Douro River

The trip lived up to the Road Scholar overview:

Sail along the winding Douro River to the fairy-tale landscapes of Portugal. Aboard an exclusively chartered riverboat just for Road Scholar, you'll have full access to our top-notch instructors as you explore medieval towns and Baroque architecture for an in-depth historical discovery. While floating from lively cities to tranquil villages, get a taste of the local culture with a bountiful selection of some of the region’s most spectacular wines and port wine. With the ship all to yourselves, soak up the most of your learning adventure by uncovering the best-kept secrets of Portugal from the locals who know it best, revealing a side of this country people seldom see.

I wasn't able to find a complete map showing our itinerary, but this one gives an idea. We cruised along the river from Porto to Barca d'Alva and back.

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