Map of Wineries In and Near Pinhão, Portugal
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by Polina
3w ago
Here is the map of wineries in Pinhão, Portugal that you can reach on foot. You can travel to Pinhão by train and then arrange visits at the wineries not far from the station.  Quinta do Bomfim, Quinta da Foz and Quinta das Carvalhas are the closest to the Pinhão train station.   To help you with train trip planning and reservations, I have put together three itineraries that you can use to arrange your day trip to the Douro Valley. Sort by: Newest First Oldest First Winery name Winery name (desc) Distance Rating Random Most Reviews Review Rating Bookmarks Powered by GetY ..read more
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Lunch at a Winery in the Douro Valley
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by Polina
1M ago
In the Douro Valley, it has become quite common to enjoy lunch served at a vineyard, often with a tasting of local wines. This offers a lovely chance to relax during your meal, savor local wines, and explore new pairings. Plus, it’s a great way to make the most of your time in the valley, often including a guided winery tour. The settings for these lunches are usually stunning, with picturesque views of vineyards. When it comes to dining at Douro Valley wineries, options vary.  Some have full-service restaurants, offering a meal with a view, while others offer set menus of traditional P ..read more
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Douro Valley: Day Trip or Stay Overnight? Exploring the Best of Both Worlds
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by Polina
2M ago
I have journeyed to the Douro Valley on day trips and for multiple overnight stays to explore wineries, hike, or simply revel in the beauty of each changing season. In this article, I share my insights on whether opting for a day trip or an overnight stay is best for your visit to the Douro Valley. I could be biased, but my preferred option would be to stay in Douro two or three nights.  The Douro Valley holds the esteemed status of being a UNESCO World Heritage site. For those who appreciate natural beauty, it’s a destination worth adding to your bucket list even if you only hav ..read more
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Where to Stay in Douro Valley without a Car
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by Polina
2M ago
Opting to travel to the Douro Valley without a car presents a good opportunity to explore the region and potentially spend a day or two immersed in its beauty. In fact, travelling without a car might be an easier way to explore Douro for those who want to relax and avoid the steep roads of the Douro Valley.  Besides, it is a greener way to travel. There are several accommodation options available in the Douro Valley to suit every budget, without the need to depend on a rental car.   You’ll discover hotels conveniently situated close to the train stations along the Douro train ..read more
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Map of the Douro Train Line
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by Polina
2M ago
The Douro Train Line, also known as Linha do Douro in Portuguese, is one of the most scenic railway routes in Portugal. Stretching from Porto to Pocinho, this train line follows the meandering Douro River and takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.   Travelling from Porto to Douro Valley by Train How to Visit Wineries in the Douro Valley Route Overview Starting point: São Bento Station in Porto. Ending point: Pocinho Station, near the eastern border of Portugal. Total distance: 175 km (109 miles). Train schedule: Trains on the Douro Line run multipl ..read more
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How to Get from Porto Airport to the Douro Valley?
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by Polina
4M ago
Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) is the closest airport to the Douro Valley with only 125 km or 77 miles between the runways and the fascinating views and wines of Douro. Here is my comprehensive guide to getting from the Porto Airport to the Douro Valley.  There is a variety of transportation options catering to different preferences and budgets, Whether you prioritize convenience, flexibility, scenic value, or guided experiences, or low-cost travel there’s a suitable choice for every traveler. The Porto Airport stands out for its modern facilities and comfort, serving as a ma ..read more
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How to Visit Douro Valley on a Budget?
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by Polina
4M ago
Douro Valley is a gem of Portugal, which should not be missed if you are visiting Porto. However, it comes with a cost: transportation, tasting fees, meals and hotels can add up quickly. The Douro Valley is developing its wine tourism infrastructure, with wineries and hotels often focusing on luxury experiences with higher price tag. However, it is still possible to visit Douro Valley, one of the most beautiful places on earth on a budget. I travelled the Douro Valley back and forth many times and here are my tips on how to navigate our beautiful wine country in a cost-effective way. You wil ..read more
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I Visited 5 Porto Wine Bars (and here is #1)
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by Polina
4M ago
The truth is that I have not just visited these wine bars, but I regularly do so as I live in Porto, Portugal and work in the wine industry. If you visited Portugal, you might have noticed that many local restaurants and bars, would only offer you a selection of tinto or branco (red or white), which is often a good reason to just opt for a bottle of Super Bock (beer from Porto) instead. However, for those truly keen on exploring the rich and diverse world of Portuguese wines, which has seen a remarkable growth in variety and quality lately, I highly recommend visiting these bars.   See ..read more
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The 10 Best Douro Valley Wine Tours
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by Polina
4M ago
Identifying the “best” Douro Valley wine tours is subjective and hinges on individual preferences, like choosing between private and group tours, visiting specific wineries, or seeking unique experiences.  In this article, I detail different wine tour options available in the Douro Valley and highlight the most highly praised tours based on consistent positive reviews. In this article: What Do You Need to Consider When Choosing Your Douro Valley Wine Tour? To begin with, I recommend understanding the various types of wine tours offered in the Douro Valley and then tailoring your ..read more
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Crafting a Sustainable Wine Tour to the Douro Valley Vineyards
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by Polina
5M ago
Sustainable wine tourism is one of the hottest topics of the moment.  Wine tourism can be essential for regional development by enhancing business performance, fostering environmental awareness, and elevating community values. On the flip side, it can be trigger negative environmental impacts, generating local resentment.  In this blog post, I share my thoughts on how to explore the renowned vineyards of the Douro Valley with the commitment to eco-friendly practices that make each sip a toast to responsible tourism.   In this article Travel to the Douro Valley by Train ..read more
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