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March 29, 2024

A Perfect Luxury Portugal Adventure

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The beauty of Portugal lies in its sweeping vinyards, medeival architecture, delectable cuisine, and the charming Duoro Valley. A luxury cruise along to Duoro River is a fantastic way to experience so much of the country's rich culture and picturesque sights. You can add even more value to your trip by adding experiences before or after you sail. Leap over to Lisbon to enjoy its colorful buildings, lively squares, phenomenal pastries, and gothic architecture. Make your way to Madrid to experience its vibrant plazas, explore the largest functioning palace in Europe, and immerse yourself in the culture with a flamenco show. VIP Travel Experience can help you enhance your trip by taking advantage of these great add-on values!

Of course, your trip along the Duoro River will be an unforgettable experience in itself!

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Your journey will begin in Porto, where you can take an exlusive tour of the City of Bridges and Porto's historic quarter. You'll find monuments, shops, and cafes, along with the Sao Bento Railway Station with its beautiful painted tiles. A stop here is not complete without a trip to one of many fantastic wineries for a Port tasting, Portugal's most famous wine.

You'll travel along the Duoro to Regua where you can experience the stunning Mateus Palace and Gardens. In Lamego, you'll find the "Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies" and you can climb the "Holy Staircase" adorned with beautiful blue and white tiles. Immerse yourself in the culture by dining at local quintas and trying delicacies like Presunto (a dry-cured ham).

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Picturesque views and true hospitality await you in Pinhao, where you can marvel at the beautiful painted tiles of the Pinhao Railway Station depicting life in the Duoro Region. Then, indulge in traditional Portuguese dishes at a family-run quinta while tasting some of the unique wines from the region.

Stroll or hike through Castelo Rodrigo during your stop in Barca d'Alva to admire the sweeping views of almond trees that lend to the nickname the "White Village." Cap off your day with exclusive tastings of local almonds, cheese, bread, and wine.

There are so many ways to experience Portugal, but a luxury river cruise, especially with added stays before or after, will help you capture so many of its beautiful sights and experience its wonderful, rich culture.

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