The Douro Valley, a beautiful landscape in which grapes to make Port wine are planted, offers some very interesting rail itineraries. The state rail system will try to take you back to the kinder days of 1910 by offering a steam train excursion into this lush landscape, which includes a stop to educate you about the wine culture in the valley.
But what if you wanted to actually participate in the wine festivities? Perhaps you wish to frolic in the wine, squeezing the grapes between your toes:
You can take part in the grape treading where the grapes are trodden in granite presses while the treaders sing and dance to celebrate the end of the wine year.
Ah, such idyllic fun, eh? Get details on the Grape picking in the Douro Valley