14 Day Delightful Douro with Lisbon & Madrid
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. A truly wonderful experience awaits you
This morning, take part in a guided exploration of Portugal's pretty capital. Freechoice: Journey to '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.
Today is yours to enjoy at leisure, so take advantage of everything that lovely has to offer. This evening you'll get to experience Portuguese cuisine at its finest.
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.
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. Sundowners: 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.
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.
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. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring this great city at your own leisure.
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.
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. Enrich: 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.
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.
11. Porto - Madrid
After breakfast you'll board your included flight from Porto to Madrid. On arrival transfer to your luxurious hotel.
This morning, enjoy a tour of , including the 17th century Austrian Quarter and the Sabatini Gardens. Freechoice: This afternoon, choose between the exceptional Prado Museum, or the marvellous 18th century Royal Palace of . Later, enjoy all that the Spanish cuisine has to offer at a local restaurant.
Today is yours to enjoy at leisure in Spain's largest city. Stroll the city's fashionable boutiques, relax in one of 's many manicured gardens, or explore the surrounding area.
Depart after breakfast, with truly fabulous memories intact, and transfer to Airport for your flight home.
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