Tailor-Made Wine Tours Douro Valley

Famous for producing Port wine and high-quality table wines, the Douro Valley is one of the world's oldest wine regions and a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Experience the Elegance of Douro Valley on a Luxury Wine Tour

The Douro Valley, located in northern Portugal, is one of the oldest and most renowned wine regions in the world, famous for producing some of the best port wine. The valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, characterized by terraced vineyards that slope down towards the meandering Douro River, surrounded by rugged landscapes and historic towns. Along with the wine, the Douro Valley offers stunning scenery, traditional cuisine, and a warm and welcoming local culture.

Explore this region as a day trip from from Porto, on a cruise of the Douro River, or make it a private multiday guided tour with stays a exclusive winery hotels. With the Douro Valley wine region featuring so many unforgettable experiences, we highly recommend multiple days. This allows you to soak in the stunning landscapes, savor the local wine, and immerse yourself in all the region has to offer.

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Nestled along the Douro River's curves, the Douro Valley wine region showcases nature's beauty and human ingenuity. Known for its stunning landscapes shaped over centuries, it produces world-renowned wines due to its rich terroir and ideal climate.

At its core are grape varieties like Touriga Nacional for depth, Touriga Franca for elegance, Tinta Barroca for richness, Tinto Cão for balance, and Tinta Roriz for fruitiness. Not to be overlooked, the white grapes such as Malvasia Fina, Gouveio, Viosinho, Códega, and Malvasia Rei contribute crisp acidity and aromatic bouquets to the region's varietals. These grape varieties thrive in the Douro Valley's schistous soil and microclimates, yielding exquisite port wines and acclaimed still wines.


Stay in beautiful wine hotels: Indulge in the enchanting experience of staying at exquisite wine hotels offering a serene escape surrounded by lush vineyards and stunning landscapes. Unwind at luxurious accommodations such as Quinta da Pacheca or Quinta do Vallado immersing yourself in the rich history and tradition of Douro Valley winemaking.

Fall in love with the food: The Douro Valley is also known for its cuisine, which features hearty dishes such as cozido and bacalhau. Local cheeses, such as Queijo da Serra, are also popular.

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E-bike the Douro Valley


An unparalleled adventure for those looking to explore this picturesque region at a slower pace. The gentle assistance of an electric bike allows riders of all fitness levels to cover greater distances with ease. A slower pace of travel, invites riders to appreciate the sights, sounds, and smells of the valley and it's an eco-friendly way to explore this UNESCO World Heritage region.

The route through the Douro Valley reveals not just the stunning landscapes, but also provides a unique perspective on the local way of life. Passing through small villages, you'll witness firsthand the age-old traditions and techniques still used in winemaking today. The serene environment, coupled with occasional stops at family-run quintas for wine tastings and delicious lunches, makes e-biking in this region a truly immersive experience.

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Dinner and Tasting at Nova Wine Estate


As you arrive at Nova Wine Estate, you will be greeted by stunning views of the lush vineyards surrounding the estate. Take a moment to admire the charming architecture and soak in the tranquil atmosphere.

For dinner, indulge in a 3-course meal featuring traditional Portuguese dishes prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Each course will be perfectly paired with a selection of wines from the estate, providing a true taste of the region's rich flavors.

But the highlight of this experience is undoubtedly the wine tasting. Led by an expert sommelier, you will have the opportunity to sample a variety of award-winning wines produced at Nova Wine Estate.

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Taste Olive Oil in Upper Douro


In the Douro region, discover fertile grounds for centuries-old olive trees like Madural, Verdeal, Cordovil, and Galega – the primary olive varieties.

Discover the exquisite Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the prestigious Upper Douro region. Praemium, crafted by renowned Portuguese producer CARM, has once again clinched the coveted Gold Award at the esteemed 2023 NYIOOC, marking its second consecutive win for its exceptional organic blend. CARM Premium delights the palate with its distinctively fruity and refreshing flavor profile.

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Visit Top Douro Valley Producers


Tour the charming vineyards and rolling hills of the Douro Valley. Discover the Quinta do Portal & Quinta do Crasto Wine Estates, two of Portugal's top producers. Enjoy a visit to their vineyards and wine cellars followed by a tasting of their premium-quality DOC Douro wines and Ports.

Their vines have been growing in this harsh yet beautiful land for centuries, boasting 80+ year old vineyards. Learn about the history, tradition, and passion behind their production methods while taking in stunning views of the landscape.

Custom Travel Itineraries

At Into The Vineyard, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer you complete freedom to build your perfect trip. Start with one of our many sample itineraries and customize as you desire, or start with a blank page, and with the help of our expert Trip Planners, we can create your dream wine-inspired travel experience. 


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