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New Year's Eve in Douro: 5 reasons to celebrate in one of Portugal’s most beautiful regions

Updated: Nov 2

With the end of 2022 just around the corner, we give you 5 reasons to celebrate New Year's Eve in Douro, one of the most emblematic regions of Portugal.

In addition to offering several options for holiday villas in the Douro Valley, Feel Discovery gives you some suggestions of experiences that will certainly make your 2022 New Year's Eve unforgettable!


Discover 5 reasons why Douro is the ideal choice to start the new year on the right foot.


1. The indescribable beauty of the Alto Douro Wine Region


A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, the Alto Douro Wine Region is the oldest regulated wine-growing region in the world. A landscape characterized by the steep slopes along the Douro River that you will not want to miss!



2. Wine tastings


Cradle of Port Wine, a visit to one of the numerous farms in the region is one of the must-have experiences for anyone visiting the Douro Valley. Quinta da Pacheca, one of our specialized partners in the area offers various activities, including the famous wine tastings.



3. Gastronomy


In addition to wine, food is also one of the biggest highlights of the region. With a very extensive offer, which will make your New Year's Eve in Douro an unforgettable gastronomic experience. From restaurants overlooking the river like DOC – Chef Rui Paula to more urban options like Aneto & Table or Castas e Pratos, right in the center of Peso da Régua.



4. Boat Trips in the Douro River


One of the best activities to do in this region is, without a doubt, a boat trip on the Douro river. An experience that you can enjoy throughout the year and that will allow you to be dazzled by the enigmatic landscapes of the region.


5. Viewpoints


If we talk about Douro, we also talk about the numerous viewpoints where it is possible to have a totally different perspective of the landscapes. The viewpoint of São Leonardo da Galafura or Casal de Loivos are mandatory stops.


Places to stay in the Douro valley

Feel Discovery has a selection of holiday villas with pool to rent in Douro, ideal for a New Year's Eve with family or friends.

Get to know some of them.



Douro Janja


Rural tourism house with 4 bedrooms, located in the heart of Armamar, with access to several shops and restaurants, where you can experience one of the country's best gastronomic offers. It has an outdoor dining space, as well as a private pool.



Maçã Douro


Holiday villa with 4 bedrooms, saltwater pool in Armamar. Surrounded by an orchard, this property offers the guest the tranquility characteristic of a country house.



Alvim's Douro


Villa surrounded by vineyards, with 3 bedrooms, located in Folgosa, with stunning views of the Douro River. Waking up surrounded by vineyards and feeling the true essence of the Douro. An unforgettable experience for all of those who wish to discover this region.



Douro Cherry


Luxury property with 3 bedrooms, located in Resende with panoramic river views. Douro Cherry offers its guest a different perspective of the Douro valley region

Luxury and tranquility come together in harmony in this property with heated pool.