Douro Valley, the birthplace of Port, is one of the oldest and most beautiful of the historic European wine regions. Wine has been made there for two thousand years. In 1756 the Douro Valley became the first classic wine region to be legally demarcated. Its vineyards were comprehensively classified the following year, almost a century before those of Bordeaux. In 2001 Douro was awarded with title of Unesco World Heritage Site, a well-deserved prize for all the people that helped, during centuries, to reshape nature in such a beautiful way.
You will get to see and feel:
During this full-day you will live and feel the region with a wine expert, you will visit 2 very well selected wineries, get to know some of the best traditional wine producers, their ideas, taste their wines, enjoy typical flavors in a winery or typical restaurant and appreciate the breathtaking views from the top of the break-neck slopes.
In Douro Valley, many of the wines are made from genuine Portuguese grape varieties, rather than from international grapes that can be found anywhere in the world today.
You will get to know the traditional grapes and taste wines made from Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Franca, sousão, and many others.
You have the chance to walk among the vineyards that grow on the steep slopes, learn about Portuguese grapes varieties, and about the entire winemaking process.
You can also admire Pinhão, a village considered the heart of the Douro wine region, admire the landscape from the top of one of the most beautiful viewpoints located in the region and enjoy the stunning views of the Valley and the river aboard a traditional Douro boat.
This itinerary includes:
Private Tour, Transportation in a luxury vehicle from and to your Hotel in Porto, Local wine tour guide, 2 top-quality visits with wine tastings. Lunch at the winery, 60 minutes regular boat cruise starting and ending in Pinhão, and a flexible schedule.
This itinerary DOESN’T include:
Terms and Conditions
Many of The Best Portugal animation activities are conducted on open air. Thus, while always be mindful of weather conditions. We have to bear in mind that sometimes unpredictable weather phenomena do occur during a tour. In such cases The Best Portugal won´t be held responsible for that and those reasons will never be considered as reasonable for any refund.
Tours will leave according to times stated on itineraries and will not wait for “latecomers”. We accept no responsibility for passengers failing to be at designated pick up points at designated times, no refund is provided for passengers failing to meet our tour at designated times.
We reserve the right to alter any part of the itinerary due to the fact that they are subject to supplier availability at the time of booking. Should it be necessary to alter an itinerary, a supplier of equal value and quality shall be chosen. The client shall be notified in writing of any changes made to an itinerary.
We reserve the right to use alternate vehicles and operators.
Tour arrangements are intended for persons of reasonably good health and without physical disabilities which would create a hazard either for the passenger or other passengers. The Best Portugal, reserves the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a tour participant should such person’s health or mental condition impede the operation of the tour.
Smoking is not permitted on our vehicles or inside winery buildings.
We accept no responsibility for lost or stolen property.