The Portuguese region, Porto and The North, boasts impressive scenic beauty and a plethora of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to discover. Popular for effortless touring by car, our featured luxury hotels in the area allow travellers to experience the best the region has to offer in style. Whether you enjoy watersports and outdoor activities such as walking, bird-watching, mountain-biking or golf, culture and the arts, horticulture and botanical gardens, contrasting architecture, history or gastronomy, you can find it all here in one, very photogenic, package.
Explore well-preserved villages and castles, ornate churches and monasteries, the world-famous Alto Douro wine region and its winding Douro River, ancient Roman gold mines in Vila Pouca de Aguiar and beautiful natural parks in Tras-os-Montes. Porto is the capital of the region and a fabulous option for a long weekend, boasting a trendy urban vibe, fantastic restaurants, museums and historic architecture, and a thriving contemporary arts scene. It's also the home of port wine and there are plenty of opportunities here to discover its heritage and sample the sweet red concoction.