Scenic Cruises - Delightful Douro from Porto

from 

£2,545

per person
 
Duration: 7 Nights
Destination: Europe
Deal Code: DCL5XJF

 

 

Description

Why book :

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.

  • Save up to £1400 per couple
  • Complimentary private door-to-door chauffeur-driven transfers.

Truly All-inclusive highlights

  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ship featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five on board dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 20 meals – 7 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary premium beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise^
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert Program Directors
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

Itinerary highlights : Sailing dates available from Aug 2021 to Nov 2022

  • Porto
  • Regua
  • Vega de Terron
  • Pinhao
  • Porto

Cruise with complete confidence : 

Guests can cruise with complete confidence knowing that Scenic Group’s dedicated Health & Safety Steering Committee ensures all guests’ wellbeing and safety is taken care of to the highest standard. All guests must be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure.

Itinerary Overview

8 Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Porto

Fly to Porto from one of up to 9 UK airports. Upon arrival you'll be transferred to you state-of-the-art Space-Ship. Enjoy a warm welcome reception on board the luxurious Scenic Azure. Tonight, as an introduction to Portugal you will be seduced by a soulful Fado performance on board.

Meals Included : Dinner

Day 2 - Porto > Regua

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

Day 3 - Regua > Vega de Terron

Freechoice

Tour the elegant town of Lamego including the breathtaking Shrine of our Lady of Remedies, or visit of the iconic Mateus Palace, which graces the labels of its famous Rose. Alternatively, if you’re more adventurous at heart, take a canoeing excursion on the Pinhão River.

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

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 - Vega de Terron

Freechoice

Take your time absorbing the architectural splendour of Salamanca. Alternatively, you may choose to visit the Portuguese village, Freixo de Espada à Cinta for a guided tour and visit to their silk museum.

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Pocinho > Pinhão

Freechoice

Visit the award winning Côa Valley Museum. Alternatively, join the ‘Tastes of the Côa Valley’ excursion and sample some of the regions produce such as jams, marmalades and sugared almonds.

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 façade 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

Day 7 - Porto

Discover the historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa, a neoclassical-style building that started construction in 1842 and took over 65 years to complete.

Freechoice

Tour Guimarães, the seat of the first King of Portugal, including the impressive Ducal Palace, or enjoy a tasting in the fairytale environs of Quinta da Aveleda.

Meals Included : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Porto

Your cruise concludes after breakfast as you're transferred to Porto airport. Your time in Portugal's Douro Valley may have come to an end, but you'll leave with wonderful memories and newfound friends. Travel to one of up to 9 UK regional airports.

This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

Meals Included : Breakfast

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