Douro Valley

Douro Valley, Duruelo de la Sierra: Address, Phone Number, Douro Valley Reviews: 4.5/5

Douro Valley
4.5
Wineries & Vineyards • Valleys
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The Duoro valley landscape is dominated with vineyards plus other interesting places to explore such as ruined castles, crumbling monasteries, shady forests and river beaches.
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Tarik O
3 contributions
Amazing scenery and hospitality.
Jan 2020 • Couples
Myself and my girlfriend went on the day trip to Douro valley. It was amazing. Our tour guide was knowledgable and very attentive. The trip itself was breathtakingly beautiful. The hosts were unreal, they had vast amounts of knowledge and also catered to every need possible. We were expecting the lunch to be very basic but were pleasantly surprised to find a 5 star, 3 course meal.

Worth every penny and more!!! Highly recommend.
Written 25 January 2020
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G_EvansWales
Brecon, UK837 contributions
Such a beautiful relaxing place
Sep 2017
We travelled here on a Viator guided tour, it was well organised and we saw quite a lot of the valley, including taking a boat trip along some the river. If you are anywhere near this region, you simply must visit!
Written 20 June 2018
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Frans_12255060
Broadbeach, Australia412 contributions
Excellent trip with CMTour
Jun 2018 • Couples
We booked a day trip from Porto to the Douro Valley with CMTour.

The day started at 8am with pickup at our accommodation. We picked up 6 other guests, giving us s full but comfortable load for the Toyota van, and then headed out on the approx 1.5 hour trip to the Douro Valley. On arrival, we were first allocated to a different van ( with only 2 others) such that all passengers were English speakers with an English speaking guide.

We then proceeded to visit 3 different vineyards, all beautiful, where we learnt about the production of both wine and olive oil, and had extensive tastings in each. We were also taken to a restaurant for lunch ( with more local wine) and had a hours cruise on the Douro River on a traditional boat.

The day from start to finish was a longish 12 hours. All the visits and arrangements were super smooth, and the countryside we travelled through and the vineyards we visited were spectacular. We really felt that in one day we had achieved a good feel for the Douro Valley, and learnt heaps about its wine and olive oil industry. A great day, & highly recommended
Written 14 June 2018
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Linda K
Lafayette, CO1 contribution
Douro Valley small group tour
May 2018 • Couples
We absolutely enjoyed this tour by cool Tours arranged by Viator. Our guide Joao was welled versed and enjoyed helping us learn about Porto, Douro Vally and wine. It was about 90 minutes driving from city center to the valley. We stopped in a small town for a coffee stop. We visited two smaller wineries and given personalized attention. We stopped in Pinhoa and enjoyed an hour cruise on the river, follow by a delicious lunch. Our last winery was family owned for 4 generations. We tasted 4 different port wines served by one of the owners plus an explanation of the process for making port wine. I must say our guide truly made the entire day so much more enjoyable. Do not miss this tour while in Porto. Spring valley from high above the river gives you a very different perspective.
Written 9 May 2018
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Imee B
12 contributions
douro valley
May 2017 • Friends
my friend and i drove from lisbon to douro valley and i wouldnt mind doing it again. portugal has efficient free ways with quality auto stops and friendly attendants, not snobbish and tourists can feel their sincerity although, ofcourse they are a not an english speaking country they will try hard to help you on your inquiries. I did the one hour river cruise in pinhao, short but relaxing. we had lunch on a nearby small restaurant, and food is amazing.. grilled fish is to die for, but if you are the type who gets grossed out with fish with heads then dont order the grilled fish... 😂 after experiencing pinhao we stayed in in poires, a nearby town with fairytale quintin tarantino style kill
bill texas scene...:) stayed in a 300 yo castle and owners make their own wine and olive oil..serves food fresh from their own backyard:) and i absolutely loved it.... i never expected to be amazed by portugal, but it sure did.. and ill
come back surely:)
Written 15 October 2017
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Michael P
Werribee61 contributions
Wine & Port Tasting and River Cruise
May 2017 • Couples
Enjoyed a day trip to the Douro Valley with Cooltour in Porto. The day started with a enjoyable 90 minute drive, we stoped at several small family wineries and our tour guide was extremely informative as we learnt all about the Douro Valley wines and ports. A stop for a leisurely cruise down the river followed by a beautiful lunch at a local restaurant before the drive back to Porto.
Written 31 May 2017
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Kong C
Bethesda, MD199 contributions
Douro valley = living
May 2015 • Solo
On a raining day in Porto, my host booked a full-day Douro-valley tour for me. The weather cleared up after the first hour on the boat. We took the Milenio do Douro (the name of the boat) up the valley in the morning, stopped in Regua and back by train in the late afternoon. We sampled different wines and ports (got to try the white port) and enjoyed the tour of the wineries. There is nothing on this trip that I wouldn't want to do again next time, with more wines of course...
Written 9 November 2015
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GordonABQ
Albuquerque, NM191 contributions
Private Tour in Douro Valley
Sep 2015 • Couples
4 of us took a private tour of the Douro Valley organized by the concierge at the Sheraton. The company we used was Transportes Nandre LDA. A full day experience with a tasting at 11am at Quinta do Bomfin (part of the Symington group) followed by lunch at Pacheca and a great set of port tasting at Quinta Vallado. A full day 9 till 6pm+.
We were so pleased with this company that we used them for a half day private tour of Porto the next day.
Written 14 October 2015
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hagar nir
Tel Aviv, Israel197 contributions
Heaven
Sep 2015 • Couples
An amazing place. We stayed at Quinta da Viega. Highly recommended. Great family atmosphere. Warm hospitality. Great wine. The view from the estate and the room is breathtaking.
Written 29 September 2015
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Kristin C
107 contributions
Portugal's Douro will surprise and amaze you.
Jul 2015 • Friends
We spent 2 fun filled days traveling through the scenic Douro Valley, with its lushly sculpted shelves and narrow twisting roads. We stopped at a few quintas (wineries) along the way to tour the vineyards and sample the wines. From Pinhão, we opted for a 2-hour scenic boat cruise on the Douro in a traditional Rabello boat. You learn history of the valley, which is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, as you glide past wineries perched on the river banks. It was a wonderfully relaxing couple of days. If you are looking for wineries to visit, we recommend Quinta do Bomfim (which recently opened), Quinta de la Rosa, Pacheca, and Tedo.
Written 28 July 2015
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