Change to Itinerary
I received a message from Tauck with a change to the Day 6 & 7 Itineraries for our Oct/Nov East Bound cruise.
_Day 6. Dock in Peso de Regua for a choice of activities that includes a guided bicycle excursion
or a visit to a quinta for a guided tour through their vineyard, followed by a port cocktail-making
class. Cruise to Folgosa this afternoon where a special culinary dinner, originally scheduled for
the night of Day 7, features chef-inspired treats served with Douro wines.
Day 7. Depart Folgasa on a morning sail to pretty Pinhão, for a choice of included activities.
Join us for an orientation walk through town that introduces you to its must-see sights, including
its richly tiled 19th-century train station, then head off as you wish to explore the sights and local
shops, where warm welcomes await! Alternately, take a drive up to the small village of
Provesende and hike back down to Pinhão through sloping vineyards amidst stunning scenic view.
We will no longer be including optional visits to the Monastery of Saint John, the Douro River
Museum or Casa Mateus on this itinerary._
Since we've never been to Portugal I have no idea whether this is a good, bad or neutral change. Anyone who has been on this river cruise, I'd be interested in your feedback.
I'm researching our time on our own in Lisbon. We arrive from JFK at 8 in the morning on the Gift of Time day so we have almost 2 free days before the tour starts. There's a few options that don't duplicate the tour but some are no goes because its a Tuesday and a lot of museums are closed. The next day - the first official day of the tour - we plan to take the train to Sintra before the welcome dinner. It's fun to be back in planning mode.