Try sampling Port wine in the lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia where you can learn about the history of a wine that is now famous across the world.
Afterwards, take a ride in one of the typical rabelo boats, once used to transport the wine from the upper Douro valley (the world’s first demarcated region, established in 1756) to the wine lodges in Porto.
And then why not set off to discover the city of Porto? Transformed economically and socially by the Port wine trade that began in the 18th and 19th centuries, the city offers visitors the chance to see monuments that point to the wealth and prosperity of that time: the Igreja de São Francisco, the Palácio da Bolsa, and many more.
As the day draws to a close, there is nothing better than sitting on the terrace of a riverside café in the Ribeira district of Porto and enjoying a vintage Port. You’ll soon understand why it’s considered such a divine drink.