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Douro Valley guided day tour from Porto

Join us for the perfect mixture of culture, sightseeing, wine tasting and sailing. Embrace your surroundings with this tour of the traditional countryside

HIGHLIGHTS:

* Admire iconic landmarks and ancient architecture

* Tuck into a delicious lunch followed by some local wine

* Sail down the river Douro and relax with beautiful views

Discover the exquisite landscape and rich culture of the Douro Valley with this fascinating guided tour. This vast and beautiful river valley, where terraced vineyards and old stone cottages rise above the Douro River, is famous worldwide as the birthplace of port, but is also home to some beautiful monasteries. Uncover the role the valley has played in religious and culinary life over the centuries and the power of its traditions and faith.

Start the tour at Lamego, where we’ll visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies. This granite baroque building, one of the finest of its type, rises above the city with 686 steps leading up to the entrance. Inside you’ll find gold leaf, wooden carvings, decorative tiles and many stunning stained glass windows.

A delicious local lunch is included at a local restaurant served whilst overlooking the Douro River and the terraces where the famous Port wine grapes are grown. Once you’ve digested, visit a port wine cellar in the afternoon where the world famous port is produced, and sample a glass. Head to Pinhão, one of Portugal’s best-kept secrets with its picturesque setting, old bridge and quaint, sleepy atmosphere and enjoy a stroll through the cobbled streets and soak up the ambiance. Before you return to your hotel in Porto enjoy a fabulous panoramic cruise down the Douro River, perfect for discovering the surrounding landscapes. Join us for the perfect mixture of culture, sightseeing, wine tasting and sailing. Embrace your surroundings with this tour of the traditional countryside. Discover the exquisite landscape and rich culture of the Douro Valley with this fascinating guided tour. This vast and beautiful river valley, where terraced vineyards and old stone cottages rise above the Douro River, is famous worldwide as the birthplace of port, but is also home to some beautiful monasteries. Uncover the role the valley has played in religious and culinary life over the centuries and the power of its traditions and faith. Meeting/ Pick up point: Pick up at hotel. Duration: Eleven hours. Start or opening time: 9am. Languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, French. Others: Lunch with water/a soft drink and tea/coffee is included. Not suitable for wheelchair users. The tour might vary depending on weather conditions or events that could take place in certain dates.