Explore one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world, and get involved in the fascinating world of Port Wine. You will learn all about this region, and the historical characters that carved it into being the amazing place that you will get the chance to discover.
Starting at 09:00 AM, your private driver-guide will pick you up in your accommodation, to take you on a fantastic day in the Douro Valley, a demarcated wine region since 1756 and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. The landscape of the region is considered one of the most beautiful ones in the world and for sure it will impress you.
Our first stop will be in Amarante, a picturesque town on the banks of the Tamega River, related with São Gonçalo, the city's patron saint known to be a matchmaker. Here you'll learn the legends and traditions, visit São Gonçalo Church and also the history of the bridge over the river, that makes this place so special. You will also have some free time to explore the historical center or taste the local pastries.
Afterwards, we'll proceed to the Douro Region, where we'll stop in one of the most beautiful viewpoints, where the landscape will take your breath away! Admire the slopes filled with rows of vines, creating an unique pattern. This is a great spot to take amazing pictures.
By now, it'll be time for lunch. We'll stop in a local restaurant, where you'll have the opportunity to try the traditional cuisine and experience the every day life of the region, by having the oportunity to mingle with the locals.
In the afternoon, your driver-guide will take you to Pinhão, on the banks of the Douro River, where you'll enjoy one of the highlights of the day: a 1 hour panoramic river cruise. The views from the river are one of a kind!
End your exciting day with a visit to one of the best Wine Estates in the Douro Valley, withe you'll learn all about the making of this very special beverage: Port Wine. A visit to the region wouldn't be complete without a tasting of three excelent wines produced in the wine estate.
Afterwards, we'll return to Porto and drop you off in your hotel.
Exclusive private tour to the Douro Valley
Oldest demarcated wine region in the world and World Heritage Site
Fantastic landscape and viewpoints
Amarante a small town with very important religious traditions and historical legacy
Admire the breathtaking landscape from the viewpoints that we'll visit along the way
Village of Pinhão, famous for its trains station, with 24 tile panels, representing landscapes of the region
Travel through the N222 national road, considered one of the most beautiful roads in the world
Enjoy a 1 hour river cruise, giving you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the landscape
Visit one of the most important wine estates in the region and have a Port Wine tasting experience
Homemade style lunch in a traditional restaurant
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, for your safety and health. We follow very strict COVID-19 protocol guidelines, instructed by Turismo de Portugal.
Lunch and visits are not private, but the partners that provide these services are also approved by the Portuguese Health Department.
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 monuments. Find out why.
Up to 96 hours: no charge
From 96 to 48 hours: 50% penalty
Less than 48 hours or no-show: 100% penalty
The price includes:
Visit to one wine estate with tastings
1 hour river cruise on the Douro River
Lunch in a traditional restaurant
Private and exclusive Driver / Guide
Modern and Comfortable luxury Mercedes vehicle
Pick-up and Drop-off at a designated spot
Hand sanitizer and protection masks
24h/7 Customer Service Assistance
The price does not include:
Entrances and activities not mentioned in the program
Other meals and drinks
Tailor this tour
Lunch in a wine estate - €60,00 / person