Douro Valley Budget Tour

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Enjoy an incredible wine experience in the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley paradise.

Douro Valley - Vineyards

Douro Valley – Vineyards

Your experience starts at 11 am on Wednesday 11th September. A coach takes you from the Pedras Rubras hotel near the airport to the famous Taylors Port Lodge in Vila Nova de Gaia.  We’ll then go down by the river for lunch at a fish restaurant we rather like – Mairé Baixa. Then it’s down to the river for a relaxing river boat cruise. We’ll spend the evening at the Hotel Rubras and dinner at the fabulous Malheiro restaurant we have discovered nearby.




We’re making an early start the next day with a coach taking us to the railway station for a most picturesque train journey to Tua station in the very heart of the Douro Valley Wine Country. After checking in a Hotel Rural Flor do Monte ( for two days you will be in the hands of Wine Grower extraordinaire, Victor Marques: Visits to vineyards, wineries, boat trips and possibly some surprise treats.

Douro Valley - Port Boats

Douro Valley – Port Boats

If it’s your first time, you probably won’t have experienced anything like it.  If it is not your first time – Well we find it quite understandable that you should want to return again and again.


Too early it will be time for the return trip on the 14th. Back to Oporto, hopefully for a bit of free time before your flight


Cost of the whole trip (not including flights) is £490.00 (pounds) per person based on two people sharing. To make timing of arrival completely free of pressure, there is an optional extra night at the Pedras Rubras Hotel on Tuesday 10th Sept, the day before we start. Cost of this including dinner will be £75.00 (pounds)

2013 tours are now closed for our 2014 program please click here


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