What should I not miss in Douro Valley?

What should I not miss in Douro Valley?

The Best Things to See and Do in the Douro Valley, Portugal

  • Take in the views from O Carrascalinho Lookout.
  • Connect with nature at A Congida Beach.
  • Kayak the Douro River.
  • Go deeper into wine at the Museu do Douro.
  • Cruise the Douro River by boat.
  • Sample local wines at Quinta do Pôpa.
  • Take a tour of Quinta do Panascal.

Can you take a boat from Porto to Douro Valley?

Day trip to Douro: How to Get There The most popular one is probably by taking a cruise. They depart from Vila Nova de Gaia’s pier located just across from Porto’s Ribeira/riverside. You can easily access it by crossing the Dom Luis bridge. These cruise ships take you on a six-hour journey up the Douro river.

What is Douro Valley known for?

The Douro Valley is famed for being the oldest demarcated (meaning it’s defined by strict boundaries) wine-growing region on the planet and a large section of it was even made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2001. That’s beautiful scenery, lush grapes and wonderful wine!

Do you need a car in Douro Valley?

A beautiful area with terraced hillsides, a lazy river and wineries, restaurants and hotels nestled among the vines. The Douro valley is most easily accessed with a car. However it is possible to explore some of this stunning region via public transit with a bit of creativity.

How long is the train from Porto to Douro Valley?

around three and a half hours
The Porto to Pocinho train departs from Sao Bento train station in central Porto and a single ticket to Pocinho costs €13.55. The train journey takes around three and a half hours, but there are multiple trains with different connections, our suggested routes are detailed in the following section.

What is the best wine in Portugal?

Flutt White Sparkling.

  • Passadouro Reserva Tinto (2015) This wine features intense aromas of spice and black fruit.
  • Alvarinho Deu La Deu Premium.
  • Touriga Nacional Tinto.
  • DR Porto 30 Years.
  • Falcoaria Late Harvest.
  • Private Selection White.
  • Graham’s Vintage Port.
  • Niepoort Vintage.
  • Taylor’s Vargellas Vinha Velha.
  • What to do in Porto Portugal?

    Cais da Ribeira. A little chaotic and great fun to explore,Porto’s riverside area is a very picturesque piazza where tourists and locals mingle.

  • Serralves Museum&Villa. In the west of Porto there are several elements to Serralves that makes such a great day out.
  • Luís I Bridge.
  • Church of São Francisco.
  • Palácio da Bolsa.
  • Clérigos Church.
  • Where is Douro Valley?

    The Douro Valley Portal aims to promote active tourism in the vast landscape known as Douro Valley. The region is located in the North of Portugal, extending from the city of Porto to the eastern border, where the Port wine production activities and the unique scenery sculpted by the Douro river and its tributaries are highlights not to be missed.