Portugal's Douro River Cruise & Pousadas
Travel through captivating Portugal and along the breathtaking Douro River – a region rich in culture and beauty. Enjoy a relaxing 6-night deluxe Douro River cruise on the “river of gold.” Sail past famous terraced vineyards that rise up to 2,200 high and through one of the world’s oldest wine making regions. Pass through the impressive lock of Carrapatello, the highest in Europe at 115 feet. Discover the splendid 18th-century Mateus Palace and Gardens. Explore Salamanca, one of Spain’s most beautiful cities. Spend time at a traditional “quinta” (wine estate) for a tour and tasting. Spend 5 nights in pousadas – elegant, unique, historic hotels. Visit 8 UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Convent of the Knights Templar of Tomar and the Tower of Belem in Lisbon. Call upon Porto, birthplace of Prince Henry the Navigator. Linger in charming Cascais on the Portuguese Riviera. Watch the secrets of Portuguese cuisine come to life during an interactive cooking class. Explore the walled city of Evora, Portugal’s Museum City. Raise a glass of the nation’s renowned Port wine and toast a land with a fascinating history and welcoming charm.