Find a soothing music and set yourself free in the peaceful and restful flow of Douro River. At the heart of Portugal, Douro will offer you the most delicious tastes as a part of its gastronomy tradition. Enlisted in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List, Douro area will open a new adventure among the famous vineyards. You can take a walk along the crystal waters of the river, running low under the bridges such Dom Luis, Arrabida and Maria Pia Bridges and blend in nature.
Begin your tour in Lisbon to assume the cultural heritage of Portugal History either by sailing on a boat or site-seeing the city or strolling around Alfama District. Add historical monuments to your trip, beginning from Jerónimos Monastery, which was designed in gothic style and included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List and Tower of Belém. During your visit to the Monastery, do not forget to visit the Maritime Museum as well.
BARCA D’ALVA – SALAMANCA
You approach Barca D’Alva surrounded by dramatic rock formations and bridges. After visiting the feudal castle, Castelo Rodrigo; you can head to ancient city Salamanca which touches the soul of its visitors as a livingmuseum.Hostingagreatnumberofinternational students with its historical structures, Salamanca will callyourattentionwithNewCathedral,a16thcentury cathedral. On the way home, open your eyes to see the similarly mesmerizing cities Senhora da Ribeira, Ferradosa, Folgosa and Leverinho. Who knows which one will appeal you the most to get off the ship and get lost in the glory?
A city of universities, Coimbra enchants its visitors on every step of their journey. Rising with a picturesque view from the Rio Mondego accompanied by Fado songs, Coimbra was once the capital of Portugal. Famous for its Universidade de Coimbra, the city welcomes visitors with its museums such as Science Museum, Museo Nacional de Machado de Castro and famous Biblioteca Joanina. And do not forget to visit Se Nova, Se Velha Cathedrals and Santa Cruz Monastery as well.
One of the oldest cities of Europe, Porto promises an unforgettable Fado night after a fulfilling city tour on tramway towards the tramway museum. You can go down the city center which is accepted in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List and stroll around the cobble stone streets to assume the historical structures dating back from the 16th and 19th centuries lining up in harmony.
REGUA & PINHAO
Once in Regua, you may be tempted by the beauty of Regua and want to walk along the river. You have an absolute right to do so. Still you can overcome the desire and begin your tour by visiting Mateus Palace in Vila Real designed in baroque style with its glorious gardens, pricelessobjectsandartisticdecorations.Bytheway,you must definitely not forget to taste the mussels and cruise along the river.