Douro Valley Day Trip Portugal

Douro Valley Day Trip from Porto: By Tour and Self-Guided

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Taking a Douro Valley day trip from Porto is one of the most popular ways visit the Douro wine region. The Douro Valley sits to the east of Porto and it takes roughly an hour and a half to get here. This historic wine region produces port wine and table wines. With its terraced hillsides and lovely quintas dotting the …

Porto Travel Guide

How to Plan a Trip to Porto: The Ultimate Guide to Porto

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The city of Porto is renowned for its UNESCO-listed historic center, azulejo-adorned churches, and colorful pedestrian streets and promenades. On a visit to Porto, you can explore this city’s historical and cultural treasures, immerse yourself in the port wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, or sample savory Portuguese dishes (or do all three!). In this guide, we will provide …

Best Douro Valley Wineries to Visit

How to Visit the Douro Valley: Things to Do, Best Wineries, Where to Eat & More

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The Douro Valley is the oldest wine region in the world. Located in northern Portugal, it can be visited on a day trip from Porto or you can plan a longer stay here. In this guide, we cover the best things to do in the Douro Valley, the best wineries to visit, where to have a gourmet meal with a …

Best Douro Valley Wineries

8 Wineries to Visit in the Douro Valley, Portugal

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Sipping on wine and port while overlooking the Douro River is the #1 thing to do on a visit to the Douro Valley. In this guide, we list 8 wineries to visit in the Douro Valley. We spent four memorable days in the Douro Valley, using this time to visit a few wineries, indulge in several gourmet meals, and get …

Guimaraes Travel Guide Portugal

14 Wonderful Things to Do in Guimarães, Portugal

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Guimarães is a small town located in northern Portugal, not far from Porto and Braga. This town is famous for its historic city center, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Touring the palace, strolling the picturesque streets, and riding the gondola to Penha Park top the list of things to do in Guimarães. This is one of …

Things to Do in Braga Portugal

Visiting Braga & Bom Jesus do Monte: Things to Do, Photos, & HELPFUL Tips

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Visit the oldest cathedral in Portugal, climb the steps of Bom Jesus do Monte, stroll along the pedestrian streets and through colorful gardens, and take a photo with the brilliantly blue Braga sign…these are all things to do in Braga, Portugal. Braga makes a great day trip destination from Porto and can easily be combined with Guimarães, which we’ll get …

2 Day Porto Itinerary

2 Days in Porto: Best Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

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If you are planning your first trip to Porto, this Porto itinerary is perfect for you. With 2 days in Porto, you have just enough time to see the highlights of this incredible city. Enjoy the views from the Dom Luís I Bridge and Torre dos Clérigos, go port tasting at the wine cellars in Gaia, stroll along the Douro …

Things to Do in Porto Portugal

Porto Bucket List: 30 Amazing Things to Do in Porto, Portugal

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Stroll along the Douro River, go port tasting at the wine cellars in Gaia, visit the most beautiful bookstore in the world, and watch the sunset from the Dom Luís I Bridge. These all top the list of the best things to do in Porto, but there are also beautiful churches to visit, new foods to try, and neighborhoods to …

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Wine Cellars in Porto: Port Tasting in Vila Nova de Gaia

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One of the best things to do in Porto is to taste port wine. Located across the Douro River from Porto, in an area called Vila Nova de Gaia (or simply Gaia), sit the wine cellars where port wine is stored and aged. In this guide, we list the best wine cellars in Porto to visit, things to do in …