Discover the best of Portugal, from the capital city of Lisbon, to terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley and the riverside city of Porto, on this 9 night, 10 day Designed Trip. Check-in to your downtown Lisbon boutique hotel before meeting a local for a private introductory tour of the city's key sites. Taste the traditional food and drink of Lisboanas and experience classic Fado music on a guided tapas tour of the historic center. Explore the magical village of Sintra and it’s vibrant Pena Palace before stopping at the coastal town of Cascais. After three nights in Lisbon, take the train a couple hours north to Porto, stopping in the University town of Coimbra along the way. Check in to your stylish boutique hotel. Get to know Porto’s small traditional shop owners with your private local guide before touring a few of the city’s most famous port houses to learn about the traditional production of port wine. Take your turn at preparing the famous pasteis de nata cream tarts, or opt for local wine tasting. Then, board the train to the beautiful Douro Valley, home of the world famous port. Check in to your vineyard hotel room - a giant wine barrel! - before touring the vineyards and tasting the wines produced on site. Kayak down the Douro River with amazing views of hillside vineyards, passing under historic bridges. Finally, cruise back to Porto and spend one more night in the city before your flight home. This 10-day trip is the perfect introduction to Portugal with incredible accommodations, local insights, and active, cultural, and foodie experiences along the way.