Enchanting Douro River

October 14-22, 2022

Savor enchanting vineyards, verdant landscapes, and tremendous cultural history on a river voyage through Portugal’s Douro Valley, the birthplace of Port wine. As you embark on a round-trip journey from magical Porto, travel aboard the luxury riverboat Ama Douro, stepping off to explore timeless villages, tour remarkable collections at awe-inspiring museums, and sample world-renowned varieties. Indulge in the region's richly flavorful cuisine during private meals at vineyards, including a family-owned wine estate with centuries-old vines and strikingly modern cellars designed by a Pritzker Prize-winning Portuguese architect. Cross the border to Spain for an exciting excursion to ancient Salamanca, UNESCO-listed for its extraordinary array of Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance, and Baroque monuments. Conclude with a full-day immersion in Porto's architectural diversity and stunning gardens. Before the program, an optional prelude in Lisbon and nearby Sintra, with its extravagant palaces and fortresses atop lush hills, is offered.

Questions? Contact Donna Coggins via email at travel@wm.edu or call 757-221-1165.

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