Private Off The Beaten Douro Valley Tour - Porto

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    09:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    If your location is not listed, please inform of your accommodation for pick up.
    Airports
    Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, Pedras Rubras, 4470-558 Vila Nova da Telha.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Your centrally located hotel or accommodation in Porto
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy this private tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Douro Valley with an expert and passionate local guide that will show you the culture and history of this region.

Discover the upcoming small producer's excellent wines and local products; relax and lay back while you hear the stories behind every bottle, property and village.
Have lunch in a winery with stunning scenery and taste some of the local seasonal food presented in a contemporary way. In the afternoon, take your time to visit the winery and taste some of the very best DOC and port wines the region has to offer.

We guarantee you will have the time of your life. By the end of the day, you won't want to leave. And yes, Douro Valley does look even better in the flesh, but don't take our word for it, come and see for yourself!

Highlights

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Loja Amarela, Provesende, Vila Real District, Northern Portugal

Visit the small village and taste local products.Time to take some pictures to the Pelourinho. church and old fountain

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Pinhao Railways Station, Pinhao, Vila Real District, Northern Portugal

Visit Pinho train station decorated with tile murals of the town and the surrounding wine region

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Douro River, Northern Portugal

Cruise for 1h at Pinho in a traditional boat used for centuries to transport Port Wine to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia;

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Quinta da Pacheca, Lamego, Viseu District, Northern Portugal

Memorable lunch tasting local food with a reinvented cuisine bound to feelings and old memories

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Quinta da Pacheca, Lamego, Viseu District, Northern Portugal

Guided visit and DOC and some of the Best port wine tastings

Duration: 1 hour

Inclusions

All activities

Expert Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Air-conditioned vehicle

Private transportation

Bottled water

Exclusions

Lunch

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Infant seats available

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

No health restrictions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

We are registered "Clean & Safe" by Tourism of Portugal. We implemented an internal protocol that, according to the recommendations of the Directorate-General for Health,ensures the necessary hygiene to avoid risks of contagion and guarantees safe procedures for our tours.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Nov-2022

    Joao was a wealth of knowledge, not only about Portuguese wine, but about all things Portugal. Truly enlightening experience and all four of us came away appreciative of the immersive experience.

  • 01-Nov-2022

    Our tour guide, Rui, is a friendly, knowledgeable, thoughtful guide! He knows the area well and prepped us for what we were going to see in advance. We got to see things we would never had found on our own, and had an amazing experience. I’d recommend this to anyone who is looking for a tour with a small number of people. 5 stars!

  • 16-Oct-2022

    This is an excellent private tour of the Douro Valley. The description is accurate it is the off the beaten path tour. My wife and I were staying in Porto and got picked up from our hotel and driven about 90 minutes in to the Douro valley. We had 3 main stops during the day and a number of short ones for incredible views . Our first main stop was a small town to sample Moscatel, and two wineries. One small family winery and one medium size winery. The lunch at the first winery was incredible and the view of the Douro was spectacular. Also our tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and an excellent driver on very challenging roads. We would definitely recommend and do again.

  • 04-Oct-2022

    We decided to do a Douro valley tour last minute after having seen some of the vineyards on a boat tour. We were so happy we did! This was one of our favorite tours on our trip to Porto. Rui was knowledgable, personable, courteous and made us feel welcome like a part of his family. He knew so much about the area and wine making in general. The vineyards we visited were beautiful and being able to see the countryside in this way was a great experience. We highly recommend!

  • 01-Oct-2022

    Rui was our guide and he was fantastic!!! He took such good care of us and added great mementoes to our trip. Our first stop and the small winery where we spent time with Nuno - Quinta Da Fonte Mihlo was the highlight of our trip.

  • 27-Sep-2022

    What a great way to see the Douro Valley! This car tour takes you well up the river to where the landscape is eye-popping and the wines are terrific. Highlights were (1) tasting at our own private table set up at the edge of the vineyard at a small family winery, (2) a cafe in a small village to taste Medeiros wine, (3) lunch at a cute little restaurant (“My husband made this wine!” said our server), (4) private tasting at a high-end winery, and (5) so many scenic stops for photos. Great marks for Rui’s informative commentary throughout. This tour provided good value for the money.

  • 20-Sep-2022

    This was the best part of our trip to Portugal. And it was Rue! Our guide was awesome. Rui was very knowledgeable, respectful, friendly and mindful of our space. He was describing the places and history and land in detail as we drove thru the picturesque landscape. He made sure to stop at places to take good photos and make memories. We had told him we were vegetarians, and he suggested good places to eat with a vegetarian menu. He also took us to a small cafe where we can have the experience of being in the midst of the local community. Rue started off as a guide at 9 am and before we returned, we felt like we were traveling with a friend or family member who took care of all the fine details of the trip and made sure we were comfortable all the way

  • 08-Sep-2022

    We had a very good day with Rui. He worked hard to make sure our day was special. We were able to taste wines from small and medium sized producers and even met the wine makers.

  • 05-Sep-2022

    So very enjoyable, relaxing, beautiful ride out to Douro Valley, great tastings, Joao was so very nice and very informative.

  • 23-Aug-2022

    My husband and I took the Private Off the Beaten Douro Valley Tour with João as our driver/guide for the day. João was great! He was very knowledgeable about the wines produced in the area, the various wineries and the Douro Valley in general. He spoke English exceptionally well and the people at the wineries he took us to also spoke English. João stopped at a scenic overlook so we could take some amazing photos. We stopped at the small village of Provesende where we walked around the village which gave us a glimpse into life in a small rural village. While there we vistited a church built in the 1700's that was amazing. The first winery we visited, Quinta do Cume, was in a beautiful setting. Freddy, the winemaker was really friendly and gave us a tour of the winemaking facility. He was informative and patiently answered all our questions. The wines we sampled there were excellent and were served with delicious bread made daily by the local bread maker and olive oil produced at the Quinta. We had a short stop in the town of Pinhão on the river where we sampled some pink port. We had a delicious lunch at Quinta da Pacheca's Wine House Restaurant. After lunch we had a tasting of their wines and ports outside under the shade of a tree with a beautiful vista. It was a thorouhgly enjoyable day from start to finish. We highly recommend doing a tour with Oporto & Douro Moments. It was totally worth the money and we would do it again.

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