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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)
$ 7,190
  • 2018 Porto > Madrid

    Tour Code:

    DOUM

    Duration:

    11 Days

    Departure City:

    Porto

    Return City:

    Madrid

  • 11 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Porto

      Welcome Porto where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure for your cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley.

      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 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.

      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.

      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, enjoy an on board cork jewellery presentation as you cruise to Porto.

      Enrich

      The sheer beauty of São Francisco Church is sure to impress. From the outside the facade is a mixture of Gothic and Baroque architecture and inside the interior glows with its intricate wood carvings covered in gold. Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Portugal as you witness a spectacular private concert in this wondrous surrounding.

      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. Alternatively, enjoy a tasting in the fairytale environs of Quinta Aveleda.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Porto > Madrid

      Today you’ll board your included flight from Porto to Madrid. On arrival transfer to one of Madrid’s leading hotels.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 9 - Madrid
      Highlights:
      Freechoice

      This morning, enjoy a tour of Madrid, including the 17th century Austrian Quarter, the Sabatini Gardens and the famous Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains.

      Freechoice

      This afternoon, you can choose between the exceptional Prado Museum, or the equally delightful 18th century Royal Palace of Madrid.

      This evening, enjoy fine Spanish cuisine in a superb local restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Madrid
      Highlights:
      Day at leisure

      Today is yours to enjoy at leisure in Spain’s largest city. Stroll the fashionable boutiques that adorn the city centre’s many plazas, relax in one of Madrid’s manicured gardens, or simply explore the surrounding area.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Madrid
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      After breakfast, with memories of a truly unforgettable journey, you’ll be  transferred to Madrid airport.

      Meals included: Breakfast