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The Douro railway, Linha do Douro, runs for 203 kilometres from the beautiful tiled Sao Bento station in Porto all the way along the Douro Valley to Pocinho.

For the majority of its journey it runs alongside the Rio Douro giving you spectacular views of this most famous wine region. In order to cut through countryside engineers had to build 26 tunnels and 30 bridges. It was completed in 1887 having taken 12 years to build. Some of the older stations are of interest, particularly Regua, which was the most important in the region when Regua was the capital of the port wine trade, and the station at Pinhao, which is one of the more elaborate with facades of decorative tiles depicting scenes of vineyard workers and views of the local countryside.

Steam trains sometimes run this journey for a true historic experience or more regularly modern trains run from Porto.

Many of the boat trips on the River Douro link their itineraries with the train journeys to give you the opportunity to see the Douro region from land and water.

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This shot was taken from a moving train, that's why the rock is blurry...

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