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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Unforgettable Douro

Discover sleepy Portuguese villages and the Douro Valley's famous wine growing regions on this superb voyage from Porto along the sun-drenched River Douro on Scenic Azure. Includes shore excursions, return flights from the UK, butler service and all gratuities

Fly Cruise
10 nights from £3145pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Porto
  • Porto
  • Scenic FreeChoice tour to Guimaraes
  • Scenic Sundowner in Regua
  • Scenic FreeChoice tour of Mateus Palace
  • Vineyard on the Douro
  • World Heritage city of Salamanca
  • Vineyard in Pinhao
  • Pinhao Railway Station
  • Pinhao scenery

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday


Save up to £500pp PLUS free private door-to-door transfers! Applies to 2018 departures. Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius. Subject to availability. Book by 15 Mar 2018

2019 dates at 2018 prices - save £1000 per couple PLUS free private door-to-door transfers! Private door-to-door transfers are complimentary within a 75 mile radius. Terms and conditions apply. Book by 30 Apr 2018

Unforgettable Douro Special Offer

Pass ancient villages, visit beautiful vineyards and sample local delicacies as you journey along the sun-drenched River Douro.

Join brand new, luxurious ship Scenic Azure in the World Heritage city of Porto and sail the picturesque Douro Valley. From Entre-os-Rios, visit Guimaraes, dominated by an impressive Medieval castle or sample some of the region's famous sparkling wine at Quinta Aveleda.

Discover the fertile lands of the Varosa Valley, a famous wine growing region and enjoy a tapas-style lunch in Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of architecture treasures.

Visit Coa Valley, a sacred site with prehistoric rock carvings and taste the famous port at a local quinta near Pinhao, before Scenic Azure heads back to Porto where this holiday comes to an end.

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Flavours of the Douro Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Porto (Portugal)

Choose from a selection of regional airports. On arrival in Porto, you will be met and transferred to your luxurious ship, Scenic Azure. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception on board. (D)

Day 2 - Porto - Entre-os-Rios

The World Heritage city of Porto was an outpost of the Roman Empire and is one of the oldest European centres. Discover the treasures of this city on an included tour before spending a relaxing afternoon cruising along the Douro on the way to Entre-os-Rios. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Entre-os-Rios

Today, choose from two Scenic FreeChoice excursions. The first is a visit to Guimaraes which was the seat of the first King of Portugal. See the magnificent medieval castle on a guided tour. Alternatively, travel to Quinta Aveleda, a famous regional wine producer where you can enjoy a tasting. In 2019, you can explore the Douro Museum at your own pace. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Regua

Enjoy a guided tour of Lamego with its impressive Baroque architecture or visit the 18th-century Mateus Palace on a Scenic FreeChoice excursion. This afternoon, travel to the beautiful Varosa Valley and visit the beautiful village of Tarouca. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Vega de Terron

Spend a full day cruising the Douro Valley's Vinhateiro wine growing region. It is classified as a World Heritage Site and its port wine has been world famous since the 18th-century. The tradition of viticulture has resulted in a landscape of unique beauty matched by the warmth of locals. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Salamanca (Spain)

This morning there is a scenic drive through Spanish farmlands to the World Heritage city of Salamanca, renowned for its ornate sandstone architecture. Enjoy a delicious tapas-style lunch of locally produced delicacies. In 2019, lunch is accompanied by a Flamenco show. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Pocinho (Portugal) - Pinhao

Cruise to Pocinho, our gateway to the remote Coa Valley. You can choose from three Scenic FreeChoice excursions today. Visit the award winning Coa Valley Museum, enjoy a canoeing excursion on the Sabor River or perhaps join a tastes of the Coa Valley excursion. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Pinhao

Explore the beautiful village of Provesende with the locals as they introduce you to their way of life. You'll also visit the church for a special recital and enjoy a wine tasting at Morgadio da Calcada. There is also a Freechoice excursion to a local quinta estate for tasting of their famous export. There is also the option to walk through a vineyard for a tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Pinhao - Porto

Enjoy an exclusive Douro Valley Wine Review and onboard activities as you head to Porto. Take part in a Scenic Enrich experience this evening. Enjoy a private concert at Sao Francisco Church. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Porto

In 2018, meet the fishermen of Afurada as they return with the day's catch. Enjoy a chilled glass of wine as they prepare their catch for you. There are several Freechoice excursions available. Visit the oldest remaining Canning Factory in Porto, explore a local corking factory or visit Vila Nova de Gaia. In 2019, hear stories of the sea as you enjoy lunch in a local taberna accompanied by a glass of wine. Later, visit the oldest Canning Factory in Porto or a local corking factory. Alternatively, head to the Vila Nova de Gaia. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Porto - UK

After breakfast, disembark Scenic Azure and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

The Captain reserves the right to alter the itinerary to suit wind and weather conditions.

Price Includes

  • 10-night all inclusive cruise on Scenic Azure
  • Return flights from up to 9 regional UK airports
  • Transfers to and from airport and ship
  • Unlimited beverages on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee, tea and bottled water (Selected premium beverages not included)
  • Personal butler service with all cabins
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Included shore excursions (as mentioned in itinerary)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • On board entertainment and insightful lectures
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All port charges, airport taxes, security charges and UK Air Passenger Duty

Special Features

  • Scenic FreeChoice excursions
  • Scenic Enrich:
  • Enjoy a private concert at Sao Francisco Church

2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Scenic Azure
Apr 08£3645£3145
Apr 18, 28£3645£3645
May 28£3845£3845
Jul 24£3745£3745
Aug 13£4045£4045
Aug 23£4045£3545
Sep 12, 29£4045£4045
Oct 19£3745£3245

2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Brochure Price from Blue Water Price from
Scenic Azure
Apr 04£3645£3145
May 08; Jun 11, 21£3845£3345
Jul 01, 11, 21£3745£3245
Aug 07, 17; Sep 03, 13£4045£3545
Oct 10, 20£3745£3245

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a Cat E Standard Suite. Single supplements are available - please contact us
  • Cat D - 2018: £165pp 2019: £145pp
  • Cat C1 - 2018: £350pp 2019: £275pp
  • Cat C - 2018: £845pp 2019: £695pp
  • Cat BB - 2018: £1095pp 2019: £845pp
  • Cat B - 2018: £1185pp 2019: £1095pp
  • Cat PA - 2018: £1245pp 2019: £1195pp
  • Cat P - 2018: £1445pp 2019: £1395pp
  • Cat BJ - 2018: £1695pp 2019: £1595pp
  • Cat RJ - 2018: £1795pp 2019: £1695pp
  • Cat RP - 2018: £3295pp 2019: £2995pp
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