If you like to stay in accommodation which strongly reflects the character of its surroundings, look out for tours featuring agritourisms
, chambres d’hôtes
are working farms but are often surprisingly stylish. Chambres d’hôtes
are a French concept best described as guesthouses, while quintas
are country houses – some small and simple, others large and grand, but all historic and full of character – found in Portugal and its islands. Riads
are a Moroccan style of hotel, usually found in historic districts, in which all bedrooms open onto a shaded, fragrant courtyard.