A Tour to the Douro Valley can be seen by many as a tour to avoid if you are traveling with children, as you will be thinking that it will be boring for them while adults have fun trying different wines. We decided to write this article to demystify this problem: Yes, you can take this family outing with children of all ages without them getting bored ...
On the pier in the village of Pinhão, there are boats called Rabelo Boats that were once used to transport the Port wine barrels downstream to the city of Porto. There are 1 to 2 hour tours where families can comfortably navigate the calm waters of the Douro River while listening to explanations about the history of the oldest demarcated wine region in the world.
Excellent relaxation therapy for adults and their children in full contact with nature and what more beautiful it has to offer.
The landscape of the Douro Valley undergoes changes throughout the seasons and therefore there is no better time of year than another.
If you are thinking of traveling in the spring, you can see the trees blossom like almond or cherry trees. If you can only travel with the kids in the summer, choose the month of September to be able to teach your child how hard rural work is and where they will be able to see live how to pick grapes by hand and step on their feet.
In the autumn months the valley changes with the leaves of the vines changing color to bright yellow and orange. In winter, calm comes back to the Valley and sometimes we have snow ... yes it snows in the Douro!
We associate the Douro Valley region with vineyards, good wines and, of course, good cuisine. And how about a picnic with your family in the shade of a tree overlooking the vineyards.
Portugal Excellence Tours have partnerships with farms in the region that provide these same family experiences. And one more thing…. Children will be able to taste the wonderful grape juice, olive oil and honey produced locally.
Don't think that the trip to the Douro Valley is a thing for adults and bring your whole family. We provide car seats for them and lots of fun to mix.