Enchanting Rhône & Delightful Douro

Over 16 days, travel from Porto to Paris. Visit picturesque villages, beautiful towns and awe-inspiring cathedrals on this all-inclusive luxury journey.

16 Days
Porto to Paris
From (AUD)
$ 13,015
Dates & Pricing

2020 Porto > Paris

Tour Map
Tour Code:
FCDS
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Porto
Return City:
Paris

Selected Itinerary

16 Day Itinerary

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. Day 3 - Regua > Vega de Terron

    Freechoice

    Tour the elegant town of Lamego, with its many fine Baroque structures such as the Shrine of our Lady of Remedies and the Lamego museum, both of which you will get the opportunity to visit. Alternatively enjoy a guided visit of the iconic Mateus Palace, which graces the labels of its famous rosé.

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Salamanca

    Take your time absorbing the architectural splendour of Salamanca. Explore the city on a guided tour before some time at leisure followed by a delicious lunch accompanied by a special Flamenco performance.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. 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 and sample some of the regions produce such as jams,marmalades and sugared almonds.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. 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

  7. Day 7 - Porto

    Today, 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

    Tour Guimarães, the seat of the first King of Portugal, including the impressive Ducal Palace, or enjoy a tasting in the fairytale environs of Quinta da Aveleda

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Porto > Tarascon

    After breakfast, transfer to Porto airport for your included flight to Marseille. Upon arrival Transfer to the former Roman town of Tarascon, where you’ll be welcomed aboard your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship. Tonight you can look forward to a rousing welcome reception.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Tarascon > Avignon

    Tarascon has a distinctly medieval character and an impressive castle.

    Freechoice

    Visit Les Baux, and drop into a local olive farm, or explore Saint-Rémy and the Saint-Paul de Mausole Monastery. Alternatively, visit the Arles Arena on your tour of this once thriving Roman city.

    Back on board, perhaps join a culinary lesson in Scenic Culinaire during your cruise into beautiful Avignon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Avignon

    Freechoice

    Shop with a chef at the local market before cooking up a storm in Scenic Culinaire, or explore Avignon’s architectural wonder, the Popes’ Palace. Alternatively, take an excursion to Uzès and Pont du Gard, the impressive Roman aqueduct or sample the celebrated wines of Châteauneuf-du-Pape at a Côtes du Rhone vineyard.

    This afternoon take some time to explore on your own.

    Enrich

    After the doors close to the general public at Avignon’s prestigious Popes’ Palace, you’re invited for an exclusive concert where virtuoso musicians perform Mozart, Bach and Vivaldi.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Viviers

    Freechoice

    Enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town of Viviers and visit the imposing Cathedral of Viviers or visit the beautiful provincial town of Grignan.

    While cruising to Tournon this afternoon, perhaps join a class in Scenic Culinaire.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Vienne

    Freechoice

    Take a walking tour of Vienne including a visit to the Roman amphitheatre and uncover the fascinating history of this quaint riverside town, once conquered by Julius Caesar. Alternatively, for the more active, take in the picturesque landscapes of this region during a guided cycling tour.

    Back on board, perhaps take a masterclass in French cuisine in Scenic Culinaire, or simply relax and view the beautiful vistas as you cruise to Mâcon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Mâcon

    Freechoice

    Travel to the ‘Golden Stone’ region of Beaujolais, where you’ll enjoy a tasting of the region’s delicious wines. Alternatively, explore charming Cluny, built around the great Benedictine Abbey or, visit Château de Cormatin, boasting beautiful gardens and 17th century architecture.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Lyon

    Set on the confluence of the Rhône and Saône rivers, Lyon is renowned as the gastronomic heart of France.

    Freechoice

    Walk Lyon’s hidden traboules, then visit Notre Dame Basilica which offers fabulous views across the city. Alternatively, walk the cobblestone paths in the medieval hilltop town of Pérouges, or join a guided bike ride to Lyon’s Botanical Gardens and Zoo.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Lyon > Paris

    After breakfast, drive through the beautiful Île-de-France region to Paris where you’ll be staying in one of the city’s luxury hotels.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  16. Day 16 - Paris

    After breakfast it’s time to bid a fond adieu and transfer to Paris airport.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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