Rio Douro, Porto

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Explore Rio Douro aboard a cruise ship or by visiting the cities that line its shores. At 897 km (557 mi) long, this river stretches between Duruelo de la Sierra in Spain and Porto in Portugal. Spend your day cruising down the river or kayaking while enjoying views of the valley. On land, you can take a bike ride. Discover a riverside city, such as Vila Nova de Gaia, Foz do Tua, or Peso da Regua. Or experience the wine-making region of Douro Vinhateiro, a World Heritage Site. Work out when and for how long to visit Rio Douro and other Porto attractions using our handy Porto holiday planner.
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  • An entire journey from the mouth, the River Douro, above, by boat, by train, by car (or bike or motorcycle) to the ruler and then view the vineyards, the terraces, the intricacies of this river that takes us to the heart of a people.
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  • It was more fun than interesting because it fails a little sound and the explanation is very basic. Apart from this is a nice boat ride on the beautiful Douro from where you can see Gaia also. The duration is 50 minutes, which is enough to contemplate the environment.
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  • This succession of bridges that can be explored by boat. The bridge Gustave Eiffel .the cellars of Porto all along. It's very pretty
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