A recent issue of the Travel + Leisure Magazine, focused on The World's Best Awards 2018, selected the world's best Hotels, Cities, Cruises, Airlines and more.
TOP 10 EUROPEAN CITIES
The TOP 10 cities include both Porto and Lisbon. Porto comes in 4th right after Florence, Rome and Istambul, and Lisbon comes in 8th.
Porto has been coming up as a hot destination 3 hours away from the capital. The city has been growing and a great investment in recovering its historica buildings, attracting young visitors or promoting tourism to the Douro Valley have helped put the city on the map.
TOP 10 EUROPEAN ISLANDS
The Azores are also on the spotlight as the 3rd island on the TOP 10 islands list. The archipelago is a natural wonder in the middle of the Atlantic, even though many travelers are not quite aware of its beauty. Its volcanic islands are slowly becoming trendy as the island preserves its natural parks, the hot springs, the trails along the lakes or the local traditions (as cooking the cozido under the ground).
TOP 100 WORLD HOTELS
Among the list of best hotels, the Six Senses Douro Valley Hotel, in Lamego is on the 13rd place. A renovated 19th century manor house, the Hotel is set in the Douro Valley with a view over the wine fields. With a spa, an organic garden and a wine library with a terrace, the charm of the Six Senses conquers world travelers.
Recently, the Hotel was nominated by AFAR's travelers choice as the best Vineyard Hotel . From there you can visit local vineyards, enjoy the northern cuisine and get an insight on the regions' best winemakers.