The Best Turns - Self-drive Tour in the Douro Valley



This one-day program will be in self-drive mode, a “new way” of ensuring the security and safety of our guests. We will help you to explore unique paths in your own vehicle (or in one that we can help you to hire), without the physical presence of any guide. You can make stops at your own pace and take advantage of our support, always available at the distance of your phone.

Our morning will start with a sightseeing recognizing tour: fall in love with the Douro that Torga portrayed in his poems and that only the locals know, discover our secret viewpoints and one of the most beautiful roads in the world, stopping for contemplate the mesmerizing landscape.


Thus, you will arrive at one of our secret and favorite restaurants for a typical Douro lunch, paired with some great wines from the region.


Our journey will continue after lunch, stopping in some of our favorite viewpoints and places, until we get to one of our best kept secrets: a family-run winery where you will meet the owners and taste some incredible wines of their personal cellar, including some unique and secular wines.

The afternoon continues along the river slopes down to Pinhão. For the sunset we propose you a relaxing private yacht or sailboat tour, where you can enjoy, from the river's waters, the most beautiful section of the Douro River and its banks full of old vineyards, among which are hidden some of the secrets of this region of rare beauty. What better way to discover the Douro Valley?!

Time to say goodbye and drive back to your hotel, with a good feeling of “see you soon Douro Valley”!