Get ready to discover the wine region of Douro Valley, a unique area characterized by vineyards surrounding the Douro River, and a long tradition of winemaking and gastronomy.
This full-day tour will begin with a pick-up at your hotel in Porto to start a comfortable ride until reaching the Douro Valley. Accompanied by a local guide, you'll discover the history and culture of the region, which was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as well as the most important factors that contributed over thousands of years to forge and sculpt this singular wine country. Don't miss the opportunity to visit a premium winery and taste a wide variety of Portuguese wines, that exemplify the quality and the diversity of Douro Wine Valley Ports, Reds, and White Wines. After the first part of the tour, get ready to discover the local flavors and relish a gastronomic experience at a restaurant of the starred Michelin Chef Rui Paula, where a Sommelier will wine pair the meal you choose with Douro Doc Wines.
After lunch, you'll discover the art of winemaking visiting a Port Wine Winery boutique where the grapes are still trodden by feet in the traditional open granite "Lagares" from 200 years ago. Don't miss the opportunity to learn and taste several different Port Styles paired with special treats.
This unique experience couldn't end without exploring the village of Pinhao considered the heart of the Douro country, where you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxing 1-hour boat ride through the waters of the Douro River surrounded by all sides of the stunning terraced vineyard landscapes. Onboard, you'll be offered an exclusive and delicate selection of 40-years-old Tawny Port paired with homemade roasted almonds.