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Douro Valley Tour: 10-hour Douro Valley Tour with Wine Tasting & Cruise Included

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About this experience

✔ Health & safety measures apply
✔ Best-in-class experience
✔ No booking fees

DURATION: 10 hours
MEETING POINT: At your hotel if option selected or directly at Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352 - in front of the São Bento train station
STARTING TIME: 8.10 am
LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese, French and Spanish
OPENING SEASONS: Year-round
WHO CAN COME: Douro Valley tour is suitable for everyone. Children should be accompanied by an adult

Overview

Join a Douro Valley tour to explore this famous countryside and learn all about its heritage, culture, and traditions. Visit a wine estate, have a Rabelo boat trip, and delight yourself with a regional lunch!

◾ Discover the town of Amarante with its enormous cultural, historical and religious legacy
◾ Get to know the N222 national road considered the most beautiful road in the world
◾ Relax with a 45-minute scenic cruise on the Douro River, in Pinhão
◾ Enjoy a homemade lunch at a panoramic restaurant with a vegetarian option

About this experience

✔ Health & safety measures apply
✔ Best-in-class experience
✔ No booking fees

DURATION: 10 hours
MEETING POINT: At your hotel if option selected or directly at Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352 - in front of the São Bento train station
STARTING TIME: 8.10 am
LANGUAGES: English, Portuguese, French and Spanish
OPENING SEASONS: Year-round
WHO CAN COME: Douro Valley tour is suitable for everyone. Children should be accompanied by an adult

Description - What to expect

Start your Douro Valley tour with a convenient pick-up (if the option is selected) and travel comfortably toward this UNESCO World Heritage Site where the green and the gold blend perfectly with the river course. Douro Region has enormous importance for the wine culture of its outstanding wines, including Port Wines. For more than 2.000 years, Port Wine has been produced in the Douro by traditional landholders.

Your first stop is in Amarante. This city became very important after Saint Gonçalo's arrival (1187-1259) - one of the most renowned saints in Christian history. He settled himself here after his pilgrimage through Rome and Jerusalem, making this city an important religious stop in Portugal. You may visit the convent and church, but also observe its beautiful bridge over the Tamega River or explore its beautiful historic center.

Your Douro Valley tour continues to the Galafura viewpoint. Also known as São Leonardo da Galafura viewpoint, this place will take your breath away. From the top of its 640 meters, you will have a privileged view over the Douro River and the surrounding landscape.

Stop for a traditional lunch to taste the best of the Douro's gastronomy in a family-owned restaurant, where the food follows homemade and familiar recipes. Then, continue to Pinhão, one of the most beautiful and charming villages of this region. Stop for a 45-minute panoramic relaxing cruise over the Douro River waters. Observe the imposing natural views and the gorgeous vineyards.

End your Douro Valley tour with a fantastic visit to a renowned wine estate to taste 3 excellent regional wines and learn all about the Port wine culture and making process. Return comfortably to Porto, observing the beautiful landscapes between the Douro and the city of Porto.

Free Cancellation

Free cancellation is available for this Douro Valley tour up to 48 hours before the start of the experience

What's included, what's not

✔ Your expert guide
✔ Transportation in a comfortable small-group minibus
✔ Visit Amarante & the São Leonardo da Galafura viewpoint
✔ Full lunch
✔ Panoramic Douro River cruise at Pinhão (45 minutes)
✔ Renowned wine estate visit and guided tour with 3 wine tastings
✔ 1 Bottle of Water per person
✖ Hotel pickup and drop-off (optional at an additional cost)

Prepare for the experience

◾ Hotel pick-up serves hotels located at the center of the city. Hotels in Vila Nova de Gaia and any type of alternative accommodation (guesthouse, apartments, or Airbnb’s) are not included in the pick-up service.
◾ The Wine estate is subject to availability and may change to similar options, with no prior ◾ notice
◾ The Douro Valley tour duration is an estimation, subject to local traffic and visit schedules
◾ The services included in the Douro Valley tour (wine estate visits, restaurants, etc) are subject to 3rd party availability and other groups/participants may be with the group during the experience
◾ The itinerary may be subject to changes without prior notice due to local circumstances or events

Description - What to expect

Start your Douro Valley tour with a convenient pick-up (if the option is selected) and travel comfortably toward this UNESCO World Heritage Site where the green and the gold blend perfectly with the river course. Douro Region has enormous importance for the wine culture of its outstanding wines, including Port Wines. For more than 2.000 years, Port Wine has been produced in the Douro by traditional landholders.

Your first stop is in Amarante. This city became very important after Saint Gonçalo's arrival (1187-1259) - one of the most renowned saints in Christian history. He settled himself here after his pilgrimage through Rome and Jerusalem, making this city an important religious stop in Portugal. You may visit the convent and church, but also observe its beautiful bridge over the Tamega River or explore its beautiful historic center.

Your Douro Valley tour continues to the Galafura viewpoint. Also known as São Leonardo da Galafura viewpoint, this place will take your breath away. From the top of its 640 meters, you will have a privileged view over the Douro River and the surrounding landscape.

Stop for a traditional lunch to taste the best of the Douro's gastronomy in a family-owned restaurant, where the food follows homemade and familiar recipes. Then, continue to Pinhão, one of the most beautiful and charming villages of this region. Stop for a 45-minute panoramic relaxing cruise over the Douro River waters. Observe the imposing natural views and the gorgeous vineyards.

End your Douro Valley tour with a fantastic visit to a renowned wine estate to taste 3 excellent regional wines and learn all about the Port wine culture and making process. Return comfortably to Porto, observing the beautiful landscapes between the Douro and the city of Porto.