River cruise and wine tour in Douro Valley

Satisfy your inner epicurean on a Douro Valley tour that offers award-winning wines, authentic Portuguese cuisine, and picturesque river views.

Tour overview

Pick up: at your hotel in Porto
English or Portuguese
Exclusively private tour
No solo travellers (we're sorry!)

Book directly for up to 8 members. Contact us for larger groups.

What is included:

- Private guide specialised in wines.
- Private wine tours & tastings at 1 family-owned boutique winery.
- 1h river cruise in a traditional rabelo boat (group activity).
- Private transportation, including pick up and drop off at your hotel in Porto / Gaia.
- All taxes and insurances required by law.

What is not included:

- Lunch.
- Personal Expenses.
- Gratuities (optional).

Cancellation Policy:

- Free cancellation up to 5 days in advance.
- Tours run rain or shine.

Preço por pessoa

6 - 8
6 - 8

Tour overview

Embark on a peaceful rabelo boat cruise and soak in the stunning vistas of the Douro River. The gentle sun on your skin and the fresh breeze in your hair will transport you to a world of peace and tranquility. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of an exclusive family-owned winery and taste their award-winning wines, crafted with passion and care. You'll be welcomed with open arms and treated like one of their own, creating an intimate and unforgettable experience. Savor the mouth-watering flavors of traditional Portuguese cuisine at a charming local restaurant that only the locals know about. Let the aromas and textures of authentic dishes tantalize your taste buds and leave you feeling blissful. These are just a few of the experiences that await you on this private river cruise and wine tour in Douro Valley.

Relaxing Douro River Cruise

Unwind on a tranquil river cruise, as you soak in the serene beauty of the Douro River and capture breathtaking memories with your camera. Savor a moment of peacefulness, especially on sunny days.

Expert driving

Our experienced driver-guides navigate the narrow and windy roads of Douro Valley with ease. Relax and enjoy the tour without worrying about transportation or logistics, while learning about the region’s history and culture.

Authentic Portuguese Food

Indulge in traditional cuisine at a local, off-the-beaten-path restaurant that offers an authentic taste of the Douro Valley. You’ll enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience, discovering new flavors and cultural insights that you won’t find anywhere else.

Experienced Wine Experts

This tour is led by very experienced wine experts who have been guiding tours in the Douro Valley for years. With their in-depth knowledge and connections in the region, they will take you to hidden gems and provide insider information, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in Portugal’s wine culture and discover its true essence.

Boutique Family-owned Wineries

Discover the hidden gems of the Douro Valley’s wine culture by visiting carefully selected family-owned wineries and tasting premium wines that are not available elsewhere.

What our guests are saying

Amy Bevil
Kirkland, Canada

We could not have asked for a better guide than Tommy who was enthusiastic, passionate and very knowledgeable about the beautiful Douro Valley and its wines. On the journey from Porto we had a very in depth explanation of the history of the region and about the wine making processes, which was expanded on at the boutique winery we visited. A delicious Portuguese lunch followed before our river cruise, allowing us to further appreciate the beauty of the valley. A visit to see the beautiful tiles at Pinhão railway station concluded our tour. Tommy was a very attentive host, personable and happy to answer any questions however “off piste”! Highly recommend this tour with Portoalities who were excellent from the start, responding very quickly to emails and offering suggestions.

Azam Malk
Washington, USA

We did the full day Douro Valley tour with a river trip and what a wonderful day! Tommy is an excellent, knowledgeable guide who combines wit and wisdom perfectly. The river tour is in a lovely wooden boat, followed by lunch in a nearby restaurant which was authentic and delicious. We then visited a lovely family of winemakers who enthusiastically told us about their wines and their story. This was a private non-commercial tour, and the wines we tasted were wonderful. We will be bringing our families to do this tour again!

Patrick Encinas
Santa Monica, USA

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 tiny producer with some amazing red wines. We had a private tour at the winery which felt very special. Sara also picked a local restaurant where we had some delicious grilled meat and tuna. This is exactly what we were looking for – thank you Sara for making sure that we had such a memorable experience in Douro!

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All your questions answered… and then some!

What if I need to cancel my reservation?

We understand that sometimes things don’t go as planned when you’re traveling, and you may need to cancel your reservation. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Our cancellation policy allows you to cancel up to 48 hours before the tour starts and receive a FULL refund. That way, you can book your tour with us without worrying about unforeseen circumstances.

If you need to cancel your reservation, just send us an email and we’ll take care of the rest.

What if I want to change the date of my tour?

We understand that plans can change, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request. If you need to change the date of your tour, please let us know as soon as possible and we’ll check our availability.

While we can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to change the date, we’ll do everything we can to find a suitable alternative for you. If we have availability on the requested date, we’ll be happy to reschedule your tour.

Do your vehicles have air conditioning?

Yes, all of our vehicles are equipped with air conditioning, ensuring your comfort during any weather conditions at any time of the year.

What if I have food restrictions?

We work with local restaurants that are able to accommodate both vegetarian and vegan diets. Even though Douro Valley is a region with a strong tradition of meat-based dishes, our local partners are incredibly kind and accommodating, and they always have a vegetarian / vegan option on the menu. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions you may have when booking the tour, and we will make sure to make the necessary arrangements.

What is included on the private wine tour and river cruise in Douro Valley?

This tour includes pick-up and drop-off at your hotel, transportation to and from Douro Valley, a private wine tasting at one carefully selected boutique winery owned by a lovely and talented Portuguese family, an expert driver-guide specialized in Portuguese wines, a one hour river cruise in a traditional rabelo boat (group activity) and all taxes and insurances required by the Portuguese law.

What is not included in this wine tour?

Lunch is not included, as we believe it’s best for our guests to choose their own dining options. Additionally, gratuities for the driver-guide are optional but appreciated.

Can we be picked up or dropped off at a hotel in Douro Valley instead of Porto?

Our company is based in Porto, and we typically provide pick-up and drop-off services at hotels in Porto. However, if you would like to be picked up or dropped off at a hotel in Douro Valley, please contact us at sara@portoalities.com. Depending on the exact location of the pick-up or drop-off, we may be able to accommodate your request, but additional fees may apply. We will do our best to find a solution that works for you, don’t worry!

Can we customize this tour to visit a specific winery?

No. Our standard tours in Douro Valley include visit(s) to carefully selected boutique wineries owned by a Portuguese families, which we believe offer one of the best wine-tasting experiences in the region.

If you are looking for a fully customized tour, please send an email to sara@portoalities.com to discuss your preferences. Please note that custom tours are always more expensive than booking one of the standard tours available on our website, including this one.

Is this wine tour suitable for children?

While we welcome children on our wine tours in Douro Valley, we want to be transparent that it is a wine-focused experience and may not be the most entertaining for young ones. If you are looking for a family-friendly private tour in Douro Valley, please feel free to contact us at sara@portoalities.com. We have a lot of experience organizing child-friendly tours in the region and would be happy to create a memorable experience for your family.

What if I still got some questions?

Sure! Please email them to sara@portoalities.com – but please make sure that your question is truly not cover on this page 😉

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