If you want to learn more about port wine, then make a day trip to the Douro Valley. An attractive route of 120km (75 miles) along the winding river the Douro, takes you to the lovely villages from Porto to Pinhao and Tabuaço. From here you can follow the wine route, “Rota do Vinho do Porto”, along with dazzling viewpoints. Start at the Quinta do Seixo, a winery located on a mountain slope. They provide one of the best-known port brand, Sandeman. During their tour, you can learn how the Portuguese wines from the Douro Valley are transformed to port. Take on the way back a detour north, past the vineyards of wine house Mateus to the first capital of Portugal, Guimarães. Enjoy the authentic atmosphere in the alleys of its beautiful historic center.