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23869
Portugal

Extension: Historic Portraits of Porto

Extend your exploration of Portugal in colorful Porto to learn about the local art scene, historic and modern architecture, port wine and enjoy a sailing adventure down the Douro.
Program No. 23869RJ
Length
4 days
Starts at
749
Portugal

Extension: Historic Portraits of Porto

Extend your exploration of Portugal in colorful Porto to learn about the local art scene, historic and modern architecture, port wine and enjoy a sailing adventure down the Douro.
Length
4 days
Starts at
749
Program No. 23869 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & starting prices
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Apr 30 - May 3, 2021
Starting at
859
May 14 - May 17, 2021
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859
Sep 17 - Sep 20, 2021
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859
Oct 15 - Oct 18, 2021
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859
Nov 19 - Nov 22, 2021
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749
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Apr 30 - May 3, 2021
Starting at
1,179
May 14 - May 17, 2021
Starting at
1,179
Sep 17 - Sep 20, 2021
Starting at
1,179
Oct 15 - Oct 18, 2021
Starting at
1,179
Nov 19 - Nov 22, 2021
Starting at
929

At a Glance

Just like its iconic port wines, this is a city best savored slowly, absorbing the local flavors. From the colorful azulejos that adorn centuries-old churches to the stunning landscapes that have drawn artists and musicians alike, Porto is a vibrant city with an unparalleled zest for life. After your exciting adventure in Lisbon, venture north to discover hidden gems from the locals that know them best, and get in-depth insight on historic and cutting-edge architecture. On insightful explorations with experts, immerse yourself in rich culture as you learn what makes Porto so beautifully unique.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 3 miles on uneven surfaces such as cobblestones, periods of standing. Walking up and down hills; getting on/off a riverboat.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn how the city’s famous port wine is produced from the experts while also enjoying a special tasting.
  • Experience a walking exploration of the medieval quarter and study Porto’s unique architecture, from vibrant azulejos to the Beaux-Arts style.
  • Join a local artist who introduces you to Vila Nova de Gaia as well as provides special insight into the local art movement.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Maias
by Eça de Queirós
A God Strolling in the Cool of the Evening
by Mário de Carvalho
Originally published in Portuguese in 1994, this historical novel follows its protagonist, Lucius Valerius Quintius, as he navigates civil unrest at the end of the Roman Empire, and the beginning of the Christian era.
The Portuguese, A Revealing Portrait of an Inconspicuous and Fascinating Country
by Barry Hatton
The Portuguese: The Land and Its People
by Marion Kaplan
The Gospel According to Jesus Christ
by José Saramago
Culture and Customs of Portugal
by Carlos A. Cunha
The First Global Village: How Portugal Changed the World
by Martin Page
The Portuguese: A Modern History
by Barry Hatton
Combining history and personal anecdotes, journalist Barry Hatton blends historical analysis with an intimate portrait of the unique people and country within his adopted home.
Blindness
by José Saramago
Jesus Christ Drank Beer
by Afonso Cruz
A House in Darkness
by José Luis Peixoto
The Book of Disquiet
by Fernando Pessoa
A History of Portugal and the Portuguese Empire, 2-Volume Set
by A.R. Disney
What Can I Do When Everything's On Fire?
by António Lobo Antunes
The Piano Cemetary
by José Luís Peixoto
Set in Lisbon, this novel incorporates the true story of Francisco Lazaro, all while following a working-class family of cabinet-makers who aspire to being piano-makers.
28 Portuguese Poets
by Richard Zenith
The Painter of Birds
by Lídia Jorge





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