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.
A port with some blush: tasting Croft Portugal's rose port.
We have a two day stay in Lisbon - any suggestions for accommodation and sights?
Steve McKenna finds lavish palaces, romantic gardens and Ronaldo's seaside pad on Lisbon's scenic outskirts.
This most spiritual of pilgrimages teaches us a thing or two about ourselves.
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.