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  • Overview

    From Porto to the Spanish border, the Douro Valley, boasting vineyards and wineries, quintas and pousadas, provides an area of majestic scenery with steep sided valleys, tributaries aplenty and delightful ribbon lakes formed by a total of five dams; a series of locks allows the entire 200km to be navigable.

    Northern Portugal’s Douro Valley is a stunningly beautiful region of terraced vineyards and olive groves with verdant vegetation cascading down the hill slopes towards the river and its numerous tributaries. Winding from northern Spain for 200km to the Atlantic Ocean at Porto, the River Douro provides a fantastic focus with its locks, dams and ribbon lakes, and enchanting historic towns. Railway journeys are spectacular and there’s great fishing and river boat trips, plus walking and hiking through the impressive terrain. Established in the 18th century when the port wine industry developed, this was the world’s first demarcated wine region and there are many famous port wine estates, quintas, located on the steeply terraced hillsides.

    Twin Centres

    Here at Classic, we are expert at tailormaking holidays and, although we would recommend a twin centre starting in Porto for three nights, followed by a four night stay in Amarante, Pinhao or Baiao to explore the Douro Valley, we can easily tailor your itinerary to whichever combination of locations and durations suits you best.

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From Porto to the Spanish border, the Douro Valley, boasting vineyards and wineries, quintas and pousadas, provides an area of majestic scenery with steep sided valleys, tributaries aplenty and delightful ribbon lakes formed by a total of five dams; a series of locks allows the entire 200km to be navigable.

Northern Portugal’s Douro Valley is a stunningly beautiful region of terraced vineyards and olive groves with verdant vegetation cascading down the hill slopes towards the river and its numerous tributaries. Winding from northern Spain for 200km to the Atlantic Ocean at Porto, the River Douro provides a fantastic focus with its locks, dams and ribbon lakes, and enchanting historic towns. Railway journeys are spectacular and there’s great fishing and river boat trips, plus walking and hiking through the impressive terrain. Established in the 18th century when the port wine industry developed, this was the world’s first demarcated wine region and there are many famous port wine estates, quintas, located on the steeply terraced hillsides.

Twin Centres

Here at Classic, we are expert at tailormaking holidays and, although we would recommend a twin centre starting in Porto for three nights, followed by a four night stay in Amarante, Pinhao or Baiao to explore the Douro Valley, we can easily tailor your itinerary to whichever combination of locations and durations suits you best.

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Featured hotels

Casa da Calcada

Located in the picturesque town of Amarante in the Douro Valley, Casa da Calcada Relais & Chateaux overlooks the River Tamega and is a member of prestigious Relaix & Châteaux.

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Vintage House Hotel

In a prime location on the banks of the River Douro in Pinhao, in the heart of a region renowned for its extraordinary quality wines.

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Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa

Set on a hill above the River Douro and surrounded by vineyards and a protected forest area.

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Six Senses Douro Valley

In an elevated position on the banks of the River Douro and enjoying stunning views over the calm waters, modern and stylish Douro Royal Valley Hotel & Spa offers great service and a relaxed, welcoming ambiance.

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Featured hotels

Casa da Calcada

Located in the picturesque town of Amarante in the Douro Valley, Casa da Calcada Relais & Chateaux overlooks the River Tamega and is a member of prestigious Relaix & Châteaux.

Vintage House Hotel

In a prime location on the banks of the River Douro in Pinhao, in the heart of a region renowned for its extraordinary quality wines.

Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa

Set on a hill above the River Douro and surrounded by vineyards and a protected forest area.

Six Senses Douro Valley

In an elevated position on the banks of the River Douro and enjoying stunning views over the calm waters, modern and stylish Douro Royal Valley Hotel & Spa offers great service and a relaxed, welcoming ambiance.

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