Witness spectacular scenery, award winning wines and the culture that carves this amazing region!
Through a unique landscape of mountain and river it was born one of the most famous God nectars: Port wine
Designated UNESCO World Heritage, the wine valleys of the Douro region provide some of the most spectacular scenery in Portugal.
Enjoy a leisurely tour in a private van through this magnificent countryside en route to the Douro Valley. The first stop will be the charming town of Amarante, an ancient town filled with fine Romanesque architecture including the 16th century Monastery of São Goncalo on the banks of the river and the lovely Roman Bridge.
In Pinhao you will see the traditional train station adorned with historic tiles depicting the lifestyle of the locals before arriving to an award winning wine estate where you will indulge in an impressive gourmet lunch of food & wine pairing followed by a guided cellar tour and wine tasting.
Option of adding a river cruise on a traditional rabelo boat to this tour (1 or 2 hours).
I can create a customized tour should you have any special requests.
Pick up at the port, hotel or other location as requested by guest.
Drive to the Douro Valley.
First stop in Amarante, walk a little over the Roman Bridge, the centre when Sao Goncalo church is situated, have a coffee and traditional pastry.
Arrive to Pinhao to view the historic train station.
Continue to the wine estate for lunch, guided tour and wine tasting.
Option of a river cruise (1 or 2 hours)
Return to Porto.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pickup at the port, hotel or other choice location requested by guest.
End location: Delivery to the port, hotel or other choice location requested by guest.
Duration: 7 hours 30 min.
Note: Tour can be customized based on guests' requests.
Guests will be driven in a private modern spacious air conditioned Mercedes tour vehicle.
Professional guiding service.
Private transportation in modern spacious air conditioned Mercedes tour van.
All mandatory insurance required by the Tourism of Portugal Organization.
Free Wi-Fi on board.
Complimentary bottled water.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 € - Entry to wine estate (tour, tasting and lunch).
River cruise (optional)
Entry to wine estate (tour, tasting and lunch).
River cruise (optional) and any personal expenses (souvenirs, snacks, etc).
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Miguel is a professional engaging guide & driver. His English is excellent & he is a great storyteller w/a true passion for Portugal. His profound knowledge of history, culture, food & hidden gems made for interesting transfers. NEVER rushed, covering tremendous ground efficiently and w/the fewest crowds. We saw more than we would have seen on our own. He was very flexible and patient as we stopped to take MANY photos. Obrigados to our personal photog & extraordinary guide-now we are In photos together!