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

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Go wine tasting amid the vineyard-clad hills of the Douro Valley, a World Heritage–listed region famous for its port wine production. Feast on regional specialties with a traditional lunch in the scenic village of Pinhão and visit two wine estates for an introduction to award-winning local varietals. Upgrade your full-day tour from Porto with a sightseeing rabelo boat cruise on the Douro River. This small-group tour is limited to eight people for personalized attention from the guide.
  • Full-day Douro Valley tour from Porto with an expert guide
  • Enjoy a lunch of typical Douro cuisine at a renowned local restaurant
  • Visit two traditional wine estates in the heart of the valley for wine-tasting sessions
  • Learn about the history, culture and people of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro region
  • Upgrade to include a Douro River rabelo boat tour with scenic valley views
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a more personalized experience
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Professional guide
Wine and port tastings
Hotel pickup and drop-off
River boat cruise (if option selected)
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Lunch

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your centrally located Porto hotel

Departure Time

8:30 AM
Depart from Porto in the morning after pickup from your hotel and get comfortable aboard your minivan for the scenic drive inland.

Then continue on to Pinhão and admire the scenery with free time to explore the lovely village independently. Perhaps stroll to the Pinhão train station to view its blue-and-white tile murals depicting the scenic countryside and swathes of vineyards that make up the Douro landscape.

If you’ve upgraded your full-day tour to include a Douro River cruise, hop aboard a rabelo boat—a traditional cargo boat native to this region—for a leisurely ride. Meander up the Tua River tributary and pass by Quinta da Romaneira before returning back to Pinhão.

Either before or after your cruise (if you've upgraded), pop into one of the wineries on the agenda for the day before lunch. 

After a traditional lunch of typical Douro cuisine accompanied by wine at a renowned restaurant, your guide takes your small group to another family-run estate where you discover local winemaking and enjoy a tasting session of award-winning ports and wines.

Stop by the shop to make any purchases before departing the Douro Valley for the relaxing return drive to Porto, arriving at your hotel in the evening.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pinhao Railway Station
You will visit Pinhão train station and it's famous tile panels that portrait the landscapes and life in the Douro Valley. Your guide will happily explain to you the meaning and scenes portrait on the panels.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Casal de Loivos Viewpoint
Considered one of the most beautiful view points on the Douro, from here you can admire the river peacefully flowing while downhill you watch the village of Pinhão being embrace by the river that gave life to the village has a meeting point to board on the old times the barrels that carried the Port wine to it's aging place in Gaia.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Douro Valley
The Douro Valley is a magical place where man overcome nature to create an amazing landscape where hills are covered by vines that produce a wine recognized worldwide "the Port". His a wine region like no other in the world, the wine is produced in the hill sloops where the cooperation of men hard work and nature allowed the creation of this "reino maravilhoso" (marvelous kingdow) has the poet Miguel Torga described it.
Duration: 5 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Douro River
If you wish you can upgrade your tour with an optional 50m boat cruise on the Douro River that will allow you to admire the landscape from a different perspective. Going upstream from the village of Pinhão admire the river banks covered by vines and bordered by wine estates of some of the most know Port wine brands, before starting going back to Pinhão.
Duration: 50 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for infants
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Cooltours (Oporto)

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, and Optional Lunch and Cruise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, and Optional Lunch and Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, and Optional Lunch and Cruise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, and Optional Lunch and Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, and Optional Lunch and Cruise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, and Optional Lunch and Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, and Optional Lunch and Cruise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, and Optional Lunch and Cruise.
Q:
How can I let you know where to pick me up?
A:
We offer pick ups from most hotels in Porto. Let us know where you are staying in the 'Special Requirements' box in the Traveler Details section during checkout. Or you can let us know after booking by visiting 'Manage my Booking' and emailing us there.
Jul 2019
Q:
What do we need to wear?
A:
Please wear comformatble clothes.
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Lovely relaxing Day
Maria_d
, Oct 2020
Lovely lovely day with Isa. The weather was beautiful and the group was a small intimate group of 3 with similiar interests. The day was well planned, and at no point did we feel rushed . The wine and port tasting with tasty lunch sealed the deal. Isa kept us interested with her wealth of knowledge, insider tips, and likeable personality. All in all a great day was had by all. Isa is a one of a kind tour guide and this tour is a MUST DO when exploring Porto
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Douro River private tour
DanielaKnecht
, Oct 2020
It was purely fantastic. Our guide was so knowledgeable and friendly and funny. The day flew by and left us at awe and full of appreciation. Thank you.
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Amazing tour for wine and nature lovers
Martina_L
, Sep 2020
Definitely great tour if you are wine lover.You get all insights from family business(very nice host).Our tour guide Pedro was also very insightful and fun person to spend day with.5 stars
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Douro Valley is so beautiful
Maja_S
, Sep 2020
We had a wonderful trip to the Douro Vally. Lovely scenery, great wine and the best guide. Seeing how the Port wine is made, and how the grapes are harvested, perfect trip.
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Great small group tour with excellent guide - covers everything you need in the area
Sarah_W
, Sep 2020
Daniela our guide was excellent, so helpful and attentive. Really chatty and gave lots of info along the way. We had 6 of us on the tour (plenty of space in the van for covid purposes and very clean). Great olive oil tour and then oil and wine tasting in the morning, then the boat trip which was beautiful. (We were a bit late for the boat but they held it for us which was great, but meant we were sat indoors - would try to get there early for an outside seat.) Went back via the train station, to lunch (additional cost but Daniela booked us into a traditional local restaurant for €10) and then to the port tour and tasting. Was great to see them processing the grapes. Excellent small group tour with great guide. Highly recommend.
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Amazing wine and an even better tourguide
Yannik
, Sep 2020
We had a great tour guide, great wines and the area is just amazing! We can highly recommend doing this tour if you stay in Porto!
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Unforgettable day in the Douro Valley
Mathe
, Sep 2020
Isa our guide is an excellent guide. and an excellent driver. Very professional. She paid a special attention to our security and wellness. All her explanations on the tour were very clear and complete. We recommend this tour.
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Fantastic
Andrew
, Sep 2020
We had and enthusiastic and skilled driver who took us up the Douro and showed us around. The locals of the valley knew her and were very welcoming of us. The views were fantastic, wine was good and the boat tour topped it all off.
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Great day!
Flo_C
, Sep 2020
F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C day, great guide, Isa could not do enough to make sure we had a great experience. We would do the tour again!
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Amazing day
Lance
, Aug 2020
Maria was an exceptionally knowledgeable and hospitable house. She went out of her way to ensure that we had a truly fantastic day and learned more about the history and culture. She also topped off a fabulous day by giving us some additional tips and recommendations for Porto. Highly recommend this tour.
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