Wonderful day with great food, wine, scenery and people. Our guide Antonio was very informative and made the tour very enjoyable. We were a group of 4 couples which was a perfect size for this type of tour. We started with morning pastries before visiting 3 wineries and enjoying a great riverside lunch. Then we ended the day with a mountaintop view of the Douro Valley we had explored all day.
Outstanding tour. We booked 7 tours over two weeks in Lisbon and Porto, and this one was the consensus best tour we did on our entire trip. Antonio was our guide/driver, as well as the company owner. He went the extra mile on everything. The food and wine tastings were top-notch, and the sights were amazing. Cannot praise this experience enough. Must-do.
We booked this tour and were not disappointed. Our guide for the day was Beatrice and were collected in the foyer of our hotel before collecting two other couples to start our day long tour. It was great value for money too - the day started at 8.15am and we were dropped back at the hotel at 7pm.
We had a 30 minute or so drive to Amarante for a short visit tot eh local church and comfort break before heading into a delightful pastry shop to sample 6 local pastries with coffee. All the pastries were far too sweet for us but it mattered not, the experience was great.
We then drove on to begin our wine sampling, port sampling, a visit to an Olive Oil press, some spectacular views and of course, a lovely lunch buy the side of the river.
Our guide Beatrice was delightful, we lost count of the number of different wines we sampled and overall, could not have had a more enjoyable day.
I would highly recommend this tour
An excellent day, visited a couple of wineries, port and olive oil producers and visited a few beautiful and scenic towns where we stopped for good food along the way. Our guide Filipa was extremely helpful and kind. She went out of her way to return some olive oil we had purchased and forgot in the can.
We couldnt recommend this tour enough. The Douro Valley is stunning, and to have excellent guides navigating us through this beautiful area with excellent knowledge and insight was the cherry on top. All the vineyards we visited were warm, welcoming and inviting. The wine was amazing, the food was delicious. I wish we could have stayed for days. Antonio and crew are amongst the best in their field. Bravo!
If you've got a day when you're in Porto definitely do this tour. You're in a private car that holds 3 guests and a driver. The Douro Valley is drop-dead gorgeous and the places you're taken to are worth a visit. On the way you stop at the city of Amarante which itself is worth a day's visit, though you only get an hour or so.
Places visited and itinerary were top notch and well thought out / curated. It was obvious that the tour had been arranged by someone with real expertise in this area. The day was a good mix of wines in the region as well as local produce. Took off one star as driving by tour guide was quite dangerous especially on a day / evening with heavy rain. Would advise the squeamish to request safer driving which is the only reason why my review is not 5 stars.