Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon & Madrid

Resort:Unforgettable Douro with Lisbon & Madrid
Operator: Scenic
Destination: Europe, Portugal, Spain
Price From: £28475.00


Revel in a sense of adventure across 17 days from Lisbon to Madrid. The flavour of this incomparable part of the world is sure to take your breath away.


Day 1: Bem-vindo

On arrival at Lisbon Airport you’ll be escorted to your centrally located hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with your Tour Director and fellow guests. A truly wonderful experience awaits you.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Lisbon

This morning, take part in a guided exploration of Portugal’s pretty capital.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Lisbon

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure, so take advantage of everything that lovely Lisbon has to offer. This evening you’ll get to experience Portuguese cuisine at its finest.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 4: Lisbon > Porto

Our journey via Portugal’s medieval capital, Coimbra, will see you travelling to Porto where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure to begin your cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 5: Porto > Entre-os-Rios

Today, discover the unique historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio do 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 6: Entre-os-Rios

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, a renowned regional sparkling wine producer. The incredible gardens alone make the excursion worthwhile.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 7: Regua

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.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 8: 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 9: Salamanca

Take your time absorbing the sheer architectural splendour of Salamanca, a city as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. You’ll get to enjoy a fabulous Spanish dining experience for lunch, accompanied by an energetic Flamenco dance performance, followed by some free time where you can explore at will.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 10: Pocinho > Pinh£o

Over breakfast, you’ll enjoy a leisurely cruise to nearby Pocinho for our Côa Valley discovery.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 11: Pinh£o

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, and the bar with its wonderfully eclectic collection of regional wares. 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.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 12: Pinh£o > 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.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 13: 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.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 14: Porto > Madrid

After breakfast you’ll board your included flight from Porto to Madrid. On arrival transfer to your luxurious hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 15: Madrid

This morning, enjoy a tour of Madrid, including the 17th century Austrian Quarter and the Sabatini Gardens.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 16: Madrid

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure in Spain’s largest city. Stroll the city’s fashionable boutiques, relax in one of Madrid’s many manicured gardens, or explore the surrounding area.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17: Madrid

Depart after breakfast, with truly fabulous memories intact, and transfer to Madrid Airport for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast