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6 travelers at this place:

  • Day26


    August 14, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Walked all the way down the hill this morning to the riverbank to visit the old area a bit more. Quite touristy but a lovely walk along the river bank. Caught the river taxi to the other side of the banks where all of the port cellars are.

  • Day81

    Port Capital of the World

    March 21, 2018 in Portugal

    Across the Douro River is the town of Vila Nova de Gaia where much of the world’s port wine is matured in lodges near the riverbank. The port grapes are grown in the Douro Valley about 100 km upstream. It was a long walk from our apartment and then across the .5 km bridge. We stopped to have a picnic lunch with a great view of Porto.

    There are 18 port lodges in Gaia, all offering port tastings and some with tours. Which one to pick was our biggest dilemma. We ended up in a small, private, family run business that does not export their products. The guide was entertaining and outgoing. The tastings at the end of the tour were generous. John ended up buying a small, but expensive, bottle of 20 year old port which we now have to find luggage space for.

    Notice the blue, cloudless skies. We’ve had 3 sunny, 15 degree days which made our walking tours so much more enjoyable.
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