Portugal glows under more hours of sunshine per year than any other European country – quite the useful fact when one is plotting out a Culture + Walking vacation. There’s so much to experience, and so much gorgeous weather in which to soak it all in. The great cities of Lisbon and Porto are rich with imperial landmarks. Our hotels are splendiferous, including a country manor that’s been home to your hostess’s family for a mere 800 years. Of course, you’ll taste the country’s port wines on walks in mountain vineyards and while cruising the Douro River. On a coastal trail, you’ll face the churning surf that Henry the Navigator conquered to explore the New World. And your local guide will introduce you to Portuguese people from the workers who harvest sea salt to some of the country’s most respected winemakers.