Douro Valley (UNESCO) Wine Tasting, River Cruise & Mateus Palace - Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

77976


Categories

Museums / Culture, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (basic), Italian (conversational), Portuguese (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Enjoy the splendour of the Douro Valley - the famous river, its wine and a beautiful palace!


Depart from your hotel en route to the breathtaking Douro Valley. Your first stop will be at the splendid Mateus Palace which is depicted on the labels of the famous Mateus rosé wine. Tour the ornate manor house and its beautiful gardens.

Continue to an award winning winery, set amongst the terraces of the valley, where you will indulge in a traditional gourmet lunch consisting of specialities of the estate paired with their award winning wines followed by a private tour of the cellar and port wine tasting.

After lunch you will embark on a traditional rablelo river boat which was used to transport the port wine. Experience the historical Douro River and more spectacular scenery on this one hour boat trip.

After you disembark, this wine tour continues another famous wine estate for a comprehensive tour and tasting. Relax while returning from the majestic Douro Valley to Porto.

I can create a custom tour for you should you have any special requests or if you are more than 6 guests.

Itinerary

Pick up at the port, hotel or other location as requested by guest.
Drive to Mateus Palace for a tour of the palace and gardens.
Continue to the wine estate for lunch, guided tour and wine tasting.
Embark on a one hour river cruise.
Return to Porto.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the hotel or other location as requested by guest.

End location: At the hotel or other location as requested by guest.

Duration: 8 hours

Tour can be customized based on guests' requests. Tour subject to change based on weather and traffic conditions. The order of sites visited may vary. It is recommended that guests wear flat, comfortable shoes.

Transportation

Guests will be driven in a private modern spacious air conditioned Mercedes tour vehicle.

What’s Included

Other: Professional guiding service.
Private transportation in modern spacious air conditioned Mercedes tour vehicle.
All mandatory insurance required by the Tourism of Portugal Organization.
Freeway tolls.
Free Wi-Fi on board.
Complimentary bottled water.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60 € - visit to Mateus Palace, wine estate; lunch, tour & wine tasting, river cruise (1 hour).

What’s Extra

Other: Visit to Mateus Palace, lunch, entrance fee to the winery and river cruise.
Any personal expenses (bottles of wine, souvenirs, snacks, etc).

Restrictions

I have a licensed tour company nº247/2012 by Tourism Portugal. I am not an official guide and will not be able to guide guests inside of certain historical monuments.

A Recent Review of this tour

We had a fabulous day with Miguel touring the Douro Valley. He was a fountain of interesting information, enjoyable company, personable, well-spoken and flexible and adaptable with our plans/interests. Jennifer, who helps organize his tours is prompt and thorough - a great team. You won't be disappointed!
Martha R.

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Private tour guide Miguel

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