11 Day Delightful Douro with Lisbon - Lisbon to Porto
- Tour code: LIDO
- Duration: 11 Days
- Departure City: Lisbon
- Return City: Porto
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Day By Day
Day 1 Bem-vindo
On arrival at Lisbon Airport you’ll be escorted to your centrally located hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with your Tour Director and fellow guests.
Day 2 Lisbon
This morning, take part in a guided exploration of Portugal’s wonderful capital.Freechoice: Journey to Lisbon’s seaside suburbs of Cascais and Estoril and enjoy a picturesque and informative tour. Alternatively, climb to the hilltop town of Sintra and visit the impressive Sintra Palace.
Day 3 Lisbon
Today is yours to enjoy at leisure so take advantage of everything that lovely Lisbon has to offer. This evening you’ll get to experience Portuguese cuisine at its finest.
Day 4 Lisbon > Porto
Our journey via Portugal’s medieval capital, Coimbra, will see you travelling to Porto where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure for your cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley.
Day 5 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.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.
Day 6 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.
Day 7 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.
Day 8 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.
Day 9 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.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.
Day 10 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.
Day 11 Porto
Your wondrous journey concludes after breakfast, and you’ll be transferred to Porto Airport with all your marvellous memories intact.