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Delightful Douro with Madrid

On this 11 day luxury cruise from Porto to Madrid, enjoy some wine tastings, tour the elegant town of Lamego and discover Salamanca's architecture.

11 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,470
  • 2019 Porto > Madrid

    The soul of Portugal

    From windswept seaside meanderings to the astonishing beauty of the Douro Valley, this is a journey of contemplation and elegance.

    Board 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. Your journey concludes in Spain's sparkling capital Madrid where you’ll experience its intriguing mix of passion and soul.

    Tour Code:

    DOUM

    Duration:

    11 Days

    Departure City:

    Porto

    Return City:

    Madrid

  • 11 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Porto

      Welcome to 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 its famous

      Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the World Heritage-listed Vinhateiro wine region as you continue towards Spain.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Salamanca

      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Pocinho > Pinhão

      Take a leisurely cruise 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.

      Sundowners

      Enjoy a cocktail on the Sun Deck surrounded by newfound friends as you sail this picturesque stretch
      of the river towards Pinhão.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - 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.

      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Porto

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

      Freechoice

      Tour Guimarães and Ducal Palace, or 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 for a three night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 9 - Madrid

      Enjoy a tour of Madrid, including the 17th century Austrian Quarter, the Sabatini Gardens and the Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains.

      Freechoice

      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

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

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 11 - Madrid

      After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Madrid airport.

      Meals included: Breakfast