Delightful Douro

Cruise the idyllic Douro Valley in 5-star luxury on this 8 day round trip from Porto. Tour elegant Lamego & discover Salamanca's striking architecture.

8 Days
Porto to Porto
From (GBP)
£ 3,095
£ 2,595
Dates & Pricing

2019 Porto > Porto

The soul of Portugal

From windswept seaside meanderings to the astonishing beauty of the Douro Valley, this is a journey of contemplation and elegance.
Rustic treasures await on the passage of the Douro River. Travelling from Porto on an 8-day roundtrip, discover fine wine, delicious home-grown fare, and historic locales, and grow accustomed to the leisurely pace of life on the banks of this timeless waterway. Sailing east against the current of the Douro, arrive in Vega de Terron, where you can tour the Baroque town of Lamego or visit Mateus Palace, world-renowned for its delicious rosé wines. Passing the Vinhateiro wine region, spend the day in the historic city of Salamanca, marvelling at the World Heritage-listed sites of Plaza Mayor and Universidad de Salamanca. Then it’s on to Pinhão, where you can visit the award-winning Coa Valley Museum or join an exhilarating canoeing excursion on the Sabor River. Next is Provesende, where you’ll experience the Portugal of yesteryear with a guided tour through the quaint village, accompanied by a group of locals proud to introduce their way of life to Scenic guests. In the evening, you’re invited to a special Scenic Enrich encounter in São Francisco Church, where you’ll savour a private concert amid truly wondrous surroundings. Your final day brings you back to Porto, where you’ll visit the Palacio da Bolsa, a World Heritage-listed site. There’s also time to indulge in a tasting at the fairy-tale Quinta Aveleda, a world-renowned producer of Portuguese sparkling wine.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
DOUS
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Porto
Return City:
Porto

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Porto

    Fly to Porto from one of up to 9 UK regional airports. Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to your state-of-the-art Space-Ship. Tonight, you’ll enjoy a celebratory welcome reception on board.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. 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 where you have the chance to explore the Douro Museum at your leisure. Learn about the culture, history and identity of the people living in this wine-growing region of the Douro Valley.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Regua > Vega de Terron

    Freechoice

    Tour the elegant town of Lamego, or enjoy a guided visit of the iconic Mateus Palace, which graces the labels of its famous

    Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the World Heritage-listed Vinhateiro wine region as you continue towards Spain.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Salamanca

    Discover Salamanca’s architecture, as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. Later, celebrate Spanish culture with lunch showcasing the local cuisine while you enjoy a Flamenco dance performance.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Pocinho > Pinhão

    Take a leisurely cruise this morning to nearby Pocinho.

    Freechoice

    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.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy a cocktail on the Sun Deck surrounded by newfound friends as you sail this picturesque stretch
    of the river towards Pinhão.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Pinhão > Porto

    Visit the remarkable village of Provesende, showcasing the Portugal of yesteryear. Wander the atmospheric streets of this quaint village with the locals as they proudly introduce you to their way of life – an experience exclusive for Scenic guests.

    Enrich

    The beauty of São Francisco Church is sure to impress. The facade is a mixture of Gothic and Baroque architecture, while the interior glows with intricate wood carvings covered in gold. Witness a spectacular private concert in these wondrous surroundings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Porto

    Today, discover the historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa.

    Freechoice

    Tour Guimarães and Ducal Palace, or enjoy a tasting in the fairytale environs of Quinta Aveleda.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Porto > UK

    After breakfast, transfer to Porto airport for your return flight home. Travel to one of up to 9 UK airports.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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