1. It is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Santa Cruz do Douro, considered one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Valley, is situated on the edge of the granitic zone and bordering the oldest demarcated wine region in the world.
2. Near by, Quinta da Covela (once owned by filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira) is worth a visit. Dated from the 16th century, it offers excellent wine and scenic views.
3. The route starts at the Tormes railway station and ends up at the manor house that hosts the Eça de Queiróz Foundation.
4. From the Ancede Monastery to the pretty churches and chapels, Roman roads, typical villages, and local crafts, there are lots of reasons to visit Baião.
5. In Régua, the center of the Douro, the beautiful building overlooking the rivers marginal, is the new ex-libris of the city.
6. Dont miss the traditional smokehouse meat, the lamb with rice roasted in a wood oven and the Arouquesa veal steak.