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The Douro River, Northern Portugal

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The Douro River is located in Northern Portugal. Make The Douro River part of your personalized Porto itinerary using our Porto tourist route planner.
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(Porto is the nearest city to The Douro River)

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  • Holiday on Viking River Cruise Board Hemming. The scenery is lovely. The holiday was to celebrate my Birthday. It felt a special day with the waiters wishing me a Happy Birthday. Our cabin was wonderf...  more »
  • In May 2016 we booked a Douro river cruise with Riviera travel for Sept 2017. We wanted a cabin with a balcony but the only one left was a balcony suite so as it was a special occasion we paid an extr...  more »
  • Sightseeing the Douro river from a cruise (which I rather not say the name, because I think my review may apply to most cruises) can be a very relaxing experience. Besides the views, that are simply b...  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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