Discover the pleasures of local life in Bilbao.

Logo Immerse yourself in the flourish of Portugal as APT takes you on a river cruise along the Douro River. Continue through Basque Country and wind through the waterways of Bordeaux in France - the ideal end to a beautiful trip.

  • 20 Day Douro, Basque Country and Bordeaux - Lisbon to Bordeaux

    • Tour code: EUDBC20
    • Duration: 20 Days
    • Departure City: Lisbon
    • Return City: Bordeaux

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Day By Day

  • Day 1 Arrive Lisbon

    On arrival in Lisbon, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception.

  • Day 2 Lisbon

    On a tour of Lisbon, ride on the city’s iconic tramcars, then visit the charming Old Town. Discover the World Heritage-listed Jerónimos Monastery, a symbol of Portugal’s power and wealth during the Age of Discovery. Built in 1502 by King Manuel I, the monastery commemorates Vasco da Gama’s voyage to India. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

  • Day 3 Lisbon, Sintra

    Venture into the picturesque mountain range of Serra de Sintra. Visit the spectacular Pena National Palace, then take a guided tour of Sintra, the town below the palace. Enjoy lunch at your leisure before returning to Lisbon via the spectacular coastal route. During your final evening in Lisbon, you may wish to try one of the local restaurants.

  • Day 4 Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Embark Ship

    Journey through Portugal’s rural countryside to Coimbra, a delightful medieval city that is home to Portugal’s most famous university. After a tour and free time for lunch, continue to Porto. Board your river ship and after settling in, enjoy a Welcome Dinner, followed by a stunning twilight cruise around beautiful Porto.

  • Day 5 Porto

    Today you will be able to explore Porto your way with a choice of sightseeing.

  • Day 6 Porto, Guimarães, Entre-Os-Rios

    Take a morning excursion to Guimarães, an authentic and well-preserved showcase of the evolution of medieval settlement. Back on board, enjoy some scenic cruising through the Douro Valley en route to Entre-Os-Rios. Here, visit Quinta da Avelada, a family business that has been producing wine in the Douro region since the 1870s. Explore the gardens on a tour, followed by a wine and cheese tasting.

  • Day 7 Régua

    This morning, delight in the beauty of this sun-drenched region as you cruise to Régua. On arrival, visit the Douro Museum, which provides an incredible insight into culture of the Douro Valley wine region.

  • Day 8 Régua, Pinhão

    After your chosen activity today, continue cruising through the dramatic gorges of the Douro Valley to Pinhão.

  • Day 9 Pinhão

    Take a trip to Palacio de Mateus, located near the city of Vila Real. Built in 1745, the palace offers a wonderful insight into the lives of Portuguese aristocracy. Enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board.

  • Day 10 Barca d’Alva

    Travel to the tiny fortified village of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo today. On a tour here, see the castle ruins, and take in spectacular panoramic views of the Douro Valley and surrounding towns. Back on board, enjoy a delicious dinner this evening as you make the most of your last night on board.

  • Day 11 Barca d’Alva, Disembark Ship, Salamanca, Burgos, Bilbao

    Disembark your ship and travel to Burgos via Salamanca. Continue to Bilbao, located on the Bay of Biscay in the beautiful region known as Basque Country.

  • Day 12 Bilbao

    Join a local guide for a tour of Bilbao, followed by a walk through the Old Town, with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum.

  • Day 13 Bilbao, San Sebastián, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bordeaux, Embark Ship

    Follow the coast and stop in San Sebastián, then continue to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, set in French Basque Country. After a walking tour, continue to Bordeaux and board your ship.

  • Day 14 Cadillac

    Arrive in Cadillac and set out on your chosen activity.

  • Day 15 Pauillac

    Disembark your ship and journey through the Médoc wine region. Here, a special experience awaits.

  • Day 16 Blaye, Bourg

    Discover the town of Blaye, then choose your sightseeing activity.

  • Day 17 Libourne, Saint-Émilion

    In Saint-Émilion, head to the underground Monolithic Church, then enjoy some free time to explore.

  • Day 18 Libourne, Bordeaux

    From Libourne, set out on your chosen activity. Enjoy the Captain’s Farewell Dinner as you cruise to Bordeaux this evening.

  • Day 19 Bordeaux

    Get to know Bordeaux on your selected experience today.

  • Day 20 Disembark Ship, Depart Bordeaux.

    Be transferred to the airport.

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