Douro Valley Wine Tour with Lunch, Tastings and River Cruise

Day Trips & Excursions in Pinhão

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from$103.70
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Tour description provided by Viator

Explore the wine culture, through the Douro Valley during a day excursion. This amazing tour, gives you the opportunity to visit two of the best wine estates in the region and feel the essence of being in the heart of this precious wine region. You will have the opportunity to learn the history of the wine estates and see all the wine cultivation and production process, being at the source of the Porto Wine.  The "birthplace" of this unique nectar! During the tour enjoy 6 wine tastings while admiring the astonishing landscapes and serenity of the Douro Valley, recognized as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, since 2001.
The tour starts at 8:30am in a guided minibus through the Douro Valley, where you will be able to appreciate the purity of the landscapes and the serenity of the river. Enjoy this fascinating trip and imerge yourself in the heart of the wine culture. After a two hour journey (approximately), there is our first stop in Sabrosa. This village is located in the World Heritage area of the Douro Valley and home for many of the best wine estates of the Douro.  Visit to Quinta do Portal or similar where you will have the chance to taste some of the best and awarded wine produced in the region.  After the visit a short drive for a tasty lunch. Full meal with drinks included in a local restaurant.  From Pinhão quay we will board on a relaxing and scenic cruise in the heart of the Douro and the Vineyards. Take as much photos as you can. Enjoy the landscape. It is unique and World Heritage. The first demarcated region for wine production which does tell a lot of the character of the terroir, the landscape and of course the local culture of the people.  Time to head to Quinta do Bomfim, located near Pinhão. Is a producer for the Dow’s wine company since 1896. Learn about their wine growing and production process and see all the hard work and dedication that the native people give to the regions in order to keep them well-preserved. End the visit with the wine tasting!  The tour ends at around 6:30pm.

What’s included

  • The views of the Douro Valley (Unesco World Heritage)
  • Wine: Two wine estates visit: including two of the best wine estates and branded wines produced in the Douro. Guided visit and wine tasting included (6 wine tastings) 
  • Lunch: home made food / local restaurant
  • Cruise at Pinhao: the heart of the Wine production where many of the best wine grow
  • Provesende: visit one of the best hidden secrets of the Douro Valley 
  • See the Unesco World Heritage area in the viewpoint (in Pinhao) 
  • Pinhão railway station and the tiles (24 panels in a total of 3047 tiles where the story and the culture of the people in this region is explained and portrayed
  • Guide 
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel Pick up and drop off (for the tour option "Hotel pick up and drop off" only)

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pick up and drop off in not included to the Tour only option

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide
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