Portugal itenerary

Planning a trip to Portugal in September. Spending some days in Lisbon and looking for a 2nd city to visit and use as a base for another few days. Not driving, traveling by train. Thinking Porto. Good idea or any suggestions,
Would like to see some of the Douro Valley and heard of some boat trips on the river. Anyone done this?

Also, what neighborhood would you recommend for staying in Lisbon?

Posted by bronwen
maplewood, new jersey, usa
791 posts

We really liked Guimaraes and Porto. Coimbra not so much at all.