Walking, wine making and history in the Douro Valley, 8-day Guided tour in Portugal

A certified guide from Be Cool Travel will take you on an 8-day walking tour of the Douro Valley, a stunning region packed with beautiful scenery, history and good food and wine.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

8 days

People per Guide

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Type of Trip

Private

Highlights

 
  • Enjoy the dramatic landscape of the Douro Valley

  • Sample amazing wines and ports

  • Take a river tour down the Douro River

 

Come with us on this 8-day exploration of the Douro Valley in Portugal. One of our knowledgeable guides will show you to the best walking spots. Then, you’ll learn all about the history of the region and be able to take in the beautiful scenery. Plus, you’ll get to taste lots of amazing ports and wines.

The Douro Valley is one of the oldest wine-making regions in the world. With its rolling hills, winding roads and beautiful river, the dramatic landscape of the Douro Valley is perfect for a trip away.

On this trip, we’ll start by discovering Porto, a beautiful coastal city. After spending time in Porto, we’ll head to Régua. The journey from Porto to Régua is outstanding. We’ll follow the Douro River from the estuary to the Spanish border, taking in beautiful scenery and vineyards along the way.

In Régua, we’ll be able to try great wines and ports, and we’ll explore this historic town on foot. We’ll also learn more about how wine is made in the region.

Our trip will end with a spectacular journey back to Porto down the river by boat– an experience to remember!

Don’t miss your opportunity to explore the Douro Valley in the best possible way. Request to book now.

If you love history, make sure to also check out this 8-day walking tour of the Knights Templar on your next trip to Portugal. 

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Price includes

 
  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
  • Transport during the trip
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
 This price includes: Accommodation: 7 nights in a twin room (two and four stars hotels). Single supplement applied in single rooms. Guide: All guided tours. Meals: 7 Dinners taken in local restaurants with drinks included. We are always able to cater for vegetarian or other special diets (Lunches can be bought from local shops). 7 buffet breakfasts at the Hotel. Transport: Transfers from Porto airport at 12 a.m on the first day. Transfers from the Hotel to Porto airport at 12 a.m on last day. All land travel (as outlined). Dedicated driver and guide. This price does not include: Any services not listed as included. Flights to and from Portugal. Meals, tips/gratuities, baggage or personal insurance (except as outlined). Admission fees to castles & attractions or events (except as outlined). Personal expenses. Supplements. Guide services inside monuments.
 

Itinerary

 
  • Day 1Arrival in Porto

    On the first day, you’ll travel from Porto airport, either by bus or taxi. If there is time, we’ll do an orientation walk once you’re settled in.

  • Day 2Exploring Porto
    On day 2, we’ll explore the best of Porto, otherwise known as the  ‘capital of the north.’
    We’ll visit the most iconic sites in Porto such as the Cathedral, the Stock Exchange, S. Bento Station, the Praça da Ribeira and the Port Lodges.
    We’ll also get to take in some amazing views from the top of D. Luis I Bridge and the Serra do Pilar viewpoint.
  • Day 3Travel from Porto to Régua

    We’ll follow the Douro River on a magical train journey to Régua, passing through beautiful wine country.

    When we arrive, we’ll set ourselves up for the following days.

    Then, we’ll try some of the wine and port that this place is famous for.

  • Day 4Fontelo Walk

    Day 4 will be for exploring the Fontelo region on foot, passing by patchwork fields and farmland.

    We’ll also stop and try wine and port along the way and learn all about the wine making process.

  • Day 5Free Day

    This is your day to spend as you wish. However, we can arrange an excursion for you at the Mateus Palace with lunch in (this excursion is not included in the price.

    The Mateus Palace has the main house, gardens, a winery and a chapel. It’s also a great example of Baroque architecture.

  • Day 6Lamego Day

    On day six, we’ll visit the ancient town of Lamego. The history of this town dates back to before Roman times.

    We’ll visit the almost 900-year old cathedral.
    The cathedral has a stunning 686 step staircase leading up to it, and is a must-see in Lamego.
    We’ll spend a day exploring this history-rich town.
  • Day 7Régua to Porto

    To get back to Porto on our second to last day, we’re going to take a boat. This magical tour, takes us along the River Douro, and we’ll be able to see the stunning scenery from a different vantage point.

  • Day 8Departure

    On your last day, we’ll help you get back to Porto Airport.

 
 

Other details

 
Skill level required

Beginner

Fitness level required

Open to everyone

Meeting point

Porto Airport

 

About the Guide

 
 

We are Portugal's most trusted walking and cultural company and have been providing services to clients from all over the world for more than 10 years.

All of our trips are fully customisable. We can always work with you to put together exactly what you had in mind. We will listen to you and take care of all the planning and logistics using our local expertise and contacts.

Based on experience, we know that many groups like to mix their activities with some more leisurely aspects, such as good food and cultural highlights. We are happy to put that together for you as well.

Contact us for a truly memorable experience in Portugal!

 
 

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