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Douro Valley Historical Tour with Lunch, Winery Visit with Tastings and Panoramic Cruise provided by Living Tours Portugal

Douro Valley Historical Tour with Lunch, Winery Visit with Tastings and Panoramic Cruise

Douro Valley Historical Tour with Lunch, Winery Visit with Tastings and Panoramic Cruise
4.5
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from €85.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 22 Jun 2020
A note from Douro Valley Historical Tour with Lunch, Winery Visit with Tastings and Panoramic Cruise
Certified with the CLEAN AND SAFE by the Portuguese Tourism Board and SAFE TRAVELS certification by the WTTC. Internal Protocol and Contigency plan was implemented with certified training of all staff. Cleaning and desinfecting measures are implemented for all the tranportation and facilities.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Maximize even limited time in the Douro Valley during an activity-packed day trip that includes lunch, wine tasting, and a cruise. Exploring the Douro River by boat allows you to escape the crowds on land and enjoy unobstructed views of the UNESCO-listed landscapes, while convenient hotel pickup means that you don’t have to worry about finding a meeting point in the morning.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See the best of the Douro Valley in just one day on a sightseeing tour
An ideal choice for time-pressed, first-time visitors
Lunch and hotel pickup are included on this great-value option
Discover UNESCO-listed towns that you may otherwise have missed
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7592P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
São Leonardo de Galafura viewpoint: unique views to the Unesco World Heritage landscape (2001) • Drive through national street N222: considered once the most beautiful and best of the world and links Peso da Régua to Alijó along the river Douro with the nature and the colours of a majestic landscape • Professional Guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Porto or Gaia city Hotel pickup and drop-off (when hotel pick up option is selected) • Complete Traditional Portuguese Lunch with Drinks included • Panoramic Douro River Cruise on a Traditional Rebelo Boat from Pinhão • Renown Wine estate guided visit with tasting of 3 wines • Entry/Admission - Pinhao
Exclusions
Gratuities • Personal Expenses • Hotel Pick up and drop off not included for TOUR ONLY option
Duration
9h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from any hotel in Porto or Gaia City when hotel pick up is selected.
Living Tours, R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352 354, 4050-418 Porto, Portugal Meeting point at Living Tours - Tourist Service located at Rua Mouzinho da Silvira, 352 - 4050 Porto, next to São Bento Train station.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
São Leonardo de Galafura viewpoint: unique views to the Unesco World Heritage landscape (2001) • Drive through national street N222: considered once the most beautiful and best of the world and links Peso da Régua to Alijó along the river Douro with the nature and the colours of a majestic landscape • Professional Guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Porto or Gaia city Hotel pickup and drop-off (when hotel pick up option is selected) • Complete Traditional Portuguese Lunch with Drinks included • Panoramic Douro River Cruise on a Traditional Rebelo Boat from Pinhão • Renown Wine estate guided visit with tasting of 3 wines • Entry/Admission - Pinhao
Exclusions
Gratuities • Personal Expenses • Hotel Pick up and drop off not included for TOUR ONLY option
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from any hotel in Porto or Gaia City when hotel pick up is selected.
Living Tours, R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352 354, 4050-418 Porto, Portugal Meeting point at Living Tours - Tourist Service located at Rua Mouzinho da Silvira, 352 - 4050 Porto, next to São Bento Train station.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
The cruise is under the responsibility of the cruise operator (subject to weather and navigation conditions)
Usually our tours run in one language but there are cases of one extras language or more.
Tour runs in small groups between 8 and 27 people
Duration: the hours of duration are approximate hours, The Tour is subject to local traffic, visit schedules, etc
Pick up: Free of charge in central Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia hotels for the option with pick up and drop off included. For private and other types of accommodation the meeting point is at LIVING TOURS PORTO (Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352/354 Porto) - next to São Bento train station, Porto
All tours depart from Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia
The services included in the tours/wine estate visits, restaurants, etc) are subject to 3rd party availability and may change without prior notice
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
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 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Living Tours
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Porto
  • 1
    Amarante
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    The Douro Valley
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    N222
  • 4
    Cais do Pinhão
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Pinhao
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Living Tours
    R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352 354, 4050-418 Porto, Portugal
    Meeting point at Living Tours - Tourist Service located at Rua Mouzinho da Silvira, 352 - 4050 Porto, next to São Bento Train station.
    See address & details
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4.5
194 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Hanne S
Bree, Belgium1 contribution
Douro valley!
We had a great day with Paula! She knows a lot about the region, the wine and port, about the history,... we saw beautiful landscapes, villages and winehouse!!
Paula made it a very lovely day!!
Written 8 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Navigator25235807546
Good afternoon from Living Tours, Thank you so much for sharing your opinion with us. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed everthing including our guide service. Best regards Living Tours Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lotus2760
Eastleigh, UK81 contributions
Excellent Douro Tour
Sep 2020
My wife and I shared a 12 seater minibus with 1 other couple from northern Spain. Our guide was multi lingual and very knowledgable. She provided lots of information and invited us to raise as many questions as we wanted.

The tour was a complete revelation to us as we have not visited this area of Portugal before.

We initially visited a historic town (Amorante) following a lengthy drive from Porto and after sightseeing for 30 to 45 minutes we drove onto a spectacular Miradouro viewing point about 600 metres above the Douro river. The whole Alto Douro region is breathtaking with incredible views around each corner of the sinuous roads.

Having drunk in the views from the summit we then walked down the hill to a superb restaurant with panoramic views down to the river below for our lunch. To say this was a room with a view truly was an understatement! The lunch was superb as well.

We then rejoined the minibus (on re-entry each time we masked up and applied hand sanitizer). We drove on to a vineyard for a tour of the vines just above the river with more incredible views followed by a tour of the winery and just enough time to taste 4 wines (White Red 5 year old Port and a Rose). Our guide then took us along a beautiful drive along the N222 next to the river to Pinhão where we met our cruise boat for a 1 hour cruise along the river. It was incredibly beautiful and on our return to Pinhão we rejoined the minibus for the return drive back to Porto. The whole trip lasted 10 hours.

We conclude the whole trip was well worth the money approximately £75 each given the length of the tour and with the excellent 3 course lunch and wine included.

If there is one small criticism, we did feel slightly rushed once or twice to move on, but given the nature of the roads and overall time it took to complete the whole itinerary this can be forgiven under the circumstances.
Written 3 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Navigator25235807546
Good afternoon from Living Tours, We would like to thank you your time sharing your feedback we us. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed the tour, the sights, the meal, the wine and the guidance of our guide. We will take also into account your opinion about the feeling of rush. We hope you can come back maybe a next time to Porto to experience more tours with us. Warmest regards Living Tours Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maude G
4 contributions
Amazing Tour!
Sep 2020 • Family
We had an amazing tour today with our guide Sylvia F. She was very kind and funny, she gave a lot of information, shared fun facts and made it very interactive. Her knowledge of the Douro Valley was quite impressive! The entire visit was COVID-19 safe and we felt comfortable at all times during the visit (minivan, restaurant, wine estate). The scenery was exceptional and the visited sites were very carefully selected. The lunch, located in a gorgeous area, was absolutely delicious (authentic Portuguese) and the portions were very generous. The visit of the Kopke wine estate provided sufficient time for a very informative visit and the tasting of three wines. We finished the tour with a magnificent boat tour that allowed us to admire the scenery and the vineyards from a different perspective! I highly recommend this tour!!!
Written 13 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Navigator25235807546
Good afternoon from Living Tours, Thank you so much for sharing your complete review about our tour to the Douro Valley. We are glad to know that you have enjoyed everything that our tour includes, including our guide Silvia. We will share with her your nice words. Warmest regards Living Tours Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Silvania de Almeida
Antwerp, Belgium1 contribution
Douro Valley day trip
Aug 2020 • Solo
Amazing day in this beautiful surroundings... nice boot trip but bit short... Interesting visit to the vineyard.
Written 6 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Navigator25235807546
Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mrs. Silvania, Thank you so much for your time sharing your kind review. Best regards Living Tour Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

cj9752
United Kingdom1 contribution
Great tour
We had a fantastic time on this tour, it was for the most part covid-safe and our guide was very engaging and informative. The scenary was beautiful and we felt this tour was well worth the money.

The only negatives were that the wine-tasting was quite rushed as we had to get to the boat tour on time (we only had 10 minutes to try 2 wines and a port). Also, although we distanced from the other two guys on the tour, we were seated together at lunch sharing a bottle of wine/water which was a bit illogical and during the tour of the vineyard again social distancing was impossible as we joined another much larger tour group.

These minor points aside, I would highly recommend this tour to others!
Written 2 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Navigator25235807546
Good afternoon from Living Tours, We would like to thank you your time sharing your feedback about our Douro Valley tour. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed the day with our company. Regarding the negative points we will take them into account and we will talk with our partner to try improove the situation. Looking forward to seeing you once again in Porto. Warmest regards Living Tours Team
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Jeff W
Porto, Portugal3 contributions
We couldn't stop talking about this tour with our friends!
Aug 2020
We loved this tour so much that we want to do it again with our friends. Anabela our tour guide was fantastic! She explained everything in English and even helped us with our Portuguese. She gave detailed stories about the places we visited. She did a good job corralling us as we continued to be easily distracted by the awesome beauty of the Douro River Valley.
Written 20 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Navigator25235807546
Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mr. Jeff, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed the tour to the Douro Valley with our guide Anabela and that you want to make it again. Thank you for trusting us. Looking forward to seeing you maybe a next time in Porto. Warmest regards Living Tours Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Cristiane M
4 contributions
Douro Valley Tour
Aug 2020
We had an amazing time with our guide Diana in a Douro Valley tour. The landscape is breathtaking and the company really makes sure that hygiene measures are respected. We felt safe for the entire journey. Our guide Diana was knowledgeable and friendly.

I highly recommend this tour!!
Written 18 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Navigator25235807546
Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Mr Cristian, Thank you so much for your time sharing your feedback with us about our Douro Valley Tour and about our guide Diana. We will share with her your nice words. Warmest regards Living Tours Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Noah
7 contributions
Loved it !
Jul 2020 • Couples
We had an amazing day with our tour guide Diana, she gave a lot of information and was really nice. All the places we’ve visited were also really nice, the lunch was great with an amazing view over the Douro valley. During the tour at the vineyard we also got a lot of information from one off the people that work there, very interesting. Not only the stops but also the trip there was mesmerizing definitely recommend 10/10
Written 31 July 2020
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Navigator25235807546
Good afternoon from Living Tours, Dear Noah, Thank you so much for taking the time sharing your feedback about our Douro Valley Tours and about our guide Diana Performance. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed. Best Regards Living Tours Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hanne D
12 contributions
Douro valley very comfortable day tour.
Nov 2019
Accompanied by a well informed guide we took a very comfortable bus to the Douro valley where we saw the sights and had a really fantastic lunch. Can't remember having eaten that good! The tasting of the various port wines was excellent. Boat trip was nice too. Weather was good and it was an really enjoyable day.
Written 23 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Navigator25235807546
Good morning from Living Tours, Dear Mrs. Hanne, We would like to thank you your time sharing your feedback about the tour to the Douro valley with us. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed everything. Warmest regards Living Tours Team
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David P
Waterloo, Canada2 contributions
Douro Valley
Feb 2020
This was an excellent tour from Porto to the Douro Valley. Wonderful scenery, easy pace, excellent lunch. Our guide was Joao Mota. Very knowledgeable, careful driver. It was winter but still pleasant countryside.
Written 31 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Navigator25235807546
Good morning from Living Tours, Dear Mr. David, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are very happy to know that you have enjoyed everything on the tour and also the guidanace of our guide João. Warmest regards Living Tours
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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W9073EVverak
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Beautiful memories
Went on this tour last October, and had a wonderful experience! Silvia was our guide and she was so amazingly sweet
TobiasPSchneider1987
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Great experience
I just fell in love with Port wine during my short trip to Porto and this was a great way to get to know more about
sina001
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Great Tour
Really lovely and interesting tour in Douro Valley. Good Service and a very nice day!Wonderful das trip
katherines301
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Outstanding
Excellent tour with outstanding guide, Paula (?), who was knowledgeable, professional and friendly, and who made th
I3654IZsarahm
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Excellent value for money - a must for any wine lover!
We thought quite hard about this tour because its pretty much a full day and quite high end on the cost side.......
julezzz797
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best tour
very funny and interesting day with kind people and very good wine! You learn a lot, don't miss this
wimpje
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Great tour by minibus
In just 4 hours you get a complete view off all highlites of Porto. No constant stops and in and out the bus. Start
868clairec
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A beautiful boat ride during sunset hour
I got my ticket with LivingTours.com and so it was £13.50. I really enjoyed this cruise, I went at 7.30 which was t
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The perfect tour!
We started our tour in the morning with Diana, our guide. Despite the weather, a bit foggy, everything was perfect.
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First Class Tour
Paula was our very knowledgeable and professional guide for this enjoyable full day tour. The visit to the small i
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Porto wine tour
We really liked this tour! It was much better, then we expected! We visited a small, family wine estate, Casa dos
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Excellent Experience
Our experience was amazing. The guide Dan was very knowledgeable, friendly, engaging and a very good driver. We fel
lizzross_2000
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Excellent!
The guide was very knowledgable and could not do enough for you. The vineyard where we had lunch was beautiful, win
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Interesting Trip to the North of Portugal
Well guided tour with interesting insights into Portugal's history. Comfortable car and no waiting time during the
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Douro valley
I did a tour with Nuno of living tours. Such a great guide. Can’t imagine that he could have improved on anything.
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