Featured holiday Douro wine region walking holiday Portugal

7 nights/6 walking days
This is a 7-night self-guided walking holiday in the Portuguese Douro wine region, one of the most dramatic in Europe with its patchwork of vineyards that hug the terraced steep sides of the Douro valley and its tributaries. The landscape is full of olives and orange trees too, and then higher up rare coppices and brushwood. There are white-walled villages, typical of the region, often mediaeval in origin, and quintas, the wine-estates, which you can visit as you move through the region. You stay in 3- and 4-star hotels and guest houses, typical of the region, some traditional and some contemporary. The walk is a moderate grade, days are not too long but some walking experience is advisable.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Dinner with drinks days 2 and 3
  • Packed lunches days 2 to 6
  • Luggage transfer between hotels and to Pinhao station on day 7
  • Private transfer from Porto airport to Campanha train station
  • Private transfer from Porto hotel to airport on day 8
  • GPS tracks using the app Ride with GPS (you need a smartphone)
  • Roadbook with detailed route descriptions
  • English-speaking emergency assistance 24 hours a day

Portugal's Douro Valley wine region self-guided walking holiday with 7 nights and luggage transfer

Highlights

Porto • Pinhao • Pinhao River • Vilarinho de Sao Romao • Celeiros • Favaios • Alijo • Casal de Loivos • Douro River

Walking information

Average between 4-10 miles/6-16 kms per walking day • Average of between 2 and 5 hours’ walking per day • Moderate grade • Recommended March to October • Some hiking experience is advisable

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for seven nights.

From about

£1,010 1 Mar-30 Apr, 16 Oct-31 Oct

£1,100 1 May-15 Oct

Holiday Code CWPO01

Additional nights can be added before, after or during the tour.

Portugal's Douro Valley wine region self-guided walking holiday with 7 nights and luggage transfer

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for seven nights.

From about

£1,010 1 Mar-30 Apr, 16 Oct-31 Oct

£1,100 1 May-15 Oct

Holiday Code CWPO01

Additional nights can be added before, after or during the tour.

Our prices include ● Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
● Dinner with drinks on days 2 and 3
● Packed lunches days 2 to 6
● Luggage transfer between hotels and to Pinhao station on day 7
● Private transfer from Porto airport to Campanha train station
● Private transfer from Porto hotel to airport on day 8
● GPS tracks using the app Ride with GPS (you need a smartphone)
● Roadbook with detailed route descriptions
● English-speaking emergency assistance 24 hours a day

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for seven nights.

From about

£1,010 1 Mar-30 Apr, 16 Oct-31 Oct

£1,100 1 May-15 Oct

Holiday Code CWPO01

Additional nights can be added before, after or during the tour.

Our prices include • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
• Dinner with drinks on days 2 and 3
• Packed lunches days 2 to 6
• Luggage transfer between hotels and to Pinhao station on day 7
• Private transfer from Porto airport to Campanha train station
• Private transfer from Porto hotel to airport on day 8
• GPS tracks using the app Ride with GPS (you need a smartphone)
• Roadbook with detailed route descriptions
• English-speaking emergency assistance 24 hours a day

The journey and how you get there The nearest airport for the start and end of the tour is Porto. You then need to book a train from Porto to Pinhao for the first day and returning in the afternoon of the seventh day.
Transport is not included in the holiday price, other than the transfers mentioned and luggage transfer.

Portugal's Douro Valley wine region self-guided walking holiday with 7 nights and luggage transfer

These are examples of the accommodation used - a mixture of 3-star and 4-star hotels, as well as guest houses of charm and character. Because some of the accommodation have a limited number of rooms, alternatives may be offered at the time of booking. Hotels Pinhao: LBV Hotel Vilarinho de Sao Romao: Casa de Vilarinho de Sao Romao Alijo: Pousada Barao de Forrester Casal de Loivos: Casa de Casal de Loivos Porto: Hotel Porto Trindade
Hotels included in this tour

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for seven nights.

From about

£1,010 1 Mar-30 Apr, 16 Oct-31 Oct

£1,100 1 May-15 Oct

Holiday Code CWPO01

Additional nights can be added before, after or during the tour.

Our prices include • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
• Dinner with drinks on days 2 and 3
• Packed lunches days 2 to 6
• Luggage transfer between hotels and to Pinhao station on day 7
• Private transfer from Porto airport to Campanha train station
• Private transfer from Porto hotel to airport on day 8
• GPS tracks using the app Ride with GPS (you need a smartphone)
• Roadbook with detailed route descriptions
• English-speaking emergency assistance 24 hours a day

The journey and how you get there The nearest airport for the start and end of the tour is Porto. You then need to book a train from Porto to Pinhao for the first day and returning in the afternoon of the seventh day.
Transport is not included in the holiday price, other than the transfers mentioned and luggage transfer.

Holiday prices

Holiday prices
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room
Date
1 Mar 2021-30 Apr 2021 £1,010
1 May 2021-15 Oct 2021 £1,100
16 Oct 2021-31 Oct 2021 £1,010

Supplements
Supplements are per person in total
Description Date
Single room 1 Mar 2021-30 Apr 2021 £340
Single room 1 May 2021-15 Oct 2021 £400
Single room 16 Oct 2021-31 Oct 2021 £340



Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room for seven nights.

From about

£1,010 1 Mar-30 Apr, 16 Oct-31 Oct

£1,100 1 May-15 Oct

Holiday Code CWPO01

Additional nights can be added before, after or during the tour.

Our prices include • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
• Dinner with drinks on days 2 and 3
• Packed lunches days 2 to 6
• Luggage transfer between hotels and to Pinhao station on day 7
• Private transfer from Porto airport to Campanha train station
• Private transfer from Porto hotel to airport on day 8
• GPS tracks using the app Ride with GPS (you need a smartphone)
• Roadbook with detailed route descriptions
• English-speaking emergency assistance 24 hours a day

The journey and how you get there The nearest airport for the start and end of the tour is Porto. You then need to book a train from Porto to Pinhao for the first day and returning in the afternoon of the seventh day.
Transport is not included in the holiday price, other than the transfers mentioned and luggage transfer.

Portugal's Douro Valley wine region self-guided walking holiday with 7 nights and luggage transfer

Facts in brief

Capital Lisbon
Airport There are international airports at Lisbon, Porto and Faro, served by a variety of airlines from the UU.
Size 35,000 sq. miles
Population 10 million