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Delightful Douro

Porto Roundtrip - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Scenic Azure
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From windswept seaside meanderings to the astonishing beauty of the Douro Valley, this is a journey of contemplation and elegance. In Porto, board the luxurious Scenic Azure, which will transport through the hidden gems of the Douro Valley. Days will be spent immersed in the proud history and culture of unique land that still retains many of its centuries-old traditions. 
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Highlights
  • Travel to Regua and have the chance to explore the Douro Museum
  • Tour the elegant town of Lamego, with its many fine Baroque structures
  • Take your time absorbing the architectural splendor of Salamanca
  • Visit the award-winning Côa Valley Museum in Pocinho
Activities
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Porto, Portugal | Embark

Welcome to Porto, board the luxurious Scenic Azure for the cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley.

Day 2: Porto | Regua, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, enjoy onboard activities such as traditional tile painting, or simply relax as the ship meanders its way to Regua where there's the chance to explore the Douro Museum at leisure. Learn about the culture, history and identity of the people living in this wine-growing region of the Douro Valley. 

Day 3: Vega de Terron, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the World Heritage-listed Vinhateiro wine region and continue towards Spain. 

Freechoice: Tour the elegant town of Lamego including the breathtaking Shrine of our Lady of Remedies, or visit the iconic Mateus Palace, which graces the labels of its famous rosé, or Kayaking on Pinhao river.

Day 4: Vega de Terron

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Freechoice: Take your time absorbing the architectural splendor of Salamanca. Alternatively, you may choose to visit the Portuguese village, Freixo de Espada à Cinta for a guided tour and visit their silk museum.

Day 5: Pocinho | Pinhão, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take a leisurely cruise this morning to nearby Pocinho.

Freechoice: Visit the award-winning Côa Valley Museum. Alternatively, join the ‘Tastes of the Côa Valley’ excursion and sample some of the region's produce such as jams, marmalades, and sugared almonds.

Day 6: Pinhão | Porto, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 their way of life – an experience exclusive for Scenic guests.

Freechoice: 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. 

Day 7: Porto, Portugal

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, 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. 

Day 8: Porto, Portugal | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast, transfer to Porto airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking wonderful memories with you.

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Standard Suite E
172ft2. Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
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Standard Suite D
172ft2. Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
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Balcony Suite C
215ft2. Located on the Sapphire Deck these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive sun lounge system and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Riverview Suite C1
183ft2. The Riverview Suite is located on the Sapphire Deck with a retractable sun lounge to ensure a great view. They have a spacious layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
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Balcony Suite BB
215ft2. Located on the Sapphire Deck these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive sun lounge system and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite B
215ft2. Located on the Sapphire Deck these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive sun lounge system and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Junior Balcony Suite BJ
247ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Sapphire Deck, have a private full-length balcony complete with a sun lounge and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin and shower.
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Balcony Suite PA
215ft2. Located on the Diamond Deck these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive 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 Diamond Deck these stylishly decorated suites feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive sun lounge system and offer private bathrooms with a luxurious vanity basin and shower.
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Junior Balcony Suite RJ
247ft2. These spacious Suites, located on the Diamond Deck, have a private full-length balcony complete with a 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 a sun lounge. Each Suite has a separate lounge area and a luxurious bathroom offering a separate bath and shower.

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All rates are quoted in USD and represent cost per person, based on double occupancy. Please contact us for the Single Supplement Rate.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Wifi
  • Porterage
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Complimentary beverages
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • All travel invoice risks. We strongly recommend you to take out comprehensive travel insurance with a reputable insurance company to cover you against risks associated with your tour. Including cover for loss of luggage, medical expense, and cost and expenses incurred due to cancellations, delays, or other disruptions

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