Portugal's Douro River Cruise Family Bike Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Splendid Salamanca to Historic Porto
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The Douro River Valley—an idyllic place to venture with your family off the beaten track. From Spain to Portugal, discover old-world Europe along this enchanting river. Jumbled hillside villages and sun-soaked vineyards. Churches clad in gleaming azulejos. Port wine in Porto. Experience one of Europe's best-kept secrets with us.
- Behold Porto's colorful history, with its splendid plazas, churches and houses adorned with brilliantly tiled façades
- Bike with your family across the undulating river valley, famous for its full-bodied reds and crisp whites
- Savor luscious aromatic Port and learn about its provenance in its birthplace, the world-renowned Douro wine region
- Connect with the rich history of Portuguese music and its fascinating Fado roots
Days 1-2 From Salamanca, a World Heritage site, venture to the sleepy village of Lumbrales | Savor sweeping views as you bike into the Douro Valley and arrive at our ship | Pedal amid a patchwork of pastures, almond orchards and olive groves | Cycle to a fortified hilltop village for epic vistas into Portugal and Spain.
Days 3-4 View the dazzling tiles in Pinhão, a mecca for wine lovers | Ride through lush forests and the World Heritage Alto Douro region, with showstopping views | A scenic ride brings you to hilltop villages before descending back to the river | Enjoy lunch at a family-run quinta (winery) accompanied by beautiful views of the riverscape | Visit Lamego, home of one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal.
Day 5 Ride with your family along the Douro with a lovely backdrop of wine estates, perhaps catching a glimpse of the ship from high above | Relish stunning views of the countryside from the vantage point of our ship.
Bike or cruise the final stretch of the Douro into Porto, where a private guided walking tour awaits | This alluring World Heritage city will charm you with its splendid architecture, winding alleyways and ever-changing views.
Breathe in fresh ocean air along a bike path that traces the Atlantic coast | Get a feel for local life in the Vila Nova da Gaia neighborhood | Arrive back at our ship and take in superb vistas of Porto from the deck.
Please note: Due to the multiple stateroom options available on this trip, reservations can only be made by contacting one of our Trip Consultants at 800-462-2848 or via email.
PORTS OF CALL Vega Terrón | Pinhão | Peso da Régua | Caldas de Aregos | Bitetos or Entre-os-Rios | Porto
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