Douro Valley Region

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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

★★★★★
"Eu e meu marido fizemos o passeio por 3 quintas e ficamos impressionados com a beleza do Vale do Douro e a riqueza histórica da região. Nosso guia foi muito gentil e demonstrou profundo conhecimento da geografia e da história da região, algo que enriqueceu ainda mais esse passeio. Recomendo muito."
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"Cheers to our very personable and very informative tour guide, Antonio! The winery experiences he arranged for us were all awesome. Incredible views, terrific wines, and very warm and welcome receptions at each of the wineries. My friends and I loved this tour and I would heartily recommend it for anyone planning to visit this incredible wine country. I'm convinced that your guide's personal relationships with wineries makes all the difference!"
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"We had an incredible time, and would highly recommend the tour to anyone. Jorge and everyone at the wineries were very nice. The day was organised brilliantly. Thank you!"
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"Our guide, Jorge, is very knowledgeable, attentive, humorous, and flexible. Thank you for your delightful company! It gave our group wonderful memories and a better appreciation of Portuguese culture. From the scenic drive to the lunch at Cais da Foz, the experience was like an excellent appetizer to further explore the region's culture and cuisine. Our favorite of the 3 wineries were Favaios and the Quinta Seara d'Ordens, although Quinta de Avessada also had its own flavorful uniqueness."
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"I could not rate this experience enough it was amazing. Myself and my boyfriend were the only ones of the tour with our tour guide Ana, Ana made our experience exceptional and she is a credit to the company. From the tour to our lunch to her answering all our questions we could not of asked for a better guide! I would highly recommend this tour, a great day and so many different wines/ports to taste."
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"This tour of the Douro Valley was everything I was looking for. Jorge was a wonderful guide. The wineries were beautiful and the wines were delicious. The van picked each group up at our accommodation, then we were off to Douro Valley. Our lunch stop was lovely, with plenty of food and wine on the table. Each vineyard provided a good amount of history before each tasting. Nothing was rushed or seemed to drag on. Most of us fell asleep on the drive back. Each of us were then dropped off back at our hotels. There were three groups on this tour, eight people total. This was a wonderful tour and I would definitely book again. I highly recommend."

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