Travel to Porto & The Douro Valley
Once in the shadow of Lisbon, these days Porto is firmly in the limelight, and for good reason too. Grandiose yet laid back, the city is a paradox being both traditional and forward-looking. Our favorite way to explore Porto is on foot. But, don’t worry, you can always take to the water in the Douro Valley!
Lose yourself in the Porto’s winding medieval alleys. Avant-garde street art rubs shoulders with antiquated churches. Climb steep stone stairs for a reward of spectacular views from one of the city’s miradouros. Sample dishes like Tripas à Moda do Porto, which gave the locals their nickname as Tripeiros. And to wash it all down? Port!
For those who want to go straight to the source and beyond Porto’s historical cellars, the Douro Valley is enticing as ever. Luscious vineyards, sweeping views, wine tastings, a focus on local; Douro is spot on. From the colorful tiled façades to the lavish baroque churches; Porto is unique. Pairing that with authentic and award-winning Iberian artistry in Douro, that’s exclusive.