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Douro Valley: Wine Tour with Lunch, Tastings & River Cruise

Douro Valley: Wine Tour with Lunch, Tastings & River Cruise

From £67.55 per person

Visit the Douro Valley on a day trip from Porto with tastings at 2 wine estates. Enjoy a lunch pairing with Douro wines at a local vineyard, relax on a cruise on the Douro River, and marvel at the unique views thoughout.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Pickup optional
Free pickup is provided at all hotels between Porto and Gaia city center. Please provide your hotel details.

Experience

The experience
  • Enjoy views of the unique scenery of the Douro Valley, a World Heritage Site
  • Explore a renowned Port Wine Estate on a guided tour and taste 3 different types of wines
  • Taste a delicious lunch on a family wine estate that overlooks the vineyards
  • Relax on a 1-hour Douro River Cruise in Pinhão
Full description
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 vineyards in the summer, or at the winepress room during the winter. After lunch, drive to Pinhão, with a photo stop at São Cristovão Viewpoint. Take in extraordinary panoramic views of the Douro landscape. You'll be able to admire the meeting of the Pinhão River with the waters of the Douro River. Then, embark on a cruise at Pinhão, taking in unique views of the wine estates and valleys. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of a renowned wine estate (Quinta da Roeda – Croft/Taylor’s group or Quinta São Luiz – Kopke/Burmester group) and learn about the history and the wine-making processes there. After your tour of the vineyards and the estate, enjoy a tasting of the three wines produced there. Afterwards, return to Porto by the scenic road N222, considered by many to be one of the most beautiful roads in the World.
Includes
  • Expert guide
  • Transportation in a comfortable small-group minibus
  • Guided visit to a family-owned wine estate with three wine, cheese, and olive oil tastings
  • Lunch at a wine estate with Douro wine pairings
  • Douro River cruise at Pinhão
  • Renowned wine estate guided tour with 3 wine tastings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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The meeting point is in front of São Bento Train Station.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Wear comfortable clothing, bring your voucher and a camera
  • The Wine estates are subject to availability and may change to similar options, with no prior notice
  • Usually tours run in one language but there are cases where one extra language or more can be used
  • Tours are available in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French
  • The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
  • If pickup selected it is from central Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels
  • The services included in the tour are subject to third-party availability and may change without notice
  • This tour has a minimum of 2
  • Transportation will be in a comfortable minivan of 8 passengers, or a comfortable minibus of 29 passengers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 388 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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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.

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26 September 2021

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

21 September 2021

Great trip! We were picked up at our hotel in Porto at 0830 and dropped off again at 1900. Our guide Joana was really great and provided lots of interesting details about the Douro valley and wine making in the area. We went to two vineyards, one small and intimate were we had a tasty lunch and a larger one later after a one hour cruise in the Douro river. We also made a quick stop to look at an amazing view of the Douro river and landscape around.

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7 September 2021

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