Douro Valley
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  • Porto: River Douro 6 Bridges Cruise

    1. 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

    2. 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 and Douro Valley Day Cruise from Porto

    3. Pinhão and Douro Valley Day Cruise from Porto

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Porto for the day and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Douro Valley as you cruise along the Douro River to a series of high dams. Marvel at the breathtaking views of the Douro Valley and Alijó in the Norte Region of Portugal. Board the boat at Cais da Estiva in the Ribeira of Porto. Then, travel into the Douro Valley passing the vineyards of one of Europe’s earliest demarcated wine regions. Continue past Quintas to the Crestuma-Lever Dam in time for lunch. Sail further along the Douro River to the high Carrapatelo Dam. Cross the “capital of wine” at Régua, and pause by the Barragem Dam at Bagaúste. At approximately 5:00 PM, the boat will arrive at Pinhão, where you will have a visit to a wine estate with tastings of different samples of wine. Return to Porto by bus for an estimated arrival time of 9:00 PM.

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

  • Pinhão: Quinta do Bomfim Visit and Tasting

    4. Pinhão: Quinta do Bomfim Visit and Tasting

    Owned by the Symington family for five generations, Quinta do Bomfim features a winery, old wine cellar, and vineyard in the heart of the Upper Douro Valley. Visit the on-site museum and tour the grounds before choosing from a variety of family-made ports and wines to taste on the terrace. The tour begins in a small museum that tells the story of the property, the family, and the wines. A collection of early 20th century photographs of the Douro and documents highlight the history of the Quinta and the region. Afterward, choose between three vineyard walks, all of which offer excellent views of the surrounding mountain vineyards, some with dry stone terraces built by hand in the 18th and 19th centuries. Along the way, visit the old lodge built in 1896, one of the most significant structures in the Douro Valley. This vast vat and barrel cellar, with its complex roof structure, has bee...

  • Douro Valley: Scenic Picnic at Quinta do Tedo Winery

    5. Douro Valley: Scenic Picnic at Quinta do Tedo Winery

    Enjoy the unique atmosphere in the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley, surrounded by terraced vineyards that climb high above the dramatic confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers. There you can find an 18th-century estate, Quinta do Tedo. The Quinta’s 100% estate-grown organic grapes come from 37 acres of class "A" vineyards, the highest rating from the Portuguese Instituto do Vinhos do Douro e Porto, comparable to Burgundy's Grand Cru.  Go on a guided visit to the Quinta do Tedo Winery and celebrate nature with an intimate picnic under a centennial olive tree between organic, old vines overlooking the Tedo River.  Savor a selection of fresh, regional products, sweet and savory specialties prepared to accompany your choice of Quinta do Tedo's Douro DOC red, or Terra a Terra Douro DOC white wine. Menu 1 - Gourmet Picnic with Winery Guided Tour and Wine tasting - Assorte...

  • From Porto: Douro Valley with Wine Tasting & Optional Lunch

    6. From Porto: Douro Valley with Wine Tasting & Optional Lunch

    Tour the beautiful Douro Valley and the charming Portuguese countryside on this relaxing full-day tour from Porto. Spend the morning exploring the wheat hills of the valley, while heading towards the Douro river, enjoying the landscape of the Douro region, the first demarcated region of the world. Continue the tour with a visit to the small town of Pinhão, hidden in the heart of the valley, and then embark on an hour-long boat cruise (optional) down the river, enjoying views of the magnificent landscape. Pay a visit to the historical railway station, well known for its 24-tile panels portraying the Douro countryside and harvest, before stopping for a delicious lunch break in a traditional restaurant. After lunch, continue to a family-run wine estate nestled in the gloriously remote countryside, a setting that offers a glimpse into the way of life in Douro. Enjoy a tasting of these awar...

    Wonderful day in the Douro valley. The tour was well organised with great scenery, wine and food. The driver Alex was very knowledgeable and made the day very enjoyable.

  • Douro Valley: Biking Tour with Picnic

    7. 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. 

  • From Porto: Régua and Douro Valley Scenic Cruise

    8. From Porto: Régua and Douro Valley Scenic Cruise

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Porto for the day, and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Douro Valley and historic vineyards of the Norte Region of Portugal. Depart Porto at 8:30 AM and travel towards Régua. Upon arrival at Régua, explore one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world. Return to Porto along the Douro River, starting from Régua Quay at 11:30 AM. Glide gently past the terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley, and experience the purity of nature. Lunch will be served onboard the boat at approximately 12:00 PM. Sail to the Carrapatelo Dam, and continue to the Crestuma-Lever. After crossing the 2 dams, enjoy the serenity of the Douro River as you continue to Porto for an estimated arrival at 6:00 PM.

    Nice cruise, and enjoyable quiet escape from the crowds of central Porto for a day.

  • Douro Valley: Romantic Private Tour with Lunch at Vineyard

    9. Douro Valley: Romantic Private Tour with Lunch at Vineyard

    You will begin your romantic adventure picked up in a classic luxury Jaguar from your accommodation in Porto or the Douro Valley region. Embarking on a full-day private tour with a professional guide, you will take a peaceful boat cruise to Quinta da Gricha, a quaint vineyard that produces exceptional local wine. Enjoy a charming lunch at the vineyard, a hidden gem of the Douro Valley where you will be able to sample regional dishes on a balcony with one of the best views of the region. During the boat tour, you will learn about the traditional Portuguese cargo boat that was used for centuries to transport people and goods along the Douro River. Your guide will teach you the Douro Valley's history and how it became so renowned as a wine region. Finally, after you have finished your meal and and soaked up enough of the views and the sun, you will have the opportunity to taste the best ...

  • Douro Valley: Premium Wine Tasting and Boat Trip with Lunch

    10. Douro Valley: Premium Wine Tasting and Boat Trip with Lunch

    The day begins with pickup from your accommodation in Porto or the Douro Valley region. Set off through the luscious landscapes then arrive at your first winery of the day. Enjoy a tasting session of premium local wines, including DOC and port. Next, hop onboard a beautiful yacht for a two hour cruise along the Douro River. Soak up the scenic views as you snack on some treats and taste more delicious wine. You’ll also learn about the history of the river and how it was used to transport wine to the cellars of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. After your boat ride, stop for lunch at a nearby restaurant with panoramic views over the river. When you’ve finished eating, head to a local vineyard for yet more DOC wine and port tasting. By the end of the tour you’ll have seen and tasted the very best that the Douro Valley has to offer.

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What people are saying about Douro Valley

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 pickup place was easy to find, in the city centre. The trip by bus was comfortable. The entire trip was nicely organized, we saw many places, never waited in line, etc. Our guide, Marina was absolutely amazing! I will most definitely recommend this type of day trip to my friends

Very nice cruise. Duration of 50 minutes which allows you to see everything. Explanations in Portuguese and English. The best way to see the bridges and take your best shots.

Thank you Marina and Manuel, it was fantastic. We saw a lot, experienced a lot and laughed a lot. I can heartily recommend - no cooperation :)

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