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Douro Valley Full-Day Trip & Boat Ride w/ Lunch and Wine

Enjoy the splendor of this World Heritage Valley(Douro valley), regarded by many as the world's most beautiful valley. On this small-group guided tour you can have a more intimate experience and avoid crowds. Tour will start on a cozy 8-seat minivan, then you'll embark on a small boat in the quaint little Pinhão village.
9 hrs
Group size up to 25 persons
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What is included in activity
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
Guided tour
Visit 2 wine estates
Wine tastings
Selection of Portuguese cheeses
Olive oil & honey tasting
1-hour cruise
Lunch (meat, fish, or vegetarian option)
Bottled water
What is not included
Tips (optional)

Before exploring the stunning Douro Valley, take advantage of the convenience of being picked up in a minivan with eight seats from your Porto hotel. Before taking a river cruise down the Douro River, stop by local wineries, sample wines and local delicacies, and learn about the winemaking process.

Visit the Croft Vineyards to begin your tour and hear from your guide about the entire winemaking process. Your visit will come to an end with a tasting of port wine and a carefully selected selection of Portuguese cheeses.

After that, head toward the village of Pinhão, where you'll take a one-hour boat ride. Relax and take in the valley's scenery as you float along the tranquil Douro River. After that, eat lunch at a typical Portuguese eatery. Vegetarian, fish, and meat options are available.

Visit the winery of a small producer of table wine after lunch. During a private guided tour, you'll learn about the differences between premium wines and the methods used to make them. Enjoy a tasting of olive oils produced by the same company to conclude your visit. Along a picturesque road, you'll have panoramic views as you return to Porto.

Important Information:

  • Infant seats are available by request, so please advise during the booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Pickup is available only in from Porto
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What places you will see

Douro Valley

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How long your tour will be
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Reviews by travellers
5.0 out of 5
951 reviews
Igor P.
Four of us took the tour on October 15, 2021 through the Douro Valley. We met two other couples who were in our van on the same tour and we had a tremendous day together. Our guide was Patricia and she was absolutely amazing. Her English is impeccable and she is very informative and entertaining. It was a perfect mix of wineries, the lunch was excellent, the boat cruise was lovely and the views were fantastic. Two of us have spent lots of time both in Portugal and also in the Douro Valley. We (and our guests) thought this was a perfect day to get a flavour of this part of Portugal.
6 days ago
Paulino C.
The company contacted me the day before, picked me up from the hotel. Clear explanation of the day's program, and all happened as expected. Nice group of travellers (7). A good route and excellent speakers at each venue. The guide Guillermo was easy to follow, but knew when to stop talking, and he was interested in the passengers. I had a lovely day, as a solo traveller.
13 days ago
Marinho A.
This was a nice day. I enjoy the small group experience. Our guide knew a lot about the area and was a pleasure to talk with. My only wish was that the boat ride had been a smaller boat with less people and it would have been nice not to have windows. The lunch was great and the tastings were so much fun.
14 days ago
Nataniel B.
Ricardo was an excellent guide/driver. Very friendly and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our small group of 8. Lunch was in a very nice small vineyard and the boat trip at the end of the tour was just amazing .. so relaxing ! The Douro Valley private tour is highly recommended. A must see in Portugal.
18 days ago
Verônica L.
Very nice tour and Patricia the tour guide was professional, very knowledgeable and communicative. We loved that we could sit down, relax and be driven to all the places without thinking and every experience was amazing and authentic. Thank you for a great day.
20 days ago
Joana C.
I would highly recommend booking. Our guide Patricia from Portugal Excellence Tours was awesome and very knowledgeable about Porto and the wine industry but also Portugal as a whole. She went out her way to make us feel comfortable and to alleviate our concerns as we where traveling during Covid.
20 days ago
Cruz B.
Great daytrip to enjoy the Douro scenery -- the tour on the port estate could've been a bit more informative but, our guide for the day was our walking encyclopedia so compensated a lot. The boat trip was nice and the lunch was great. The wines tasting also excellent. The trip in the van is a bit heavy on the stomach but thats the cost of exploration. Great value for money.
about 1 month ago
Felicidade C.
My partner and I we wanted to do something nice eith his parents in Porto. Today we did the tour with Tiago and had a wonderful experience. Tiago was so attentive, friendly and saw to all our needs. We loved the guided informative tours of both the vineyards and the boat trip was so relaxing and a feast for our eyes. We then went on to our lunch stop in Sabrosa which was out of this world the food was tasty and views were spectacular. We would definetely recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in a relaxing day out soaking up the best that the Duoro Valley has to offer, great views, great Porto, great wine and food. Muito obrigada!!! :
about 1 month ago
Diogo C.
A couple of weeks ago I experienced Portugal Excellence Tours’ full-day wine trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It was a small group tour, consisting of eight of us plus our guide, Marcio. Being in a smaller group helps it feel more personalized and enjoyable. The day began around 8:20 when Marcio picked me up at my Porto hotel in a nice, air-conditioned van. Marcio is very knowledgeable on the area, as well wines (except maybe US wines, but of course, we are in Europe) and the wine making process. He was an excellent host and guide. In all, we visited three wineries (two tastings and one for lunch), and we also had a chance to taste olive oil and honey - excellent! It was a very fun day! Just do it!
about 1 month ago
Leonor N.
This winery tour of the Douro Valley was MUCH better than expected. Our guide, Hugo, was very informative, caring, and navigated the tricky roads with ease. The whole experience was planned to provide education and enjoyment for all. We walked into a vineyard and learned about the grape vines and varieties, explored vintage grape stomping and processing rooms, and tasted amazing varieties. Lunch was prepared in the most beautiful and idyllic setting. You will not regret booking this tour. Thank you, Hugo! - Bob & Sandy
about 2 months ago
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