Luxury private cruise in the Douro Valley

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The Douro Valley is not just a geographical area of Portugal, but the epicentre of a wine-making tradition deeply rooted in history. Every year, this European nugget attracts thousands of visitors, seduced by its natural setting, exceptional wines and delicious cuisine. The vistas here are shaped by countless rolling hills and an impressive range of prestigious restaurants, which bring regional ingredients to life on your sumptuous plates

To soak up all the Douro’s charm, why not embark on a private cruise along its tranquil waters? Imagine yourself with a glass of wine in hand, admiring the scenery along the river. So, are you ready for this escapade combining flavours and visual wonders? Succumb to the enchanting charm of the Douro

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Private cruise in the Douro Valley with restaurant and wine tasting

If you’re looking to discover the Douro Valley in the best possible way, then you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find a full-day activity with wine tasting, a meal in an exceptional restaurant, and a ride through the Douro Valley on a private boat in a Jaguar Executive

  • Discovery of renowned/luxury wineries
  • Embark on an intimate cruise while tasting Port or sparkling wine.
  • Enjoy a meal in exceptional restaurants
  • Taste the Douro Valley’s leading wines.

A luxury cruise that begins in the majestic vineyards

Sailing on the Douro is like wandering through the history of Portuguese wine. The banks of the river, lined with vineyards as far as the eye can see, tell an age-old story. These lands, which seem bathed in gold at dawn and set ablaze with a red sunset, are the cradle of the country’s most prestigious wines

The quintas, or typical wine estates, generously open their doors to visitors. Discovering these places means immersing yourself in the art of winemaking, tasting exceptional vintages and talking to passionate winemakers. And, let’s be honest, it’s not every day that you get the chance to taste a wine directly in the vineyard where it was born. It’s a suspended moment, where the senses are awakened and the palate thrilled

douro valley vineyard tour

The little extras of a private cruise on the Douro

Opting for a private cruise means immersing yourself in an experience tailor-made for you. It’s a chance to get away from the usual tourist trails and cruise the Douro Valley at your own pace. Imagine a boat entirely dedicated to your desires, a route adapted to your preferences, and stops at places, whether iconic or hidden, that define the essence of this region

It’s also a great way to get close to local authenticity. Whether you’re talking to passionate winemakers, enjoying a meal in prestigious establishments or exploring little-known corners with expert guides, every moment becomes precious and engraved in your memory

Douro Valley wine tasting

A gourmet stopover between two ports of call on the Douro

Once you’ve marvelled at the vineyards, it’s time to indulge your sweet tooth. The Douro Valley is full of top-of-the-range restaurants to tempt even the most demanding palates. Whether on board or dockside, these establishments offer refined cuisine that is both rooted in tradition and boldly modern

Portugal is renowned for its delicious and varied cuisine. Here, chefs draw inspiration from local produce to create tasty dishes. Whether you’re a fan of grilled fish, juicy meats or sweet treats, every bite is a celebration of Lusitanian flavours. And, of course, each dish is enhanced by a carefully chosen wine. After all, what could be better than a good glass of Douro wine to accompany an exceptional meal?

top-of-the-range restaurant Vallee Douro

The Douro Valley, with its breathtaking scenery, is the epitome of Portugal’s charm and opulence. Imagine cruising along the Douro, a glass of exquisite wine in hand, while admiring the hills adorned with ancient vineyards. If this sounds like the experience of your dreams, let me unveil an unrivalled offer: a private cruise combining exceptional vineyards and top-flight gastronomy


  • Pick-upand drop-off at your hotel: Right from the start of your adventure, we’ll make sure you’re comfortable. No need to worry about transport, we’ll take care of everything.
  • Private Jaguar Executive or V-Class van with exclusive guide: Travel in the style and comfort you deserve. What’s more, our exclusive guide will be delighted to share his in-depth knowledge of the region.
  • Wine tasting at a Premium winery: Immerse yourself in the soul of the Douro with a wine tasting at a winery renowned for its excellence.
  • Wine-tasting lunch in a Premium restaurant: What could be better than combining fine food and exceptional wines? It’s a gastronomic experience that will awaken all your senses.
  • Private boat trip (1 hour) with sparkling wine or port wine served on board: Relax on the Douro while sipping a glass of the region’s pride and joy.
  • Courtesy bottle of water: Your well-being is our priority, and we’ll make sure you stay hydrated throughout the experience.
  • Insurance: For your peace of mind, you’re covered by comprehensive insurance for the duration of the activity.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID: Make sure you have a valid ID for all stages of the experience.

Not permitted on site

  • Large suitcases or bags: To ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all, please leave any bulky luggage at the hotel.

Good to know

  • Booking in advance: The Douro Valley is popular, and to ensure availability of the best restaurants with views and exclusive tours, booking well in advance is highly recommended. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a unique and memorable experience.

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