Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Portuguese Lunch and Optional River Cruise

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Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Portuguese Lunch and Optional River Cruise
from USD $98.03
Visit Portugal’s prestigious Douro Valley on this full-day wine tour from Porto! Famous for its production of port wine, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed region is indisputably scenic, with swathes of vineyards clinging to the hills around the Douro River. Admire the scenery around the village of Pinhão, enjoy a traditional lunch of regional specialties and visit a winery estate for a tasting session of award-winning local wines. To enjoy more of the countryside on the way to the Douro Valley, upgrade to include a sightseeing rabelo boat tour along the Douro River, departing from Pinhão.

Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
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In Brief

Location:
Porto, Portugal
Country:
Portugal
Duration:
10 hours
Operates:
Daily
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Pinhao Railway Station, Largo da Estacao, 5085, Pinhao 5085-037 Portugal

You will visit Pinhão train station and it's famous tile panels that portrait the landscapes and life in the Douro Valley. Your guide will happily explain to you the meaning and scenes portrait on the panels.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Casal de Loivos Viewpoint, Cabo da Rua, Casal de Loivos 5085-010 Portugal

Considered one of the most beautiful view points on the Douro, from here you can admire the river peacefully flowing while downhill you watch the village of Pinhão being embrace by the river that gave life to the village has a meeting point to board on the old times the barrels that carried the Port wine to it's aging place in Gaia.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Douro Valley, Lugar Da Ponte, Pinhao 5085-060 Portugal

The Douro Valley is a magical place where man overcome nature to create an amazing landscape where hills are covered by vines that produce a wine recognized worldwide "the Port". His a wine region like no other in the world, the wine is produced in the hill sloops where the cooperation of men hard work and nature allowed the creation of this "reino maravilhoso" (marvelous kingdow) has the poet Miguel Torga described it.

Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: The Douro River, Portugal

If you wish you can upgrade your tour with an optional 50m boat cruise on the Douro River that will allow you to admire the landscape from a different perspective. Going upstream from the village of Pinhão admire the river banks covered by vines and bordered by wine estates of some of the most know Port wine brands, before starting going back to Pinhão.

Duration: 50 minutes

Inclusions

  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Wine and port tastings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • River boat cruise (if option selected)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your centrally located Porto hotel

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for infants
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Fabulous day in the Douro Valley. The choice of vineyards was perfect and the lunch delicious, generous and local. The best part was our guide, Lisa. A lovely, friendly, very interesting and intelligent guide who clearly loves her work. This was one of the nicest days we’ve ever had on vacation
• Submitted 03 Feb 2020
Great Day! Learned a ton about Portuguese wine and Port, and really enjoyed the tour. River cruise was beautiful!
• Submitted 29 Jan 2020
We did the tour on Jan 23. It. Was an excellent experience. The tour guide Rodrigo was exceptional. The timing was perfect from picking us on time from the hotel through the returning back in the evening. The duration of the tour was about 10 hours. Time flew by very quickly. Many thanks to Rodrigo for the perfect recomandations and professionalism. Keep it this way!
• Submitted 27 Jan 2020
It’s the most fantastic tour I’ve joined. My tour guide is Márcia Pereira. She is super well-informed. And she is kind and tried to make sure we were all enjoy the tour also the delicious meal. The view also splendid and unmemorable. Highly recommend!!!!!!!!! And thank you Márcia Pereira.
• Submitted 24 Jan 2020
Bruno was our guide and did a fantastic job showing us the Douro Valley. We loved the two small production wineries, the views were breathtaking...and we even got a few added stops on the tour including a gorgeous historic train station and a coffee shop for a pick me up. Bruno was knowledgeable about Porto and the rich history of this region. We highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 30 Dec 2019
This was a very well organized tour with a thoughtful guide. The two wineries visited were excellent. It was much mire than I expected and well worth yhe cost.
• Submitted 20 Dec 2019
I really hate tours but based off of the reviews (and the fact that it looked very hard to do this alone). This tour looked like the best option to get an overview of the Douro Valley. My mom and I had an amazing time and a really great group. Our guide was very knowledgeable.
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
End of November, well past vintage, but before the bare vines of winter. A great day out hosted by Bruno, our excellent guide. Just six of us in his van. Mixed nationalities, good conversations. Bruno took us to 2 wineries and a local lunch as advertised, plus some surprise stops. The boat trip was a bit cool and rainy, but as with the rest of the trip gave us excellent views of the autumn (fall) colours (colors!) as most vines had not yet been pruned. Many thanks Bruno, 10 out of 10!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
Better than Excellent! So great Bruno was fantastic on pick up knowledge driving foods history friendly warm personality Couldnt enough for everyone wow you have got to do this tour with Bruno.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2019
So many other tours have been on not so good, but this one was excellent. Viator seems to provide better gudie companies than its competition.
• Submitted 20 Nov 2019
Enjoyed the views and the river boat cruise! Our guide Bruno was amazing, great knowledge of the history and great personality...and let’s not forget the amazing port wines and lunch! Thanks for an amazing day Bruno!!
• Submitted 20 Nov 2019
This tour is an excellent choice. This company offered small group tours and I really enjoyed that. It gave everyone in the group a chance to talk to everyone. Our guide Violeta was excellent. She was very outgoing and most professional. Violeta readily shared with us a lot information about the region, wine and port production, and local customs. River cruise is a nice addition that gives an opportunity to see the valley from a different perspective. Wine, olive oil and port tasting made it for a very happy day. Learning about wine and port making was very interesting.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2019
Great day out , we really enjoyed the scenery, wine tasting, lunch and river cruise although it was a hot day for the boat trip.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
We had a wonderful day touring the Douro Valley, wine tastings, river cruise and lunch. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 08 Nov 2019
We had a great time. Certainly, there was more wine and food than I expected. No skimping on this trip and no pushy sales. This was pure fun. Violet, our guide, was a real kick in the pants. We loved her and highly recommend her as a guide.
• Submitted 05 Nov 2019
Our tour was small and personalized. Tour guide informative and fun.Great day. Beautiful sights. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
A great day touring the Douro Valley with Violet as our guide. I would recommend the boat cruise. The wineries were in beautiful settings and very interesting. A great way to explore Portugal!!!
• Submitted 30 Oct 2019
Our tour guide, Sergio was very knowledgeable of the history of the region and the production of Port. The tastings were very good, the scenery magnificent.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
Great tour and tour guide Luis was excellent, worth doing this tour whilst in Porto to try local wineries and great Port
• Submitted 17 Oct 2019
Tour guide was extremly knowledgable and friendly. The limited number of guests allowed for personal inreactions within the group. Lunch was very good. Good food, good conversations, beautiful scenery, and plenty of wine! Highly recommend.
• Submitted 17 Oct 2019
This tour was a great experience and quick way to explore the Douro valley in a day. Our tour guide was awesome and the wineries we visited were first class. I would highly recommend this one! Scenery was amazing too.
• Submitted 16 Oct 2019
Wonderful experience with the small-group tour; guide Lola was superb; knowledgeable, very friendly, and a an excellent guide.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Our trip was wonderful, well organised, very informative and interesting. We visited 2 different wineries, had traditional Portuguese meal at a family owned restaurant with a gorgeous view of the valley and went on the boat trip. The day was well worth it!!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
The two of us went with 3 other coupés that we did not know. All different nationalities. It was a great group, we had lots of fun. Out tour guide was great, she knew a lot, and told along the way. The sights picked were for small groups which was exactly what we wanted. The lunch was also top. Can only recommend this tour if you are interested in smaller intimate groups, going to places with very few tourists.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2019