Join WUSF this fall as we discover the myriad offerings of Portugal—one of Europe’s smallest but most exciting countries. We’ll begin in the north, on the vineyard-terraced slopes of the Douro River where Port, Portugal’s signature fortified wine, has been tended for centuries in the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. Then we’ll head inland, across Portugal’s expansive flatlands towards the Alentejo region, where cliff-top castles, Roman ruins and medieval churches coexist. Finally, we’ll immerse ourselves in the culture and culinary sophistication of a historic European capital, Lisbon, the City of Seven Hills.
Our itinerary gives us ample time to explore and be inspired. We might be sampling the local port from a pre-eminent quinta, or wine estate, in the Douro Valley, enjoying a craft exhibition or fado performance, or marveling at antique azulejos in Lisbon’s National Tile Museum, decorated in the classic Portuguese color palette of blues and white—and slowly, the stories of the history, religion, and culture of this open and welcoming country will begin to make themselves known.
Throughout our journey, we’ll also experience the bounty of the Portuguese table—freshly baked bread, olives, cheese, char-grilled fish, or smoked meats. Simple cooking, perfectly prepared, is rooted in the bounty of Portugal’s coastline and countryside.
Deluxe lodging awaits you throughout the trip, from historic pousadas in Porto and Lisbon to a boutique hotel in medieval Evora. Join us and experience the magic of Portugal!
Tour limited to 25 paying participants.
The WUSF Portugal tour is organized by The Grand Tour Travel Company, Peterborough, New Hampshire.
• Tours of major sites and travel in three beautiful and diverse regions of Portugal, including private tours in Porto, Évora, Monsaraz, Coimbra, Sintra, and Lisbon, with expert guides
• Visits to two quintas in the Douro Valley region, via traditional Rabelo boat
• Excursion to the royal sanctuary of Sintra
• Fado performance in Lisbon
• Private motorcoach transportation to all destinations in the itinerary including excursions
• Free time for relaxing, and further sight-seeing
October 6-16, 2022