Aug. 26-Sept. 5 | Join us for a nine-night land tour and Douro River cruise through the verdant wine country and time-honored towns and cities of Portugal and Spain.
Set the stage for an immersive journey through this fascinating region with two days visiting the historic landmarks and neighborhoods of Lisbon and Coimbra and then embark Scenic Azure in Porto. Admire the terraced vineyards of the Douro Valley as you cruise to Régua. Take in Portuguese culture at Lemego’s hilltop sanctuary and the Lamego Museum or visit historic Mateus Palace and enjoy its lovely gardens. And spend a full day cruising the UNESCO-listed Vinhateiro wine region that produces acclaimed wines in a tradition stretching back 2,000 years.
Then explore the unique sandstone architecture of Salamanca, Spain’s “Golden City,” before enjoying a lunch and flamenco performance. Stop in Pocinho - tour the award-winning Côa Valley Museum or visit Casa Painova for a tasting of Portuguese agricultural products. Then port in Pinhão and travel to Provesende for an exclusive Scenic Cruises experience featuring a glimpse of the Portugal of yesteryear. Attend a private concert at the exquisite São Francisco Church. Before journey’s end, spend a day in Porto. Discover the UNESCO-listed city center, including Palácio da Bolsa, visit Guimarães, the site of the medieval Ducal Palace, or continue to the famed Vino Verde region to visit the gardens and tasting room of Quinta da Aveleda.
Pricing starts at $4,890 including airfare.
This trip is offered by Go Next.