Douro Valley: day cruise, wine and lunch

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Discover Porto, the jewel of Portugal’s northwest coast, a vibrant city that attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world every year. The city of Porto is renowned for its rich cultural and historical heritage, delicious cuisine, unique architecture and world-renowned wines, making it one of the country’s must-see destinations.

If you are visiting the Porto area and are looking for things to do, there is plenty to do in the city and the surrounding area and the famous Douro Valley. It is to the latter that we propose to take you with this selection of cruises, which are very popular with visitors, with wine tasting of course.

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast, a history lover or simply a fan of breathtaking views, the Douro Valley has something for everyone. So plan your next trip now and explore the wonders of this extraordinary region.

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Day Cruises in the Douro Valley

If you are looking to discover the Douro Valley in the best way, then you have come to the right place. Below you will find a selection of 3 day cruises with wine tasting and walking in the Douro Valley. These are the best you will find with a 5 star rating out of over 1000 visitor reviews and the possibility to cancel 24 hours before departure in case you decide to change your plans.

We’ve selected the options for you:

  • The best rated by travellers
  • With English-speaking guides to make the most of the cruise
  • The best value for money.

Douro Valley

The Douro Valley is a spectacular wine region in northern Portugal. It is only an hour’s drive from Oporto, so if you go to Oporto for example for 3 days you can visit the city, but also this valley which is really worth a visit.

Famous for its terraced vineyards, picturesque landscapes and charming villages, the Douro Valley is the ideal place to live a unique and unforgettable experience in Portugal. This is true both for those who wish to discover the typical Portuguese landscapes and for wine lovers who will be able to taste excellent products.

The Douro Valley is famous for its terraced vineyards, which stretch as far as the eye can see over the surrounding hills. These vineyards produce some of the best Portuguese wines, especially the famous Port. You can visit the vineyards and learn about the wine-making process, as well as taste different types of Portuguese wines. You will be amazed by the beauty of the terraced vineyards and the passion of the winemakers for their craft.

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Cruises in the north

River cruises in northern Portugal are among the most popular activities in Porto. The city is nestled on the banks of the Douro River, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Several cruise options are available, ranging from a few hours to a full day, with routes taking you up the Douro Valley, renowned for its vineyards and stunning scenery.

Choose a cruise with or without food, depending on your preference, and see the beauty of Oporto from a different perspective.

Wines and Tastings

The northern region of Portugal is also known for its wines, especially the famous Port, a sweet and fortified dessert wine. There are several wine cellars to visit around the Douro, where you can learn about the different varieties of Portuguese wines, as well as their production process.

Some of the most popular wineries include:

  • Sandeman
  • Calem
  • Ferreira
  • Graham’s
  • Taylor’s

You can also participate in wine tastings, where you can taste different types of wine and discover their unique flavours and aromas.

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Picturesque villages

The Douro Valley is also home to many picturesque villages, which are well worth a visit. You can discover traditional Portuguese architecture, cobbled streets, colourful houses and gardens.

Some of the most popular villages are

  • Pinh
  • Peso da Régua
  • Lamego
  • Sabrosa

You can also participate in local activities such as olive picking or fishing.

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