Scenic Azure Douro Portugal

Scenic Moments from Portugal and the Douro Valley

Portugal is one of Europe’s most historic countries, home to a long tradition of viticulture and stunning medieval palaces, alongside vibrant cities. There is something to delight all of the senses: the delicious tastes and smells of renowned wines and regional delicacies, the soulful sounds of fado music, and a diverse mix of sights to behold. When you visit Portugal, you will be enchanted by the unique beauty of the country, as well as the friendliness of its people.
With Scenic, you can expect truly all-inclusive luxury when you travel on board our Scenic Azure Space-Ship along the picturesque Douro River. Immerse yourself in the local culture, trace a route through history and savour the flavours of the region during an array of exclusive experiences and insightful excursions. Discover some of the highlights from our guests to inspire your Portugal river cruise.
Scenic moments from Portugal
The Douro Valley could just as easily be called the enchanted valley, such is the beauty and magic of its aura. The perfect way to soak up the stunning landscapes of this region is on board our Scenic Azure Space-Ship, which has been specially designed to sail the Douro River. Your journey will be one of truly all-inclusive luxury; enjoy the small ship experience with spacious public areas, opulent suites and an intimate capacity of up to just 96 guests.
Scenic Azure Suite
What could be better than waking up to a view of charming Portuguese towns and rolling vineyards? Relax in your spacious suite on board Scenic Azure, complete with our signature Scenic Slumber Bed, and soak up the stunning scenery from your window or Sun Lounge balcony area. Alternatively, step up to the Sun Deck to enjoy your favourite all-inclusive drink as the sun sets over the Douro Valley.
Port Tasting, Portugal
Many of the wine and port regions of the Douro Valley are UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites. Steeped in a rich history that dates back to the 18th century, these wines have been crafted to perfection over hundreds of years. Learn all about the heritage of a wine as you sip. Saúde!
Pinhão Railway Station, Portugal
Often described as the most beautiful train station in Europe, São Bento station in Pinhão will enchant you with its colourful mosaics. On the station walls you’ll find 20,000 elaborately hand-painted blue tiles (azulejos) that depict scenes from Portuguese history. Even if you don’t have a train to catch, the station is worth visiting. 
Scenic Azure, Crystal Dining Room, Portugal river cruise
Sometimes the hardest choice is red or white… Throughout your time on board Scenic Azure, all drinks are included. Choose from an abundance of wines – including renowned Douro Valley bottles – or ask our sommelier to pair the perfect glass with your meal.
Provesende streetscape, Portugal
Journalist and Scenic guest, Mike Dunphy, summed up the quaint village of Provesende as “resplendently showcasing the Portugal of yesteryear…” You can discover this remarkable Portguese village during an exclusive Scenic Enrich tour; visit a local family-run bakery, listen to a special recital in the church, savour wine tasting at a restored manor house, and enjoy a relaxed home-hosted lunch with a local family. 
Coa Valley, Portugal
It’s the special moments on a Douro river cruise that you always remember, like sharing a meal in a traditional local family home in the Côa Valley – just one of many Scenic Freechoice excursions.
Porto Street Scene, Portugal
Discover the historic treasures of Porto, whether you’re wandering the cobbled streets, people-watching from a chic café or visiting the local landmarks.
Scenic Enrich - São Francisco Church, Porrugal
[No text in field]The sheer beauty of São Francisco Church will amaze you during a private concert with Scenic Enrich. The façade is a mix of Gothic and Baroque architecture, while the interior appears to glow with intricate wood carvings swathed in gold. 
Scenic Azure Sundeck, Portugal River Cruising
When the wine and canapés complement the view, take the time to snap a photo to share with your friends back home… And, of course, it’s all included.

Discover Douro river cruising with David Reyne

Watch Australian actor and Getaway TV presenter, David Reyne, as he explores the Douro River with Scenic. Be inspired by his journey and start planning your own Portugal river cruise, enjoying these highlights and more along the way. Download your free brochure or browse our full collection of Portugal river cruises online.