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PESO DA RÉGUA

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INTRODUCTION TO PESO DA RÉGUA

The picturesque little town of Pinhão in the heart of Douro's port and wine-producing area is well worth visiting, as a day trip from Porto or as part of a road trip throughout the region. One of the few settlements East of Peso da Régua lies on a bend in the River Douro, where cruise ships now stop where once the famous wine boats (Rabelo) started their journey to Porto downstream.

RÉGUA TOWN

Peso da Régua

Peso da Régua quayside

The riverfront is where the action is in Régua, there are enough bars and restaurants along this strip to satisfy the needs of short term visitors and locals alike. Standing on the hill on the opposite bank of the river is a large Sandeman's "Don" cutout sign. The streets behind the quay are the oldest and narrowest in town, where you can find the most economic eateries. In a street uphill from the quayside is the Casa do Douro that is the headquarters of the port wine growers’ association. Step through the doors and marvel at the enormous medieval-style stained glass windows illustrating the port trade just inside the foyer.

At the far end of the riverfront, three bridges span the Douro, one is a disused railway bridge converted into a footbridge. Once on the other side, the Restaurante Torrão is at hand, along with a waterside garden, to serve you a great meal to accompany the views.


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MUSEU DO DOURO

Housed within the former warehouse that belonged to Real Companhia Velha, the Museu do Douro first opened in 1997. This award-winning museum is dedicated to the history and culture of the Douro region. It champions the links to the wine trade, the relationship with the river and surrounding environment that shaped peoples lives here for millennia. The warehouse itself has been cleverly and totally renovated to enhance the visitor's experience employing a range of different media and exhibits that are clearly labelled in Portuguese and English. The warehouse building also has a striking contemporary wing that hosts major exhibitions about the winemaking region, its history, and the leading figures who helped shape it.

In addition to the exhibition spaces, there's the fine A Companhia restaurant which showcases the best the region can offer. The adjoining wine bar has a splendid terrace that overlooks the river. Those who choose a combination ticket that includes a wine tasting can enjoy their drink here. The well-stocked gift shop sells a wide range of local crafts and produce, including a selection of wines and Ports.

Low season: 10h00 - 17h30, High season: 10h00 - 18h00
There are a range of ticket and tasting options starting from €7.50
Rua do Marquês de Pombal, 5050-282 Peso da Régua, Portugal. | 41º 09' 41.9" N | 07º 47' 24.5" W
+351 254 310 190 | geral@museudodouro.pt |  Website

Museu do Douro

Museu do Douro

RÉGUA RIVER CRUISES

Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, River Cruise and Lunch From Porto with Pickup

Wine Tasting, River Cruise and Lunch From Porto

The Douro Valley’s landscapes are replete with vineyards and bounteous produce: sip and sample the best of the region’s culinary offerings on this full-day tour from Porto which includes a boat ride on the Douro River. Alongside your guide, visit wine estates and spectacular viewpoints. See, too, the beauty of the Douro River during a boat ride and enjoy lunch in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Pick-up from Porto hotels is included on this small-group tour.

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Private Yacht Cruise: Porto - Régua

Private Yacht Cruise: Porto - Régua

Groups up to twelve people can embark on a private yacht cruise on the Douro River. Be dazzled by the landscapes you will see along the route from Porto to Régua, stopping for a quiet lunch at Curva da Lomba. The tour can be adapted to suit the client's wishes. Departure from the Marina da Afurada in Vila Nova de Gaia early morning.




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Boat Trip to Régua Through the Douro Valley with Breakfast and Lunch

Régua Cruise with Breakfast and Lunch

Cruise through the scenic landscape of the Douro Valley by boat and train on this memorable tour to Régua. From your comfortable vessel, float along the placid waters of the Douro, gazing up at its terraced vineyards that cover the hillsides. Sweep past world-class wine estates and see quaint Portuguese villages, then stop for lunch. See why this region was demarcated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, return while watching it from a new perspective, by train. Breakfast, lunch and hotel pick-up included.

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VISIT A VINEYARD

Quinta da Casa Amarela

Quinta da Casa Amarela

Quinta da Casa Amarela is situated on the left bank of the River Douro, halfway between the cities of Peso da Régua and Lamego. It has been owned by the same family since 1885. The house was rebuilt and expanded in the first quarter of the last century. Its yellow colour gives the property its name. Quinta da Casa Amarela is a family-oriented company and keeps alive the old traditions of the region and the art of producing Port Wine and Douro DOC wine.

The estate has vines with an average age of more than 45 years old, where the noble indigenous varieties of Douro are grown. It develops sustainable winegrowing in a unique terroir, with respect and protection of the environment.

Quinta da Casa Amarela, Rio Bom, 5100-421 Lamego, Portugal.
41º 08' 35.3" N | 07º 47' 59.0" W
+351 254 666 200 | quinta@quinta-casa-amarela.com |  Website

Quinta do Crasto

Quinta do Crasto

Quinta do Crasto benefits from exceptional conditions for producing wines and olive oils of the highest possible quality. Located in Gouvinhas, in the municipality of Sabrosa. The standard visit to Quinta do Crasto usually begins in the grape reception area; then continues through the newly renovated winemaking cellars; move through the innovative barrel cellar, where the premium and super-premium wines are aged. Visit the vinha Maria Teresa, one of the most emblematic vineyards of Quinta do Crasto. A brief description of the viticulture methods is given. See the laboratory, where the strict quality controls of all our wines are performed. The tour ends at the Century-Old House, where is made the commented tasting of five wines and a Port. The tour lasts for about 90 minutes. (Advance booking by email required).

Quinta do Crasto, Gouvinhas, 5060-063 Sabrosa, Portugal.
41° 09' 50.8" N | 07° 37' 41.9" W
+351 254 920 020 | enoturismo@quintadocrasto.pt |  Website

Quinta do Vallado

Quinta do Vallado

Vallado is one the oldest Quintas in the valley. Its location overlooks the river Corgo, a tributary of the Douro. The wine estate has been in the Ferreira family since 1818 and encompasses 158 acres, some with vines more than 80 years old. Its gleaming new winery was built in 2009 and has successfully combined the latest technology with creative architecture. Quinta do Vallado is one of the best places to visit in the Douro Valley. Vallado's beautiful location isn't only advantageous for producing quality wines, but also for impressing visitors with the amazing views. You can visit for a few hours and enjoy a wine tasting tour, stay for lunch, or you can stay longer and stay at their incredible hotel. There is also a museum to explore and a wine shop.

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Tours in English: 11h00, 14h30 & 16h30 | Tours in Portuguese: 12h00, 15h30 & 17h30 |
Quinta do Vallado, Vilarinho dos Freires, 5050-364 Peso da Régua, Portugal.
41º 09' 43.5" N | 07º 46' 00.7" W
+351 254 318 081 | reservas@quintadovallado.com |  Website

Quinta dos Murças

Quinta dos Murças

Owned by the Esporão group, Quinta dos Murças is located on the right bank of the Douro River, between Régua and Pinhão, and is characterised by the diversity of its eight terroirs. This is a historic Estate where the first vertical vineyard in the Douro was planted, dating from 1947. Wine tourism has a Main House, Store, Winery, and Cellar. While staying in the house, guests can experience the Estate’s daily life and discover the region in an authentic and sheltered experience.

The exclusive tastings, the trials, the walks, the picnics, and going to the vegetable garden are some of the moments that can be part of your stay. We want to provide you with an experience to discover the region, the diversity, and everything we produce here. (advance booking by email required).
April – October: Daily 10h00 - 18h30pm, November – March: Daily 10h00 - 18h00pm
Quinta dos Murças, Covelinhas, 5050-011, Peso da Régua.
41° 09' 11.9" N | 07° 41' 17.3" W
+351 220 109 830 | reservas.murcas@esporao.com |  Website

DOURO LINE TRAIN (LINHA DO DOURO)

Linha do Douro

Steam train on the Douro line

When the line first opened in 1887, it was an engineering marvel as it follows the course of the river. Up through the dramatic landscapes of the Alto Douro, where vineyards are carved into terraces from the living bedrock. Although the branch lines have closed, the Linha do Douro is still very impressive and a great way to spend a day. Regular trains leave São Bento and Campanhã and pass 20 tunnels, 30 bridges and 34 stations. The line becomes more dramatic after the town of Régua on to the pretty wine towns of Pinhão (one of the most beautiful railway stations in Portugal), Tua and terminating at Pocinho, (close to the Cão Valley rock art).

A picturesque steam train runs along the Linha do Douro from on Saturdays from June to October. The steam locomotive with five historical carriages run the distance between Régua and Tua. You can just buy the Douro Historical Train journey, or you can choose to buy a Combined Package.

Train Timetable | Comboios de Portugal Website

TOURS FROM PORTO

Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Portuguese Lunch and Optional River Cruise

Douro Valley Small-Group Tour with Wine Tasting, Lunch and Optional River Cruise

Get picked up from Porto and go wine tasting amid the vineyard-clad hills of the Douro Valley, a World Heritage-listed region famous for its Port wine production. Feast on regional specialities with a traditional lunch in the scenic village of Pinhão and visit two wine estates for an introduction to award-winning local varietals. Upgrade your full-day tour from Porto with a sightseeing Rabelo boat cruise on the Douro River. This small-group tour is limited to eight people for more personalised attention from the guide.

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Douro Premium (full Day Private Tour)

Douro Premium (full Day Private Tour)

In this premium tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the most beautiful "Quintas" in the Douro region, have lunch at the table of a nationally recognised Chef and embark on a private boat trip along the Douro River. Among the terraces and vineyards of the world's oldest wine region, you will have the opportunity to enjoy what this amazing valley has to offer. Come with us on this luxurious tour at Douro Valley! Pick-up from Porto or Douro region.



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Wine Venture and Boat Trip in Douro Valley

Wine Venture and Boat Trip in Douro Valley

The Douro Valley is quite a long drive from Porto. Opt instead for this Douro Valley small-group tour available for up to eight people. Along with round-trip transport and a Portuguese lunch, stop at two Douro wineries for wine tasting and go on a cruise for some of the best views of the area. Pick-up from Porto.



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SUGGESTED HOTELS

Six Senses Douro Valley

Six Senses Douro Valley ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at Six Senses Douro Valley. Set on a hill boasting views of the terraced vineyards of the UNESCO World Heritage Douro valley and the Douro River, this newly renovated 19th-century manor house offers guests therapeutic spa retreats, wine tastings and a mirror-effect outdoor infinity pool.

Enfolded by a philosophy of creating experiences while concerning the environment in which it is inserted, Six Senses Douro Valley combines elegance with the reality and history of the region, boasting a décor based on natural materials such as wood and stone. Rooms at the Six Senses feature contemporary interiors, are air-conditioned, have a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a private bathroom with a bath, a rain shower and free toiletries.

At the Wine Library, guests will find more than 750 references of vintages from the region, collected by two wine directors, and a variety of tapas and cheeses to complement the wine tastings. The hotel’s Vale Abraão restaurant combines thee ambiences, including an open kitchen, a wood-burning stove and fine dining, offering guests gourmet and international cuisine delights. A varied buffet breakfast including sweet and savoury dishes is served each morning.

The eight-hectare property covers several relaxing and meditation open-air areas in the surrounding woods, as well as an organic garden of vegetables and herbs. Wellness and Yoga programs are available and the Six Senses Spa has 10 treatment rooms and offers a variety of therapies, some of which are grape and wine-based. Guests can also relax in the heated indoor pool with water jets, aromatic saunas, arctic showers and soft water beds, or retire to the library and peruse a book whist enjoying a fine wine or a cocktail. A gym with professional guidance is also at guests’ disposal.

Quinta do Vale de Abraão, 5100-758 Lamego, Portugal. | 41º 08' 38.9" N | 07º 48' 43.6" W

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Original Douro Hotel

Original Douro Hotel ★ ★

Featuring a shared lounge, terrace and views of the city, Original Douro Hotel is set in Peso da Régua, 450 yards from Douro Museum. With a bar, this two-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The hotel features family rooms. At the hotel, every room has a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Guests at Original Douro Hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast.

Rua dos Camilos nº 115, 5050-273 Peso da Régua, Portugal.
41º 09' 38.5" N | 07º 47' 12.7" W

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Casa de São Domingos

Casa de São Domingos

Providing garden views, Casa de São Domingos in Peso da Régua provides accommodation, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a shared lounge, a garden and a terrace. Both WiFi and private parking are available at the bed and breakfast free of charge. Casa de São Domingos offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, free toiletries and a shower. If you would like to discover the area, hiking and cycling are possible in the surroundings and Casa de São Domingos can arrange a bicycle rental service. Douro Museum is 1.1 miles from the bed and breakfast. The property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

821 Ava. Diocese de Vila Real, 5050-221 Peso da Régua, Portugal.
N 41º 09' 41.3" | W 07º 47' 05.7"

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Restaurante DOC

Restaurante DOC

Located in Folgosa, Armamar, on the southern bank of the river between Régua and Pinhão, this striking modern restaurant is one of the most beautiful in the country and draws food lovers from far afield. Traditional local fare is re-envisioned by chef Rui Paula and perfection is created. Here, every meal is a unique and special moment. Either from the glazed room or from the suspended terrace over the Douro river, the views are breathtaking. Only the finest ingredients are used some sourced locally but many from the sea. The wine cellar is extensive and perfectly equipped to complement your meal. Booking is highly recommended.

Wednesday: 19h30 – 22h30, Thursday - Monday: 12h30 – 15h30/19h30 – 22h30
222 Cais da Folgosa, Estrada Nacional, 5110-214 Folgosa, Portugal
41° 09′ 04.8″ N | 07° 40′ 56.7″ W
+351 254 858 123 | doc@ruipaula.com |  Website


Restaurante Gato Preto

Restaurante Gato Preto

One of the many restaurants on the quayside frequented by tourists from the cruise ships that dock here. The locals come here for the roasted kid "cabrito asado" which is the restaurant's speciality. The interior is modern, clean, light and airy but the food is as traditional as it can be. Prices are reasonable considering its location and there is a large selection of wines to choose – it doubles as a wine bar.

Monday: 12h00 – 13h00, Tuesday – Sunday: 12h00 – 15h00/19h00 – 22h30
Avenida João Franco 5050-226 Peso da Régua, Portugal.
41º 09' 40.7" N | 07º 47' 26.6" W
+351 254 313 367
gatopreto@netcabo.pt | Website


Tasca da Quinta

Tasca da Quinta

Located in one of the oldest streets of Peso da Régua this small establishment delivers good ol' fashioned authentic Portuguese cuisine in a genuine homely atmosphere. Choose from a selection of petiscos (tapas) or full meals, both at reasonable prices. But leave room for their tasty desserts. Nice choice of boutique wines on offer, the staff are wonderfully friendly and more than happy to assist you selecting an accompanying drink. There's limited space, so advance booking is advisable.

Monday: CLOSED, Tuesday – Sunday: 19h00 - 23h00, Saturday: 12h30 – 15h00/19h00 – 23h00
42 Rua Marques de Pombal, Peso Da Regua 5050-282 Portugal.
41º 09' 41.9" N | 07º 47' 24.7" W
+351 918 754 102
tascadaquinta@gmail.com

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98km (61 miles) East of Porto along the A4.
Latitude - 41º 09' 41.9" N Longitude - 07º 47' 24.7" W

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Regular trains to Peso da Régua from Porto São Bento, use the Regional train service (comboios regionais) Linha do Douro: Train Timetable | Comboios de Portugal Website

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