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Walking Vacation Walking Portugal's Douro River Valley​

Activity Level: Easy / Moderate  |  Daily Mileage: 4 - 8 mi  |  Daily Walking: 2 - 4 hr
Pre-trip Extension:
Porto · 2 nights $295

Post-trip Extension:
Lisbon · 2 nights $295
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Casas do Coro

Casas do Coro The Casas do Côro are located in the heart of medieval Marialva, a historic Portuguese village in a region where signs of man reach as far back as the Paleolithic era. The refurbishment of these centuries-old houses and the harmonious blend of the structures’ granite with the refined decor are an astonishing surprise. The feel is rustic yet extremely comfortable. From panoramic terraces, you can marvel at the region’s landscape, replete with hills, deep valleys and meandering rivers.

Hotel Lisboa Plaza

Hotel Lisboa Plaza Lisboa Plaza Hotel opened at the beginning of the 1950's. The hotel’s architect developed a concept of modernity throughout. As he himself said "practical solutions promote a sense of well-being." The family who owns the hotel today has continued the architect's dream, and over the years has created an atmosphere of informal good taste. The beautiful décor was created by Graça Viterbo, one of the most famous Portuguese interior designers. This charming hotel is one of the most reputable in Lisbon, thanks to the constant updating of services and the attention paid to even the smallest detail.

Paco de Calheiros

Paco de Calheiros Paço de Calheiros has a very impressive entrance with its distinguished gateway, beautiful tree-lined drive and stone fountain. The Count of Calheiros, who will proudly show his 17th-century family home, makes guests feel very welcome. A magnificent view of the Lima Valley can be seen from the tranquil gardens.

Pestana Porto

Pestana Porto Pestana Porto,constructed on part of Porto’s medieval city wall, is a charming 4-star property located in Praça da Ribeira. This hotel is located in a magnificent building that is protected by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Its privileged location affords beautiful views of the Douro River. Guests can dine at the Vintage Restaurant, serving Portuguese and International cuisine, in a comfortable atmosphere. Bar Heritage is the ideal place to have a drink and relax after a discovery-filled day visiting the beautiful city of Porto.

Quinta Nova N.S. do Carmo

Quinta Nova N.S. do Carmo The Quinta Nova features ample public spaces, including a winter garden with fireplaces, a covered "shed" or terrace with upholstered deck chairs, picnic tables, a terrace with overhanging grapevines, and a swimming pool. There's even an historic private chapel. Quinta Nova is especially popular during the harvest season, but it attracts guests year-round from Porto, Lisbon, and foreign countries. It offers comfortable, low-key luxury without pretension, and it makes a good base for touring the Alto Douro wine region.
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