Romance of the Douro River
Sept. 29 - Oct. 10, 2021
The romantic Douro River meanders its way from Spain through Northern Portugal, delivering a breathtaking landscape of sculpted hills, terraced vineyards and scenic splendor. Spend three nights amid Lisbon’s intriguing landmarks and neighborhoods before boarding an exclusively chartered first-class ship for a seven-night cruise.
We’ll visit romantic Óbidos and witness the renowned University of Coimbra before traveling to colorful Porto, spread across the banks of the river. After boarding our ship, we’ll sail along the Douro to Vila Real, where we’ll taste local pastries and tour an 18th-century palace.
A visit to a traditional quinta in the stunning Alto Douro Wine Region reveals the tantalizing flavors of port wine and bountiful vistas of almond and olive groves. In Lamego, marvel at a baroque church, and discover the beauty of sun-kissed Salamanca in Spain!
This journey features a choice of included excursions and an extensive meal plan, plus a selection of complimentary beverages. No single supplement!