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“Wine country escape” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rio Douro

Rio Douro
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Douro Valley and Wine Tour
Ranked #4 of 240 things to do in Porto
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Cerritos, California
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“Wine country escape”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2014

We drove through the area and visited several wineries. The tastings were usually free and the wines were excellent. It is a scenic drive with very little traffic. The only downside were the narrow roads and the need to go slowly; we should have allocated more time than a day to enjoy the region.

Visited May 2014
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“Gaia Waterfront (opposite Porto)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

A wonderful place to relax and wander. Especially at sunset. You can walk down the river along a boarded walk which gived you another perspective looking back on Porto and the Bridge. But there aren't any cafes/restaurants along this walk so stop at one of the many establishments before you leave the area with the port houses.

Visited June 2014
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Guelph, Canada
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“Cool Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Duoro Valley with Ricardo of Cool Tours. The scenery was fantastic, awesome, and WOW! Ricardo's driving skills were great as he negotiated narrow winding roads through the valley. He was very knowledgeable about the wine industry and the history of the area. He accommodated everyone in his group. The rabelo ride along the river was a great addition to the tour.

Visited May 2014
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“Wonderful promenade”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Lovely area whether seen from the ground or from an elevated position. We weren't quite prepared for what a lovely area this was. Highly recommended.

Visited June 2014
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“River boat trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2014

It's definitely worth taking up one of the many river cruise options on the river Douro. We went with Douro Acima which offered a six bridge 50 minute trip for €10. It's a nice trip and a great way to see more of Porto while giving yourself a rest from all those hills and stairs. Only bad thing about this trip was that it was half an hour late with no explanation but as it was only €10, it's hard to complain.

Visited May 2014
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