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Full Day Private Tour and Wine Tasting from Porto

£239 per private group

Douro Valley, Porto, Portugal

Full Day

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Full Day Private Tour and Wine Tasting from Porto

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What You'll Do

Escape the city on a day tour from Porto to the magical Douro Valley, and enjoy a day of river cruises, wine tasting and pure indulgence as you explore lush vineyards and ancient, family-run wineries.

You will be picked up by your expert guide for the day, Ryan Opaz, from your hotel lobby, before heading out on this small group adventure to the green valleys and winding rivers inland from Porto.

The first stop will be at a winery that specialises in making exceptional red wines and port, both unique to the local area. You’ll be able to wander the sun-dappled vineyards, explore the beautiful old cellar, and of course, try some of the exquisite products produced there.

Your next stop will be lunch at a quaint local restaurant, which will feature iconic regional dishes such as olive oil, honey, sausages, and smoked and cured meats (enchidos). There are also plenty of options for the vegetarians, with local delicacies such as plump cherries, almonds and a vast array of greens to satisfy you.

It’s then time to relax on a river cruise that winds through the beautiful valley, before you enjoy another wonderful wine tasting at another local winery.

This specific vineyard is an incredibly charming and charismatic spot, run by a friendly host family who have helped the wines from the Douro region become renowned throughout the world.

Relax and enjoy the tranquility of the area, and when you’re ready your guide will take you back to Porto at the end of an unforgettable day.

Experience
Highlights

Enjoy pickup and drop off at your accommodation with an expert local guide

Discover the incredible scenery and authentic, unspoilt culture of the Douro Valley

Explore beautiful old wineries and vineyards and try stunning local wine and port

Your Local Host:

Ryan Opaz

Having spent over a decade touring and speaking about the lifeblood of Iberia, and Knighted by the Port Wine Brotherhood, Ryan is our designated "wine guy" for Portugal. Word to the wise, however, never ask him for his favorite, as he's bound to respond, "The one I've never tasted." His talents also extend to jaw-dropping photography, spectacular coffee roasting, tea tastings from far-off lands and mouth-watering cuisine. "Portugal has a wide range of fantastic wines, but few people know the value of their sparkling wines. Portugal's Espumante is absolutely worth exploring!"

Reviews (1)

Jeff B

Sunday 5th January, 2020

We had a wonderful multi-day tour of northern Portugal with Ryan. They organized the tour around our interests (wine, food, culture) and budget. Ryan was a superb guide and our visits included intimate winery visits, lunch with the winemaker and a wo...

We had a wonderful multi-day tour of northern Portugal with Ryan. They organized the tour around our interests (wine, food, culture) and budget. Ryan was a superb guide and our visits included intimate winery visits, lunch with the winemaker and a wonderful walking food tour in Porto. We'll be back!

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Location Information

Your guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby or other accommodation in Porto at around 8:30 am, before driving you out to the beautiful Douro Valley.

The Douro Valley is one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the world, a maze of granite mountains and steep valleys, cut with terraced vineyards and dotted with quaint, unspoilt little villages.

You’ll explore two wineries and a stunning little regional restaurant, and enjoy a cruise down the River Douro that winds all the way to Porto, before you are dropped off at the end of the day back in Porto, directly to your accommodation.

  • Full day English Speaking Expert Wine Guide at disposal as per itinerary with rental car
  • 2 winery visits with standard wine tastings
  • Lunch at local restaurant (pre-set menu with wines) - one starter, one main course, one dessert
  • 1 hour group rabelo boat cruise
  • Welcome information packet and restaurant recommendations