Wine Tours in Porto and Douro
We focus on private and luxury wine-guided tours. You will have the opportunity to travel through the Douro valley with a certified Portuguese sommelier and tourism graduate guide. This person has more than a decade experience in wine and tourism and has a passion for the Douro. You can modify any of our programs to suit your preferences. Tours are limited to 7 people, but we can accommodate larger groups if necessary.
Douro ValleyVila Real Vila Real District 5000-254Portugal
About Vila Real
Vila Real (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvilɐ ʁiˈal] (listen)) is the capital and largest city of the Vila Real District, in the North region. It is also the seat of the Douro intermunicipal community and of the Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro historical province. The Vila Real municipality covers an area of 378.80 square kilometres (146.26 sq mi) and is home to an estimated population of 49,574 (2021), of which about 29,000 live in the urban area (2021).The city is located in a plateau 450 m (1,510 ft) high, over the promontory formed by the gorges of the Corgo and Cabril rivers, where the oldest part of town (Vila Velha) is located, framed by the escarpments of the Corgo gorge. The Alvão and Marão mountains overlook the town on the northwest and southwest side, respectively, rising up to 1,400 m (4,600 ft). With over seven hundred years of existence, the city was once known as the "royal court of Trás-os-Montes" due to the high number of manors bearing coats of arms and family crests, atesting the presence of noble figures that established in the city by influence of the Marquis of Vila Real, the most powerful aristocratic house in Portugal, during the 16th and 17th centuries, after the Dukes of Braganza and the Dukes of Aveiro.
Neighborhoods in Vila Real, Vila Real District
Abambres, Abobeleira, Arnal, Assento, Bacelar, Bairro Dr. Sá Carneiro, Bairro da Carvalha, Bairro da Pimenta, Bairro de Almodena, Bairro de Nossa Sra dos Prazeres, Bairro de Santa Maria, Bairro de Santo António, Bairro de São Vicente de Paula, Bairro do Calvário, Barroca
Things to do in Vila Real, Vila Real District
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