The Best Porto and Douro Valley Tour: An Insider Experience

This four-day, three-night Porto and Douro Valley tour invites you to know two of Portugal’s most beautiful provinces: the Douro Litoral and the Alto Douro Vinhateiro. We will visit cities, regions, and monuments. It is a World Heritage due to its historical identity and historical-cultural and religious richness.

Price

From €2885

Duration

4 days

Min People

2

Max People

8

Porto and Douro Valley Tour

Experience the majestic Douro Valley in this Porto and Douro Valley tour and the beautiful city of Porto on this guided adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup, learn about the region from an informative local guide and explore Porto landmarks like the historic cathedral, Belle-Époque café, and Lello bookshop. Then, cruise down the Douro River and visit the old city of Lamego.

Start the day with a magnificent view of the Serra do Pilar before exploring the majestic city of Porto. See the hill of the old cathedral and the outer medieval Fernandina walls (Muralha Fernandina), completed during the reign of King Fernando.

Next, visit the Majestic Café, a Belle-Époque café with ornately carved wood interiors. It is considered one of the ten most beautiful cafes in the world.
We continue our Porto Douro valley tour to Aliados Square (Praça da Liberdade) to look at the statue of King Peter IV and admire the Art Nouveau architecture.
São Bento train station. The atrium is covered in 20,000 tiles, hand-painted by the painter and potter Jorge Colaço. These white and blue tiles express the history of means of transport in Portugal. A unique open Art in Porto!

The historical center of Porto city is a Unesco World Heritage Site. Here, you can see the Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange) and the Church of S. Francisco on the way to the pleasant riverside neighborhoods of Ribeira and Miragaia.
Enjoy a Wine tasting and visit the cellars of one of the oldest wineries in Douro Valley.

Visit the Pinhão Village by the river Douro.
On Douro Valley, you will enjoy a boat ride of 1 hour upstream of the river with the fantastic landscaping with the vineyards built in terraces on both sides.
Overnight in Peso da Régua.

Tour Plan

Day 1 – Coimbra, Aveiro, Porto

Schedule: 9:00 AM

Visit to the City of Coimbra and Aveiro on the way to Porto
Arrived in the city of Porto at the end of the day for check-in to the hotel
Overnight in Porto

Day 2 – Porto

Schedule: 9:00 AM

Visit the historic center of Porto, classified as a World Heritage.
We travel through the city center, including the Ribeira area, where we will visit the Port wine cellars and wine tasting.
We follow the river until we reach Foz do Douro, where we meet the Ocean and the Forth of São João Baptista da Foz.
Overnight in Porto

Day 3 – Porto, Peso da Régua

Schedule: 9:00 AM

We set off towards Peso da Régua (about 1h30 minutes)
During the trip, we will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful landscapes of Douro Valley.
We continue our day with a cruise on the Douro River in Pinhão, allowing you to enjoy breathtaking views of the terraced vineyards.
To end our day, we will take a guided tour of one of the region’s most emblematic Quintas, with a wine tasting included.
Overnight in Peso da Régua.

Day 4 – Peso da Régua, Lamego, Lisbon

Schedule: 9:00 AM

Back in Lisbon, we stop in Lamego to visit the city center and the famous Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies.
Transfer out at the Airport of Lisbon.

More than 8?

No problem! Fill out our Inquiry Form to ask for our large group rates.

Included

  • Pick up e Drop off
  • Mandatory fees
  • Wi-Fi on board
  • Exclusive and specialized Guide/Driver
  • Personalized transport in a luxury Mercedes vehicle, in safe & comfortable conditions
  • All taxes
  • Public liability and personal accidents insurance
  • Boat trip on the Douro River – Pinhão
  • Visit and wine tasting Quinta da Pacheca – Douro

Excluded

  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks, unless specified on Tour Includes
  • Entrance fees, unless specified on Tour Includes

Additional Information

Operational info

Private: Our tours are always private (just you and guide/driver);

Custom-made: The tour highlights are just suggestions of places to visit. The tour itinerary will be designed according to your preferences;

Tour Length: Each day tour is designed to last approximately 8 hours (hotel-tour-hotel);

Schedule: flexible according to customers’ needs;

Minimum group of 2 people and maximum 8 people;

The values indicated are per person and vary depending on the number of people.

Please contact us for advice about our accommodation options. We have a list of hotels based in local 3*, 4* and 5* Bed & Breakfasts and Boutique hotels throughout Portugal. We will provide you with suggestions so you can choose what best suits your budget;

Transfers

Lisbon airport, hotel and cruise transfers to and from all destinations in Portugal

Transport up to 8 adult passengers

Free Wi-Fi in all vehicles

Special rates for airport and cruise transfers

We will meet you inside the airport terminal arrivals and holding a sign with your name written on it

High quality service

Changes made by clients

Any changes made after booking confirmation along the tour will not be refundable, and the resulting costs will be considered extras and paid by the customer.

Spoken languages

Our tours are spoken in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel your trip, penalties may apply based on the total trip price.

  • Suppose you cancel up to 30 days before your scheduled arrival. In that case, no penalties will be applied except for certain items such as entrance tickets, third-party activities, hotel bookings, and transaction fees. Each provider’s policy will be evaluated individually in these cases.
  • If you cancel between 30 and 15 days before your arrival, a penalty of 20% will be applied.
  • If you cancel less than 15 days before your scheduled arrival, a penalty of 100% will be applied. However, Real Embrace Portugal sometimes reserves the right to consider a partial refund.

 

Cancellation requests must be made by email.

Changes and Cancellations by Real Embrace Portugal

Before you enter into a contract with us, we reserve the right to change any of the facilities or services described in our brochure or website. We also reserve the right to cancel the booking do to weather and/or other conditions. Any changes are usually very minor and we will advise you at the earliest possible date. If a major change, such as change in departure time, becomes necessary, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible your tours begins. When a major change or cancellation occurs you will have the choice of accepting the change of arrangements, purchasing another available tour from us, or cancelling your tour. If booking is cancelled we will refund all payments made directly to us in respect of the tour price. We will not refund any personal expenses you may have incurred as a result of your booking such as flight payments for land-only tours, travel insurance, equipment purchases, visas, vaccinations etc.

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