Wondering how to experience some of the best of the Douro Valley on a budget? If you’re keen to visit the Douro wine region, taste its wines, see its landscapes and take a boat trip on the Douro River and can’t stretch to an organised one day tour with transport, there is another way.
Planning a DIY trip into this beautiful region takes lots of research so I’ve made it easy for you by compiling my findings into an easy to use guide.
In this flexible, self-guided Douro itinerary, I’ve provided the necessary logistical details to get you from Porto into the heart of the Douro Valley so you’ll see some of the magnificent terraced hillsides from the train.
Once you arrive in Pinhão, you can take a boat trip further upstream to appreciate the beautiful landscape from a different perspective.
Choose between two wineries that are within walking distance of the train station and offer the chance to walk through their vineyards.
If your budget and time permits, visit one of the Douro wine region’s most impressive viewing spots where you also have the option of visiting an olive oil museum.