Delightful Douro 2021 Scenic River Cruise

From windswept seaside meanderings to the astonishing beauty of the Douro Valley, this is a journey of contemplation and elegance.
In Porto, board the luxurious Scenic Azure, which will transport you through the hidden gems that is the Douro Valley. Days will be spent immersed in the proud history and culture of a unique land that still retains many of its centuries-old traditions.

Scenic 2021 River Cruises
Salamanca, Douro

Itinerary

Fly to Porto from one of up to 9 UK airports. Upon arrival you'll be transferred to your state-of-the-art Space-Ship. Arrive in Porto, a World Heritage-listed city straddling a gorge on the Douro River. Embark the Scenic Azure and enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.

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.

Freechoice: Tour the elegant town of Lamego, with its many fine Baroque structures such as the Shrine of our Lady of Remedies and the Lamego museum, both of which you will get the opportunity to visit. Alternatively enjoy a guided visit of the iconic Mateus Palace, which graces the labels of its famous rosé.
Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the World Heritage-listed Vinhateiro wine region as you continue towards Spain.

Take your time absorbing the architectural splendour of Salamanca. Explore the city on a guided tour before some time at leisure followed by a delicious lunch accompanied by a special Flamenco performance.

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 and sample some of the regions produce such as jams,marmalades and sugared almonds.

Visit the remarkable village of Provesende, showcasing the Portugal of yesteryear. Wander the atmospheric streets of this quaint village with the locals as they proudly introduce you to their way of life – an experience exclusive for Scenic guests.
Enrich: The beauty of São Francisco Church is sure to impress. The facade is a mixture of Gothic and Baroque architecture, while the interior glows with intricate wood carvings covered in gold. Witness a spectacular private concert in these wondrous surroundings.

Today, discover the historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa, a neoclassical-style building that started construction in 1842 and took over 65 years to complete.
Freechoice: Tour Guimarães, the seat of the first King of Portugal, including the impressive Ducal Palace, or enjoy a tasting in the fairytale environs of Quinta da Aveleda

After breakfast, transfer to Porto airport for your flight to the UK.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
6 June 2021 £3,295
13 June 2021 £3,295
20 June 2021 £3,295
22 October 2021 £2,845
Scenic Extend Your Stay

Cruise Extension

  • Extend your River Cruise with a 3 night stay in Madrid. Ask the team more details

What's Included

  • 2021 cruise at a 2020 prices! Save a guaranteed £250pp PLUS FREE private door-to-door chauffeur transfers - book by 31st May
  • Pay your balance in full by 31 October for an additional early payment discount of £125pp
  • Return flights from a selection of up to 16 UK airports with a choice of airlines
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 7 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 7 Nights on board a 5-star Scenic Space-Ship
  • 20 superb meals: including 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 7 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • All your drinks wherever, whenever whilst on board your cruise
  • An on-board butler service for every guest
  • Unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime events
  • Breath-taking excursions hosted by local expert guides
  • Tipping, transfers, port charges and airport taxes worth £440 per couple
  • Complimentary WiFi