Join Cruise Everything and a small group of guests
as we sail on an ultra luxury riverboat on
Portugal’s Beautiful Douro River

September 9 to 22, 2018
14-Day Douro River Cruise
Including 3-Days in Lisbon, Portugal

Cruise and Tour Hosted by Betty and Herb Tinley of Cruise Everything

Betty and Herb Tinley are delighted to announce the hosting of their fourth Scenic River Cruise on Portugal’s historic Douro River aboard the Scenic Azure.  Our journey begins with 3 days in Lisbon. The Age of Discovery first began here in the 15thcentury. We will discover that this is the city of Explorers and Monuments and then venture to the spectacular sea coast. Sailing from Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, we embark on an 11 day cruise through one of the most iconic wine growing regions of Europe. On this truly timeless waterway we will have wine tastings when visiting several vineyards while at the same time discovering the regions’ fascinating history. Medieval villages and landmarks abound with none better to be experienced than the Ucanah Bridge in the gorgeous Varosa Valley. You will see from reading the daily itinerary that the experiences we will encounter each day and evening will be both fascinating and just plain “fun.” Eleven days on the Douro allows extensive cruising during the day so that the cruising experience can be enjoyed to the maximum.

For those who have cruised on Scenic ships before you are well acquainted with the extraordinary pleasures river cruising has to offer and the superb 5 star luxury Scenic Cruises delivers. For those of you that have not yet sailed on Scenic, you are in for a real treat. Scenic Cruises is not only the premier river cruising company, it is known for delivering the Best Value in the industry. Scenic’s European chefs never cease to amaze. They draw inspiration from the regions we pass through. They source from local markets and regional suppliers which means the food is fresh and seasonal.  Scenic is truly “all inclusive.” Others claim to be but surprise you onboard with extra charges for the better shore excursions or up charges for palatable wine. There are no extra charges on Scenic, and the wines are superb. Everything is included. This goes for all tipping too; both on the ship and land tour guides and bus drivers. Dollar for dollar, Scenic is unequaled in value and service.

Cruising the Douro River has become very popular. The locks are smaller than those on other European rivers and thus the ships are smaller. The Scenic Azure only accommodates 96 passengers vs 169 on the other ships. This same reduction in ship capacity holds true for all other ships on the Douro too. This reduction in capacity coupled with Scenic’s 5 star luxury rating, the beauty of the river and the excitement of the shore excursions causes this ship to sell out quickly.  Cruise Everything is holding 10 staterooms for our valued clients. When they are gone, they are gone. Call Herb or Betty at 239-275-1717 or 800-959-SHIP to review all the details and secure your reservation. Remember, the Scenic Azure is small and availability is limited.

UNFORGETTABLE DOURO / PORTUGAL’S BEAUTIFUL DOURO RIVER
“WHERE TIME HAS STOOD STILL”

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ALL-INCLUSIVE LUXURY
Scenic ‘Space-Ship’ Ultimate Inclusions

  • Complimentary beverages all day, everyday
     
  • Private butler service for all guests
     
  • Scenic Riverview – interactive on board commentary
     
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
     
  • Electronically assisted Bicycles
     
  • Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’
     
  • Five dining options onboard
     
  • Return airport transfers

Scenic Enrich

Exclusive once in a lifetime experiences

  • Enjoy a decadent fine dining experience accompanied by a traditional Fado music performance at the fabulous Burmester Cellars. You can look forward to an evening at what is arguably Porto’s most historic wine cave, situated at the foot of the iconic Dom Luis I pedestrian bridge – a truly unforgettable experience, once again exclusive to Scenic guests.

Scenic Sundowners

  • After the doors close to the general public, you’ll get to soak in the expansive views of Regua’s surrounding vineyards at an exclusive cocktail event hosted on the beautifully manicured terrace of the Douro Museum. Savour a range of port wine varietals in the most wondrous setting – and be sure to try the Port Tonic.

Scenic Tailormade

  • 25 options to choose from in 14 locations

Scenic FreeChoice

  • 21 included options to choose from in 14 locations

Dining Experiences

  • 33 superb meals including, 13 Breakfasts (B), 8 Lunches (L) and 12 Dinners (D)

SCENIC CRUISES ULTIMATE FEATURES

  • Spacious full size balcony suites in 84% of all cabins (Does not include category E & D staterooms)
     
  • Scenic ‘Sun Lounge’
     
  • Five dining options: including River Café and Portobellos
     
  • Relax in our three viewing areas
     
  • Complimentary wine, beer and alcoholic beverages all day, everyday - even in your stateroom or suite!
     
  • Private butler service in all staterooms and suites
     
  • All shore excursions and activities included
     
  • Scenic Riverview – interactive on board commentary
     
  • All meals included
     
  • In room dining
     
  • On board entertainment
     
  • Wellness Centre
     
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi internet
     
  • Electronically assisted Bicycles
     
  • Nordic walking sticks
     
  • Experienced Cruise Director
     
  • Airport transfers
     
  • All tipping and gratuities included               

Some conditions apply

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14- DAY TRIP ITINERARY
11-Day Cruise with 3-Days in Lisbon, Portugal

09-08-18:  Optional Flights from US

Fly from your choice of gateways and meet your Cruise Everything escorts, Betty and Herb Tinley in Lisbon.

09-09-18:  Bem-vindo (D)

On arrival at Lisbon Airport you’ll be escorted to your centrally located hotel. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with your Tour Director and fellow guests. A truly wonderful experience awaits you.

09-10-18:  Lisbon (B)

This morning, take part in a guided exploration of Portugal’s pretty capital.
Freechoice: Journey to Lisbon’s seaside suburbs of Cascais and Estoril and enjoy a picturesque and informative tour. Alternatively, climb to the hilltop town of Sintra and visit the impressive Sintra Palace.

09-11-18:  Lisbon (B,D)

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure, so take advantage of everything that lovely Lisbon has to offer. This evening you’ll get to experience Portuguese cuisine at its finest.

09-12-18:  Lisbon to Porto (B,D)

Our journey via Portugal’s medieval capital, Coimbra, will see you travelling to Porto where you’ll board the luxurious Scenic Azure to begin your cruise of the idyllic Douro Valley.

09-13-18:  Porto to Entre-os-Rios (B,L,D)

Today, discover the unique historic treasures of Porto, including a visit to Palacio do Bolsa. Then enjoy a relaxing afternoon of cruising as your luxury Scenic Space-Ship meanders its way to Entre-os-Rios.

09-14-18:  Entre-os-Rios (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Guimarães was the seat of the first King of Portugal and is dominated by the impressive Ducal Palace, which dates back to medieval times. It’s a great tour to kickstart your interest in this fascinating region. Alternatively, you could choose a tasting at the fairytale property of Quinta Aveleda, a renowned regional sparkling wine producer. The incredible gardens alone make the excursion worthwhile. 

This afternoon, enjoy a blissful cruise to Regua.
Sundowners: After the doors close to the general public, you’ll get to soak in the expansive views of Regua’s surrounding vineyards at an exclusive cocktail event hosted on the beautifully manicured terrace of the Douro Museum. Savour a range of port wine varietals in the most wondrous setting – and be sure to try the Port Tonic.

09-15-18:  Regua (B,L,D)

Freechoice: Tour the elegant town of Lamego, with its many fine Baroque structures, or enjoy a guided visit of Mateus Palace, the historic icon depicted on the labels of Portugal’s famous Mateus rosé wine.

This afternoon, you’ll discover the captivating Varosa Valley and visit the charming village of Tarouca where you’ll get to explore the restored Monastery of Saint John of Tarouca. En route walk the fortified bridge of Ucanha, Portugal’s first toll bridge, spanning the crystal clear waters of the Varosa River.
09-16-18:  Regua  to Vega de Terron (B,L,D)


Today, enjoy a full day cruising the Douro Valley’s Vinhateiro wine growing region. Classified a World Heritage-listed Site, Vinhateiro has a history of wine production that stretches back for 2000 years. In fact, its impeccable port wines have been world-famous since at least the 18th century.

09-17-18:  Salamanca (B,L,D)

Take your time absorbing the sheer architectural splendour of Salamanca, a city as visually striking as it is historically intriguing. You’ll get to enjoy a fabulous Spanish dining experience for lunch, accompanied by an energetic Flamenco dance performance, followed by some free time.

09-18-17:  Pocinho to Pinhão (B,L,D)

Over breakfast, you’ll enjoy a leisurely cruise to nearby Pocinho for our Côa Valley discovery.

Freechoice: Visit the award-winning Côa Valley Museum and enjoy a pre-historic workshop. If you’re more adventurous at heart, take a canoeing excursion on the Sabor River. Alternatively, you could join the ‘Tastes of the Côa Valley’ excursion and visit Casa Painova for a sweet almond workshop and a tasting of their almond, olive and fruit products.
This afternoon, enjoy your picturesque cruise to Pinhão.

09-19-18:  Pinhão (B,L,D)

Today you’ll visit the remarkable village of Provesende, showcasing the Portugal of yesteryear. Wander the atmospheric streets of this quaint village with the locals as they proudly introduce you to their way of life – including their local bakery, and the bar with its wonderfully eclectic collection of regional wares. This is a specially choreographed experience only open to Scenic guests. You’ll also visit the church for a special recital, and enjoy wine tasting at the restored manor house of Morgadio da Calçada. What better way to immerse yourself in the local culture
Freechoice: Top off a truly unforgettable day with a visit to the estate of Quinta Bonfim for a tasting of their famous export. If you’re feeling energetic, you could also choose a walk through the hillside vineyard for a unique tasting among the vines.

09-20-18:  Pinhão  to Porto (B,L,D)

Having spent the previous eight days discovering the treasures of the Douro, Varosa and Côa Valleys, enjoy an exclusive Douro Valley Wine Review, as well as on board activities, including a cork jewellery workshop. Otherwise, simply enjoy the beauty of the region as you cruise back into Porto.
Scenic Enrich: Enjoy a decadent fine dining experience accompanied by a traditional Fado music performance at the fabulous Burmester Cellars. You can look forward to an evening at what is arguably Porto’s most historic wine cave, situated at the foot of the iconic Dom Luis I pedestrian bridge – a truly unforgettable experience, once again exclusive to Scenic guests.

09-21-18:  Porto (B,L,D)

Acquaint yourself with the local fishing industry by meeting the fishermen of Afurada village as they return to port with the day’s catch. Hear their tales of the sea in a local taberna where they’ll prepare their catch over an open fire which you’ll enjoy with a chilled glass of wine. How hospitable.
Freechoice: Visit the oldest remaining Canning Factory in Porto for an insight into their 100-year-old family business. Or visit a local corking factory. Alternatively, walk the fragrant terraces of Cristal Gardens.

09-22-18:  Porto (B)

Your leisurely cruise of Portugal’s Douro Valley concludes after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to Porto Airport with all your wonderful memories intact.

B= Breakfast    L=Lunch    D=Dinner

Itinerary subject to change.  Ship’s Registry is Maltese.

EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT RATES
The following rates reflect the Early Booking savings when deposited by May 31, 2017.

Availability is very limited and rates will increase June 30, 2017.  Book now to receive reduced air.

14 Day Unforgettable Douro River Cruise including
3 Nights Pre-Cruise in Lisbon

Scenic Azure  Built 2016     Length 262 feet     Passengers 96     Cabins 48     Crew 36

  • Standard Riverview Window Suite from $7,085.00
  • Private Balcony Suite from $8,680.00
  • Larger Junior Balcony Suite from $9,880.00

Rates listed are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to change and availability.

Port Charges of $425.00 per person included in all rates above.

Deposit: $500.00 per person-nonrefundable.  Final Payment Due: May 1, 2018

AIR PROMOTION

Book a balcony or better suite and fly round-trip Economy Class (From 25 select US gateways) for $495.00 per person or take an additional discount of $300.00 per person off the above rates.

  • At the time air is ticketed, 9 months prior to sailing, an additional non refundable deposit of $1500 per person is due.
  • Business Class Upgrade Options available at an additional charge.

TRAVEL PROTECTION INSURANCE

Travel Guard Cruise Protection and Health Insurance is available and recommended by Cruise Everything.  Rates are based on vacation amount and age at time of purchase.  Please ask for a quote.

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EARLY BOOKING INCENTIVES. Early booking incentive fares are for a limited number of cabins on selected sailings subject to availability at time of booking. All bookings are subject to Scenic Tours full terms and conditions  Strictly limited staterooms/suites available on set departures and subject to availability.  Early bird offers are not combinable with reduced single supplements on E and D cabins.  Optional Items available at an additional charge:  Round-trip airfare from 25 US gateways, Travel Guard Cruise Protection Insurance (Highly recommended), and other items of a personal nature.  Information and pricing is subject to change without notice. Minimum of 20 guests required for hosts to accompany tour. While we do our very best to ensure that information and pricing appearing in this brochure and on our website is complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for incomplete and inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. In the event of a pricing error, misrepresentation or omission, we reserve the right to adjust the pricing or make any other corrections.

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