Douro Valley Region

Cultural & Historical Tours

Going to visit the Douro valley? Discover the best things to do on your trip to Portugal. Top tours, travel tips and verified reviews!

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Have you ever been to Douro Valley Region?

Where the Douro River flows and where you can relax and enjoy a vacation like few others. The Douro Valley stands out for the incredible nature that defines it!

With an absolutely fascinating natural landscape, the Douro Valley region is also known for its wine! If you like wine don´t think twice, this is the place to visit.

Classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the category of cultural landscape, here you can take relaxing boat tours. Try the typical rabelo boats with a glass of wine from the region in hand for a stunning ride!

Also, when you pass through the Douro Valley region, take a guided tour of the wineries with several wine tastings included and learn more about the history of this incredible natural paradise and its wines.

Frequently Asked Questions

It depends, of course, on each tour. Since these tastings are very rich in terms of offer, and give you the possibility to know much more than just the taste of wine, they have a value around 50 euros per person.

The most usual is a day tour through the Douro in a rabelo boat with an approximate cost of 65 euros. The tour includes a long journey that goes on throughout the day. You can also choose a shorter and therefore cheaper tour!

Yes. Many of the tours promoted through the Douro Valley include transfers from Porto. Some even go to pick up customers at the door of the hotel where they are staying..

Yes. There are several hotels in the Douro Valley region and we strongly advise you to stay, if you have the opportunity, in one of these hotels for a surreal experience.

The climate of the Douro Valley region is characterized by being mostly dry. In the summer it can be quite hot, and in the winter the opposite, including some rain. Moreover, the climate is similar to that of the rest of the country.

What People Are Saying

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"My experience with João was one that I will never forget. He was so extremely charismatic, laid-back and knowledgeable. I immediately felt as ease when he picked us up right outside of our hotel. His English is perfect and he is a great conversationalist. The trip itself was magnificent. I am so so glad I found this experience. João picked us up and we went to the Mateus palace. I learned so much just from talking with João. He went with us to do everything all day. From the private tour, to a great home cooked meal (that was one of the best meals of my life), to Port tasting in the Douro Valley, to going out on the river — João with us and made sure we were having a great time. It would not have been the same without him there! He was such a pleasure to be around. He brought us port and homemade custard pasteries that his family made. And was talk photos of me and my dad the entire time!! I had such a great time the entire day and I felt so taken care of and at ease. Every single penny was well worth it. I will never forget this day. And it was unforgettably amazing in a large part due to Joao. Thank you for everything. I cannot wait to return and have another tour! I cannot recommend this company and João enough!!!"
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"We were picked up promptly by our great tour guide who informed us of the itinerary for the day. We spent time at two wineries which were both interesting with tastings. Lunch was excellent at a local restaurant and the river trip was lovely. Would recommend this tour, it was very enjoyable."
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"From the moment I was picked up at my hotel to the moment I was dropped off - this was an amazing experience. Our guide was knowledgeable, respectful, funny and always made us feel appreciated. Not for one minute did we feel rushed. We had the opportunity to enjoy the estate with wine, walk the grounds, meet with staff, go into the fields and harvest and then crush grapes. Staff were very accommodating to those with specific taste (one person wasn't a fan of red wine) and always were ready to keep our glasses filled. We were able to sample different products and at no time felt like it was a sales plow to purchase their product. Lunch was DELICIOUS and came with a history lesson about each regional dish. If you are considering a day in the Douro Valley and don't want to feel rushed - this is your tour!"
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"Beatriz was a fantastic tour guide who was very easy to talk to and gave us great tips on other places to go in Porto! Everyone at the winery was also very nice and Catía was great at communication with us before the trip."
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"Nous avons passé une excellente journée, avons beaucoup appris grâce à Cristian sur la vallée du Douro, le vin de Porto, le Portugal. Merci beaucoup à lui. Le petit groupe de 8 personnes était très agréable."
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"We had great day in Douro Valley expertly driven to by Célia !!!! Initially we were supposed to visit 3 wineries but the tour operator was flexible enough to allow us to switch the visit of the 3rd winery with a cruise on the Douro. Very happy of our day in the Valley !!!"

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