Porto is a beautiful city on a river, by the sea, in northern Portugal. It’s well worth visiting and exploring.

And it’s the home of port wine merchants and cellars. I never knew how much variety there is in port wines until I took a tour of a port wine cellar there. The vineyards that supply the grapes for the various are mostly up the Douro River from Porto. I took a river cruise and visited one of the vineyards.

You can read about my time in Porto and its environs by reading the pages linked below. If you don’t do that, aren’t you afraid of missing out?

This is a subcategory of “Portugal,” and a sub-subcategory of “Europe.”

Porto: Out and about

We arrived in Porto after a somewhat more than three-hour train ride from Lisbon. By the time we checked into our hotel it was too...