Not only is the Douro the oldest wine region in the world, but it’s also celebrated as one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. Located near Porto, Douro Valley is home to lush green landscapes and slopes. Rich with thriving vineyards and wine estates, this is the birthplace of the famed port wine. Beautiful Porto, with its layers of buildings and located on the Douro River, is the main gateway to the region. Packed with historical attractions and medieval streets, Porto is a green city with many parks, charming squares, and student atmosphere. Admire Clerigos Church with its iconic bell tower, take a sunset cruise on the river, or take the opportunity to taste port wine. Methods of travel to the Douro Valley vary, but one of the best ways is by boat. As you approach the Douro Valley, you'll get an exclusive view of breathtaking lush hills and vineyards. You can also travel by train, with the Linha do Douro/Douro route contending as one of the most scenic rail journeys in all of Europe.