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About Douro Valley

On December 14, 2001 UNESCO decided unanimously to declare the Alto Douro Valley Wine Region as a World Heritage Site: “This long tradition of viticulture has produced, for some 2000 years, a cultural landscape of outstanding beauty that reflects its technological, social and economic evolution.”

We are experts in the organization of your event/holidays/personalized cruise in the Douro region and we adapt ourselves to your needs. Our Tours combine Wine, Culture, History, Nature and delicious Gastronomy!

If you wish to spend a different day, we invite you to…

– Admire breathless landscapes and amazing terraced vineyards;

– Experience local gastronomy and fall in love with our tasty products;

– Participate in cooking classes or have a picnic in a beautiful scenery;

– Enjoy the cultural heritage of the Douro region;

– Discover the Douro Quintas and their family history;

– Taste the wonderful Douro wines: sparkling, DOC, Muscat and Port wine;

– Take part in the wine production: foot treading in old Lagares, label your own wine,…;

– Share the hospitality and spontaneous joy of the locals;

– Get to know the religious side of Douro.

 

   And, all of this,  just nearly an hour away from Porto…

DOURO VALLEY TOURS

Traditional Douro Valley Tours

You have varied options depending on the time of the year: appreciate the almond trees in bloom, embark on a cruise on the Douro river, catch the historic steam train, stroll through the natural parks, enjoy the vines in bud or take part in the traditional harvest and grape treading where the wine scent is mixed along with the songs of the joyful workers,…
We invite you to share this inherited knowledge!

09:30 Pick up at your accommodation

  • Travel through some historic small villages in Douro Valley with astonishing views of the valley;
  • Get to know the Douro Valley Region locals and taste local specialties;
  • Travel along the Douro River through the heart of the Douro Valley Wine Region to Pinhão and visit its railway station decorated with tile murals of the town and the surrounding wine region;
  • Take a moment to visit a Douro wine estate, take a walk in the vineyards and savor DOC Douro wines and the precious nectar, the port wine;
  • Lunch in a familiar winery and taste local food with a reinvented cuisine bound to feelings and old memories;
  • Relax in a “Rabelo” cruise (1h) in a traditional boat used for centuries to transport Port Wine to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia;

TIMETABLE: 9 hours

INFORMATION:  It includes professional guide/driver, cruise and wine tastings.  This tour can be exclusive on demand and customized according to your interests. We answer you in 24 hours.

Traditional 

Douro valley Tours

You have varied options depending on the time of the year: appreciate the almond trees in bloom, embark on a cruise on the Douro river, catch the historic steam train, stroll through the natural parks, enjoy the vines in bud or take part in the traditional harvest and grape treading where the wine scent is mixed along with the songs of the joyful workers,…
We invite you to share this inherited knowledge!

09:30 Pick up at your accommodation

  • Travel through some historic small villages in Douro Valley with astonishing views of the valley;
  • Get to know the locals and taste local specialties;
  • Travel along the Douro River through the heart of the Douro Wine Region to Pinhão and visit its railway station decorated with tile murals of the town and the surrounding wine region;
  • Take a moment to visit a wine estate, take a walk in the vineyards and savor DOC wines and the precious nectar, the port wine;
  • Lunch in a familiar winery and taste local food with a reinvented cuisine bound to feelings and old memories;
  • Relax in a “Rabelo” cruise (1h) in a traditional boat used for centuries to transport Port Wine to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia;

TIMETABLE: 9 hours

INFORMATION: It includes professional guide/driver, cruise and wine tastings.  This tour can be exclusive on demand and customized according to your interests. We answer you in 24 hours.

douro Wine Tastings 

Discover the Douro Valley, the oldest demarcated and regulated wine region in the world with stunning breathtaking views over the Douro river. Get to know the spectacular and charming Quintas that have been passed down from generation to generation where Douro wines are produced.
Meanwhile, delight yourself in our Tours with premium wine tastings, in a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere!

09:30 Pick up at your accommodation

  • Travel along the Douro Valley, admire its impressive landscapes and discover the historic wine villages where time goes by very slowly;
  • Admire the old terraces and take photos in the most spectacular viewpoints on the way to Pinhão;
  • Learn all about the Douro wine region: the sparkling wines, the Muscat, the white and red DOC wines and the famous port wine, the nectar of Gods with a guiding visit in one of the most beautiful Douro Quintas;
  • Lunch in a traditional restaurant, a Winery, enjoy a picnic in the vineyards or lunch at DOC restaurant and taste local food combined with DOC Douro wines with a reinvented cuisine bound to feelings and old memories;
  • Discover the wines of the enthusiastic small producers, a local reference for wine lovers. The cherry on top of the cake is the wine tasting at the end of the tour;

TIMETABLE: 9 hours

INFORMATION: It includes professional guide/driver, cruise and wine tastings. This tour can be exclusive on demand and customized according to your interests.  We answer you in 24 hrs.

Gastronomic

Douro spots

Discover the Douro Valley visiting its most iconic gastronomic spots and get to know a beautiful Quinta where DOC and port wine is produced. Meanwhile, delight yourself with douro olive oil and local specialties.
For wine and food lovers!

09:30 Pick up at your accommodation

  • Experience our bread still cooked in wood stoves and jams;
  • Visit an olive oil mill. Learn all the process of making olive oil and taste it!
  • Taste different smoked sausages and traditional cheeses;
  • Enjoy local fruit: figs, grapes, chestnuts, oranges and almonds (according to the season);
  • We will tell you the best places for you to eat in the Douro region and taste regional food;
  • Lunch in a traditional restaurant, a Winery, enjoy a picnic in the vineyards or lunch at DOC restaurant and taste local food combined with DOC Douro wines with a reinvented cuisine bound to feelings and old memories;
  • Tour and wine tasting in one of the oldest and best known Douro wineries.

TIMETABLE: 9 hours

INFORMATION: This tour can be exclusive on demand and customized according to your interests. We answer you in 24 hours.

Gastronomic Douro TOURs 

Discover the Douro Valley visiting its most iconic gastronomic spots and get to know a beautiful Quinta where DOC and port wine is produced. Meanwhile, delight yourself with douro olive oil and local specialties.
For wine and food lovers!

09:30 Pick up at your accommodation

  • Experience our bread still cooked in wood stoves and jams;
  • Visit an olive oil mill. Learn all the process of making olive oil and taste it!
  • Taste different smoked sausages and traditional cheeses;
  • Enjoy local fruit: figs, grapes, chestnuts, oranges and almonds (according to the season);
  • We will tell you the best places for you to eat in the Douro region and taste regional food;
  • Lunch in a traditional restaurant, a Winery, enjoy a picnic in the vineyards or lunch at DOC restaurant and taste local food combined with DOC Douro wines with a reinvented cuisine bound to feelings and old memories;
  • Tour and wine tasting in one of the oldest and best known Douro wineries.

TIMETABLE: 9 hours

INFORMATION: This tour can be exclusive on demand and customized according to your interests. We answer you in 24 hours.

Private douro TOUR With Lunch AT DOC

We don’t have schedules and adapt ourselves to your interests, so you just have to make yourself feel special and enjoy the day!
So take your time!

09:30 Pick up at your accommodation

  • Travel through some historic small villages in Douro Valley  and admire the astonishing views of the valley;
  • Get to know the locals and taste local specialties;
  • Discover Douro Valley and its natural beauties from the best viewpoints and take wonderful photos!
  • Exclusive cruise in the heart of the Douro Valley with a free drink;
  • Lunch at DOC in a stunning scenery and taste  Chef Rui Paula’s cuisine, “a historical laboratory based on several generations of culinary recipes”;
  • Visit one of the most prestigious wine estates in Douro Valley and taste the precious nectar, the Port and DOC wines.
  • TIMETABLE: 9 hours

    INFORMATION: Exclusive Tour. This tour can be customized according to your interests. We answer you in 24 hours.

we create your itinerary 

If you prefer to go on your own, describe us your interests and days available in Portugal and we elaborate the perfect itinerary with the best tips and suggestions of places not to be missed, in order to optimize your stay.
Describe to us what your perfect day / night / holiday would be like and we will do our best to make them come true.

#1 DOURO VALLEY TOURS

General Conditions
  • Children under 5 free; from 6 to 11 enjoy a 50% discount.
  • Tours happen every day with the exception of the 25/12 and 01/01.
  • Stops and adjustments are made whenever you need and according to your own interests.
  • Tours on foot, in a luxurious 7 seat van or convertible car. Private transport and guiding services available.
  • It is advised comfortable footwear, appropriate clothing for the climate and sun protection

 

General Booking & Cancellation Policy

Book as soon as possible so we can properly schedule our services. We answer you in 24 hrs.

 

  • Cancellations made up to 2 days in advance have no costs;

  • Up to 24 hours in advance you will  be charged 50%;

  • On the day you will be charged the total amount.

 

General Conditions, as well as General Booking & Cancellation Policy are common to all Tours*

*Any disputes will be solved by the Centro de Informação de Consumo e Arbitragem do Porto. Rua Damião de Góis, 31, Loja 6, 4050-225 Porto

“The sublime Douro… it is an excess of nature … A geological poem. The absolute beauty” – Miguel Torga

Learn About Douro Valley

In 1756, Douro became the first Delimited and Regulated World Region with an area of ​​approximately 250 000 hectares with various wine farms in which the vine prevails.  Douro Wine, this ancient nectar that brings people together in friendly leisure, is especially diverse, intense and unique in flavor in the Douro valley region, due to the regions many different types of grapes, which has afforded experiences so emblematic as to have generated the expression: “Wine is bottled poetry” (STEVENSON, Robert Louis).

Douro Valley wide Historical Heritage, its Gastronomy, its People, its rich Landscape and its authentic and ancient Traditions make Douro region one of a kind. Many different constructions on the territory stand out, such as the terraces and ramps., the vernacular and religious heritage, farms with hundreds of years whose architectural style was based on the location as well as made to fit the family which owned them and the tile panels from the Pinhão station warrant a visitation and thorough inspection as well.

So why not enjoy one of the Douro Valley river cruises? Or travel on an old historical or presidential train with tourist destinations in mind? 

See the almond trees in full blossom in spring or a walk through the natural parks of Douro, such as The Parque Natural do Alvão among many others which would be just another reason to visit the region, with something beautiful to see no matter the time of the year.

There is entertainment throughout the year! The Douro valley region hosts various national and international events such as wine contests, local produce trade fairs, hunting, musical concerts, Aldeias Vinhateiras Festival, Festivities devoted to the saint of the village or town and the Romarias marianas.

Don’t miss out on the genuine Lazarim Carnival and the Romaria da Nª Sra. dos Remédios in Lamego!

The local handicraft uses several materials of the region such as vines and black clay from Bisalhães with new proposals from the Douro designers.

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