Porto and Douro Riverside

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Porto / Porto
  • Distance 46 km / 29 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Price From $1,610


This will be a walk through amazing places that seem to have stopped in time. The wine, the beautiful villages and dazzling landscapes will be the protagonists on this unforgettable and magical tour through the north of Portugal.

  • You’ll discover the charming city of Porto and Ribeira, its famous old town.
  • During the tour, you will find two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • You will experience a fantastic trip on a panoramic cruise on the River Douro.
  • You will participate in wine tastings in local wineries.
  • You'll have scenic walks through world-class vineyards.

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    • Accommodation in hotels with private bathroom
    • Breakfasts
    • Lunch on day 7, only during the months when the Douro cruise is in operation.
    • River Douro Cruise
    • Transfer to Porto on day 7, during the months when the River Douro cruise is not in operation.
    • Transfer to and from Porto Airport
    • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
    • Baggage transfer service between stages
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included


    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights


    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.


    Travel & Transfers

    Upon arrival at Porto Airport, we will pick you up and take you to your hotel.

    Porto can also be reached from Lisbon Airport. From there, you must take a shuttle bus to Santa Apolonia Train Station and travel to Porto (2h 30m).

    On the last day, you will have a transfer included that will take you back to Porto Airport to catch your flight back to your home city.


    This tour is ranked from easy to moderate. Although it is suitable for most people who are in good physical condition and do not travel long distances, there are some stretches that are at a significant height, such as the local vineyard terraces in the Douro Valley.

    Please note that on days when train and boat trips are made to and from Porto, there are no walks.

    You will need good walking shoes or boots, comfortable clothes, waterproof jacket and pants, a backpack, gloves/hats, etc.

    The full list will be given to you once you book your trip.

    We suggest you book once you have decided your plans, as this is a very popular region and room reservations should be made as soon as possible.

    We will do our best to live up to your expectations.

    The dates of this holiday are scheduled only for the spring and autumn months, since in summer,temperatures become very high and walking can be quite uncomfortable.

    In the spring, there are many wild flowers and in autumn, grapes are harvested.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    Only on the second and seventh day will we not transfer the baggage, as the journey will be made by train.

    Yes, this is a requirement to book with us. It's important that this insurance covers your activities, emergency evacuation, and hospital care.

    You can use public transport or local taxis to continue to the next accommodation.

    Our partners in Portugal and/or their hosting providers can help you if you require assistance.

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    karen L.karen L. ★★★★★ The administration was good before our trip and our questions were answered quickly. The accommodation was also good. We had no problems with the baggage transfer too.John W.John W. ★★★★★ Our group of 5 had a really great experience with orbis ways. Our contact person was helpful via email and via phone. Great accommodations and each host was helpful and generous with kindness.Juliana M.Juliana M. ★★★★★ I travelled last week to Madeira with Orbis Ways and it has been an amazing experience. Accommodations were exceptional, and everything was explained very well, apart from that the Island is amazing, must be seen at least once in a lifetime. Dinners were very good, with local fresh homemade food! Very recomending!!!Lauren G.Lauren G. ★★★★★ Excellent trip. Excellent communication with Orbis. Lovely accommodations. Luggage transfer was always done well and the overall trip was excellent. I cannot wait to do another walk in 2023 and will use Orbis ways 100%.sanda S.sanda S. ★★★★★ Few days ago I finished Camino Francés. Orbis Ways planned the trip for me, arranged my routes and accommodations as well as luggage transfers. Everything went smoothly from the beginning in St Jean Pied du Port until the end in Santiago. Rooms with private bathrooms that they booked for me were comfortable and clean and luggage transfers underwent without mistakes. My daily routes were well planned. In 34 days I had only two problematic situations with accommodations and their 24 hours assistance team solved them in few minutes. I enjoyed every minute of my Way. I am planning to return and do some other route - Norte and Portugués gor sure. Orbis Ways will be my choice again.Karin B.Karin B. ★★★★★ I did the wonderful walking holiday trip of 8 days Mont Blanc...the experience was incredible, from the beginning everything chosen in the dossier was beyond expectations, providing all the necessary information.I am very grateful for the wonderful and detailed attention of Jhonay. Also the accommodations chosen were very comfortable!I have no doubt that I will repeat as soon as I can, the routes are spectacular!Julie F.Julie F. ★★★★★ Orbisways did an outstanding job of planning our trip along the Camino de Santiago. The provided voucher provided excellent information, the accommodations were awesome, never had any confusion regarding travel details and the staff I worked with prior to our trip were kind and very efficient. I highly recommend OrbisWays and will definitely be traveling with them again!!js_loader