Douro Valley
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Our most recommended Douro Valley Private Experiences

  • From Pinhão: Private Yacht Cruise along the Douro River

    1. From Pinhão: Private Yacht Cruise along the Douro River

    Enjoy a private boat tour along the Douro River. From the boat, you will be able to admire spectacular views of the Douro Valley, its impressive vineyards, and traditional stone walls. If you prefer to go inside the boat, it has a glassed-in lounge, which offers 360-degree views. In addition, the roof can be opened so that you can enjoy the delicious sunshine whilst sheltering from the wind. Sit back and enjoy a glass of Douro or Port wine as you take in the landscapes of the region.

  • Pinhão: Private Rabelo Boat Tour along the River Douro

    2. Pinhão: Private Rabelo Boat Tour along the River Douro

    Starting from Pinhão, pass under the iron bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel. Continue along the River Douro, admiring hills of terraced vineyards with no cars in sight. Take in the scenic views of the oldest wine region in the world, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once you reach the Roncão area, you will turn around and start the return journey to Pinhão. Although you will do the same stretch of the river on the way back, you will have a different point of view of the sights along the way. The traditional Rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably made in all kinds of weather, all year long.

    It goes exactly the same route as the non private tour but I am really glad we did it this way. Got to talk with the captain and sit wherever we wanted. Also a smaller boat so closer to the nature.

  • Douro Valley: Premium Full-Day Tour Experience

    3. Douro Valley: Premium Full-Day Tour Experience

    Relax with a pickup from your accommodation. Take in the beautiful scenery on the 1.5 hour trip into the Douro Valley. Learn about the winemaking techniques that have grown with the local communities over the centuries.  Enjoy a morning tasting of Doc and Port wines from a local producer. Enjoy a traditional lunch, celebrating the regional produce and pallet. Afterwards, take a 1-hour boat ride, and admire the surrounding landscapes. Relax by the river with a regionally-flavored cocktail, before returning back to your accommodation.

    João is an exceptional tour guide. He has a deep knowledge of subject matter for his tours; food, history, culture, You ask a question and get ready for a very interesting and factual explanation. I highly recommend any of his excursionS and plan to use him again

  • Douro Valley: Biking Tour with Picnic

    4. Douro Valley: Biking Tour with Picnic

    Enjoy a bike tour and take in the beautiful surroundings of the Douro Valley. Explore the vineyards and savor some regional flavors from one of the most beautiful wineries in the region. Begin with an off-road bike ride between the vineyards to discover all the secrets, stories, and locals with your monitor. Stop for a picnic lunch between the vineyards to recharge your batteries and marvel at the incredible views over the river. Savor regional flavors from one of the most beautiful wineries in the area and sample 3 types of wine from the region, Douro Wine, Porto Wine, and Moscatel Wine. Be filled with inspiring tales of the Douro Valley and make unforgettable memories. 

  • Porto: Douro Valley Private Boat & Train Tour with Lunch

    5. Porto: Douro Valley Private Boat & Train Tour with Lunch

    After being picked up from your accommodation in Porto or the Douro Valley region, embark on a full-day private guided tour. Begin the tour with a 1.5-hour cruise on a rabelo boat, a traditional Portuguese wooden cargo boat that was used for centuries to transport people and goods along the Douro River. Relive Douro's history as you learn about how wine was transported in wooden barrels, by boat or train, to the cellars of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.  After the boat tour, stop for a lunch at a panoramic restaurant with incredible views over the river. Savor regional dishes from one of the most privileged balconies in the area. When you've finished eating and soaking up the views, embark on a scenic train ride through the valley towards Tua. Arrive at a local vineyard where you will have the opportunity to sample honey, wine, and olive oil. At the end of the tour, you will be filled wi...

    I would have the wine tasting BEFORE the luncheon at the train station restaurant. There is so much food and (average) wine at the luncheon that you are too "full" and sleepy to appreciate the wine tasting.

  • Douro Valley: Private Wine Tasting, Lunch and River Cruise

    6. Douro Valley: Private Wine Tasting, Lunch and River Cruise

    Start the day with a stop in the beautiful city of Amarante and visit its historical center. Continue to the beautiful region of the Douro Valley, where you have the chance to stop to appreciate its beauty, serenity and terraces of vineyards known as the stairs of the giants, and its farms and villages along the hills. Arriving in Pinhao, visit one of the most beautiful train stations in Portugal, and then take a cruise to relax and enjoy the beautiful and unique landscapes that this region offers. Take advantage of this moment to taste Port wine as well. After having lunch in a typical restaurant of the region, visit two of the most beautiful and renowned wine estates, and benefit from a wine tasting. Throughout the day, benefit from a private tour for only your group of up to 2 people that allows both you and the local partner to practice appropriate safety measures in the light of ...

    Nothing like a private tour for the best experience in the Druro. Our guide Delphim is Very knowledgeable and a true experienced guide . We are four ladies traveling and when we were on the river cruise, he gave us each a rose and a glass of port . Very thoughtful! The tour included a stop in Amarante where we enjoyed a dessert selection and a cup of coffee . And later an amazing Portuguese lunch in the Druro region . After that we visited the Sandeman winery . Great selection of wine were offered . All these were included in the tour price . We had lots of laughs and heard lots of stories from Delphim and learnt so much about this beautiful region . We highly recommend using Delphim if you like a more personalized tour .

  • Douro Valley Private Full–Day Tour from Porto

    7. Douro Valley Private Full–Day Tour from Porto

    After pick–up in the morning, begin your 8–hour tour with a stop at a viewpoint in Peso da Régua to enjoy the views of the entire city. Have the opportunity to visit 2 wine estates, where a variety of different types of wine are produced, and you can taste some of these wines. Experience a typical Portuguese meal in the small village of Pinhão, enjoy a relaxing 1-hour ride on–board a Rabelo boat on the Douro River. In the early afternoon, enjoy the marvelous views. Right before the day ends, visit a small but historic wine village and then transfer back to your hotel.

  • From Porto: Douro Valley 4x4, Kayak, and Vineyard Adventure

    8. From Porto: Douro Valley 4x4, Kayak, and Vineyard Adventure

    Get off the beaten path with a thrilling excursion in the Douro Valley, complete with a 4x4 tour, kayaking, and hiking. After pickup from your accommodation in Porto, drive out to UNESCO World Heritage listed Douro Valley in a 4x4 vehicle.  Once in the valley, climb into your kayak and paddle along the Douro river, and enjoy views of the stunning landscape along the way. Hop out of the kayaks and take a refreshing dip in the water, then continue to explore the natural beauty of the valley on foot. Enjoy a picnic among the incredible landscape of vineyards. After lunch, as you continue to hike through the valley, your local guide will explain about the traditions and culture of the region. Stop at one of the valley’s famous vineyards for a wine tasting session and a tour of the winery. End your tour with a hike to a fantastic viewpoint in São Leonardo de Galafura.

  • Douro Valley: Full-Day Private Wine Tour with Lunch

    9. Douro Valley: Full-Day Private Wine Tour with Lunch

    Start your morning off with a scenic drive by minibus through the Douro Valley to the town of Sabrosa. On this full-day tour that’s designed and priced for a group of up to 8 persons you’ll continue from Sabrosa to the Quinta do Portal wine estate. Enjoy a guided tour of the property and taste 2 of the estate’s wines in a contemporary tasting room that features panoramic views. Then, stop at Pinhão quay, in the heart of the Douro valley and enjoy a panoramic cruise. After this tasting session you’ll stop for lunch at a typical valley restaurant in a picturesque setting. In the afternoon you’ll continue with a tour of the Quinta da Roeda wine estate, where you’ll learn about its history and the wine-making process. Enjoy a tasting of the fine wines produced at  after your tour of the facility. At the end of the afternoon you’ll return to Porto by the scenic roads of the Douro Valley.

  • Pinhão: River Douro Speedboat Tour with Water Sports

    10. Pinhão: River Douro Speedboat Tour with Water Sports

    Enjoy the refreshing water of the Douro River aboard a comfortable Mastercraft X25 speedboat. Practice waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, or wakeskating. Perfect both for beginners and those who are more experienced. Navigate along Douro River, in the heart of the oldest wine region in the world. Stop every now and again to take in the peacefulness and scenery of the valley, and to go swimming.

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What people are saying about Douro Valley

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Nothing like a private tour for the best experience in the Druro. Our guide Delphim is Very knowledgeable and a true experienced guide . We are four ladies traveling and when we were on the river cruise, he gave us each a rose and a glass of port . Very thoughtful! The tour included a stop in Amarante where we enjoyed a dessert selection and a cup of coffee . And later an amazing Portuguese lunch in the Druro region . After that we visited the Sandeman winery . Great selection of wine were offered . All these were included in the tour price . We had lots of laughs and heard lots of stories from Delphim and learnt so much about this beautiful region . We highly recommend using Delphim if you like a more personalized tour .

Unique experience, our great guide Sergio came to pick us up at the foot of our hotel and we left Porto for the Douro Valley. First visit of a family vineyard the Quinta de Marrocos superb private visit followed by a tasting we loved the very family place then we had dinner at The River restaurant really extra superb place excellent food and very good wine. Then visit of the Quinta de Tedo vineyard held by French more commercial than the family vineyard in the morning we liked less. Our guide then took us to a wonderful viewpoint. Tour on the Douro in Pinhão superb despite the rain. Then return to Porto a superb day that ends. Visit in French, we were alone in the world, it was just exceptional.

João is an exceptional tour guide. He has a deep knowledge of subject matter for his tours; food, history, culture, You ask a question and get ready for a very interesting and factual explanation. I highly recommend any of his excursionS and plan to use him again

It goes exactly the same route as the non private tour but I am really glad we did it this way. Got to talk with the captain and sit wherever we wanted. Also a smaller boat so closer to the nature.

Contrary to what was announced the captain of the boat did not speak French, which greatly hampered the explanations