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Douro Valley Wine Tour with Lunch, Tastings and River Cruise

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Explore the wine culture, through the Douro Valley during a day excursion. This amazing tour, gives you the opportunity to visit two of the best wine estates in the region and feel the essence of being in the heart of this precious wine region.

You will have the opportunity to learn the history of the wine estates and see all the wine cultivation and production process, being at the source of the Porto Wine.  The "birthplace" of this unique nectar!

During the tour enjoy 6 wine tastings while admiring the astonishing landscapes and serenity of the Douro Valley, recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, since 2001.
Highlights
  • Visit the Douro Valley with an experienced wine guide
  • Meet winemakers for a more in-depth introduction to local wine
  • Cruise through the Douro Valley from Pinhão for great views
  • Eat a lunch of traditional Portuguese foods
  • Leave the driving to someone else as you sample UNESCO-listed wines
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your centrally located hotel in Porto or Gaia, and then set out through the scenic Douro Valley in a comfortable minibus, watching a landscape of rolling vines unfold. The day’s itinerary includes two wineries, where you’ll learn about the history of wine making in the area, guided by local winemakers. One of the stops is Quinta do Bomfim, a wine estate in an area that’s famous for Port. Follow their wine cultivation and production process from field to bottle, and sample some of the historic facility's quality wines. At mid-day, pause for a hearty lunch of Portuguese foods. Trade the minibus for a river cruise in Pinhão, a relaxing way to see even more of the valley landscape, with unobstructed views from the boat. This tour concludes with drop-off at your original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Living Tours, R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352/354, 4050-418 Porto, Portugal

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels in Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia city centre when included. The exact pick up time is advised prior the date of th tour.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • The views of the Douro Valley (Unesco World Heritage)
  • Wine: Two wine estates visit: including two of the best wine estates and branded wines produced in the Douro. Guided visit and wine tasting included (6 wine tastings)
  • Lunch: home made food / local restaurant
  • Cruise at Pinhao: the heart of the Wine production where many of the best wine grow
  • Provesende: visit one of the best hidden secrets of the Douro Valley
  • See the Unesco World Heritage area in the viewpoint (in Pinhao)
  • Pinhão railway station and the tiles (24 panels in a total of 3047 tiles where the story and the culture of the people in this region is explained and portrayed
  • Guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel Pick up and drop off (for the tour option "Hotel pick up and drop off" only)
  • Entry/Admission - Quinta de Avessada
  • Entry/Admission - Quinta da Roeda
  • Entry/Admission - The Douro River
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pick up and drop off in not included to the Tour only option
  • Entry/Admission - The Douro Valley
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • The cruise is under the responsibility of the cruise operator (subject to weather and navigation conditions)
  • Usually our tours run in one language but there are cases of one extras language or more.
  • Tours run in small groups between 8 and 30 people
  • Duration: the hours of duration are approximate hours, The Tour is subject to local traffic, visit schedules, etc
  • Pick up: Free of charge in central Oporto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels. For private and other types of accommodation the meeting point is at LIVING TOURS PORTO (Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352/354 Porto) - next to São Bento train station, Porto
  • Reservation is mandatory and requires an email request/confirmation. Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours before the date of the service. Cancellations within 48 hours or less will be fully charged.
  • All tours depart from Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia
  • The services included in the tours/wine estate visits, restaurants, etc) are subject to 3rd party availability and may change without prior notice.
  • Pick up and drop off is not included for the option Tour only.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 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 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful drive along the Douro River with a brief stop at picturesque Amarante and on to our first tasting and lunch - both of which were exquisite! Susanna, our driver, drove well and provided a lively commentary on the land and history throughout. The boat...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed the trip! There were some delays in getting out of Porto due to a road traffic accident which was of course beyond anyone's control and I felt that the guides did their best to not let this affect the day which was appreciated....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank dr_nikki_biggs
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend booking this tour as part of your stay in Porto. Along the hour or so drive out of the city, we passed through beautiful picturesque towns with cobblestone streets, flowers, and sweet homes. There were a couple stops along the way, which...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Anura D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing day. Our guide Marina and driver Luis were fabulous. Marina was so knowledgeable and spoke fluent English, French and Portuguese. She engaged everyone on our bus and ensured that everyone was included. We loved the entire day, from visiting the old...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was to the gorgeous Douro Valley, but in truth, I didn't feel as if we saw much of it. First stop a coffee and toilet break about half an hour out of Porto. Just get on with it. No need to waste 20...More

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LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good afternoon from Living Tours, Thank you very much for the time sharing your feedback about our Douro Valley Wine Tours We will take your opinion into account. Warmest regards Living Tours Team

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No, a hotel nearby or their office
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I think they have several different-sized vehicles based on numbers, so might depend. I’d just call them to ask - they were very helpful and responsive.
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