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Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Lunch and Optional Cruise.
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Go wine tasting amid the vineyard-clad hills of the Douro Valley, a World Heritage–listed region famous for its port wine production. Feast on regional specialties with a traditional lunch in the scenic village of Pinhão and visit two wine estates for an introduction to award-winning local varietals. Upgrade your full-day tour from Porto with a sightseeing rabelo boat cruise on the Douro River. This small-group tour is limited to eight people for personalized attention from the guide.
  • Full-day Douro Valley tour from Porto with an expert guide
  • Enjoy a lunch of typical Douro cuisine at a renowned local restaurant
  • Visit two traditional wine estates in the heart of the valley for wine-tasting sessions
  • Learn about the history, culture and people of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro region
  • Upgrade to include a Douro River rabelo boat tour with scenic valley views
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience
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Professional guide
Wine and port tastings
Hotel pickup and drop-off
River boat cruise (if option selected)
Lunch
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your centrally located Porto hotel

Departure Time

8:30 AM
Depart from Porto in the morning after pickup from your hotel and get comfortable aboard your minivan for the scenic drive inland.

Then continue on to Pinhão and admire the scenery with free time to explore the lovely village independently. Perhaps stroll to the Pinhão train station to view its blue-and-white tile murals depicting the scenic countryside and swathes of vineyards that make up the Douro landscape.

If you’ve upgraded your full-day tour to include a Douro River cruise, hop aboard a rabelo boat—a traditional cargo boat native to this region—for a leisurely ride. Meander up the Tua River tributary and pass by Quinta da Romaneira before returning back to Pinhão.

Either before or after your cruise (if you've upgraded), pop into one of the wineries on the agenda for the day before lunch. 

After a traditional lunch of typical Douro cuisine accompanied by wine at a renowned restaurant, your guide takes your small group to another family-run estate where you discover local winemaking and enjoy a tasting session of award-winning ports and wines.

Stop by the shop to make any purchases before departing the Douro Valley for the relaxing return drive to Porto, arriving at your hotel in the evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pinhao Railway Station
You will visit Pinhão train station and it's famous tile panels that portrait the landscapes and life in the Douro Valley. Your guide will happily explain to you the meaning and scenes portrait on the panels.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Casal de Loivos Viewpoint
Considered one of the most beautiful view points on the Douro, from here you can admire the river peacefully flowing while downhill you watch the village of Pinhão being embrace by the river that gave life to the village has a meeting point to board on the old times the barrels that carried the Port wine to it's aging place in Gaia.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Douro Valley
The Douro Valley is a magical place where man overcome nature to create an amazing landscape where hills are covered by vines that produce a wine recognized worldwide "the Port". His a wine region like no other in the world, the wine is produced in the hill sloops where the cooperation of men hard work and nature allowed the creation of this "reino maravilhoso" (marvelous kingdow) has the poet Miguel Torga described it.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Douro River
If you wish you can upgrade your tour with an optional 50m boat cruise on the Douro River that will allow you to admire the landscape from a different perspective. Going upstream from the village of Pinhão admire the river banks covered by vines and bordered by wine estates of some of the most know Port wine brands, before starting going back to Pinhão.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for infants
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Cooltours (Oporto)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
How can I let you know where to pick me up?
A:We offer pick ups from most hotels in Porto. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019
Q:
What do we need to wear?
A:Please wear comformatble clothes.
Jul 2019
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Lunch and Optional Cruise.?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Lunch and Optional Cruise..
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Lunch and Optional Cruise.?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Lunch and Optional Cruise..
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Lunch and Optional Cruise.?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Lunch and Optional Cruise..

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Traveler Tips


  • "The road is quite winded so if you get car sick, I recommend taking some anti-nausea medicine potentially." See review
  • "This day trip is a must if you're in the Porto area." See review

Reviews

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Highly recommend!
Grace_W
, Jan 2022
The tour guide was exceptional, Violeta knew exactly what she was doing, her interpersonal skills were fantastic, making us feel comfortable and at ease. Her knowledge about the area was fantastic and she was able to answer all our questions. The tour itself was fantastic, the route was perfectly planned and the stops were all well worth it. The food in the restaurant was delicious and the tastings were brilliant. Would definitely recommend.
star-4
Beautiful nature and good...
harald_r
, Dec 2021
Beautiful nature and good tastings. The Guide knows a lot of Porto and surrounding Aeras. I highly recommend this Guy Pepe because he ads something extra to the tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing Tour
Paige_M
, Dec 2021
Our tour guide nunu made the experience unforgettable. He was knowledgeable and went out of his way to make the journey extra special. The vineyards were beautiful and I cannot wait to come back
star-5
Great Experience!
Susan_C
, Dec 2021
Our guide, Pedro, was fun and informative. The wineries were beautiful and the lunch at a local restaurant was delicious.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Perfect way to discover Douro valley
Evelin_L
, Dec 2021
This trip was beyond my expectations and absolutely worth the cost! Perfect way to enjoy beautiful landscapes of Douro valley, delicious authentic portuguese lunch (with wine) and great wine tastings. Our guide was very friendly and shared a lot about local culture and history. She also gave many recommendations about Porto. Thank you very much, it was a really great day!
star-5
Wine, Warmth and Port
Haridas_N
, Dec 2021
Great knowledgeable guide Violeta, lovely views, good lunch with good wines , warm people everywhere and ofcourse a good introduction to port wine making
star-5
Don't miss this one
Sharon_O
, Dec 2021
Lunch was good, wineries were excellent, our guide Alex was great. We had a lot of fun so thank u very much
star-5
Beautiful, more wine needed
Whitney_C
, Dec 2021
Beautiful valley. Great tour guide. My only negative comment was I wanted more wine. One wine tasting - one port tasting. But overall great, Lunch was great and included.
star-5
Wonderful day in the Douro Valley
GeorgeWayne_E
, Dec 2021
Our day long adventure with our guide Maria was super. The countryside was beautiful, the wineries we visited were small and personal with excellent wines, our lunch was wonderful- all traditional, homemade Portuguese food. Maria knew her stuff, and even sang to us on our drive back to Porto. A perfect day!
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Douro Valley tour
Andrea_G
, Dec 2021
Amazing experience, Violeta is a very skilled and fun guide! We had a super good time. Inspired choice!

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