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Douro Valley Historical Tour with Lunch, Winery Visit with Tastings and Panoramic Cruise

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  • A full-day tour of the Douro Valley
  • Explore one of Portugal’s most captivating regions
  • Learn about the Douro’s culinary and wine traditions
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Douro Valley Historical Tour with Lunch, Winery Visit with Tastings and Panoramic Cruise
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Overview
Indulge in the Douro Valley’s luxuriant food and wine culture on this full-day small-group tour of the Douro with lunch. After departing from Porto by minibus, you’ll sweep through the Douro’s winding roads as you enter the valley. With terraced vineyards on either side of you, you’ll visit esteemed wineries and the Douro’s most captivating cities: Amarante, Lamego, Régua and Pinhão, the heart of the Alto Douro. Along the way you’ll enjoy lunch and learn about the Douro’s wine programs, people and culinary heritage.
What to Expect

Start your tour around 08h30 am and explore the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site because wine has been produced here by traditional landholders in the for some 2,000 years. The oldest demarcated region of the world where outstanding wines, including Port Wine are produced.

You will be picked up from the meeting point or picked you up from you hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia (if option selected) and drive through the Douro Valley to Galafura, a small village in the heart of the Douro Valley.

Our first stop is in Amarante. This city becomes very important in history after S. Gonçalo´s arrival (1187-1259) - one of the most renowned saints in the cristian 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 its beautiful bridge and Historical Center.

Continue this trip to Galafura, the next stop! Galafura is a small village near Peso da Régua.

On the way stop to see The Miradouro de São Leonardo de Galafura near Covelinhas, parish of Galafura. From the top of its 640 meters high you have a privileged view over the river Douro and the surrounding landscape. This is one of the highlights of your day! Make sure you take your camera and don´t miss anything!

You will also find here a geodesic landmark as this is the highest place in the area.

After all the contemplation it´s time for a fantastic lunch in a family owned restaurant where food is homemade and drinks during lunch are also included.

The tour continues to Pinhão one of the most beautiful and charming villages of this region. Stop for a scenic relaxing cruise (an hour panoramic cruise). The views to the vineyards offered are just gorgeous! Enjoy! 

End your day with a fantastic visit to a local wine estate (we usually visit a renowned brand), where you will have the opportunity to also taste wine and learn a lot about how the precious Port Wine is grown. 

The tour ends in Porto 6:30pm.

Reviews (90)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Fantastic! Highly Recommended!

Our guide was very helpful and accomodating, we were actually 20 minutes late due to... being tourists, but our guide was happy to wait for us before driving us off to the valley. It's a very relaxing and culturally rich trip, you visit two places,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JaySelwood
LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Mr. Jay, Thank you very much for sharing your experience on the Douro Valley, We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed everything on the tour. Looking forward to seing you maybe a next time in Porto. Warmest regards Living Tours Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Douro Valley Historical

This is the best tour we had in Portugal.Very good value for the price. it is more like a private tour with only 6 people in a van, our guide Andre was awesome, very polite, attentive and patient. We had many questions and he answered...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scenic542646
LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon from Living Tours, Thank you very much for the time you took sharing with us your feedback. Thank you also for the nice words about our guide André, we will share it with him. Warmest regards Living Tours Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Margaret

Excellent worthwhile day trip our driver was great and our guide Tiago was superb. His historical knowledge of the region was generously shared, and was very professional in his dealings with the group. A definite must great value for moneyMore

Thank GeertruidaM1
LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mrs Margaret, We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed the day on the Douro Valley with our company and with the guidance of our guide Tiago. We will share your nice words with him. Warmest Regards...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018
DOURU rivercruise

beautiful scenery..nice breakfast... very good lunch....meeting nice people from all over the world. really worth the money.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ElfieF6
Reviewed 25 October 2018
A REALLY LOVELY TOUR AND GREAT GUIDE - MARIMA

Pick up and drop off at our hotel was great especially as there was a nation-wide taxi strike. The small coach was comfortable with good visibility and a careful, smooth driver. The stops were well chosen, the lunch was exceptional. Plenty of good quality food...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tim M
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We were in an 8 person bus, which stopped several times for sightseeing, and all the locations had food and bathrooms. (and wine). We were never on the bus for more than 45 minutes at a time, until the last ride back (about... More
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