River cruise and wine tour in Douro Valley

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River cruise and wine tour in Douro Valley
Enjoy a short river cruise in Douro river, followed by a wine tasting at a local winery.
Length

253 km / 157 miles

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8 hours

Language
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English

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Portuguese

Exclusivity

Private Tour

No solo travelers

Price per person

user 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
money 189€ 149€ 125€ 125€ 109€ 99€ 95€
highlights of the tour

Highlights

Tour Highlights

This private tour in Douro Valley is for those of you who would enjoy to join a river cruise in Douro river – there is no better way to truly experience nature in the region!

After the river cruise we will have lunch at a fabulous traditional Portuguese restaurant where you can enjoy the local cuisine and try some delicious wines.

We will also visit a fantastic winery – the cellar was designed by the famous Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza Vieira and it is well worth the visit, not only for the contemporary architecture of the building but also for the great wines!

Why book this tour in Douro Valley?

Expert Guides
Discover the Douro Valley with the most knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly guides.
Exclusive Access
Get access to our local partners, from exquisite wineries to traditional Portuguese restaurants.
Worry Free
Enjoy this wine region with zero effort. We’ll take care of everything on your behalf.
Privacy
You and your travel companions will be the only people on this tour.
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Information

Useful information

Group Size

You can book a tour directly up to 8 members. If you are traveling with a larger group, contact us.

Distance Walked

As this is a wine tour in the countryside, we will be using a private car to cover all the distances.

Family friendly?

Yes! Kids usually love the Douro river cruise.

Cancelation policy

All tours can be canceled and fully refunded within 30 days prior to the tour.

What’s included

Private guide

You will be accompanied by one of our skilled guides, don’t worry!

Hotel pick up & drop off

We will pick you up at your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia and take care of your transportation until we’re back.

Douro river cruise

We will take a 1h Douro river cruise from Pinhão on a traditional rabelo boat. The boat also has a covered area, which comes in handy for rainy days (and very sunny ones, too!)

Wine tour & tasting at 1 Winery

We will take you to 1 winery, and the wine tasting is included on the price of this tour.

All insurances required by law

Don’t worry, we got you covered! We will register you under our personal accident insurance, civil liability insurance and car insurance.

What’s not included

Lunch

Lunch is not included on the tours as we think it is best that you choose what you really like on the daily menu.

Gratuities (optional)

You may or may not tip your guide – it is entirely up to you!

Itinerary

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9am - Your hotel

Pick up from your hotel in Porto

We will pick you up from your hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia.

Then, we will drive from Porto to Douro Valley, and we will see stunning landscapes during our trip – it’s time to take photos!

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10.30 am - Quinta do Portal

Wine tour & tasting at Quinta do Portal

We will first stop at Quinta do Portal, a well known winery whose wine cellar has been designed by a famous Portuguese architect, Álvaro Siza Vieira.

We will join a wine tour and then enjoy a wine tasting surrounded by beautiful architecture – how does it sound?

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12.30 - Local restaurant

Lunch at a traditional Portuguese restaurant

No tour is complete without tasting the amazing local cuisine! We will take you to an incredible traditional Portuguese restaurant where you can have a wine chat with the owner (trust us, it is definitely worth it!).

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2.30 pm - Pinhão

Douro river cruise

After lunch we will recharge our energy with a leisurable cruise in Douro river. Just lay back and enjoy the view – or grab your camera and take Instagram worthy photos!

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2.30 pm - Pinhão

Admire azulejos tiles in Pinhão

You will now have the opportunity to admire the famous azulejos tiles of Pinhão train station.

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5 pm - Your hotel

Drop off at your hotel in Porto

It is time to say goodbye to Douro Valley and head back to Porto. We will drop you off at your hotel in the city – but in the meantime, use the ride to ask your guide everything you want to know about Porto!

Do you have any questions?

Get in touch with us

Contact us

Reviews on Tripadvisor

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Julian T.

Munich, Germany

Taking a Douro Valley wine tour with Sara was one of the best decisions we took in Portugal. She took us on a boat ride in Douro river - it proved to be the right decision as it was a very warm day - and then she showed us a producer with amazing red wines. This is exactly what we were looking for - thank you Sara for making sure that we had such a personalized experience in Douro!

Émilie C.

Basel, Switzerland

This was our first time in Portugal and we wanted to make the most out of our trip by experiencing a boat tour & wine tasting. Tommy played a huge part in making this day unforgettable. He was full of knowledge and helped us understand the wine culture and history of Ports a little better. Portoalities was extremely responsive and easy to work with. We would highly recommend this company for any tour you want to take in Douro area.

Elizabeth T.

San Diego, USA

We did a full day in Douro valley and we had an excellent time! We loved Quinta do Portal, which has very interesting architecture and delicious wine. Lunch was delicious and the boat ride on the river was a lot of fun. We walked to the Pinhao railway station and admired the tiles at the station. Pedro had a lot of recommendations for our stay in Porto as well, which we appreciated a lot. Very fun day, would definitely recommend.

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