Lisbon - Porto and the Douro Valley
Ship: Silver Shadow
Voyage Number: SS200409007 (Pre-cruise)
Sailing Departure: 09 April 2020
Program departure: 05 April 2020
Nights: 4 Nights
Gateway airport start: Porto
Embarkation port end: Lisbon
● Gastronomic Welcome dinner with wine pairing
● Rabelo boat cruise with port wine tasting
● "Enologist for a Day" - Make your own wine
● Vintage Train ride to Porto with 4-course gourmet menu and wine pairing
● Explore Fundação de Serralves, one of the highlights of Portugal for art lovers
● Dinner at the 1 Michelin Star restaurant Antiqvvm
● Explore Porto old quarter, UNESCO World Heritage Site
● Private visit to Taylor´s Port wine cellars
● Farewell Dinner at The Yeatman's restaurant hosted by Michelin star Chef Ricardo Costa
Day 1 - Arrive at Porto airport. Transfer from airport to the Douro Valley. Welcome Dinner at the hotel this evening.
Day 2 - After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Pinhão. The village is considered the geographic center of the Douro Demarcated Region and it is here that many of the producing estates of Port wine are located. Once there, you'll embark on a traditional Rabelo boat for a 1-hour cruise. Rabelo is a typical wooden vessel that was used for years to transport Port wine barrels from the Douro to Vila Nova de Gaia. In this cruise, you'll appreciate the Valley from the river perspective, while tasting some Port wine. Upon your arrival to Ferrão, you'll be escorted by Jeep to a winery with a history of over two and a half centuries. You'll do a wine tour with tastings and then experience being an "Enologist for a Day". Try something unique and remarkable, as you monitor the wine making process and create your own wine at the same time. Tonight you'll enjoy a dinner from Chef Rui Paula at DOC restaurant.
Day 3 - This morning you will board the Vintage Train, a completely redesigned and restored 1940´s train. Along with the most breathtaking views, your ride will also provide a unique food experience as a 4-course gourmet menu with wine pairing will be served aboard. Arrive in Porto, the capital and gateway to the north of Portugal. It presents an amazing geographical location that dances with the river Douro. Depart on your tour to the Fundação de Serralves, one of the highlights of Portugal for art lovers. Located on the outskirts of the city, the foundation's museum exhibits works by contemporary artists, including Richard Serra, Ed Ruscha, and Gerhard Richter. Pritzker-winning Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza designed the museum. Dinner at the 1 Michelin Star restaurant Antiqvvm where you will enjoy a Degustation Menu with wine pairing.
Day 4 - This morning depart for a tour of Porto. You will visit Sé do Porto (Porto's Cathedral), the largest religious building in the city, that is both a historical and architectural landmark. Head down towards the river to explore the city's old quarter. UNESCO recognized this area as a World Heritage Site, calling it "a masterpiece of mankind's creative genius." Here you can visit the city's churches and monuments, situated on the banks of the Douro River. You will have a private visit to Taylor´s Port wine cellars with private tasting of the famous Port. Tonight, your Farewell Dinner will be at The Yeatman's restaurant hosted by Michelin star Chef Ricardo Costa and you'll enjoy an inspiring dining experience.
Day 5 - Today you will be transferred to the ship in Lisbon.
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This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.
Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.
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