Douro Valley
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Our most recommended Douro Valley Walking Tours

  • Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

    1. Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Guided Tour

    Navigate on a unique river, in the heart of the oldest wine demarcated region in the world and also a UNESCO world heritage site. You start from Pinhão, pass under the Eiffel iron bridge going up stream until the Roncão area where you turn around and return to Pinhão. Along the way you’ll see hills of terraced vineyards until the river, with no national roads or traffic in sight. Although you do the same stretch up and down, it could very well be a different one, because seeing it in one direction and then on the other creates two completely different points of view and sights. The traditional rabelo boats have open and closed areas, so navigation can be comfortably made in all kinds of weather, all year long.

    Peaceful river cruise, a great change from other more active experiences. I actually didn't think I would like it very much, but I did. Definitely recommended.

  • From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

    2. From Porto: Douro Valley Full-Day Wine Trip with Lunch

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up in an 8-seat minivan from your accommodation in Porto. Begin your tour with a visit to the Croft Vineyards and learn about the entire winemaking process from your guide. End your visit with a port wine tasting accompanied by a careful selection of Portuguese cheeses. Then head towards the village of Pinhão, where you will embark on a 1-hour boat trip with delicacies onboard. Relax as you float down the calm waters of the Douro River and admire the landscape of the valley. Afterward, sit down for lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Choose between meat, fish, and vegetarian menus. After lunch, visit the winery of a small table wine producer. Learn about the differences between premium wines, and the techniques used to produce them during a private guided tour. End your visit with a tasting of olive oils made by the same producer. As you r...

    This winery tour of the Douro Valley was MUCH better than expected. Our guide, Hugo, was very informative, caring, and navigated the tricky roads with ease. The whole experience was planned to provide education and enjoyment for all. We walked into a vineyard and learned about the grape vines and varieties, explored vintage grape stomping and processing rooms, and tasted amazing varieties. Lunch was prepared in the most beautiful and idyllic setting. You will not regret booking this tour. Thank you, Hugo! - Bob & Sandy

  • Porto: 3-Hour Port Wine Walking Tour with Tastings

    3. Porto: 3-Hour Port Wine Walking Tour with Tastings

    Explore the history of port wine on a 3-hour walking tour of Vila Nova de Gaia across the Douro Estuary from Porto. Learn more about the vineyards and wineries of the Douro Valley and enjoy 10 different port wine tastings with professional commentaries.  Start with a visit to an old wine cellar and take a guided tour of the facilities. Sample 3 port wines from their collection and learn more about the culture and philosophy of port wine drinking. Continue to the home of the oldest and most emblematic wine company in Portugal to enjoy 4 more tastings of their different wines.  End by sampling 4 more ports produced by the biggest exporter of wines from the Douro Valley, with sales of 10 million bottles in over 50 countries worldwide!

    Excellent guided tasting experience; the 3 places provided different styles of the "classic 3" for tasting, the guide was engaging but not in-your-face and each winery didn't push their merchandise. We were very happy with the experience, never having tasted port before.

  • Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

    4. Porto: 3-Hour Guided City Highlights Walking Tour

    Experience a walking tour through the streets of the historical center of Porto, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover the city through its neighborhoods, buildings, and streets on a 3-hour guided trip. Enjoy old palaces, charming churches, and lively neighborhoods. See the famous iron bridge, engineered by Teófilo Seyrig, the Port wine cellars, and the characteristic Rabelo boats lined up along the quay which preserve the memory of old times when they used to transport the wine casks. Your guide will explain how, in the 12th century, the city grew around the construction of the cathedral, and has survived several Moorish and Castilian invasions as well as the French military invasions in the 19th century. Along the way, stroll along Aliados Avenue to the place that served as a backdrop to the first proclamation of the Republic of Portugal.

    Valter was awesome. I feel like I know the whole city, it’s culture and history in our 3 hour tour. Highly recommend

  • Pinhão: Quinta do Bomfim Visit and Tasting

    5. 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...

  • Pinhão: Private Rabelo Boat Tour along the River Douro

    6. 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.

  • Celorico De Basto: Quinta de Santa Cristina Winery Tour

    7. Celorico De Basto: Quinta de Santa Cristina Winery Tour

    During this 1.5-hour experience, you will enjoy a guided tour of the Quinta de Santa Cristina vineyards and winery. Quinta de Santa Cristina has a secular history that has spanned several generations, but the production of bottled wine started in 2004. Located in Celorico de Basto, 45 minutes from Porto, Quinta de Santa Cristina is part of the Vinhos Verdes region, and extends over about 60 hectares, between vineyards and forest. The privileged location offers a unique environment between the mountains of Fafe, Marão, Alvão and Cabreira, and the right bank of the Tâmega River. After learning more about the region and admiring the scenery, you will take part in a wine tasting. 

  • Porto City Tour with Lunch, River Cruise & Port Tasting

    8. Porto City Tour with Lunch, River Cruise & Port Tasting

    After pick up from your hotel by an air-conditioned minivan, head to Porto's historical center where you will take a walking tour to see the most iconic and photographed sights in the city. This includes: one of the most recognized libraries of the world, the Nasoni Tower where you can climb 240 steps to the top of the spiral staircase and enjoy impressive views, and the Cathedral, one of the oldest monuments in the city. Then, at lunchtime, get the chance to enjoy the best traditional local cuisine. After, discover the city's magic from the water, on a 50 minute cruise. The tour is conducted in a Rabelo boat, a typically Portuguese boat found on the Douro River. The boats traditionally carried port wine casks from the vineyards at Alto Douro to Vila Nova de Gaia Porto, where the wine was stored and later sold or shipped to other countries. You can't leave Porto without tasting the ne...

  • Douro Valley: Private Day Trip

    9. Douro Valley: Private Day Trip

    Follow the path of the Douro river and discover the vast landscape outside of Porto on a private day trip experience. Explore the enchanting Douro Valley and its scenic roads, and make stops at picturesque little towns. And of course, a trip through the Douro Valley would not be complete without a wine tasting. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel, before being transported to Pinhao to enjoy the stunning views. You will then have the opportunity to sit back and relax during a one hour boat ride over the Douro River, before stopping in at a local recommended restaurant for lunch. The tour then continues with a wine tasting at a family-run winery, before heading back to Porto at the conclusion of the day.

  • Porto: Douro Valley Hiking Tour and Boat Cruise with Brunch

    10. Porto: Douro Valley Hiking Tour and Boat Cruise with Brunch

    Enjoy a marvellous day in the Douro Valley with a guided hiking tour from the village of Provesende through a vineyard trail to the village of Pinhão. See quaint villages, meet the locals, and take in stunning views before arriving at the banks of the River Douro. Enjoy a 1-hour boat cruise on the river with a light brunch served onboard.  Get picked up in Porto and travel for about 1.5 hours to the village of Provesende. Meet your local guide here and begin your walk through the picturesque village. Learn about rural life and regional stories from your guide as you follow the narrow cobbled streets past beautiful old manor buildings.  Continue on the trail through the vineyards and take in the incredible views of the wine region. Learn about the hard manual work of the people who work on the vineyards. Pass through the small, traditional village of São Cristóvão where it is like time ...

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What people are saying about Douro Valley

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 985 reviews

Doing a port wine tasting is more than recommended in Porto! If you don’t I have no clue what your doing in Porto. The city is kinda build on the roots of exporting port wine into the world. So you know what do to here. There are so many port wine products here it’s kinda impossible for an tourist to visit all so you have to trust Tourguides to give you an small peak into the production and different tastes. For us this tour was really enjoyable our Tourguide was super funny and could awnser any question reguarding port wine. We had a great tasting and enjoyed our time whit the guid who actually came from this part of town where port wine is produced. As he he said “he was borne in port wine” :)

This winery tour of the Douro Valley was MUCH better than expected. Our guide, Hugo, was very informative, caring, and navigated the tricky roads with ease. The whole experience was planned to provide education and enjoyment for all. We walked into a vineyard and learned about the grape vines and varieties, explored vintage grape stomping and processing rooms, and tasted amazing varieties. Lunch was prepared in the most beautiful and idyllic setting. You will not regret booking this tour. Thank you, Hugo! - Bob & Sandy

Everything was very well organized, from picking up at my accommodation to bringing it back. The port wine tasting in a beautiful ambience, lunch was delicious in a beautiful location. The previous boat trip showed us the wine-growing area in the form of a terrace. Finally we visited an organic winery.

It was a great experience and we had the opportunity to try several wines and discover different places.

Recommended experience, both for the landscape and the wines and the explanations of the guide (Hugo).