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. 15893JZX
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.
Activity Level
Active: 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 Portugal’s glorious past as a superpower of the sea at Lisbon’s National Maritime Museum.

General Notes

All 2017 dates will be on the ms Infante Don Henrique, except dates 06/07/17 and 09/27/17, which sail on the ms Fernao De Magalhaes.
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