Just as the banks of a river, in the Port “region” tourism and gastronomy go together, with the visitor being led from one discovery to another.
The discovery of the Douro, its people, its wine growers, its estates (“quintas”), original and charming places of hospitality.
The discovery of the Port Lodges in Vila Nova de Gaia, a city facing Porto– a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These lodges are repositories of precious treasures: Ports dating from previous centuries, gracefully aging. These premises date back to the 19th century and visitors may enjoy a guided tour plus a Port tasting.
Also the discovery of the Port Shops in Porto and Lisbon, run by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto. Here, visitors may try different styles and brands of Port in a welcoming atmosphere.
Finally, it is the discovery of Port itself and the fascinating art of buying, keeping and enjoying it.