Meet Carlos

“I come from a bourgeois and traditional family from Porto. In 1950, my grandfather acquired three Port wine estates in the Douro Valley. Growing up in these imposing mountains with the Douro River flowing down below made me a nature and adventure lover.
When I welcome you to my beloved Douro Superior, surrounded by imposing mountains and vineyards swaying with the wind, I want you to experience the pure feeling of freedom that our boat ride conveys. It’s time to celebrate the peace and silence of this remote and exclusive region.”

Carlos Bartilotti

Where are we located?

We are located in Senhora da Ribeira.


Why choose Douro Xperience?

Captivating Tours

Prepare to be captivated as we guide you through the hidden gems of the Douro River. Our expertly crafted half-day tours will take you on a voyage of discovery, showcasing the region’s picturesque vineyards, charming villages, and historic landmarks. With Douro Xperience, you’ll witness the true essence of Portugal, all from the comfort of our state-of-the-art semi-rigid boat.

Tailored Experiences

We understand that everyone has unique preferences and desires. That’s why Douro Xperience offers the flexibility to tailor your experience, ensuring it matches your expectations perfectly. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast looking to explore vineyards, a history buff seeking the region’s historical treasures, or an adventure seeker eager to conquer the river’s challenges, we’ve got you covered.

Expert Guide

Our team of expert guides is passionate about the Douro River and its history. With their extensive knowledge, they will regale you with captivating stories, intriguing facts, and insider tips, turning every tour into an enriching educational experience. Prepare to be amazed as they bring the past to life, making your journey all the more meaningful.

Unforgettable Memories

With Douro Xperience, memories are made that last a lifetime. Picture yourself cruising along the Douro River, sipping a glass of exquisite local wine, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. Whether you’re traveling solo, with your loved ones, or organizing a special event, our boat tours will create cherished memories that you’ll be eager to share with others.

Explore the High Douro river Valley

Welcome to the High Douro River Valley, a region of unparalleled beauty nestled in the heart of Portugal. This enchanting valley is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, meandering Douro River, world-class wineries, and a plethora of unforgettable experiences. Discover a land where time seems to stand still, where history, culture, and nature converge to create an extraordinary tapestry of delights.

The Majestic Douro River

Flowing gracefully through the valley, the Douro River is a sight to behold. Its tranquil waters meander through terraced vineyards, picturesque villages, and rolling hills, painting a scenic portrait that captures the essence of the region. Be prepared to be mesmerized as you cruise along its shores, taking in the panoramic views and the soothing ambiance.

Spectacular Landscapes

The High Douro River Valley boasts a diverse and awe-inspiring landscape. From the rugged cliffs and dramatic gorges to the lush vineyards and olive groves, each vista is a masterpiece waiting to be admired. Immerse yourself in nature’s wonders as you explore hiking trails that lead to hidden viewpoints, allowing you to marvel at the grandeur of the valley from a new perspective.

Wineries and Wine Tasting

The High Douro River Valley is celebrated for its world-renowned vineyards and exquisite wines. Take the opportunity to visit the region’s prestigious wineries and experience the art of winemaking firsthand. Delight your taste buds with tastings of rich Port wine and crisp Douro DOC wines, indulging in the flavors that have made this region a haven for wine enthusiasts around the globe.

Unforgettable Experiences

The Douro Valley, UNESCO’s world heritage site, located in the Northeast of Portugal, is one of the most beautiful regions of Douro.
The famous vineyards of Port Wine were sculpted by hand in the Douro Valley mountains.
The Douro River crosses the border of Spain and flows to its mouth meeting the Atlantic ocean in the shores of the city of Porto.
DouroXperience offers an adventure trip, In our boat, a semi-rigid craft with capacity for up to 10 people in the most unique and intimate way, where you can experience nature in its purest form.
Our guide and Skypper, passionate about the Douro Valley and with a vast river navigation experience, has a deep knowledge of all unique places, the winefarms and the amazing wine and will guide you through a stunning peaceful places. We like to think of Douro Valley as our little hidden treasure, which remains untouched by the ‘mass tourism’. It’s time to share that treasure with you, in an experience you will never forget.

Gastronomic Delights

Indulge in the region’s culinary treasures as you savor traditional dishes paired with exceptional wines. From cozy family-run taverns to Michelin-starred restaurants, the High Douro River Valley offers a range of dining options that showcase the local flavors and gastronomic expertise. Allow your taste buds to embark on a journey of their own as you sample delectable specialties, such as hearty stews, grilled meats, and delicate desserts.
Join us at Douro Xperience and unlock the beauty, history, and thrill of the Douro River.
Book your tour today and let us guide you on a remarkable journey that will leave you enchanted, inspired, and longing for more. Your Douro adventure awaits!
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