Portugal's Douro River Cruise Walking & Hiking Tour
Stunning Salamanca to Vibrant Porto
From $5,498 - $8,698 pp dbl. occ. | 8 days / 7 nights
(+$2,700 to $4,300 for sgl. occ.)
Plus $182 pp port fees.
Oh, the wondrous places your feet will take you in this region so rich in beauty and charm. Ancient Spanish trails, Portuguese city streets, World Heritage terraced vineyards and glorious river gorges. Then walk aboard your floating hotel, sit back and sip a glass of port as you watch old-world Europe drift slowly by.
- Hike in the rolling Douro Valley amid family-run quintas (wineries) with terraced vineyards cascading to the golden river below
- Enjoy pure bliss in a bottle—from famed, luscious port to the robust reds and dry whites of the renowned Douro wine region
- Discover historic riches in vibrant Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, brimming with architectural and cultural gems
- Photograph off-the-beaten-path sights and World Heritage landscapes in Spain's Salamanca and northern Portugal's heartland
Day 1 From Salamanca, journey near the border of Spain and Portugal | Hike through the Arribes del Duero Natural Park along historic railway lines | Descend into the Douro Valley amid olive and almond trees, and cross into Portugal on foot.
Days 2-3 Hike from the fortified hilltop village of Castelo Rodrigo | Experience the Douro lock system's feat of engineering as you sail through | Gaze at the lovely azulejos in Pinhão, a mecca for wine lovers | Descend into the Torto Valley, lush with orange and apple trees.
Days 4-5 Ready to test your mettle? Climb the zigzagging steps of Nossa Senhora Sanctuary, a baroque sight to behold | Walk along the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route | Relax during an afternoon cruise on the Douro | Hike within the Serra da Aboboreira, an absolute hidden gem | Be awed by historic water mills, stone villages and enormous rock formations.
Day 6 Walk along the wooden walkways of Passadiços do Paiva to admire the rugged Paiva River gorge | Delight in the scent of fresh salty air on a breezy beach walk along the Atlantic.
Days 7-8 Discover the enchanting World Heritage city of Porto on a private guided walking tour | Taste your way through the wine lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia | Enjoy an unforgettable farewell dinner and morning journey to Lisbon.
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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