The Douro Valley, located 62 miles west of the city of Porto, Portugal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The valley, famous for its rolling green hills, river and vineyards is home to port wine. Port wine is produced on the slopes of the Douro Valley. The ride from Porto through the Douro is a scenic journey, offering views of never-ending hills filled with bright green rows of grape vines. Another way to take in this breathtaking landscape via a boat ride down the Douro River. The small, picturesque town of Pinhao is located right in the heart of Douro Valley, conveniently located within walking distances of a few wineries, restaurants and the beautiful train station. Quinta da Pacheca is one of the oldest estates in the Douro, offering guided tours and wine tastings led by passionate wine-producers. Located right on the bank of the Douro River is Quinta do Crasto – another option for incredible viewpoints as well as a Port wine tasting and guided tours. Visit the region in the Spring for the lush landscape and refreshing temperatures, and then again in the fall to participate in the harvest.
After a long day of sampling port and exploring the region, spend the night at The Six Senses Douro Valley. Set inside a renovated 19th-century manor house, this magnificent hotel is set high on a hill overlooking the vine-covered hills of the Douro Valley. Take in the beautiful views while relaxing in the spa, wandering the organic garden, or enjoying their self-serve port bar!