USA Today and their romance travel experts have just nominated Porto as the best under-the-radar romantic destination of the world! The "capital of the north", which gives the country its name, was designated World heritage city in 1996 and being 2000 years old, offers plenty of history,culture and atmosphere for a romantic getaway.
Quoting USA Today, "history buffs are sure to enjoy a tour of the Baroque churches, museums and a walk through the ancient Ribeira district, where laundry is still washed in the river and hung there to dry. Wine tours are offered at several wine distilleries. Porto's sleeping scene offers a wide selection, from venerable city center hotels, boutique gems and a 5-star resort with a unique wine theme throughout. Evening entertainment can be found in Fado clubs, wine bars and Jazz and Blues clubs". - Read the full article here.
Bike tours in Porto and the Douro region.
If you visit Porto, you should also take the time to visit the Douro river and its trademark landscape, the "socalcos", a UNESCO world heritage site. There, you'll get to visit wine farms, winecellars and taste some of the best Port and Douro wines available.
If your idea of romance involves cycling, a bike tour in Douro is a great way to get to know the region, whether as a couple on a self-guided adventure or with friends and family, on a guided tour. Get in touch to plan tour cycling holidays in Porto!