Where to stay in the Douro valley?

A special highlight during a stay in Douro Province is a boat trip on the Douro River. A trip on a traditional Rabelo boat gives you a completely new perspective on the landscape. You should also visit the various picturesque towns in Douro Province, which are often full of historic buildings, traditional flair, nice little shops, cafés and restaurants. 

One such town is Lamego. Lamego enchants with its historic buildings and rich history. One of the highlights of Lamego is the baroque basilica Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. You can reach it via an impressive baroque staircase that leads off a central avenue in Lamego. Here you can see not only the impressive architecture of the basilica but also various sculptures. The town is a former episcopal see and, in the former bishop's palace, has a great museum with an amazing collection. The museum of Lamego should not be missed! Lamego is also known for its historic old town with small, winding streets, where you will find great shops and restaurants offering culinary delights and local products. Stay in in a charming bed & breakfast or an exclusive luxury hotel on the Douro river.  

wonderful guest houses and wine hotelsThe charming town of Pinhão is one of the most famous towns in the heart of the Douro wine region. In the city you can completely immerse yourself in past times! Traditions and history can still be experienced here at first hand. For example, take a ride on the historic steam train that runs between Régua and Tua, stopping in Pinhão. Not far from the town are a number of with views over the Douro river.

Provesende is another place not to be missed. The town, high above the Douro Valley, enchants with great views over the region. Hike to one of the many viewpoints around the town to enjoy the best views. Be sure to stop at one of the wineries here. Check out our accommodations in Provesende.

Activities in the Douro valley

The Douro region in northern Portugal is a beautiful destination. The landscape is characterised by rugged mountains, deep valleys and steep vineyards that run along the Douro River. The Douro Valley has some interesting small towns and villages that are wonderful to explore. Pinhão, Lamego or Provesende are just a few towns you should visit. Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit the valley with pleasant temperatures.

Wine lovers take note! The Douro region is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in the world. Wine has been cultivated here for over 250 years. There are around 50 wineries in the area, most of which have their vines planted on terraced hillsides. It is not only the scenic beauty of the wine region, but also its historical significance and long wine-growing tradition that make the Douro province a great destination. The wines produced here are top quality and wine lovers should not miss out on wine tasting in the region.