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“Fabulous trip on the Douro”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

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rloja
Funchal, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fabulous trip on the Douro”
Reviewed 16 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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It all starts with a great train journey. Porto to ferradosa (ca 3 hours). You are then picked up from the train stop and taken to the chalets, right on the river. Dinner, and next morning a briefing, on what you can do, as to how far you can go, and what there is to see and to do. The owner will help you, suggesting restaurant, and special nooks of the river. We did two days in a row, and would do it again. Tomorrow.

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Liked best: The river
Liked least: November - it was a bit on the chilly side, but we had been warned about it!
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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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Management Response
23 Jul 2015
Meeting your family was a real pleasure...
Jose
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hongkong
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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23 Jul 2015
I enjoyed also...
It was FUN!!!
Jose
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skipperU
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The perfect boat holiday in an amazing location”
Reviewed 16 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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This was our first boat hire holiday, infact it was Jacki's first proper boating experience.(apparently a day trip on my trawler doesn't count!) and what a fantastic holiday we had.
Jose's base location is stunning and by the time we arrived Jose,who was an excellent host had planned our 7 nights cruising on the river leaving us nothing to do but enjoy the sights and villages along the way.
We ended up with a bigger boat for the first few days due to Jose's cleaner preparing the wrong boat for us by mistake,but we found both boats were in very good condition,modern and spotlessly clean equipped with everything we needed.
If like us you are looking for a truely relaxing boating holiday with beautiful scenery,then this will be for you.
Thanks Jose for a wonderful experience, we can't wait to return.

Neil and Jacki

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Liked best: location
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Friends getaway Older travelers
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Liv S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing, relaxing, beautiful stay in one of Jose's chalets”
Reviewed 16 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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We arrived at the place on the incredibly beautiful Duoro River not knowing what to expect - but we were absolutely blown away by the beauty of where we would spend the next five nights. Jose was a wonderful host who was welcoming, friendly and helpful. His dog Banjo is an enormous St Bernard who we grew to really love. The accommodation was clean, well kitted-out and perfect for cooking dinner and relaxing on the deck by the pool. We hired a boat for one day with Jose driving us which was fantastic, the rest of the time we just spent swimming in the river and sunbathing and staring at the unbelievable view. Cannot wait to go back!

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