Douro Tour – Winery, river cruise and lunch

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Description

Winery, river cruise and lunch

Douro Tour

This tour will show the historical importance of the Douro Region, the Portuguese identity!

The tour will start with a pick-up at your hotel and will travel comfortably towards the Douro Valley. Observe the green and the gold blend perfectly with the river course.

Douro Region has enormous importance for the wine culture for its outstanding wines, including Port Wines, for more than 2.000 years.

Our first stop is in Amarante, this city an important religious stop in Portugal. You may visit the convent and church, but also observe its beautiful bridge over the Tamega river or explore the historic center.

Continue the tour to Douro Valley and stop in a surprising spots of this tour: the Galafura viewpoint –  São Leonardo da Galafura viewpoint – this place will take your breath away. Have a privileged view over the Douro river and the surrounding landscape.

After all the contemplation, it’s time for a traditional lunch. Have the opportunity to taste the best of the Douro’s gastronomy in a family owned restaurant.

The tour continues to Pinhão, the heart of Douro.  Stop for a 1-hour panoramic relaxing cruise over the Douro river waters and observe the gorgeous vineyards.

In last you will visit to a renowned Wine Estate, where you will not miss the chance to taste 3 excellent regional wines and learn all about the Port Wine culture and making process.

Return comfortably to Porto, observing the beautiful landscapes between the Douro and the city of Porto.

Additional information

Languages

Portuguese, English, Spanish or French

Highlights

• Discover the town of Amarante: it has an enormous cultural, historical and religious legacy.
• Have one of the best experiences of your lifewhen standing on the viewpoint of Galafura.
• Get to know the N222 national road: already considered the most beautiful road in the world!
• Relax with a 1-hour scenic cruise on the Douro River, in Pinhão.
• Enjoy a homemade lunch at a panoramic restaurant with a vegetarian option (indicate on reservation).
• Visit one of the main Douro Wineries with a commented tasting of wines of excellence.

Duration

Duration – 10 Hours
– The hours of duration are approximate / reference times.
– The Tour is subject to local traffic, visiting times, etc.

Schedule

Daily: Departure at 8:00 a.m.

Place of collection and delivery

– In Porto hotels, in the center of Vila Nova de Gaia or in the office of the tour company – next to the São Bento train station
– Pick up at different locations require confirmation – subject to an additional charge.
-Pick up: Free at hotels in Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia (downtown)

Included

– Hotel pick-up and drop-off – only if you choose this option
– Professional tour guide
– Transport by private vehicle for the entire group
– Visit Amarante
– Visit the Sao Leonardo da Galafura viewpoint
– Full lunch included: homemade food (panoramic restaurant)
– Douro river panoramic Cruise in Pinhão (1 hour)
– Wine estate: guided visit and wine tasting (one of the most special Port wine brands) – 3 tastings

Not included

– Other meals and drinks
– Personal expenses
– Gratuities (optional)

Additional information

– Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and to bring your voucher and a camera!
– There are 2 options: with hotel pick-up/drop-off OR without hotel pick-up/drop-off
– With hotel pick-up/drop-off: At hotels in the city center of Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia
– Note: apartments or other types of accommodation are not included and you will be picked up in the most nearby hotel
– Without hotel pick-up/drop-off: At company office: Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 352 (in front of the São Bento train station).

Terms and Conditions

Tours: 9-seat mini bus transportation, sightseeing taxi or guided bus
– The reservation is obligatory (until at least 48 hours before the service) and requires a confirmation from the company.
Cancellation: if canceled with 48 hours or less before the service we will charge the totality
– No show: we will charge the whole
– Validity of the program and prices: 1/4/2018 – 3/31/2019
– All tours begin and end in Porto or Vila Nova de Gaia
– The services included in the tours (views to farms, restaurants, etc) are company partners of the company that can undergo changes without previous notice.
– There are no tours on 25/12 and 01/01

Highlights:

• Discover the town of Amarante: it has an enormous cultural, historical and religious legacy.

• Have one of the best experiences of your lifewhen standing on the viewpoint of Galafura.

• Get to know the N222 national road: already considered the most beautiful road in the world!

• Relax with a 1-hour scenic cruise on the Douro River, in Pinhão.

• Enjoy a homemade lunch at a panoramic restaurant with a vegetarian option (indicate on reservation).

• Visit one of the main Douro Wineries with a commented tasting of wines of excellence.