Then this is your departing point! Wine Paths has selected the best Douro wine tours on offer so that travelers like you can live the unforgettable experience of stepping into the extraordinary world of Port wine.
From a helicopter ride to get you to your luxury spa resort hidden away in the valley, to a multi-day Port-tasting itinerary onboard a yacht with stops at the most incredible quintas (Portuguese wine estates) along the Douro river, or a tour of the cultural sights of the UNESCO world-heritage area to learn about the first demarcated designation in the world, our collection of exclusive Douro wine tours offers you the chance to take part in all of these… and more!
Ready to discover the best Douro wine tours the valley has in store for you and your friends, family or co-workers?
Port wine is arguably one of the most celebrated fortified wines in the world and the Douro Valley is where it all begins: the grapes used to make Port grow on the steep man-made terraced vineyards of the area, where they are made into wine after the harvest. Some Douro wineries are open to visitors, so you can see it all first-hand and join in the fun, if you are in the area around harvest time. In the month of September, you are in for a treat: you can enjoy a unique opportunity to stomp on the newly-collected grapes inside a traditional lagar to get their juice flowing, alongside the quinta’s workers. While some of the men tread the grapes, others sing along to the beat of the accordion and the guitar and thanks to the exclusive access our select local travel experts have, you too can take part in this once-in-a-lifetime wine celebration.
Now, with so many quintas and port styles to choose from, it can be tricky to decide which wine tour to include in your itinerary during a visit to Portugal. To help you in this wine-pursuit, Wine Paths has selected the best tour suggestions the Douro Valley has to offer.
Contact our local travel experts for a tailor-made wine tour in Douro and come enjoy this superb region by car, air or water! Take a look below for some inspiring ideas and proposals.