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Douro River, Porto

#1 of 34 in Nature in Northern Portugal
Water Body · Nature / Park
Explore Douro River 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 Douro River and other Porto attractions using our handy Porto holiday planner.
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  • This majestic river cuts through this beautiful gorge in a commanding manner. It really makes Porto one of the most beautiful Cities of Europe, a bit like Edinburgh, except that has a trainline going....  more »
  • Smell of water is not nice. The shores are craggy and lots of smelly slime deposited. Stay away for charm view.  more »

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