Essential Porto

Three or four Day Port Wine Tasting Tour

Porto Tour

At a glance

Region:Porto and the Douro Valley
Type of Tour:
Duration:3/4 Days
Guide Price:From £510 to £810 per person
Number of Meals:2 breakfasts and 1 lunch (3 Days)
2 breakfasts, 1 lunch & food tour (4 Days)
Number of Winery Visits:3 Port Lodges (3 Days)
4 Port Lodges (4 Days)
Number of Wines Tasted:Approximately 12 (3 Days)
Approximately 20 (4 Days)
Tour Transport:On foot in Porto
Dates / Availability:Available mid-week and weekends throughout the year

Trip Summary

Elected Best European Destination 2017, and leading city-break destination in 2023 by the World Travel Awards, Porto is a captivating blend of old-world charm and modern energy. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, its beauty is in the mix of historic architecture, contemporary structures and, of course, Port wine! The city’s unmatched beauty is a magnet for visitors from all around the world. Wander through Porto’s streets to discover colourful houses, bustling cafes, and authentic restaurants serving delightful Portuguese cuisine. Each corner of the city invites you to experience its rich culture and delicious flavours, making every moment in Porto truly special.

This compact three day break offers a perfect introduction to wonders of Porto. Upon arrival, check into your preferred hotel. The evening is yours to uncover the wonders of this remarkable city. Should you arrive early, we’d love to suggest some exciting activities to make the most of your time in Porto. You might indulge in a delightful Douro wine tasting, savour a food tour exploring local flavours, or allow us to recommend some of our preferred restaurants.

Porto tour
Taylors Porto

On day two, making your way independently between each destination, you will visit two renowned port wine lodges. The famous Sandeman Port wine lodge boasts a magnificent view of Porto. Here, your English-speaking guide will accompany you through the lodges full of casks of ageing Porto wine and your visit will conclude with a tutored tasting of four ports. You will also enjoy a guided tour and tastings at the renowned Grahams Port wine lodge. Following your visit, you will enjoy a tasting session in style in the lodge’s Vintage Room. Portuguese cuisine is truly delicious, and you will sample many of the region’s delicacies on your trip. A traditional wine tasting lunch will be served in a true Portuguese setting. Whilst admiring the views of Porto from this convivial riverside restaurant in Gaia, you will enjoy five courses, including a traditional bacalhau dish, and a selection of artisan cheeses from the North of Portugal. The meal will be accompanied by two fabulous Douro wines and three different Ports

In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a captivating 50-minute journey along the Douro River on a traditional rabelo boat. These iconic boats have been an integral part of Porto’s history, once used to transport Port wine barrels from the Douro Valley vineyards to the wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia. With their distinctive design featuring a flat bottom, these boats were essential for navigating the river’s currents.

Porto tour
Porto tour

Outline Itinerary

Day One

  • Upon arrival in Porto, check into your chosen hotel in the city centre.
  • Free afternoon and evening to explore the city and relax or, if time permits, indulge in a selection of suggested activities.
  • Overnight at your hotel.

Day Two

  • Your tour day will comprise of:
  • A tour and tastings of four Ports at Sandeman Port wine lodge.
  • A visit to Grahams Port wine lodge for a tour and three tastings
  • A five-course lunch with two local wines and three Ports.  
  • A 50 minute river cruise in a traditional rabelo boat.
  • Overnight at your hotel.

Day Three (Optional)

  • A tour and tastings at a family-owned Port House
  • Food tour in the city centre
  • Overnight at your hotel.

Final Day

  • Breakfast and check out at the hotel.

(ii) The outline itinerary is indicative and is subject to minor changes depending on supplier availability. Availability cannot be guaranteed until we have received a confirmed booking, together with the deposit payment (or payment in full where the dates of travel are in less than 60 days). If the named accommodation / visits are not available, we will endeavour to find suitable alternatives of a similar grade; this may be subject to a supplement or a rebate depending on the price available.


Port tasting in Porto
Porto tour


Package Prices

  • These prices are per person and based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin or double room.
  • These are realistic guide prices, based on travel in standard season (usually April to the end of October). Considerable discounts often apply for travel out of season (usually November to the end of March). Please let us know your preferred travel dates for a definitive price.
  • Although we propose specific hotels as part of our standard packages, we enjoy excellent relationships and preferential rates at many of the hotels in each of our featured destinations. Therefore if you would prefer to stay in a different hotel, this can be arranged. Please contact us for the relevant supplements/discounts.
  • Other room grades are available at most of the hotels that we work with. Just let us know which hotel you prefer and we will send you the relevant supplements for the various room grades.
  • Single supplements and extra night prices are available upon request.
Hotel NameRoom GradeStar RatingDurationPrice Per Person
Teatro Hotel - PortoGallery room4*3 Days£510Book Now
Teatro Hotel - PortoGallery room4*4 Days£710Book Now
Pestana Porto- A BrasileiraDeluxe5*3 Days£620Book Now
Pestana Porto- A BrasileiraDeluxe5*4 Days£810Book Now
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Port wine tasting - Credits Graham

Enhance your Experience/Tour Upgrades

Please contact us to request further details and a full list of tour upgrades.

If you would like to make your Grape Escapes holiday even more special, there are a number of additional activities that we can arrange for you. To complement the experience, these could be arranged to fit in/around your current itinerary or we can arrange additional nights and room upgrades at your hotel, as well as your travel arrangements, a stop-over en route and even a visit to another part of Portugal! See below for some of the most popular upgrades.

  • Stay longer! Just let us know your preferred hotel and room grade, and we will provide you with the relevant supplement for extra nights with breakfast.
  • Visit the beautiful Douro valley. Why not stay a little longer in Portugal and spend some time in the breath-takingly beautiful Douro valley, home to the world-famous Port Wine? We would be pleased to arrange your accommodation and transfers.
  • Discover more Portuguese and Spanish wine regions. As well as trips to Porto and Douro, we also arrange holidays to Vinho Verde, Rioja, Navarra, Ribera del Duero, Priorat and Penedès, If you would like to extend your trip to take in more regions, just give us a call to discuss your requirements for a tailor-made trip or alternatively, please see for information about all of our wine tours.

Further Information

Travel to your Port wine tasting tour

Given the wide range of travel options, our standard package prices do not include travel. Please see our Porto travel page for detailed information.

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Further Information / To Book

To secure your booking, a deposit of  20% per person is required. Your remaining balance will then be due 60 days before you travel. Please call us on +44 (0) 1920 46 86 66 or e-mail to request a booking form.

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