Luxurious ways to cruise the Douro; Sara Macefield; Telegraph

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Where To Travel In 2019: Douro Valley, Portugal; Elva Ramirez; Forbes

Portugal’s Douro Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site and it’s the country’s oldest demarcated region that produces both port and wines. Here are some of Portugal’s prime destinations for wine, port and world-class Old World charm.

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14 Best Places In Portugal To Visit This Year; Lloyd; Hand Luggage Only

Portugal is one epic country to explore and, possibly, one of the most gorgeous countries in Europe! Now, I know, that’s a pretty mean feat to say but there are so many places in Portugal…

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Portugal’s Douro Valley for Families; Jenn Mitchell; TravelingMom

Portugal’s Douro Valley is a wonderful destination for families. The perfect itinerary follows the River Douro from the Atlantic coast to the wine region.

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

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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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A train journey through the majestic Douro Valley; Louise Hurren

Portugal – Alto Douro Wine Region

A trip to the Douro valley is a must for wine lovers, whether you’re a fan of Port in particular or Portuguese wines in general. More than 2,000 years of winemaking have shaped this UNESCO World Heritage Site into a unique, vine-terraced destination dotted with wineries that welcome visitors with attractive tasting rooms, dining and accommodation options.

However, driving a car along the narrow, winding roads that make their way up the dizzyingly steep slopes is not for everyone. So why not let the train take the strain? A direct line runs up the valley, starting from Porto’s São Bento station in the city centre and ending near the Spanish border at Pocinho. The towns of Régua and Pinhão making good stopping off points along the way.

Porto

Before you board the train, take time to explore the city of Porto (Oporto to locals).

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Travel: Cruising in the Douro Valley, Portugal; The Scotsman

Portugal – Alto Douro Wine Region

Lamego is a handsome town on the terraced slopes of the Douro Valley. Home to Portugal’s first parliament, it is brimful of noble manor houses and spot lit medieval monuments. As far as tourists are concerned though, its main claim to fame is an 18th century shrine, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, flanked by twin bell towers. Back in the day, pilgrims climbed 600 zigzagging steps to reach this sanctuary nudging the clouds, but fortunately our coach did the journey for us.

We were here on a shore excursion courtesy of AmaWaterways – they include all their excursions in the fare which I think is a pretty good deal. We’d started our week’s river cruise a couple of days earlier in Porto – Oporto to the locals – the northern Portuguese terracotta-roofed coastal city that gave its name to the fortified drink.

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Why Portugal’s majestic Douro Valley should be on your holiday wish list; Susy Atkins; Telegraph

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Cruising Portugal’s Douro River: Stunning valley scattered with hilltop vineyards, villages, heritage sites; National Post

The Douro Valley, with the wide river cutting through it, is an UNESCO World Heritage site and the birthplace of some of the world’s finest wines…

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