Departure from: Lisbon (your city center hotel).
Created in 1756 during the government of the Marquis of Pombal, as the first demarcated and regulated region in the world, Alto Douro Vinhateiro is an exceptional example of a traditional region that lives around the wine production, be it the famous port wine, of the latest high quality table wines.
All these wines come from the terraces that surround the Douro river and its tributaries, where shale walls support wings of vines loaded with clusters of white grape or ink.
Not only the landscape is changed by the production of wine, but also the rhythm of life of the Douro.
If winter is marked by calm and tranquility, which seems to appear on bare vines, the transition from summer to autumn brings the hustle and bustle of harvesting, with a descent and climb of baskets and pruning shears, on the slopes peopled by laborers. Recognizing the importance of the landscape and the traditional activities of wine production, in 2001, UNESCO classified it as World Heritage as 24 600 hectares of the Alto Douro Wine Region, spread over 13 municipalities.
Through this route you can discover beautiful belvederes of Alto Douro Vinhateiro.
The vineyards are a constant in the landscape, but in addition to the vineyards other elements such as the Douro river, the mountains, the fields and the villages stand out.
The fauna and flora are other highlights, which can be seen from the belvedere overlooking the Peso da Régua and the Douro River. From this point one can observe the curve that the river makes when arriving at the city of oPorto, the three bridges and the Dam of Bagaúste.
The vineyard is present around the city, as well as some olive trees at the end of different properties. It is also possible to observe the rocky mountain where the viewpoint of São Domingos in Armamar is located, as well as several villages in this region.