Discover the charms and rural traditions of Portugal, one of Europe’s oldest nations, with hilltop castles and dramatic walled towns. From the bustling capital of Lisbon and scenic countryside to the idyllic Douro Valley and charismatic Porto, experience a magnificent cultural and culinary heritage. Explore the highlights of Portugal’s capital, including the fascinating Alfama and Belém neighborhoods. Travel to Sintra, summer retreat of Portuguese monarchs and Moorish emirs. Explore Porto, visiting Cais da Ribeira, quayside of the Ribeira district, and the opulent 19th century Stock Exchange. Enjoy wine and port tastings in the Douro Valley and see the azulejos (glazed tiles) in the port city of Pinhão.