Considered the best European destination in 2012 and 2014, Porto is an ancient, intense and authentic city with such a wealth of exquisite architecture it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Feel the pulse of Porto city as you stroll through its streets, charming parks and gardens and magnificent monuments. Sample Portuguese cuisine in traditional and gourmet restaurants or lively cafés and colourful markets. Take the opportunity to visit the port wine cellars and taste this characteristic wine in a cosy and refined atmosphere.
The Douro Valley demarcated wine region is one of the most scenically impressive in the world, as evidenced by its status as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For generations, thousands of men have built extraordinary terraced staircases on the steep curved hillsides that surround the Douro River, turning almost inaccessible lands into large cultivated vineyards. From this unique terroir come the grapes used to make Portugal’s famous port wine as well as exquisite table wines.
Marked by the intense green of its fields and vineyards, the Minho regions’s natural landscape is one of enormous beauty and biodiversity. Rich in culture, traditions and history, this is a land where you’ll be unable to resist the contagious joy of its festivities and processions and the unparalleled hospitality of its people.
Trás-os-Montes means Behind-the-Mountains, where the River Douro forms part of the border between Portugal and Spain and smugglers used to carry contraband between countries. It is a magical landscape in the far northeast corner of Portugal with plateaus and majestic mountains. Within them lie medieval towns, ruined castles and monasteries and untouched historical villages with age-old traditions.