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18 Day Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon, Scenic Tours 2019

Prices from AUD $8,795 per person based on twin share
FREE FLIGHTS FOR ALL TO EUROPE*
Enjoy free flights* on ALL river cruises of 11 days of longer and ALL suites ALL year in 2019. Book your all-inclusive luxury European river cruise by 31 August 2018 to enjoy this amazing offer.
OVERVIEW
Embark on your own Age of Discovery
The Age of Discovery first began in the 15th century in Lisbon. Naturally, it’s also the perfect place to begin your own journey.
Start with the city’s Monument to the Explorers before discovering the fantastic shoreline and many fashionable boulevards. From Lisbon, you’ll set off for wonderful Porto, the country’s second largest city, and gateway to the beautiful Douro Valley. You can look forward to splendid days cruising this truly timeless waterway, visiting the vineyards and discovering the region’s fascinating history. Parts of this wonderful region have remained unchanged for centuries. Surely it’s about time you discovered it for yourself.
ITINERARY
Day 1 – Bem-vindo
Start your journey with a three night stay in Lisbon.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2 – Lisbon
Take a guided tour of Lisbon.
Freechoice
Visit the Maritime Museum and learn the nautical history of this once dominant seafaring nation or visit the hilltop Sintra Palace.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3 – Lisbon
Enjoy time at leisure before experiencing Portuguese cuisine at its finest tonight.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 – Lisbon > Porto
Your journey via Portugal’s medieval capital, Coimbra, takes you to Porto where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 – Porto > Entre-os-Rios
Highlights: Historic Porto
Discover the historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa, a neoclassical style building which started construction in 1842 and took over 65 years to complete. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon of cruising as your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship meanders its way to Entre-os-Rios.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 – Entre-os-Rios
Highlights: Quinta Aveleda
Freechoice
Guimarães was the seat of the first King of Portugal and is dominated by the impressive Ducal Palace, which dates back to medieval times. It’s a great tour to kickstart your interest in this fascinating region. Alternatively, you could choose a tasting at the fairytale property of Quinta Aveleda. Located in the famous Vino Verde region and a renowned regional sparkling wine producer, the incredible gardens alone make the excursion worthwhile.
Enjoy a blissful cruise 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 – Regua
Highlights: Ucanha and Varosa Valley
This morning, discover the captivating Varosa Valley and visit the charming village of Tarouca where you’ll explore the restored Monastery of Saint John of Tarouca. En route, walk the fortified bridge of Ucanha, Portugal’s first toll bridge, spanning the crystal-clear waters of the Varosa River.
Freechoice
Tour the elegant town of Lamego, with its many fine Baroque structures such as the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios and the Lamego museum, both of which you will get the opportunity to visit. Alternatively, enjoy a guided visit of Mateus Palace, the historic icon depicted on the labels of Portugal’s famous Mateus rosé wine.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8 – Regua > Vega de Terron
Highlights: Cruising Vinhateiro
Enjoy a full day cruising the Douro Valley’s Vinhateiro wine growing region. A World Heritage-listed Site, Vinhateiro has a history of wine production that stretches back for 2,000 years. In fact, its impeccable port wines have been world-famous since at least the 18th century.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 – Salamanca
Highlights: Spanish dining and Flamenco
Take your time absorbing the architectural splendour of Salamanca, a city as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. From humble beginnings during the Iron Age to darker times, such as economic crises and the War of the Spanish Succession, Salamanca has been shaped over time to become the fascinating beauty it is today. Explore the city on a guided tour before some time at leisure followed by a fabulous ‘Tastes of Spain’ experience. Your lunch today will be accompanied by an energetic Flamenco dance performance.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10 – Pocinho > Pinhão
Highlights: Côa Valley
Enjoy a leisurely cruise to nearby Pocinho for our Côa Valley discovery.
Freechoice
Visit the award-winning Côa Valley Museum and enjoy a pre-historic workshop. If you’re more adventurous at heart, take a canoeing excursion on the Sabor River. Alternatively, you could join the ‘Tastes of the Côa Valley’ excursion and visit Casa Painova for a sweet almond workshop and a tasting of their almond, olive and fruit products.
Sundowners
Enjoy a cocktail on the Sun Deck of Scenic Azure, surrounded by newfound friends as you sail this picturesque stretch of the river towards Pinhão.
Tonight, be entertained by a traditional Portuguese musical performance on board.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11 – Pinhão
Highlights: Scenic village experience
Visit the remarkable village of Provesende, showcasing the Portugal of yesteryear, and wander the quaint streets with locals as they proudly introduce you to their way of life – including their local bakery. This is a specially choreographed experience exclusive to Scenic guests. You’ll also visit the church for a special recital, and enjoy wine tasting at the restored manor house of Morgadio da Calçada.
Freechoice
Top off a truly unforgettable day with a visit to the estate of Quinta Roeda for a tasting of their famous export. Or, if you’re feeling energetic, you could choose a walk through the hillside vineyard for a tasting among the vines.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 12 – Pinhão > Porto
Highlights: Scenic Enrich at São Francisco Church
Having spent the previous eight days discovering the treasures of the Douro, Varosa and Côa Valleys, enjoy an exclusive Douro Valley Wine Review. Otherwise, simply enjoy the beauty of the region as you cruise back into Porto.
Enrich
The sheer beauty of São Francisco Church is sure to impress. The facade is a mix of Gothic and Baroque architecture, while the interior glows with intricate wood carvings swathed in gold. Immerse yourself in the heart and soul of Portuguese music as you witness a spectacular private concert in this wondrous surrounding.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13 – Porto
Highlights: Vila Nova de Gaia
Freechoice
Visit the oldest remaining Canning Factory in Porto for an insight into their 100-year-old family business. Alternatively, visit a local corking factory. Or visit Vila Nova de Gaia, the historic district set on the banks of the Douro River, for a tasting of the region’s famed drop in one of the most famous cellars of Porto.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14 – Porto
Highlights: Farewell
Your cruise of Portugal’s Douro Valley concludes after breakfast as you’re transferred to Porto airport. Your time in the Douro Valley may have come to an end, but you’ll leave with wonderful memories and newfound friends.
Meals included: Breakfast
PRICE GUIDE
Date
Fares
1 April 2019
From $8,795
25 April 2019
From $9,695
5 May 2019
From $10,290
8 June 2019
From $9,895
28 June 2019
From $9,695
8, 18 July 2019
From $9,695
4, 14 August 2019
From $9,845
31 August 2019
From $10,690
7 October 2019
From $9,595
17 October 2019
From $9,045
All Airfare Offers
Flights are subject to availability of appropriate airline class and once sold out surcharges will apply. Flights must be booked by Scenic. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. A second non-refundable deposit of $2,000 per person is due by 31 October 2018 or 11 months prior to travel, whichever comes first. Scenic reserves the right to ticket the airfare upon receipt of the full deposit. Offer available until 31 August 2018 or until sold out. Strictly limited suites available on set departures and all offers are strictly subject to availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. All Earlybird airfare deals are subject to availability and scheduled for travel to meet the brochured tour departure dates and ports. Any requests outside of the tour dates may incur seasonal surcharges as enforced by the airline. Full airline terms and conditions apply.
Free Flights to Europe
Flights are based on wholesale airfares in Economy Class with Singapore Airlines (or another airline of Scenic’s choosing), and are subject to availability of airline and booking class. Free Flights and taxes to Europe offer is available on cruises of 11 days or longer, are subject to availability and is strictly limited. Airline/Airport taxes up to $350 per person included. Saving of up to $5,310 per couple is based on an airfare of $2,655 per person including $350 taxes when booking a Standard Suite on IRSS in June.
Flights and Ticketing
Dependant on departure date and time of booking the required booking class for airfare offer may be too far in advance to book with the appropriate airline. If the required booking class is unavailable at time of booking, air surcharges will apply. The flight quote including air taxes and surcharges will be advised once all air sectors are confirmed. Total cost is final only at time of ticketing, should taxes increase from time of reservation a surcharge will apply. Once issued, air tickets are subject to amendment and cancellation fees as established by Scenic including any applicable airline fees
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