Private Douro Valley Historical Tour - Winery, Viewpoint, Cruise and Lunch

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Introduction

Enjoy a fascinating private and exclusive tour to the Douro Valley.

Discover the fabulous landscapes, the singular culture, and the strong heritage of this Demarcated Region since 1756. Observe the best viewpoints, have a wine tasting experience in a wine estate, a river cruise, and a traditional lunch.

Book now this All Included and Private Tour from Porto!


   Daily    9 hours
Highlights

Visit Amarante: a small town with an enormous cultural, historical and religious legacy.


Have a breathtaking experience when standing on the viewpoints of Galafura and Pinhão


Travel through the N222 national road: once considered the most beautiful road in the world!


Enjoy a 1-hour Douro river cruise, while observing the imposing views of Pinhão.


Delight yourself with a homemade lunch at a panoramic restaurant with a vegetarian option (indicate on reservation).


Visit one of the most important Wine Estates in the Douro and have a wine tasting experience


Appreciate the Pinhao railway station, famous for the beautiful blue, white and yellow tile panel!

Key details

Please select the exact number of people, including children, babies, and seniors.

LANGUAGES

Portuguese, English, Spanish or French 

DURATION

9 Hours 

PICK-UP AND DROP-OFF

At your accommodation in the city center of Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia

SCHEDULE

Daily: at 08 AM

*note: The guide and transportation service is performed privately. Visits and lunches are not in private.

Full description

This tour will show the historical importance of the Douro Region, not only for the wine-making process but also for the Portuguese identity! Explore the culture, traditions, gastronomy and even the people of this so beloved region.

Start your tour around 08 AM (pickup at the hotel or meeting point) and travel comfortably towards the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001. The Douro Valley is one of the most beautiful regions of the world and sure can impress the most demanding visitors. 

When you hear about the Douro Region, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? It may be the beautiful hills, the amazing landscapes or the world-renowned Port Wine

Our first stop is in Amarante, one of the most important religious cities in Portugal, related to the life and history of Saint Gonçalo. Visit the Sao Gonçalo Church and Convent, and observe the beautiful bridge over the Tamega river. Have time to explore the old historic center as you learn all the secrets of Amarante.

We will then continue to the Galafura viewpoint, one of the greatest highlights of this tour. The São Leonardo da Galafura viewpoint will definitely take your breath away!  Have a privileged view over the Douro river and the surrounding landscape - the green and gold hills and the vineyards. 

It's now time for the Douro's gastronomy. Have a delicious lunch in a traditional restaurant, famous for its homemade food and the familiar recipes that have been keeping its essence for many years.

After lunch, the tour continues to Pinhão, one of the most beautiful and charming villages of the Douro Valley. There, enjoy another great attraction of this day: a 1-hour panoramic relaxing cruise over the Douro river waters. Observe the imposing natural views and the gorgeous vineyards. Prepare your cameras!

End your day with a fantastic visit to a renowned Wine Estate. A wine tasting experience is waiting for you: taste 3 wines of excellence and learn all about the Port Wine culture and making process.  

While returning comfortably to Porto, observe the charming landscapes that will accompany you during the route. Afterward, your guide will drop you off at the door of the hotel.

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Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Transport by private vehicle for the entire group.
  • Visit Amarante.
  • Visit the Sao Leonardo da Galafura viewpoint.
  • Full lunch included: homemade food (panoramic restaurant).
  • Douro river panoramic Cruise in Pinhão (1 hour).
  • Wine Estate: guided visit and wine tasting (one of the most special Port wine brands) - 3 tastings.

Excluded

  • Other meals and drinks.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional).

Cancelation rules

Additional info

Nearest town

Nearest Airport

Reviews

The tour we had through living tours was amazing
Was a full day tour and Paula I think her name was sorry, was our guide. She was so knowledgeable and interesting. Was such a great day with lots to do. The visit to the port winery and lunch was really special. Would definitely recommend
Hayley B.
Fantastic memory of a wonderful place
Got to experience so many amazing sights and tastes with such a wonderful guide.
Phil B
Would recommend this tour
We did the day long tour out of Porto to the wine country including a river cruise. Our guide Sofia was informative and funny and the driver Claudio did an excellent job getting us to all of the locations safely and also played good music on the bus. Several wine tastings and lunch is included in the price.
Dana E.
Great tour with amazing views and a wonderful lunch
The guide Sophia and the driver Claudio were fun and helpful and very informative. Highly recommend!
Jason S.
Tiago, thanks for looking after us at the Douro Valley tour
Now back in Aus
Kerrie C.
We recommend this agency happily
We had a great day with loving tours! We took the historical tour in Douro valley with the perfect guide Tiago/Pako/John.
Shiri G.
Highly recommend and would book them again in the future!
Our tour guide for the full day Duoro Valley Tour was Paula and she was absolutely fantastic! We learned so much and had a lot of fun on this tour! It can be a long day but she kept us entertained and engaged the whole time. We actually went on a second tour with Living Tours the next day - 1/2 Day Porto Tour with John. He was amazing too! Living Tours is an excellent company if you want to go on tours, learn a lot and have fun. They care about you and your experience.
Amy A. S.
Tiago war sehr lehrreich, witzig, sympathisch und spontan
Er wusste so viel, nie war es uns langweilig. Weil es regnerisch war, hat er den Trip so gewählt, dass wir dem Regen meistens entkommen konnten. Auch bei Nebel ist der Trip empfehlenswert, bekommt eine mystische Note. Der Chauffeur ist sehr sicher gefahren, wir haben uns wohl gefühlt.
VesnaLLL
Tour to the wineyards
Sir, we booked a tour with a small bus last week and we enjoyed it IMMENSELY!!! This mainly due to the extreme care Mr Ricardo Rite(?) took with us!! In my life, I have seen much of the world, (England, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Hongkong, Taiwan, Japan, Hawaii, USA, Germany, Austria, Romania, Ceska, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Spain, France, Italy, Kenia, Madagascar, Brazil, Mexico, Tanger,Gibraltar and more)! But I 've NEVER met a guide like Ricardo! He was extremly friendly and his personal way of comunication to each of us was just fantastic. Whatever we wished, it was most professionally arranged by him. Please forward our deepest thanks to Mr Ricardo. The tour was the highlight of our holiday, thanks to him, you can be proud to have a guide like him!
Hugo and Ursula Roth, Switzerland.

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