Douro Valley, the magnificent wilderness and an UNESCO World Heritage site since 2001, is the oldest wine region in the word producing distinctive wines and port for centuries. As the valley and its grapes are under protection, the area is one of the key places to visit in the northern region of Portugal especially for people with love of wine, as many are drawn to the area to experience its flavours, scenery and tranquillity first-hand.
Alternative to a city break, you have the chance to explore the Douro Valley with charming boutique stays in amazing country houses or wine hotels, experiencing the wine, wine making and the surrounding beautiful landscape at your own leisure, revitalising and enjoying the natural landscape of this beautiful area. The terraced banks of the river Douro with lash green vineyards, dotted small wine shops and boutique wineries, the area has plenty to offer and enough to inspire the artist in you!
On the Douro alone you will find five beautiful viewing points with spectacular scenery. There are also number of beautiful small towns and villages scattered through the inland offering a real retreat in finding places almost untouched without the effects of mass tourism in their natural habitat.