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From Porto: Douro Valley w/ Boat Tour, Wine Tasting & Lunch

From Porto: Douro Valley w/ Boat Tour, Wine Tasting & Lunch

Visiting the Douro is combining a unique experience between natural beauty and cultural and historical richness without ever forgetting the region's gastronomy. With us, you will have the opportunity to visit two distinct and emblematic places in the Douro. Learn about the wine production process and enjoy tastings of the best wines in the region. Admire century-old vineyards, terraced vineyards and the production methods that make Douro wines unique around the world. Embark with us on a boat trip (lasting 1 hour) along the Douro River, you will be able to enjoy the stunning landscapes, the vineyard slopes and the famous terraces. Moments of relaxation and contemplation while sailing along the calm waters of the river will remain in your memory. Complete this experience, with unique flavors that you won't forget, enjoy a lunch with traditional flavors, served at the table. Create a unique opportunity to explore the region, learn about its history, enjoy stunning landscapes and taste delicious local cuisine. It will be an unforgettable experience.

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

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

Explore the stunning beauty of the Douro Valley on a tour to 2 wine estates. Make a quick stop at the town of Amarante and taste regional wines at both wine estates. Sit down to a delicious lunch before sailing through the lush landscapes of the Douro Valley on a river cruise. Begin your tour in Porto and learn about the region's history and wine while driving to the Douro valley. Stop for a coffee break in the historic town of Amarante and admire the town's Church and Convent of São Gonçalo, or purchase some of the pastries at one of the iconic pastry shops. Continue to a wine estate in Sabrosa. Enjoy a guided tour of a family-owned wine estate. Learn about and try the estate's wines during a guided tasting. Savor a lunch paired with red and white Douro wines while overlooking the vineyards. After lunch, drive to Pinhão, with a photo stop at São Cristovão viewpoint. Take in panoramic views of the Douro valley. See where the Pinhão river joins with the waters of the Douro River before embarking on a cruise at Pinhão.  In the afternoon, take a guided tour of a famous wine estate (Quinta da Roeda – Croft/Taylor’s group or Quinta São Luiz – Kopke/Burmester group). Uncover the history of the vineyard and the secrets if the wine-making processes. Taste their fine wines before returning to Porto by one of the world's most scenic roads, the N222.

Porto: Douro Valley Winery Tour with Lunch & Boat Tour

Porto: Douro Valley Winery Tour with Lunch & Boat Tour

Visit the unparalleled Douro Valley, the first-denominated wine region in the world and a world heritage site by UNESCO. Start at the meeting point in Porto and embark on a scenic drive around the valley. Make a short stop at a viewpoint and then visit the first winery of the day. Try some red and white wines, olive oil, and other products. Pair everything with local bread, jelly, cheeses, and hams. Take a short walk through the vineyard, and learn about the work done during the season, such as pruning, grafting, and harvesting. Then, stop in Pinhão for a typical Portuguese lunch at a local tavern with 2 dishes, meat, and fish, as well as great options for vegans and vegetarians. After lunch, take a mini-cruise in a typical boat along the astonishing Douro Valley (please select the option with a 1-h boat cruise) with all the scenic views of the Porto Wine vineyards, terraces, and wineries as a background. The journey will continue through National 222, a road with more stunning views. Stop at the 2nd winery to learn about the region's famous Port wine, with tastings. Finally, we will return to Porto in the late afternoon.

Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

Pinhão: 2-Hour Rabelo Boat Tour with Audio Guide

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 Tua 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. Use our free app (Magnifico Douro - Passeio de Barco) to have geo-localized commentary about what you are seeing at the moment, the wine farms, the wine, the river, and much more. Do not forget to bring your phones.

Porto: Douro Valley Tour with Wine Tasting, Cruise and Lunch

Porto: Douro Valley Tour with Wine Tasting, Cruise and Lunch

Our first stop will be at a winery, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the winemaking process from an expert guide. Explore the vineyards, witness the traditional methods used to produce the famous Port wine and taste a variety of their exquisite wines. Immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the Douro Valley as you stroll through the lush vineyards, overlooking the meandering Douro River. As we continue our Douro Valley tour, a delicious lunch will be served at a charming local. Savor the flavors of traditional Portuguese cuisine, paired perfectly with the local wines, and appreciate the warm hospitality of the region. After a delightful lunch, we will continue our tour to a second visit. Here, you will have the chance to further indulge your senses with more wine tastings and expand your knowledge of the region's winemaking traditions. To enhance your experience and showcase the natural beauty of the Douro Valley, we have planned a one-hour boat trip along the Douro River. Relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the vineyards, terraced hillsides, and charming villages that dot the landscape. Cruise along the majestic river, witnessing the stunning scenery that has made the region famous worldwide. Throughout the tour, an expert guide will share fascinating insights into the history, culture, and winemaking traditions of the Douro Valley. As we return to Porto, you will have a newfound appreciation for the exceptional wines crafted in this picturesque region, as well as the natural beauty that surrounds them. Don't miss this incredible opportunity to discover the Douro Valley, a true paradise for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

From Porto: Douro Valley Small Group Food and Wine Tour

From Porto: Douro Valley Small Group Food and Wine Tour

Enjoy this small group tour from Porto to the Douro Valley by van. The Alto Douro Vinhateiro or Alto Douro Wine Region is an area of northeastern Portugal with more than 26,000 hectares classified by UNESCO on December 14, 2001 as a World Heritage Site in the category of cultural landscape, surrounded by mountains that give it particular mesological and climatic characteristics. This region, which is bathed by the River Douro and forms part of the so-called Douro Wine Region, has been producing wine for over 2,000 years, including the world-famous Port wine. Meet your guide at the Meeting Point in Oporto (Hotel pick-up option also available at an extra cost), sit comfortably in the VAN to start the journey to the Douro Valley (about 1h30min). The first pass by will be Régua - the capital of Port wine - where you can enjoy the mountainous hills with the River Douro in the middle. (Depending on the time of day, it may only be a pass by without a stop.) The first visit will be to a big-name estate - Quinta do Seixo - which belongs to Sandeman. Here you'll have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the inside of the winery and learn about the production methods, and you'll have the chance to enjoy the famous port wine. Afterwards, we'll go for lunch at a typical Portuguese restaurant where you can try some Portuguese cuisine (If you have any dietary restrictions, please mention them when booking). Jump back in the van to head for Pinhão. Relax on a 50-minute cruise on a typical Portuguese boat, the Rabelo, where the port wine used to be transported. We'll visit the last local producer, the Olive Oil Museum, where you can enjoy the table wines (red, rosé and white), almonds, honey and olive oil. We'll return to Porto and you'll be dropped off again at the meeting point or at the hotel (depending on the option purchased). Enjoy the natural beauty of the Douro Valley, every season of the year is a beautiful time to visit this region. In spring it's beautiful to see the almond trees in bloom, in autumn the predominant colors of the vineyards are brown and yellow. It's an unforgettable experience!

Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour Tour

Pinhão: Rabelo Boat 1-Hour 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. Use our free app (Magnifico Douro - Passeio de Barco) to have geo-localized commentary about what you are seeing at the moment, the wine farms, the wine, the river, and much more. Do not forget to bring your phones.

Full-Day Douro Wine Tour with Lunch and River Cruise

Full-Day Douro Wine Tour with Lunch and River Cruise

Admire the beauty of the Douro Valley on a full-day tour from Porto. Traveling by air-conditioned vehicle, enjoy views of the picturesque landscapes along the route, learning about the region's rich culture from your local guide. Once there, visit 2 beautiful Douro Valley wine estates. Learn about the production of port wine, walk through the vineyards, and later taste the local wines. Continue to the village of Pinhão, where you’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant with traditional Portuguese food and DOC Douro wine. At the 18th-century railway station in Pinhão, marvel at the Portuguese tiles that depict the beauty of the Douro Valley. Take a 1-hour river cruise on a typical rabelo boat used in the past to transport wine along the river.

From Porto: Savor the Wine of the Douro Valley with Lunch

From Porto: Savor the Wine of the Douro Valley with Lunch

Embark on a journey through one of Portugal's most stunning regions with a tour of the Douro Valley. On this tour you will discover the region's rich history, culture and, of course, its world-renowned wines. Your day begins with a guided visit to a prestigious Douro Valley wine estate, where you will have the opportunity to taste 3 different wines and learn about the region's unique winemaking traditions. Along the vineyards, you will be amazed by the unique beauty of the surrounding landscapes. As soon as your guided visit with wine tasting experience is over, one of the highlights of this premium tour will be a relaxing river cruise along the Douro River. You will be surrounded by breathtaking views that extend along the shores of the river. Then proceed to a superb restaurant for a 3-course culinary Douro lunch paired with exquisite Douro DOC wines. Enjoy the local atmosphere. Overall, this deluxe tour of the Douro Valley is a one-of-a-kind adventure that combines breathtaking scenery, exquisite wines, and delicious cuisine. Regardless of whether you are a wine expert, a nature enthusiast, or simply looking for an memorable day trip, this is a tour not to be missed.

Porto: 3 Douro Valley Vineyards Tour with Lunch

Porto: 3 Douro Valley Vineyards Tour with Lunch

Discover the tastes of the Douro Valley on this driving tour to three stunning wineries on this day trip from Porto. Admire views of the valley and sample a range of local wines. Savor local flavors with a lunch comprised of regional delicacies. Be picked up at the designated meeting point in the morning and travel in an air-conditioned vehicle towards wine region of Sabrosa. Stop for a quick coffee before venturing into the mountains. After arriving at the family-owned vineyard, enjoy a guided tour of the winery's facilities. Savor a hand-picked selection of their fine port and DOC wines. Sit back and relax on a scenic drive to the countryside to the next winery. Sit down to a delicious lunch of local specialties accompanied with wine from the winery. Contemplate the lush rolling landscapes around the vineyard. After lunch, visit their facilities and taste a range of the winery's ports. Continue to a corporate brand vineyard. Walk around their high-quality facilities before tasting their delectable ports while admiring sweeping countryside views. Take a scenic drive National Highway 222 which winds along the river before returning to your accommodation in Porto.

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Miguel was prompt, professional and possessed a wonderful personality. He provided a clear itinerary for the day , shared history of the region and ensured that we had time at each activity so we didn’t miss our train an d boat ride . The D’ouro valley region is a masterpiece of visual colours when seen by van, railway car and private boat. The staff at the traditional , Portuguese accommodated my vegetarian food preference and made our lunch a highlight of the day . The winery tour was a perfect amount of time. A nice small group of six to enjoy this enjoyable day ! Thanks again Miguel and staff !

The views are great. The guide Manuela and driver did a great job and kept us on schedule. The winery had a very good selection on their two wines. The food was ok but the views and grounds made up for it. The port tasting also very good. Enjoyed the Duoro Valley and met my expectations.

Day trip was really fun. The larger group was a nice opportunity to mingle and meet new people. The wine tastings were great and the food was delicious. Just make sure you have a full breakfast before as we were travelling for a few hours before stopping for the first tasting and lunch

The 1 hour boat tour was amazing. The time period was perfect for people with kids. There is a virtual guide in form of the company app. The scenery is magnificent and the ride is very calm. Highly recommended for a short view of the Douro river.

The lunch was not to my liking. However everything else was wonderful Fabulous Manuela our guide and tomas the driver.