Visiting The Douro Valley

Probably one of the most useful sites out there on Portugal. From the Portugal Tourist Board – lots and lots of useful information about visiting the Douro Valley. Make sure you follow them on Twitter too – always something good being tweeted daily.

The Douro Valley could as easily be called the enchanted valley, such is the beauty and magic that its landscapes offer.

Departing from Porto, where the river flows into the sea and where the Douro wines (table wines and Port wine), produced on its hillsides, also end up, there are various ways to get to know this cultural landscape, listed as a World Heritage Site: by road, by train, on a cruise boat and even by helicopter. None will leave you indifferent.

Read more at the official page:

Source: The Douro Valley

Visiting the best northern city in Portugal – Porto.

This is an excellent and comprehensive article about visiting Porto. 

When the rain lashes in off the Atlantic to a soundtrack of gulls cawing, Porto’s betrayal of its Latin latitude feels at its strongest. There’s a sense of misplaced northern Europe about Portugal’s second-largest city, particularly in the winter months when the ocean roars in with crashing swells.

Source: Porto: Fine wine and understated charm in Portugal’s Latin city with northern soul | Europe | Travel | The Independent

Guide to where to stay in the Douro valley 

Who could argue with anything that Condé Nast do with regards to travel information. Always comprehensive, always useful, always well written. This guide is well worth a read if you’re planning a trip to the Douro Valley.

Read Condé Nast Traveller’s guide to the best places to see in Douro valley

Source:’s guide to where to stay in Douro valley (Condé Nast Traveller)