Scenic River Cruises in Portugal

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Portugal

The Douro travels through Portugal’s magnificent Golden River Valley, flowing past cosy quintas, charming villages and fertile farmland. This is where you’ll spend your days during a luxury cruise along the Douro with Scenic, savouring the sun-drenched wonders of this captivating corner of Europe.
Join Scenic for a river cruise on the Douro, and you’ll travel in 5-star luxury on board our intimate new Space-Ship, Scenic Azure. Custom-built to traverse the ebb of Portugal’s pristine Douro, this elegant ship boasts all the luxury amenities you’ve come to expect from Scenic.

From the unique heritage cities of Salamanca and Porto to time-forgotten towns and villages like Vega de Terron and Régua — the Douro’s banks boast a tapestry of cultural highlights just waiting to be discovered.
Perfect for...
  • Architecture enthusiasts
    Ducal Palace, Entre-os-Rios
  • Explorers
    Lisbon, Porto and Salamanca
  • History buffs
    Côa Valley Museum, Pochinho and the Douro Museum, Régua
  • Wine-lovers
    Quinta da Aveleda and Portogardens
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Enriching Events on the Douro

Adventure, discovery and exploration — that’s what you can expect during a luxury river cruise on the Douro from Scenic. Your Space-Ship, Scenic Azure, will make port in a series of charming destinations, allowing you chance to savour some of the river’s most esteemed beauty spots and cultural highlights. 
Each day of your Douro river cruise introduces new excursions, part of our Scenic Freechoice and Scenic Enrich offering. Enjoy a guided tour of the iconic Mateus Palace, which, thanks to the opulence of its architecture, stands as one of Europe’s finest 18th-century palaces. Visit the incredible Coa Valley Museum, an open-air heritage centre world-renowned for its collection of prehistoric artefacts. Experience the sheer beauty of Sao Francisco Church. Or simply explore the narrow, winding streets of Porto at your leisure, stopping occasionally to sample the local offering of traditional Portuguese cuisine and celebrated port wine.

Scenic Azure — Where Innovation Meets Luxury

 Scenic is proud to welcome you on board the newest member of our luxury Space-Ship fleet, Scenic Azure — 80 metres of pure luxury and elegance custom-built to cruise the waters of the Douro. 
With the same level of luxury found on other Scenic Space-Ships, but with a capacity of just 96 guests, you’ll enjoy a heightened sense of intimacy and relaxation as you glide along the tranquil Douro waters. 

Elegant surroundings, innovative features and meticulous attention to detail — that’s what you can expect on board Scenic Azure. From the majestic Sun Deck with its luxurious Vitality Pool to the spacious suites, 87% of which benefit from the Scenic Sun Lounge system; Scenic Azure is designed to let you take full advantage of the Douro’s warm winds and gloriously sunny weather. 

The luxury of Scenic Azure is complemented perfectly by our signature all-inclusive service, which includes complimentary beverages and access to a range of exclusive dining areas. The pinnacle of gastronomy on board Scenic Azure is Table D’or, a six-course degustation dining experience offering expertly crafted regional dishes and sommelier-selected wines.
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Lisbon

The distinct heritage and colourful customs of Portugal are revealed in Lisbon, Porto and the World Heritage-listed Douro Valley over the course of this memorable journey through Iberia.

For 11 days, you’ll experience Portugal’s cultural tapestry, from the ancient monuments of Lisbon, the Port wine legacy of Porto and the exquisite terraced slopes of the beautiful River Douro. This is your chance to encounter authentic local life in Portugal, gaining rare insights into the country’s unique pace of life and rich culinary traditions as you travel from the Atlantic Seaboard to the rugged frontier of the Spanish border.

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