Trip Planner: Europe / Portugal / Northern Portugal / Porto District / Porto / Grape Discoveries
Enjoy an off-the-beaten path journey with Grape Discoveries, offering curated experiences for small groups. The trip with this operator is guaranteed to be authentic, personal, and intimate. As you explore with your guide, you'll discover the landscapes and the traditions of the area. Check out the website for some suggested itineraries. For a tailored tour, contact the operator directly by email with your ideas about what you wish to see, do, eat, feel, experience, learn, and drink. To visit Grape Discoveries on your holiday in Porto, and find out what else Porto has to offer, use our Porto.
Tours to nearby attractions
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Lunch and Optional Cruise
Tours from $140 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Authentic Douro Wine Tour Including Lunch and River Cruise
Duration: 9h - 10h
Tours from $148 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR 3-Hour of Porto Highlights on a Electric Bike - Guided Tour
Tours from $48 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Porto: 3-Hour Food and Wine Tasting Tour - Guided Experience
Tours from $81 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Port Wine Lodges Tour Including 7 Wine Tastings (English)
Tours from $55 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Douro Valley Wine Tour: Visit to Three Vineyards with Wine Tastings and Lunch
Tours from $109 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, Lunch & River Cruise
Tours from $209 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Electric Tuk Tuk Sightseeing Tour of Historic Porto
Duration: 1h 30min
Tours from $40 ›
BOOK WITH VIATOR Douro Valley 3 Wine Experiences with Traditional Lunch and Optional Boat Cruise
Tours from $137 ›
Likely to sell out BOOK WITH VIATOR Douro Valley - Expert wine guide all day, Boat, Lunch and Tastings.All included
Tours from $181 ›
Grape Discoveries reviews
I spend a lovely day strolling around Porto City Center, finding Portuguese little treasures and local stores which tell a lot about the Portuguese passion about food and wine, cheered by a good...
I spend a lovely day strolling around Porto City Center, finding Portuguese little treasures and local stores which tell a lot about the Portuguese passion about food and wine, cheered by a good... more »
I very much enjoyed this tour. It was well worth our time! We did not feel pressured at all to buy things (which in my experience with city tours is a pleasant rarity) but really enjoyed the way our..... more
I very much enjoyed this tour. It was well worth our time! We did not feel pressured at all to buy things (which in my experience with city tours is a pleasant rarity) but really enjoyed the way our..... more »
A lovely tour of Porto! It was so nice to be led around the city without having to plan a thing and to feel well taken care of. We were given tastes of a variety of wines (both Port and other Douro.... more
A lovely tour of Porto! It was so nice to be led around the city without having to plan a thing and to feel well taken care of. We were given tastes of a variety of wines (both Port and other Douro.... more »
I was in Porto only for the day and did the food and wine tour. I am so happy I did. It was an amazing way to see the city. We walked through much of the center stopping along the way to eat yummy cheese and pastries and taste olive oil and chocolate. Our guide, James, was super knowledgeable and had curated a wonderful mix of stops. We went to a beautiful old pastry shop, a traditional port store where the owner gave us port and a really amazing sheep/goat cheese, a really beautiful cheese shop, a wine shop where we got very generous tasting pours of a red, rosé, and white, an olive oil shop, and a chocolate (the beans come from Sao Tome e Principe) shop. I was with friends and it was a wonderful way to spend time together while seeing Porto and tasting yumminess. The highlight was the olive oil tasting where the olive oil sommelier (yes, this is actually a real thing) taught us everything about the different variations of olive oil, what extra virgin really means, and how to tell the good from the bad. Aside from all the yumminess, I just had a really good time with my friends and felt by the end, that in a limited time, I had a good sense of Porto.
Having a perfect day is a rare thing when you visit a new city. This is exactly what the wine+food tour in Porto was for us: an exciting experience that combined fine tasting and dining with walks among some of the most beautiful streets and places in this city. I felt lucky to enjoy the tourist crowds as well as hidden medieval streets barely marked by a street lamp or a staircase. The treats were appetizing and representative of Portuguese cuisine: local pastries and coffee, cheese, nuts, plentiful wine, olive oil, and fish. If you visit Porto, you can't miss this tour. You get in a few hours what others may get over several days: food, drinks, great company, a fun and knowledgeable tour guide, and incredible photo ops.
A wonderful experience in the Douro Valley led by James Mayor, the owner of "Grape Discoveries", who is also a writer. On this private wine tour my partner and I discovered the fascinating history of winemaking in the Douro Valley and got to taste some of the best wines I've ever tried on a wine tour. Not to mention the views were fabulous and the food delicious. Discovering secret wine properties under the expert guidance of James was exciting. Also, we could choose to go at our own pace, which was great because we couldn't stop taking pictures. The special thing about this tour is that we were treated like friends and family rather than tourists. Un unforgettable day, can't wait to be back next year.
Our day trip in the Douro Valley with Grape Discoveries was something magical and unforgettable. James picked us up in Porto at the appointed time and he took our group of friends on this wonderful tour throughout the Douro wine region. The views on the way were spectacular and James gave us interesting bits of information about the local culture and the art of winemaking. You can feel in the way he speaks that he loves the Douro with passion and is already a local at heart. He took us to places that are not on the tourist map, which made us feel very special. After a short drive, we arrived in Sabrosa and went to have petiscos and wine at Teresa’s, who owns a beautiful manor house in the heart of the Douro Valley. We got invited in the kitchen and shared food around a big wooden table. After that, we went to visit Jose - Teresa’s cousin and spent an entire afternoon with him, his mother and his employees who treated us like we were old friends. Never a tour felt more private and intimate. This was something unique and special. The wines we tasted throughout the day were incredibly good and the food we tasted was local and fresh. James is a wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable, good spirited and gentle. We felt very comfortable being taken care of by him and let in on some very special secrets of the Douro Valley.
With only a couple of days in Porto I was keen to savour a vineyard or two and the culinary delights of the Douro. I’m a fan of independent travel so was intrigued by Grape Discoveries website recommendations for immersive, up-close experiences in the region. I opted for a day of ‘Wine, Pestiscos and Douro Life’. Magic! A stunning day that exceeded expectations. Gracious, generous hospitality in exceptional quintas, sampling wines to die for with delicious local Portuguese food. The Douro is not a rush though. James Mayor has designed tours that embrace the intimacy and sensuality of slow travel that one so rarely finds on a tight schedule. Thank you!
Plan your trip to Porto
Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in PortoSee all ›
Side trips from Porto
Shopping in PortoSee all ›
Historic Sites in PortoSee all ›
Hidden gems in Porto
Nearby attractions in Porto
Trips in Grape Discoveries by other users
9 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM KENYA Porto Lisbon Faro 6 days in Northern Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Porto 1 day in Portugal BY A USER FROM CANADA Porto 32 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Lisbon Tomar Evora 17 days in Portugal BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Porto Tomar Lisbon
Are you the owner of this business?Click here for promotion tips.