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Tours from Porto. Douro full day tour with lunch.
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Douro Province is one of Portugal’s most popular tourist destinations. Its most important features is northern Portugal’s longest river, the
Douro, winding its way through dramatic gorges, past mountains, sensational cliffs and steep, terraced hillside vineyards that produce the
area’s famous Port wine. A host of small towns and villages, as well as medieval castles, are dotted throughout the region.
Our first stop will be Amarante, which we’ll reach through a scenic ride, hugging the ravine of the Rio Tâmega, with pine woods and vines
clinging to steep slopes, and goats scrambling across the terrace walls to nibble at haystacks.
The little town of Amarante lies picturesquely on both sides of the Rio Tâmega, on the northwest slopes of the Serra de Marao.
The old part of the town has a number of fine burghers' houses of the 16th-18th C., most of them roofed with shingles and surrounded by
colourful wooden balconies, brightly decorating the narrow streets. From one of the cafe terraces on the south bank of the river - where you
can render homage to Amarante specialties, which is also particularly popular for its pastries and sweet delicacies – you can have the best
view of this part of town and the beautiful 18th C. bridge over the Rio Tâmega, the Ponte de Sao Gonçalo, which leads to the great
monastery of the 16th century that bears the name of the same saint.
Régua is a pretty little town situated at the point where the little rivers Corgo (right bank) and Baroso (left bank) flow into the Douro.
Physically an area rich in lush vegetation and landscape, surrounded by vineyards that produce world famous port wines, it’s a junction
point through which all wine must pass on its way to Porto. All the river Douro cruises and trips stop at Regua and the barcos rabelos
boats are often moored at the riverside. There are a wide range of quintas around the town that offer wine tasting tours making the town a
good stopping off point on the Port Wine Route. A good stopping off point in Regua is the Solar do Vinho do Porto which offers a choice
of wines for tasting as well as information, exhibitions and artistic events about port wine and the Douro area. Next door at the Casa do
Douro, the headquarters of the port growers organization, is a series of stained-glass windows illustrating the history and production of
Port wine.
There are here a wide variety of souvenir items.  Souvenirs most in demand are bags, hand-sewn sandals, slippers, small wine bottles and
fresh produce of grapes.
A stop in Regua may be replaced by Lamego, another important town in Douro region.
Pinhao is another base in the Douro valley where port dominates its culture. There are several quintas around the town that can be explored
to find a port to suit you. The town lies at the base of hillsides covered in vines and spectacularly located at the confluence of the Douro and
Pinhão rivers.
Pinhão bursts into life in autumn during the annual grape harvest, attracting pickers from all over the country. Popular for its peaceful riverside
location and surrounding scenery, Pinhão is a mecca for lovers of fine wine.
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