Belo Portugal: Wine, History and Landscapes Along the Douro River
Explore little-known treasures along Europe’s Douro River, discovering local wineries, ancient architecture, Gothic cathedrals and UNESCO World Heritage Sites on expert-led excursions.
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Program No. 15893RJ
13 days
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At a Glance

Widely considered Europe’s most beautiful river, the Douro meanders through almond groves and gets you up close to the unspoiled charm of the Portuguese and Spanish cities. From national parks to port wine vineyards and into villages with Roman, Arabic and Christian roots, explore this region’s Baroque and Gothic history, folkloric culture and natural splendor.
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Keep the Pace
For people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the architectural treasures of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Visit a local winery and learn about the secrets of this wine growing region in the renowned Douro Valley.
  • Discover one of the best art collections in Portugal at the Gulbenkian Museum.
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Isabel Burnay
Isabel Burnay is an experienced leader with over 25 years in the educational travel industry, leading groups in Portugal and beyond. In addition to her specialized education in tourism, Isabel is constantly taking culture, history and tourism courses to update her knowledge and stay in touch with the latest trends in the travel world. She has worked for local as well as international travel companies leading groups from the five continents. Isabel is fluent in Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and Italian.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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