Visit the Douro Valley
The Douro Valley located in the northeast of Portugal, where wine has been produced for over 2000 years. In 1756, the Demarcated Region of the Douro was created, the first in the world, to regulate the production of Port Wine. It was classified by UNESCO in 2001 as a World Heritage Site.
The Douro River, the largest river in northern Portugal, is the central artery of life in the region, and since time immemorial has been an essential channel for transporting the Douro wine and people. With unparalleled beauty, in the Douro Valley you will find slopes and terraces with vineyards that fill a landscape shaped by man over the centuries.
To visit the Douro is to get to know the long history of the region, in the production of Douro wine and Port, to marvel at the beautiful landscapes and viewpoints with breathtaking views. It is to know how wine is produced, visit the Quintas and taste the wine produced in the region.
Along the Douro River, Douro Cruises transport thousands of passengers every year, travelling along its waterway from Porto to Régua, Pinhão or Barca d’Alva. These cruises pass through several dams, and going up or down their locks is a unique experience in Portugal that should not be missed.
In the International Douro, there are cruises that allow you to appreciate the cliffs of the Douro near Miranda do Douro and the untouched nature of the landscapes in the reservoir of the Saucelle dam, near Freixo de Espada à Cinta.