Douro Vintage Tours
Boat Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Private Tours • Food Tours • Wine Tours & Tastings
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Private tours with local guides including visits to wine estates with wine and olive oil tasting, local gastronomy, viewpoints and boat trips. Avaialable in Porto and Douro Valley region. Luxury and Classic cars. Transfers, private driver. Licensed by Turismo de Portugal: RNAAT 778/2017
Vila Real, Portugal

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JBTribeca
New York City, NY43 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Hands down our best private tour experience with Bruno, his team and third party partners. Recommended to us by our hotel, Six Senses Douro Valley, Douro Vintage Tours put together a great program for us. We also reserved the ‘75 Eldorado convertible, which was fun to be in. Driving around you are basically inviting everyone along to enjoy this giant, classic car winding through narrow streets and steep vineyard roads. Lots of waves and thumbs up as we passed by.

It wasn’t long before we were super comfortable with Bruno. He shared just the right amount of history and facts about Douro. His authenticity shined through as he delivered a very thoughtful and personal experience influenced by his obvious love of the region. For fun we put a 90s rock playlist on the stereo (he had a bunch downloaded on his iPad to choose from) and all sang along to some classics as the afternoon rolled on.

All of the mini tours included in the day were just right. I echo all the other positive comments you hear in the reviews on this site. Everything felt warm, bespoke and tailored, even if he was following a script that has worked before. And if so, with good reason. There were also great little touches along the way that made this a day we won’t forget.

Importantly as an LGBT couple we felt safe and welcome at all times, wherever we went and certainly with Bruno.

We wish Bruno every success, and hope to see him again in the future. Anyone traveling to the Douro Valley should look him up immediately.
Written June 24, 2018
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winocarrie
San Francisco, CA57 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
I work in the wine industry and already had tasting appointments booked, so I really just needed a ride there. However, Bruno is extremely knowledgeable about the region and was very familiar with all of the wineries we were visiting. He was able to share personal anecdotes about all locations, as well as share other information about Portugal and wine country while driving there. He called ahead when we were running late to an appointment, he found us a place to grab a quick lunch when our reservation fell through, and helped get us seated quickly at a location where we had no reservation. Plus, he drove VERY far to pick us up and drop us off. We appreciate everything he did and would highly recommend Douro Vintage to everyone.
Written October 11, 2017
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David Mesquita
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates161 contributions
Jun 2017 • Friends
My father and I did a Douro Vintage Tour and we had a memorable day to finish our wonderful holiday.
The tour was bespoke and tailored to our requirements. We spoke to Bruno and gave him preferences, we wanted to visit small producers and have a nice lunch, etc.
What Bruno suggested was really what we wanted and even though he said we would have an amazing time neither of us was quite prepared for how good it was.

First we visited Quinta do Popa, nice small producer, friendly staff, we tasted 5 different red's which was a lot before mid day. But who cares we were not driving, I will get back to the car later.

Secondly we visited Quinta do Crasto, I highly highly highly recommend you visit this vineyard and have lunch there. The food is so tasty, a lot of the products are locally source but all done in a homely feel, it was just device, both the food and the wine that was pared with it.

Our third stop was Quinta do Tedo, this one is more accessible in terms or road and also you can just show up for tastings without pre booking, e had some nice ports here, small producer but passionate about what they do and using the old methods and equipment compared to the other two places.

All 3 producers give you a tour of their estate and facilities as well as the story of the place. Not much to differentiate them there.

Going back to what made this tour so amazing, apart from the wonderful wine, port and food was the transportation and our guide Bruno. It is really cool to be driven in a classic car. We choose the cadillac eldorado, so comfortable and cool. It really makes a difference to have a guide and drive so that you are able to enjoy your day to the maximum. Don't dink and drive !!

All in all I would recommend this to anyone without a doubt.
Yes it is expensive but it's worth every penny of it, it's a memorable experience for ever, you wont regret it.
Written July 18, 2017
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Lizzie L
Chicago, IL41 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Just finished an amazing day in the Duoro Valley with Bruno— it couldn’t have been better. We only had a day, and he worked with us to customize the experience based on our interests, and to give us an overview of the region. Every part of the day was perfection, from the pick up and comfortable Mercedes van to his expertise, choices of estates, lunch spot and the excursions he planned. Thrilled we found him and would recommend to everyone.
Written July 3, 2018
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Indytravs
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico18 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
Just an unbelievable experience. I am the guy that checks 30 companies, reads all the reviews, and eventually makes a decision. That said, that still does not mean 100% success. With Bruno, we could not have had a better experience. We saw a lot of tour groups going around in huge vans and buses. We, on the other hand, had a beautiful Merceds van for the 6 of us. From there, every time we went to a vineyard, everyone not only knew Bruno, but seemed to love him. We had special tours and tastings at every stop. For lunch, we went to this incredible restaurant in a woman's house. They only had 4 tables, and the food was amazing. Finally, for the boat tour, we had an entire boat for 8 of us, while the other boat at the docks took about 50. If you want to do a tour in the Douro Valley, do not look anywhere else. Bruno seems to really love what he does, and it showed in his demeanor, patience, and knowledge of the area. Thanks again Bruno!
Written June 5, 2018
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BrianSunsetroad
Ottawa, Canada21 contributions
Oct 2017
We had the most amazing day yesterday with Bruno Simões at Douro Vintage Tours while in Porto. Bruno has brought together some of my favourite things in life - wine, vintage cars and sight seeing, and created the most awesome tour experience ever! I picked a 75 Cadillac Eldorado convertible from his fine stable of cars and left the rest to him. It was an all day tour that included a tour of the Douro River Valley with stops at various port wineries, a boat tour, amazing lunch and lots of sampling along the way. Bruno’s attention to detail and his genuine desire to make it a very special day for me and my family was very much appreciated. Bruno will tailor a tour based on what you want to see and do so I highly recommend you start with a conversation with him.
Written October 11, 2017
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Eniron
Bern, Switzerland1 contribution
Sep 2017 • Friends
The Douro Valley was absolutely our Highlight during our holidays in Portugal. We passed an awesome day there with Duoro Vintage Tours. They offer personal tours in small groups, usually full days tours. We prefer this kind of tours than other tours in a large group. The tour could be done simply from Porto. It's also ideal as a supplement to a city trip. It's possible to do the trip in different cars, they've got a great car selection!

Duoro Vintage Tours offer different activities (visite small and large producers including a tour of their estate, cruise on the river Duoro, excellent wine tastings and olive oil tastings). Bruno is a great guide. He organized a fantastic and varied day and he was so knowledgeable. Not only the wine also the foot during the day was in a high quality.

We can really recommend the Duoro Vintage Tours! We passed a unforgettable day...
Written October 1, 2017
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aptdea
New York City, NY9 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
We had the absolute pleasure of cruising the Douro on a private yacht guided by Bruno. Our tour included a trip to a family winery for an amazing home-cooked lunch and wine tasting. The location was impossibly beautiful, but what really set our trip apart was spending time with this amazing family in their home, hearing their stories, drinking their wine, experiencing Douro. Bruno, our guide, was THE BEST...knowledgeable, passionate and friendly. It felt like we were with our long lost Portuguese friend, a friend who just happens to be a wine expert. He took great care of us. Everything provided was top-notch, and we could not have been happier about how it turned out or sadder that our tour had to end.
Written October 5, 2019
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Donna W
Toronto, Canada27 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
The Perfect Overview Tour that we booked with Douro Vintage tours and was guided by Elios was the absolute best wine/ sightseeing tour that we have ever had anywhere in Europe!!!! Our day spent with Elios went above and beyond and exceeded all our expectations. It was the perfect combination of wine tasting, sightseeing, & authentic Portuguese cuisine. It also included olive oil tasting and a rabelo boat ride on the Douro.
I booked this tour approximately 6 months in advance based on TA reviews and can confirm that all reviews are accurate. I had requested Bruno for our guide as most reviews only mention him.... and was mildly disappointed to learn that he would not be. However, we could not have been more pleased with Elios. Do not worry if you book and cannot have Bruno.... this company only uses exceptional guides:)
Elios picked us up promptly at our Quinta in a luxury van and expertly navigated the narrow, twisting roads of the Douro. From the moment he greeted us warmly with his genuine smile and witty humor... we knew he was the perfect guide for us. Throughout the day Elios graciously shared in his genteel manner, many stories and information while also patiently answering our never ending questions.
If I had to pick a highlight from the tour this would be difficult to do because the day just kept getting better and better as it progressed. However, most memorable for our group of 4, fun loving 60 year old Canadians would have been his surprise for us at the top of the scenic lookout, as well as our lunch at the tiny restaurant where we had lunch. All the wine tastings were amazing and carefully chosen. The visit to the olive oil museum with tasting a bonus. The one hour boat ride from Pinhao a fun experience & one we were glad was part of the itinerary.
So there you have it.... book this tour!!! I recommend it highly without hesitation. Douro Vintage Tours think of everything to deliver a magical day in Douro. Thank you for the memorable experience. And big thanks to Elios.....we were so happy to have had the good fortune for you to be our guide !!!!!! Kind regards, Donna Wearing from Toronto
Written October 4, 2019
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Carm
West Hollywood, CA69 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
Bruno was our private guide for the day and he did not disappoint! He picked my girlfriend and I up in a luxurious Mercedes-Benz from Porto and took us on an a gorgeous scenic drive to Douro. With his winemaking history and knowledge there is no other perfect person to take you on the journey while explaining the history of the land and process. We visited 3 different wineries and we had a short, but sweet tour through all followed by tastings. In the middle we had a boat tour up and down the river with a nice bottle of Rosé the winery opened and had ready for us to take and enjoy on the boat. Our lunch was at a 200-year old inn with fresh ingredients, all locally grown, and it was an authentic and delicious meal. Book this trip for a truly private, unique experience catered just for you. Bruno went above and beyond to make us happy. I enjoyed all the wines we tried and was so excited to get some shipped back to US to alleviate any hassles traveling back. Thanks again to Bruno for a perfect day!
Written April 1, 2019
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