Uncover the history, beauty and relaxed ambience of Portugal on board our Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon itinerary. This two-week luxury river cruise is packed full of exclusive experiences, from port tasting on the Douro’s banks, to tours through historic Porto, to dramatic Flamenco performances, all hand-picked to create your own moments of wonder.
Spend three days in the enchanting ambience of Portugal’s capital, and take in its World Heritage-listed Palace of Sintra as part of an exclusive guided tour with Scenic. Or pick your own path and explore the city’s picturesque shorelines and chic, fashionable boulevards, all at your leisure.
Next, you’ll journey to historic Porto, the birthplace of the nation. A welcome reception will be waiting where you’ll first experience your specially commissioned Scenic Space-Ship, designed to navigate the Douro in complete luxury. Enjoy complimentary drinks and spend the evening getting to know your fellow guests in extraordinary comfort.
From here, Porto opens out onto the majestic beauty of the Douro Valley - famous for its historic wine-making traditions. Explore the ethereal gardens of Quinta Aveleda before a Scenic Sundowner event at the Douro Museum that lets you relax, drink in hand on the secluded privacy of its raised terraces. Afterwards, let the gorgeous scenery pass you by from the comfort of your private suite, or reclining on the Space-Ship’s Sun Deck.
Salamanca, a city of bold architecture and storied history, gives you the opportunity to experience things the local way. Your visit to la Ciudad Dorada (the Golden City) is complete with an incredible Spanish dining experience, accompanied by the alluring flourish of Flamenco dancing as part of another exclusive Scenic excursion.
After a taste of Portugal’s yesteryear in Provesende’s provincial charm, immerse yourself at Taylor’s Cellars, a Scenic Enrich experience that lets you relax in the premier port vineyard’s tranquil surroundings, sampling its wares in serene gardens which overlook Porto.