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A Perfect Day in the Douro Valley with Miguel of ML Private Tours

My husband and I were staying for 3 nights at a beautiful winery in the Douro. We hired Miguel as our private driver and tour guide for one entire day. What an amazing day it was!! Firstly, we only wanted to do one wine tasting, not two, as we are not the biggest wine aficionados. Instead, we wanted to drive to the interesting towns and villages in the Douro, and learn about the area from a historical perspective. We did it all!
In the morning, Miguel picked us up at our hotel, and we drove through the luxurious landscape of the Douro. He had made a reservation for us at of the more beautiful wineries in the Valley. What an incredible drive it was just to get up there!! We would have NEVER seen these views if not for Miguel. At Crasto, the views were magnificent.....and relaxing by the incredible infinity pool wasn't too shabby either. After that, we drove through the Valley, had an incredible lunch......and I mean incredible....and then it was time for the "historical" part of the day. We went to a few smaller towns/villages....and there were no tourists, just us. It was the real Portugal, and we loved it. Miguel was SUPER knowledgeable about the history of the Douro, winemaking, Portugal, Porto, etc. In addition, he was adorable, charming, smart, and so easy to spend an entire day with. I recommend spending your time in the Douro with ML Private Tours!!!!

Julie H.

Miguel and ML Tours Made our Trip to Portugal Fantastic!

My boyfriend and I took a trip to Porto and the Duoro and were thrilled we had Miguel to help us plan the trip and to take us for winery tours too! I'm a professional chef and my boyfriend is a major wine collector so we really wanted a delicious and authentic experience. Not only is Miguel super professional, organized, knowledgeable, and connected with all the major restauranteurs and wine makers in the region -he's a wonderful person too. He was our private driver for 3 days and we loved every bit of it. Miguel truly goes above and beyond to make sure your trip will be beautiful, fun, and memorable. Highly Highly recommend!

We had a perfect day

My wife and I just got back from a private tour of the Douro valley with Miguel. I couldn’t have asked for a better day or a better guide. He has what seems to be infinite knowledge about wines but he is in no way snobby about it. He took us to wineries that were devoid of tour busses and were family owned. Wonderful scenery, conversation, and food and drink. The price is well worth it if you want to escape the masses and be comfortable. Highly recommend!

Tom Kobylarz

Hidden Gem - Top Driver & Tour Guide for Portugal

I have hired Miguel THREE times and he is the consummate professional. Miguel Leal (the "ML" in ML Private Tours) offers truly private driving tours in all of Portugal, with special access in the north with the wine community in Porto, Dao, the Douro and Vinho Verde. Driving a new and clean Mercedes E class or Mercedes touring van, we always found Miguel to be a safe and professional driver. He will allow you to connect your music to his blue tooth, or let him find you something local. He speaks FOUR languages fluently, English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. This helped us a lot at a French-owned winery in Spain, as the tour guide was impressed and we got extra bonus points. Have him plan your itinerary, or come to him with your own, you choose. Expect no one else in your car or in the van except your spouse, family or friends that are with you on vacation. Portuguese is not an easy language to pickup, so Miguel will also come along to help translate when necessary or provide assistance. Miguel will pick you up from the airport and drop you off if need be. A Porto local, he really knows his way around Porto and the Douro. I won't ever hire any other person to trust with my vacation other than Miguel.
Trip 1: Porto-Douro-Fatima-Alentejo-Setabul-Lisbon
Trip 2: Douro-Braganca-Toro (Spain)-San Sebastian-Rioja-Riber del Duero
Trip 3: Porto-Douro-Vinho Verde
I am happy to take questions about MLPT if you have any so feel free to ping me with questions or a reference.
Marcos Nunes

Wonderfull Trip ;)

It's was a Wonderfull Trip.
Very interesting stories.
A new way to meet Oporto ;)
I will do it again for sure!