Scoring an average traveller rating of 5
out of 5
based on the last 24 recent reviews
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.”
Toccara B • 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!”
Robert W • 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.”
Joseph C • 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.”
Walter D H • 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!!”
Mattea P • 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.”
Sima V • 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.”
Mike L • 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.”
Christine B • 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.”
Michelle D • Submitted 05 Nov 2019
Our tour was small and personalized. Tour guide informative and fun.Great day. Beautiful sights. Highly recommend.”
Ross M • 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!!!”
Julie A • 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.”
Anne M • 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”
Mary • 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.”
Cindy B • 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.”
Douglas H • Submitted 16 Oct 2019
Wonderful experience with the small-group tour; guide Lola was superb; knowledgeable, very friendly, and a an excellent guide.”
Vasant S • 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!!”
Di K • 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.”
Lone R • Submitted 11 Oct 2019
The day we spent in the Douro Valley was PERFECT from start to finish! Our full-day small group excursion included pick-up and drop-off at our hotel. The weather was warm and sunny, and our travel companions made for a fun and eclectic group!
The Douro Valley itself was indescribably lush and beautiful, and the port wine estates that we visited provided Informative tours and offered generous tastings and a nice variety of wines. Our delectable lunch included both meat and fish selections as well as red and white wine. The hour-long river cruise was the frosting on the cake.
Our guide Nunu was excellent and did a masterful job of navigating the hairpin turns on the vertiginous two-lane roads in the valley.
Not all Douro Valley Tours are equal so I highly recommend this one if you want the very best experience possible!”
Francine H • Submitted 10 Oct 2019
Our tour guide's name was Bruno. This tour had a max of 8 people. Bruno is a wonderful tour guide. He is very friendly and caring. He grew up in Porto and lives in Vila Nova de Gaia so knows his way around and the history of the place. He has a great personality and took the time to get to know the tour group. He is also very observant and kept my mom company as she was not feeling well and did not participate with the wine tasting parts of the trip.
I have been on many tours in different countries and this has been my favourite so far. The group itself was great as everyone got along and had a lot of common interests (wine for one!) The drive is a little long but Bruno kept us entertained.
There were a few stops along the way for washroom breaks/photo ops.
The 1st wine producing estate we visited was called Quinta do Espinho where we sampled the table wines (red, white and rose). We also got to see the vineyard and take pictures of the Duoro River in the background.
We then went to a restaurant for lunch. Lots of food to go around. After, we went on the river cruise to admire the beautiful scenery. My mom was even able to steer the boat (under the watchful eye of the captain).
The 2nd wine tasting was at Quinta do Beijo where we toured the facility and sampled the table wines and port. The port was EXCELLENT, had to purchase a bottle to take home.
Overall, great experience, especially if you like wine!”
madettegalapin • Submitted 07 Oct 2019
All of us in my travel party agreed that our day in the Douro Valley, with the river cruise, the wine tastings and the Portuguese lunch was time and money very well spent—probably the best full day out of a two-week vacation excellent. We recommend it to anyone vacationing in Portugal.”
BROOK B • Submitted 07 Oct 2019
This valley of tiered vineyards is beautiful beyond words. Our guide Pedro was the best! We cruised the river at the base of the valley, visited two outstanding vineyards and eat a great lunch with the locals. A bucket list item I didn't know of until I saw it.”
ipodlouise • Submitted 01 Oct 2019
4 of us attended the tour 2 days ago. Picked up at our AirBnB and then provided information on Duoro Valley as well as what we saw en route. Van quite comfortable. Tour guide professional and attentive. River cruise very relaxing. We went to 2 wineries, can’t recall the names but people at first one not the most welcoming. Was a good day overall and recommend this tour. The sights are amazing.”
Barbara C • Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Amazing wine, scenery and overall had a great time with friends! Small group, pick up close from your central porto hotel/accommodation. Tour guide was excellent. We did the boat tour as well and loved it. Definitely recommend!”
lanarago91 • Submitted 30 Sep 2019