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Douro Valley Tour: 2 Vineyard Visits, River Cruise, Winery Lunch
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Douro Valley Tour: 2 Vineyard Visits, River Cruise, Winery Lunch

By EFun Tours
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Ages 0-99, max of 46 per group
Duration: 9h
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Live guide: Portuguese, English, Spanish
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  • Lunch in a winery ( Gluten-free & Vegan options available if informed in advance)
  • 1 hour river cruise in Traditional Rabelo boat, departing from Pinhão
  • Visit to two Vineyards with wine tastings (Samples of several different wines, honey and olive oil)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off (when selected)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Breakfast (please eat before joining the tour)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Bolsa Palace, R. de Ferreira Borges, 4050-253 Porto, Portugal
    Normally on this option pick ups starts at 8:30 am. If we need to change it we will contact you. Please meet us at the main entrance of Bolsa Palace, on the sidewalk by the street. We will send a message trough the App with final details (pick up hour and photos of the meeting point).
Pickup details
  • Pick ups will be between 8:30 - 9:00 am. We will contact customers by message (trough the App) with final details. Be aware that we need confirmation of every customer regarding the meeting point and pick up hour, when we send the message through the App. If you will not answer through the App, we will try to reach you by phone. Please make sure your number is correct. We normally try WhatsApp first and then we call if we don't have an answer.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7372P39

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking;
      • The day before the tour, you will receive the exact pickup details regarding pickup, meeting point and time;
      • Parents should bring the baby car seat ajusted to infant's age (1 to 3 years old). We only have seats available after 4 years old.
      • This tour may be done in two languages. We try to avoid it, but sometimes we have no other solution.
      • This tour has two different options, with or without hotel pick up. If you choose the option with the meeting point this tour may or may not be done in a minibus or bus. If you choose the Small Group with hotel pick up option, this tour will be done on a minivan and a group of up to 8 people;
      • For the ones that choose hotel pick-up, if your accomodation is not in a very easy to reach location, we might ask you to meet us at a close by location;
      • Private option it's done in a private vehicle only with your private guide. The vineyards and rest of the locations are shared with other participants.
      • For lunch we provide meet, fish, vegan and vegetarian option.
      • We do tours all year round, in the winter it is cold and in the summer it's hot, please dress appropriately
      • There is not much walking involved, but please bring comfortable shoes;
      • Don´t forget to bring your camera with you!
      • This tour last around 9 hours, but it´s subject to local traffic conditions or visit schedules;
      • Reschedulings with less than 24 hours before the start of the tour will be charged a 30% fee (subject to availability);
      • The order of the tour or partners visit are subject to change depending on availability;
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 46 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7372P39

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      • EFun Tours
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        Porto, Portugal
        Joined in September 2013
      • 986jacksonn
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Andre is awesome, tour is very much worthwhile
        It was awesome!!! Andre was such a good tour guide and made our experience so memorable and fun. He was very passionate about Portuguese history and the Douro region and it made the experience that much better. The wines were super great and the views were even more incredible. Highly recommend as a good day trip! Again, Andre was the man.
        Written 15 June 2024
      • E6664FJemilyg
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day trip from Porto
        This was an amazing trip exploring the Duoro valley to learn about the wines and the ports made there. Lots of tastings! Beautiful wineries, each with their own unique vibe. Lunch was in a beautiful garden villa. Highly recommend our guide Vitor- he was so fun and informative!
        Written 14 June 2024
      • mickbZ4654WO
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good time good fun and great views
        Great tour. Every stop got better. Great lunch. Amazing views. Tour guide Vitor was great fun. Rita at the last stop was a great crack. Kept topping up glasses .
        Written 14 June 2024
      • shayc541
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Delicious wine, great views
        Vitor was an amazing tour guide, super friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Spectacular views not only at the wineries but throughout the whole drive. We visited 3 wineries all with excellent service and had a delicious lunch at the 3rd winery!
        Written 14 June 2024
      • Majken M
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic guide
        Fun and fantastic guide :-) great tour, Well designed and planned and very tasteful. Very informative on both cultural and local issiues
        Written 14 June 2024
      • Happiness37357944184
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Cracking vino
        Fantastic tour with a very friendly host, got to try lots of lovely wine and it was great value overall. Would definitely recommend
        Written 14 June 2024
      • APatel2014
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great wineyards trip from Porto
        Had an amazing time thanks to our guide Vitor and the lovely wineyards we visited. The food was also great. Would highly recommend
        Written 12 June 2024
      • NorthStar45951947925
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Incredible!!
        The tour was a wonderful experience! Our tour guide, Vitor, was incredible. Very personable and made the experience extremely enjoyable
        Written 12 June 2024
      • 835jaylenea
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour guide, many ports to try
        Andre was super fun, the wines were tasty and the first winery was my favorite, the woman who works there you can tell is truly passionate about the craft. The drives in between were filled with good humor and good tunes by Andre. Thanks for the sunny memories!
        Written 11 June 2024
      • Ninabambo
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour recommended
        Brilliant guides and wine talks were amazing. Not pushy at all to buy wine honey and olives were offered. Boat trip was so relaxing and beautiful scenery
        Written 11 June 2024
      • tinamariep2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Dances With Winos
        Sara is an excellent tour guide! Totally professional while being personable, funny, accommodating, and knowledgeable. She maintained a fun and lighthearted sense of humor throughout the day despite the challenge of directing a large group (50 people?) who were, as she commented, “like trying to herd cats” 😂😂😂🙌🏽 Thank you for making our experience so comfortable and enjoyable🙏🏽 Pedro is equally as pleasant and engaging and the bus driver has killer skills! (I don’t think I could handle that route that well in a regular car! Great 3-point turn in Pinhão 🤘🏽😎🚍🚌👍🏽😎)
        Written 10 June 2024
      • NoahHill
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful option for experiencing Douro Valley
        Sara and Pedro were amazing guides on the tour. Our bus driver was also very impressive with his driving skills throughout the hillsides. We felt very safe. The wine was amazing, and we were taught a lot about the wine&history of the area. The view was breathtaking even on the bus, which was pleasant temperature wise. It was a great opportunity to connect with other travellers and meet people from around the world. The food was absolutely pleasant. The people complaining in other review's about “carrots and lettuce” must not understand salads. I can’t understand a lot of the perspectives from the negative reviews, but maybe that’s because they just got unlucky. I definitely reccomend this tour.
        Written 9 June 2024
      • JeffSammy
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful experienced guide
        Highly recommend this tour. The guide was informative and made the tour really interesting. The history is sad, but important to know
        Written 8 June 2024
      • hannahcH4200WF
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best tour ever!
        This was the best thing we did on our holiday to Portugal! Truly brilliant tour. Our guide (André) was the perfect balance of warm, funny and knowledgeable. The scenery and wines were amazing, and our small group (7 people) felt like friends by the end of the day.
        Written 4 June 2024
      • Bill P
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
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      Eddie L
      San Jose, California, United States65 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      I chose this winery tour specifically because unlike other one offered, it says it starts at 9 AM. Two days before the tour, they confirmed meeting at 9 AM. Then, less than 24 hours before, they changed to 8:30 AM; actually all guests were picked up by 8:40 AM.

      The first winery was not very good at all. The guide went through a very scripted discussion, spending almost half of his time talking about their olive oils. It was not good quality olive oil (when I asked if it was early press, he quickly brushed it off to say no). I went to the bathroom on the way out, and heard another winery guide say the exact same spiel down to the same joke. We tasted three wines, which were bitter and not well produced. We ended with one port tasting there.

      Then we were shuttled off to lunch, which was at a venue that hosted many, many other tour groups. The food was clearly mass produced, most people didn’t finish it. Then, instead of going to another winery, we stayed there for three port tastes.

      The boat cruise was a waste of an hour, we just sat there while we went out on the river a bit and back. Normally I would’ve chosen another tour to avoid this, but again I thought this tour started at 9am.

      Overall I can’t recommend this unless you just want a very basic overview of Duoro and don’t really care about wine or learning about port.
      Written 30 March 2023
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      Martin
      Milford on Sea, UK26 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2022
      We had a great day in The Douro Valley, only spoilt by the rain showers. We were picked up promptly by our Driver and Guide called Phillippa, who was excellent through the whole day. She was extremely knowledgeable on Wines, Porto and anything else that you cared to throw at her, all the more amazing when she told us that she had only been doing the job for a short time. Our tour included lunch with wine followed by a Port Tasting at a winery, followed by another tasting of table wine, olive oil and honey at another. The hosts at both locations were very hospitable. We chose a tour that included a lovelyone hour River Cruise, where other members of the group had an extra winery visit. All told, a great trip and probably the highlight of our visit to Porto. Many thanks to the company and its guides.
      Written 27 June 2022
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      Amy J
      Boulder, CO14 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      This is likely an incredible tour; sadly, we threw $350 down the drain as this is the first tour I have EVER missed (I’m always early to arrive) due to poor communication on the start time. This tour description, the company website, and the reminder email all list 9:00, which is what I found repeatedly when searching the night before. To be fair, they do communicate in a separate email that it is 8:30 at the time of booking. It’s just that that email is one from the five that says 8:30. So, we wasted $350 and, more importantly, the chance to see Douro on our last day in Porto. I highly recommend checking and noting the start time and that the company makes sure that all emails indicate the actual meeting time versus only one. Ironically, we were on our way (I mentioned I leave early), but we’re making sure we got more money to tip the guides.
      Written 2 July 2023
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      Dear Amy, thank you for the time you took to write this review! We are very sad for what happened and would like to apologise for any misunderstanding. The fact is that indeed the tour says that starts at 09:00 am but for logistical reasons sometimes we have to start a bit earlier or later, that´s it´s stated on the observations that the tour might start up to 30 minutes earlier than 09:00 am. Because of this reason we make sure to always contact every customer in order to confirm the starting time of the tour, wich was the case. We sent you an email 4 days before the start of the tour informing that the tour would start at 08:30 am to wich you have confirmed. We make sure that we get the confirmation by all our guests in order to guarantee that everyone know the correct pickup time. On the day of the tour we have called you at 08:33 am as everyone else was already at the meeting point exept you guys, to wich you have said you could only make it at 09:00 am, we have said that we could wait around 10 minutes, or even suggest a different pickup place at wich we could wait until around 08:50 am. You simply said you could not make it in time and that you wouldn´t be going on the tour. We are very sorry that you didn´t come, but we like to make sure that nobody misses the tour even if sometimes we have to leave everyone waiting 10 minutes or more, it´s what we do, we always try to please everyone and make sure they have the best day possible in our company! This being said next time you are back in Porto feel free to contact us, we will make sure you have the best day possible in our company!
      Written 3 July 2023
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      Maleek F
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023 • Couples
      This a must do activity for anyone who is visiting Porto or the nearby surrounding area. It’s a full day tour and a tiring one, but it’s definitely worth it to see the amazing views outside the city, taste the incredible wine, and learn about the history of wine making in the beautiful country side. We had a fantastic time with our tour guide Steve! He was knowledgeable and also made sure everyone in our group was having a great time. We loved Steve and would for sure recommend you request him as your tour guide if you are able to.
      Written 17 May 2023
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      Jessie P
      Bristol, UK35 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023 • Couples
      We were really pleased with this trip, it's great value for money and offers more than what the itinerary suggests! The drive from Porto to Pinhao took around 90 minutes and took in some of the most spectacular driving scenery I have ever seen. Stunning mountains with some majestic road bridges on a very quiet highway. Perfect for any driving enthusiast. Our guide Joao was really friendly and very knowledgeable about the region and the wine industry. The boat trip was around 1 hour and it was lovely to enjoy the views of the many vineyards from the Douro River, I would have liked someone to provide a bit of commentary about the river personally. A drive up the valley along some interesting hairpin bends bought us to our next stop. We had a tour of an old family house and then enjoyed a delicious typical local lunch (with wine of course). We were given a lot of really interesting information about the area's history and the process of making port. After lumch, we set off for a small village to try some more wines and local honey. Everyone on the tour was very friendly, knowledgeable and took time to answer our questions! The drive back to Porto was relaxed with most passengers dozing! I would highly recommend this trip, wine lover or not!

      Written 29 March 2023
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      Wayne R
      Madison, WI20 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2021
      Out of an incredible five day visit to Porto, this wine tour was the highlight of the trip. Our guide Andre picked us up directly in front of our apartment and after we picked up the other tour participants we were off to Pinhao.

      The 90 minute drive to the heart of the Douro valley was broken up with a stop for coffee and pastries (excellent pasteis de nata) in a small cafe overlooking the river. Then, another 30 minutes and we were in Pinhao where our rabelo boat was waiting for us. The one hour cruise up river was beautiful.

      When we got back we hopped in the van again and headed up (and I do mean UP) into the hills to visit the Casa dos Barros winery where we had a delicious lunch and many tastings of both their white and red wines and a glass of tawny port. After lunch, we visited the wine cellars and learned about their wines. As an added bonus, we got to visit the house Ferdinand Magellan was born and raised in (right next door to the winery).

      Then it was back in the van and off to Quinta dos Castelares where we had a fantastic tour of their operation, tried some more wines and port and even sampled their own olive oil and honey.

      If you book this tour (and I hope you will), ask for Andre as your tour guide. As spectacular as the day was, he made it even better with his knowledge (used to work in a wine bar), historical facts, personality and sense of humor. All in all a great day out of the city. Thank you eFun and muito obrigado to Andre.
      Written 14 September 2021
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      Wayne R
      9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This is a must-do for everyone who visits Porto. The communication was excellent from the booking to being pick up right on time at our hotel. As soon as we met Steve, our guide, we knew it would be a great day. Steve was calming, exceptionally informative and had a great sense of humor. Now for the tour. The ride to the Douro region was peaceful and the views just kept getting better and better, just as Steve described. The first stop was to use the bathroom and get a quick snack at a charming little place and with ridiculously low prices. Then on to the boat cruise on the Douro River. The boat was comfortable with indoor and outdoor seating. The scenery was spectacular with the beautiful river, mountains and wineries. Then to lunch at a venue with a post-card setting. The staff was great and the views spectacular. Then to the two wineries, each of which was unique and had great hosts. The wineries had amazing history and very good tastings. More than expected. Steve is so thoughtful he even told us not to feel bad if we fell asleep on the ride back. I guess he knows with a dozen or more samples we might be very relaxed on the ride back. Steve is awesome! Thank you.
      Written 11 February 2023
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      Cheri W
      Seadrift, TX6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020 • Couples
      We were picked up promptly at the time assigned the evening before. There was only one other French couple with us so we got lots of personal attention from our driver guide. We went to small out of the way producers and got to see their operations up close. It was a relaxing day, the cruise on the Douro River is a must do, and visit the train station with its lovely history of grapes in the Douro valley. Lunch was lovely and the steep hills of the valley were picturesque. Would highly recommend.
      Written 20 February 2020
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      Misty H
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022 • Friends
      Had a wonderful day, great value for money. Delfina was an incredible guide and she gave us so much information and history along the way.

      We were picked up in the morning and then taken to a cafe to wait for our boat ride time, boat ride was a lovely start to see the valley from the river, then we went and had a glass of wine overlooking a great viewpoint for pictures and then on to lunch at a beautiful venue where we had a great three course meal with a few glasses of wine and some port. Then we had a few port tastings and were shown how to taste the port and tell the difference through sight on how long it has been aged. Our final stop was an organic vineyard which also does honey and olive oil - they let us try white wine, rose wine, red wine, honey, olive oil...all while giving us a history of the vineyard and the produce.

      Honestly fantastic - thanks so much Delfina!!
      Written 10 July 2022
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      Luisa
      Norwich, UK14 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2021 • Couples
      Our cruise from Porto was everything and more than expected. It lived up to oir guide, Marcio, emphasis on culture, history, archaeology, comfort and camaraderie. Exceptional guides attended to each guest's interests and needs and were exceptional hosts.
      Very enjoyable the wonderful food quality and selection and the sites visited on each winery🍷. It was all one could hope for and a strong inducement to do another adventure very soon.
      Written 3 June 2021
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