Douro Valley Wine Tour

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10 hours

All Ages

Small-group tour experience up to 8 people

Join us on our award-winning tour of the Douro Valley for an intimate experience, where you'll learn about and taste quality Douro and Port wines, amongst other unforgettable moments.

Explore our Douro Valley Tour from Porto!


Embark on an unforgettable day tour through the stunning Douro Valley Region with our expert guide on a small-group tour from Porto.

We begin with hotel pickup and venture into the terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its exceptional wines and breathtaking landscapes. At a charming family-run winery, you'll immerse yourself in Douro's winemaking tradition. Wander through lush vineyards, learn about the meticulous winemaking process, and savor tastings of their finest Douro wines.

In the village of Pinhão, the heart of the Douro Valley, enjoy a private one-hour boat cruise along the serene Douro River aboard a traditional Rabelo Boat. You'll also visit its historic railway station adorned with 24 iconic tile panels, portraying the timeless beauty of the Douro’s landscape and grape harvest.

Next, experience Portuguese gastronomy in a delectable three-course traditional local meal, expertly paired with Douro wines for lunch.

Afterward, visit another family-run winery to learn about the centuries-old tradition of Port wine production and taste their prestigious ports. Conclude the tour with a scenic drive back to Porto, reflecting on an unforgettable experience through our Douro Valley Wine Tour - a tour blended with knowledge, relaxation, and fun!

Spoken Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, and French (by request).

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Winery Immersion: Dive into Douro's winemaking tradition at a charming family-run winery. Wander vineyards, witness winemaking, and taste exquisite wines.
  • Private River Cruise: Glide along the serene Douro River in Pinhão on a private boat, enjoying mesmerizing valley views.
  • Gourmet Lunch & Cultural Stop: Indulge in a three-course lunch paired with regional wines. Explore a historic railway station adorned with iconic tile panels.
  • Port Wine Discovery: Explore Port wine production at a family-run winery. Discover historic cellars and savor fine Ports.
  • Expert-Led Small-Group Tour: Join our full-day tour led by experts in a modern van, exploring the Douro Valley and Portuguese countryside.

AWARDS

  • Best of the Best
  • Douro Valley Experience Award

INCLUDED

  • Pickup at your Hotel
  • Professional Guide and comfortable Van
  • Visit to two wineries with Wine and Port Tastings
  • Private Boat River Cruise (if minimum participants)
  • 3-course Lunch (Vegan options)
  • Bottled water in sustainable packaging
  • Drop-off at two central locations: Trindade station or Bolsa Palace

NOT INCLUDED

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

See Reviews

3268 reviews on TripAdvisor

An excellent way to spend a day in the north of Portugal

If you are unsure about which tour to book, or if you should book any tour at all, allow me to assure you that this is the right decision. After a few bad experiences I am staunchly anti-tours. But while planning this trip with my family we realized that if we wanted to see the Douro Valley during our time in Porto, it would be more convenient to let a tour company handle the logistics. On your own, you are renting the car, you are planning the driving route, you are the one getting lost or turned around, you are the one choosing which wineries and restaurants to visit, you are responsible for booking the river cruise. Or, you could click 'Book' with Cooltour Oporto and they will take care of all of the above. On the day of our tour we were picked up at our hotel's front door and driven to Sabrosa, the birthplace of Ferdinand Magellan, for a short pit stop of coffee and pastry. It was here we first saw we made a good decision. For one, if you are planning your own day trip would you know it was possible to stop in the birthplace of Magellan? Would you know to order your coffee with smell (cafe com cheirinho), a coffee with an added shot of spirit? These were a few of the interesting things our tour guide planned for us that we would never know to do if left to plan our own trip. We then went on to tour two wineries where we bought multiple bottles of their fantastic port wine and some gorgeous olive oil. We had a beautiful lunch al fresco at a delicious restaurant, and of course the picturesque river cruise through the valley. My six year old daughter even had a good time as one of the wineries had two friendly farmhouse kittens that allowed her to pick them up and pet them. At the end of the day, our tour guide drove us back to the front door of our hotel. We had such a brilliant time that we still talk about it a year after the fact. To Cooltour Oporto, and especially our great tour guide João, sorry for such a late review (almost a year later). João your tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Portugal. Thank you so much for making our trip to Porto so memorable and special. Hopefully our paths cross again sometime. And remember, if you're ever in Taiwan we'd love to be able to give YOU a tour. To Cooltour Oporto, your man João is a 5-star tour guide. Do whatever you can to keep him happy ;)

Review of: Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Lunch and Boat
Kyle M

Kyle M

River and road wine tour

Our driver Antonio was great! The wine tastings were small and intimate and quality was good to great, nothing bad. I would have liked to have someone give us background of the area, large estates and wineries we were seeing on the boat tour but that was the responsibility of the boat captain in my opinion. Overall loved it!

Review of: Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Lunch and Boat
scotthM2140CW

scotthM2140CW

Douro Wine Tour and hospital visit

We loved our Douro winery/tasting and lunch tour. It's such a beautiful area of Portugal and our guide Andreia was so knowledgeable. I can't say enough about how well we were treated, especially after I took a tumble at one of the wineries and found out later that it was a bad sprain with a ligament tear. After the tour was complete, Andreia drove us to the hospital, returned later and took us to a medical supply store, then took us back to our hotel. This was so far above and beyond and so appreciated. The tour was amazing and Andreia was the best!

Review of: Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Lunch and Boat
Jack B

Jack B

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