Porto and Douro Valley Tours
Did you know that the city of Porto was the one that was at the origin of the name of our Country? And it has one of the most appreciated wines in the world, Porto Wine. Porto and Douro Valley Tours are the perfect chance to get to know this area of Portugal.
It is recognised as one of the most charming cities in Europe and as a destination that cannot be missed. Get to know the best that Porto has to offer.
If you’re looking for a different Porto and Douro Valley Tour, you can always choose one of our tailored tours, customized to your preferences.
In this one, however, we will start on the other margin of the river in Vila Nova de Gaia, where you can come abroad a boat for an adventurous ride in Douro River. Enjoy its magnificent six bridges and let yourself be amazed.
On the way back, we visit an old Cellar of Porto Wine; one of the cellars that contributed to the reputation and wealth of the city and where you can enjoy a wine tasting.
For lunch, you can taste one of the most known delicacies of the City of Porto. They are called francesinhas (little French), but they are very Portuguese.
In the afternoon we will make a trip through history and architecture, and we will visit the Cathedral of Porto, with a stop at São Bento Station to observe the tiles; then we will visit the beautiful Stock Exchange Palace and the Church of São Francisco, with its Chapel of the Bones, for the bravest ones.
In the area of the Galleries of Porto, we will find one of the most beautiful and oldest bookshops in the world, Lello Bookshop, which served as inspiration for JK Rowling to write Harry Potter.
If you have the courage to climb Clérigos Tower, breathe and enjoy the fantastic 360º view of Porto.
We continue our trip towards Douro, where we will be lodged in a hotel of your choice. Accommodation is not included, however, we can give you some suggestions of fine hotels.
In the next morning, our direction is to the Farm, with wine tasting of the wine produced there. We´ll take a tour to Peso da Régua, where we will visit the Museum of Porto Wine.
Here you can enjoy, although not included, a lunch in a Douro’s typical restaurant.
A ride on National Road 222, considered the most beautiful road in Europe, will take us by the margins of Douro River from Peso da Régua to Pinhão, where a traditional Rabelo boat is waiting for us for a ride in Douro River, from where we can see the famous vineyards and farms from another perspective. You will be amazed by the fascinating landscapes of the margins of Douro.
After your experience with one of the best Porto and Douro Valley Tours, it’s time to return to Lisbon with a drop-off at the hotel.