There are many reasons to visit northern Portugal’s Douro Valley wine region. Above all, it’s a beautiful area, with views of hilly vineyards and the winding Douro River. Plus, it’s filled with small wine estates serving gourmet food and wine made from local grape varieties.
As more and more people visit Porto in northern Portugal, it’s become tougher to get off the beaten path there. So, how do you get away from the crowds? Stay in the picturesque, riverside town of Amarante that overlooks the Tâmega River.
Visit Portuguese Hill Towns to sample ancient castles, great scenery, locally produced cheeses and wine, & unique lodging.
Coimbra, Portugal has a UNESCO listed university, rich history, unique Fado music, and art that make it a great place to spend a couple of days.