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3-Day Tour in Douro with a Cruise in the Douro River

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Cruise in Douro River

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This is the ultimate, utmost activity for expert Wine enthusiasts.

A 3-day stay in a Wine Hotel at the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A private sailboat cruise. A guided visit through some of the most famous wineries and wine estates of the iconic region.

You'll taste exquisite wine, cruise through a quintessential wine region, and be familiar with all the details of Port wine production.

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Prices and Available Options:

From €1.450 Category B (price per person based on double occupancy)
From €1.940 Category A (price per person based on double occupancy)
From €2.940 Category A+ (price per person based on double occupancy)
The price is customized based on travel dates, and other custom preferences.
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  • Pick up and drop off at a Hotel in Porto or at Porto Airport
  • Tour in the Douro Valley with a private driver for the entire tour in a deluxe vehicle (2 half-days and 1 full-day)
  • 2 Nights' Accommodation in a Double Room or similar, in the chosen hotel category
  • 2 Breakfasts mentioned in the itinerary
  • 3 Guided visits with wine tasting at 3 renowned "Quintas” Wineries in the Douro Valley
  • 1 Lunch with pre-set menu and drinks
  • 1 Dinner with pre-set menu and drinks
  • Pedestrian Circuit at Quinta Nova
  • 1 Exclusive Cruise in the Douro River in a sailboat (2-hour cruise)
  • All the insurance required by Turismo de Portugal
  • Personal expenses 
  • Tips
  • Flights or other means of transportation used to get to the starting point of the itinerary
  • Other services not included in the itinerary

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Day 1: Discover the Douro Valley

Welcome to Portugal. Wine Tourism in Portugal will invite you to discover the amazing Douro Valley.

The Private driver is waiting for you in your Hotel lobby in Porto or Porto International Airport (OPO).

Enjoy the scenic 2-hour road trip to the Douro Valley. Sit back, relax, and savor the journey, taking in the picturesque landscapes that unfold along the route.

Check-in at the chosen Hotel. You will be accommodated in a Wine Hotel (Category B) or a Luxury Resort (Category A and A+).

Check-in at one of these hotels: Category A+ Six Senses Douro Valley or Category A Vintage House Pinhão. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the refined ambiance of Category B, which includes the infamous Quinta da Pacheca, Quinta de La Rosa, Quinta do Vallado. The choice is yours, offering a personalized touch to elevate your accommodation experience. 

After the check-in, you will be guided to the Quinta da Pacheca Winery. Quinta da Pacheca, one of the most known properties of the Douro, stands out for having been the first to bottle wine under its brand. The first reference to the Quinta is in a document dated 17th April 1738, where it is called "the Pacheca" because its owner was then D. Mariana Pacheco Pereira. You will learn about the history, the vinification processes, the vines, the old winery, and the wine cellar, ending with a wine tasting.

Dinner is waiting for you at Quinta da Pacheca Restaurant. The restaurant offers a touch of luxury and gourmet and a search for constant quality while keeping the true essence of the traditional Portuguese cuisine. Always prepared with fresh products of the land, the restaurant dishes are a real temptation. 

End of day

Day 2: The finest wineries in the region 


Wake up to the beautiful landscape of the Douro Valley and recharge your batteries with a fantastic breakfast in the Hotel.

The Private driver is waiting for you in the lobby of the Hotel and will take you to two of the finest Quintas in the Douro Valley.

The first stop will be at Quinta do Crasto. Located between Régua and Pinhão, Quinta do Crasto is owned by the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for more than a century. Its origin dates back to the 19th century. The first known references date back to 1615. One of the greatest acknowledgments came in 2008, when Wine Spectator, an international reference of the sector, considered Quinta do Crasto Reserva Vinhas Velhas 2005, coming from vineyards with 70 years, the third-best wine in the world that year, giving it a rating of 95 in one hundred points. You will visit the vineyards, including the famous old vineyards of Quinta do Crasto, a winery, and a barrel cellar. After the visit, you will have a tasting of 5 wines.

After the Wine experience, enjoy lunch and views in the Terraçu's Restaurant. The menu appeals to the senses and emotions, in a relaxed and curious way. The proposals are different every day and guests never know the menu, letting themselves be guided by the inspiration of the Chef.

After lunch, you will discover Quinta Nova, Nossa Senhora do Carmo. "One of the 9 must-see wineries in the world", distinguished by American Airlines. Quinta Nova Nossa Senhora do Carmo is a place of extreme beauty in the heart of the Douro and it's been owned by the Amorim family since 1999. But this property was before 1764 and historical research confirms it as a great land belonging to the Portuguese Royal Family. The historic sites that are still preserved today and open for visitors reveal all this: the creek, the gazebo, the stone mark of the Marquis of Pombal dated 1758, the cellar's crest, two chapels, and three secular orchards. You will have a Guided Tour through the vines, the winery dated from 1764, and the underground cellar. The visit ends with a tasting of 3 wines at the wine shop.

Conclude your visit with a delightful pedestrian circuit at Quinta Nova. The Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo walking trail is eight kilometers long and is undoubtedly a great way to get some exercise while exploring Quinta's vineyards and historic sites.

End of day.

Day 3: Private Cruise in the Douro River


Breakfast in the Hotel followed by Check-out. The Private driver is waiting for you in the lobby of the Hotel.

During the morning and to end the tour in perfection, sail onboard a private cruise on the Douro River. A 2-hour cruise onboard a sailboat, experience Portuguese history and feel nature as it travels through the Douro River as a traditional Rabelo boat moves through the force of the sails. Be amazed by the scenarios that the Douro has to offer.

After the cruise, the private driver will take you back to Porto or Porto International Airport (OPO).

End of the Tour.


  • Private 2-hour cruise in the Douro River in a sailboat
  • Accommodation in a Wine Hotel in the heart of UNESCO's World Heritage Site
  • Wine tasting experiences in the famous Port Wine birthplace, Douro Valley wine-producing estates
  • The breathtaking landscape of Douro Valley
  • Pedestrian Tour in Quinta Nova 

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