23416
Portugal

Discoveries Along the Douro: Portugal’s Best-Kept Secrets

On a beautiful riverboat chartered exclusively for Road Scholar, sail the Douro River to discover hidden gems in the villages and valleys of Portugal with full access to our experts.
Program No. 23416RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
2,999
Flights start at
775

At a Glance

Sail along the winding Douro River to the fairy-tale landscapes of Portugal. Aboard an exclusively chartered riverboat just for Road Scholar, you’ll have full access to our top-notch instructors as you explore medieval towns and Baroque architecture for an in-depth historical discovery. While floating from lively cities to tranquil villages, get a taste of the local culture with a bountiful selection of some of the region’s most spectacular wines and port wine. With the ship all to yourselves, soak up the most of your learning adventure by uncovering the best-kept secrets of Portugal from the locals who know it best, revealing a side of this country people seldom see.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore Porto’s historic center during a walking exploration with outstanding instructors.
  • Learn about regional port wine during an educational wine tasting with local viticulturists.
  • Discover the National Art Museum, which houses one of the finest collection of Flemish tapestries in Europe.

General Notes

Program limited to 100 participants, but divided into smaller groups with their own Group Leader.
Featured Expert
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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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Paula Cristina Alonso Fernandes
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Leonor Sousa
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