In the 12th Century, the Cistercian monks founded a monastery on the very fertile lands of the Varosa - Tavora Valley. These monks shaped the landscape by farming the land, planting vines, and building imposing monasteries. On this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to admire this landscape, and also visit the nearby town of Lamego, were you can find one of the most famous shrines in Portugal.

Of course this tour wouldn’t be completed without a visit to one of the most famous cellars in the region.

Tour Highlights

Religious heritage of the Douro Valley

First demarcated wine region, for sparking wines, in Portugal

Rich history

Main Attractions

The beautiful town of Lamego (occupied by different people, from the Romans to the Jews, along the centuries)
Visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Remédios (beautiful Baroque temple, overlooking the city)
The landscape of the Varosa - Tavora Valley
Visit to a Cistersian Monastery (the first one in Portugal, from the 12th Century)
Stop at a very peculiar medieval bridge
Visit to a Sparkling wine cellar with tasting included (Mon. to Fri. only)

About this tour

Duration: Up to 9 hours, usually between 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. However the schedule can be adapted according to your needs.

Private: Our tours are always private (just you and our guide/driver).

Tailor made: The tour will be adjusted and scheduled according to your specific interests and needs.

Pick you up and Drop off on the agreed spot: Our driver will pick you up at any agreed previously spot, like your hotel, airport, cruise terminal or another meeting point.

Our Guarantee: Our driver/guide will drive you during your tour, sharing stories and curiosities about the places you’ll visit as well as its historical context. Since our driver is also the guide, it’s possible that the guide won’t always join you on your visits inside of monuments. Find out why.

If you wish to have a guide with you full time, we recommend you to hire the services of a local licensed guide. Please contact us for a quotation and more information.

The price includes:

Visit to a Sparkling wine cellar with tasting included (Mon. to Fri. only)

Private and exclusive Driver / Guide

Modern and Comfortable luxury Mercedes vehicle

Pick-up and Drop-off at a designated spot

Free wifi and bottled water

24h/7 Customer Service Assistance

The price does not include:

Entrances and activities not mentioned in the program


Personal expenses


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