15893
Portugal
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.
Rating (4.94)
Program No. 15893eqb
Length
13 days
Starts at
3,499
Flights start at
875

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.
Activity Level
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.

General Notes

Please note that the ship varies by departure date. The Apr 6, May 25 and Sep 2 departures sail on the Infante de Henrique. The Jul 22 and Oct 21 departures sail on the Miguel Torga. The Aug 29 and Oct 10 departures sail on the Gil Eanes.
Featured Expert
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Paula Moreira
Paula Moreira was born in Portugal and currently lives in Lisbon. She enjoys art, learning about different cultures and cinema. She has taken a variety of different courses ranging from art and image to Judaism and Jewish heritage in Portugal. Paula also speaks four languages. Since 1980, she has been leading groups throughout Europe and has worked as a consultant in tourism product planning, designing and development. Paula studied psychology, tourism and cinema at University in Lisbon, receiving a master’s degree in psychology.

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

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