DOURO VALLEY TOUR
Unforgettable journey, to Douro Vineyards - World Heritage Site.
Visiting a stunning river and amazing mountain landscapes, with an option to visit vineyards with tastings of the best Oporto’s reserves and vintages, enjoying the local gastronomy, with an optional boat river tour at Pinhão.
A tour of aesthetic emotions and a day full of joy and happiness.
9:00 HOTEL PICK UP
10:00 AMARANTE - CITY BRIDGE AND CENTER VISIT
12:00 PINHÃO - RIVER CRUISE FOR ONE HOUR
13:00 REGIONAL GASTRONOMY W/ OPTION
15:00 VISIT TO QUINTA VINEYARDS AND W/ TASTING OF OPORTO WINE
16:30 RÉGUA - OPORTO WINE MUSEUM VISIT
17:00 RETURN TO PORTO
18:00 HOTEL DROP OFF
No specific health warnings.
No meals or drinks included.
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, bring your camera to capture some moments, and good humour is mandatory to enjoy.
What gives this region a special character is its geography and climate. It is due to its special climatic conditions that this valley has become the birth of one of the world’s most well-known drinks, port wine.
The Douro river has its own micro-climate. The long mountain range along the west of this region protects the valley from the cold and humid winds that sweep in from the Atlantic, creating drier conditions than along the coast, but also colder winters and warmer summers.
Throughout the valley, you’ll find that the temperature changes slightly. The parts of the valley facing South have slightly higher air temperatures than those facing North. This gives the Douro its metamorphic aspect; changing as you drive further and further into its more arid lands in the east and greener areas in the western part.