Call us today 138 128 Talk to one of our experienced consultants

Delightful Douro with Madrid

Cruise the spectacular Douro Valley on an 8 day round trip river cruise from Porto before flying to Madrid for 3 nights to explore this magnificent city.

11 Day
From (AUD)
$ 6,640
  • 2018 Porto > Madrid

    Tour Code:

    DOUM

    Duration:

    11 Days

    Departure City:

    Porto

    Return City:

    Madrid

  • 11 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Porto

      On your arrival at Porto Airport you'll be escorted to the luxurious Scenic Azure where a warm welcome awaits you from your crew as you board and settle into your cabin. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner on board. A truly wonderful experience awaits you.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - 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. On arrival, you’ll get to tour the award winning Regua Museum.

      Sundowners

      Enjoy an exclusive cocktail event on the terrace of Regua Museum, a truly wondrous setting, while you sample some of the region’s famous port wine varietals. Be sure to try the Port Tonic.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Regua > Vega de Terron
      Freechoice

      Tour the elegant town of Lamego, or enjoy a guided visit of the iconic Mateus Palace, which graces the labels of the region’s famous Mateus rosé wine.

      Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the Douro Valley’s World Heritage-listed Vinhateiro wine growing region as you head towards Spain.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Salamanca

      You’ll spend time discovering Salamanca’s incomparable architecture, as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. Later, celebrate the Spanish culture with lunch showcasing the regional cuisine whilst enjoying an energetic Flamenco dance performance. Spend the rest of the afternoon in this great city at your own leisure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Pocinho > Pinhão

      Enjoy a leisurely cruise over breakfast this morning to nearby Pocinho.

      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.

      This afternoon, enjoy your cruise to Pinhão.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Pinhão > Porto

      Today you’ll visit the remarkable village of Provesende, resplendently showcasing the Portugal of yesteryear. You’ll get to wander the atmospheric streets of this quaint village with the locals as they proudly introduce you to their way of life – an experience exclusively for the enjoyment of Scenic guests. What better way to immerse yourself into the local culture. And this afternoon, get hands on at an on board cork jewellery presentation as you cruise to Porto.

      Enrich

      This evening, enjoy a decadent fine dining experience accompanied by a traditional Fado music performance at the fabulous Burmester Cellars. It promises to be a truly unforgettable occasion.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Porto

      Today, discover the unique historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa.

      Freechoice

      Tour Guimarães and Ducal Palace (available on selected departures, will be replaced with Museum de Alberto Sampaio when not operating, enquire for details). Alternatively, enjoy a tasting in the fairytale environs of Quinta Aveleda.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Porto > Madrid

      After breakfast you’ll board your included flight from Porto to Madrid. On arrival transfer to your luxurious hotel for a three night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 9 - Madrid

      This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Madrid, including the 17th century Austrian quarter and the Sabatini Gardens.

       

      Freechoice

      Choose between the exceptional Prado Museum, or the 18th century Royal Palace of Madrid.

       

      Later, enjoy Spanish cuisine at a charming local restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Madrid

      Today is yours to enjoy at leisure in Spain’s largest city.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Madrid

      Depart after breakfast, with memories of a truly unforgettable journey, then transfer to Madrid airport.

      Meals included: Breakfast