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Delightful Douro

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The rustic grandeur of Portugal once formed a mighty seafaring kingdom that conquered and helped to colonise the known world, from America to the Far East. Today, some of that grandeur is still evident in the fine palaces and splendid manors that litter the fertile landscape. However, there's also a humility and pastoral simplicity that belies the magnificence of days past. From their welcoming salt-of-the-earth demeaner to their relaxed love of the good life, fine wine and fresh food, it's the people that make this land so memorable and charming. As you make leisurely progress down the Douro, you'll soon become accustomed to the pace of local life, and visiting the charming villages and stunning cities that neighbour the river's banks turns into a never-ending pleasure.  

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Day 1
UK > Porto
Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Porto. Pick from one of up to 5 UK regional airports. You’ll then be transferred to the luxurious Scenic Azure where a warm welcome awaits you from your crew. Tonight you'll enjoy a celebratory welcome reception on board.
Meals included: Dinner
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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Regua > Vega de Terron

Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the Douro Valley’s World Heritage-listed Vinhateiro wine growing region as you head towards Spain.


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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Pocinho > Pinhão

Enjoy a leisurely cruise over breakfast this morning to nearby Pocinho.

This afternoon, enjoy your cruise to Pinhão.


Visit the award winning Côa 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 Côa Valley’ excursion.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Pinhão > 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, get hands on at an on board cork jewellery presentation as you cruise to Porto.


This evening enjoy a unique dining experience accompanied by a traditional Fado music performance at the fabulous Taylor’s Cellars. Enjoy mesmerising views overlooking the Douro River and Porto skyline whilst dining on delicious Portuguese cuisine. Situated in the heart of the Vila Nova de Gaia district of Porto, dinner at Taylor’s Cellars makes for a truly unforgettable experience, once again exclusive to Scenic guests.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Porto > UK
After breakfast, transfer to Porto airport for your return flight home. Travel direct to London Heathrow or one of up to 5 UK regional airports.
Meals included: Breakfast
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