A lush valley road deeply carved into a carefully terraced vineyard landscape, this route is among the most breathtaking wine roads on the planet.
Not surprisingly, the Port Wine Route is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It begins in the historic city of Porto and follows the banks of the Douro River. In addition to photo-worthy views at every turn, the route offers visitors the chance to taste from each of the famed Port houses as well as experience Portuguese still wines.
Although the road is easily navigable by car, the scenery might best be appreciated by a riverboat tour. Visitors may want to consider visiting the Port Houses in Gaia (the city across the river from Porto where port wines are aged and stored) for a tasting experience. Then, continue to the Douro by boat for some of the best views of this history-steeped land.
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