When to Visit

Due to its mild temperature, the Douro Valley region is a destination that can be visited all year round, however there are times of the year that are more favorable to visit, depending on tastes. 

April and May are some of the best months to visit the Douro valley: the weather is still not too hot, and you have all the beauty and colors of spring working together to help you have a memorable experience. Some great activities include hiking, boat trips and, of course, visits to local wineries.

In the Douro Valley, the magic is different, it is unique. Any time of year is a great time to visit. Come and enjoy it, you won't regret it.

Passports & Visas

EU citizens within the Schengen area are able to enter the country simply by exhibiting their ID card – which is mandatory when flying, for example, but may not always be asked for when entering via land. Passports are of course valid as well, while no visa or return ticket is required.

International travelers (outside the EU) must provide a valid passport with at least six months’ validity, as well as proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay. A return ticket is recommended but not compulsory.

European citizens do not need a visa to enter Portugal, however should their stay be longer than 90 days they will need to apply for a residence permit.

CDC Information

There are no notices currently in effect for Portugal.