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The Great Wine Capitals is a Network of ten major global cities in both the northern and southern hemispheres, which share a key economic and cultural asset: their internationally renowned wine regions.

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Winner of the Great Wine Capitals Best Wine Tourism Award in the Wine Tourism Service category, EcoTours Portugal is a company that organises a series of experiences across various regions of Portugal.

This company runs some programmes to the Douro Valley that can last up to 3 days, enabling you to enjoy this region with many possibilities, including visits to wineries, historical monuments, Douro River cruise, wine tastings and a taste the delicious local cuisine.

I went on the one-day Douro Cruise experience, and got to see a few different sites in that region:

 

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November 2, 2019 to November 7, 2019

From the 3rd to the 7th November 2019, Bordeaux hosts the International Annual Conference of the Great Wine Capitals Global Network. More than one hundred professionals in the wine and tourism industry will bring together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this unique Organization.

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