Holidays to the Douro Valley

Holidays to the Douro Valley

With steep mountain slopes terraced with vineyards, the Douro Valley is undoubtedly Portugal’s wine country. In the north of the country, inland from Porto, you’ll find winding narrow roads with hairpins turns, spectacular hilly scenery and the meandering Rio Douro. A designated World Heritage Site, trips here are about tasting your way round the wineries, sampling port and Portuguese wines and cruising along the River of Gold in traditional rabelo boats once used to carry port barrels. For a real slice of rural life be sure to visit during harvest season and join the locals in squashing the grapes with your feet! Browse our range of hotels in the Douro Valley or speak to one of our Europe travel specialists.

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Douro Valley Travel Information

There are regular daily flights from UK destinations to Porto, the gateway town to the Douro Valley

  • Currency: Euro 
  • Time difference: Same as the UK 
  • Flight from UK: 2 hours to Porto (drive or train ride required to reach Douro Valley) 
  • Visa: Not required for UK citizens 
  • Language: Portuguese 
  • Regional drink: Port 
  • Regional dish: Wild boar stew
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