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Portugal Douro River Cruise II

Apr 2 - Apr 9, 2022

Porto • Régua • Pinhão • Vega de Terrôn • Salamanca • Barca d’Alva • Entre-os-Rios

Portugal Douro River Cruise II

Apr 2 - Apr 9, 2022

Porto • Régua • Pinhão • Vega de Terrôn • Salamanca • Barca d’Alva • Entre-os-Rios

Portugal Douro River Cruise II

Apr 2 - Apr 9, 2022

Porto • Régua • Pinhão • Vega de Terrôn • Salamanca • Barca d’Alva • Entre-os-Rios

Portugal Douro River Cruise II

Apr 2 - Apr 9, 2022

Porto • Régua • Pinhão • Vega de Terrôn • Salamanca • Barca d’Alva • Entre-os-Rios

Portugal Douro River Cruise II

Apr 2 - Apr 9, 2022

Porto • Régua • Pinhão • Vega de Terrôn • Salamanca • Barca d’Alva • Entre-os-Rios


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Day Description Arrival Departure
Saturday, April 2, 2022 Porto, Portugal (embarkation)

Board the ship for your Portugal Douro River Cruise. (D)

Sunday, April 3, 2022 Régua

Begin your day with a tour of the 18th-century Palacio Anadia, or Palace of the Counts, known for its beautiful interior and Baroque style. Inside the house, you’ll see intricate panels of blue and white tiles throughout the rooms and a striking vaulted ceiling that retell the history behind the palace. (B,L,D)

Monday, April 4, 2022 Régua and Pinhão

Today we will travel to picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, where you’ll go to the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, which the more active adventurer will want to climb on a guided hike. Concluding both tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as bôlas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. You’ll then go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. Later in the day, savor the flavors of Portugal’s renowned fortified wine, vinho do porto, made exclusively in the Douro Valley. Head to a local quinta for your authentic Port-wine tasting experience and enjoy the sweet nectar of this fascinating region. (B,L,D)

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Vega de Terrôn and Salamanca

We will drive to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built of golden sandstone, Salamanca is known as a “living museum,” and you will have an opportunity to step back in time to the Middle Ages during your escorted tour, which includes the city’s elegant university buildings, the New Cathedral, the intriguingly decorated House of Shells and Plaza Mayor. (B,L,D)

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 Barca d’Alva

This morning we’ll visit Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop with centuries-old walls, steep narrow streets, and fantastic views. You can also opt to hike up to the village should you wish a more active exploration. We’ll stop in sleepy little Pochino before reboarding our ship to enjoy the vistas as we cruise to Pinhão. This evening we’ll dine at Quinta da Avessada, a 100-year-old winery, where we’ll enjoying an authentic, traditional dining experience—complete with entertainment. Quinta da Avessada is also a fascinating interactive museum commemorating the history and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region, so you’ll have fun discovering all the various stages of wine production as well as doing plenty of tasting. Castelo Rodrigo tour with tasting of regional fare OR Castelo Rodrigo hike with tasting of regional fare. Quinta de Avessada dinner. (B,L,D)

Thursday, April 7, 2022 Entre-os-Rios

Entre-os-Rios translates to “between the rivers,” and this small village is, quite appropriately, located at the confluence of the Tâmega and Douro rivers. This tranquil village offers an authentic slice of Douro River life. In the afternoon, indulge in a traditional Portuguese lunch with your fellow travelers in Entre-os-Rios at a local quinta – a country estate – for a truly authentic culinary experience. (B,L,D)

Friday, April 8, 2022 Porto

Today we return to colorful Porto, with its UNESCO World Heritage Site–designated historic quarter. Choose to explore the city on an escorted tour―including the cathedral, one of the city’s oldest monuments, and the São Bento Railway Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history―or, if you prefer to get more active, take a guided hike. Afterward, we’ll taste of port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine. then enjoy a port wine-tasting. Take the free afternoon to explore Porto’s charms on your own. “City of Bridges” tour with port wine tasting OR Porto hike with port wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Saturday, April 9, 2022 Porto (disembarkation)

Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home. (B)