North of Portugal – Porto & the North

Tour #1

Porto e Norte is a region where history, culture and nature blend together in perfect harmony, making it a unique destination.

Religious heritage, modern architecture, natural parks, hospitality and gastronomy are the great attractions of this territory where Portugal was founded in the 12th century. Ours is a land of sea, plains and mountains with a cuisine as varied as the landscape where the traditional ingredients are produced locally.

The people are known for their generosity when it comes to serving you at the table. Come and try our coast, where fish and shellfish are proudly sourced. For example, some of the best salt cod recipes hail from this region. Not forgetting river fish such as lamprey, shad and trout, which in season, also have their rightful place on the table, both on the coast and inland.

Along the rivers Douro and Minho we travel through one of the world’s oldest demarcated wine regions, which produces the unique green wines and port wines. In this region with its superlative cuisine there reigns the monarch of Minho cuisine: “Caldo Verde” (kale and potato soup) served with cornbread.