“Given your own contributions of commentary on history, local culture, and the remarkable places you’ve found for people to stay over and dine, what you offer could be described as a work of art.” Haydon, Virginia, USA.

ENDORSED BY BURNHAM GUIDES      www.burnhamguides.com

We offer two expeditions. One is 10 days (Itinerary I) and the other is 6 days (Itinerary II). Regardless of which Expedition you chose you will not be disappointed. Please ask us if you need help to decide.

THIS YEAR WE ARE OFFERING STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING AS AN ALTERNATIVE ON MOST DAYS ON BOTH OUR TRIPS. WE ALSO ARE OFFERING THE POSSIBILITY OF TAKING A DAY OFF THE RIVER TO HIKE, VISIT A WINERY OR VISIT A MUSEUM.

Our 10 day Expedition: Paddle across Portugal from Spain to the Sea (Itinerary I)

Visit three World Heritage Sites in ten days and nine nights filled with mystery, beauty, history, nature and gastronomy. This is the Douro River Expedition. The Douro River is an extraordinary place, magical some people say. High steep banks that in many places are sheer granite walls raising several hundred feet. In other places the very steep banks are terraced through many years of hard work. In fact many of these terraces were first created by the Romans when they were raising grapes to make wine sent to all the Roman Empire. In parts, the terraced mountainsides stretch as far as we can see.

The Douro River brings life to all it passes and in Portugal this life is very much alive as you will experience if you join us. We start in the World Heritage Site of the landscapes of the Alto Douro Wine Region and continue through another World Heritage Site of Prehistoric Rock Art in the Coa Valley. Continuing our journey we live and operate according to the traditional Environmentalist Creed; “Take only pictures and leave only footprints”. We are not tourists, we are travelers. We go down the Douro River to observe, learn and enjoy. Making new friends as we go along. We end our expedition in Porto, the third World Heritage Site.

IT WON’T SEEM POSSIBLE FOR OUR FORMER CLIENTS BUT BOTH OUR 5 NIGHT 6 DAY AS WELL AS OUR 9 NIGHT 10 DAY TRIPS HAVE BEEN IMPROVED FOR 2016.  

Our 6 day Expedition of the Upper Douro Wine Region declared a UNESCO  World Heritage site : (Itinerary II)

This expedition of five nights and six days, combines the city of Porto with its wine cellars and Art Deco, the famous train line “Linha do Douro” the Douro Valley, the prehistoric rock engravings of Foz Coa, the towns of Foz Coa, Pinhao and Peso da Regua, the small hill top village of Sao Xisto and paddling the Douro River to unite all the above.

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