Casa do Visconde de Chanceleiros
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This morning we were treated to another wonderful hosted breakfast waited upon by our most gracious host Augusta. We also met two other guests Christina and Clarina from France. We all decided to follow our hosts suggested program for the day which commenced with a train trip further up stream to Pinhao. The line followed the river bounded by terraced vineyards in autumn hues. We arrived at the train station and discovered more tiled murals. ...
Today we departed early to catch our cruise up the Douro River to Regua. The Douro Valley is well known as a wine growing area. It was threatening rain but fortunately it held off until we were aboard. It then rained on and off for the rest of the day, but the boat was cosy and comfortable. We arrived with plenty of time before departure and while waiting met a great couple who had just completed The Camino Frances, Jennifer and Bob. We spent the rest of the day sharing ...
... Baroque style, no corridors and perfect symmetry. Continuing on to the Pinhao region we reach Quinta de Avessada for dinner. We are greeted by Fado music makers and Mr. Bean, the owner. Sipping his wine, nibbling on bread with maramalada and/or cheese we watch the sun set in this wondrous valley. Local and simple food is served, sausages, pork, cabbage and bean soup, chicken , then a herd mentality as dessert is announced. Sleepy bus as we meet our boat in ...
It was harvest time and we were lucky that they just arrived with the grapes during our wine tasting at our quinta. Afterwards we drove around to visit orther estates and just enjoyed the beautiful scenery. The evening we had a lovely dinner at our ...
... was married to the king of Castile.
The castle was also the route taken by pilgrims traveling to Santiago de Compostela. Local history has it that St. Francis of Assisi spent the night here on his pilgrimage to the tomb of St. James.
As our tourbus traveled the path to Barca d’Abra and the Queen Isabel. There the captain’s gala dinner was planned to celebrate both the end of our river cruise and to pay tribute to the American Fourth of ...