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Delightful Douro with Lisbon

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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. 
Explore beautiful LisbonPorto Cityscape, PortugalSail across the heart of Porto vineyardsVisit the historic Belem tower near LisbonStop in sunny Salamanca
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
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: 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.

Day 2: Lisbon, Portugal

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

Freechoice
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

After breakfast, farewell Lisbon and transfer to Porto, where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure for your cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley.

Day 5: 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.

Day 6: Regua | Vega de Terron

Freechoice
Tour the elegant town of Lamego, with its many fine Baroque structures such as the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios and the Lamego Museum, or enjoy a guided visit of Mateus Palace, the historic icon depicted on the labels of Portugal’s famous Mateus rosé wine. Alternatively, you may choose to go kayaking along the Pinhão River.

Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the Vinhateiro wine region as you continue towards Spain. A World Heritage-listed Site, Vinhateiro has a history of wine production that stretches back for 2,000 years.

Day 7: Vega de Terron

Freechoice
Cross the Spanish border and take your time absorbing the architectural splendour of Salamanca, a city as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. Alternatively, you may choose to visit the Portuguese village, Freixo de Espada à Cinta for a guided tour and visit to their silk museum. Freixo de Espada à Cinta is the only municipality where handcrafted silk is still processed entirely by hand.

Day 8: Pocinho | Pinhão

Freechoice
Visit the award winning Côa Valley Museum and enjoy a pre-historic workshop. Alternatively, join the ‘Tastes of the Côa Valley’ excursion and sample some of the regions produce such as jams, marmalades and sugared almonds.

Day 9: 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.

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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.

Day 10: 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
Join a guided tour of Guimarães, the seat of the first King of Portugal and dominated by the impressive Ducal Palace, which dates back to medieval times. 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.

Day 11: Porto | Disembark

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

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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
  • 10 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • 10 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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