The wines of the Douro

Grape Discoveries provides curated experience small-group Douro Valley wine tours that are intimate, personal and real.

Every aspect of your tour is curated by its founder, James Mayor, based on his own travels in the area, intrepid curiosity, passion for Douro culture and wine, and deep friendships he’s made in the region.

Most of the vineyards and wineries you’ll go to are reservation-only or no tours at all. Grape Discoveries has a rare connection with the vineyards and people who have roots in the Douro’s past, and a strong role in what it is becoming.

And most important, each tour is a “just us” group – only you and yours. You’ll never be on a tour with people you don’t know, or part of a mass tourist group. Grape Discoveries is perfect for the anti-tour traveller wanting an authentic and off-the-beaten-path experience with time to relax and enjoy. You’re free to go at your own pace, take special photos, and explore exactly what you want. You’re never rushed. The day is yours: private and memorable.

View our tours to see what Grape Discoveries is all about.

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