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New ways to visit the Douro Valley & More!

For our Instagram followers, when we said we had plans for the Douro Valley, we meant it! And if you are not following us there, what are you waiting for? Look for @portugalevtours on Instagram, or you can find us here.


Today’s news is a doubleheader, therefore we have two major announcements:


Number one: We are debuting Vouchers for our trips!

As times are uncertain and it is still unclear when we will be able to resume our trips, we are announcing the voucher option for our best-selling experiences:

  • Douro Valley
  • Douro Valley – Wine and Stars
  • Wine, Cheese, and Animals – Serra da Estrela

You can buy it now, and you will have two years to redeem the voucher – or get a full refund. You will have the option to enjoy – or gift – these experiences, for a discount price.


Number two: Free online experiences through zoom!

We know that you are craving going out and traveling. Perhaps coming to the Douro Valley was already a part of your plans. With our interactive Douro Valley experience, you can have a 1h master class about Port Wine and discuss some other particularities about the region, the wine, food pairing, you name it!

These sessions are free and will happen on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, at 18h GMT (Lisbon time). Invite your friends and family, get a glass of wine ready, and let’s enjoy each other company!

Please refer to our other blog post for more instructions on how to request a zoom meeting!


More surprises are being prepared, so stay tuned!


Online Zoom Experience – Instructions

The online experiences will happen every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 18h00 / 6 PM GMT (Lisbon / London time zone) and will be performed in English.


Before joining:

  1. Ensure that you are comfortable;
  2. Grab a bottle of wine – Porto Wine or not – and have it next to you;
  3. One screen per household (phone / tablet / computer / TV);
  4. Make sure your internet connection is stable – a reliable connection is more important than a fast one.


How to join:

  1. Install the zoom app on your phone/tablet/computer;
  2. Choose your date (Monday, Wednesday or Friday);
  3. Send an email to requesting the access link to that session;
  4. When the time comes, log in using the provided link.
  5. More dates and schedules can be offered. Just make a request for it!
  6. Limited to 10 participants per session, to ensure a quality experience!


During the experience:

  1. I encourage you to keep your camera on, but the microphone muted;
  2. Interactions can be done by unmuting your microphone and asking questions directly, using the emojis, or even the chat.
  3. These rules and guidelines will be mentioned at the beginning of each session.


It’s simple and straightforward!


I hope to see you soon!