Portugal’s Douro Valley is one of the oldest and most beautiful wine regions in the world. Wine has been made here for 2000 years and it was the birthplace of Port wine! However, Port is no longer the sole produce of the region, and the Douro Valley is fast establishing a reputation for high quality red and white table wines. With breathtaking landscapes and an incredible food and wine culture (not to mention the climate and the warm hospitality), the Douro Valley makes the perfect holiday destination for wine lovers looking for history, culture and a bit of sun. Read on for our guide to the best wine and food tours in the Douro Valley.
1. Private Douro Valley wine tasting tour, cruise and palace visit
Sail the historical Douro River on a traditional rabelo boat which used to transport the Port wine to the wine cellars in Porto, drive on one of “the most beautiful roads in the world”, and visit two wineries and the stunning Mateus Palace on this Douro Valley hidden gem discovery tour.
Discover the best of the Douro Valley with a Winerist wine tasting tour. Price from £161, $218 and €193.
2. Douro full-Day wine tasting tour with visits to two wine estates and cruise
Learn all about Port wine and the Douro region’s history during visits and tastings at two famous wineries, feast on a traditional lunch, and relax with a 1-hour panoramic cruise through the Douro’s river, a delightful way to enjoy the dazzling landscapes of the Douro Valley.
For wine tastings, lunch, a river cruise and winery tours in Douro Valley – book this wine tasting tour today with Winerist. Price from £67, $90 and €80.
3. Grape harvest with wine tasting and lunch in the Douro Valley
Experience one of the most beautiful stages of wine production on this wine tasting tour, the harvest! You will contribute to the harvest from picking the grapes right through to enjoying the Douro Valley’s tradition of stomping the grapes by foot. You will have so much fun! Then, to reward all your hard work you’ll have a delicious Portuguese traditinal lunch paired with the estate white and red wines. There will be also time for a a one-hour-long cruise along the Douro river before coming back to Porto.
Can’t wait to experience yourself harvest in the Douro Valley? Book this wine tasting tour today with Winerist. Price from £148, $201 and €175.
4. Private premium wine tasting tour in the Douro Valley
Make your way through the gorgeous Douro Valley with its climbing vineyards terraced all the way down to the famous Douro River and visit awards-winning wineries. Indulge in a gourmet lunch at one of the wineries and enjoy very in-depth and intimate tours and wine tastings. If you are a wine connoisseur or just love great wine and food, along with breathtaking scenery, a rich history and thriving local culture, this tour was created for you!
Visits award-winning wineries in the Douro Valley when you book this wine tasting tour with Winerist today. Price from £133, $180 and €160.
5. 4-day picturesque wine tasting tour in Porto and the Douro Valley
For those who feel one day in the Douro Valley just isn’t enough time to pack everything in then this 4-day picturesque Porto & Douro Valley tour is for you! With visits to a multitude of wineries to enjoy tastings, traditional dinners, and a picturesque river cruise being but a few of the activities included, it is a once in a lifetime experience not to miss!
Explore the Douro Valley in a long weekend – Book this wine tasting tour with Winerist today. Price from £1,000, $1,348 and €1,200.