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What Not to Miss When Visiting the Douro Valley

28.05.2020

What Not to Miss When Visiting the Douro Valley

The Douro Valley is one of Portugal's most marvelous regions and is considered as one of the best wine destinations in Europe. The landscape offers beauty and magic to every visitor, so it is understandable to be referred to as the enchanted valley. Douro's quiet country living has a strong appeal to those looking forward to escaping the feverish city life, so this is the perfect luxurious break that you have enthusiastically waiting for.

 

Stay in a Wine Hotel

Photo credits: Quinta da Pacheca

Staying in a luxurious wine hotel in the middle of the vineyards and waking up every morning to see the beautiful scenario of Douro, is definitely a memory that you won't forget. While staying in the hotel, its offered to the guest to participate in the harvest with the locals (during the harvest season) or, just simply contemplate the landscape while holding a glass of wine in your hand at the balcony of a riverside balcony - this variety of possibilities is what makes the Douro so unforgettable and irresistible.

 

Go for a Wine Tasting Tour and Elevate the Palate with Fine Dining

Photo credits: Quinta do Crasto

A wine tasting tour in some of the unique wineries that the Douro has to offer is a must. In this region, you will taste some of the best Portuguese wines, learn more about their production, as well, appreciate through your senses their particular characteristics. Experience the Douro vineyard tastings all year round and prepare to be delighted especially in the harvest season.

Also, in the Douro region, you will find some of the best restaurants of the country, where you can taste the extraordinary flavors of the Portuguese cuisine, reinvented with the best techniques of fine dining by the hands of the most famous chefs in Portugal.

 

Relax in a Cruise

Photo credits: Feeldouro

A cruise around the Douro Valley is the ideal way to savor the oldest wine region in the world. You will have a sip on history, explore and enjoy the breathtaking nature, and last but not least visit unique wineries that offer some of the most exquisite and premium wines. The Douro river cruises, a board of a luxury yacht, is a delight for any visitor. The river is the region's defining feature and the journey upriver offers one of the most amazing views of this enchanting valley covered in bright and magnetic vineyards.

 

Enjoy an Outstanding Picnic

Photo credits: Six Senses Douro Valley

Portugal's sunny days and warm temperatures are also one of the main distinctive reasons for this stunning country. In these warm sunny days, there are a few things that can really rival with a picnic in the vineyards. Imagine yourself breathing all that fresh air, relaxing in contact with nature, with a glass filled with the best of Portuguese wines. So, enjoy and relax with delicious food and wine.

The region offers breathtaking views regardless of the time of the year, particularly in the Harvest Season. During the season, the vineyards are ready to crop and the colors are just splendid, you can feel the scent of the grapes in the air, and the vineyards have that special magnetism. So this being said, book and experience the Douro Valley at it is best, in order to enjoy a quiet moment surrounded by nature and unique wines.

 

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