Where to go on holiday in October; Ianthe Butt; House & Garden

From safari in Africa’s most-talked about holiday destination right now to leaf-peeping in Georgia and beach-hopping in the blissfully crowd-free Greek islands, here are the 10 best places to holiday in the month in October…

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Fall Travel: Where to take that Europe trip this Autumn; Nicholas Zhu; Ecophiles

From England’s Lake District to the UNESCO heritage-listed Douro Valley in Portugal, these are handpicked fall travel destinations in Europe you’ll love…

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Douro River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons; Ralph Grizzle; River Cruise Advisor

With per diems ranging from $397 per person to nearly $557 per person, Douro river cruises are diverse in their offerings. Here’s our breakdown.

Source: Douro River Cruise Peak Season Price Comparisons (2019 update) – River Cruise Advisor

The Douro Valley: Europe’s most underrated wine region; Victoria Moore; Telegraph

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Dazzling Douro Valley with Back-Roads Touring; Joseph DeLoach; Travel Research Online

The Douro Valley, also known as the Alto Douro Wine Region, lies northeast of Porto, Portugal. It is a fertile and mountainous region along the Douro River, which runs through Spain and Portugal. The valley is winding, with terraced fields of grapes covering its elevated sides that decline straight into the Douro River. This UNESCO …

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Climate change warning for World Heritage vineyards – ex-UNESCO chief; Sarah Ahmed; Decanter

Winemakers in wine regions on the UNESCO World Heritage list can help promote a new climate change index to improve resilience, says ex-director-general

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Douro River Cruises: A Primer For 2019; Ralph Grizzle; River Cruise Advisor

River Cruise Advisor’s Douro River Primer for 2019 provides you with all that you need to plan your cruise on Portugal’s river of gold.

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11 Reasons Why Portugal’s Douro Valley Should Be on Your Bucketlist; Nina Santos; The Culture Trip

There is much more to experience in the Douro Valley than Port Wine, though that alone is a great reason to visit.

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Scenic 2018 Douro River Cruise Itineraries; Lauri Wakefield; River Cruise Advisor

Portugal – Alto Douro Wine Region

Scenic offers several different itineraries for Douro  River cruises. There are two base packages featuring a river cruise only. The Delightful Douro is an 8-day itinerary round trip from Porto, and the Unforgettable Douro is an 11-day cruise from Porto to Porto. Now, let’s take a look at both of these itineraries and some of their variations.

Delightful Douro

This 8-day cruise is round trip from Porto and includes visits to other cities in Portugal and Spain, such as Régua, Vega de Terrón, Salamanca, Pocinho and Pinhão. There are three additional packages available that also feature a visit to Lisbon, Madrid or to both cities. These itineraries will extend your trip from 8 days to 11 days or 14 days.

Douro River cruises take place on the Scenic Azure. The ship carries up to 96 guests, and like all other ships on the Douro, she is smaller in size in order to naviagate the river. Staterooms on the Scenic Azure are between 172 square feet and 420 square feet in size.

The first day of your trip begins in Porto where your ship will remain docked overnight.

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2018 Price Comparisons: Douro River Cruise Prices; Aaron Saunders; River Cruise Advisor

Portugal – Alto Douro Wine Region

2018 Douro River Cruise Price Comparisons – comparing prices between river cruise lines on Portugal’s Douro River.

What’s the cost of cruising on Portugal’s Douro River? In this post, we look at Douro River Cruise Prices by comparing 2018 rates from the major river cruise operators in the region.

A wine lover’s dream, Portugal’s Douro River is steeped in history. The Douro River Valley is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its role in the production of wines and, more specifically, Port Wine. Although the valley has functioned as an epicenter of wine production for more than 2,000 years, port wine production has been a constant economic and cultural driver since the 18th century.

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