Something to Wine About
Wine tastings? Your cruise through the Douro River Valley has them in spades! Tip a glass or two with tapas, pastries, or local olive oil straight from the farm!
The Writing’s on the Wall
Stroll through the riverside lanes of Matosinhos and up Avenida da Boavista to admire some of the modern charms of Porto–from ancient avenues to iconic Azulejo tiles to avant-garde graffiti and marvelous murals.
Pedal. Coast. Pedal.
Hop on a bike tour along Porto’s picture-postcard coastline and the picturesque pathways of Vila Nova de Gaia—with an expert biologist.
Join a professional painter to learn the art of azulejos (Portuguese tile). Paint your own authentic tiles in the traditional way with blue paint on glazed tilework so intrinsic to Portuguese culture, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Fado, Re, Mi!
Portuguese Fado music seduces the soul and steals the heart of anyone within range of its striking melodies and passionate performers. Just try not to be moved by this timeless tradition of moving musical emotion.
Glide by kayak through the spectacular canyons of the Gorges de l’Ardèche – called the “European Grand Canyon.”
Bank On It.
Explore one of Northern Portugal’s most ancient towns with a stroll through Amarante—perfectly poised below the great Serra do Marão mountain and beside the beautiful banks of the Tâmega River where enchantment pours along the banks of the longest tributary of the Douro.
Spend time in a Provençal farmhouse and fill your senses with the scents of essential oils while learning how they’re created and curated.
Steal away to Spain’s Golden City of Salamanca to have your breath taken away by resplendent Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, and Renaissance architecture. Dig in to a tempting platter of traditional Castilian Toston Asado—on us!
Marvel at Vila Nova de Foz Côa where prehistoric rock art remains as the most important collection of Paleolithic figurations known today.
Visit Freixo de Numão, a charming village nestled between mountains and vineyards where granite houses stand near Roman, Medieval, and modern ruins.
Mind Blown, Naturally.
Explore a new dimension in nature’s beauty in Freixo de Espada à Cinta village in the spectacularly beautiful Douro International Natural Park.