The Douro River, Northern Portugal

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The Douro River is located in Northern Portugal. Using our international travel planner, Porto attractions like The Douro River can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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(Porto is the nearest city to The Douro River)

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  • August 17, 2017
    We had never been on a river cruise before, and we decided to try Viking River Cruises. What an excellent choice! The cruise on the Viking Torgil - with its various excursions - was so well organised....  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This was a cruise with a total number ofpassenger between 90 and 100 (?). It was virtually all inclusive well run and with many highlights from sights, standard of accommodation and meals (BLD) with s...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    The paddling was challenging as the water was flat. The three assistants made the trip successful. These guys were service oriented and made wonderful picnic lunches and were customer friendly. Thanks...  more »

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Where to stay in Porto

Portugal's second city offers a healthy variety and quantity of accessible accommodations. The historical city center on the northern bank of the River Douro teems with hotel options, ranging from budget-friendly hostels and guesthouses, which often have shared rooms, to upscale, luxury hotels housed in larger buildings and packed with amenities. All of these options place you conveniently close to the town's main sights, including churches, historical squares, and more. On top of that, many hotels on the northern bank boast good views from their hilltop vantage points. If you want to save big on cost, it's worth considering a more low-key hostel or small hotel on the less-popular southern bank.
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