The Douro River is a major waterway that flows from Spain and across the entire Douro River Valley in the Northern Portuguese countryside. It is known for its quiet tranquility, showcasing Portugal’s stunning river-based cities, from vibrant Pinhao to old world Porto, a city that has been deemed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes
  • Return airfare to Porto
  • Deluxe 7 night all-inclusive river cruise aboard Scenic Azure
  • Dining Experiences:  20 superb meals including, 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L) and 7 Dinners (D)
  • Luxuriously appointed suites with a queen-size Scenic Slumber Bed, complimentary menu, mini bar, L’Occitane amenities and Mac mini infotainment system
  • A choice of up to six dining options, from casual dining at River Café to a six course dégustation menu at Table La Rive
  • Unlimited complimentary beverages, as well as an in-suite mini bar
  • A butler for each and every guest, available for requests that range from salon appointments and shoe-shining to meals served in your suite
  • Scenic Freechoice – Choose the exclusive sightseeing activities that interest you, and that move at your pace
  • Scenic Enrich – Handpicked experiences, exclusive to Scenic guests, that you’ll remember fondly for years to come, from exclusive private concerts in magnificent surrounds, to specially arranged meals where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals
  • Scenic Tailormade – A personal GPS-guided tour system that curates the best Europe has to offer, on and off the ship
  • Scenic Sundowners – Specially arranged and exclusive cocktail events in spectacular settings, where you’ll get the chance to cap off a wonderful day’s exploration in the company of newfound friends
  • Scenic Sun Lounges – All-weather private outdoor balconies that ensure you won’t miss a minute of the sublime scenery
  • On board entertainment that showcases regional cultures throughout your journey of discovery
  • 24-hour room service
  • Wi-Fi Internet with streaming to your Mac mini infotainment system via your in-suite TV, enabling you to stay connected in comfort
  • Wellness centre, providing hair, massage and beauty treatments^ (treatments additional cost)
  • Personal airport transfers for any arrival or departure time
  • All tips and gratuities.

Book by June 30 airfare for $295 and receive a $100 gift card
April 29, 2020 Stateroom Balcony Tax
Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Edmonton, Calgary $5799 $7699 $380
Departures from  Comox add from $400

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Thu, 30 Apr Porto (D)
Welcome to Porto, where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure for your cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley.
Day 2 Fri, 01 May Porto > Regua (B,L,D)
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.
Day 3 Sat, 02 May Regua > Vega de Terron (B,L,D)
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.

Day 4 Sun, 03 May Salamanca (B,L,D)
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.
Day 5 Mon, 04 May Pocinho > Pinhão (B,L,D)
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.

Day 6 Tue, 05 May Pinhão > Porto (B,L,D)
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.

Day 7 Wed, 06 May Porto (B,L,D)
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

Day 8 Thu, 07 May Porto (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Porto airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking wonderful memories with you.


All-Inclusive Luxury River Cruises Along The Beautiful Douro

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