VisitPortugal

2012/09/27

Douro and its estates


Douro by Rui Cunha

Take a boat trip along the River Douro, discover the region's estates and immerse yourself in the pleasures of a chalice of Port Wine!

Classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO, the wine-growing Upper Douro produces the famous port wine, known worldwide for its quality and taste. In this region - the first one in the world to be demarcated - the centuries-old tradition of wine growing has produced a cultural landscape of remarkable beauty.

You can take in all these riches on a short five-day trip, and staying the night in a manor house with a unique atmosphere that is also part of the Port Wine Route. You can choose from: Casa das Torres de Oliveira (Mesão Frio), Casa dos Varais (Peso da Régua) and Casa de Casal de Loivos (Pinhão).Take a boat trip to discover the countryside around the River Douro, its slopes covered with vineyards. Start your visit to the Port Wine Route at the Port Wine Lodge in Régua, where specialists explain the differences between the various types of this nectar.

Make the itinerary even more cultural with a visit to the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, in Lamego, to Casa de Mateus, in Vila Real - known all over the world after appearing on the Mateus Rosé wine label - and to the Monastery of Tarouca.

More info about Douro at:
- http://www.visitportugal.com/
- http://www.visitportoandnorth.travel/


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