If you are looking for a fabulous place to stay in Portugal, I highly recommend Casa do Visconde de Chanceleiros near Pinhao up the Duoro River Valley. Ursula, Adeladie and the staff will make you feel very at home.
Beautiful suites and cottages – with fabulous gardens tended with love and attention. Roses, roses, everywhere. Molly, the English bulldog, to entertain.
Beautiful place from which to enjoy the views of the vineyards spreading out across the hills.
Take a ride on a rubella (the ancient boats used to transport the port wine down the river for export). Sip a few glasses of port wine – everywhere you go or on your visits to the neighboring qintas (wineries).