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Exclusive Globe and Mail Portugal River Cruise

Join Globe and Mail journalists, editors, and columnists on this exclusive Portugal river tour, partnered with Scenic Luxury Cruises.

Book by Mar 31, 2019

Explore the food, wine, and culture of Lisbon before setting sail along the stunning Douro River

The Globe and Mail has once again partnered with Scenic Luxury Cruises to create The Globe and Mail Portugal River Cruise. This custom-built 11-day tour begins in the vibrant capital of Lisbon before journeying to Porto where we embark on a seven day return-trip cruise through the spectacular Douro River Valley. 

Within the comfort of Scenic’s 5-star accommodations, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in current events with The Globe’s award-winning journalists – including our European-based team and food & wine experts. Discover the stories behind the stories, the challenges of a 24/7 news cycle, the investigative process behind some of our biggest stories, and our outlook on what’s next for Europe, Canada and the world as we celebrate The Globe’s 175th anniversary year. 

 
DISCOVER UNIQUE EXPERIENCES, CULINARY EXCELLENCE, IMMERSIVE CULTURE, EXCLUSIVE WINES, AND LUXURY SUITE & BUTLER SERVICE

 

Special Cruise Enhancements

·         Free economy Airfare from major Canadian Gateways

·         3 days in Lisbon at the luxurious 5 stay Tivoli Hotel

·         Dinner at Michelin starred Eleven in Lisbon

·         Private tour, reception and dinner at Sintra National Palace

·         Special onboard dinner with a Michelin starred chef

·         Dinner at Graham’s Port House in Porto

 

Your River Cruise Hosts

Our hosts will enrich your travel with their comprehensive knowledge in their fields. Joining in Lisbon, Porto and on select stops along the way, they will provide context, nuance, and a deeper understanding of Portgual's unique economic and political history, food and wine culture.

 

Phillip Crawley 
Publisher & CEO,

The Globe and Mail

 

David Walmsley
Editor-In-Chief,

The Globe and Mail

 

Featured Culinary Hosts 

Tara O-Brady

As the culinary host, Tara will lead seminars, explain cooking traditions and techniques, select menus, and highlight the particularities of regional cooking traditions, local specialties, and ingredients.

 

Beppi Crosariol

Beppi, wine expert for the Globe and Mail, will compare and contrast wines and their regions as the trip progresses. He will conduct tastings, determine wines for signature events, and share his considerable insight.

 

Additional Globe and Mail Journalist Hosts (April) Include:

Ian Brown: Feature Writer | Johanna Schneller: Feature Writer | Andrew Willis: Business Columnist | Alex Bozikovic: Architecture Critic | Gary Mason: National Affairs Columnist | Sinclair Stewart: Deputy Editor 

 

Additional Globe and Mail Journalist Hosts (July) Include:

Alex Bozikovic: Architecture Critic | Stephanie Nolen: Latin America Correspondent | John Ibbitson: Globe Columnist | Eric Reguly: European Bureau Chief | Nathan VanderKlippe: Asia Correspondent 

 

Portugal River Cruise - April 2019Apr 18, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 (11 days)

Lisbon to Porto | Scenic Azure (Standard Suite)
CAD from $10,369 Per Person Incl taxes
Limited Space Left!

Portugal River Cruise - July 2019Jul 28, 2019 - Aug 07, 2019 (11 days)

Lisbon to Porto | Scenic Azure (Standard Suite)
CAD from $10,369 Per Person Incl taxes

The Douro Valley is one of the oldest demarcated wine regions in the World. A UNESCO World Heritage site since 2001, it’s marked by steep terraces, untamed wilderness, and quaint hillside villages. Our trip to this picturesque region begins in the bustling city of Lisbon. We’ll then meander along the tranquil Douro River to Salamanca Spain and back to Porto, the tranquil Douro River to Salamanca Spain and back to Porto, the birthplace of Port and the economic engine of Portugal.

Terms & Conditions

Limited time offer, expires March 31, 2019. Offers for new bookings only and not in conjunction with any other promotions and may be withdrawn at any time. ‘Free Round-Trip Economy’ flights, must be booked by Scenic and an additional non-refundable deposit is required. Free Economy Airfare applicable for the following Canadian Gateways: YYC, YEG, YHZ, YLW, YUL, YOW, YQR, YXE, YQR, YYZ, YVR, YYJ, YWG. Scenic reserves the right to ticket the airfare upon receipt of deposit. Once issued, air tickets are non-refundable and are subject to amendment and cancellation fees as established by the applicable airline. Airfares are in economy class on airlines of Scenic’s choice in specific classes, up to a maximum cost of $1,350 per person. Surcharges may apply if specific class is sold out. Airline/Airport taxes up to $680 per person are included but may vary depending on gateway cities travelled. **Early payment discount: Save an additional $250 when you book and pay in full by March 31, 2019. Prices based on per person twin share in CAD, in the lowest available cabin category and are strictly limited & subject to availability until sold out. Port charges and taxes of $370 per person are included in the price. Single supplement applies. Cruise provided by Scenic Canada. All travel arrangements, reservations and bookings will be made with Scenic, a company wholly independent of The Globe and Mail. Dates, itineraries, program details and costs are given in good faith based on information available at the time of posting, and subject to change. The Globe and Mail does not guarantee the attendance of any particular host. The Globe and Mail, its affiliates, and their respective officers and employees, do not assume and responsibility for the financing, arranging or conduct of the cruise and will not be liable for any damages or financial loss to person or property of any description that might occur in connection with the cruise operated by and arranged through Scenic. Itinerary provided is a summary. Certain activities have add-on costs, including Wine tours at Quinta do Crastro and Quinta Nova, and Six Senses Spa. See Globeandmailcruises.com for full pricing, itinerary inclusions and exclusions, Host Schedule and terms and conditions.