(English) What to visit, and how to travel through, the Douro Valley

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  • Gunnar Ljunglof

    Hi Oscar

    Thanks for the info.

    My wife and I are planning to go to Douro in september and are of course grateful for all the travel info we can get.
    We will have our base in Pinhao and do daytrips (with our own car) in the surrunding area.

    Regards // Gunnar

    • Oscar Quevedo

      Hi Gunnar,

      Good to know you are planning to come over. Closer to the date let me know your plans and lets try to plan a visit to our winery. Send me an email to oscar at quevedo port wine dot com once you know your schedule.

      • Gunnar Ljunglof

        Hi Oscar

        Will do. Thanks.

  • G-man

    Looking forward to seeing you in may oscar!!

  • G-man

    Oscar, we’re having trouble finding a reasonable place in porto that’s not over 200 Euros a day, can you help?

    If we also wanted to visit the areas around, do you suggest we stay in porto and travel from there as day trips?

    • Oscar Quevedo

      Hi G-man, take a look here https://www.hfhotels.com. Check the Hotel Tuela or Hotel Fenix, both are in the Boavista area, few hundred meters away from the metro, which is the best way to move around in Porto, and also close to Casa da Msica. It’s a nice neighbourhood. Take a look and if you don’t like it we can check something else.

      • G-man

        Hey looks like we’re probably visiting you the 12th of may. Would you be free and can we possibly arrange some transport with you? =)

        • Oscar Quevedo

          Seems good. I’ll be in the Douro so you can take the train from Porto and I can pick you up at Ferradosa train station.

  • Catalina

    Hello,
    Maybe you can help me plan my family’s day trip to the Douro. We want to spend a day visiting the Douro, but because there is so many vineyards and Quintas we would love to have a recommendation on a couple of vineyards or Quintas. I particularly would like to visit a smaller vineyard and a larger one, just to see the contrast. We are thinking about renting a car and driving ourselves, although we are not sure if it would be best to enlist in a tour. Any recommendations on a place to have lunch along the way? We will be coming from Porto. THANK YOU

  • Ericka Cotton

    So glad I was referred to this website! My Mother and I are planning to visit Portugal in May with 2.5 days in Porto/Douro (including travel from Lisbon) I would love to get your recommendations on wineries to visit for the one-day excursion…should we go by boat into Douro and travel back by train or vise versa? We are not planning to rent a car, but would be open to a personal but reliable car/tourism vendor as well, depending on cost. Any advice? Thank you!

    • quevedo

      Hi Ericka, thank you for your nice words. My suggestion is that you go by boat from Porto to Régua, visit Quinta de Santa Eufémia near by Régua (take a taxi, it’s not too expensive) and go back to Porto by train. For the boat you can check http://www.barcadouro.pt/cruzeiros but there are others. Another option, as the boat take few hours is that you go by train. If so, you will have time to visit Museu do Douro in Régua and have lunch at Douro IN or Restaurant CP. Enjoy!

      • Ericka Cotton

        This is great. I will research these options. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to get back to me so quickly. Cheers!