Home> Join Scenic for a luxury river cruise on the waterways of Europe, and journey through a land of indelible culture and heritage. The rivers of the continent connect more than countries; they allow you to discover multiple destinations in one seamless journey — from enchanting capitals to landscapes of arresting beauty. Highlights Thanks to our impressive fleet of Space-Ships, we cruise to every corner of Europe. Discover the ‘joie de vivre’ of France on the Seine, Saône, Rhône, Garonne and Dordogne. Bask in the sun-kissed beauty of Portugal’s Douro. Or cruise the classic routes of the Rhine and the Danube through Europe’s cultural heartland, and all in the utmost elegance and luxury. With Scenic river cruises, a journey of wonder and discovery awaits. River Cruise Destinations: Porto Porto, with its proximity to the Atlantic coast, was repeatedly the focus of would be occupiers over the centuries. Today, we offer a wide selection of Porto river cruise itineraries, allowing guests to fully explore one of Europe’s most charismatic destinations. Cobblestone streets lined with boutiques, cafés and wine bars make for a dreamy afternoon spent window-shopping. The city was also home to innovation in shipbuilding during the 14th and 15th centuries, which in turn gave birth to Portugal’s magical Age of Discovery. While touring the nearby village of Afurada where the Douro empties into the Atlantic, we invite you to join us at the docks to meet the local fishermen returning to port with their catch. You can observe the preparation of the fresh fish, before enjoying it with a glass of crisp chilled wine. Porto also has enormous historical significance for Portugal. Here you can stroll the same streets as Portugal’s first King, Alfonso I. Greater Porto is an area that has been settled for thousands of years and in 2012 was named joint European capital of culture with Maribor, Slovenia. There are a myriad of treasures to unearth as you take your time in exploring the ancient city’s charming lanes during your Porto river cruise. Ready to start planning your Porto river cruise adventure? Taste the spectrum of port wine It wouldn’t be a Portugal river cruise without at least one evening devoted to tasting the many port wine varietals of the Douro Valley. We’ve arranged an exclusive cocktail function showcasing 12 of the region’s port wines – both red and white – at the spectacular Burmester Cellars. Located at the foot of the historic Dom Luis I pedestrian bridge as you enter into the heart of Porto, these Cellars are among the most celebrated wine caves in Porto. Built at the end of the 18th century and remaining true to their original architecture, the light and temperature of this region create optimal conditions for the creation of the finest port wines in the world. Burmester Cellars opens its doors exclusively to Scenic guests for a memorable evening to enjoy fine port wine, fine dining and Fado music. Fado is indigenous to Portugal and its style is unmistakable due to its long-form melancholic storytelling style. Drink in the atmosphere of this uniquely Portuguese experience and appreciate the complexity of centuries of history that have led to this very modern and beguiling nation.