Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour In The Douro Valley With Lunch - Porto

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Overview

Explore the wine culture, through the Douro Valley on a day excursion. This amazing tour, gives you the opportunity to visit two of the best wine estates in the region and feel the essence of being in the heart of this precious wine region. During this excursion, you will learn the history of the wine estates and see all the wine cultivation and production process, being at the source of the Porto Wine. The visit also gives you the chance to enjoy a wine tasting while admiring the astonishing landscapes and serenity of the Douro Valley, recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, since 2001. Appreciate also a traditional lunch at a local restaurant and feel the purity of the wine culture, in this fabulous full day wine tour.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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The tour starts at 8:30am in a guided minibus through the Douro Valley, where you will be able to appreciate the purity of the landscapes and the serenity of the river. Enjoy this fascinating bus trip and get yourself in the heart of the wine culture.

As part of the tour, you will board on a cruise in Pinho - the heart of the Valley with unique views.

You will head to Quinta do Bomfim, located near Pinho. This area is famous for port, and this wine estate is one of the best in the Douro Valley and one of the most known brands. Is a producer for the Dows wine company since 1896. Learn about their wine cultivation and production process and see all the hard work and dedication that the native people gives to the regions in order to keep them well-preserved. End the visit with a delicious wine tasting.

The tour end around 6:30pm with the drop off at your hotel.

Inclusions for Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour In The Douro Valley With Lunch

  • Lunch
  • Wine tasting - 2 wine estates 
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Panoramic cruise at Pinhão 
  • Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions for Full-Day Wine Tasting Tour In The Douro Valley With Lunch

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

The cruise is under the responsibility of the cruise operator (subject to weather and navigation conditions)

Usually our tours run in one language but there are cases of one extras language or more.

Tours run in samll groups between 8 and 30 people

Duration: the hours of duration are approximate hours, The Tour is subject to local traffic, visit schedules, etc

Pick up: Free of charge in central Oporto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels. For private and other types of accommodation the meeting point is at LIVING TOURS PORTO (Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352/354 Porto) - next to São Bento train station, Porto

Reservation is mandatory and requires na emai request/confirmation. Bookings must be confirmed at least 48 hours befor the date of the servisse. Cancellations within 48 hours or less will be fully charged.

All tours depart from Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia

The services included in the tours/wine estate visits, restaurants, etc) are subject to 3rd party availability and may change without prior notice. 

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • GONZALOspeedy Gonzales we called him was the best guide ever: considerate and always looking out for his guests.We loved the first estate we visited.Not so much the second one.

  • It was the worst bus ride every imagined. They crowded us onto a bus that could have seated 24 comfortably but chose to have 28. Four of were crammed into the last row of seating with no leg room, no air and over the axle of the bus. You felt every bump in the road. I felt car sick from the ride, so who wants to drink wine? They did not take us to the wineries that were listed. On top of it the wineries gave bottles of wine to the driver and the guide. What about the people who paid for the trip? Very disappointed to the say the least.

  • The tour was really nice!! Douro Valley is certainly one of the most beautiful wine regions in the world! During the tour, we had the opportunity to visit two different wine producers: a familiar estate, where we were lead to a very cosy visit around the place and got close to the grapes and a bigger producer, where we could have an approach to production in larger scale, what was also very interesting. In both visits, we tasted different wines and learned about wine production in the region. Besides that, the tour also included a small cruise along Douro river, which was super relaxing and extremely beautiful. Lunch was not bad, but nothing special at all - and this is the only point to be improved. Our guide during the tour was kind and informative. I trully recommend the tour!

  • A very relaxing day and I have learned a lot about wine production and its history in Portugal.

  • Apologies to readers for length but for us this experience was consistently superb. First, organizing foreign tours from home is daunting. Viator's website helped by doing the best job at information integration and communication that we experienced we used a few other sites and they were merely OK TIP: As soon as you've figured out your destinations, dates, and flights get, on tour selection ASAP. Procrastination leads to late booking attempts for tours that occasionally are filled up. Second, the tour operator in this case was Living Tours. They assembled a few great tour elements that worked well together. Perhaps most importantly, they engaged a tour guide who excelled at EVERYTHING. Problem with that is that not every tour guide is that good and there's a reasonable chance he may not be available for the next Dour River tour. For the most part though, our experience has been that virtually all tour operators provide value for your money in relation to trying to explore a country on your own. Catch is that the tourist's expectations have to be reasonable. Tip: You will have a MUCH better tour experience if where the guide communicates exclusively in your language. One of our other tours required the guide to communicate in three different languages at the expense of tour quality.

    Competent logistics management , , , morning pickup to get us to the departure site was well communicated and on time. We were never promised a drop off at our Air BNB apartment, however getting back home was nicely co-ordinated by the guide who took pains to get each participant off the bus as close to convenient walking distance to home as could be expected. Before the tour, we phoned the tour operator about the pickup and their responses were friendly, well communicated with no language issues.

    Our guide Tiago/James - superb all around. Including recent vacations in Asia and Europe we've had 12-15 similar tour experiences involving a guide. James was close to, and probably THE most effective in delivering great customer service. Competent, communicative, genuinely interested in our needs, smart, etc.etc. Quality assurance in terms of his group's experience - awesome. Co-ordination with the operators of the two sites we visited - outstanding. For example, our daughter is a vegetarian so lunch at the winery involved a different meal plan for her. He made sure that happened after a 15 second request from us during the trip out.

    Bus trip - inbound/outbound. approx 2 hours both ways. Could have been boring but wasn't thanks to James. Visually interesting scenery, infrastructure, and nicely educational and comprehensive presentation about Portuguese history, economics and industrial sectors, cork production and so on. If you are tempted to sleep - good chance you'll miss something interesting.

    Winery tour - Asseda winery, say 2.5 hours These folks not only produce wine but are also tourism pros. We learned much of their business comes from cruise line passengers. Been there, done that, and seen other tour outcomes that did not meet Asseda Winery standards Good mix of on-site activities. initial reception with snacks, encouraged walking around to take photos, a professionally delivered wine production presentation, lunch, and helpful and appropriately keen staff who were more than willing to talk about their winery if asked. Lunch quality - excellent, including great Portuguese food and wine. Great swap-in vegetarian lasagna for our daughter. TIP: One's lunch experience becomes richer if one engages table companions in conversation! We shared our table with a couple from Texas and four young men from Hong Kong. All willing to share and chat.

    Dour River cruise - approx 1 hour. Kind of a sleepy but being on a boat is always neat and there's no arguing the scenery is striking. Lots of photo ops. .

    Port Tour - Symington/Dow port production site. Approx 1.5 hours. Enjoyable and informative. In addition to intriguing historical info, featured just a touch more of the business operations end of things than the winery did. Included a closer look at working equipment and technology.. Should not lose anyone's interest. Ended with port tasting session accompanied by more info about tawny, ruby, and vintage port. Overall enjoyable and classy delivery.

    Overall value - we were impressed.

  • What a lovely day. Great guide, very knowledgeable on the wine area and Porto.

  • We only had two days in Porto so was hesitant to book the tour but so glad we did! All the locations we went to were so amazing and of course nice to taste all the wine along the way. The lunch was yummy and they had several choices. Most of all our guide Ricardo made this trip even more awesome!!

  • We are beyond disappointed with this tour experience. Per the description, the tour was to visit Quinta do Tedo and Bomfim, two highly rated wineries in Douro. But they changed the wineries without notifying us. We visited Quinta do Portal, which had no character and horrible wines. Absolute waste!

  • The tour was good, some parts better than others. The tour is run by Living Tours, and the tour company reps and guides were helpful and knowledgeable when we had questions. We were under the impression it was a small group tour, but there were 20 people in our tour group. The grape stomping during the first winery tour was unique and a great experience, however, we did not enjoy the rest of the tour nor the lunch which was at the restaurant in the first winery. The second winery tour is at a much larger winery, and we enjoyed the views and tour at this second winery. The boat ride was nice although it was quite crowded - it was our tour group plus 2-3 additional groups combined on the boat.

  • We had an amazing day, it definitively exceeded our expectations. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the guide at Quinta Do Bomfim did an excellent job. I had a chance to smash the grapes the old way using our feet like in the movie A Walk in the Clouds with Keanu Reeves/1995 The food was delicious and the wine spectacular. Highly recommended!!!!

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