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Delightful Douro

Embark on this eight-day adventure down the Douro River, explore the various delightful destinations on our meticulously crafted itinerary and relax aboard one of our signature luxury Scenic ‘Space-Ships’.

Enjoy excursions of all different kinds; from port tastings and classical concerts to kayak rides and prehistoric workshops. Whether you’d like to get stuck in and bake some local delicacies, or view from afar the gorgeous passing scenery, your adventure with us is a guaranteed success.

Recline aboard the luxurious Scenic Azure, a small-but-mighty presence along the Douro River complete with comfortable cabins, spacious lounge areas, a variety of dining rooms and amenities for your access.

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  • Cruise Line: Scenic
  • Ship: Scenic Azure
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Aug – Nov 2024
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Delightful Douro Cruise Itinerary

From Porto to Porto, embark on a round trip through the delights found along Douro River. Enjoy prehistoric workshops, kayaking down the Pinhao River, Classical Concerts and baking local delicacies during this 8-day adventure with Scenic.

Day 1

Porto ( EMBARK)

Arrive in Porto and climb aboard your luxurious Scenic ship to commence your cruise.

Day 2


Enjoy a visit to the Douro Museum to learn about the history, culture and traditions of the Douro Valley. Afterwards, enjoy a drink of local port/port tonic on the terrace.

Day 3


Awake in Regua and explore the Douro Valley with a choice of activities. Enjoy an Excursion to Lamego, Kayaking along the Pinhao River or commence on the Mateus Palace tour.

Day 4

Vega de Terron > Salamanca

Explore the city of Vega de Terron with a choice of excursions. Embark on either a full-day excursion of Salamanca or the Freixo de Espada à Cinta with silk museum tour.

Day 5


Pay a visit to the Côa Valley Museum to enjoy a prehistoric workshop or embark on our Tastes of the Côa Valley tour for a tasting of almonds, olives and fruit products.

Day 6


Make use of the special opportunity to visit the charming village of Provesende to enjoy a piano recital at the local church, bake bola in the old bakery, learn how traditional handicraft is made and view inside the historic manor house. You also have the option to enjoy a Classical concert in Sao Francisco Church.

Day 7


Explore the region on our Guided Tour of Porto or embark on our Excursion to Guimarães. Explore the UNESCO-designated city and Ducal Palace.

Day 8


Disembark after a farewell breakfast and commence your journey home.

Delightful Douro Cruise Ships

Scenic Azure

Custom-built to sail Iberia’s stunning Douro River, Scenic Azure combines innovative and unique features that make the most of this beautiful waterway, offering supreme levels of comfort and service. Azure is the perfect complement to tranquil river views.

Vitality Pool
Al Fresco Terrace
1:2 Crew-to-Guest Ratio

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Take a round trip to Porto on the Delightful Douro

7 Nights
Aug – Nov 2024

Delightful Douro

  • Porto ( EMBARK)
  • Regua
  • Vega de Terron > Salamanca
  • Pocinho
  • Pinhão
  • Porto
  • Porto (DISEMBARK)
£2,855pp Est. Price per person
  • Scenic Azure  

Delightful Douro Cruise Review

“This cruise was everything I expected, having travelled with Scenic before. The Scenic Azure is a beautiful ship – a bit smaller than what I would deem usual for them but also less full, so everything evens out. A truly lovely all-inclusive experience; food was amazing and drinks delivered promptly when requested. The itinerary was lovely also, with plenty of unique excursions that allowed me to dive into local culture in ways I hadn’t before.”

Harriet Mason, Carlisle

Delightful Douro FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising with us:

What size is the Scenic Azure?

The Scenic Azure measures 80 metres in length and contains only 48 suites to create a more intimate experience for our guests.

Is there a return cruise?

A return cruise is unnecessary as the Delightful Douro is a round trip beginning and ending in Porto.

Will I have the opportunity to explore Guimarães?

Yes, on day 7 of the trip, whilst we’re moored in porto, there’s an option to embark on an expedition to the UNESCO-designated Guimarães.

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