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Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, Lunch & River Cruise provided by Portugal Excellence Tours

Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, Lunch & River Cruise

Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, Lunch & River Cruise
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Tour snapshot
Skip the stress of planning a trip to the Douro Valley with a guide
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
The UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Douro Valley are a must-visit attraction during your time in Porto. However, if you don’t have a car, they can prove difficult to reach. Experience the best of the Douro Valley on a full-day tour that lets you skip the hassle of arranging transfers and activities.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Feel free to indulge in wine knowing transfers are already arranged
  • Get the best views from the water on a cruise
  • Lunch and wine are included
What to expect
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2021
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Feel free to indulge in wine knowing transfers are already arranged
  • Get the best views from the water on a cruise
  • Lunch and wine are included
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26918P5
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel or apartment pickup and drop-off
  • Visit to 2 wine estates (Guided visits & Tasting included)
  • Wine, Olive Oil & Honey Tasting
  • Lunch of typical Portuguese food
  • 1-Hour boat ride
  • Small Group Tour (máx 8 persons)
  • Selection of Portugese Cheeses
  • Local Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Quinta da Roeda
  • Entry/Admission - Douro River
  • Entry/Admission - Sabrosa
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please refer your hotel or airbnb address where you are staying in Porto. Pickups are available inside of Porto city area. The pick up are made between 8h and 8h30. The costumer will receive the exact pick-up time the day before by: email, text or whatsapp.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Good for avoiding crowds
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Hotel or apartment pickup and drop-off
  • Visit to 2 wine estates (Guided visits & Tasting included)
  • Wine, Olive Oil & Honey Tasting
  • Lunch of typical Portuguese food
  • 1-Hour boat ride
  • Small Group Tour (máx 8 persons)
  • Selection of Portugese Cheeses
  • Local Guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Quinta da Roeda
  • Entry/Admission - Douro River
  • Entry/Admission - Sabrosa
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please refer your hotel or airbnb address where you are staying in Porto. Pickups are available inside of Porto city area. The pick up are made between 8h and 8h30. The costumer will receive the exact pick-up time the day before by: email, text or whatsapp.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Good for avoiding crowds
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Porto
  • 1
    Quinta da Roeda
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Douro River
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Pinhao
    Pinhao Railway Station
  • 3
    Casa dos Barros
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Vilarinho de Sao Romao
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Porto
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
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JillyJef
Wokingham, UK133 contributions
Our wine tour and river cruise was hosted by Pedro yesterday. It was a small group of 7 from various parts of the world but Pedro read his audience quickly and we were all chatting easily by the time we stopped for coffee. The tour itself was very interesting, the port and wine sampling generous, the river boat ride showcasing this beautiful area of Portugal. The and the day passed very quickly and I would highly recommend
Written April 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kw6523
Winchester, UK9 contributions
Apr 2022
Prompt hotel pick up at 0815 in a smart clean Mercedes minibus by an attentive guide although he was quite hard to hear through a mask.

We changed buses to Thiago who proved to be much better, very clear English, informative and approachable. The port tour at Crofts was informative, the tasting very good, all in a beautiful setting. The boat tour was relaxing but crowded with a total of 80 passengers. Lunch was of high quality in another stunning setting of a country house, the sea bass was perfectly cooked. The wine tasting was run by a fun and informative host, personally we didn’t like the wine but it was an enjoyable experience.

We were back in Porto by 6pm after a lovely day out
Written April 30, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jonathan P
1 contribution
Apr 2022
We met our guide at the appointed time and he was charming. He quickly took us up the Douro valley, initially to a photogenic bridge site and then on to the Croft vineyard where we had a short introduction to Port manufacture before tasting three delicious ports. We then went on an hours river cruise up the river before our guide took us to another vineyard, higher up the valley side where we were served a choice of lunch meals with some really good wine. After lunch we were then taken for a further wine, olive oil and honey tasting, before returning swiftly via the motorway to Porto. An excellent and fulsome day out.
Written May 1, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mar 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing time touring 2 local wineries & on the river cruise. Hugo made our experience memorable with his friendly demeanor and through knowledge of the region.

We enjoyed the first winery more than second. The winery had amazing views of the vineyard & Porto pours were enough to enjoy the experience. Though, the first winery could serve one cheese and crackers tray per couple vs the awkward sharing with people you don’t know. The second winery had great service but could improve on their wine tasting pours.

Lunch was served in a local vineyard vs in a restaurant like other tours. We had a full course menu which consisted of red and white wine, soup and salad, the main courses offered were fish & pork. Chocolate cake, Porto and espresso were served for dessert. We opted to have one of each of the offered main course, which were both amazing.

Another way our experience could have been better was with the information given for pick up. We received confirmation for a Hilton Hotel pickup. Come to find out we received an email with a different pick up location, thankfully we saw this email or we would of missed this amazing tour because we typically don’t have cell phone service on our travels outside of the US.

Overall we had an amazing experience and highly recommend this tour. Ask for Hugo as your guide. Aloha from Hawaii!
Written April 1, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lyreh L
6 contributions
Mar 2022
70+ solo traveler here, that spent yesterday with a lovely and interesting group of people (7) learning about and tasting some of the delicious wines of the Douro Valley. What a delightful and memorable day! The vehicle was very comfortable and our guide, Joaquin, proved himself to be quite the ambassador for Douro Valley, its various wines and for Portugal. Highly recommend.
Written March 11, 2022
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Abhinav Sadu
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
The whole trip was very well organized and we'll executed. It was totally a pleasure listening to Hugo about the history of wine making in duoro valley along our way from Porto. He is really knowledgeable but also kept sure we were engaged in the discussion and so was not overwhelming. The hosts of different wineries were very jovial and gave us the best wines we ever had to taste. My wife and me really enjoyed the trip and would recommend the trip with Hugo.
Written January 13, 2022
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Cally B
Surrey, UK1 contribution
Fantastic tour and our tour guide Pedro was brilliant. There were 7 of us, which felt nice and intimate and meant we all got chatting very quickly.
We had a wine tasting followed by a river cruise then with some delicious lunch with some more wine. Finished up at a family run winery with some more tasting, including honey and bread.
Would 100% recommend this excursion if you’re in Porto. It was the highlight of our trip.
Written May 6, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alex Taylor
Washington, UK1 contribution
I can't recommend this trip enough! Hugo was fantastic from start to finish, pick up was punctual and we felt so looked after all day. We loved the Croft Port tasting, there was only the 7 of our group there as we arrived early so we got a very intimate experience. The boat ride was lovely but was very crowded so it was tricky to get a good seat to see the views at the sides. Lunch was delicious and the property it was at was beautiful, but the wine was very poor which was a shame! The final vineyard was beautiful and the host very helpful and informative. I'd definitely recommend this tour!
Written April 24, 2022
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Beergander
Bristol, UK1,105 contributions
Top days touring with the amazing Thiago!!!

Pickup bang on time in lovely Mercedes people carrier.

Thiago ensured all 8 of the group from 4 countries had the same full experience.

Especially liked the boat tour, lunch snd afternoon tasting session (so much a few of us nodded off on the trip home zzzz :)
Written October 27, 2021
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Guilherme F
Thank you for your fantastic review which deserved our greatest attention. We are glad that you enjoyed the company of our experienced guide Tiago and we are waiting for you on your next trip. Cheers!
Written February 25, 2022
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Ronald S
Osprey, FL5 contributions
Our guide and this tour was great!
He was professional, knowledgeable,personable and genuinely concerned about our experience. The tour was very well organized and went very smoothly.
Overall this was one of the best experiences we’ve ever had traveling!!
We hardily recommend this tour and our guide.
Written May 6, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great day
Wonderful day withTiago, friendly, informative and knowledgeable. Relaxed pace and wonderful lunch included. Would
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History and culture tour
This was a trip we wanted to do. My wife is from Brazil and her maiden name is Guimarães. These two towns are so p
Susie_Stevie
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Excellent, I would highly recommend
What a brilliant tour. Only 7 of us in the group so a true small group tour. Tiago, our guide was excellent, friend
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Fantastic family experience
Fantastic private family tour of multiple wineries coupled with a relaxing cruise and lunch. Our guide, Hugo, was
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Great
The tour guides was very knowledgable. They gave us a nice history about Portugal and the places we have been to. W
jnfrty
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Great day tour
We had a great day out with Patricia. She was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and our visit to Braga and Guimaraes w
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Post Cruise Stay in Porto
Our guide, Tiago, shared two beautiful cities with us on our day trip. It was a great way to see the countryside o
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Professionally Handled
This was… an interesting tour, but not for the typical reasons. I was with my guide and an elderly couple that had
iforfun
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Nice day trip from Porto
We were very lucky to have Tiago as our guide, majoring in history and also a former history teacher himself, his i
Linda Y
Linda Y
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Excellent day trip from Porto
When in Porto, do not miss this day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Braga & Guimarães. Our guide Tiago w
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Day you Braga and Guimaraes
Loved our tour of Braga and Guimaraes with Hugo. He was very kind and knowledgeable. The sites were well chosen, ti
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Patricia , our tour guide was very knowledgeable of the history of both cities and the landmarks visited , good pace .
Excellent tour , good transportation and a great tour guide, also being in an small group made feel safer .
Javier P
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Medieval cities tour
We had a tour with Tiago on a 100 degrees day. Still Tiago kept my two young daughters engaged and was able to acco
John R
John R
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Great experience of Northern Portugal
We had an excellent tour with Tiago, who was a wonderful guide. The tour was informative regarding the history of P
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Great interesting day with Patricia!
We had a great day with Patricia! We learned so much about the history of Portugal. She puts in a lot of effort! G
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