Travel Inspiration: Port, Ports & Palaces: Inside Portugal
Often called the Little Country on the Edge of the Sea, Portugal is small only in its size on the map. This is the land of courageous seafarers, stunning castles, and rich port wine. Here life is meant to be savored like a fine meal – immerse yourself in the bustle of a riverfront city defined by baroque and 19th-century Portuguese architecture, wander Sintra as Lord Byron did, or gaze into a seaside sunset in Belém. Whatever your mood, the embrace of Portugal makes you reluctant to leave.
During our 8-day Port, Ports & Palaces: Inside Portugal itinerary, we explore Porto, Douro Valley, Coimbra, Lisbon, and Sintra.
Our journey begins when we land in Porto, Portugal, a charming city on the Douro River. Besides being the country’s second-largest city, it has also been named a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Home to the royal family in the 15th century, its cultural legacy is rich.
Kick things off with a private wine tasting at a world-famous cellar…
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