Day 1 Porto
Welcome to Porto where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure for your cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley. (Dinner)
Day 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 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 its famous
Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the World Heritage-listed Vinhateiro wine region as you continue towards Spain. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Salamanca
Discover Salamanca’s architecture, as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. Later, celebrate Spanish culture with lunch showcasing the local cuisine while you enjoy a Flamenco dance performance. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Pocinho > Pinhão
Take a leisurely cruise 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.
Enjoy a cocktail on the Sun Deck surrounded by newfound friends as you sail this picturesque stretch of the river towards Pinhão. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Pinhão > Porto
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.
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Porto
Today, discover the historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa.
Freechoice: Tour Guimarães and Ducal Palace, or enjoy a tasting in the fairytale environs of Quinta Aveleda. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Porto > Madrid
Today you’ll board your included flight from Porto to Madrid. On arrival transfer to one of Madrid’s leading hotels for a three night stay. (Breakfast)
Day 9 Madrid
Enjoy a tour of Madrid, including the 17th century Austrian Quarter, the Sabatini Gardens and the Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Freechoice: Choose between the exceptional Prado Museum or the equally delightful 18th century Royal Palace of Madrid.
This evening, enjoy fine Spanish cuisine in a superb local restaurant.
Day 10 Madrid
Today is yours to enjoy at leisure in Spain’s largest city. Stroll the fashionable boutiques, relax in one of the manicured gardens, or simply explore the surrounding area. (Breakfast)
Day 11 Madrid
After breakfast you’ll be transferred to Madrid airport. (Breakfast)
Please note: Pre release itinerary subject to change.
On this 11 day luxury cruise from Porto to Madrid, enjoy some wine tastings, tour the elegant town of Lamego and discover Salamanca's architecture.
From windswept seaside meanderings to the astonishing beauty of the Douro Valley, this is a journey of contemplation and elegance.
Board the luxurious Scenic Azure which will transport you along the hidden gem 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 traditions. Your journey concludes in Spain's sparkling capital Madrid where you’ll experience its intriguing mix of passion and soul.
24 meals including 10 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 8 Dinners
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.