Many people come for the wine, the wine estates and the unique port wine culture. Yet this area has so much more to offer. Get away from the beaten track and get to the "sleepy" villages, where the way of life doesn't seem to have changed yet as much. Stay in typical stone houses aged 400-500 years with true portuguese hospitality. Visit wine yards on foot and indulge yourself in delicious home-cooked meals. Time stops here...