Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June

Post your experiences of travel, especially for the Douro region. Make recommendations for places to stay and visit or ask advice from those that have already been there.
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TLW
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Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June

Post by TLW » 09:19 Sun 29 Apr 2018

My wife and I are considering our first trip to the Douro in late June for two or three nights, and would be grateful for recommendations as to where to stay, where to eat (wife is a serious foodie), wines to drink, and things to see. Neither of us drive, so we rely on taxis and feet.

I saw the suggestions of the Quinta de la Rosa - which does look good, and wondered what else might be good.

Cheers

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Re: Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June

Post by AHB » 14:26 Fri 11 May 2018

If you've not stayed in Oporto before, there are plenty of good places to stay and eat which we can recommend.

Other places to stay in the Douro include Tedo (close to DOC) or if going upmarket, Aquapura
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Re: Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June

Post by TLW » 04:48 Sat 12 May 2018

Thank you for the suggestion. Indeed, the first time in Oporto.

I have booked the Quinta de la Rosa for now, and am looking forward to a couple of days of drinking wine, and watching the world go by.

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Re: Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June

Post by AHB » 20:16 Sun 13 May 2018

I recommend the walk across town and a visit to Quinta do Bomfim — but be sure to book in advance if you want to do so.
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Re: Recommendations for travel to the Douro in late June

Post by TLW » 06:35 Tue 15 May 2018

Many thanks for the suggestion, and will do so.

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