CASA DE GOUVÃES

experiences

Magnífico Douro

We are so used to see the typical Rabelo boats floating in the Douro River. They are a part of its history. These picturesque boats invite you to a trip along the vineyards and Quintas, in a smooth run throughout the water. For those who prefer speed, there is also[…]

DouroVilla – Wine House in Pinhão

In the village of Pinhão, you can find a beautiful wine shop with high quality products. The different varieties of wines deserve a tasting to select the ones you prefer and the choice will be difficult… The Port is absolute must! And the olive oil and honey, with unique features,[…]

Douro Sky Experience

Imagine the Douro Valley: scenic roads, small villages and paths, terraces of vineyards, the elegant shapes of the river, the unique beauty of a World Heritage Site… Now imagine capturing these landscapes from the sky. Are you fond of heights? Then this is the right experience for you. MONUMENTAL DOURO[…]

Quinta do Bomfim

Quinta do Bomfim is one of the Douro Valley’s finest vineyards and it represents the heart of the company’s greatest Ports, having provided the main structure for Dow’s Vintages since it was acquired in 1896. The property is situated in the centre of the best wine-producing area, which offers an[…]

Quinta do Tedo

In the heart of Alto Douro, surrounded by terraced vineyards that climb high above the dramatic confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers, sits an eighteenth-century estate, Quinta do Tedo. Experience a visit to the quinta to taste the wines, Ports and olive oil. Personalized technical tours of the facilities and[…]

Quinta de La Rosa

The Bergqvist family has been in the port trade as shippers since 1815 and was one of the first quintas in the Douro Valley to make table wine from indigenous port grape varieties. This labor and experience of so many years throughout generations, results in distinguished wines that achieved a[…]

Quinta da Avessada

Situated in the demarcated Douro Region, in the vineyard village of Favaios, Quinta da Avessada is an ancient site producing Douro wines. Enoteca Quinta da Avessada is an interactive museum celebrating the history and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region. It shows all the stages of wine production from planting[…]

Quinta do Pôpa

Visiting the Douro Valley demands a close approach to its wines. The charming Quinta do Pôpa, in Tabuaço, suggests a visit that includes the winery, wine cellar and basements. You are invited to taste the Quinta’s wines in the wine store or in one of the exterior sites overlooking the[…]

Quinta do Crasto

Located on the right bank of the Douro River, between Régua and Pinhão, Quinta do Crasto offers a wide range of enotourism programs, tailor made for each visitor: wine tasting, a lunch or dinner in the Quinta and the possibility to combine the program with a river cruise. All the[…]

Quinta do Seixo

Quinta do Seixo is one of the biggest estates of Sogrape in the region, producing both Port and Douro Doc Wines. The visit to the property includes a guided tour to the winery, wine cellar and the robotic wine press. For a clear picture of the complex work here developed,[…]

Quinta do Panascal

Do you prefer wandering along the vineyards walking at your own pace, admiring the breathtaking sceneries and taking your time wherever you want? Then Quinta do Panascal is a good option by using the audio-guide system that includes an entrance in the secular wine press. The tasting of 3 Port[…]

Quinta Nova

In Quinta Nova Winery House you can taste a good wine or experience the local gastronomy just everywhere. Take a walk through the gardens, by the pool or stay a while at the Wine bar terrace. There’s a winter garden and a children’s playroom. You can’t miss the historic sites[…]

Minibus sightseeing tour

In Pinhão you have the possibility to hop in a sightseeing tour through the Douro hills. The destination is Quinta das Carvalhas, where the “curva 3” and “Casa Redonda” are two must stop sites. From here you will experience a breathtaking view, at 550m altitude. The visit includes a tasting[…]

Provesende – Handcraft Loja Amarela

Provesende is situated close to the river Douro, between Pinhão and Sabrosa and about a fifteen minute drive from Vila Real.  It is a really charming Douro village perched high on the hills above the Douro river with spectacular views down the Pinhão valley. Provesende has a beautiful church in the[…]

Douro à Vela

Sailing in the Douro River is a pleasant conversation. Listen to the endless stories that the river wants to tell you and find out the intimacy between the overwhelming landscape and the eternal mirror in the water. On board of the sailboat Libertu’s, you are to choose: a picnic with[…]

Pipadouro

For you, who likes luxury river cruises, we suggest a trip on board a vintage boat managed by Pipadouro. Let yourself go and feel the charm of the decades of 50 and 60. Live moments of pure elegance overlooking the beauty of the Douro River. Do you prefer an exquisite[…]

Historic Train

Do you remember the historic train, with wooden carriages and that impressive locomotive? Well, it’s back in the Douro Valley in summer time for one of the most beautiful rail routes in the world. From Régua to Tua and a stopover in Pinhão, the journey is enhanced by typical music[…]

Naturimont

How about an adventure? If you enjoy a close approach to nature in a bike ride or canoeing, a 4×4 tour or the challenge of rafting, Douro has it all to offer. Naturimont suggests a great range of adventure activities, so healthy and providing unique moments in contact with the[…]

Naturwaterpark

Douro offers you an adventure park and a water park together, where you can have lots of outdoor activities for grown ups and children. The water park is awesome for the summer days when you can slide in great style to the swimming pools. In the adventure park you will[…]

Route of Viewpoints in the Douro Valley

Following the Route of the Viewpoints, you will discover the most stunning sceneries of the Douro Valley, a World Heritage Site. The natural beauty of the vineyards, the river, the mountains and the villages is enhanced when observed from one of the 14 viewpoints suggested: Miradouro de São Silvestre –[…]

Museu do Douro

Mission: preserve, study, exhibit and understanding the Douro Valley. Everything turns around the main activity of the region: viticulture. They are so many the generations that gave heart and soul to this land. The identity of Douro is here well represented and invites you to a visit that will offer[…]

Museu de Lamego

In the former Episcopal Palace of Lamego, there is today a museum that has kept all its palatial trace. A wide collection with an exceptional heritage value is here gathered, particularly the “national treasures”. Historic paintings, tapestries, frescoes in the chapel’s ceiling, are just a few examples of the many[…]

Museu do Côa

Over thousands of years, the schist rocks along the Côa valley have been converted into art canvases, being used for engravings that are the legacy of our ancestors’ creative instinct. These magnificent open-air panels, that bury the old myth of rock art only existing in caves, can be observed in[…]

Casa de Mateus

The Foundation of Casa de Mateus, in Vila Real, is one of the most active cultural institutions in the country. Built during the first half of the 18th century, its baroque architecture, of Italian influence, is assigned to Nicolau Nasoni for the resemblance in style with other buildings of this famous[…]

Torga Museum

Torga Museum is a place of art, culture and literature, with the purpose of reminding and preserving the work of one of the greatest Portuguese writers of the 20th century, but also attesting his profound connection with the Douro Valley and Trás-os-Montes, that spread the identity of the region abroad.[…]

Rota das Tascas

The Douro Valley is very proud of its wide offer of traditional gastronomy. The recently created “Rota das Tascas” (route of taverns) confirms the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of the local products and old recipes. This initiative gathers several typical restaurants of the region that privilege authenticity and[…]

DOC Restaurant

DOC is an open window over the stunning landscape of the Douro Valley de to its location, in the riverside between Régua and Pinhão. Signed by the Chef Rui Paula, the DOC’s cooking brings back the old memories of the regional recipes, now with the Chef’s personal modern inspiration. Always[…]

Papas Zaide Typical Restaurant

In this typical restaurant the regional gastronomy is a constant pleasure and always full of flavor. The place is genuine and familiar, with simple and friendly attending. You must try the specialties: “joelho de porca assado no forno com vinho do Porto”, “arroz de pato à moda antiga”, “papas de[…]

Aneto & Table Restaurant

In the old Railway Station of Régua we will find this well decorated place, with a modern cuisine and pleasant atmosphere. Amongst tapas, some well-prepared dishes and wine tastings, the hard thing is to choose… The flavours are very intense and everything looks great, tempting us to want to taste[…]

Cozinha da Clara Restaurant

In the emblematic Quinta da la Rosa, the Cozinha da Clara restaurant focuses on Portuguese cuisine, with local and seasonal products, but complementing and not forgetting the gastronomic heritage of the Bergqvist family, with the recipes of grandmother Claire. The executive chef, Pedro Cardoso, has worked in the Douro for[…]

Castas & Pratos Restaurant

In the former warehouse of the railway company in Régua, Castas & Pratos presents a modern and creative gastronomy, giving a special touch to the regional flavours. You can choose between menus of tapas, pastas and vegetarian. The wine bottles line the walls inviting you to a taste. The restaurant includes[…]

Rabelo Restaurant – Vintage House Hotel

With a classic and selected atmosphere, the dining room is pure charm and style. This award-winning restaurant offers à la Carte service with flavors of the region, always with a touch of imagination and sophisticated service. The Chef recommends “galeto estufado com recheio de alheira e lombarda”. The terrace overlooking[…]

Veladouro Restaurant

In Pinhão, by the riverside, we suggest Veladouro Restaurant, a pleasant and cozy place with a terrace overlooking the beautiful landscape of vineyards and the river. The excellent recipes of Veladouro have been prized in gastronomic contests of the region and stands out by the traditional cooking of river and[…]

Toca da Raposa Restaurant

In the center of Ervedosa do Douro you find Toca da Raposa, a place where cooking is inspired in traditions, recovering old recipes with a touch of innovation. One thing is for sure: Douro is present in every dish. The crusty “alheira”, “arroz de salpicão” and “meada de cabrito” are[…]

O Constantino Restaurant

In S. Martinho de Anta, Sabrosa, O Constantino Restaurant has portuguese regional cooking and italian gastronomy. The pure and genuine  recipes like “cabritinho assado” are enhanced by the wide woodstove that also gives a special flavor to the pizzas and lasagnas. If you prefer a good grilled steak, you must[…]

Route of the wine-producing villages

In the slopes of the Douro Valley there are six wine producing villages that stand out for their cultural and historic richness: Barcos, Favaios, Provesende, Salzedas, Trevões and Ucanha. They are must visit sites, for their unique features, gastronomy and surrounding nature. Every year a festival occurs in these villages,[…]

Lugar das Letras

If you are staying in Casa de Gouvães but you need more bedrooms, Lugar das Letras is your answer, as it’s just a few steps away and it shares the same management and staff. Both villas may gather for the same group of guests, with the capacity of 7 rooms and the[…]