Old-world charm, Gothic architecture, colorful villages, and home to the world's renowned port producing valleys; this westernmost country in Europe remains a humble yet exquisite respite for the well-traveled set. For centuries it was known as a great seafaring nation, but over the past decade appearances are changing as the country gains eminence as one of the artistic and culinary capitals of Europe. With Excursionist, uncover the secret spots in the the verdant Douro Valley or traverse the cobbled streets of Lisbon to unveil the strong maritime history, echoed in the sounds of an ancient Fado chorus. Discover the culture, gastronomy, and lifestyle of this nation through the eyes of culinary masters, local historians, and art experts who will take you on a journey through the contemporary, decorative, and medieval traditions of Portugal.