Day trips & excursions

Wine, petiscos and Douro life full-day tour

Availability: Daily
Duration: 10 hours
Language: English , French
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Meet two Portuguese cousins living the generations-old Douro life in their family manor homes
  • Enjoy an intimate glimpse of Douro society
  • Eat typical Portuguese “petiscos” (small plates) and taste Lavradores de Feitoria wines
What to expect

Totally off-the-beaten-path, this “only-you” tour gives your group an intimate glimpse of Douro society through a delightful family involved in making wine in the Valley since the 1700s. Teresa and José are cousins with big hearts, heaps of character, a great sense of fun, and plenty of stories to share.

First, you’ll meet Teresa, the acting “rainha” (queen) and host of Casa dos Barros, a historic noble family manor house, half of which has been converted into an enchanting small hotel. You’ll have coffee in the garden and possibly a dip in the pool with vineyard views. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, You'll take a walk among the vines and orchards.

Lunch will take place in Teresa’s kitchen, around the eighteenth-century table, to eat typical Portuguese “petiscos” (small plates) and taste Lavradores de Feitoria wines – including an “aroma game” for added fun – and more of Teresa's stories. Coffee in the garden is followed by informal visits to the lost-in-time private rooms of the family home.

You’re then off to Casa dos Lagares, the wine property of bon vivant and Teresa’s cousin José. You'll tour the winery and taste more wines (including one of the best Ports James has ever tasted), then visit the nearby village house lovingly restored as a nineteenth-century home by José.

Late afternoon brings you to Miradouro de Casal de Loivos above the sleepy village of Pinhão for more breathtaking views - BBC London says it’s one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Last, you'll take James' secret short walk through vineyards with olive and orange trees, and often, fantastic Douro light.

An exceptionally beautiful return drive to Porto completes this friends-only Douro tour.

* Petiscos = small plates

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What's included
  • Pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Porto
  • Private transportation in comfortable, air-conditioned SUV
  • Lunch with Petiscos (Portuguese small plates)
  • Two wine tastings
  • Private tour
  • Expert guide
  • Entry/Admission - Casa dos Barros
  • Entry/Admission - Casa dos Lagares
  • Miradouro de Casal de Loivos, view and short walk
Meeting point:

Pick-up at your hotel or any other location of your choice in Porto. Pick-up starts 10 minute(s) before departure

Please confirm the pick-up place directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information on the voucher after booking

What to remember
  • Please confirm the pick-up place directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information on the voucher after booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum 2 people and a maximum of 4 people for this activity
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity
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  • Daily at 9.30am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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