Portugal, Day 13 – Douro River Tour

Wine on The River Cruise - How Delightful!

Time for a rest day. We wake up early and walk down to the Douro river docks to our cruiser. We scheduled an all inclusive tour; river boat cruise, tour a winery in the Douro valley, then take the train back. We were excited for a nice relaxing day and to taste the wines of this famous region!

Start of the Cruise!
Dennis on Porto River CruiseClare on Porto River Cruise

The First Big Lock
Clare & Dennis at a River Lock

Cruiser Boat Inside the Lock
The Boat In Front of Us

It’s Warming Up Nicely!
Enjoying Our Cruise Up Porto River

At a Winery. Their wine actually wasn’t all that great, so I purposely didn’t take the name. The tour was nice though.
Dennis at a Porto River Valley Winery

An Artsy Shot of the Bottles
Wine Selection

The Grape Crusher
Grape Crusher Vat

Inside the Winery
Inside a Portuguese Winery

After Trying to Lift an Empty Barrel! They weigh 40 kilos!
Clare After Trying to Lift a Wine Barrel

The train ride back to Porto kinda sucked. The train was dirty and the heater was spewing out smoke, so it was a horrible ride back. Rather than taking the train, I would recommend staying in the Douro River valley at any one of the nice B&Bs and then taking the cruise or a private ride back rather than taking that train.

We got back to our hotel a little late that evening and prepared for our journey back to Lisbon.

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