Dating back to 1756, the Demarcated Region of the Douro is the first-ever demarcated wine region in the world.
There are almost 100’000 Acres of vineyard planted on slopes along the Douro River, its many affluent rivers and breath-taking mountains.
This private tour takes you to the heart of the Douro valley, stopping along the way to enjoy the picturesque towns that embellish Portugal’s flagship wine-making region.
Experience a drive on the N222, the Worlds Best Driving Road according to Avis, which took the trophy from Highway 1 to Big Sur in California (2nd) and the A535 in the UK (3rd).
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Pick up from your accommodation towards Douro region to start your full-day private tour. Amarante will be our first stop, with is history associated with the 13th-century hermit, later saint Goncalo.
The picturesque Ponte Sao Goncalo that spans the river is named after him as is the Igreja de Sao Goncalo, built on the site of his hermitage, north of the Tamega.
Museu Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Sao Domingos Church and Solar dos Magalhaes are other attractions you can visit there.
Later, you can go to Peso da Regua, located at the confluence of the Corgo and Douro rivers. This town handles the transportation of the wines of the Alto Douro by train to Porto. It is also the departure point for boat trips on the river, which pass by the region’s famous vineyards and the valley’s delightful landscapes.
Next stop is a local restaurant to experience Portuguese typical delicacies. After Lunch you will visit Pinhao, important agricultural area situated at the confluence of the rivers Pinhao and Douro.
The wine used to leave Pinhao by boat or by train from the station decorated with Portuguese azulejos (tiles) illustrating the valley’s traditional sites and costumes.
We are proudly committed to the idea of not being strict to timings or specific plans and instead be flexible so that you can fully enjoy the day during your private tour.
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