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Douro Valley Tour small group, 2 Wineries, Mateus Palace, River cruise & Lunch

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    Stop At: Igreja de São Gonçalo, Praça da República (Largo de São Gonçalo), 4600-011 Amarante, Portugal

    From your hotel in Porto, you’re picked up in the morning for the drive to Amarante.

    We will stop at the city of Amarante to visit its old bridge and São Gonçalo Church, a symbol of the local identity built in the XIII century by the city's patron saint São Gonçalo, a benedictine monk. Amarante's sweets and cakes are extremely famous and you will have the opportunity to taste them at a well known cake-shop.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Casa de Mateus, Freguesia de Mateus, Vila Real 5000-291 Portugal

    After Amarante we will proceed to the Mateus Palace in the city of Vila Real. Mateus Palace, set in beautiful gardens on a vast farm, is considered to be one of the finest examples of baroque civil architecture in Portugal. You will learn from a certified guide the story of the palace and at the end enjoy walking and taking pictures in the gardens.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Quinta de Avessada, Rua Direita, Favaios 5070-272 Portugal

    The highlight of the voyage is the lunch in the wine region of Favaios. The lunch includes several tasting starters, a regional stew or roast, and a fruit and dessert buffet.White and red Douro wines are served, as welll as Muscat wine of Favaios and Port wine. After lunch you will visit the estate wine cellars (May to October)

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: The Douro Valley, Lugar Da Ponte, Pinhao 5085-060 Portugal

    The tour continues driving downhill from the Favaios region to Pinhão, on the right bank of the Douro river. In Pinhão you will take the one-hour Douro river cruise in a typical Rabelo boat to contemplate the world heritage beauty of the Douro Valley vineyards. Navigation upstream toward the Romaneira estate, in a very beautiful stretch of the Douro river where you will see some wine producing farmhouses, terraces until the river and vineyards, forming a unique landscape considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

    We will return to Porto via the road N222 Pinhão - Peso da Régua, that is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. 17 miles, 93 soft bends and breathtaking views of the Douro Valley. Your Douro Valley full-day tour ends with return transport to your Porto hotel.

    Duration: 1 hour
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    WOW. Incredible experience. I have unreasonably high expectations. Going into this experience i wasn’t sure what to expect. I knew I wanted something different than the average wine tour. After researching here on Airbnb, Pedro’s experience stood out amongst all others. Now that I’ve experienced...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    If you enjoy wine, delicious food, history, and great company, than this is the tour for you! I can not recommend Pedro’s Douro Valley Tour highly enough. Pedro is kind, engaging, and incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Porto/Portugal and the Douro Valley wineries that...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank brendon c
    Reviewed 10 July 2019

    We had a fantastic day in the Douro Valley with Pedro. He is a true gentleman who is passionate about the area and is very knowledgeable. He made the whole experience even better than we hoped.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank John D
    Reviewed 6 July 2019

    Pedro picked us up at our door and we spent an entire day with learning amazing facts and listening to short stories which added so much to our understanding of everything we experienced. It was a day filled with several stops which were each wonderful...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank AKDTW
    Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

    The tour was best day of our trip to Portugal. Pedro is very knowledgeable and enjoyable story teller. Visited Palacio de Mateus - Vila Real house and vineyard. House built in 1739 is amazing, truly beautiful. Pedro took us out into the vineyard and explained...More

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    23 May 2019|
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    Response from Freeways2107 | Reviewed this property |
    I did this tour on recommendation from my small hotel owners. They also provided two other suggestion if you want to try one of these: You can also take a look at "Douro Exclusive". They are from the region so they know... More
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    8 April 2019|
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    Response from teacher050 | Reviewed this property |
    We visited two vineyards. The first was at the Mateus Palace, and the second was at the estate (whose name I've forgotten) where we had lunch. In fact, Pedro gave us a history of wine making and cultivation at the Mateus... More
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    Response from BakerStreetInn | Reviewed this property |
    I checked with north-on-wheels and they do have many solo travelers on their tours. Maybe book directly with them. Regarding my tours, I had a tour yesterday with two solo travellers and I am doing another one tomorrow with... More
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