Douro Valley Tour: Wine Cultivation and Tasting with River Cruise
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4,132 Ratings
Porto
Embark on a captivating Douro Valley tour, exploring wine cultivation and tasting while enjoying a scenic river cruise. Discover the birthplace of Porto Wine and indulge in 6 wine tastings amidst UNESCO World Heritage landscapes.
Duration: 10 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Porto - Your expert guide will collect you from your hotel/accommodation or meeting point and will drive you to the renown Douro region.
    On your way to the Douro, the guide will give you insights regarding the Portuguese history, development and cultural facts of portuguese heritage.
    Half Way through the drive to the Douro Region we will do a short stop for a coffee break.

  • The Douro Valley - Welcome to the Douro Region, famous for it’s valley, Unesco World Heritage site, the oldest demarked wine region with
    unique landscapes of vineyards and the magical Douro river giving you the perfect background for a day of amazing wine tastings.

  • Sabrosa - Arriving in Sabrosa we will do our first visit of the day.
    We will discover the first of two wineries where you learn about the wine production and history of Douro Region, and its wines.
    You will have the oportunity to taste different wines before the lunch.
    A complete lunch will be served by the end of the visit: a full traditional portuguese meal with entrance, main dish, dessert, pairing with Douro red or white wine.

  • São Cristóvão do Douro - After lunch we will drive through the windy Douro roads on the way to Pinhão and we will do a quick photo stop at one of the most impressive viewpoints of the region. Enjoy the views and share with your friends and collegues on social media!

  • Pinhao - It’s now time to sail! Enjoy a 50 minutes scenic cruise on the Douro river departing from Pinhão on board of a traditional Rebelo boat.

  • N222 - National Road 222: drive through the most beautiful road in the world
    Did you know that one of the most beautiful roads in the world is Portuguese? We talk about the Estrada Nacional 222, which takes you to discover the incredible Douro wine region.
    On our tour will pass on this amazing road and point out the most scenic views.

  • Folgosa - Our wine tour is not over yet! There is time to visit one more renown Winery. The winery expert guide will walk you through the estate ,explaining the process from the vinyard to the bottle ending with a magnificent tasting of three different types of wines.

What's Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service
  • Catered lunch with vegetarian and gluten-free options
  • Guided tour of 2 wine estates with tastings
  • Insightful commentary from a professional guide
  • Scenic 50-minute Rebelo boat cruise
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
Additional Information

Immerse yourself in viticulture with a comprehensive day-long journey through the Douro Valley. This outstanding tour allows you to explore two of the region’s top wineries, absorbing the ambiance of this key wine region. Enjoy the chance to gather insights about the history of the vineyards and witness the end-to-end wine production process, all in the founding site of Porto Wine. Experience the ‘birthplace’ of this singular nectar! As you traverse the tour, savor six wine tastings against the backdrop of amazing landscapes and tranquil vistas of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. A total-package deal is inclusive of guided tours to 2 unique wineries with tastings, a full traditional meal paired with Douro wines, and a scenic 50-minute cruise along the Douro River.

  • Tours run in small groups up to 27 people
  • Usually our tours run in one language but there are cases of one extras language or more.
  • Duration: the hours of duration are approximate 10 hours. Please kindly be aware that the overall duration of the activity could be influenced by traffic conditions. We highly advise against scheduling any additional activities or making other plans within the hour following the anticipated completion time.
  • The cruise is under the responsibility of the cruise operator (subject to weather and navigation conditions)
  • All tours depart and return to Porto
  • The services included in the tours (wine estate visits, restaurants, etc) are subject to 3rd party availability and other groups/participants may be with the group during the experience. Schedules may change without prior notice.
  • Vegetarian and Gluten-free meal options are available if requested before the day of the booking. Make sure you inform us before the tour starts.
Location
Living Tours
Rua de Mouzinho da Silveira
The meeting point is from Living Tours/Tourist Service located next to São Bento train station, at Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352 Porto. The drop off is at the same place
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Gumby
Apr 1, 2024
How Lucky Are We? - Firstly, I must give credit to the young lady in the kiosk by the Porto City Hall for her thoroughness in describing this excursion to us. Her detail convinced us to book, and what's more, she created space for the two of us on the next day tour, (April 1) in the late afternoon on March 31. Next, we talk about Rita. If she is not the best tour guide, you tell me who is. She is genuine, knowledgable, and demonstrated great care in making our experience the best possible. And, finally, about our A+ driver, Paolo Ramos; a true gentleman who made a perfect pairing with Rita. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Living Tours and will highly recommend to anyone considering taking a tour of the Douro Valley and wineries.
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Z1110xtmariaa
Apr 1, 2024
amazing guide with maria - Maria and joao were our guides and they made an amazing job during the tour. joao was on time every time to pick us up from each place and maria just made everything so easy going and fun. she explained everything in a way were for the little ones wouldnt be so boring such amount of historic information.
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773toms
Apr 1, 2024
Good experience for a general learning experience - The guide, Ricardo, and driver, Thiago. Are excellent. The learning experience is moderately beneficial. It was disappointing that the first wine expert at Kopke (sp?) was poor at engaging us and providing a genuine learning experience. He went through the motions and seemed quite indifferent especially when asked questions. I cannot recommend him. If I was his boss he would no longer have a job as the expert. The second expert, a young woman, was engaging and educational. In general the wines are not exceptional but the ports are worth the experience. The food was not special at all. Have low expectations. The river ride is a bit silly and seems like a token benefit of the trip. Overall the value was the education provided by Ricardo who genuinely wanted us to benefit from the experience. He knows the history and the region. The other positive are the views of the amazing wine area. Personally I would have loved more time learning about the people, their history, the wines, etc. I don’t consider the wine tasting a very positive experience with the exception of the opportunity to learn about the port wines and the tasting of an aged tawny port.
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Katelync683
Apr 1, 2024
Wonderful experience! - Maia and Bruno took great care of our group and we’re very entertaining. I would highly recommend this day trip it exceeded our expectations by a lot.
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Anu
Apr 1, 2024
Excellent tour - great way to experience Duoro with limited time - teenagers enjoyed too! - Tiago was an excellent driver. Thoughtfully and carefully navigated the roads with changing weather. Ricardo is an excellent guide keeping the tour engaging and fun while learning along the way. Highly recommend!
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U7280xokates
Apr 1, 2024
I love Rita! - Rita and Pramos absolutely rock. We loved this tour !! The experience was so informational and tons of fun! Highly recommend
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U6878zqarunm
Apr 1, 2024
Amazing. - My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time..... tasty food, incredible wine and even better vibe. 10/10 would recommend.
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John_n
Apr 1, 2024
Special Tour of Duoro Wine Valley with Ana! - We had a very special day touring the Duoro wine valley with our very experienced guide Ana. She really customized the tour to our desires as we were very keen to learn all about the history of the region, the different types of wine (including port wine), and the different wine regions in Portugal (of which we visited two). We also had a great lunch in a very local family style setting with house made wine of great quality.
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Gjohnson405
Apr 1, 2024
Really worth the monies 👌 - Fantastic full days visit, amazing venues, lots of food and drink. A lot to learn in the day as well. Ask for Luis Matos as your guide. He is knowledgeable and a great sociable guy
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Gaylene_h
Apr 1, 2024
Wonderful day with spectacular views and port! - Easy to find the ticket location, comfortable transportation, kind and friendly guide and driver, beautiful locations and scenery, lots of great information, delicious food and wine!!
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