The ultimate Douro Valley Wine Tasting and River Cruise from Porto

Sample exquisite wines at two acclaimed wineries, enjoy a traditional lunch, and hop on a cruise!

Travel Flexibly · 10.00h · Porto, Portugal

The Douro Valley is famed for its long history of rich wines, but did you know that in order to truly appreciate each bottle, a guided winery visit complete with a river cruise is a must? That’s why we’ve crafted this full-day tour with transport, so you can leave the logistics to experts and focus on uncovering the secrets of this UNESCO wine region. You’ll sip wine at two of Douro Valley’s esteemed wineries, delight in a traditional lunch, and embark on a relaxing Douro River cruise

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  • Douro Valley Wine Tasting and River Cruise from Porto
  • Roundtrip transportation​
  • Douro Valley​
  • Douro DOC wines​
  • Wine tasting​
  • Lunch in Pinhao​
  • 45-minutes river cruise​
  • Stunning landscapes​

Your journey begins early in the morning the iconic São Bento train station in Porto, from where you'll be whisked away to the lush, rolling hills of the Douro Wine Region. Along the way, soak in the stunning vistas of green valleys, vibrant vineyards, and the shimmering Douro River, and tune into your guide sharing insights into the region's rich history and wine culture that has flourished here for centuries.

Upon arrival at your first vineyard, settle in for a tasting of three exquisite wines—each expertly paired with traditional Portuguese dishes. Then, hop aboard a boat for a spectacular 45-minute cruise along Douro River's gentle waters flanked by seemingly endless terraced vineyards. Before returning to Porto, you’ll sample three more divine wines while enjoying the company of your small group of wine enthusiasts.

Douro Valley Wine Tasting and River Cruise Description

  • Your 10-hour tour includes:

  • Visits to two famous Douro Wineries with wine tastings

  • Cheese and olive oil tastings

  • A delicious lunch at a wine estate with wine pairings

  • A scenic 45-minute cruise on the Douro River

  • English speaking, knowledgeable guide

  • Return transport from Porto in a comfortable, air-conditioned minibus

Welcome to the Douro Wine Region!

Your adventure starts promptly am in front of the São Bento train station, where you'll meet your guide and fellow wine enthusiasts. Please aim to arrive 10 minutes early, which ensures you’ll have time to settle in on the comfortable minibus and venture out of the city before the hustle and bustle of city life begins.

Soon, you'll be immersed in the lush, green valleys and vineyards that define the Douro region, and thanks to your expert guide, you can look forward to insights into this UNECSO-listed wine region. After all, Douro Valley is recognized worldwide for its winemaking heritage and centuries-old tradition of port wine.

Superb Wine & Lunch in Pinhão

After a two-hour scenic drive, you’ll arrive in the charming village of Pinhão. Here, nestled among terraced hillsides, you'll be treated to your first wine tasting at one of the Douro's prestigious estates. Discover the unique flavors of three local wines and learn about the winemaking process that brings out their unique notes and aromas.

It’s not all about the wine, though. During your visit to this family-owned estate, you’ll be treated to a traditional Portuguese lunch—with each dish carefully paired with Douro wines. Overlooking the vineyards and enjoying the company of your small group, you’ll undoubtedly feel like you’ve landed yourself in a wine-lovers paradise.

Cruise Douro River

Post-lunch, your journey continues with a serene 45-minute cruise along the Douro River. As you glide gently downstream, savor majestic views of the Douro Valley's terraced vineyards. Admire the intricate patchworks of green and gold climbing the steep hillsides, and ponder how generation after generation has worked with nature to create sustainable agriculture. With your expert guide providing historical insights, you’ll wrap up the cruise with a deeper understanding of how the Douro River has connected these remote vineyards to the rest of the world.

Sip Wine & Return to Porto

The day's final highlight is a visit to another celebrated winery. Depending on the day, you'll explore Quinta da Roeda (Croft/Taylor's Group) or Quinta São Luiz (Kopke/Calém Group) and taste three more wines. Feel free to visit the cellar door to purchase wine as a memento to your fantastic day out, as soon, you'll board the minibus for a comfortable journey back to Porto. Your day out then wraps up with your arrival back at the São Bento train station at approximately 6 pm, ensuring you have plenty of time to enjoy the rest of your evening in Porto. Tchau!

What you get with this tour
Terraced vineyards of Douro Valley
Visit 2 wineries
Traditional lunch
45-minutes Douro River cruise
Sample port wine
Expert guide
Transport from Porto
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Guide gratuities
Other meals or drinks
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Frequently Asked Questions

What to bring?

Where to meet?

You will meet your guide and group at Rua de Mouzinho da Silveira 352 4050-418 Porto in front of Train Station São Bento

What to bring?

We suggest wearing comfortable shoes, and dressing according to the season. Please also bring a valid ID and a thirst for wine knowledge!

Is this tour run by The Tour Guy?

This tour is operated by one of our trusted and vetted partners in Porto

What if I have concerns about my mobility on this tour?

If you have any doubts about your mobility, please let us know beforehand. While this tour is mainly stationary, it does include walking on uneven terrain and navigating in and out of a boat

What happens if it rains?

We run our Douro Valley wine tasting and river cruise tour rain or shine. In case the weather is extremely bad, we will let you know immediately and work with you on a refund or alternative date

Is there any chance my tour might be canceled?

On the rare occasion if the tour is canceled, we'll inform you as soon as possible. We will work with you to reschedule your tour when possible or provide a full refund

Is there a dress code to join this Douro Valley wine tasting and river cruise tour?

While there is no specific dress code, we recommend wearing comfortable, casual, and respectful clothing

Is lunch or dinner included in the price of the tour?

Yes, lunch is included in the price of the tour! 

What if I have food allergies, intolerances, or other dietary requirements?

Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs. We will work with our tour partners to provide you with an alternative when possible

Are drinks included in the price of the tour?

Yes, wine tastings at two wineries are included in the price of the tour! However, any additional drinks will need to be purchased

Can I bring my kids, and do I have to pay for them?

Yes, everyone is welcome on our Douro Valley wine tasting and river cruise tour. We offer reduced rates for children (aged 4 to 12) and infants (0 to 3) are free. Please choose accordingly when booking

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