a renowned winery (Quinta da Roêda, Taylor’s/Croft brands or Quinta São Luiz, Kopke/Calém brands), where you will learn about the production process of the famous Port wine and also enjoy a tasting of 3 different wines produced at the winery. After a day in good company, head back to Porto.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at hotels in the city center of Porto (if selected)
  • Guided tour
  • Transportation via comfortable air-conditioned minibus
  • Walking tour in Amarante
  • Visit to São Leonardo da Galafura
  • 3-course traditional Portuguese meal with drinks (vegetarian and vegan available)
  • 1-hour Douro River cruise on a traditional Rebelo boat
  • Guided visit to wine estate with 3 tastings
  • 1 bottle of water per person
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Living Tours/Tourist Service office (Rua Mouzinho da Silveira 352), next to São Bento train station, Porto.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Usually tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
  • The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
  • Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours before the date of the service
  • Children from 4 to 12 years pay half price. Children aged 0 to 3 are free of charge
  • The services included in the tours (wine estate visits, restaurants, etc) are subject to 3rd party availability and other groups/participants may be with the group during the experience
  • Schedules may change without prior notice
  • This tour is not available on 25 December and 1 January
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 94 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Great experience with beautiful views. We started with an hour walk around Amarante (free time - cute little town, not much to do) and went afterwards to the top of the mountain to take pictures (beautiful) before heading to the restaurant to eat our meal consisting of a lot of red wine, soup, chicken rice and vegetables and finished off with an espresso and small dessert. We then went on the boat tour (50min) which was okay and we finished off the day at a winery with a small tour and wine tasting. Overall great day (8h30am-6h30pm) with our really sweet tour guide Jessica (speaking English and Portuguese). Only reason I didn’t rate 5 stars is because I think it is a bit too expensive for the whole experience. I would of paid around 80$ cad per person.

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November 9, 2022

Very complete day which allows a visit of the douro valley visits domains and two small typical villages descent of 1 hour by boat and tasting of Porto in u. Area meal in a very pretty setting also hearty and simple. Only downside the meal was quick 45 minutes. We spent a very nice day the guide was super very comfortable minibus. We recommend even if the price seems a little high at first glance

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August 22, 2022

I took this tour while in Porto for a few days. It was most enjoyable. We saw so much on the tour that otherwise would probably not see. The views from the bus even of the Douro Valley were amazing. We stopped of in Amarate on the way. Again this was lovely to see as probably would never go otherwise. I have been on day tours when on holidays in other countries and always felt rushed but this was very relaxed and had enough time. Our tour guide, Anabelle was brilliant and gave us lots of details about the vineyards and of the different places we stopped. I would highly recommend this tour as even if you hired a car to visit you would not know what you were looking at or the history of the places. The boat cruise in Pinhao was nice and chilled and nice to look up at the views. There was no guide but all had been explained already by Anabelle and when we visited the vineyard.

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August 11, 2022

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