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11 Days | Delightful Douro with Lisbon
Northbound


LISBON TO PORTO

Discover the delights of Lisbon, Portugal’s welcoming capital city, before boarding the luxurious Scenic Azure which will transport you along the hidden gem that is the Douro Valley. Days will be spent immersed in the proud history and culture of a unique land that still retains many of its traditions.

Day 1 | Lisbon, Portugal. Start your journey with a three night stay in Lisbon. (D)

Day 2 | Lisbon. Take a guided tour of Lisbon. (B)

Freechoice. Visit the Maritime Museum and learn the nautical history of this once dominant seafaring nation or visit the hilltop Sintra Palace.

Day 3 | Lisbon. Enjoy time at leisure before experiencing Portuguese cuisine at its finest tonight. (B,D)

Day 4 |Lisbon. Porto. Embark. The journey via Portugal’s medieval capital, Coimbra, will see you travelling to Porto where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure for your cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley. (B,D)

Day 5 | 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. (B,L,D)

Day 6 | Regua. Vega de Terron. Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the World Heritage-listed Vinhateiro wine region as you continue towards Spain. (B,L,D)

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

Day 7 | Salamanca, Spain. 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. (B,L,D)

Day 8 | Pocinho, Portugal. Pinhão. Take a leisurely cruise this morning to nearby Pocinho. (B,L,D)

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.

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. (B,L,D)

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.

Day 10 | Porto. Today, discover the historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa. (B,L,D)

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

Day 11 | Porto. Disembark. Your leisurely cruise of Portugal’s Douro Valley concludes after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to Porto Airport with all your wonderful memories intact. (B)

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.

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11 DAYS | LISBON TO PORTO
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