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A Walkers World: Porto & The Douro

8 days / 7 nights self-guided walk from $2245 per adult share twin
Flights are additional
 

8 days / 7 nights self-guided walk from
$2245
per adult share twin
Flights are additional

Porto & The Douro

The valley of the Rio Douro (‘river of gold’) is striking in its tranquillity – and its rich colours. Fertile hills neatly striped with green vines and silver olive trees are reflected in the mirror-like waters, as are the painted long boats which ply the river, and the region’s tiny, untouched villages of white houses with red roofs. It is here, at the quintas (wineries) dotted across the slopes, that port wine is produced, the late-September harvest bringing a pleasant bustle to the valley, when the workers sing late into the night as they pick the grapes and tread them by foot.

Arrive in the coastal city of Porto, friendly capital of the port-wine trade, before discovering the timeless landscapes where the wine originates, thus showing the great contrast between the bustle of the historic sea port and the slow, traditional ways of life upriver. 

 
Deal includes

• Pre-booked accommodation in typical, often family-run hotels 
• Daily Buffet breakfast 
• 1 lunch on cruise
• Luggage transfers
• Self-guided with detailed walking notes and route maps
• Local English- speaking contact
Flights are additional

8 days/7 nights
​From $2,245 per ​adult share twin
Travel: 26 Mar-31 Oct 18

Brief itinerary
Day 1: Arrive Porto
Day 2: Discover Old Porto, Train ride to Pinhão
Day 3: Pinhão – Sabrosa (Walk: 13km; 400m elevation gain)
Day 4: Sabrosa to Alijó (Walk: 13km; 510m elevation gain)
Day 5: Alijó to Vale Mendiz (Walk: 16.5km; 320m elevation gain)
Day 6: Vale Mendiz to Pinhão (Walk: 8km; 200m elevation gain)
Day 7: River Douro Cruise to Porto
Day 8: Tour ends after breakfast

Note: Moderate walking with plenty of ups and downs over ridges, hills, vineyards, valleys and riverbanks



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Valid for sales to 15 Oct 18. Travel Mar-Oct 18. Price is based on self-guided 8 day/7 night Tour. Please ask us for other itineraries and prices. Prices are correct as at 08 Feb 18 and subject to change without notice and may vary due to currency exchange rates • All prices and products are subject to availability at time of reservation • Prices are per adult in NZ dollars based on payment by cash or cheque • Amendment and cancellation fees apply • Specific booking conditions apply, please ask your House of Travel specialist for full details. We strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance be taken at the time of booking – ask your House of Travel specialist for information.  Contact House of Travel on 0800 838 747 for more information and the best airfare to match your holiday.

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