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Sommelier Tours Douro conducts guided tours of the Douro Valley with unique and personalized wine experiences. All our services allow our guests to tour the Douro Valley guided by a tourism professional and certified sommelier. We also offer wine tastings and private wine classes.
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Leslie S Z
Winter Haven, FL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Joao was absolutely fabulous! Not only was his knowledge on all things wine extremely impressive, he was generous with so many facts about the history and culture of the area, and Portugal as a whole! Joao also was so kind, fun, thoughtful, flexible, helpful, and more! He went up and beyond to ensure we had an incredible visit to Quinta Do Cume and he took us to many special areas around Duoro Valley! He also was so patient with a borage of our questions on wine and more. He helped us with directions and recommendations for the rest of our trip. We would HIGHLY recommend Sommelier Tours! Thank you Joao for all the special memories and a day we will never forget!
Written April 6, 2023
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Hello, Thank you so much for this outsanding 5star review. It was a pleasure to guide you and I hope you comeback to Portugal and Douro again! Thank you once again, Best regards, João Koehler
Written May 19, 2023
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Marimagee
New York City, NY5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Highly recommend Sommelier Tours with Joao! My husband and I visited the Douro Valley in September and spent the day tasting wine, port, local food and exploring this beautiful region. When I initially reached out to Joao, he was very responsive and asked about some of our preferences so that he could plan the perfect day. We visited multiple wineries and enjoyed a lunch in one of the villages. It was a great way to learn more about the valley and the wine!
Written October 20, 2023
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Hello! Thank you so much for this outstanding 5star review. It is really great to know that you had a great time here. I love what I do and it is really fantastic to take guests to this local restaurants that offer a really authentic gastronomic experience. Thank you once again! Best regards, João Koehler
Written December 1, 2023
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Maximilian
Finland1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Kindness, professionalism and memorable, these are the words that coming first on my mind.

I was pleased to talk with João! I wasn’t on the tour but I had a problem with my personal wine purchase and I was looking for help.

I contacted him and he was there helping me immediately. From the start he was interested and curious to listen my problem.

His knowledge impressed me and reflected his professionalism.

Usually I don't write reviews but here I had to made an exception.

All the recommendations to him!!

I will defintely be visiting his tours when I’m in Portugal.
Written December 2, 2022
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Thank you very much for your review! It is a pleasure to help, especially when you spend time and money buying Portuguese gems :) Hope you can come one day, and keep buying Portuguese wine! Cheers!
Written January 5, 2023
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kstich4
Seattle, WA38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
João was the perfect guide - we’d give our tour the highest rating we could anywhere. He was knowledgeable about the wine, vineyards, area, and history and was able to relay it in great English. The day was perfectly coordinated, moving from an intimate private tasting in one region in to a guided boat tour and a couple larger tours and tastings. Maintaining a conversation throughout the day was a breeze, which isn’t always easy when spending the whole day together. If we end up in the Duoro again, we will definitely book a tour with João!
Written August 8, 2019
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Kevin, it was a pleasure to meet you and show you the best my Region has to offer. Thank you very much for your words and I hope you come back one day! Cheers!
Written August 23, 2019
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Mich4412
Montreal, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We had a terrific day with João. He is very knowledgeable and a very pleasant personality. The Douro Valley is magnificent, we visited 3 wineries of different styles and we definitely needed an experienced driver. This tour was worth every penny. Thank you João for this memorable day!
Written September 29, 2022
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Thank you very much. It was a pleasure to drive you through then world's most incredible wine region! Hope you come back and keep drinking Douro wines ☺️ Obrigado for your review!
Written October 2, 2022
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Cindy M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an amazing day touring the Douro Valley with Joao. He was very knowledgeable, personable, and tailored our visit and tastings to our interests. I don’t hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone and everyone!
Written May 11, 2024
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Stephanie
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My boyfriend and I took booked the tour with João and it did not disappoint! João was an amazing tour guide, super knowledgeable about wine and the region and took us to three fantastic vineyards where they treated you like family! He took us to this amazing local lunch spot to eat suckling pig which is a delicacy in Portugal! I am not the biggest meat fan and this was AMAZING! I highly recommend booking this tour as it was a highlight of our trip! João is super easy to communicate with and his English is amazing! We know have a lifelong friend! Thank you again for making our one year anniversary trip so special!
Written April 14, 2024
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NBlakeslee
Boston, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Our day with Joao was exceptional and I'd highly recommend the tour to anyone visiting the region. He's incredibly knowledgeable about the region, the wines, and the culture. Every place we visited was great and they treat you like family when you're visiting with Joao. Lunch was fantastic and the conversation even better. If you're thinking of a tour, this is the one you should be booking.
Written March 21, 2024
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Thank you very much for this amazing 5star review. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope you keep enjoying our lovely Douro and Portuguese wines! I also hope yoi come back to Portugal one day soon Cheers! João Koehler
Written April 14, 2024
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Jerellin
San Jose, CA28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My husband and I spent a day touring the Douro Valley with Joao. He was easy to communicate with (whatspp) and right on time picking us up in Porto. There was some unanticipated bad weather which could easily have ruined the day, but Joao was a pro - he gave us some alternative options based on our interests (more history, less architecture) and moved the schedule around so that we could be indoors during the worst of the weather but still do the outdoor stuff we felt strongly about later in the day. The wineries we visited were lovely, as was his commentary and conversation, and the highlight was a delicious lunch at a local place where Joao knew everyone and managed the ordering so that we could try a variety of regional dishes. Overall it was one of our favorite days from the trip. It's always so much more interesting visiting a place with someone who is really from there and loves it. Would not hesitate to hire Joao again or recommend to our friends!
Written March 5, 2024
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Dear Jeremy, Thank you very much for such a beautiful 5stars review. I had a great time and it was fantastic do be your guide. I hope you come back one day to Portugal! Muito obrigado! João Koehler
Written March 6, 2024
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Noel B
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our day with Joao was exceptional! He is kind knowledgeable and a complete professional. His knowledge of the Douro Valley comes from the heart . I Truly believe he can only produce a perfect day for all his clients because he loves his valley and craft. Our money and time was well spent today, special thanks Joao your a great person and wine expert! Regards Noel and Salvatore
Written January 22, 2024
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Hello Noel and Salvatore, thank you very very much for this lovely review. I'm very happy to know you had a great time with me. It was very nice to meet you and I had a very fun day. I hope you have drunk all the wines you shipped at this time. 😆 Cheers, João
Written April 14, 2024
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