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Small Group Douro Wine Valley Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting
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Small Group Douro Wine Valley Tour with Lunch and Wine Tasting

By The Other Side Tourism Company
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Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 8–9 hours
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Live guide: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
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  • Local and friendly guide
  • Lunch in Pinhão village in a local restaurant
  • Visit to 2 Port Wine/Wine Wineries and manufacturing process
  • Trip to the region of Douro Valley;
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's not included
  • Personal expenses


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Hotel and AirBnb's pick-up available
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 22262P2

        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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

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        • The Other Side Tourism Company
          155
          Porto, Portugal
          Joined in May 2013
        • marionpat
          0 contributions
          Fantastic tour and tour guide!
          I visited Porto with a group of friends for my 40th Birthday and we booked the Porto Walking Tour as well as the day trip to the Douro Valley & Vineyards. Both tours were conducted by Diana and were absolutely brilliant. It is such a great way to visit the city and its surroundings. Diana was knowledgeable, friendly, enthusiastic and always happy to take things at our pace. She made our trip to Porto very special. Thank you! I would definitely recommend Diana and “The Other Side” for anyone looking to discover Porto and the Douro Valley.
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          Request Pedro Xavier for your tour!
          When you’re spending 4 to 5 hours in a minivan, the tour guide can make or break a trip. Pedro Xavier and driver Antonio were super guides/driver on our day trip to Braga and Guimaraes. Pedro was genuinely enthusiastic to tell us about our destinations, never slipping into “autopilot.” Patient,y answered questions and even had a super Plan B when the Braga Cathedral seemed unavailable due to a wedding. Braga and Guimaraes are charming and very walkable. Highly recommend this day trip. .
          Written May 30, 2022
        • JeskeEla
          0 contributions
          Great start of our stay in Porto
          We loved the food tour! It was a great combination of nice food, a lot of information about the city and a great guide (Diana) who told us everything about living in Portugal. We would highly recommend this tour.
          Written July 2, 2021
        • 683michaelm
          0 contributions
          Nice Walking Tour
          We enjoyed our tour with Diana, and walked to quite a number of locations, but it would have been a better tour if she had shared more of the history, cultural and social facts and insights of Porto. It was a pleasant morning, and with only one other couple, which was nice, but the additional information would have made the tour excellent. --Not just overviews.
          Written September 26, 2019
        • 584JanM584
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          Douro Valley small group tour with winetasting
          Four middle-aged Aussies had a great day with Rafael, despite him being a last minute fill-in for a sick colleague. He and the driver, the company owner, looked after us well and even managed to have negotiated a special touch at each stop for the birthday boy among us. Rafael speaks excellent English and was happy to answer our questions about political, social and economic issues. Tip - pack some snacks (we had some nuts and fruit) as there’s one winery stop and a boat trip with a bar before lunch. Thoroughly enjoyable and would highly recommend.
          Written June 15, 2019
        • jabogg
          0 contributions
          Nice tour with an informative guide
          Raphael is terrific! He is worth whatever his pay is and more. It was like a family friend was a showing us the sights.
          Written June 12, 2019
        • Winklecr
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          Porto Three Hour Walking Tour with Rafael
          We (my husband and parents) did the 3 hour walking tour of Porto on March 24 with Rafael. It was an excellent tour and we learned a lot about the city and it's history. Rafael spoke clearly and explained things in detail. He showed us some of the main sites and gave us recommendations for other places to visit and restaurants. Our coffee break was nicely timed and gave us an opportunity to talk more personally with Rafael. The tour was well paced and well organized. Rafael asked for our input to create a more personalized tour. We would highly recommend this tour with Rafael.
          Written March 26, 2019
        • Heather M
          0 contributions
          Thoroughly enjoyed our day
          Very well organised good tour guide, Diana, very knowledgable and fun. Gave lots of information was unhurried and answered all questions very well. Lunch was good and the morning wine tasting excellent. Afternoon port tasting a bit soulless but ok. Didn’t like the first stop in the morning seemed a bit odd but the second town nice. Would recommend
          Written March 25, 2019
        • Happiness27137493004
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          An insider's view of Porto
          We met up with Marie-Ann at 3.00pm on a rather overcast afternoon - perfect for a stroll around the city. We found the meeting spot easily and the walking group totalled - TWO!! Marvellous. It meant that we could quiz Marie-Ann on every aspect of the tour and to her credit - she knew her stuff and her use of English was exemplary. The tour takes in many of the more familiar sites but there were one or two unexpected gems - the materials museum was fascinating as was the photographic museum. It really was a worthwhile tour made that bit more interesting because of our guide's obvious love and enthusiasm for her city. Thanks Marie - Ann.
          Written November 6, 2018
        • Londonsunlounger7
          0 contributions
          Nothing special and the cold rain don't help
          The weather was cold and grey and we shared the tour with two French women which meant hanging around in the cold while our young guide did her speech in French as well as English. We didn't visit anywhere unusual and really we could have gone round and read the information ourselves. Our guide was quite sweet and pleasant but unimpressive. The 'custard tart tasting' was one tart in Nata, a chain of cafes. At least it made me walk around when I could have been in a cosy bar...??
          Written November 1, 2018
        • Robbert V
          0 contributions
          Very personal tour with a lovely guide!
          This morning we had a super nice tour with our guide. I forgot her name (sorry!), but she knows who we are. And also she knows a lot of history and learned us a lot. It was just the 4 of us, so it was a very personal. Not formal at all and had enough time for a good laugh! Highly recommend! Ps. We took a selfie and if I somehow could get it that, it would be awesome!
          Written September 20, 2018
        • MitTim2013
          0 contributions
          A knowledgeable introduction to Porto
          With the very accomplished Raphael as our guide this very easy paced tour was informative and included enough of the sites to really help us get a feel for the city and it’s layout. Good value and many local tips from Raphael to add to the “ to do” list.
          Written September 12, 2018
        • cassandchris
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          Excellent walking tour
          Raphael was an excellent guide showing us the side of Porto you can't find on a bus tour. He kept our 9 and 11 year old children interested and had a great knowledge of Porto - you could tell he loves this city. The stop for the most delicious custard tart (and I have tried a few!) was well timed and I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking for a tour that takes in more than just the 'standard'.
          Written July 26, 2018
        • Anne C
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          Great tour of an interesting city
          Fortunately for us we were the only two on this tour. David, our personal guide, had an in-depth understanding of his city and shared many stories about who, when, where, what and why. It was obvious that he loved this city and his relaxed yet professional approach gave a great insight to Porto. We’d recommend this tour but wear flat comfortable footwear as the up and down of the city can create challenges. Thank you David.
          Written July 5, 2018
        • iluvtrvl
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          We had the best guide
          We took both the 3 hour city walking tour and the full day Douro Valley tour. Both of these tours would have only been average if not for our guide, Catia. She is not only knowledgeable but kind, sweet, generous and caring. She answered all of our questions and when she didn't know the answer (a rare occurrence) she made sure to find out and let you know. She made my birthday very special complete with a candle in my cake and a small gift. The company correctly sent an experienced guide with the new person who clearly was unable to conduct the Douro Valley tour on his own. A suggestion to them is to provide cold bottles of water to the guests. We spent time out in the hot sun and had multiple alcoholic beverage tastings. This could easily be a path to dehydration. Most of us ended up purchasing bottles of water at the final stop.
          Written June 16, 2018
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        birgitp44
        Ponte de Lima, Portugal6 contributions
        Jul 2023 • Family
        Highly recomandable tour to see the alto Douro region with breathtaking views and very pleasent stops to visit beautiful old Quintas, their wineyards and gardens.
        The whole region is pictoresque enough to seem nearly unreal.
        A must for winelovers, fotofreaks and lovers of nature and arquitecture.
        Our guide Joao was very amiable and caring and an extremely competent driver.
        This is not to be underestimated on very winding roads on cliffedge high above the river.
        Overall a pure pleasure, even with 34°C.
        Written July 3, 2023
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        mqmann1
        Peterborough, UK1 contribution
        Jun 2018 • Couples
        Just got back home after visit to Porto where my wife and I spent 5 days. On one of the days we fancied going out of the city and this was ideal. The mini bus picked us up from our hotel on time and drove us in comfort with just four other passengers to the Douro.
        The wine and oil tasting was informative and the optional boat trip was good and the cool breeze was most welcome. Lunch was very good and included wine. This was then followed by the tour of the Croft vineyard with more tasting, this time of Port and a tour.
        All in all an excellent day with good tour guides and good company.
        Written June 24, 2018
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        AndrewVH43
        Johannesburg, South Africa39 contributions
        Oct 2019
        This day trip out to the Douro valley was the highlight of of two week trip around Portugal. Diana, our guide and the company are well organised and efficient. Diana was very knowledgeable, unhurried, good-humored and made our trip very enjoyable. After a pleasant boat trip on the Douro river admiring the scenery of the valley and just relaxing, we went to a small little winery close by up on a high hill with great views over the valley. Here we had a tour on how they make olive oil, afterwhich we had some wine tasting, together with almonds, bread and local olive oil. This really got everyone relaxed and in an enjoyable spirit. We were then taken back down the valley to a restaurant for lunch and enjoyed good company with good food and wine. In the afternoon we were taken to a larger wine and port producer and had a tour on how they make Port, followed by some port wine tasting, which was very yummy and enjoyable.
        From here we headed back to Porto, but after all the wine and Port, we slept the whole way home.
        Overall, a great experience with professional company and superb guide.
        Written October 29, 2019
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        NewYorkNative
        New York119 contributions
        May 2018 • Couples
        We were 4 family members who signed up for the full day Duoro Valley tour from Porto. We were picked up by the small van, and unfortunately the back seats (the only ones remaining besides the front next to the guide/driver) were not too comfortable, and our 4th person had to sit up front, away from us. Our guide was pleasant and knowledgable and an excellent driver on those hairpin curves/turns once we arrived in the Valley. The hour boat ride was lovely. Our main criticisms- we did one of the two wine tastings before lunch, but it was already early afternoon. We were hungry and the wine just so so. THEN. MY MAJOR CRITICISM. The advertisement said "lunch at a villa." (I've had lunch at a villa before. In Tuscany. It was divine. We hoped for a repeat performance.) WE WERE DEPOSITED AT A CAFETERIA. IN A LITTLE HOLE IN THE WALL TOWN. WITH METAL CHAIRS AND HORRIBLE FOOD. I am not being dramatic. The food and location and "ambiance" (if you can call it that) were horrible, and certainly NOT AS REPRESENTED. We complained upon returning home. Viator said they checked with the subcontractor and the "food was fresh and as advertised." ABSOLUTELY NOT. I WAS ENTERTAINING FAMILY AND I WAS EMBARRASSED BY THE LUNCH LOCATION AND FOOD. We took tour #12546DuoroValley. DO NOT TAKE THIS TOUR.
        Written June 7, 2018
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        Dear New York Native, My name is João and I am Manager & Founder of "The Other Side Tourism Company" in Porto & Lisbon. We've received your complaint regarding a Tour to the Douro Valley that supposedly you've made with us. Unfortunatelly we do not have any Booking or reference of any Booking made through Viator for a family of 4 people as you describe. We do not have as well in our company any vehicle with 4 seats as you descrive above. We appreciate and honour all our beloved customers comments and feedbacks - mostly because they help us to improve our services - as long as they are made by REAL customers that have purchased our services in any ocasion. Therefore please send us a soon as possible your Booking Confirmation number or a prove that you've made this Tour with our company. Otherwise, please erase this comment as we are sure that this was not a service that was provided by our company. It is important to have your feedback as soon as possible to avoid legal repercussions from our company to you regarding a false comment on our services. Thank you very much, Kind Regards, João Costa Owner & Founder
        Written June 14, 2018
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        Shelli K
        Fremont, CA61 contributions
        May 2018 • Friends
        My friends and I wanted to do a private tour, and this one was perfect. The tour guide picked us up from our hotel, and we headed to the Douro Valley. Our first stop was in Pinhao for the boat tour. It was very relaxing, however, there was no guide to tell us a little bit about the river. We then visited our first winery, which also had a room where they used to make olive oil. Very interesting! Lunch was back in Pinhao, followed by a visit to a port winery. This too was very interesting. Both places had tastings, which were very good and generous with their pours.

        My only complaint here was that they sent us a guide with only 3 weeks experience. While she was very sweet, she was also very inexperienced and couldn't answer the majority of questions. Very frustrating, considering we paid WELL about the small group tour price. My advice is if you book with this company, ask about how much experience your guide will have. I am sure if we had someone with more experience, it would have been a more fulfilling tour.
        Written May 28, 2018
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        Fx_London_20001
        London, UK1 contribution
        Apr 2018 • Friends
        We really enjoyed this day & would recommend The Other Side as a company. We were picked up on time & the trip was exactly as advertised. The scenery was great - even on a rainy day! Our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable & it was a good size of group to travel with. The wine tasting was fun & the food at lunch good. (We also did the walking tour with The Other Side which was good. Saw the main sites & a couple of quirky places too).
        Written May 24, 2018
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        kaylaw
        Winnipeg, Canada1 contribution
        We had a great trip through the douro area. We visited a vineyard, a winery and a port winery. They were all very beautiful places. The Douro is very picturesque. We also stopped in pinhao for optional cruise which we did not do. Lunch was included there and it was one of the best meals we had while on our Portugal vacation. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and accommodating.
        Written May 20, 2018
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