Douro Riverside Walking Holiday

  • Duration 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Porto / Porto
  • Distance 46 km / 29 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
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  • Availability
    May - October
  • Price From $1,670

Overview

This will be a walk through amazing places that seem to have stopped in time. The wine, the beautiful villages and dazzling landscapes will be the protagonists on this unforgettable and magical tour through the north of Portugal.

  • You’ll discover the charming city of Porto and Ribeira, its famous old town.
  • During the tour, you will find two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • You will experience a fantastic trip on a panoramic cruise on the River Douro.
  • You will participate in wine tastings in local wineries.
  • You'll have scenic walks through world-class vineyards.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation
    • Breakfasts
    • Lunch on day 7
    • River Douro Cruise
    • Transfer to and from Porto Airport
    • Transfers as specified in the itinerary
    • Baggage transfer service between stages
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Taxes included

    Excluded

    • Unspecified transfers
    • Train tickets
    • Unspecified meals
    • Baggage transfer on the second and seventh days
    • Drinks and snacks
    • Personal equipment
    • Emergency Assistance/Mountain Rescue
    • Tourist taxes

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights
    • Boat ride

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

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    Travel & Transfers

    Upon arrival at Porto Airport, we will pick you up and take you to your hotel.

    Porto can also be reached from Lisbon Airport. From there, you must take a shuttle bus to Santa Apolonia Train Station and travel to Porto (2h 30m).

    On the last day, you will have a transfer included that will take you back to Porto Airport to catch your flight back to your home city.

    FAQs

    This tour is ranked from easy to moderate. Although it is suitable for most people who are in good physical condition and do not travel long distances, there are some stretches that are at a significant height, such as the local vineyard terraces in the Douro Valley.

    Please note that on days when train and boat trips are made to and from Porto, there are no walks.

    You will need good walking shoes or boots, comfortable clothes, waterproof jacket and pants, a backpack, gloves/hats, etc.

    The full list will be given to you once you book your trip.

    We suggest you book once you have decided your plans, as this is a very popular region and room reservations should be made as soon as possible.

    We will do our best to live up to your expectations.

    The dates of this holiday are scheduled only for the spring and autumn months, since in summer,temperatures become very high and walking can be quite uncomfortable.

    In the spring, there are many wild flowers and in autumn, grapes are harvested.

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    Only on the second and seventh day will we not transfer the baggage, as the journey will be made by train.

    Yes, this is a requirement to book with us. It's important that this insurance covers your activities, emergency evacuation, and hospital care.

    You can use public transport or local taxis to continue to the next accommodation.

    Our partners in Portugal and/or their hosting providers can help you if you require assistance.