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PORTUGAL / SPAIN

Adventures Afloat: Hiking & Walking Along Portugal’s Douro Valley

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Program #21157RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Flowing through northern Portugal and Spain, the Douro and its river valley are the backbone of the region’s spectacular scenery, quaint villages and thriving wine industry. Experience the essence of Portugal during this river voyage along the beautiful Douro, and enjoy walking adventures as means of exploring the region’s idyllic countryside, thriving vineyards and historic architecture.


Highlights

• Explore the medieval streets of the old city of Salamanca in western Spain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
• Meet the owner of a local winery and learn the secrets of the wine industry in the Douro Valley.
• Each day offers a non-hiking field trip option that still allows you to explore the Douro region.

Activity Notes

Hiking up to five miles; walking up to two miles at a time over uneven terrain and cobblestones; standing up to 1.5 hours at a time.

Itinerary Summary

Porto (Portugal) 1 night; aboard MS Infante don Henrique, 7 nights (ports of call include Regua, Vila Real, Salamanca (Spain), Barca D’Alva (Portugal), Ferradosa); departure.

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8 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
4 Performances

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