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Unforgettable Douro

Itinerary, Prices and Dates

Round Trip Cruise from Porto 11 Days

Enjoy this luxurious, relaxing cruise as it wends through Portugal's Douro River valley.

From the World Heritage city of Porto, sail the picturesque Douro Valley as you head for Salamanca in Spain. En route you’ll pass ancient villages, visit beautiful vineyards and sample the flavours of the region. As you uncover Portugal’s hidden pockets of paradise, you’ll soon find that sailing this leisurely river is the perfect way to explore.

What's Included

  • 10 night, luxurious, all-inclusive river cruise on a Scenic 'Space Ship'
  • Most suites with private balconies
  • Fine dining with all meals included and multiple dining venues on board
  • Complimentary, all-inclusive drinks onboard
    excludes a small number of rare, fine and vintage wines and spirits
  • Wide choice of carefully selected experiences, tours and immersive experiences
  • All gratuities
  • Flights or rail from a choice of airports and ship transfers

Day 1: Porto

Map of the Douro River
Map of the Douro River

Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Porto, all of which are included at no supplement. Fly from London Gatwick with Easyjet, or Manchester or Birmingham with Lufthansa or London Stansted with Ryanair. Alternatively you can fly from London Heathrtow - please call for details.
Included Meals D

Day 2: 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.
Included Meals B L D

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 fairy tale-like property of Quinta Aveleda, a renowned regional sparkling wine producer. The incredible gardens alone make the excursion worthwhile.

This afternoon, enjoy a blissful cruise to Regua.

Sundowners: After the doors close to the general public, you’ll get to soak in the expansive views of Regua’s surrounding vineyards at an exclusive cocktail event hosted on the beautifully manicured terrace of the Douro Museum. Savour a range of port wine varietals in the most wondrous setting - and be sure to try the Port Tonic.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Regua (Ucanha & Varosa Valley)

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.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Regua - Vega de Terrón (Cruising Vinhateiro)

Today, enjoy a full day cruising the Douro Valley’s Vinhateiro wine growing region. Classified a World Heritage 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.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: (Salamanca Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

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 tapas-style lunch here, accompanied by a Flamenco dance performance, followed by some free time where you can explore at will.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Pocinho - Pinhão (Côa Valley)

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.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Pinhão

Today you’ll visit the remarkable village of Provesende, resplendently 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 and 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 into the local culture.

Freechoice: Top off a truly unforgettable day with a visit to the estate of Quinta Bonfim for a tasting of their famous export. If you’re feeling energetic, you could also choose a walk through the hillside vineyard for a unique tasting among the vines.
Included Meals B L D

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: Enjoy a decadent fine dining experience accompanied by a traditional Fado music performance at the fabulous Burmester Cellars this evening. You can look forward to an evening at what is arguably Porto’s most historic wine cave, situated at the foot of the iconic Dom Luis I pedestrian bridge – a truly unforgettable experience, once again exclusive to Scenic guests.
Included Meals B L D

Day 10: Porto (Afurada fishing village Luxury Motorcoach Transfer)

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 for the freshest tasting, to be enjoyed 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. Or visit a local corking factory. Alternatively, walk the fragrant terraces of Cristal Gardens.
Included Meals B L D

Day 11: Porto

After breakfast, transfer to Porto airport for your return flight home. Travel direct to London Heathrow or one of up to 5 UK regional airports.
Included Meals B

  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

Scenic Azure


The Scenic Azure, launched in 2016, brings Scenic's all-inclusive luxury to the Douro. Typical of Scenic's ships, most suites feature the Scenic Sun Lounge concept which offers a sit out balcony that converts to an enclosed 'sun lounge' at the touch of a button as the exterior glass panel slides shut.

A choice of formal and informal dining venues, inclusive butler services and attentive staff make for a truly enjoyable, relaxing experience.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 48 outside suites, most with private Scenic 'Sun Lounge' balconies
  • Sundeck with sun-shades, chairs & loungers
  • Outdoor vitality pool
  • Stylish Crystal dining room with open seating
  • Additional dining in Portobellos restaurant and River Café
  • Panorama lounge and bar
  • Fitness and wellness centres
  • Elevator to accommodation decks
  • Onboard boutique*
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.

Scenic Azure Deck Plan

Scenic Azure - deck plan
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Luxury Suites

All Cabins & Suites Feature

  • Private bathroom with WC, wash basin & glass shower enclosure with l'Occitane toiletries
  • King size beds with Egyptian cotton linen & pillow menu
    5' wide, UK king size bed, separable to two 2'6" twins
  • Samsung HDTV linked to Mac mini system
  • Complimentary minibar, re-stocked daily
  • Telephone, safe, hair dryer
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Plush towels, waffle bathrobes and slippers
  • Butler Service
  • Drinks service
  • Valet & shoeshine
  • One complimentary bag of laundry

RP - Royal One Bedroom Suite (Upper Deck)

Scenic Azure - Royal One Bedroom Suite (RP)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 420 sq. ft.
  • Private Scenic 'Sun Lounge' balcony with table and chairs
  • Spacious bathroom with bath and separate shower
  • Lounge seating area with sofa and armchairs
  • Additional butler services
  • Champagne on arrival
  • In suite breakfast & Morning newspaper
  • Daily fruit skewers, pre-dinner canapes and after dinner petit fours
  • Invitation to Table La Rive
  • Packing & unpacking service
  • €100pp credit for the wellness centre
  • Private Chauffeur service in selected locations
  • Unlimited laundry

BJ - Jr. Suite (Upper Deck)

Scenic Azure - Jr. Suite

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 247 sq. ft.
  • Private Scenic 'Sun Lounge' balcony with table and chairs
  • Spacious bathroom with shower over bath
  • Additional butler services
  • In suite breakfast service
  • Daily fruit skewers, pre-dinner canapes and after dinner petit fours
  • Invitation to Table La Rive
  • 2 items of clothing pressed each day

P, PA, B, BB & C - Balcony Suite (Middle & Upper Decks)

Scenic Azure - Balcony Suite (P, PA, B, BB & C)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 215 sq. ft.
  • Private Scenic 'Sun Lounge' balcony with table and chairs
  • Additional butler services (upper deck suites)
  • In suite breakfast service
  • Invitation to Table La Rive
  • 2 items of clothing pressed each day

E & D - Standard Suite (Lower Deck)

Scenic Azure - Standard Suite

Additional Features

  • Stateroom size: 172 sq. ft.
  • Smaller Fixed Window

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Prices are per person based on two sharing and are subject to availability at time of booking. Operators reserve the right to amend published prices prior to a confirmed booking being made.

A Week on the Douro River 7 Nights

River Douro, Porto

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  • A beautiful 7 night boutique cruise along the enchanting Douro river
  • Private transfer from your home
  • Boutique cruise aboard Uniworld's luxurious Queen Isabel
  • Daily guided excursions with Quietvox audio
  • Onboard entertainment and lectures
  • Captain's Dinner
  • Fine wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner onboard
  • Return scheduled economy flights from London

Porto•Regua•Guimarães•Pinhão•Vega de Terrón•Salamanca

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