11 Day Delightful Douro with Madrid
Welcome where you'll board the luxurious Scenic Azure for your cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley.
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 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.
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.
You'll spend time discovering '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.
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.
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, enjoy an on board cork jewellery presentation as you cruise to Porto. Enrich: The sheer beauty of São Francisco Church is sure to impress. From the outside the facade is a mixture of Gothic and Baroque architecture and inside the interior glows with its intricate wood carvings covered in gold. Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Portugal as you witness a spectacular private concert in this wondrous surrounding.
Today, discover the unique historic treasures of , including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa. Freechoice: Tour Guimarães and Ducal Palace. Alternatively, enjoy a tasting in the fairytale environs of Quinta Aveleda.
8. Porto - Madrid
Today you'll board your included flight from Porto to Madrid. On arrival transfer to one of Madrid's leading hotels.
This morning, enjoy a tour of , including the 17th century Austrian Quarter, the Sabatini Gardens and the famous Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains. Freechoice: This afternoon, you can choose between the exceptional Prado Museum, or the equally delightful 18th century Royal Palace of . This evening, enjoy fine Spanish cuisine in a superb local restaurant.
Today is yours to enjoy at leisure in Spain's largest city. Stroll the fashionable boutiques that adorn the city centre's many plazas, relax in one of 's manicured gardens, or simply explore the surrounding area.
After breakfast, with memories of a truly unforgettable journey, you'll be transferred to airport.
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