Delightful Douro

Freechoice Directory

Set sail on a journey of elegance and contemplation down Portugal’s Douro River, and experience the joys of this sun drenched region with our Scenic Freechoice program. 
  • Canoe along the Sabor River
    If you're more adventurous at heart, take a canoeing excursion on the Sabor River a tributary of the Douro River.
  • Excursion to Guimarãe
    Guimarães was the seat of the first King of Portugal and is dominated by the impressive Ducal Palace, which dates back to medieval times. Explore the city with your local guide and learn the cities fascinating history as well as some of the local folklore.
  • Excursion to Lamego
    Tour the elegant town of Lamego, with its many fine Baroque structures. Your tour will culminate at the stunning Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, standing gracefully overlooking the town. The front of the cathedral is lined by a zigzagged stair case decorated in traditional blue and white tiled mosaics leading down to the town center.
  • Tastes of the Côa Valley
    Join the Tastes of the Côa Valley excursion and visit Casa Painova for a sweet almond workshop and a tasting of their almond, olive and fruit products including sweet jams and marmalade.
  • Visit Côa Valley Museum
    Visit the award-winning Côa Valley Museum overlooking the slopes and valleys of the Côa Valley and enjoy a pre-historic workshop, an interactive way to discover the significant history of this region.
  • Visit Quinta Aveleda
    Explore the fairy-tale like property of Quinta Aveleda, a renowned sparkling wine producer set on an estate boasting incredible gardens. The highlight of this tour is the enchanting gardens, perfectly manicured. This truly is a slice of paradise.
  • Visit the famed Mateus Palace
    Enjoy a guided visit of Mateus Palace, the historic icon depicted on the labels of Portugal's famous Mateus rose wine. Following your tour of the palace stroll the magnificent gardens of this splendid estate, and see the beautiful landscaped gardens dotted with impressive statues and stunning reflective ponds.