How to Visit

Are you planning to visit the Douro Valley? From Quinta do Vallado to Niepoort, we’ll happily act as your advisors for your trip to ensure a smooth, adventurous and moreover unforgettable time in our region along the Douro river.

Arrival

 

 

Book your flight arriving to Oporto Airport (OPO) in Northern Portugal. You can get here easily by making a pit stop in Lisbon, Madrid or Frankfurt/Main.

From there on, we recommend renting a car, which offers you flexibility and freedom to discover our valley. If renting a car is not an option, you can also take a taxi (Prices vary, but a one-way-trip to the Douro Valley will cost you about 120,- Euros) or go by train (it is however rather infrequent, and won’t get you to every Quinta).

It’s also very convenient to start from Porto and go straight on the highway to Vila Nova de Foz Côa (2 hours and 15 minutes), if you want to start your visit at Quinta do Vale Meão or Casa do Rio (Quinta do Vallado). Our tip? Stay at least 2 and ½ days, so you can have a relaxed journey, visit two Quintas per day and truly grasp the beauty of our Valley along the Douro river.

Navigating through the Douro Valley

 

Our hills are steep, and you will certainly have to drive many serpentines before you can enjoy an ideal view of our vineyards. We therefore advise you to rent a small car.

If you travel in a larger group, please keep in mind to rent a small bus. The streets in the picturesque middle section of the Douro Valley are often narrow and we want you to stay safe while visiting us!

If you go by bus, beware of legal requirements: A bus driver needs to have a 12-hour break overnight. This is tracked by a device and inspections are very strict. If you want to have shorter breaks, please talk to your bus company in advance.

If you want to come from Porto by train, you can book a ticket to Quinta do Vallado (train station Peso da Régua), Quinta do Crasto (Ferrão) and Quinta do Vale Meão (Pocinho). We suggest to take a taxi or to organize a pickup with one of our wineries, as it’s still a little distance from the train stations.

Visit the Douro Boys

 

We are excited to welcome you at our wineries. Once you arrive in the Douro Valley, you can stay at some our wine hotels, taste our ports and wines and book tours directly with us!

However, we don’t all live in the Douro. To prevent you from waiting in front of closed gates, please let us know, when you want to come around to visit.

Although, our Quintas are all situated in the                                                              valley, the Douro river is long! So, please beware                                                      of the distances between some of the wineries.                                                          Find out the distances (and our favorite route)                                                    below:

 

Quinta do ValladoQuinta do Crasto
30km / 45 minutes

Quinta do CrastoQuinta do Vale Meão
130km / 2 hours

Quinta do Vale MeãoVan Zellers and Co.
65km / 1,5 hours

Van Zellers and Co.Quinta de Nápoles (Niepoort)
15km / 20 minutes

Quinta de Nápoles (Niepoort) ⇔ Quinta do Vallado
15km / 15 minutes

 

Are you planing on staying longer and want more tips on what to do? Check out tripadvisor for more activities and offers!.

Are you looking for an enlightening wine-discussion paired with a stay in one of the best and most architecturally pleasing hotels in the whole Douro? Then you have to visit the Ferreiras! Their passion for the region is contagious and you will not leave the valley without being impressed by the local cuisine with fruit and vegetables from their own garden.

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Vilarinho dos Freires
5050 - 364 Peso da Régua Portugal

Tel: +351 254 323147
Email: geral@quintadovallado.com
Web: www.quintadovallado.com

Some experts call Niepoort is the initiator of the modern Douro. Consequently, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to try his wines in their home. Although the gape elixir is always on their creative minds, you might catch one of the Niepoorts for an inspiring chat about their globally acclaimed wines.

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Quinta de Nápoles 
Niepoort Winery 
5110-543 Santo Adrião - Douro
 (GPS: 41°14’87.85”N / 7°64’30.94”W)

Tel. +351 223 777 770

Email: napoles@niepoort.pt
Web: www.niepoort.pt

Niepoort Wine Cellar 
Rua de Serpa Pinto, 278 4400-307
Vila Nova de Gaia - Porto
Tel: +351 223 777 770
Email: serpa.pinto@niepoort.pt

All Year: Prior reservation required 

In addition to the impressive quality of the wines, you won’t forget a meeting with the Roquettes: Their hospitality and joie de vivre, combined with the mystical location of the winery are an experience not to be missed!

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Gouvinhas
5060-063 Sabrosa
Portugal

Tel: +351 254 920 020
Email : crasto@quintadocrasto.pt
Web: www.quintadocrasto.pt

Cristiano van Zeller is one of the Douro Valley’s most important ambassadors. With great passion and convincing authority, he spins tales like no other. Cristiano is the communicator par excellence and leaves and indelible image of the Douro and its wines all over the world.

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EM502,
Portugal

Email: cristianovanzeller@vanzellersandco.com

You want to drink the same wine as the royalty of China? Then come and visit the Olazábals. Not only do they produce amazing and highly-rated wines, but you have to experience this diamond of a spot!

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Vila Nova de Foz Côa
5150-501 Vila Nova de Foz Côa
Portugal

Tel: +351 279 762 156
Email: geral@quintadovalemeao.pt
Web: www.quintadovalemeao.pt
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