Delightful Douro 2023
River Cruising
 9 Days • 20 Meals
Board the luxurious Scenic Azure in Porto for your 7-night cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley.

  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Accommodations aboard a 5-Star Scenic Space-Ship
  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew
  • English-speaking Cruise Director
  • Activity Manager will host onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment
  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
  • Butler service for all guests
  • Up to five onboard dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • Complimentary premium beverages onboard all day, every day
  • Complimentary full minibar throughout your cruise
  • Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Complimentary e-bikes onboard for use ashore
  • All gratuities included

Day Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Porto, Portugal.
Day Day 2  Porto, Portugal
Welcome to Porto, where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure for your 7-night cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley. Meal: D
Day 3  Porto – Regua
Enjoy onboard activities such as traditional tile painting, or simply relax as your luxurious Scenic Space-Ship meanders its way to Regua where you’ll 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: B, L, D
Day 4  Regua – Vega de Terron
Freechoice: Tour the elegant town of Lamego, with its many fine Baroque structures such as the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios and the Lamego Museum, or enjoy a guided visit of Mateus Palace, the historic icon depicted on the labels of Portugal’s famous Mateus rosé wine.

Alternatively, you may choose to go kayaking along the Pinhão River. Enjoy a full afternoon cruising the Vinhateiro wine region as you continue onward towards Spain. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vinhateiro has a history of wine production that stretches back 2,000 years. Meals: B, L, D
Day 5  Vega de Terron
Freechoice: Cross the border to Spain for a full-day excursion while you take your time absorbing the architectural splendor of Salamanca, a city as visually striking as it is historically intriguing.

Alternatively, you may choose to visit the Portuguese village, Freixo de Espada à Cinta for a guided tour and visit to their silk museum. Freixo de Espada à Cinta is the only municipality where silk is still processed entirely by hand. Meals: B, L, D
Day 6  Pocinho – Pinhão
Freechoice: Visit the award-winning Côa Valley Museum and enjoy a pre-historic workshop. Alternatively, join the ‘Tastes of the Côa Valley’ excursion and sample some of the region’s products such as jams, marmalade's and sugared almonds. Meals: B, L, D
Day 7  Pinhão – Porto
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 – an experience exclusive to Scenic guests. Enrich: The beauty of São Francisco Church is sure to impress. The façade is a mixture of Gothic and Baroque architecture, while the interior glows with intricate wood carvings covered in gold. Witness a spectacular private concert in these wondrous surroundings. Meals: B, L, D
Day Day 8  Porto
Discover the historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio da Bolsa, a neoclassical-style building that started construction in 1842 and took over 65 years to complete. Freechoice: Join a guided tour of Guimarães, the seat of the first King of Portugal and dominated by the impressive Ducal Palace, which dates back to medieval times.

Alternatively, you may choose a tasting at the fairytale property of Quinta da Aveleda. Located in the famous Vino Verde region and a renowned regional sparkling wine producer, the incredible gardens alone make the excursion worthwhile. Meals: B, L, D
Day Day 9  Porto / USA
After breakfast, transfer to the Porto airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking wonderful memories with you. Meal: B

Days 2 - 8   Aboard the Scenic Azure


 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Stateroom Category Per Person twin
E - Standard Suite - Jewel
August 26, 2023 E - Standard Suite - Jewel $5,195
D - Standard Suite - Jewel $5,195
C - Balcony Suite - Sapphire $6,445
C1 - Riverview Suite - Sapphire $6,445
BB - Balcony Suite - Sapphire $6,445
B - Balcony Suite - Sapphire $6,445
BJ - Junior Suite - Sapphire $7,095
PA - Balcony Suite - Diamond $6,795
P - Balcony Suite - Diamond $6,795
RJ - Junior Suite - Diamond $7,595
RP - Royal One-Bedroom - Diamond $8,895
November 5, 2023 E - Standard Suite - Jewel $4,995
D - Standard Suite - Jewel $4,995
C - Balcony Suite - Sapphire $6,245
C1 - Riverview Suite - Sapphire $6,245
BB - Balcony Suite - Sapphire $6,245
B - Balcony Suite - Sapphire $6,245
BJ - Junior Suite - Sapphire $6,895
PA - Balcony Suite - Diamond $6,595
P - Balcony Suite - Diamond $6,595
RJ - Junior Suite - Diamond $7,395
RP - Royal One-Bedroom - Diamond $8,695
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Passport & Visas: Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport.  Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour.  Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited.
NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.


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