Explore beautiful Portugal's rich history & culture

With its enviable location on the Atlantic coast, Portugal has attracted a wealth of cultures through the centuries that have influenced its growth and development. The result is a magical mix of stately palaces, medieval castles, tranquil monasteries, Roman ruins, and quaint fishing villages.

Traveling from Porto to Lisbon, we'll stop to enjoy river cruises and visits to World Heritage sites.

Along the way, classics professor and oenophile Michael Fontaine will illuminate the country's complex history—giving special attention to its viticulture and delightful wines.