11 Day Delightful Douro with Madrid - Porto to Madrid
- Tour code: DOUM
- Duration: 11 Days
- Departure City: Porto
- Return City: Madrid
Prices and Dates
- Was From p.p. AUD
- NowFrom p.p. AUD
|27 Sep 2017||07 Oct 2017||$6,394||get quote|
Day By Day
Day 1 Porto
On your arrival at Porto Airport you’ll be escorted to the luxurious Scenic Azure where a warm welcome awaits you from your crew as you board and settle into your cabin. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner on board. A truly wonderful experience awaits you.
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. 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 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.
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. Spend the rest of the afternoon in this great city at your own leisure.
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.
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, 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 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.
Day 8 Porto > Madrid
After breakfast you’ll board your included flight from Porto to Madrid. On arrival transfer to your luxurious hotel for a three night stay.
Day 9 Madrid
This morning, enjoy a sightseeing tour of Madrid, including the 17th century Austrian quarter and the Sabatini Gardens. Freechoice: Choose between the exceptional Prado Museum, or the 18th century Royal Palace of Madrid. Later, enjoy Spanish cuisine at a charming local restaurant.
Day 10 Madrid
Today is yours to enjoy at leisure in Spain’s largest city.
Day 11 Madrid
Depart after breakfast, with memories of a truly unforgettable journey, then transfer to Madrid airport.