You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Porto / Starting Point
Porto is a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and port wine production. Your driver will pick you up straight from your accommodation in Porto.
The treasure of the Douro Valley isn't just the port. High in the Douro Valley, the tiny village of Provesende makes the nail-biting journey worth it.
Pinhão is considered to be the geographical center of the Douro demarcated wine region, and it is here that many of the Port wine estates are to be found, some.
Pinhao Train Station
This beautiful train station is part of the Douro Line. Despite being a small train station, it is still worth a visit.
Porto / Starting Point
Pinhao Train Station
About the ride
Take a half-day trip from 1Porto / Starting Point the famous Douro Valley to learn more about the history of Portuguese Wine and admire dreamy landscapes near the Douro River. This experience will be even more special because you are free to customize your trip and choose where to go first and how much time to spend in each place.
On the day of the trip, the Welcome Driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Porto and give the complete tour in an air-conditioned, spacious car. All Welcome vehicles are equipped with Wi-FI and water, to ensure you stay hydrated and comfortable during the tour. On your way to different towns, you will have a chance to stop at the most picturesque locations and admire the wonders of Portugal. Upon your request, it is possible to have lunch or dinner at the local restaurant, recommended by the Welcome Driver. At each stop, your friendly driver will answer all the questions you may have, share the local knowledge and more tips about each destination.
After an hour of you will be arriving on your first stop within the Valley, 2Provesende Village . Stroll around the narrow streets of this typical Portuguese small village and stop for some shopping of traditional products. Provesende sits on top of the Valley offering magnificent views for unforgettable photos.
Next, you are going to visit Amarante ad the Church of the Convent of São Gonçalo. Then continue on to 3Pinhao to admire the scenery and explore this lovely village at your own pace.
Your driver will suggest paying a visit to the famous 4Pinhao Train Station to view its blue-and-white tile murals depicting the scenic countryside and swathes of vineyards that make up the Douro landscape. Moving on you will have the chance to take a boat trip within the Douro River and see the magnificent views of the valley from the water if you wish to.
Douro Valley is famous for its tradition to produce great wines of different varieties. Visit a winery and together with your driver that will help you find the best, do a 5Wine Tasting before ending your ride with some lunch to a traditional Portuguese restaurant after your driver's recommendation.
At the end of your trip, your friendly Welcome driver will take you back to your hotel or apartment in Porto with your senses full of scents and tastes!
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free Wi-Fi on-board
- Fuel and tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Tips and gratuities
- Lunch, other beverages and meals
- Entrance fee for Wine Tasting & Boat Ride
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive a confirmation email. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at email@example.com for any specific questions regarding your booking.
What is the cancellation policy?
Any cancelation that is requested up to 24 hours prior to the operation time is entitled to a refund of 80%
In case of cancellation in less than 24 hours prior to the operation time or in case of no-show of the customer, you are not eligible for any form of refund.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of the visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in-depth information regarding historical facts and information.
Terms of serviceExpand
- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost.
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions.
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws.
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