Go medieval today at Castelo Rodrigo, both the name of a hilltop castle as well as the village that surrounds it. The view from the top is incredible and the village is a charming place to ramble, relax and replenish. If you wish, you can also lace up your hiking boots and unleash your inner Indiana Jones with an up-close gander at some prehistoric carvings during a visit to Portugal’s first archaeological park, Foz Côa. Enjoy breathtaking scenery as your ship cruises the upper Douro River Valley, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, both because of its beauty and its remarkable history. Although the river is considered one of the most pristine waterways in all of Europe, people have inhabited this region for 30,000 years. Then treat yourself to a tasting of fruity Moscatels and a hearty, rustic-style dinner at a family owned wine estate.
Dinner at Quinta da Avessada
Choice of Castelo Rodrigo or Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley