Situated in northern Portugal, where the river of the same name meets the sea, the Douro Valley is known for its perfect climate and fertile soil, which has created an excellent wine-producing culture for many centuries.
With its picturesque, undulating hills showcasing terraced vineyards and 18th-century wine cellars, the valley has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visitors can enjoy an array of fantastic activities including: sampling delicious locally-made wine and port, exploring picture-perfect hillside and riverside villages, and driving along winding roads with panoramic views.
The region’s landscape, rich autumn colours and multitude of trails provide an excellent holiday destination for hiking, cycling and photography.
Don’t miss the opportunity to take a cruise down the magnificent river, or hop on a scenic train ride to follow alongside its beautiful meandering course.