Culture and History of the Douro Valley

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Enjoy a scenic drive through the Douro region, discover the culture and history in the Wine Museum and enjoy a glass of port wine in a fabulous wine state.

  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided, History/Culture, Wine Tourism
  • Activity Level Leisurely
All about the Culture and History of the Douro Valley.

If you have just one day and want to discover the culture and history of Douro Valley, this private tour from Porto is perfect for you to enjoy its highlights.

Departing from Porto, where the river flows into the sea, enjoy the scenic landscape on your way to Douro Valley, where the Douro wines (table wines and Port wine) are produced on its hillsides.

You will have the opportunity to explore São João da Pesqueira, home to a fascinating Wine Museum where you can learn more about Douro wine region's history and culture.

Another short drive takes you to Ervedosa do Douro. It's time for a traditional lunch and we suggest the renowned Toca da Raposa restaurant.

After a delicious, nothing is better than relax and appreciate the views from a typical Rabelo boat trip.

For the end, visit a wine estate followed by a winery tour with great views of the Douro River before your return to Porto.


Prices per person

Minimum 2: 252€  |  3 - 4: 214€  |  5 - 6: 154€

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Private English-speaking driver/guide
  • Transport to and from Porto in a comfortable, luxury vehicle
  • Visit the Douro Museum
  • Public boat trip
  • Winery visit with wine tasting
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses
  1. Day 1 Exploring Douro Valley

    09:00 – Your private guide will collect you from your hotel in Porto and drive you to the Douro

    11:00 – Arrive in the Douro and embark on a scenic driving tour to São João da Pesqueira

    12:00 – Visit the Wine Museum

    13:00 – Free time for lunch in Ervadosa do Douro

    14:30 – Scenic drive to the village of Pinhão

    15:00 – Rabelo boat trip (shared, 1 hour) from Pinhão

    16:30 - Visit and wine tasting in a wine estate in Pinhão

    17:30 – Your guide will drive you back to your Porto hotel

    19:30 – Arrive in Porto