Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Zermatt this weekend, a good idea looking at the weather?
  2. 2 Transportation from Westport via Athlone to Belturbet or Ballinamore area
  3. 3 Where Would You? (1 random night in Dec btwn Bologna and Montepulciano)
  4. 4 Driving Prague to Zurich to Amsterdam w/ 2 toddlers
  5. 5 Studying art in English in venice
  6. 6 Trip Report Trip Report: Italy with the bambinos!
  7. 7 What Can We Do to Help A Refugee Family in France?
  8. 8 Please help: Swiss Pass/Lucerne/Engadine?
  9. 9 Swiss Pass vs Half Fare Card??
  10. 10 Greek Mainland Itinerary
  11. 11 Trip Report Trip Report: Austria - salt mine, ice cave, Habsburgs' Summer Palace
  12. 12 Iphone 6 usage in multiple European Countries
  13. 13 Suppose to leave on the 24th, still no visa
  14. 14 Berlin to ?
  15. 15 Any suggested guide or tour companies for the Acropolis?
  16. 16 Connecting rooms for 2 families in Amsterdam?
  17. 17 Train transfer questions and safety - France/NL/Belgium/UK
  18. 18 Paris Perfect Legal?
  19. 19 Trogir or Split
  20. 20 Day tour from Edinburgh - Hairy Coo v/s Rabies?
  21. 21 Scotland
  22. 22 Hotels in Turin
  23. 23 Late November with a 7-month-old - Portugal?
  24. 24 Istria in two days
  25. 25 Trip Report Barcelona and Paris trip report
View next 25 » Back to the top

Galicia itinerary help -- Minho,Sil, Douro?

Jump to last reply

I am planning a short trip to Galicia and possibly the eastern Douro region. I have four nights and want to focus on the area between the Douro and as far north as the Ribera Sacra.

I've gotten a lot of great ideas here, particularly from Ger and Luhimari, but both of their trip reports are unfinished and have left me with questions. My main question is whether to spend two nights in the Santo Estevo parador or one night, using the other night for some time in the upper Douro.

Option 1
Day 1, Drive Lisbon to Sabrosa;
Day 2 -- tour upper Douro (making a circle including Alijo and Tua) and at end of day drive to Parador in Verin;
Day 3 -- Drive to Sto Estevo and tour Ribeira Sacra;
Day 4 -- Either more time in Ribera Sacra or visit Baiona/Guarda and night in Pousada in Vila Nova de Cerveira
Day 5 -- Depending on whether we visited Baiona/Guarda on Day 4, either do that and then drive back to Lisbon, or visit more of Minho and then drive back.

Option 2
Day 1 -- Drive Lisbon to Verin Parador
Day 2 -- Visit along the way to Sto. Estevo and maybe some of the Minho area near Chantada. Sleep in Sto.Estevo
Day 3 -- Ribeira Sacra and sleep again in Sto. Estevo.
Day 4 -- Drive to Vila Nova da Cerveira, visiting Baiona and A Guarda along the way.
Day 5 -- More of Minho, then drive back to Lisbon

So I guess it comes down to a choice between the upper Douro part of the trip and adding a full day to the Ribeira Sacra. I would really appreciate any input you might have. Thanks, LR

17 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement