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Douro Valley Tour small group, 2 Wineries, Mateus Palace, River cruise & Lunch

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    Stop At: Igreja de São Gonçalo, Praça da República (Largo de São Gonçalo), 4600-011 Amarante, Portugal

    From your hotel in Porto, you’re picked up in the morning for the drive to Amarante.

    We will stop at the city of Amarante to visit its old bridge and São Gonçalo Church, a symbol of the local identity built in the XIII century by the city's patron saint São Gonçalo, a benedictine monk. Amarante's sweets and cakes are extremely famous and you will have the opportunity to taste them at a well known cake-shop.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Casa de Mateus, Freguesia de Mateus, Vila Real 5000-291 Portugal

    After Amarante we will proceed to the Mateus Palace in the city of Vila Real. Mateus Palace, set in beautiful gardens on a vast farm, is considered to be one of the finest examples of baroque civil architecture in Portugal. You will learn from a certified guide the story of the palace and at the end enjoy walking and taking pictures in the gardens.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Quinta de Avessada, Rua Direita, Favaios 5070-272 Portugal

    The highlight of the voyage is the lunch in the wine region of Favaios. The lunch includes several tasting starters, a regional stew or roast, and a fruit and dessert buffet.White and red Douro wines are served, as welll as Muscat wine of Favaios and Port wine. After lunch you will visit the estate wine cellars (May to October)

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Douro Valley, Lugar Da Ponte, Pinhao 5085-060 Portugal

    The tour continues driving downhill from the Favaios region to Pinhão, on the right bank of the Douro river. In Pinhão you will take the one-hour Douro river cruise in a typical Rabelo boat to contemplate the world heritage beauty of the Douro Valley vineyards. Navigation upstream toward the Romaneira estate, in a very beautiful stretch of the Douro river where you will see some wine producing farmhouses, terraces until the river and vineyards, forming a unique landscape considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

    We will return to Porto via the road N222 Pinhão - Peso da Régua, that is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. 17 miles, 93 soft bends and breathtaking views of the Douro Valley. Your Douro Valley full-day tour ends with return transport to your Porto hotel.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Largo dos Lóios, 4000 Porto, Portugal

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up from Hotels, GuestHouses and Apartments in Porto City Center.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Visit to São Gonçalo church and the old bridge in Amarante
    • Tasting of conventual sweets in Amarante
    • Regional Lunch in Favaios with tasting of Douro white and red wines, Favaios muscat and Port Wine
    • One-hour Rabelo boat trip in Pinhão along Douro river
    • Guided visit and tasting to a Port Wine estate in Pinhão (May-October)
    • Hot & Cold Drinks
    • Photo & Video
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Luxury Air-Conditioned Van
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Casa de Mateus
    • Entry/Admission - Quinta de Avessada
    • Entry/Admission - The Douro Valley
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Children ages 3 years and under are free, but their seats are subject to availability
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 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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    We were so lucky to find ourselves in the care of Pedro, the mastermind of our trip up the Douro Valley. The day proved to be a wonderful blend of history, culture, winetasting, and enjoyment of local cuisine, combined with a visit to the iconic Casa de Mateus and time spent on
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    If you're on the fence, please book this. The entire day was our favorite thing we did throughout our two week stay in Europe. Pedro knows everything and is super personable and easy to chat with. He takes you to places you would never have been able to go to if you were on
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    Pedro's tour of the Douro Valley was one of the highlights of our trip to Portugal. He's an amazing tour guide: knowledgeable, patient, and lots of fun! The day exceeded my expectations because of Pedro's attention to detail, the historical information he shared and his
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    The day spent with Pedro would rate as the best experience on our Portugal holiday. Such a knowledgeable, passionate man who is truly proud of his country and goes above and beyond in providing a first class experience. From the morning stop in Amarante for coffee and pastries
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    We went on an incredible journey of history, culture, culinary delights, scenic and sensory beauty- and of course sampled the amazing wine and port of the Douro... We would completely recommend this trip if history, wine and culture interest you. You won’t find a better host
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    By: North-On-Wheels
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    Simon C
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    North-on-Wheels: the only way to see the Douro Valley!
    We were so lucky to find ourselves in the care of Pedro, the mastermind of our trip up the Douro Valley. The day
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    Fabulous and outstanding
    This was without a doubt the highlight of our holiday ! Right from pick up at our apartment. Pedro is a wonderful
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    ChrisG1311
    Perth, Australia
    245
    AN AMAZING DAY
    The day spent with Pedro would rate as the best experience on our Portugal holiday. Such a knowledgeable,
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    Mary W
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    Brian H
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    Quality from start to finish.
    My wife and I enjoyed a week in Porto. This included many highlights but by far and away the best of these was
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    Tighnam
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    Quality from start to finish
    Booked this tour after a lot of research and after visiting the North on wheels website. Not the cheapest on offer
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    “We had lunch together”
    Pedro’s tour is fantastic. He is proud to tell you all about his country with great insights into the history and
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    lmorrow882
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    Day well spent
    WOW. Incredible experience. I have unreasonably high expectations. Going into this experience i wasn’t sure what
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    brendon c
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    The Perfect Tour
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    AmyG371
    Los Angeles, California
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    A great day in the Douro Valley with Pedro
    From 8 am til 8 pm Pedro tirelessly took us from Porto up and through the Douro Valley in his well air
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    A wonderful day with Pedro in the Douro Valley
    We had a fantastic day in the Douro Valley with Pedro. He is a true gentleman who is passionate about the area and
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    Beyond 5 star experience
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