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In Northern Portugal, the city of Porto is located at the mouth of the Douro River and its vineyards. Although Porto was not love-at-first-sight for me, the city grew into a real gem.

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Quinta de Casaldronho
Northern Portugal

Stay at a vineyard in the Douro in Portugal – Quinta de Casaldronho

I had decided to stay at least one night in a vineyard when we were in Portugal. I saw in front of me round hills with steep vineyards where I would be served the estate's crisp white wine in condensation-sweaty glasses at sunset. So, how did it actually go?

Hotel Eurostars Heroismo Porto
Northern Portugal

Hotel Eurostars Heroismo – Porto

It is not entirely easy to find a hotel in Porto with a parking garage, but the Eurostars Heroismo was both stylish, fresh and practical!

Douro Valley - Portugal
Northern Portugal

Douro Valley – In the kingdom of the steep vineyards

In the Douro Valley's hot and dry climate, wine has been grown along the steep river banks for hundreds of years. We drove around among vineyards and wine hotels and learned all about port wine and enjoyed the world's most beautiful views.

Cafiena - Foz - Porto
Portugal

Porto: Dinner at Cafeína and port in the fog

Our best restaurant experience in Portugal, three kinds of port wine and a meeting with the world's most dedicated beach worshippers. Everything covered in a thick layer of fog…