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Delightful Douro

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$4,195 per person
The Scenic Azure weaves through the undulating hillside curves of the beautiful Douro Valley. You’ll be treated to enchanting landscapes and an unforgettable culture. Discover magnificent Porto, visit the port wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, encounter the archaeological heritage of the Vale do Côa, and wander through the vertiginous granite terraced vineyards of the Alto Douro. Flowing through Northern Portugal from Spain, the Douro sculpts an extraordinary Europe river cruising experience blending tradition with modernity.

Itinerary Information

Day 1: Porto

Welcome Porto where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure for your cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley. 

Day 2: Porto - Regua

Today, enjoy on board activities such as traditional tile painting, or simply relax as your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship meanders its way to Regua. On arrival, you’ll get to tour the award winning Regua Museum.Enjoy an exclusive cocktail event on the terrace of Regua Museum, a truly wondrous setting, while you sample some of the region’s famous port wine varietals. Be sure to try the Port Tonic.

Day 3: Regua - Vega de Terron

Tour the elegant town of Lamego, or enjoy a guided visit of the iconic Mateus Palace, which graces the labels of the region’s famous Mateus rosé wine.Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the Douro Valley’s World Heritage-listed Vinhateiro wine growing region as you head towards Spain.

Day 4: Salamanca

You’ll spend time discovering Salamanca’s incomparable architecture, as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. Later, celebrate the Spanish culture with lunch showcasing the regional cuisine whilst enjoying an energetic Flamenco dance performance.  

Day 5: Pocinho - Pinhao

Enjoy a leisurely cruise over breakfast this morning to nearby Pocinho.Visit the award winning Coa Valley Museum or, if you’re a little more adventurous at heart, take a canoeing excursion on the Sabor River. Alternatively, join the ‘Tastes of the Coa Valley’ excursion.This afternoon, enjoy your cruise to Pinhao

Day 6: Pinhao - Porto

Today you’ll visit the remarkable village of Provesende, resplendently showcasing the Portugal of yesteryear. You’ll get to wander the atmospheric streets of this quaint village with the locals as they proudly introduce you to their way of life – an experience exclusively for the enjoyment of Scenic guests. What better way to immerse yourself into the local culture. And this afternoon, enjoy an on board cork jewellery presentation as you cruise to Porto.The sheer beauty of São Francisco Church is sure to impress. From the outside the facade is a mixture of Gothic and Baroque architecture and inside the interior glows with its intricate wood carvings covered in gold. Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Portugal as you witness a spectacular private concert in this wondrous surrounding.

Day 7: Porto

Today, discover the unique historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa.Tour Guimarães and Ducal Palace. Alternatively, enjoy a tasting in the fairytale environs of Quinta Aveleda.

Day 8: Porto

Your leisurely cruise of Portugal’s Douro Valley concludes after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to Porto Airport with all your wonderful memories intact.