2024 Romance of the Douro

Sept. 13-24, 2024 ~ Waitlist only (Join the waitlist.)
Tour Operator: AHI
Price: From $4,895 (airfare additional)
Tour Length: 12 days
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The splendors of Portugal’s Douro River Valley are yours to behold on this incredible 10-night journey! Begin in the vibrant capital city of Lisbon; then enjoy a 7-night cruise along the beautiful Douro River. Visit romantic Óbidos and Coimbra, home to Portugal’s revered university. Spend time in enigmatic Porto, explore charming riverside towns, and visit elegant Salamanca, Spain. This sun-kissed sojourn features no single supplement.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day 3 : Lisbon
  • Day 4 : Lisbon
  • Day 5 : Obidos | Coimbra | Porto
  • Day 6 : Porto
  • Day 7 : Porto | Peso da Regua
  • Day 8 : Vila Real | Barca d'Alva
  • Day 9 : Barca d'Alva | Salamanca, Spain
  • Day 10 : Sao Joao da Pesqueira | Pinhao
  • Day 11 : Lamego | Porto
  • Day 12 : In Transit


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a Carolina Alumni member in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a Carolina Alumni member online.

Mobility Information

You should be in good physical condition to enjoy your tour to its fullest.

Our trips involve a considerable amount of daily standing and walking, up hills or stairs, and on uneven or cobblestone streets. Typical distances are between 2-4 miles per day, unassisted. Some tours have excursions in high altitudes, very early morning departures and/or excursions involving Zodiacs and/or floating docks.

Please contact the tour operator directly with concerns specific to your tour and your needs. For highly active tours, you may wish to speak with your doctor.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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