CS Vintage House Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Babysitting service
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On Thursday morning we were on the road northwards shortly after 8.30am - earlier than planned. Due to the steep driveway out of the Camping Pelinos 77, we had taken Remy up on his offer of a tow out but he had overlooked that he had a hospital appointment later in the day, and was knocking on the door at 7.30am to apologise, so it would need to be sooner rather than later. We had time enough for a cuppa and bowl of cereal ...
... to walk up the 600+ stairs to the church for penance, we did not see the need for that so we took the bus up and walked down. I feel just as rewarded.
After lunch back at the Isabel, we were bussed to the Palace of Mateus, yes the maker of Mateus Rosé that we knew from long ago. It is still family owned. We toured the palace and the gardens, many are topiary.
Back on the bus to Quinta da Avessada vineyard for dinner high on a plateau at 600 metres. ...
... shank and last night pork tenderloin, all with tasty salads, soups and vegetables. Copius quantities of wine keep the conversation lively!
Today we visited the Quinta da Aveleda winery about 1/2 hour bus drive from the ship dock. It was formed in 1671 and is still owned and operated by the same family. After lunch we continued cruising through the Douro Valley toward Régua.
All for now,
... day. The King of Portugal had it built with the intention of it being the finest hotel in Europe but there was a revolution just before it was completed and Portugal became a republic. The bedrooms were completely rebuilt in 2006 but the wonderful public rooms and grand staircase were left untouched. We have a snack lunch and then go to the pool. In the evening we have a lovely dinner in the grand sining room and finish off with a port on the terrace as it is our last night in ...
... finally find the correct road (highway 222) to travel along the valley. We visited a large Quinta (winery) up a steep narrow two lane (home it would be a one lane road). It was a self guided tour and then a sampling of three ports. As a driver I only got a small taste of each. We arrived at Quinta de Marrocos at 16:30. It is just outside of Pesa da Regua over looking the Duoro River. Before supper ...