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ACTIVITY LEVEL

These trips require a moderate level of mobility, as most of the tours are walking tours that last up to 3 hours and may include walking on cobblestone streets and stairs. A Gentle Walkers group is offered on most included walking tours; this group accommodates those needing a little extra time and sometimes takes a shortened version of a tour, with as few stairs as possible.

If you are bringing a portable wheelchair or scooter, you must be able to collapse it and store it in your cabin. These mobility devices cannot be used on the ship, only while off the ship. They may be used on tours that are accessible, but their usefulness on tours may be limited because of cobblestone streets and stairwells and the need to lift the chair or scooter onto and off of curbs.

If you have limited mobility, you are required to travel with someone who can assist you.

Day Description
Sat
March 27, 2021–Porto, Portugal
Board the ship for your Portugal Douro River Cruise. (D)
Sun
March 28, 2021–Porto and Entre-os-Rios
The colorful city of Porto blends the best of old and new, which you can discover on an escorted tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site–designated historic quarter. The tour will include 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. You’ll also enjoy a tasting of port, Portugal’s most renowned contribution to the world of wine. If you prefer to get more active, you can go on a guided hike and then enjoy a port wine-tasting. In the evening, indulge in a traditional Portuguese dinner with your fellow travelers in Entre-Os-Rios at a local quinta—a country estate—for a truly authentic culinary experience. “City of Bridges” tour with port wine tasting OR Porto hike with port wine tasting. (B,L,D)
Mon
March 29, 2021–Régua and Pinhão
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. You’ll then go to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. Later in the day, 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. Lamego tour and Bôlas tasting OR Holy staircase hike and Bôlas tasting in Régua. Local quinta wine tasting in Pinhão. (B,L,D)
Tue
March 30, 2021–Barca d’Alva
Spend time soaking up the beauty of the Douro River as you cruise to Barca d’Alva, where you will visit Castelo Rodrigo, a small fortified village perched high on a hilltop with centuries-old walls, steep narrow streets, and fantastic views. You can also opt to hike up to the village should you wish a more active exploration. While here, taste some delicious locally grown produce. Castelo Rodrigo tour with tasting of regional fare OR Castelo Rodrigo hike with tasting of regional fare. (B,L,D)
Wed
March 31, 2021–Vega de Terrôn
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. You can also enjoy a traditional flamenco show and lunch in Salamanca. Salamanca excursion with flamenco show. (B,L,D)
Thu
April 1, 2021–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, so you’ll have fun discovering all the various stages of wine production as well as doing plenty of tasting. Morning cruise and Quinta de Avessada lunch. (B,L,D)
Fri
April 2, 2021–Régua and Porto
Watch the beautiful scenery go by on your way to Porto and enjoy a free afternoon to shop and explore all its charms on your own. (B,L,D)
Sat
April 3, 2021–Porto
Disembark the ship and prepare for your flight home. (B)
*Itinerary is subject to change due to weather, locks, schedule, river traffic, and water levels. 

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