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Discover the beautiful Douro river valley with a relaxing adventure aboard Scenic Azure. Attend an exclusive Sundowners cocktail event on the manicured lawns of the Douro Museum, and watch as the sun sinks beneath the fruitful vines of Régua’s plentiful vineyards. Tour the Baroque-style town of Lamego, which sits nestled among the terraced slopes of one of the Douro’s most prestigious port wine-producing regions. Absorb the architectural splendor of Salamanca, whose historic center is protected by UNESCO on account of its important heritage. Visit the village of Provesende, and wander the narrow cobbled streets with the locals as they proudly introduce to you to their way of life. Relax and marvel in the heart of Portugal. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Lisbon, Portugal
Day 2 : Lisbon, Portugal
Day 3 : Lisbon, Portugal
Day 4 : Lisbon | Porto, Portugal | Embark
Day 5 : Porto | Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
Day 6 : Entre-os-Rios, Portugal
Day 7 : Regua, Portugal
Day 8 : Regua | Vega de Terron, Portugal
Day 9 : Salamanca, Spain
Day 10 : Pocinho | Pinhão, Portugal
Day 11 : Pinhão, Portugal
Day 12 : Pinhão | Porto, Portugal
Day 13 : Porto, Portugal
Day 14 : Porto, Portugal | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit the Maritime Museum and learn the nautical history
  • Visit the town of Sintra and the monument Palacio Nacional
  • Enjoy traditional Portuguese musical performance on board
  • Visit Regua where you have the chance to explore the Douro Museum

Ship

Scenic Azure

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Stop in sunny Salamanca Explore beautiful Lisbon Porto Cityscape, Portugal Sail across the heart of Porto vineyards Visit the historic Belem tower near Lisbon

Day 1 Lisbon, Portugal

On arrival to Lisbon, you’ll be transferred to your hotel for the next three nights. Tonight, enjoy a welcome drink with your Tour Director and fellow guests to toast the wonderful experience that awaits.

Day 2 Lisbon, Portugal

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning, take part in a guided exploration of Portugal’s pretty capital, stopping along the way to visit Jeronimos Monastery and taste the Portuguese favorite, Pateis de Nata.

Optional excursion: 
Visit the Maritime Museum and learn the nautical history of this once dominant seafaring nation. Alternatively, climb to the hilltop town of Sintra and visit the national monument Palacio Nacional.

Day 3 Lisbon, Portugal

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Enjoy time at leisure to take advantage of everything that Lisbon has to offer. This evening you’ll get to experience Portuguese cuisine at its finest at your farewell dinner.

Day 4 Lisbon | Porto, Portugal | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Your journey via Portugal’s medieval capital, Coimbra, takes you to Porto where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure.

Day 5 Porto | Entre-os-Rios, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover the historic treasures of Porto with an optional visit to Palacio da Bolsa, a neoclassical style building which started construction in 1842 and took over 65 years to complete. If you’re feeling more active, join a walking tour that includes a cable car ride allowing you to see Porto from a different perspective.

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of cruising as your luxurious ship meanders its way to Entre-os-Rios.

Day 6 Entre-os-Rios, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Guimarães was the seat of the first King of Portugal and is dominated by the impressive Ducal Palace, which dates back to medieval times. Take this optional tour to kickstart your interest in this fascinating region. Alternatively, you could choose a tasting at the fairytale property of Quinta da Aveleda. Located in the famous Vino Verde region and a renowned regional sparkling wine producer, the incredible gardens alone make the excursion worthwhile.

Enjoy a blissful cruise 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.
 

Day 7 Regua, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, discover the captivating Varosa Valley and visit the charming village of Tarouca where you’ll explore the restored Monastery of Saint John of Tarouca. En route, walk the fortified bridge of Ucanha, Portugal’s first toll bridge, spanning the crystal-clear waters of the Varosa River.

Take an optional tour of the elegant town of Lamego, with its many fine Baroque structures such as the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios and the Lamego Museum, both of which you will get the opportunity to visit. Alternatively, enjoy a guided visit of Mateus Palace, the historic icon depicted on the labels of Portugal’s famous Mateus rosé wine.

Day 8 Regua | Vega de Terron, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a full day cruising the Douro Valley’s Vinhateiro wine-growing region. A World Heritage-listed Site, Vinhateiro has a history of wine production that stretches back for 2,000 years. In fact, its impeccable port wines have been world-famous since at least the 18th century.

Day 9 Salamanca, Spain

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take your time absorbing the architectural splendor of Salamanca, a city as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. From humble beginnings during the Iron Age to darker times, such as economic crises and the War of the Spanish Succession, Salamanca has been shaped over time to become the fascinating beauty it is today. Explore the city on a guided tour before enjoying the ‘Tastes of Spain’ during a market visit followed by free time. Your lunch today will be accompanied by an energetic Flamenco dance performance.

Day 10 Pocinho | Pinhão, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a leisurely cruise to nearby Pocinho for our Côa Valley discovery.

Chose to visit the award-winning Côa Valley Museum and enjoy a pre-historic workshop. If you’re more adventurous at heart, take a canoeing excursion on the Sabor River. Alternatively, you could join the "Tastes of the Côa Valley" excursion and visit Casa Painova for a sweet almond workshop and a tasting of their almond, olive and fruit products.

Tonight, be entertained by a traditional Portuguese musical performance on board.

Day 11 Pinhão, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the remarkable village of Provesende, showcasing the Portugal of yesteryear, and wander the quaint streets with locals as they proudly introduce you to their way of life – including their local bakery. This is a specially choreographed experience exclusive to our guests. You’ll also visit the church for a special recital, and enjoy wine tasting at the restored manor house of Morgadio da Calçada.

Enjoy an optional excursion with a visit to a local estate for a tasting of their famous export. Or, if you’re feeling energetic, you could choose a walk through the hillside vineyard for a tasting among the vines.

Day 12 Pinhão | Porto, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Having spent the previous eight days discovering the treasures of the Douro, Varosa and Côa Valleys, enjoy an exclusive Douro Valley Wine Review. Otherwise, simply enjoy the beauty of the region as you cruise back into Porto.

The sheer beauty of São Francisco Church is sure to impress. The facade is a mix of Gothic and Baroque architecture, while the interior glows with intricate wood carvings swathed in gold. Join an optional excursion to immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Portuguese music as you witness a spectacular private concert in these wondrous surroundings.

Day 13 Porto, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Step outside of Porto and join an optional excursion to Aveiro for a guided tour including a cruise on the waterways that meander through this historic and colorful city. Alternatively, visit a local corking factory and learn how cork is produced as well as its multitude of uses. Or visit Vila Nova de Gaia, the historic district set on the banks of the Douro River, for a tasting of the region’s famed drop in one of the most famous cellars of Porto.

You have the opportunity to explore Porto at your leisure this afternoon, or simply make the most of the remainder of your time aboard your ship.

Day 14 Porto, Portugal | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
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.

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215ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge system and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite P
215ft2. Located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Scenic Sun Lounge system and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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247ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire and Diamond Decks, have a private full-length balcony complete with a Scenic Sun Lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
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Royal One-Bedroom Suite RP
At 420ft², this is the largest suite on the ship. Located on the Diamond Deck, both suites enjoy fantastic views of the passing scenery from your private balcony complete with Scenic Sun Lounge. Each Suite has a separate lounge area and a luxurious bathroom offering a separate bath and shower.

Notes

Rates are based on double occupancy. A limited number of cabins can be booked for individual use for an additional charge.

Scenic Freechoice: All Scenic Freechoice activities can be booked while on Tour/Journey with Your Cruise Director or Tour/Journey Director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum and a maximum number of participants to operate.

Scenic Freechoice: All Scenic Freechoice activities can be booked while on Tour/Journey with Your Cruise Director or Tour/Journey Director (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability, seasonal and operational factors. Some activities require a minimum and a maximum number of participants to operate.

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- All Tour/Journey Prices are quoted in US Dollars.

- Your Tour/journey Price includes all coach and cruise travel; the services of a Cruise Director (if applicable) and/or Tour/journey Director; airport transfers outside United States; meals as specified in Your Itinerary; internal flights as specified In Your Itinerary; accommodation; sightseeing and admissions, where stated; port charges; all gratuities and tipping on land tour/journeys and river cruises operated by Scenic; sales taxes and any other specific inclusions identified in Your Itinerary.

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- Unless stated as an inclusion in Your itinerary, overnight accommodation required to meet Your Tour/journey and/or any flight connections are not included in the Tour/journey Price and will be at Your expense.

 
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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