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Porto and Douro Valley Tours

Did you know that the city of Porto was the one that was at the origin of the name of our Country? And it has one of the most appreciated wines in the world, Porto Wine. Porto and Douro Valley Tours are the perfect chance to get to know this area of Portugal.

It is recognised as one of the most charming cities in Europe and as a destination that cannot be missed. Get to know the best that Porto has to offer.

If you’re looking for a different Porto and Douro Valley Tour, you can always choose one of our tailored tours, customized to your preferences.

In this one, however, we will start on the other margin of the river in Vila Nova de Gaia, where you can come abroad a boat for an adventurous ride in Douro River. Enjoy its magnificent six bridges and let yourself be amazed.

On the way back, we visit an old Cellar of Porto Wine; one of the cellars that contributed to the reputation and wealth of the city and where you can enjoy a wine tasting.

For lunch, you can taste one of the most known delicacies of the City of Porto. They are called francesinhas (little French), but they are very Portuguese.

In the afternoon we will make a trip through history and architecture, and we will visit the Cathedral of Porto, with a stop at São Bento Station to observe the tiles; then we will visit the beautiful Stock Exchange Palace and the Church of São Francisco, with its Chapel of the Bones, for the bravest ones.

In the area of the Galleries of Porto, we will find one of the most beautiful and oldest bookshops in the world, Lello Bookshop, which served as inspiration for JK Rowling to write Harry Potter.

If you have the courage to climb Clérigos Tower, breathe and enjoy the fantastic 360º view of Porto.

We continue our trip towards Douro, where we will be lodged in a hotel of your choice. Accommodation is not included, however, we can give you some suggestions of fine hotels.

In the next morning, our direction is to the Farm, with wine tasting of the wine produced there. We´ll take a tour to Peso da Régua, where we will visit the Museum of Porto Wine.

Here you can enjoy, although not included, a lunch in a Douro’s typical restaurant.

A ride on National Road 222, considered the most beautiful road in Europe, will take us by the margins of Douro River from Peso da Régua to Pinhão, where a traditional Rabelo boat is waiting for us for a ride in Douro River, from where we can see the famous vineyards and farms from another perspective. You will be amazed by the fascinating landscapes of the margins of Douro.

After your experience with one of the best Porto and Douro Valley Tours, it’s time to return to Lisbon with a drop-off at the hotel.

Day 1

  • Pick up at the Hotel with departure from Lisbon

  • Arrival at the Port of Gaia, ride in a typical boat for the circuit of Douro’s six bridges

  • Visit to a Cellar of Porto Wine with wine tasting

  • Dom Luís Bridge and Ribeira of Porto with a walk along the margin of the river

  • Stock Exchange Palace

  • Church of São Francisco and Chapel of the Bones

  • Avenida dos Aliados, Rua and Bairro de Santa Catarina where Majestic café and Market of the Bolhão

  • Lunch in a typical restaurant in Porto

  • Cathedral of Porto

  • São Bento Station and observation of its tiles

  • Lello Bookshop and emblematic area of the Galleries of Porto

  • Clérigos Church and Tower

  • Departure to Douro Valley

Day 2

  • Visit to a Farm in Douro, Cellar and Wine Tasting

  • Walk in Peso da Régua and visit to the Museum of Porto Wine

  • Lunch in a typical restaurant of the Region

  • Departure to Pinhão by N222, considered the most beautiful road in Europe

  • Ride in a Rabelo boat in Douro River

  • Return to Lisbon and drop off at the Hotel

Prices

DEPARTURETIME OF DEPARTURE2 ADULTSUP TO 4 ADULTSUP TO 7 ADULTSCHILDREN UP TO 3 YEARS OLDCHILDREN 4 – 11 YEARS OLD
Lisboa08:30400€245€175€FREE50%

All the prices are presented per person

Accommodation not included

General Conditions

All the tours and experiences presented require a minimum of 2 participants.

Our tours are made in vehicles Mercedes, and the maximum number of participants is seven.

The departure for all tours is from the City of Lisbon. Any pick-up or drop-off outsider the city of Lisbon will be subject to the payment of an extra fee. The pick-up and drop-off place must be indicated by the client upon reservation of the tour.

In case baby car seat tare necessary for the transport of children, they must be requested upon reservation or up to 48 hours before the tour.

In case one or more passengers suffer from a special condition, this must be communicated upon reservation of the tour.

Van Go Tourism assumes no responsibility from items or personal belongings left in the vehicles or at the places visited during the tour.

Van Go Tourism cannot be liable for delays occurred due to the traffic or weather conditions.

It is not allowed to smoke or drink alcoholic drinks in the vehicles. Stops for that purpose are made at the request of the client, provided that the guide considers it to be possible and that it does question the execution of the tour.

Van Go Tourism is an environment-friendly company, and therefore we ask our clients not to through any object or waste through the window or during the walks.

All the prices include VAT.

In case of non-private tours, more than one language can be used, depending on the nationality of the participants.

Included in the Tours

Guide in the selected language – Portuguese, English, French and Spanish
Pick-up and Drop-off in Lisbon
Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
Personal and accident insurance
Wi-fi and Water aboard
Parking, Fuel and Tolls

Not included in the Tours

Tickets for monuments and museums
Meals and drinks
Personal expenses

Reservations

All reservations shall be made 48 hours before the Tour, using the form in the website of Van Go Tourism or by sending or confirming the reservation to one of the emails of Van Go Tourism.

The execution of all tours always requires the previous confirmation from Van Go Tourism.

Payment

Upon reservation a payment of de 25% of the total value of the tour must be made, as a reservation fee.

The remaining 75% shall be paid until 48h before the Tour. In case of non-payment, the tour will be cancelled and will not take place, and there will be no refund of the mounts already paid.

Cancellation

Any cancellation must necessarily be sent to e-mail booking@vangotourism.com expressly indicating the tour to be cancelled.

For any cancellation made until 7 days before the tour, you will be refunded of the totality of the reservation fee.

For any cancellation made between 7 days and 72 hours before the tour, you will be refunded of 50% of the value of the reservation fee.

For any last-minute cancellation made 72 hours before the tour, you will not be refunded of the reservation fee.

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