I found the book "Port and the Douro" by Richard Mason, Faber & Faber
London-New York, ISBN 0-571-19522-9. to be a very good guide about Port
wine, Port Wine making and the Douro Region in general.
The Douro river can be travelled by tourist boat from Oporto up to the
Spanish border, in practice to Pocinho.
From your address I presume you're Italian, so you would be able to
read/understand Portuguese. In that case
gives you a list of all sites offering boat trips. Don't forget however,
there is also a railway along the Douro from Porto to Pocinho which makes
for a nice alternative for at least part of the journey.
As far as cities go, you would want to stop at Regua and Pinhao.
I don't have experience with those boat trips; I just live there and have my
own boat ;-)
HTH, greetings from the Douro region
rob van lopik
> First of all, excuse me for misspelling previously the Port wine word.
> I am planning a trip to the Douro region.
> Can you all please tell me anythign related to tourism in that area
> and Port wines too.
> I want to travel by boat the Douro river, from what city to what city
> is the longest distance I can travel by boat? YOu know any boat
> companies or websites you have used before I can refer too ?
> What are the best Port wine wineries to visit?
> What is the best Port wine guide book ?
> What is a very good book on the entire Port wine region ?
> What are the cities I should stop by and visit during the Douro trip
> travelling ?
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