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Douro River Cruise Sneak Peek!
Douro River Cruise Sneak Peek!

Here is another sneak peek of the itinerary for the 2018 Douro River cruise in Portugal. Check out the River Cruise webpage (https://www.usnscf.com/Foundat…/pages/Programs/River_Cruises) for details or contact our Foundation travel representative, Pat Loeser at Loeser Travel (760-743-2971) or patloes@cox.net.

On Day 3, enjoy a blissful cruise to Regua where you have the chance to explore the Douro Museum at your leisure. Learn about the culture, history and identity of the people living in this wine growing region of the Douro Valley. Free choice options abound at this stop! Guimarães was the seat of the first King of Portugal and is dominated by the impressive Ducal Palace, which dates back to medieval times. It’s a great tour to kickstart your interest in this fascinating region. Alternatively, you could choose a tasting at the fairytale property of Quinta Aveleda (photo below from http://www.aveledaportugal.pt). Located in the famous Vino Verde region and a renowned regional sparkling wine producer, the incredible gardens alone make the excursion worthwhile



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