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Douro Valley

Duruelo de la Sierra, Spain
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Type: Valleys, Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: The Duoro valley landscape is dominated with vineyards plus other interesting places to explore...
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Type: Valleys, Wineries, Food & Drink
Activities: Wine tasting
Owner description: The Duoro valley landscape is dominated with vineyards plus other interesting places to explore such as ruined castles, crumbling monasteries, shady forests and river beaches.
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Prague
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I have been living in Europe for over a year and generally enjoy a good tour and have been on a number of them. This Douro Valley Small-Group Tour was undoubtedly the most enjoyable. The Viator tour consisted of my husband, three daughters (in their early twenties) and myself. We were picked up at our hotel by our two guides,... More 

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tallahassee, florida
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We chose Pipadouro for a river cruise because they have traditional boats historically used for transporting wine on this great river. Unfortunately,the day before our scheduled trip, the boat we were scheduled to ride on broke down and we couldn't alter our schedule. Cristina Malheiro Dias, Pipadouro's tireless connection worked magic and obtained a modest powerboat so we could enjoy... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

September 12, 2013 - My girlfriends and I spent a magical day in the Douro valley, one of our most memorable days from our recent travels that have included Tuscany, Provence and California. We boarded the charming and comfortable Pipadouro river boat in Pinhao, and headed downriver among spectacular views of the Douro river and the surrounding terraced hills covered... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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441 reviews 441 reviews
82 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

This was the trip of a lifetime. We started in Porto and travelled through the Douro. We stopped at Pousada's, that are hotels that are renovated castles, estates, monasteries, wineries, and more. We visited tasting rooms at wineries. We had fabulous foodie restaurant experiences. Wonderful sites and cities throughout this charming area. We spent over two weeks in the area... More 

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Perth, Australia
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244 reviews 244 reviews
62 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We did a day trip from Porto to the Drouro Valley including wine tasting, also a boat trip at Pinhao on a traditional boat they historically used for transporting the barrels of wine. You will find this tour by searching on Viator. Our driver picked us up from our Hotel and dropped us off at the end of the day... More 

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Sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is a fairly short (8km?) drive uphill from Pinhao along a windy and sometimes narrow road. I saw bus stops too. Along the way so that might be possible or pay for a cab. There is a lookout in the village which as one of the most nagnificent views of the whole area. Absolutely breathtaking. Don't miss it! Could... More 

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Oakland, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We rented a lovely house on the river outside Ancede. While there were no problems with the house, it was located over an hour's drive on narrow, winding roads to Regua and we were so exhausted by the time we got there, we didn't want to go on to Pinhao. The drive looked much shorter but we didn't take the... More 

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new jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I have been to various parts of the world, but have never been to the Duoro Valley until two weeks ago. I'm back here in New Jersey, but have already started day dreaming about this place. I could not think of any wine producing region - be it Tuscany, Bordeux or Mendoza - that is more beautiful or picturesque than... More 

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Paris, France
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

What can I say, from where should I start.... the DOURO is simply the most beautiful wine region in the world! I get there every single year and I keep driving in the same roads, stoping in the same places, taking the same pics... I guess everybody has to like those landscapes, but if you're a wine lover this is... More 

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Chico, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We used "Pipadouro" for a boat trip of 2 hours along the Douro river and loved it. A small vintage boat, wine on board, good english speaking guide and the breath taking views. They will make customize your ride if you want to, we just hopped on board on a 2 hour trip, starting at Pinhão in front of the... More 

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