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Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Portuguese Lunch and Optional River Cruise

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Visit Portugal’s prestigious Douro Valley on this full-day wine tour from Porto! Famous for its production of port wine, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed region is indisputably scenic, with swathes of vineyards clinging to the hills around the Douro River. Admire the scenery around the village of Pinhão, enjoy a traditional lunch of regional specialties and visit a winery estate for a tasting session of award-winning local wines. To enjoy more of the countryside on the way to the Douro Valley, upgrade to include a sightseeing rabelo boat tour along the Douro River, departing from Pinhão.

Numbers are limited to eight people on this small-group tour, ensuring a more personalized experience.
Highlights
  • Visit the Douro Valley with a guide to find the best food and wine
  • See the best of a UNESCO-listed wine region
  • Enjoy a mixture of guided and independent experiences 
  • Lunch and two wine-tasting sessions are included 
  • Option to cruise the Douro River
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Porto for the trip to the Douro Valley. Continue to Pinhão, where you'll have time to explore the beautiful village on your own, from the surrounding vineyards to the distinctive blue-and-white tile murals. If you selected the Douro River cruise, this is where you'll board a Rabelo, a traditional cargo boat long used for Douro River transport. The leisurely ride takes you up a Tua River tributary and past Quinta da Romaneira winery, and then loops back to Pinhão. Either before or after your cruise (if you've upgraded), you'll pop into one of the wineries on the agenda for the day before lunch.  For lunch, sit down to a lunch of traditional Douro cuisine paired with local wines at a popular restaurant, and then visit another estate for tastings of award-winning ports and wines. The tour concludes with a return trip to Porto.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Your centrally located Porto hotel
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:30pm
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Wine and port tastings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • River boat cruise (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - The Douro Valley
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entry/Admission - The Douro River
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for infants
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked the duoro valley tour with the boat ride which was well worth it. However, it was very expensive so that is definitely a consideration. I am not a fan of port but the tasting was included so we participated. I would definitely recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Thank you, Celia, for a wonderful tour of the Duoro Valley. Of course, we loved the beautiful scenery and wine tasting. We most appreciated the little things - like how you enthusiastically cracked almonds for us to taste, pointed out olive and cork trees and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Becky-Suzette
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So glad that we chose to do this tour as the weather in Porto was cloudy, however once we drove up into the mountains the sky became blue. Sergio our guide took us to a winery where we got a tour by our hosts there....More

Thank ggrobbo
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an amazing tour with Lola. I cannot emphasize how important the tour guide is to these types of adventures, and Lola is absolutely top notch. She always saw to our needs, she was engaging, funny and interesting, and kept us on time. For...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank GlennM044
Reviewed 4 days ago

This experience should not be missed. The guide from Cooltour, Bruno, made de trip enjoyable and interesting. The port tasting was great and the visit through the facilities was educative. The day combined a boat trip, wine tasting, lunch, and visit a port facility.

Date of experience: September 2019
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pg2
12 September 2019|
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Response from mgpurpleteeth | Reviewed this property |
I just went to the website cooltouroporto and it shows reservable spots in February. Have fun!
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Response from Inspire436452 | Reviewed this property |
It may have to do with the river cruise option.
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Response from TravellingWilbury | Reviewed this property |
Yes, a couple of members in my family had the vegetarian option. Might be best to notify the tour company ahead of time.
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