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Portuguese Wine Tours & Wineries

Portgual is well-known internationally for its wine regions. From the Douro Valley to the Madeira islands, vineyards abound across the country, integrating with beautiful scenery and making for the perfect culture trip. As hosts of several holiday homes in Portugal, including in the Algarve and Lisbon, we thought we would hunt out some of the best experiences for those holidaying in Portugal.

We scoured TripAdvisor for all wineries and wine tours in Portugal, hunting for excellent experiences which are in the lowest percentile for reviews to find some hidden in plain sight tours with flawless reviews. We’ve found the best 15 wine tours in Portugal that may be more off the beaten track for more adventurous travellers. 

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Sintra Cascias Natural Park Full Day Tour

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 38

Excellent: 100%

Price From: £128.41

Located near Lisbon, this tour takes visitors to the resort towns of Sintra and Cascais. This full gastronomic tour explores the coastal sites of both towns, including must-see locations like the Initiation Well at the Quinta da Regaleira (pictured).

Douro Valley Tour with Visit to Two Vineyards and River Cruise

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 33

Excellent: 94% / Very Good: 6%

Price From: £68.95

This tour explores Portugal’s famed Douro valley by land and water and includes wine tasting at a nearby family winery.

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Douro 'Breathtaking Landscapes' Small Group Tour

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 32

Excellent: 96% / Very Good: 4%

Price From: £68.95

Another adventure through the scenic Douro valley, this full-day tour hits a number of wineries and notable locations like the village of Regua.

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Full Day Madeira Wine Tasting Tour

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 33

Excellent: 94% / Very Good: 6%

Price From: £68.95

The Madeira Islands are famous for their fortified wines. Travel through the vineyards of Camara de Lobos, Porto Moniz and Sao Vicente tasting local wines and exploring the cellars.

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Porto Tapas and Vinho Verde Tour

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 27

Excellent: 96% / Very Good: 4%

Price From: £43.09

A food and wine tour through the historic city of Porto. Explore traditional Portuguese snacks, drinks and sights with a personal local guide.

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Douro Valley Full Tour: Premium Experience

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 26

Excellent: 100%

Price From: £116.09

Back to the Douro Valley for a full day tour which assures a premium experience. With 100% excellent reviews, this car and boat tour is sure to be a fantastic way to experience Douro.

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Walking Tour: Two Port Wine Houses and Four Wine Tastings

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 26

Excellent: 100%

Price From: £34.47

A tour filled with history through the streets of Porto. Experience traditional techniques at two small wine producers, sampling four different types of fortified wine.

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Lisbon Northern Region Wine Tasting Private Tour

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 26

Excellent: 100%

Price From: £73.26

Explore Northern Portugal’s wine history with this tour leaving from Lisbon. Experience local delicacies in the villages of Cheleiros and Bucelas.

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The Presidential Train Gourmet Experience

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 24

Excellent: 96% / Very Good 4%

Price From: £696.50

A gourmet food and wine experience on the iconic Presidential train. This tour travels through the Douro valley on a train which once transported royalty.

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Douro Valley for Wine Lovers

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 23

Excellent: 95% / Very Good: 5%

Price From: £72.72

A full day in Douro, visiting local and larger brand wineries. See the sights of the Douro river and the quaint villages which line its banks.

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Algarve Wine Tour and Mountain Discovery

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 22

Excellent: 100%

Price From: £99.01

This tour located in the Algarve involves a private wine tasting in two rural wineries and a three-course meal at the top of Serra de Monchique with panoramic views across the country.

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Half-Day Small Group 4x4 Safari at Cabo Girão

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 22

Excellent: 95% / Very Good: 5%

Price From: £30.94

A tour off the beaten track in Madeira, visiting a local fishing village before ascending Cabo Girão, a sea cliff 1,000 metres up and finishing off with a local classic – Poncha. 

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All Day/Half Day Private Sidecar Tour - Porto

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 21

Excellent: 100%

Price From: £105.25

A novel way to explore Porto, this tour offers full and half day options to see cultural landmarks, race through the streets and visit the local wine cellars.

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Old City Food and Cultural Tour in Faro

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 21

Excellent: 100

Price From: £82.74

A beanquet of Algarve local delicacies and an opportunity to explore the city of Faro. Highlights include the Ria Formosa lagoon.

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Porto City Small Group, Full Day Tour and Douro River Cruise

TripAdvisor Rating:
5/5

Number of reviews: 21

Excellent: 94% / Very Good: 6%

Price From: £73.26

Tour through the streets of Porto before taking a cruise down the Douro on this glamorous excursion. Visit essential tourist landmarks and enjoy local wines.