Douro Valley Historical Tour with Lunch, Winery Visit with Tastings and Panoramic Cruise
Enjoy an all inclusive tour through the unique Douro Valley and discover fabulous landscapes in this region, on this 10-hour tour from Porto. Learn about the unique culture and heritage of this old demarcated region.
Select from a tour with hotel Pick up and drop off (in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia) included or tour only! Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this productPass By:
Porto, Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal
Your expert guide will collect you from your hotel/accommodation or meeting point and will drive you to the Amarante, our first stop.
On your way to the Douro Region, your guide will give you insights regarding the Portuguese history, development and cultural facts of portuguese heritage.Stop At:
Amarante, Amarante, Porto District, Northern Portugal
Amarante is our first stop!
All visitors will most certainly be impressed by two imposing natural features: the great Serra do Marão rising above the city in a series of majestic landscapes and the river Tâmega, the longest tributary of the river Douro, whose journey begins in Galicia and which flows through the heart of Amarante, giving added colour to the picturesque houses standing on its banks.
Some historians have attributed the foundation of this transitional city linking the provinces of Minho and Trás-os-Montes to a Roman centurion by the name of Amarantus. In the thirteenth century, St Gonçalo, a Benedictine monk and popular saint, arrived in this area, where he eventually settled after completing a pilgrimage to Italy and Jerusalem, later becoming the city´s patron saint. He is accredited with the building of a sturdy bridge over the Tâmega on the same site as the current one.
Amarante's sweets and cakes are extremely famous and easy to find in many of the region's cake-shops and cafés. Remember some of the names and make sure to taste them for yourself: papos de anjo, brisas do Tâmega, toucinho do céu, bolos de São Gonçalo, galhofas.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, Estrada Sao Leonardo - Galafura, Peso Da Regua 5050-044 Portugal
Our second stop will be about 640 meters high.
The lovely São Leonardo da Galafura Viewpoint is located in between Vila Real and Peso da Régua, on a place of Great natural beauty over the amazing Douro River, confirming the excellence of the ancient and historical Trás-os-Montes region.
Here, the sights are breathtaking, with the Douro River leading the attentions, trimmed by the steep soils where the famous Douro wine is planted, providing wonderful landscapes.
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
The Douro Valley, Lugar Da Ponte, Pinhao 5085-060 Portugal
It's now time for Lunch!
Your guide will take you to a local restaurant where you will have a delicious traditional portuguese meal with drinks included.
Try some of most traditional portuguese gastronomy pairing with some local Douro table wine.
(Vegetarian option during lunch is available, make sure you request it during the booking process)
Duration: 1 hourPass By:
The N222 road, classified as the most beautiful road in the world, guides us along the south bank of the Douro River, for miles of pleasure, fascination and beautiful surroundings into the very heart of the Douro Wine Region.Stop At:
Cais do Pinhão, 5085-042 Pinhão, Portugal
Time to Sail on a scenic rabelo boat, sided by terraces where the vines that produce ours, and yet so global, Port grow.
The vision from the river to both banks, in areas where only vineyards and wine farms exist, is a unique experience.
Duration: 50 minutesStop At:
Pinhao, Pinhao, Vila Real District, Northern Portugal
For an authentic vineyard experience, you will visit a vineyard estate, in the heart of the Douro Valley.
Discover the secrets of the vineyards as you take a guided walking tour through the property, stopping at points of interest along the way and taking in the magnificent landscape of the vineyards.
During the guided visit, and before returning to Porto, you will also enjoy the unforgettable experience of tasting of different wines.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
"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"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 9 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
Living Tours, R. de Mouzinho da Silveira 352 354, 4050-418 Porto, Portugal
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Porto or Gaia City when hotel pick up is selected.
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.