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Northern Portugal Walk

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May 8 to 20, 2019

Faculty leader Ed Steidle will show us the huge impact this tiny country had on history—from its explorations to being a global empire in the 16th century.

A walker’s paradise. Alongside local expert Peter Watson and Professor Ed Steidle, walk from unspoiled towns and villages past gorgeous granite outcrops and through vineyards, bucolic pastures and thick woodlands. (Walk level options available on several days.) Be transported. At one of the Douro region’s quintas (port wineries), we’ll open our eyes and palates to the riveting history and tasty vintages of this sweet wine—in its very birthplace. Through the ages. At Vale do Côa, marvel at its 20,000-year-old paleolithic rock art, and conclude in the modern city of Porto, a World Heritage site.




Ed Steidle
Continuing Studies

Since joining the Stanford faculty in 1984, Ed has taught in various departments of the University, offering courses in the English department, the Western Culture program and the Graduate Program in the Humanities.

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