The tour overall was just OK. The guide was professional but very perfunctory. It kind of feel like she was just doing a job. The lunch included was very good and we got to try some local food. The rest of the tour was a combination of some free time exploring the churches/town we stopped at and going to local wineries for tastings. The information said we can sample local products, which from recollection was just some cheese bits and dried meat and biscuits. There were no explanation given of the products. Overall, it was an average tour - not really good but not really bad.
A lovely day, which for people who don't normally enjoy coach or minibus trips, was a real treat. Our guide Sophia, was charming, attentive and informative, and we had a real insight into the wonderful scenery of the Douro Valley.
Ken and Chris Brown
Luxury coach turned to be a luxury min van .Wine tasting was only Two Wines !! Scenery was brilliant and the the guide very knowledgeable.
Moral of the story do not believe what you rend on the tour description. !
I'd definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Porto.
Our guide Yorick is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Most importantly, we got to see a completely different scene to city of Porto, a magnificent countryside scenery with all those lovely vineyards and mountains. We really enjoyed the food and the wine as well.
This was NOT the tour we booked. Ended up going to 2 churches and having spaghetti with ground meat (no sauce) for lunch - not sure this is local to Porto? The time we spent in the Douro was in the van. I emailed Viatour and received no response!!!! Very disappointed.
O passeio é muito bonito mas um pouco cansativo pois são muitas horas dentro do carro. O que compensa é que as paisagens são maravilhosas e o almoço é de excelente categoria. Quando fiz a reseva escolhi a Viator porque a visita seria à Vinicula Panascal, que nós queríamos conhecer. Mas, no dia do passeio nos levaram para outra totalmente diferente, uma vinicula pequena e meio artesanal. Aí, quando perguntei ao guia sobre a Panascal, ele sequer sabia onde ficava. Isso nos frustrou um pouco pois ela foi o motivo do passeio. Gostaria que a Viator fosse mais profissional nisso, ou seja, não anunciasse algo se não fosse cumprí-lo, pois nào temos a quem reclamar no dia. Apesar de tudo, o passeio foi bom. Vale a pena conhecer aquela região.