North and Douro Valley
An enchanted place with breathtaking natural beauty!
The beautiful riverside setting overlooked by vast vineyards carved in terraces on the slopes, so characteristic of North and Douro Valley, allows you to contemplate one of the most picturesque and scenic views in Europe!
North and Douro Valley is a perfect choice for adventurous spirits! Discover fields and vineyards painted with an intense green, lush river valleys and a heritage older than the country itself! On this region of Portugal, the beautiful landscape allies itself with the contagious joy of the festivities, as well as with the singular hospitality of its people and delicious food and wines! Moreover, Northern Portugal bursts with traces of Celtic, Roman, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque period, as well as award-winning contemporary architecture
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Northern Portugal is known for beautiful landscapes and great wines but there’s something more: regional cuisine is one of the best in the country!
Minho region is a lush green scenery, due to the particularly rainy weather and mild temperatures. Especially here, is produced the famous and unique Vinho Verde! At the same time, Monção and Melgaço are the birthplace of Alvarinho grape. Vinho Verde is internationally recognized due to its delicacy and complexity and it is, indeed, an exquisite pairing for seafood and fish!
When it comes to wine, Douro Valley doesn’t need much of an introduction. After all, it is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, particularly famous for the distinctive Port wine, as well as other world-awarded premium wines!
Even though Portugal is one of the countries with best gastronomy, it still remains unknown to most food lovers. Still nowadays, in rural Douro Valley, some families raise their own cattle, grow vegetables and bake their own bread. Therefore, this region’s cuisine is less about presentation and much more about taste: rustic, authentic and tasteful! Hearty comfort dishes, mainly meat and game based, with river fishes also as a part of the menu.
A wine lovers paradise, it is delightful to taste the different types of Port or to enjoy the full body still wines. In Douro region also abounds delicacies such as nuts, cherries, wild mushrooms and regional products as olive oil, honey, sausages and traditional enchidos.
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Lush mountains, meandering rivers, and hilltop villages await you in Northern Portugal’s countryside! With outstanding landscapes, world-class wines, and great food, this side of Portugal is sure to win you over!