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Douro Valley: Full-Day Private Wine Tour with Lunch

Douro Valley: Full-Day Private Wine Tour with Lunch

From US$ 220.65 per person

Visit the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a day trip from Porto, and enjoy guided tours and tastings at 2 wine estates. Stop for lunch at a traditional local restaurant and marvel at the views of this unique landscape throughout the day.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, Spanish, English, French
Pickup included
Pickup at all hotels between Porto and central Gaia city.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the unique scenery of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Tour two of the most importants vineyards in the Douro Valley known for their amazing port
  • Stop to enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant
Full description
Dive into the natural and human made beauty of the Douro Valley in our private full day tour experience designed especially for you. Situated 100km away from Porto city you will be comfortably driven, while learning about the Douro region enormous importance for the wine culture, particularly for Port wines. For over than 2000 years, Port wine has been produced in the Douro Valley by traditional landholders that hold the Portuguese identity. Our first stop is Amarante a small city but one of the most ancient settlements in northern Portugal, that blends ancient, Roman, medieval, and Renaissance influence into a delightful place. Take the opportunity to know more from this charming village in a short walking guided tour through the historic centre where you may visit the convent and church. You may as well take some time to observe its beautiful bridge over the Tamega River and taste the renowned conventual pastry. Proceed to one of the most surprising spots of this tour, the São Leonardo Galafura viewpoint. From the top, you will have the privileged view over the Douro River, its terraces vineyards and dramatic landscapes that form the UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world`s oldest demarcated wine region. Continue to visit the winery of Quinta de S. Luiz (or similar), considered one of the most emblematic of the region. The visit contemplates the tasting of 3 wines of the region. It is the place where a special set of vineyards are nurtured, where the winemaking process occurs, and Kopke wines are crafted. After this delightful experience, it's the perfect time for a 3-course lunch at the winery restaurant, at Quinta Val Moreira where you will relish the best traditional Douro flavours, accompanied by Val Moreira wines. Our tour continues to Pinhão, one of the most beautiful and charming villages of this region. Relax in a 45-minute panoramic cruise along the Douro River. By contemplating the imposing natural views and the terrace vineyards, you will understand why Douro Valley is the perfect place to relax, indulge on good food and fortified wines and feel the pleasure of living. (Please note that the cruise will not be on a private basis) For a wonderful end to your day, we invite you to visit Quinta do Beijo (or similar) where you will participate in a guide tour and enjoy a pure and traditionally Douro experience in the heart of a family vineyard propriety with a large tasting of 5 local wines paired with tapas. Back to Porto comfortably, observing the beautiful landscapes between the Douro and the city of Porto.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at your hotel in Porto or the Vila Nova de Gaia center
  • Private Van or mini-bus transportation
  • Private Expert Guide
  • 1 bottle of water per person
  • Quinta do Bomfim guided visit and wine tasting
  • Lunch
  • Quinta do Portal guided visit and wine tasting
  • 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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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • 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 group size will be from 1 to 8
  • The tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
  • Pick-up is included from central Porto
  • Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours before the date of the service
  • Children from 4 to 12 years pay half price
  • Children aged 0 to 3 are free of charge
  • 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
  • This tour is not available on 25 December and 1 January
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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Review summary

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The trip was relaxing and informative.

Francisco was a wonderful driver, translator and guide, as were the other guides at the places we stopped at. Relaxing and informative trip for anyone who wants to learn more about the wines and ports of Portugal.

June 20, 2017

Product ID: 50840