Every once in a while your expectations are dwarfed by reality. This was the case with the tour that Andrea Alves set up for us for our visit to the Douro valley.
| 1. Kudo's to Andrea of Douro Visit travel agency - Package FEELING THE DOURO - 3 DAYS (by DouroVisit)|
Her choice of ship company was excellent as the 7 1/2 hour trip from Douro to Pinhao could not have have sailed any smoother. The vistas were staggeringly beautiful and so tranquil. Andrea drove 30 minutes from her office in Vila real to meet us and see that we were situated in our incredible room at the Quinta de la Rosa . The property is hard describe as it is so beautiful. The first dinner was included in the package that we arranged and was spectacular. The food,wine and view were truly off the hook.
We loved it so much we returned on a second night. We walked throughout the village of Pinhao and its surroundings. Our pictures leave people with their mouths ajar. We also arranged for the 1 1/2 car ride back to Douro rather than taking a bus or train. Daniel (I believe) drove us to a few towns including Vila Real where he lives. We stopped to buy ceramics in an amazing little town. His knowledge of the area and Portugal was amazing. We asked him to take us to visit his hometown which was very special and we had lunch at one of his families favorites for a "typical" meal.This was really one of the most special events of the trip and Andrea met us for a glass of wine to toast our A plus excursion to Pinhao.
I have already recommended her to some of my friends for truly personal and professional service.
Robert and Susan Davis
| 2. Charming experience - Package CHARM IN DOURO VALLEY (by DouroVisit)|
Cruise is a bit long and seats should be more comfortable anyway landscapes are superb.
Pour avoir visité de nombreuses régions viticoles sur 4 continents, je dois placer le Douro tout au haut de la liste.
| 3. Une journée magnifique - CRUISE DOURO RESERVA (by Barcadouro)|
Les paysages et les quintas sont magnifiques. Rien à signaler en ce qui concerne le voyage ou le service: tout état bien organisé.
U seul bémol: 1/2 journée, c'est trop court. La prochaine fois, la destination sera Barca d'Alva.
| 4. 真的太棒了 - DOURO VALLEY WINE TOUR (by Cryseia)|
早已久聞盛名的世界文化遺產的杜羅河谷梯田葡萄園區，規劃了近半年左右，終於這次和幾位友人來造訪，真的不虛此行。此次的行程除了安排搭了郵輪，傳統的葡萄牙餐（葡萄牙餐還蠻好吃的)，又去參觀了酒莊，品嚐了這裡有名Porto Ruby wine,（顧名思義就是紅寶紅酒，波特紅酒果體很濃郁，價錢不貴CP值高，我個人很喜歡,亞洲人比較少喝這類紅酒，來一要品嚐看看).
[31.05.2019 16:57 - A Mei]
A Mei (Taiwan)
Everything has happened as planed in the program and the weather in Portugal was great. Really worth visiting the Douro Valley. Accommodation at wine estate hotel is excellent and Douro Valley sceneries are is still in my heart. The cruise is very pleasant and the crew kind and friend.
| 5. Valuable trip - package SENSES IN DOURO (by DouroVisit)|
We will be back coming year. Best wishes!
A couple of weeks ago we dedicated 2 days of our vacation in Duoro Valley. It was fantastic, from the cruise to the accommodation. Wine and food also delicious. We should have booked a 3 days program because de feeling is really unique and special. Thanks for the experience.
| 6. Good experience - package FEELING THE DOURO - 2 Days (by DouroVisit)|
Yesterday we went on the boat trip and we stayed in Régua as planned. We decided to take an earlier train back to Porto. I will also like to thank you for a perfect tour. Everything was just as we wanted.
| 7. Package PRECIOUS DOURO - 2 Days (by DouroVisit)|
| 8. Cruise DOURO SEMANAL A (by Barcadouro)|
It would be unfortunate to visit Porto and the Douro Valley and not avail of this special cruise opportunity. The excellent organization can only be surpassed by the brilliant vistas that you will encounter en route. The Crew and fellow passengers in particular created a truly festive atmosphere. We had time to visit the superlative Museo do Douro in Peso da Régua before returning on the train to Porto.
[18.09.2018 20:07 - Oisín]
A special mention to Jorge at Indouro who went out of his way to accommodate our very late in the day arrangements. Thanks to all!
The cruise is worth: the ship is comfortable, the food is not gourmet but tasteful and the sight views of Douro Valley amazing.
| 9. 1 Day cruise Porto Pinhao - CRUISE DOURO LBV (by Barcadouro) |
All the best,
Our private wine tour turned out to be our favorite day in Portugal! Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. We got to do tours and tastings at 3 excellent wineries, and it was a great mix of different types of wine and different size wineries.
| 10. DOURO VALLEY WINE TOUR (by Cryseia)|
Our regional lunch was excellent, and was potentially our best meal that we had in Portugal.
Cannot recommend this tour highly enough, amazing from beginning to end!
Thank you, Sofia and Jorge. We had a wonderful time cruising to the Duoro Valley and at Quinta do Vallado. The Quinta is a very special place. SUS Duoro provided a wonderful lunch on the day we departed and the train ride back to Porto was easy. Lovely area - we hope to return some day.
| 11. DOURO WINERY - 3 DAYS|
Mary Ann and Bill
The 1 Day cruise I did was that one named Duoro Semanal A including lunch served onboard.
| 12. 1-Day Cruise - CRUISE DOURO SEMANAL A (by Barcadouro)|
The ship was comfortable, the lunch was fairly good, and the landscapes really amazing. It was an unforgettable experience that may surprise many travellers the same way it has surprised me.
Once in Régua a short free time so I just took a glass of Port Wine in a wine shop near of the Trains Station and downstream by train back to Porto.
Very nice indeed.
| 13. DOURO VALLEY WINE TOURS (by Cryseia)|
Me and my friends spent a lovely day in the Douro Valley with our guide Gervasio. He was always professional and punctual and yet still very friendly, informative and engaging. The minibus was comfortable and like new, and the driver very capable in the dramatic landscape. We really enjoyed our visit to two quintas and the lunch in Pinhao was tasty.
[13.11.2017 12:12 - Carol]
The atmosphere was homey and festive.
The boat ride was a great way to round out our holiday in sunny Portugal.
| 14. Day trip in the Douro Valley - AROUND THE DOURO (by Cryseia)|
As a group of four, we toured the Douro Valley in September. The guide-driver was an excellent host and guide and he had lots of information to share. The tour itself was excellent value, beautiful scenery and lots of stops along the way. We had wonderful time in Lamego visiting the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios and parts of the town then a wonderful, authentic Portuguese lunch.
[26.10.2017 18:08 - Mark]
In the afternoon, a tour of a Quinta do Tedo and then a boat cruise on the Douro.
A day very well spent, highly recommended.
It was an amazing day out to Douro Valley. We have visited 2 wineyards where we had chance to try port and wines.
| 15. Great Douro day trip - DOURO VALLEY WINE TOUR (by Cryseia)|
Lunch in local restaurant was great, tasty and with a great choice.
Day went so nice and smooth with a relaxing boat trip at the end.
Gervasio is very pleasant man and he is great tour guide. Very enjoyable and higly recomended!
The tour was excellent. Comfortable bus, friendly guide and great views!.
| 16. DOURO VALLEY WINE TOUR (by Cryseia)|
Wineries were top with beautiful grounds and the river cruise was scenic.
We had a day in the Douro Valley back in May, so firstly apologies for the late review.
| 17. DOURO VALLEY WINE TOUR (by Cryseia)|
This was our second trip to the Douro and first for the friends we were travelling with, and it was one of the highlights of our trip. The guide of Cryseia was a terrific host and great company for the day, as we asked him many questions about not just wine but everything about Portugal. Lunch was delicious, in Pinhao, and again the hosts were lovely.
I would recommend a day with Cryseia in the Douro, we all thoroughly enjoyed the tour!
What a delight it was to have Gervasio as our guide for 2 days! We stayed at a Quinta and he picked us up (early on time) both days for a tour north and south of the Douro.
| 18. AROUND THE DOURO (by Cryseia)|
Gervasio is thoughtful, informative, interesting, intelligent and flexible. He is a retired English teacher and musician/poet, so we had a great time. We highly recommend you use Gervasio for an authentic, local guide. We saw and experienced so much with him and will never forget this experience.
When we booked our 2nd day - it HAD to be with Gervasio!
My wife and I had a wonderful time touring the Douro Vally. The guide was a very pleasant and informative guide and went out of his way to accommodate our schedule.
| 19. DOURO VALLEY WINE TOUR (by Cryseia)|
I agree with an earlier commenter that the lunch in Pinhao was one of the better meals of our trip.
We had a spectacular day touring the Douro Valley.
| 20. Spectacular day touring the AROUND THE DOURO (by Cryseia)|
The gardens at Mateus were breathtaking.
We particularly enjoyed the homemade meal in Pinhao.
My husband and I agree this was our favorite meal in Portugal!
The Douro river boatride was both scenic and relaxing.
Overall, a wonderful introduction to the Douro valley and we would highly recommend this tour to others!
We were delighted with our personal guide and tour of Douro Valley.
| 21. Amazing AROUND THE DOURO (by Cryseia) day trip|
We visited some of the most beautiful places along the river and the surrounding areas, the tours to vineyards and a cruise were fantastic.
Our guide was great! He has a lot of knowledge about the area and all that is related to it, and was very helpful during the day.
The communication and logistics were great. I would highly recommend this company.
| 22. DOURO VALLEY WINE TOUR (by Cryseia)|
Our tour with Gervasio was excellent and we were fortunate to have Amélia as our driver. They customized our day to our personal interests, which for us included a tour of Amarante and Lamego, a stop for lunch at the acclaimed DOC restaurant as well as the opportunity to wine taste at one of the loveliest vineyards at to end of the valley in Pinhao.
It was the perfect day and I could not recommend them more emphatically.
Gervasio was a wonderful guide!
| 23. DOURO VALLEY WINE TOUR (by Cryseia)|
We had an incredible day touring the Douro Valley. Gervasio went out of his way to accommodate us and make sure we saw everything. The lunch and the boat ride in Pinhao were absolutely fantastic.
Thank you for such a great trip!!
Gervasio was a terrific host, superb day trip taking in some wonderful scenery and three Vineyards. Great variety of producer from small through to large and some top quality wines and ports sampled. Would highly recommend this private tour for anyone considering it.
| 24. Fantastic enjoyable tour - DOURO VALLEY WINE TOUR (by Cryseia)|
Had a wonderful day touring the Douro Valley. We saw a broad view of the scenery and learned about the history. An enjoyable lunch was followed by a relaxing boat tour on the river. The day was topped off by the winery tour and the beautiful views.
| 25. Douro Valley Tour - AROUND THE DOURO (by Cryseia)|
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