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Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, and Optional Lunch and Cruise provided by The Cooltours - Oporto

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Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, and Optional Lunch and Cruise

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  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Overview
The UNESCO-listed Douro Valley is famed for its port wine, but with countless wineries to choose from, exploring the region without a guide can be overwhelming. This tour ensures you experience the Douro Valley at its very best, by dining on Douro cuisine at a celebrated villa and tasting award-winning bottles at two estates. To see the vineyard-lined Douro River from the water, upgrade to enjoy a cruise by traditional Rabelo boat.
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  • 1
    Pinhao Railway Station
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 2
    Casal de Loivos Viewpoint
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    The Douro Valley
    Stop: 5 hours -
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  • 4
    Douro River
    Stop: 50 minutes -
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Highlights
  • Visit the Douro Valley with a guide to find the best food and wine
  • See the best of a UNESCO-listed wine region
  • Enjoy a mixture of guided and independent experiences 
  • Lunch and two wine-tasting sessions are included 
  • Option to cruise the Douro River
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Porto for the trip to the Douro Valley. Continue to Pinhão, where you have time to explore the beautiful village on your own, from the surrounding vineyards to the distinctive blue-and-white tile murals. If you selected the Douro River cruise, this is where you board a Rabelo, a traditional cargo boat long used for Douro River transport. The leisurely ride takes you up a Tua River tributary and past Quinta da Romaneira winery, and then loops back to Pinhão. Either before or after your cruise (if you've upgraded), pop into one of the wineries on the agenda for the day before lunch.  For lunch, sit down to a lunch of traditional Douro cuisine paired with local wines at a popular restaurant, and then visit another estate for tastings of award-winning ports and wines. The tour concludes with a return trip to Porto.
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Important Information
Duration
10h
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Wine and port tastings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • River boat cruise (if option selected)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for infants
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Stingrach wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom30 contributions11 helpful votes
This was one of the highlights of my trip, for sure. Porto, the city, is lovely and a great place to spend a weekend, but taking a day to venture further out than the city was one of the best decisions we made. The UNESCO protected scenery is breathtaking and our tour guide was
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Date of experience: September 2020
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MarLa E wrote a review 27 Sep
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Violetta was our tour guide and she mad the experience incredible! We had a loooot of wine and port, delicious food and all the explanation of the region. Our group was so nice that we ended up having drinks afterwards. Violetta knew soooo much about the history of the country
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Douglas J wrote a review 27 Sep
London, United Kingdom19 contributions18 helpful votes
Highlight of the trip to Porto. Violeta was our guide- from the beginning of the day to the end, she had creative energy that gave our group a buzz to get going and stay going. Everyone felt like they left the trip with a friend, not just a guide. In addition to Violeta's
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jess McCarten wrote a review 21 Sep
London, United Kingdom54 contributions6 helpful votes
Such an awesome day with Violetta guiding us around the wine and port estates! She definitely makes the trip - super friendly, warm, natural and knowledgeable! Also times everything just right, not too long at each stop but long enough to try quite a few wines and ports! Really
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Texstone wrote a review 20 Sep
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Violeta was a terrific guide. Very knowledgeable and funny. Highly recommend all parts of this tour.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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About the operator

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Wonderful experience
Our tour guide Isa was excellent And very knowledgeable about the city of Porto. The food and wine was delicious an
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Mariamseixas
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Lendas à moda do Porto
The entire tour was simply amazing. The guide Violeta really is quite the storyteller so when walking us through th
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Alexv1757
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Testaurant o fado very expensive
Great fado music , good food , but the price is to high for the dinner you get. The place itself is very cosy.
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170ramonb
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Worth it
A little expensive but worth it. The views are amazing. Good coordination and organizational. The staff was great
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719theresab
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Excellent day out
Not the best of weather for this trip but we were collected promptly by Rodrigo with trainee Marie in an excellent
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shelbyOntario
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Douro Valley small group wine tasting, river cruise and lunch
Did this tour on Feb 26th. Our tour guide was Isa and she was great (friendly, knowledgeable and informative). Isa
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If there were more stars...
The tour was extraordinary. First the guide, Violeta, was the friendliest, most knowledgeable, interesting, fun an
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DianeC951
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Mom Daughter Travel Duo
My mom and I had the pleasure of not one, but TWO beautiful, intelligent and knowledgeable hard-working female tour
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sapope56
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A fun day in Porto
Our Porto food tour was a very enjoyable day. Our guide Pedro was charming, even rescuing us from being lost, and v
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Chichihusky0423
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Good place to visit
The Guide had fully explain the history during touring. This is the first time of us joining a small group tour. Gr
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WendyHew
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Day trip to Braga and Guimaraes
We were very pleased with our trip today, there were four of us, two Spanish speakers and Pedro easily switched bet
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MaltaButterfly
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Excellent tour
I would like to thank bubbly Violet for the excellent insight and good company 😉 We enjoyed it a lot!!
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I just love these 2 towns. If you have an opportunity to visit, go for it. These company was great and happy to rec
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mabeatric
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Surprising and great tour!
Braga and Guimaraes are cities worth visiting - both are beautiful in their own way. There is a lot of history embe
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rec38
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Great wine tour
Very enjoyable tour. The driver was prompt to pick us up and she even dropped us off first since we had dinner rese
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