Villages and Vintages: Cruising the Douro River Valley

05/21/2020 through 10/13/2021
05/21/2020 through 10/23/2021
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Villages and Vintages: Cruising the Douro River Valley


Discover the bohemian heart of the city that gave Port-wine its name… sample its treasures in the wine caves of Vila Nova de Gaia… sail deep into the mountain landscapes of Portuguese wine country to find wine estates, lush vineyards, idyllic riverside villages, baroque castles, hilltop medieval ruins, and rock art from the valley’s earliest inhabitants…
Our eight-day riverboat cruise on Portugal’s Douro River offers an authentic taste of life and world-class wines in a region steeped in winemaking for over 2,000 years. Explore the colorful city of Porto, an enticing labyrinth of winding streets, baroque churches and blue-tiled houses, where port wine is made and stored. Board ms Andorinha and trace the wine to its source, the quintas and picture-postcard villages of the Douro River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site… discover terraced vineyards and enjoy tours, tastings, wine pairings, and a lesson in port cocktail-making… tour baroque Mateus Palace… and immerse yourself in local history and culture, the prehistoric art of Foz Côa, the views from hilltop Castelo Rodrigo and more…

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Day 1 Porto, Portugal
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Day 2 Porto, Portugal
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Day 8 Porto, Portugal
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