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Portugal’s Douro Valley

Portugal’s Douro Valley
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Portugal’s Douro Valley
Portugal’s Douro Valley
Plaza de la Cibeles (Cybele's Square) - Central Post Office_Madrid

Portugal’s Douro Valley

story by: Inspire Magazine

One of Europe’s most pure and unspoiled rivers, the Douro is decorated with deep cleft gorges, adorned with lush vineyards and dotted with sleepy fishing villages along its banks.

A luxury river cruise is one of the best ways to journey across this enchanting and magical region, whose diversity and passion stir the soul, and where you can soak up the local atmosphere from a wonderfully stylish and sophisticated setting.

Teeming with colourful cityscapes, picture-perfect scenery and historic charm, this sun-drenched Mediterranean region is truly a cultural gem.

Learn the secrets about the Douro Valley’s rich cultural heritage through its many Baroque churches, Palaeolithic sites, medieval monasteries, castles, palaces and manors.

Delight in the orange hues of a stunning sunset over the Douro River as you cruise into the city of Porto, as it is here where the river flows through to its outlet.

As the second-largest city in Portugal, Porto is a location rich in history as a merchant and shipping hub. Today, Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to the country’s port wine industry, as well as some of the tastiest restaurants in the country.
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