This tour exceeded expectations thanks to our guide --Ricardo. An upside to booking during off-season was that my wife and I were the only 2 on the entire hours long tour. This meant plenty of direct conversations with Ricardo and also the multiple winery hosts. We learned a lot about Douro Valley, wine making, and local culture, ate a delicious 3 course meal, and had so much wine, we couldn't even finish it all. :)
The river cruise was beautiful, even amidst the intermittent showers, which brought us a rainbow.
We would highly recommend booking this tour, and requesting Ricardo if he's available! ❤️