Unforgettable Douro

Welcome to Porto, the gateway to the beautiful Douro Valley. Cruising this timeless waterway, you can look forward to splendid vineyards; discovering Salamanca’s incomparable architecture and experiencing the village of Provesende.

Price Includes

• 10 night luxury cruise on board Scenic Space-Ship
• All meals in up to 6 on board dining venues
• Complimentary beverages all day
• Scenic Enrich exclusive events
• Scenic Freechoice sightseeing activities
• Airport transfers
• Butler service
• Tipping and gratuities

From Sydney from $5,895* per person twin share 
From Melbourne from $5,895* per person twin share 
From Brisbane from $5,895* per person twin share 
From Adelaide from $5,895* per person twin share 
From Perth from $5,895* per person twin share





Bonus
Fly Free~ on selected departures
Early Payment Discount: $300* per person when paid in full by 31 Oct 2017.

Helloworld Exclusive Offer: $100* per person exclusive discount 

Room/Cabin information
Twin Share
Travel Dates

20 Dec 2018

Other 19 Nov 2018 departure available, seasonal surcharge may apply.


Offer Ends

30 Sep 17,

unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Bem-vindo 
Welcome to Portugal. On arrival at Porto Airport you’ll be met and transferred to the luxurious Scenic Azure. Tonight enjoy a warm welcome reception on board.
Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 - Porto > Entre-os-Rios 
Today, discover the unique historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa. Then enjoy a relaxing afternoon of cruising as your luxury Scenic Space-Ship meanders its way to Entre-os-Rios.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 - Entre-os-Rios 
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
This afternoon, 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 4 - Regua 
Freechoice
Tour the elegant town of Lamego, with its many fine Baroque structures, or enjoy a guided visit of Mateus Palace, the historic icon depicted on the labels of Portugal’s famous Mateus rosé wine.
This afternoon, you’ll discover the captivating Varosa Valley and visit the charming village of Tarouca where you’ll get to 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Regua > Vega de Terron 
Today, enjoy a full day cruising the Douro Valley’s Vinhateiro wine growing region. Classified a World Heritage-listed Site, Vinhateiro has a history of wine production that stretches back for 2000 years. In fact, its impeccable port wines have been world-famous since at least the 18th century.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Salamanca 
Take your time absorbing the sheer architectural splendour of Salamanca, a city as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. Explore the city on a guided tour before some time at leisure followed by a delicious lunch accompanied by an energetic Flamenco dance performance.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - Pocinho > Pinhão 
Over breakfast, you’ll 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.
This afternoon, enjoy your picturesque cruise to Pinhão and tonight by entertained by a traditional Portuguese musical performance on board.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Pinhão 
Today you’ll 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 – including their local bakery. This is a specially choreographed experience only open 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. What better way to immerse yourself in the local culture.
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 unique tasting among the vines.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 - Pinhão > Porto 
Having spent the previous eight days discovering the treasures of the Douro, Varosa and Côa Valleys, enjoy an exclusive Douro Valley Wine Review, as well as on board activities, including a cork jewellery workshop. 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. From the outside the facade is a mixture of Gothic and Baroque architecture and inside the interior glows with its 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 10 - Porto 
Acquaint yourself with the local fishing industry by meeting the fishermen of Afurada village as they return to port with the day’s catch. Hear their tales of the sea in a local taberna where they’ll prepare their catch over an open fire which you’ll enjoy with a chilled glass of wine. How hospitable.
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 regions famed drop in one of the most famous cellars of Porto.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 - Porto 
Your leisurely cruise of Portugal’s Douro Valley concludes after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to Porto Airport with all your wonderful memories intact.
Meals included: Breakfast


Helloworld Terms & Conditions

*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 09 Aug 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. All savings are included in the advertised price. First non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Full payment is due 31 Oct 2017. ~Flights are based on wholesale airfares in economy class with an airline of Scenic’s choosing. Flights must be booked by Scenic and must be scheduled to meet the itinerary start and end cities and dates otherwise surcharges apply. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Airline Conditions of Carriage, Scenic and Helloworld booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.