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Unforgettable Douro with Scenic River Cruises

11 NIGHTS FROM £4,250 per person

Wind your way along the distinctive Douro River on an all-inclusive luxury Scenic river cruise, where time has seemingly stood still, and the old-world way of life remains unspoilt. Along with relishing the city highlights of picturesque Porto, uncover quaint villages, historic monuments and electrifying Spanish traditions, not forgetting abundant opportunities to savour a taste of Portugal’s thriving wine culture.

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Spend three nights uncovering the charm of Porto, with a combination of ‘Scenic Freechoice’ and ‘Scenic Enrich’ experiences

Immerse yourself in local life while visiting the lesser-known areas, including the traditional village of Provesende

Cross the Spanish border to see the exquisite buildings and Roman remains of Salamanca

Cruise on the intimate and luxurious Scenic Azure, exclusively designed to negotiate the Douro River

Authentic Experience

Once you have admired the sheer beauty of the Gothic and Baroque façade of the São Francisco Church, step inside the gold-covered interior for a magical evening of heart-warming Portuguese music, as you witness a private performance in one of Porto’s most mesmerising and historic settings.

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TOUR DETAILS

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    DAY 2-3 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    After boarding Scenic Azure in Porto and spending the night, it's time to head to Entre-os-Rios. Perched between the Douro and Paiva rivers, it is a quaint village packed with architectural beauty, including the Santo António Chapel and majestic São Miguel de Entre-os-Rios Romanesque Church. Tour the impressive Ducal Palace – home to the first King of Portugal – or sample fine wines from the nearby Vino Verde region at the fairytale-like Quinta da Aveleda, which is encompassed by flourishing gardens that perfectly frame this picturesque piece of Portuguese history.

    Scenic Azure
    • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
    • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
    • Rooms: 48 cabins
    MEAL BASIS

    All-Inclusive

    DAY 4 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Tour the elegant town of Lamego, with its many fine Baroque structures - such as the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios and the Lamego Museum, both of which you will get the opportunity to visit. Alternatively, enjoy a guided visit of Mateus Palace, the historic icon depicted on the labels of Portugal’s famous Mateus rosé wine.

    Scenic Azure
    • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
    • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
    • Rooms: 48 cabins
    MEAL BASIS

    All-Inclusive

    DAY 5 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Relish a full day cruising through Douro Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed wine growing region, Vinhateiro. With a beguiling history dating back over 2,000 years, this slow-paced Spanish region has become world-renowned for producing outstanding port wines.

    Scenic Azure
    • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
    • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
    • Rooms: 48 cabins
    MEAL BASIS

    All-Inclusive

    DAY 6 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Soak up the splendour of Salamanca with a guided tour of the city, before tasting the flavours of Spain with a visit to the local market. Not only will lunch feature flavoursome Spanish cuisine, but also the vibrant costumes and addictive rhythm of a Flamenco dance performance, immersing you further in the undeniable flair of this colourful country.

    Scenic Azure
    • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
    • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
    • Rooms: 48 cabins
    MEAL BASIS

    All-Inclusive

    DAY 7 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Upon arriving in peaceful Pocinho, choose from a range of Scenic’s ‘Freechoice’ activities and paint your own picture-perfect vision of the village. Visit the award-winning Côa Valley Museum and experience one of the pre-historic workshops, take a thrilling journey by canoe along the Sabor River, or sample the tempting ‘Tastes of the Côa Valley’ and visit Casa Painova for a bespoke tasting of their homegrown almond, olive and fruit produce.

    Scenic Azure
    • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
    • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
    • Rooms: 48 cabins
    MEAL BASIS

    All-Inclusive

    DAY 8 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    High in the Douro Valley, the tiny village of Provesende showcases the Portugal of yesteryear, while also boasting some of the country’s most photogenic views. Wander through quaint streets and meet the friendly local people as they proudly introduce their local bakery, before delighting in an exclusive recital in the striking church nearby. Venture through the blossoming vineyards or retire to the restored manor house of Morgadio da Calçada, where you’ll savour a wine-tasting experience to toast a day in this dreamy destination.

    Scenic Azure
    • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
    • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
    • Rooms: 48 cabins
    MEAL BASIS

    All-Inclusive

    DAY 9-10 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Head back to Porto to uncover this coastal city’s extensive attractions. Explore at your leisure or embrace the possible Scenic Freechoice experiences. Choose from a guided tour of the historic city of Aveiro, a visit to a local corking factory, or wine tasting in one of the region’s most famous cellars. As evening draws in, witness a private concert in the glowing, gold-embellished interior of São Francisco Church, bringing the the heart and soul of Portuguese music to life in truly magical surroundings.

    TRANSFERS

    Disembark and take a private car transfer to The Yeatman, Porto, where you will spend a further two nights.

    Scenic Azure
    • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
    • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
    • Rooms: 48 cabins
    MEAL BASIS

    All-Inclusive

    DAY 10-12 DETAILS ACCOMMODATION

    Unmissable historic sights vary from the Romanesque façade of Porto Cathedral to climbing the ornate Clérigos Tower for an amazing birds-eye-view of the city. Other Porto highlights include the mosaiced São Bento Station and the Livraria Lello bookshop, opened in 1906. The latter has been named the world’s most beautiful bookshop and the neo-Gothic architecture even inspired J.K Rowling in her creation of Hogwarts! In addition, contemporary architects have stamped the city’s skyline with astounding architecture to juxtapose the striking stone features.

    TRANSFERS

    Take a private car transfer to Porto Airport for your flight to the UK.

    The Yeatmankeyboard_arrow_right
    • Type: Luxury Hotel
    • Summary: A timeless, award-winning, boutique hotel
    • Feature: Boasts incredible panoramic views across historic Porto
    • Rooms: 109 rooms & suites
    • Location: Porto, Porto and The North, Portugal
    • Star rating: Member of 'Relais & Châteaux'
    MEAL BASIS

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DAY 2-3ACCOMMODATION
Entre-os-Rios, Portugal

After boarding Scenic Azure in Porto and spending the night, it's time to head to Entre-os-Rios. Perched between the Douro and Paiva rivers, it is a quaint village packed with architectural beauty, including the Santo António Chapel and majestic São Miguel de Entre-os-Rios Romanesque Church. Tour the impressive Ducal Palace – home to the first King of Portugal – or sample fine wines from the nearby Vino Verde region at the fairytale-like Quinta da Aveleda, which is encompassed by flourishing gardens that perfectly frame this picturesque piece of Portuguese history.

Scenic Azure
  • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
  • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
  • Rooms: 48 cabins
MEAL BASIS

All-Inclusive

DAY 4ACCOMMODATION
Regua, Portugal

Tour the elegant town of Lamego, with its many fine Baroque structures - such as the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios and the Lamego Museum, both of which you will get the opportunity to visit. Alternatively, enjoy a guided visit of Mateus Palace, the historic icon depicted on the labels of Portugal’s famous Mateus rosé wine.

Scenic Azure
  • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
  • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
  • Rooms: 48 cabins
MEAL BASIS

All-Inclusive

DAY 5ACCOMMODATION
Vega de Terron, Spain

Relish a full day cruising through Douro Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed wine growing region, Vinhateiro. With a beguiling history dating back over 2,000 years, this slow-paced Spanish region has become world-renowned for producing outstanding port wines.

Scenic Azure
  • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
  • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
  • Rooms: 48 cabins
MEAL BASIS

All-Inclusive

DAY 6ACCOMMODATION
Salamanca, Spain

Soak up the splendour of Salamanca with a guided tour of the city, before tasting the flavours of Spain with a visit to the local market. Not only will lunch feature flavoursome Spanish cuisine, but also the vibrant costumes and addictive rhythm of a Flamenco dance performance, immersing you further in the undeniable flair of this colourful country.

Scenic Azure
  • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
  • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
  • Rooms: 48 cabins
MEAL BASIS

All-Inclusive

DAY 7ACCOMMODATION
Pocinho, Portugal

Upon arriving in peaceful Pocinho, choose from a range of Scenic’s ‘Freechoice’ activities and paint your own picture-perfect vision of the village. Visit the award-winning Côa Valley Museum and experience one of the pre-historic workshops, take a thrilling journey by canoe along the Sabor River, or sample the tempting ‘Tastes of the Côa Valley’ and visit Casa Painova for a bespoke tasting of their homegrown almond, olive and fruit produce.

Scenic Azure
  • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
  • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
  • Rooms: 48 cabins
MEAL BASIS

All-Inclusive

DAY 8ACCOMMODATION
Pinhão, Portugal

High in the Douro Valley, the tiny village of Provesende showcases the Portugal of yesteryear, while also boasting some of the country’s most photogenic views. Wander through quaint streets and meet the friendly local people as they proudly introduce their local bakery, before delighting in an exclusive recital in the striking church nearby. Venture through the blossoming vineyards or retire to the restored manor house of Morgadio da Calçada, where you’ll savour a wine-tasting experience to toast a day in this dreamy destination.

Scenic Azure
  • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
  • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
  • Rooms: 48 cabins
MEAL BASIS

All-Inclusive

DAY 9-10ACCOMMODATION
Porto, Portugal

Head back to Porto to uncover this coastal city’s extensive attractions. Explore at your leisure or embrace the possible Scenic Freechoice experiences. Choose from a guided tour of the historic city of Aveiro, a visit to a local corking factory, or wine tasting in one of the region’s most famous cellars. As evening draws in, witness a private concert in the glowing, gold-embellished interior of São Francisco Church, bringing the the heart and soul of Portuguese music to life in truly magical surroundings.

TRANSFERS

Disembark and take a private car transfer to The Yeatman, Porto, where you will spend a further two nights.

Scenic Azure
  • Summary: A luxury ship custom-built to sail the dreamy Douro Valley
  • Feature: A 1:2 guest-to-staff ratio ensure seamless, personalised service
  • Rooms: 48 cabins
MEAL BASIS

All-Inclusive

DAY 10-12ACCOMMODATION
Porto, Portugal

Unmissable historic sights vary from the Romanesque façade of Porto Cathedral to climbing the ornate Clérigos Tower for an amazing birds-eye-view of the city. Other Porto highlights include the mosaiced São Bento Station and the Livraria Lello bookshop, opened in 1906. The latter has been named the world’s most beautiful bookshop and the neo-Gothic architecture even inspired J.K Rowling in her creation of Hogwarts! In addition, contemporary architects have stamped the city’s skyline with astounding architecture to juxtapose the striking stone features.

TRANSFERS

Take a private car transfer to Porto Airport for your flight to the UK.

The Yeatmankeyboard_arrow_right
  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A timeless, award-winning, boutique hotel
  • Feature: Boasts incredible panoramic views across historic Porto
  • Rooms: 109 rooms & suites
  • Location: Porto, Porto and The North, Portugal
  • Star rating: Member of 'Relais & Châteaux'
MEAL BASIS

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April to October enjoys the warmest weather, with spring and autumn great for avoiding the summer holiday crowds and intense summer heat. During autumn, the Douro Valley’s vineyards also turn enchanting shades of red and orange.

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11 NIGHTS FROM £4,250 per person

Price based upon economy flights from London, transfers, UK airport lounge passes and meals and excursions as specified.

A variety of shore excursions is offered on each cruise itinerary. Please speak to your Luxury Travel Specialist for more details.

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