Porto

Authentic Douro Wine Tour Including Lunch and River Cruise

Porto, Portugal
Douro Day Tour From Porto
  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Soak up Portuguese culture on this full-day tour of the Douro Valley, departing from Porto. Meet your friendly guide and settle into your air-conditioned vehicle, then relax on the short scenic ride from Porto to the Douro Valley. See the Douro Valley’s main highlights, like stunning port wineries, a 16th-century monastery, and picturesque landscape. Break for lunch at the charming village of Pinhão, in the heart of the valley. After a full day of sightseeing and sampling Portuguese specialties, enjoy a quick ride back to Porto.
  • Take a day trip from Porto to the UNESCO-listed Douro Valley
  • Spend the day sampling wine and savor a delicious lunch
  • Take a relaxing river cruise from Pinhao
  • A small group ensures a personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Stop to visit landmarks that other tours bypass and enjoy not one but two wine tastings.

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Hotel or Airbnb in Porto city center)
  • Transportation and professional tour guide
  • Small group up to 8 people
  • Visit to two wineries - Includes Port Wines and Douro wines (DOC Douro)
  • Traditional lunch (Fish, Vegetarian/Vegan and Gluten free need to be requested in advance)
  • River Cruise of 1h on typical boat (Rabelo)
  • Panoramic photo stops
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

08:00 AM

Pickup details

- Pick-up service is exclusive to the Porto downtown area/city center (Vila Nova de Gaia/Matosinhos/Porto Coastal area are outside pick-up limits). - We also pick-up from private addresses/Airbnbs. - Please contact us with your hotel/address if you can't see it while booking. - for addresses outside pick-up limits/area of difficult access we will always set a meeting point (examples: pedestrian street/narrow street/place with very elevated traffic volume). - Exact time and location is provided the day before - please wait for the end of the day and confirm receipt. - OUR PICK-UPS START AT 8:00 AM - be ready at 8:00 AM in advance to avoid missing the tour. NOTE TO TRAVEL AGENCIES: While we understand that your office may be closed when we send our confirmations due to different timezones if you do not provide the client's direct contact number/email, you are responsible for contacting the client at the time we send the pick-up details (day before the tour takes place, by the end of the day, UNTIL 23:00 PM, PORTUGAL TIME) - Travel Agencies assume responsibility if the client does not show up due to the lack of communication between them.

What To Expect

From the moment your driver/guide collects you from your downtown Porto address, the Douro River forms a backdrop to your day.

After a photo stop at the historic city of Peso da Regua, continue to the first winery of the day, perhaps Quinta do Tedo. Learn how wines, including Port, are made and sample some signatures at a guided tasting.

Stop at the riverside village of Pinhao, once an important center of wine transportation, and soak up the atmosphere on an hour-long river cruise. Savor an authentic Portuguese lunch at a local restaurant: Please advise any special dietary requirements in advance.

After lunch, it’s time for a second winery, perhaps Quinta do Beijo, an intimate winery where the owner often leads both tours and tastings. Return to your Porto address in the early evening.

Douro River (Pass By)

Peso Da Regua

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Quinta do Tedo

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

The Douro Valley

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Quinta do Beijo

1 hour 15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Porto (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Possibility of vegetarian or gluten free meal, please advise at time of booking if required;
  • Pick-up service starts at 8:00 AM (NOT 8:30 AM)
  • We send the exact pick-up time by mail the evening before the tour takes place - please confirm reception of message and be ready in advance for pick-up to avoid delays or missing the tour.
  • Douro Valley's temperature is very high in the summer and cold in the winter. Thus, light clothes in summer and warm clothes in the winter are recommended;
  • Weather Note: All of our activities happen in covered and protected spaces - we guarantee a safe and comfortable tour despite any weather conditions.
  • Not recommended for children - if you are bringing children, please inform us in advance, as car seating is mandatory by Portuguese law.
  • You can also be picked up from a private address other than hotels in Porto downtown area/city center only (Vila Nova de Gaia and Matosinhos cities are outside pick-up limits).
  • If your address is outside pick-up limits or in an area of difficult access (examples: pedestrian street/narrow street/place with very elevated traffic volume) we will set a meeting point a few minutes away so that you can board our van.
  • NOTE TO TRAVEL AGENCIES: While we understand that your office may be closed when we send our confirmations due to different timezones if you do not provide the client's direct contact number/email, you are responsible for contacting the client at the time we send the pick-up details (day before the tour takes place, by the end of the day, UNTIL 23:00 PM, PORTUGAL TIME) - Travel Agencies assume responsibility if the client does not show up due to the lack of communication between them.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Reviews

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My guide Mafalda was...
Vibha_K, Apr 2024
My guide Mafalda was absolutely a gem. So friendly and nice, and informative. Went out of her way to help. I have a physical challenge and walk with a stick, she made me super comfortable
Highly recommend Douro Tour
Noel_B, Apr 2024
Fantastic tour with our knowledgeable & friendly guide Jorge. Small group of 8 so we quickly became friends with the other 4 tourists. Delicious lunch in a quaint town. Jorge’s expertise in maneuvering the Portugal roads put us at ease. Overall a very memorable and wonderful adventure.
Best Druro Valley Wine Tour!
Loren_R, Apr 2024
The history, information shared as we drove up and wineries chosen were all amazing. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun and accommodated the needs of our group!
All of our concerns were unfounded
Carol_G, Apr 2024
We were very hesitant to take this tour (or any Douro tour for that matter) because of three major concerns: (A) One of us out of a group of four has very limited mobility issues, (B) Two people in the tour could not cannot do heat (it was supposed to be near 90°), and (C) two of us on the tour were non-drinkers and weren’t sure about going on a wine tasting tour. Not only were every one of those concerns unfounded, we had an absolutely fabulous day! The person with the mobility issues did not have to walk very far, the day is planned out so that you are in cooler places most of the time, and the two non-drinkers thoroughly enjoyed the winery tours. Francisco was great, and we loved his playlist and how he matched his songs to whatever activity we were doing at that time. You can tell he puts a lot of thought into the tours to make it the most enjoyable. A very fun day and all of us had an excellent time!
5 star tour and tour guides
SchnitzcHotmailcom, Apr 2024
Cheila was a A++ tour guide! She took us to breathtaking areas in the Duoro Valley and two great vineyards. Lunch was fantastic too! This tour is 5 stars.
An amazing day
Theresa_D, Apr 2024
We had an amazing day. Our tour guide was Jorge. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and was happy to answer any questions. The whole experience was great for start to finish. I would thoroughly recommend this beautiful tour.
Fantastic tour!
Penny_H, Apr 2024
Our tour guide (Andrea) was fantastic. Pick up was perfect. Thoroughly enjoyed the 2 wineries (especially Quinta do Tedo) and boat ride. Traditional Portuguese lunch was delicious. A wonderful day and way to see the Douro Valley!
Fun…great…day!!
Iris_G, Apr 2024
Our tour guide was Shayla. Sweet & attentive guide. She picked us up promptly, and explained our plan for the day. We stopped at two different wineries. The 2nd being Wuinta Do Beijo. The owner was very entertaining& informative. At the end she let us enter the wine barrel & take photos. Super patient. We stopped for lunch. It was a feast. They brought sausages, bread with olive oil, olives, beans and bacon farm style, rice, Ribs & cabbage, stew of lamb. Deserts & coffee. We were happy & staffed. With every penny. We stopped for roadside photos, and has a boat ride on the lake. Super full & fun day . Do it!!!
The wine tour
eileen_s, Apr 2024
The guide was wonderful. Very charming and knowledgeable. Lovely woman. Highly recommend. The boat ride was very simple nothing special and we did not get seats. Too many people booked on the boat.
We Recommend This Tour!
Catherine_W, Apr 2024
The sheer beauty of the valley is the most memorable part of this trip. This tour was the perfect way to take it all in. We had a wonderful and knowledgeable guide who picked us up from our Air BnB and handled getting us from place to place while telling us all about them. The lunch was definitely one of the best meals we've had in Portugal! The wineries and boat tour were all terrific, and just being in a place of such natural and historic beauty was the highlight for me. I would definitely recommend this tour to others. My group of four all agreed that this tour is excellent value for the price.
Great wine tour
Elizabeth_A, Apr 2024
This tour was excellent. Great guide in Ivo and the wineries were small and more intimate. Lunch was plentiful.
Beautiful day with great food and wine!
Sarah_M, Apr 2024
I had such a wonderful time on this wine tour. The wine we got to sample at the two wineries we visited was lovely, and the tour guides at the wineries did a great job of explaining the wine-making process. The provided lunch was delicious; we loved trying the authentic Portuguese food. The views as we drive around the Douro region were beautiful. Even the van rides to our various stops was enjoyable! I appreciated that our group was small (around 8 people) so we really got to know each other and had a great time chatting throughout the day. Our guide for the day was Andreia - she was knowledgeable, a great driver, and so much fun! She helped create a light-hearted atmosphere within our group and had us laughing together all day long. This experience was a highlight of our Portugal trip!
One of the best wine tour we have ever taken!
ThuPham_A, Apr 2024
This was one of the best tours we have ever taken. Luis was so professional, punctual, friendly and funny! He made the trip amazing. We lucked up with amazing weather and a friendly group of strangers who became our friends. By the end of the tour, we were all laughing and joking, and we all had a great time! I’m not much of a wine drinker, but this tour was amazing. I highly recommend requesting Luis for your tour guide. You won’t regret taking this tour with him!
Great day out from Porto
Tami_V, Apr 2024
We loved our small group trip to Douro valley. Pedro our guide was amazing. The scenery was gorgeous and it was well organized. Thank you!!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi Tami, Thank you for your fantastic review! We're thrilled you enjoyed your trip to Douro Valley with Pedro. The scenery truly is stunning. It was our pleasure to have you on board! Best regards, Joana Alves Oporto Road Trips
Great Tour
Anastasios_L, Apr 2024
Great tour of Porto's wine valley and fantastic tour guide highly recommended if as a must do of anyone visiting the area.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Anastasia, Thank you for your review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed the tour of Porto's wine valley and found our guide fantastic. Your recommendation means a lot to us. We hope you have more wonderful experiences during your visit to the area! Best regards, Joana Alves Oporto Road Trips
Highlight of the vacation!
James_D, Apr 2024
Our tour guide, Pedro was awesome! He was very helpful and patient with us. He made our trip very fun, educational and relaxing. Thank you for the guitar concert and everything else you did for us Pedro!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear James, Thank you for your kind words about Pedro! We're thrilled to hear that he made your trip fun, educational, and relaxing. The guitar concert sounds like a special touch! Warm regards, Joana Alves Oporto Road Trips
Worth leaving Porto for!
John_G, Apr 2024
Pedro, our guide, was knowledgeable and entertaining. The wineries were unique and memorable and the food was some of the best we had on our trip. Obviously, the landscape was breathtaking as well. Highly recommended!
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Hi John, Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Pedro and that the wineries and food left a lasting impression. It's great to know you found the landscape breathtaking too. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to welcome you back for more memorable adventures. Best regards, Joana Alves Oporto Road Trips
A memorable trip
patricia_b, Apr 2024
Our guide, Francisco, was awesome. He made the whole experience exceptional. He was prompt, personable, knowledgeable, and a safe driver. His narration about the area and the wine industry paired with his playlists were impeccably curated. Thank you for a fun memory.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Patricia, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled that Francisco made your experience exceptional with his prompt, personable, and knowledgeable guidance. It's great to hear that you enjoyed his narration and music along the way. We appreciate your kind words and are delighted that you have a fun memory to cherish. Warm regards, Joana Alves Oporto Road Trips
great day trip from porto
Juancarlos_Q, Apr 2024
Ir was a great experience beautiful views, great food , pedro is an excellent guide. the van was in good condition.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Juan Carlos, Thank you for reviewing and recommending our tour! It's very rewarding to see our clients happy after traveling with us. Don't forget to share your memories from this day! Kind regards, Joana Alves Oporto Road Trips
It was a beautiful day!
Cameron_J, Apr 2024
Wonderful tour guide who showed us everything and told us all about it. The Valley was a wonderful experience.
Response from Host, Apr 2024
Dear Cameron, Thank you for reviewing us and for choosing Oporto Road Trips to visit one of the most beautiful regions of our country! If you ever think of revising Portugal, don't forget about us. Kind regards, Joana Alves Oporto Road Trips
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