The UNESCO Creative City of Literature serves up great history and cherry brandy.
Essentially, all the food available here – some from Michelin-starred chefs – has been chosen by travel journalists and food critics.
So sheer are the mountains, so steep the inclines of the roads that each settlement has to cling on, limpet like, wherever it can.
They slow the pace, emphasise the local, and produce unexpected pleasures from the magician's hat of cruising.
This easy-going town is a popular day trip for anyone cruising on the Douro River or visiting by train from Porto.
The food here is so good, one stomach just isn't enough.
A southern European town loved long ago stands the test of time.
If you’ve been to Spain and loved it; if you’ve toured Italy and had an amazing time; if you’ve hung out in the south of France and had a ball – you need to get to Portugal.