LAB Tours - Douro Valley Wine Experiences

LAB Tours - Douro Valley Wine Experiences

LAB Tours - Douro Valley Wine Experiences
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Sightseeing Tours • Private Tours • Wine Tours & Tastings • Day Trips
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
LAB TOURS is a premier tour and luxury transportation service based on Porto, specialized in wine & cultural tours in the North of Portugal, namely in the UNESCO World Heritage Douro Valley wine region. A passion project started in late 2016, LAB TOURS ambition is modest in its scale, but big in its commitment to excelence. With the Porto Region booming and the Douro Valley wine scene making headlines all around the world, the opportunity was there to jumpstart something truly different and unique, a Tour company whose foundation is not quantity, but the focus on the singularity of an experience. By that, the compromise was to have the best available transportation, the best wine estate partners and the best possible service, in this case, the people who spread the enchantments, the wonderful details and the small treasures of the Douro. That human knowledge is the backbone of our brand and is what makes this endeavour worth it. Every tour is for you!
Porto, Portugal

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2022

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nicola-louise93
Harleston, UK264 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We took the sightseeing tour of the Douro Valley with LAB tours and Catarina - Wow! The views of the Douro Valley were spectacular, the drive was breathtaking and Catarina was friendly and a knowledgeable fantastic guide, we immediately felt comfortable.

The van was comfortable and we were provided with fresh cold water throughout.

Our itinerary was planned perfectly to include delicious food, incredible scenery and a little history as well as Catarinas wealth of knowledge about Port wine and the region.

During the first stop we visited a beautiful view point of the vineyards down some steep hills (for us Brit’s living in a flat city) and Catarina very kindly went and got the van as we were half way up and struggling!

We loved the boat trip down the Douro.

We never felt rushed, and had plenty of time to take photos and everything was at a pace that suited us. We even stopped for some traditional pastries in Lamegos.

I cannot remember the name of the guide in Lamegos, but she was also wonderful.

100% recommend LAB TOURS and Catarina!!
Written June 28, 2022
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Many thanks for the kind words and positive feedback! Glad you enjoyed visiting the beautiful Douro Valley with Catarina and LAB Tours. It was truly our pleasure. Until next time!
Written June 29, 2022
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Csnchz423
Los Angeles, CA49 contributions
May 2022
We had the best day wine tasting in the Douro Valley with Francisco. I booked the Farm to Table Lunch Experience. Francisco was very prompt during the booking process despite being booked through the season. The reservation process was quick and friendly and I really appreciated the confirmed itinerary shared right after booking.

Francisco picked us up promptly at our hotel and we had a pleasant drive into the valley. He was such a pleasure to work with speak to, he knew so much about the area but was also really approachable and friendly.

The wineries we visited were beautiful and it was so nice to be the only guests on site at any given time. We had a personal walk through of each winery by the staff and then a private tasting. It is clear that these relationships have been warmly cultivated by LAB tours and the coordination with each winery was seamless.

Would book this experience a hundred more times and look forward to visiting Porto and the Douro valley again and again.
Written June 28, 2022
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Many thanks for the kind words and positive feedback! Glad you enjoyed visiting the beautiful Douro Valley with Francisco and LAB Tours. It was truly our pleasure. Until next time!
Written June 29, 2022
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Nicole C
1 contribution
Jan 2022
My sister and I did a day trip from Porto to the Douro Valley with Francisco and had an incredible experience. LAB tours was totally worth it- the wineries and lunch restaurant that they selected were all spectacular. It was an amazing way to see the Douro Valley and we'd highly recommend it to anyone looking to go.
Written January 25, 2022
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LAB P
Dear Nicole, thank you so much for the positive feedback! Glad you and your sister enjoyed visiting the beautiful Douro Valley with Francisco. It was truly our pleasure. Until next time!
Written January 26, 2022
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ZMDC
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Jul 2022
We can't imagine a better way to explore the Douro region. In one day we stopped at two wineries for tours and tastings — one led by a winery representative and the other by Catarina — at a fantastic restaurant for lunch, and toured two villages. Each stop highlighted how incredibly knowledgeable and engaging Catarina is about the area and its wine. We skipped the river boat ride, at her suggestion, because it's a bit of a tourist trap. It's pricier than larger group tours, but you get incredible value with a customized experience, personalized service to off-the-beaten-track locations, and deep knowledge about the subject matter. We couldn't recommend this enough.
Written July 28, 2022
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Many thanks for the kind words and positive feedback! Glad you enjoyed visiting the beautiful Douro Valley with Catarina and LAB Tours. It was truly our pleasure. Until next time!
Written July 28, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

IAHSF
San Francisco, CA26 contributions
Oct 2022
Four of us spend a full day in the Douro last week with our fantastic guide, Francisco. Everything about the day was even better than we had hoped for. Great winery visits, great lunch, welcoming hospitality, and some game time itinerary changes that were handled deftly, and to which we were very pleased with.

We've been on similar, private wine tours (from other companies), in other regions/countries, and I truly believe this was the best ever.

Thank you Francisco, and the team at Lab Portugal Tours.
Written October 12, 2022
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Dear Ira, many thanks for the kind words and glowing feedback - so very much appreciated! Glad you enjoyed visiting the beautiful Douro Valley with Francisco and LAB Tours. It was truly our pleasure. Until next time!
Written October 12, 2022
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cbletzacker
Orlando, FL54 contributions
Oct 2021
My wife and I hired Lab Portugal for a private tour of the Douro Valley wineries and it was more than worth the price. They were very professional to book with and personalize the tour for what we were interested in, and Miguel showed up to our hotel in Porto right on time. We were not interested in the "touristy" river cruises, so they were able to add in an extra winery which is just what we were looking for. The car was comfortable and clean, and Miguel did an excellent job explaining things to us on the way, and to be honest, we would have never found many of these wineries on our own. Each one was waiting for us to arrive, and we felt as if we had every winery to ourselves. We also chose the contemporary lunch at a Relax and Relais restaurant at a winery, and it lived up to what we had hoped for. All in all, it was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend. In total, we were picked up at the hotel in Porto about 8:30am I believe and we returned at about 7:15pm.
Written October 27, 2021
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LAB P
Dear Cory, thank you so much for the very thorough and positive feedback! Glad you enjoyed visiting the beautiful Douro Valley with Miguel - He sends his regards. It was truly our pleasure. Until next time!
Written October 28, 2021
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adebbink23
1 contribution
Oct 2021
Miguel was the perfect guide for the exact Douro experience we were looking for on our honeymoon! One of our absolute favorite experiences on our trip. I would highly recommend LAB Portugal Tours and Miguel for a day in the Douro Valley - very professional and seamless in the delivery of the entire day from coordination through wine shipment. Beautiful scenery, and well worth the tour even after harvest and into the fall months. Incredible wines and value!
Written November 7, 2021
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LAB P
Dear Alex, Thank you so much for the kind words and positive feedback! Glad you and your wife had a wonderful time and enjoyed visiting the beautiful Douro Valley with Miguel. It was truly our pleasure. Until next time!
Written November 8, 2021
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Tatiana
3 contributions
Oct 2022
We loved our private tour with LAB Tours! They worked closely with us to plan a day that best fit our interests and everything was very well organized with great communication from them. We did an all-day tour from Porto to the Douro Valley and back, which included a great mix of site seeing, wine and port tasting, and a lovely lunch with gorgeous views over the valley and the Douro river. Francisco was our guide and he gave a lot of interesting detail on the history of the valley, how port is made, etc. and he took us to some little gems of towns to see some beautiful spots. He also gave us great recommendations for the rest of our trip in Portugal. Overall it was an amazing tour and we would definitely do it again!
Written November 2, 2022
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Dear Tatiana, many thanks for the kind words and extremely positive and thorough feedback - very appreciated! Glad you enjoyed visiting the beautiful Douro Valley with Francisco and LAB Tours. It was truly our pleasure. Until next time!
Written November 2, 2022
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Sean S
Hoboken, NJ3 contributions
Jul 2022
My wife and I had an amazing trip with Catarina. I could not imagine trekking out to Douro from Porto any other way. Catarina was top notch from her knowledge of wine to her sense of humor to her skill at maneuvering the mountain roads of Douro. The company was also very flexible and responsive when I made a request for a particular winery. We would highly recommend Lab Portugal Tours for you next trip to the Douro Valley.
Written September 15, 2022
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Many thanks for the kind words and positive feedback! Glad you enjoyed visiting the beautiful Douro Valley with Catarina and LAB Tours. It was truly our pleasure. Until next time!
Written September 15, 2022
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vitali_giraffe
San Francisco10 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
My husband and I booked the Douro Lunch Experience which was an all day private tour to two wineries and a nice long lunch with wine pairing. Our guide Miguel was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and fun to spend the day with. The wineries we visited were high quality, our visits were private (no hordes of tourists milling about!) and we learned so much about Portuguese wine. It’s worth the money to book a private tour and they are very accommodating to special requests. Highly recommended!
Written March 11, 2020
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LABPORTUGALTOURS
Dear Anna, thank you so much for the positive feedback! Glad you enjoyed visiting the beautiful Douro Valley with Miguel - he sends his regards. It was truly our pleasure. Until next time!
Written March 11, 2020
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