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Start your tour around 08h30 am and explore the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site because wine has been produced here by traditional landholders in the for some 2,000 years. The oldest demarcated region of the world where outstanding wines, including Port Wine are produced.
You will be picked up from the meeting point or picked you up from you hotel in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia (if option selected) and drive through the Douro Valley to Galafura, a small village in the heart of the Douro Valley.
Our first stop is in Amarante. This city becomes very important in history after S. Gonçalo´s arrival (1187-1259) - one of the most renowned saints in the cristian history. He settled himself here after his pilgrimage through Rome and Jerusalem making this city an important religious stop in Portugal. You may visit the convent and church, but also its beautiful bridge and Historical Center.
Continue this trip to Galafura, the next stop! Galafura is a small village near Peso da Régua.
On the way stop to see The Miradouro de São Leonardo de Galafura near Covelinhas, parish of Galafura. From the top of its 640 meters high you have a privileged view over the river Douro and the surrounding landscape. This is one of the highlights of your day! Make sure you take your camera and don´t miss anything!
You will also find here a geodesic landmark as this is the highest place in the area.
After all the contemplation it´s time for a fantastic lunch in a family owned restaurant where food is homemade and drinks during lunch are also included.
The tour continues to Pinhão one of the most beautiful and charming villages of this region. Stop for a scenic relaxing cruise (an hour panoramic cruise). The views to the vineyards offered are just gorgeous! Enjoy!
End your day with a fantastic visit to a local wine estate (we usually visit a renowned brand), where you will have the opportunity to also taste wine and learn a lot about how the precious Port Wine is grown.
The tour ends in Porto 6:30pm.
• Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia (city centre hotels) - when hotel pick up and drop off included option • Tourist Service: Living Tours (Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 350 - 4050-418 Porto) - next to São Bento train station - when tour only option
• Returns to original departure point
Amarante: probably had its origin in the primitive peoples who inhabited the mountain range of Aboboreira (inhabited since the Stone Age). It began to get importance after the arrival of Saint "Gonçalo" (1187-1259), who settled here after a pilgrimage through Rome and Jerusalem
São Leonardo de Galafura viewpoint: unique views to the Unesco World Heritage landscape (2001)
Full Lunch included: home made food (panoramic restaurant)
Panoramic cruise at Pinhão: the heart of the main Port Wine production with unique views to the vineyards
Wine estate: Guided visit and wine tasting (into one of the most special Port wine brands) - 3 wine tastings included
Drive through national street N222: considered once the most beautiful and best of the world and links Peso da Régua to Alijó along the river Douro with the nature and the colours of a majestic landscape
Guide for the entire trip
Transport by private vehicle for the entire group
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) - for the tour option of 95 euro per person ONLY
Hotel Pick up and drop off not included for TOUR ONLY option
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 30 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The entire day was amazing - spectacular views, great company of fellow travellers, lovely food - and we were very well looked after by our Guide Diana and Driver Lucas. Highly recommended.
Date of experience: September 2019
LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago
Good afternoon from Living Tours,
Dear Mrs. Gleny,
We would like to thank you for sharing your feedback about our tour. Thank you also for your nice words about Diana and Lucas, we really do apreciate that.
Living Tours Team
Our guide Pedro was really great. We were a small group and it was a lot of fun.
Douro Valley is simply BEAUTIFUL...
I can’t say I was impressed with the winery though. The guide was very boring. She plainly gave us the information. The...More
LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
Good afternoon from Living Tours
Thank you for sharing your opinion about our tour. We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed the Douro Valley and the service of our guide Pedro.
Thank you also for your opinion about the winery tour we...More
Great day tour. Bus was very comfortable. Driver and guide were very friendly and knowledgeable. I read a review earlier that said that because of the multi lingual tourists the guide had to repeat himself in a few languages which made it feel as though...More
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LivingTours, Gestor de Front Office at Living Tours Portugal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
Good afternoon from Living Tours,
Thank you very much for sharing your opinion about the Douro Tour with us.
We are very pleased to know that you have enjoyed the tour.
Living Tours Team