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River Douro

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Address: Porto | Arrabida, Porto, Portugal
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Nice place for a walk or some food

The river is dotted with restaurants on either side and its pleasant to just watch the world go by. I spent lots of time just walking along the river and enjoying the weather and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The river is dotted with restaurants on either side and its pleasant to just watch the world go by. I spent lots of time just walking along the river and enjoying the weather and view.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I have fond memories of Porto and the Douro. In Porto the Douro is lined with restaurants, bars and Port houses which are all nice to visit and full of charm. Outside of Porto the Douro River Valley is beautiful and less built up. There are small villages, vineyards where you can go for tastings and many other interesting sights... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We took the 50 min tour of the harbor that basically takes under all the bridges. I think it 8 euros. Lovely day and worth the price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Take the opportunity on a sunny day to take one of the river tours advertised on the banks of Cais da Ribeira, it's definitely worth it. See the beautiful architecture of the city right from the centre of it all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Douro River is so nice ! In Oporto we can have a boat trip but really sensational is to go near the river to a trip to the Douro, a region of wines and vineyards that is amazing. If you can do that by water, is superb too, but I like to go by car and visit Douro, with... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Porto is a beautiful city mostly thanks to its dramatic location by the Douro river. The high cliffs surronding the river, the amazing bridge, it all gives Porto the extra points ...

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Do them both. The first when you want to sit down for a restful day and almost dip your fingers in the water - the train really runs that close to the Douro. But don't go further than Pinhao; there's nothing new to see and nothing to do at the end of the line unless you plan to start hiking.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Water always makes a city more attractive and simply fabulous... great views from both sides of the river. We took a nice trip with an old-fashioned tram along the river bank which turned into the ocean coast at a certain point... Lovely!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place for lunch or dinner. Be sure to take a boat ride and see the bridges from the river. Also some boats also take you for tasting of Port. Do not miss the customs house the next street up.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Nice River. I went to see it at Midnight and it was beautiful. The lights, hills, food, etc was awesome. Not much to do at night but the attractions at night were the best part of the trip. Check out the night time pictures.

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