Culture and History of the Douro Valley
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 TypeGuided, History/Culture, Wine Tourism
Activity Level Leisurely
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: 215€ | 3 - 4: 165€ | 5 - 6: 140€
- Private English-speaking driver/guide
- Transport to and from Porto in a comfortable, luxury vehicle
- Wine Museum visit
- Public boat trip
- Winery visit with 3 wine tastings
- Other personal expenses
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