Hotel Rural Casa dos Viscondes da Varzea

Varzea de Abrunhais, Lamego, Northern Portugal, 5100-878, Portugal | 4 star hotel
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The Gist of the Schist-Douro Geology & Gastronomy

A travel blog entry by friesendm


... in the Douro area. That revelation led to a geological discussion between Scott and Hugo about schist and how it is formed, whether it is volcanic (not), whether is it metamorphic (it is), and so on. The discussion devolved when Scott started wisecracking about getting the “gist of the schist” and “how schist happens in the Douro”. Hugo had been sharing earlier how Portuguese in this corner of the north was full of ...

Cruising the Douro...Banned from Captain's Table

A travel blog entry by friesendm


... for meals. The largest nationality represented is German, a number are Portuguese, a few are British, and then there are a half dozen Americans. As usual, Europeans tend to dress more formally. This is by and large an older group, which skews the attire even more to the proper and formal side of the scale.

You are probably not surprised to hear that the chic factor is not given a lot of thought by WAI guides, especially on scouting trips. So ...


A travel blog entry by antonian81


We didnt stop for lunch but continued through these beautiful undulating hills covered in vines and as we got higher olives and almonds eventually reaching the town of Meda. The main part of town appears to have been built very recently with a new ring road that circumnavigates it. In the centre there is a rocky outcrop with a campanile and a statue of 'our lady'. The ...


A travel blog entry by antonian81


... getting more stunning the houses less frequent until we leave the vinho Verdi and reach the Porto area but not before Peso de Regua a large town on the Douro with a wine Museum which sadly we didnt visit and a lunch after a walk around the town. We had the opportunity to stay there on an aire but decided to head on up river to Pinhao. Pinhao is not large, it has a railway station at its core covered in typical portugese style scenes. The Main Street ...

Port Wine

A travel blog entry by diggerpat


Woke up in the morning with a Graham's Winery brochure under the windscreen wiper. Sweet! Had a bit of trouble finding the place, up a maze of narrow streets, the critical one closed and dug up for a recobble. Seems all the original port wineries are in the same quarter of town, beautiful old buildings, narrow streets, all offering tours and tastings. Graham's winery ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Varzea de Abrunhais, Lamego, is near Se (Cathedral) and Museu de Grao Vasco.
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