Douro River Cruise
Portugal’s Douro River Valley was built on wine. Evidence of its widespread viticulture is everywhere. Hillside vineyards are overseen by grand manor houses. Barcos rabelos, laden with casks, bob on the Douro’s current. The city of Porto prospered by exporting countless crates of wine tinged with brandy, the now famous vintage known as port. Today, some 80 riverside wine lodges still age and fortify ports from tawny to white, the best of Portugal in a glass.