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Enticing Douro Cruise with Guest Speaker The Rev. Dr. Peter Walker | Nov. 17, 2025

9 days
Portugal & Spain
Starting from $3398*

Join us on a 9-day Enticing Douro Cruise with Guest Speaker The Rev. Dr. Peter Walker starting at $3,398 Ground from Porto, Portugal, on November 17, 2025. Cruise from Porto: Rambling vineyards and charming native farms cling to the steep sides of the Douro River Valley, creating an incomparable backdrop to one of Europe’s most unspoiled regions and to Port country— the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. Visit colorful Lisbon, the city that launched countless explorers; Porto, the beautiful “City of Bridges”; and Salamanca, the “Golden City.” Taste wines from historic wineries and soak up the genuine beauty of one of Europe’s most unadulterated landscapes.

What’s Included

  • Cruise
  • Meals on Ship
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
  • 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation
  • Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary
  • Free Internet
  • Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Use of Bicycles to explore on your own
  • Other meals as listed on itinerary.

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 NOVEMBER 17 – DEPART THE USA

Board your overnight flight to Porto, Portugal.

Day 2 NOVEMBER 18 – EMBARKATION - PORTO, PORTUGAL

Board the ship for your Enticing Douro cruise. (D)

Day 3 NOVEMBER 19 – RÉGUA

This tranquil village offers an authentic slice of Douro River life. Indulge in a traditional Portuguese lunch with your fellow travelers in Regua at a local quinta – a country estate – for a truly authentic culinary experience. In the afternoon, visit the Baroque-style Palacio de Mateus and its gardens. Inside the house, you’ll see interesting furnishings, paintings and a ceiling of intricately carved wood. The gardens here are considered some of the most beautiful in Portugal. (B, L, D)

Day 4 NOVEMBER 20 – VEGA DE TERRÓN

In the morning, spend time soaking up the beauty of this picturesque port before you visit Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop with centuriesold walls, steep, narrow streets and fantastic views. You can also opt to hike up to the village should you wish for a more active exploration. (B, L, D)

Day 5 November 21 – VEGA DE TERRÓN, SPAIN – SALAMANCA

Drive to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built of golden sandstone, Salamanca is known as a “living museum,” and you will have an opportunity to step back in time to the Middle Ages during your escorted tour, which includes the city’s elegant university buildings, the New Cathedral, the intriguingly decorated House of Shells and Plaza Mayor. (B, L, D)

Day 6 NOVEMBER 22 – PINHÃO

Spend time soaking up the beauty of the Douro River as you cruise to Pinhão. Be treated to an exclusive lunch at Quinta da Avessada, where you’ll enjoy an authentic and traditional dining experience complete with entertainment. Quinta da Avessada is also a fascinating interactive museum commemorating the history and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region. You’ll have fun discovering all the various stages of wine production and doing plenty of tasting. Savor the flavors of Portugal’s renowned fortified wine, Vinho do Porto, made exclusively in the Douro Valley. Head to a local Quinta for your authentic port wine-tasting experience and enjoy the sweet nectar of this fascinating region. (B, L, D)

Day 7 November 23 – RÉGUA

Travel to picturesque Lamego, home to one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal, where you’ll go to the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies). The shrine features a staircase of nearly 700 steps, beautifully decorated with white and blue tiles, which the more active adventurer will want to climb on a guided hike. Concluding both tours, you will have the opportunity to sample local traditional specialties, such as bôlas de Lamego, bread filled with smoked ham; presunto, a type of dry-cured ham; and Espumante, a Portuguese sparkling wine. (B, L, D)

Day 8 NOVEMBER 24 – PORTO

The colorful city of Porto blends the best of old and new, which you can discover on an escorted tour of the historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the cathedral, one of the city’s oldest monuments; and the São Bento Railway Station, known for its blue and white tile panels depicting scenes from Portuguese history. If you prefer to get more active, you can go on a guided hike. In the afternoon, you’ll also enjoy a tasting of port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine. In the evening, relax on board during a scenic cruise to Afurada, a magical fishing village where you can explore during your free time. (B, L, D)

Day 9 NOVEMBER 25 – PORTO - DISEMBARKATION

Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home. (B)

Enhance Your Journey

LISBON PRE TOUR Starting from $990

November 14 - 18, 2025 • Starting at $990*

NOVEMBER 14 – DEPART THE USA
Board your overnight flight to Lisbon.

NOVEMBER 15 – ARRIVE LISBON
Arrive in Lisbon and check into your hotel.

NOVEMBER 16 – LISBON
One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Lisbon, stretches across several hills along the Tagus River. On your escorted tour, you’ll see Belém Tower, a fortified 4-story tower made of limestone, and visit the late Gothic Jerónimos Monastery, the burial place of many Portuguese kings and heroes. You will also taste a typical Portuguese pastry, Pastéis de Belém, before going to Discoveries Monument, built in honor of Portugal’s greatest maritime explorers. (B)

NOVEMBER 17 – LISBON
Enjoy a morning excursion to Serra de Sintra, one of the loveliest mountain villages in Portugal and a favorite summer residence of the Portuguese royal family for more than 500 years. Long an inspiration for artists and poets, Lord Byron once called it “perhaps the most delightful village in Europe.” High up on a rocky peak, you will tour Pena Palace, a wonderful fairytale castle dating back to Portugal’s Romantic period. (B)

NOVEMBER 18 – LISBON-PORTO-EMBARKATION
Ride a motorcoach to Tomar and take in the Castle and Convent of the Order of Christ, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is a brilliant work of 12th- to 16thcentury architecture. Continue on to Porto and board the ship for your Enticing Douro cruise. (B, D)

Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion.

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