Looking for the best wine tour in Douro Valley? You came to the right place, as I have lived in Portugal since 2019 and explored the best wine tours in Porto. Porto is renowned for its wine, and there is no better way to spend the day here than on a wine tour.
Don’t have the time to read? I went on a fantastic wine tour in Douro Valley, and if you are looking for an unforgettable experience, this below tour is perfect for you.
From Porto: Douro Valley vineyards, Boat Tour, Wine Tasting & Lunch
Spend the perfect day taking in the landscapes of the magnificent Douro Valley on a full day trip from Porto. Taste port wine and olive oil, enjoy a traditional lunch and relax on a cruise along the Douro River.
Top 10 wine tours In Porto and The Douro Valley Region
1. Porto to Douro Valley Vineyards – Boat Tour, Wine Tasting and Lunch
⭐️ RATING: 4.7 out of 5 Stars (5746+ reviews) | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 9.5 hours | BOOK NOW
Meet your guide at your hotel or apartment in Porto city centre or Vila Nova de Gaia. Visit two unique wine locations and enjoy samples of Port wine while taking in the magnificent views. Enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch with products from the Douro region and a relaxing 1-hour cruise of the Douro River.
This magnificent Duro Valley wine tour allows you to discover some of the best Port locations in the region. You get to stop and admire views from the most breathtaking viewpoints in the Douro Valley. If you are looking for well planned and relaxing tour, this one is the perfect choice for you.
2. Private Douro Valley Tour from Porto with Cruise and Wine
⭐️ RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars (42+ reviews) | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 10 hours | BOOK NOW
Start the day with a stop in the beautiful city of Amarante and visit its magnificent historical centre. Dating back to 360 BCE, Amarante is a peaceful village famous for its rich blend of Renaissance, Medieval, and Romanesque architecture. Admire the natural beauty of the Douro Valley and visit Pinhão, with its beautiful train station.
Later let the guide take you to visit two of the most renowned wine estates in the Douro Valley. This fantastic wine tour from Porto lets you sample some of the best port wines in Portugal. Here you also get to embark on a boat and see the Douro River from the water while sampling some of the finest wines.
3. Porto: Port and Douro Wine Walking Tour with Tastings
⭐️ RATING: 4.7 out of 5 Stars (470+ reviews) | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 3 hours | BOOK NOW
If you don’t have much time and want a half-day wine tour in Douro Valley, this tour is perfect for you. This is one of the most sought-after wine tasting tours in Porto, where you get to learn all about port wine production. Enjoy the day and learn all about port production on this porto port wine tasting tour. This is the perfect way to spend the afternoon while enjoying one of the best wine tours in Porto.
4. Douro Valley: Quinta do Tedo Winery Tour and Tasting
⭐️ RATING: 4.8 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 1.5 hours | BOOK NOW
Discover the flavours of the Douro Valley at this Porto winery tour and cellars of Quinta do Tedo. This 18th-century estate Quinta is idyllically nestled between rolling hills right where the Douro and Tedo rivers meet. Venture into the cellars, where you can learn about the ageing, bottling, and hand-labelling process. Enjoy Porto port tasting while taking in the views of the stunning landscape of the Douro Valley.
5. Porto: Douro Valley Tour with Wine Tasting, Cruise and Lunch
⭐️ RATING: 4.7 out of 5 Stars (1,366+ reviews) | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 9.5 hours | BOOK NOW
Embark on this fantastic guided wine tour in Douro Valley of 2 amazing places, and sample Port wine. Enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch, and relax on a scenic river cruise. Start your day tour in the centre of Porto, where your guide will introduce you to the rich and intriguing history of the city, then head to Peso da Régua. Situated on the banks of the River Douro, Peso da Régua played a fundamental role in the production and sale of Port wine.
Today you get to discover and taste Porto wines on this fantastic wine tour from Porto as well as indulge in a delicious local Portuguese lunch and see the breathtaking landscape from the water.
6. Douro Valley: Premium Small-Group Tour From Porto
⭐️ RATING: 4.8 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 10 hours | BOOK NOW
Join this luxury small group tour of the famous Douro Valley day trip in the company of a local guide. Visit two prestigious wine estates, sample a delicious wine paired with a 3-course lunch and enjoy a cruise along the Douro River. This fabulous tour is limited to 8 participants, and you will be picked up from your hotel in a luxury Mercedes minivan.
This is one of the most exclusive wine tours in Douro Valley, ideal for anyone looking to experience the best wineries in Douro Valley.
7. Douro Valley 4WD Tour with Wine Tasting and Picnic
⭐️ RATING: 4.9 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 10 hours | BOOK NOW
Explore the famed Douro Valley wine regions by a 4WD vehicle on a full-day tour from Porto. Get picked up by your friendly wine tour guide from your hotel and head to Régua. Régua played a fundamental role in the production and sale of Port wine, for it was from here that the barrels were transported in the special boats known as barcos rabelos to Vila Nova de Gaia, where the wine was left to age in the local wine lodges.
Enjoy the trip through the mountains that rise steeply from the banks of the River Douro, where you will also be able to relax and indulge in a picnic lunch. But this unforgettable day doesn’t end here, you will also get to visit wineries and taste the best quality port.
8. Porto: Authentic Private Douro Valley Tour
⭐️ RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 9 hours | BOOK NOW
Meet your guide at your hotel and journey to the Douro Valley in an air-conditioned vehicle. Explore the Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a full-day, private tour from Porto. Admire the landscapes, learn about the region from your expert guide and savour the valley’s famous wines. This is a truly unforgettable private day trip to Douro Valley from Porto. Here you get to taste quality wine from the best wineries in Douro Valley.
Travel through the heart of the Douro Valley Wine Region to Pinhão, making stops to take some photos at spectacular viewpoints. Visit Pinhão and pass by the local train station, which is famous for its hand-painted tile murals of the town and the surrounding wine region. On this fantastic douro wine tour, you get to indulge in traditional Portuguese cuisine with a twist and savour Douro wines. This is one of the most authentic Douro Valley wine tours from Pinhão and Porto.
9. Douro Valley Boat Tour With Wine Tastings And Lunch
⭐️ RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 8.5 hours | BOOK NOW
If you are looking for the most memorable experience on a private Douro Valley boat tour, look no further. Your day will be packed with wine tastings, 11 to be exact, a visit to two wineries, and an exclusive meeting with the Winemaker. Exquisite Chef’s lunch cooking with fire, and a private boat tour with snacks and drinks is also included.
This Douro Valley tour also features lunch at an exclusive event of the highest quality with a farm-to-table Chef tasting. Here you get to experience Douro’s typical food paired with the chef’s wines and special and unique presentations of local customs and wine culture.
10. Douro Valley: Shared Tour with Lunch, Boat, Train & Winery
⭐️ RATING: 5 out of 5 Stars | ⏳ TOUR LENGTH: 8 hours | BOOK NOW
This experience will take you on board a train. Ride through the paths that used to carry the Port wine barrels to Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia cellars. The Douro Valley wine train journey will begin at the Tua station and end at the famous Pinhão station. Here you also have the opportunity to take a cruise on a traditional Rabelo boat or semi-private yacht.
This fabulous tour lets you explore the wineries in Douro Valley and enjoy a delicious lunch served in a regional restaurant among the people who live and work in the Douro vineyards.
Final thoughts on Porto and The Douro Valley winery tours
Douro is the oldest demarcated and regulated wine region in the world, declared in 1756 and made a World Heritage by UNESCO in 2001.
I have visited Porto a few times over the past few years and must admit that wine tasting tours in Douro Valley are a must. There is no better way to experience the rich culture and take in the beautiful views than with a glass of quality port wine. Whether you fancy a private tour or a short wine-tasting stop, Porto has it all.
Of course, you can visit some of the best wineries in Douro Valley on your own, but you won’t be able to enjoy the tastings. Personally, I always opt for a tour when in Porto. This way, I get to enjoy the fantastic views, learn about wine making and taste some quality wine.
If you are visiting Porto from Lisbon, the easiest way to explore the Douro region is with a car rental. I always find the best deals with DiscoverCars and can highly recommend them. If you are coming from Peniche and the Berlengas, Sintra, Lagos, or Albufeira, then the A1 and A2 highways are the fastest to travel on.