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Reviewed 2 days ago

The valley is lined with a mosaic of the most beautiful vinyards along the hills and breath taking views. We toured the Sandeman Port Winery and were not disappointed, the tour was excellent, and the views from it's location are superb. Well worth the trip.

Thank Albertm
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There are plenty of interesting thing to see and try along the river. A trip to the vineyards is a must, the views are spectacular. In the city, visit the vineries.

Thank Jošt H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with Viking (who were great) but it is the scenery and locations unspoilt by tourists at the moment that did it for me, notwithstanding Loads of quintas, each with something different to taste.

Thank JRMaddog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This river has amazing potential, full of cities and places with history since Spain until Porto! I definitely recommend everyone that has the opportunity to visit the places that were developed through this river!

Thank TitoT416
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We joined friends for an evening cruise. The boat passed under most of the bridges which provided a unique view of the city. The cruise wasn’t long enough. I wouldn’t recommend it as a must-do while in Porto.

Thank Rhonda123itsme
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove up the valley and stayed in a winery for one night. The scenery was spectacular. Definitely worth two or three days.

Thank Boswell4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The river cruise was just a beautiful experience for a couple. Unexpected how much we enjoyed it and a real bonus to our vacation. A real highlight!

Thank elainemarleyt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are various ways to take a trip up (or is it down) the Douro river. We tried a three hour trip up and back. Very interesting and a nice break on a very hot August day. Wear sun screen. You can also take lunch...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

River cruise was amazing experience and would love to come again as the memories were spectacular with my love before and to cherish I came back with same destination again .

Thank akshaymay2981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sarahthebold has given a lot of useful information, and many comments that I agree with. For instance the first part of the journey coming out of Porto is relatively uninteresting until you get to the river (tip: get to the station early so you can...More

Thank Richard H
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Response from AdemarioIris | Reviewed this property |
It will be surely cold weather and the scenery wil not be as green as in summer. However, if you find the same kind of joyful Portuguese people we met, it can be a good experience. Our boat had glass windows in the dining... More
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15 July 2018|
Response from Malcolm H | Reviewed this property |
There's a railway lone that follows the Douro from Porto for a long way. If we go back that's what we will do, it looks stunning. Stay in Pinhao and move out form there. What a lovely holiday to plan
14 July 2018|
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Response from Hans G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we do not have any experience with cruises on the douro, the best you can do is to see different company´s. Have a nice vacation, Hans & Lucy.