2019 EXCURSION CATALOGUE - Globe Douro River Cruise

 
2019 EXCURSION CATALOGUE - Globe Douro River Cruise
2019 EXCURSION CATALOGUE

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

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2019 EXCURSION CATALOGUE - Globe Douro River Cruise
DAY 1
      April 18, 2019

           FULL GROUP
• Welcome Reception – Tivoli Lisbon Hotel

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2019 EXCURSION CATALOGUE - Globe Douro River Cruise
Day 1

                              Welcome Reception
                                                 TI VOLI LI SBON H OTEL

DATE                                    We kick off our trip at the elegant five-star Lisbon Tivoli Hotel, with a celebratory
April 18, 2019
                                        welcome reception hosted by Globe Editor-in-Chief, David Walmsley. Meet and mingle

TIME*                                   with Globe journalists and your fellow tour guests, while enjoying cocktails and
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM                       hors d’oeuvres before exploring Lisbon for dinner on your own.

LOCATION
Tivoli Lisbon Hotel

ATTIRE                                                                GLOBE AND MAIL JOURNALISTS ON TOUR**
Dressy

EXCURSION LEVEL
Light

MAX CAPACITY
Full Group

                      DAVID WALMSLEY                     BEPPI CROSARIOL                TARA O’BRADY         ALEX BOZIKOVIC        ANDREW WILLIS
                      Editor-in-Chief                    Pursuits Columnist             Pursuits Columnist   Architecture Critic   Business Columnist
                                                         & Wine Writer                  & Food Writer

                      *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                            PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                             PARTNERSHIP WITH
                      **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
2019 EXCURSION CATALOGUE - Globe Douro River Cruise
DAY 2
   April 19, 2019

 EXCURSION OPTIONS
         • Lisbon City Tour

 • Lisbon Culinary Backstreets Tour

    • Lisbon Architecture Tour

        FULL GROUP
• Group Dinner at Eleven Restaurant

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2019 EXCURSION CATALOGUE - Globe Douro River Cruise
Day 2

                                    Lisbon City Tour
                                               EXCURSION OPTION 1

DATE
April 19, 2019

TIME*
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

LOCATION
Lisbon

ATTIRE
Casual with                On the banks of the Tejo River see the iconic Belém Tower and Padrão                     GLOBE AND MAIL
                                                                                                                    JOURNALIST ON
comfortable shoes          dos Descobrimentos, a monument to Portugal’s great explorers as well
                                                                                                                    TOUR**
                           as Jerónimos Monastery. Continue your tour in the lively streets of
EXCURSION LEVEL
Moderate                   Lisbon, spotting famous Lisbon cable cars and visit the Rossio Square,

                           the heart of both old and new Lisbon.
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                                                                                                                    ANDREW WILLIS
                                                                                                                    Business Columnist

                     *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                 PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                 PARTNERSHIP WITH
                     **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
2019 EXCURSION CATALOGUE - Globe Douro River Cruise
Day 2

                 Lisbon Culinary Backstreets Tour
                                               EXCURSION OPTION 2

DATE
April 19, 2019

TIME*
9:00 AM – 12:45 PM

LOCATION
Lisbon

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes
                            What better way to get to know a city than                  GLOBE AND MAIL JOURNALISTS ON TOUR**
EXCURSION LEVEL             through its food! Set out on foot to discover
High                        time-honored establishments, local markets
                            and traditional delicacies. This custom-designed,
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                            intimate walking tour will introduce you to the
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                            best food and wine Lisbon has to offer and the
                            people who create it.
                                                                                        DAVID WALMSLEY         TARA O’BRADY
                                                                                        Editor-in-Chief        Pursuits Columnist
                                                                                                               & Food Writer

                      *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.           PRESENTED IN
                                                                                            PARTNERSHIP WITH
                      **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
2019 EXCURSION CATALOGUE - Globe Douro River Cruise
Day 2

                    Lisbon Architecture Tour
                                              EXCURSION OPTION 3

DATE
April 19, 2019

TIME*
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

LOCATION
Lisbon

ATTIRE
Casual with                Explore Lisbon with the mindset of an architect.                               GLOBE AND MAIL
                                                                                                          JOURNALIST ON
comfortable shoes          From the city’s post-earthquake reconstruction to                              TOUR**
                           urban regeneration, we’ll explore the works of some
EXCURSION LEVEL
Moderate                   of Portugal’s most renowned architects and their
                           iconic buildings.
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40

                                                                                                          ALEX BOZIKOVIC
                                                                                                          Architecture Critic

                     *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.       PRESENTED IN
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                     **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
2019 EXCURSION CATALOGUE - Globe Douro River Cruise
Day 2

           Group Dinner at Eleven Restaurant
                                                     FOR FULL GROUP

                                                                                                             GLOBE AND MAIL
                                                                                                             JOURNALISTS
                                                                                                             ON TOUR**

                                                                                                             DAVID WALMSLEY
                                                                                                             Editor-in-Chief

DATE
April 19, 2019

TIME*                                                                                                        BEPPI CROSARIOL
                                                                                                             Pursuits Columnist
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM                                                                                           & Wine Writer

LOCATION                   Located in the heart of Lisbon’s business district,
Lisbon
                           overlooking the entire city, Eleven is more than a

ATTIRE                     restaurant—it is a place of culture and art, both at the
Dressy                     table and beyond. At its helm is Chef Joachim Koerper,
                           a Michelin-starred chef and master of Mediterranean
EXCURSION LEVEL            Cuisine. In this intimate and elegant setting, you’ll have
Moderate                                                                                ANDREW WILLIS        TARA O’BRADY
                           a bird’s eye view of the city and a chance to get to         Business Columnist   Pursuits Columnist
                                                                                                             & Food Writer
MAX CAPACITY               know your Globe hosts and fellow guests. Enjoy cocktails
For all guests             and a selection of hors d’oeuvres on the rooftop deck,
                           followed by an exquisite dinner and paired tastings in-
                           formed by your culinary and wine hosts, Tara O’Brady and
                           Beppi Crosariol.

                                  Chef Joachim Koerper
                                                                                                             ALEX BOZIKOVIC
                                                                                                             Architecture Critic

                     *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.          PRESENTED IN
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                     **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
2019 EXCURSION CATALOGUE - Globe Douro River Cruise
DAY 3
April 20, 2019

EXCURSION OPTIONS
 • Pena Palace in Sintra Tour

   •Estoril and Cascais Tour

     FULL GROUP
• Group Dinner at Sintra Palace

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Day 3

                    Pena Palace in Sintra Tour
                                               EXCURSION OPTION 1

DATE
April 20, 2019

TIME*
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

LOCATION
Sintra

ATTIRE
Casual with very
comfortable shoes

EXCURSION LEVEL
Moderate to High
                           Head out of town to the Sintra mountains and Pena Palace,       GLOBE AND MAIL
MAX CAPACITY                                                                               JOURNALIST ON TOUR**
                           one of the seven wonders of Portugal and a UNESCO World
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                           Heritage Site. Wind your way through lush gardens and
                           forest before exploring the castle, a major expression of
                           Romanticism in the world.

                                                                                                          ANDREW WILLIS
                                                                                                          Business Columnist

                     *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.       PRESENTED IN
                                                                                       PARTNERSHIP WITH
                     **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 3

                     Estoril and Cascais Tour
                                              EXCURSION OPTION 2

DATE
April 20, 2019

TIME*
9:00 AM – 12:45 PM

LOCATION
Estoril & Cascais

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes

EXCURSION LEVEL
Low
                           Visit the seaside towns of Estoril and Cascais, once the           GLOBE AND MAIL
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                           gathering place of nobility, deposed and exiled aristocrats,
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                           and later spies and the rich fleeing the violence of WWII.
                           In Estoril, you’ll find an urban atmosphere and cosmopolitan
                           flair, and the world-renowned casino that inspired Ian
                           Fleming. A short distance away is Cascais, a luxurious
                                                                                                             DAVID WALMSLEY
                           and historic seaside town with Baroque Churches,
                                                                                                             Editor-in-Chief
                           expensive boutiques, and a bustling marina.

                     *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.          PRESENTED IN
                                                                                          PARTNERSHIP WITH
                     **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 3

                 Group Dinner at Sintra Palace
                                                     FOR FULL GROUP

                                                                                                                    GLOBE AND MAIL
                                                                                                                    JOURNALISTS
                                                                                                                    ON TOUR**

                                                                                                                    DAVID WALMSLEY
                                                                                                                    Editor-in-Chief

DATE
April 20, 2019

TIME*                                                                                                               BEPPI CROSARIOL
                                                                                                                    Pursuits Columnist
7:15 PM – 10:45 PM                                                                                                  & Wine Writer

LOCATION
Sintra

ATTIRE
Dressy

EXCURSION LEVEL
Low                                                                                                                 TARA O’BRADY
                                                                                                                    Pursuits Columnist
                                                                                                                    & Food Writer
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Full Group                 A favourite of Portuguese nobility who resided here from the
                           15th century through to the late 19th century, the Palacio National
                           Sintra is the best-preserved medieval royal palace in Portugal and
                           the site of our second group dinner. Following a private tour of
                           the decorative state rooms and cocktails in the central courtyard,
                           we’ll retire to the Swan Room where you’ll have a taste of
                                                                                                                    ANDREW WILLIS
                           traditional Portuguese fare with a Michelin-inspired menu.                               Business Columnist

                     *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                 PRESENTED IN
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                     **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
DAY 4
April 21, 2019

     EXCURSION
• Orientation tour of Coimbra

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Day 4

                      Orientation Tour of Coimbra
                                                        FOR FULL GROUP

DATE
April 21, 2019

TIME*
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

LOCATION
Coimbra

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes
                              Guests arrive in the city of Coimbra,                             GLOBE AND MAIL JOURNALISTS ON TOUR**

EXCURSION LEVEL               the medieval capital of Portugal and
Low                           the site of the country’s greatest
                              university for over the past five
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                              centuries. They receive a brief city
Full Group
                              orientation tour before heading out
                              to explore the old town and enjoy
                                                                                          DAVID WALMSLEY      BEPPI CROSARIOL      TARA O’BRADY
                              lunch on their own.                                         Editor-in-Chief     Pursuits Columnist   Pursuits Columnist
                                                                                                              & Wine Writer        & Food Writer

                        *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                         PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                            PARTNERSHIP WITH
                        **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
DAY 5
           April 22, 2019

         MORNING EXCURSION
• Porto Walking Tour with entrance to Bolsa Palace

• Porto Walking Tour with entrance to British Factory

       AFTERNOON EXCURSION
• Guimarães City Tour with entrance to Ducal Palace
       • Quinta da Aveleda Tour and Tasting

     • Tour and Port Tasting at Taylor Fladgate

       • Portuguese Canned Fish Tasting Tour

                FULL GROUP
     • Classical concert at Sao Francisco Church

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Day 5

                         Porto Walking Tour
                    with entrance to Bolsa Palace
                                                 EXCURSION OPTION 1

DATE
April 22, 2019

TIME*
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

LOCATION
Porto

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes
                             Guests on this excursion will see the Palacio da Bolsa,     GLOBE AND MAIL
                             the Stock Exchange Palace, a national monument and          JOURNALIST ON TOUR**
EXCURSION LEVEL
Moderate                     headquarters for the Commercial association of Porto.
                             Located in the historic centre of Porto, the palace was
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                             once the stomping ground of merchants and traders
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                             who sold commodities and securities in the late 19th
                             century. The highlight is the dazzling gold Arabian
                             Room, a gilded ballroom decorated in the Moorish            IAN BROWN          ANDREW WILLIS
                             Revival Style. From there, you’ll explore the rest          Feature Writer     Business Columnist

                             of city by bus and foot before returning to the
                             ship for lunch.

                       *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.       PRESENTED IN
                                                                                         PARTNERSHIP WITH
                       **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 5

                     Porto Walking City Tour with
                      entrance to British Factory
                                                 EXCURSION OPTION 2

DATE
April 22, 2019

TIME*
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM

LOCATION
Porto

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes
                              We’ll set off on foot from the ship, up the hillside to the                         GLOBE AND MAIL
                              centre of Porto and the British Factory House, an 18th century                      JOURNALIST ON
EXCURSION LEVEL
                                                                                                                  TOUR**
Moderate to High              Neo-Palladian building that has served as a meeting place
                              for English businessmen. In 1811, the building became the
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                              headquarters of the British Association, responsible for the
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                              promotion of the Port trade. With over 15,000 bottles of
                              port in its repository, it’s one of Porto’s best-kept secrets.
                              The tour then continues on foot, returning to the ship
                              at 11:45 am.                                                                        DAVID WALMSLEY
                                                                                                                  Editor-in-Chief

                        *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.            PRESENTED IN
                                                                                               PARTNERSHIP WITH
                        **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 5

                        Guimarães City Tour
                    with entrance to Ducal Palace
                                                 EXCURSION OPTION 1

  FPO

DATE
April 22, 2019

TIME*
2:00 PM – 6:30 PM

LOCATION
Guimarães

ATTIRE
Casual with                  Located approximately one hour from Porto is the modestly                                 GLOBE AND MAIL
comfortable shoes            sized town of Guimarães, known as the birthplace of Portugal.                             JOURNALIST ON
                                                                                                                       TOUR**
                             We begin our tour with a visit to the Ducal Palace, a medieval
EXCURSION LEVEL
High                         estate and former residence of the Dukes of Braganza, where
                             the Pastrana Tapestries, some of the finest surviving Gothic
MAX CAPACITY                 textiles, still adorn the walls. From there, we explore the historic
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                             centre with time to roam freely.

                                                                                                                       JOHANNA SCHNELLER
                                                                                                                       Entertainment
                                                                                                                       Feature Writer

                       *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                  PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                    PARTNERSHIP WITH
                       **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 5

        Quinta da Aveleda Tour and Tasting
                                             EXCURSION OPTION 2

DATE
April 22, 2019

TIME*
2:00 PM – 5:45 PM

LOCATION
Porto

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes

EXCURSION LEVEL
Low                       There’s more than one reason to visit Quinta da                 GLOBE AND MAIL
                          Aveleda! In addition to it being an award-winning               JOURNALIST ON TOUR**
MAX CAPACITY              producer and market leader in the Vinho Verde
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                          wine region, the renowned estate is home to one
                          of Portugal’s most enchanting gardens.
                                                                                                         BEPPI CROSARIOL
                                                                                                         Pursuits Columnist
                                                                                                         & Wine Writer

                    *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.       PRESENTED IN
                                                                                      PARTNERSHIP WITH
                    **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 5

         Taylor Fladgate Tour & Port Tasting
                                              EXCURSION OPTION 3

DATE
April 22, 2019

TIME*
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

LOCATION
Porto

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes
                          Taylor Fladgate, now in its fourth century, recently renovated its                            GLOBE AND MAIL
EXCURSION LEVEL                                                                                                         JOURNALIST ON TOUR**
                          300-year-old cellar to incorporate a modern and innovative museum
Low
                          circuit. The story of Port wine and Taylor Fladgate is now told
MAX CAPACITY              through an extensive audio-guided visit, which will take you on
40                        a vivid tour of the lodge that includes an array of films, images,
                          exhibits, photographs and paintings. Visitors have the opportunity
                          to journey into the past and learn about the history of port wine,
                          today’s production methods, the Douro Valley and the house of
                                                                                                                        IAN BROWN
                          Taylor Fladgate - its past, present and its wealth of exceptional ports.                      Feature Writer

                    *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                      PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                     PARTNERSHIP WITH
                    **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 5

       Portuguese Canned Fish Tasting Tour
                                             EXCURSION OPTION 4

DATE
April 22, 2019

TIME*
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

LOCATION
Porto

ATTIRE
Casual with               This is a unique opportunity to learn about the refined flavour of                      GLOBE AND MAIL
comfortable shoes         Portuguese canned fish. Taste the different variation of flavours,                      JOURNALIST ON
                                                                                                                  TOUR**
                          and take a can home with you and bring back unforgettable
EXCURSION LEVEL
Low                       memories of your trip.

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12

                                                                                                                  TARA O’BRADY
                                                                                                                  Pursuits Columnist
                                                                                                                  & Food Writer

                    *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                PRESENTED IN
                                                                                               PARTNERSHIP WITH
                    **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 5

Classical concert at Sao Francisco Church
                                                   FOR FULL GROUP

                                                                                    Sao Francisco Church, whose construction began in the 14th
                                                                                    century, is the city’s most important Gothic temple and one of
                                                                                    the most important works of the Baroque, thanks to its gilded
                                                                                    interior from the 17th and 18th centuries. It was the exuberance
                                                                                    of its gilded woodcarving that led Count Raczinsky to describe
                                                                                    it as the “Church of Gold.” It has been a National Monument
                                                                                    since 1910 and a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1996.

                                                                                    The string quartet Arc’duto, accompanied by a soprano and a
                                                                                    baritone, will perform the most emblematic works of various
                                                                                    periods in the history of music, beginning with the Baroque,
                                                                                    of which Händel is one of the most distinguished represen-
                                                                                    tatives. The classic period will be represented with the music
                                                                                    of Mozart, as will a passage through romantic opera with the
DATE                                                                                vocals of the of the best Portuguese interpreters of this musical
April 22, 2019                                                                      genre. Works from the 20th century by Gardel and Webber
                                                                                    will also be included.
TIME*
19:00 – 20:00

LOCATION
                                                                                           GLOBE AND MAIL JOURNALISTS ON TOUR**
Porto

ATTIRE
Dressy

EXCURSION LEVEL
Low

                                                                                    PHILLIP CRAWLEY          IAN BROWN             ANDREW WILLIS
MAX CAPACITY                                                                        CEO & Publisher          Feature Writer        Business Columnist
Full Group

                                                                                    JOHANNA SCHNELLER TARA O’BRADY
                                                                                    Entertainment     Pursuits Columnist
                                                                                    Feature Writer    & Food Writer

                  *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                            PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                         PARTNERSHIP WITH
                  **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
DAY 6
           April 23, 2019

                FULL GROUP
               • Douro Museum Tour

          EXCURSION OPTION
• Six Senses Douro Valley Spa Visit (at an additional

                        cost)

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Day 6

                         Douro Museum Tour
                                                    FOR FULL GROUP

DATE
April 23, 2019

TIME*
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

LOCATION
Régua                     Once in Régua, we’ll visit the Museu do Douro for an introduction to the region’s port and wine
                          history, the culture and identity of the Douro region. We’ll then travel further into the heart of
ATTIRE
Casual with               wine country to the picturesque town of Pinhão, known for its views and historic train station
comfortable shoes         with painted tiles dating back to 1937.

EXCURSION LEVEL
Low                                      GLOBE AND MAIL JOURNALISTS ON TOUR**

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Full Group

                          PHILLIP CRAWLEY                      IAN BROWN              JOHANNA SCHNELLER
                          CEO & Publisher                      Feature Writer         Entertainment Feature Writer

                    *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                          PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                         PARTNERSHIP WITH
                    **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 6

                 Six Senses Douro Valley Spa Visit
                      (EXCURSION OPTION AT AN ADDITIONAL COST)

DATE
April 23, 2019

TIME*
Afternoon

LOCATION
Régua
                               Relish the ultimate in relaxation at the luxurious Six Sense Douro Valley Spa, located in a renovated
ATTIRE                         19th-century manor house, set high on a hill overlooking the vine-covered rolling hills of the Douro Valley
Casual with
                               and the river below. Enjoy a one-hour Six Senses Signature Massage, plus take advantage of the wonderful
comfortable shoes
                               facilities this spa oasis has to offer: a heated indoor pool with water jets, a selection of saunas

EXCURSION LEVEL                (wet and dry, infrared and Himalayan salt) and an herbal bath.
Low
                               Massage Appointment options:                                                                      GLOBE AND MAIL
MAX CAPACITY                   • 13:15 -14:15 - 5 x 60 minutes Six Senses Signature Massage                                      JOURNALIST ON TOUR**
15                             • 14:30 -15:30 - 5 x 60 minutes Six Senses Signature Massage
                               • 15:45 -16:45 - 5 x 60 minutes Six Senses Signature Massage
                               Price per guest: $425.00
                               Price includes transportation, one hour massage, access to the
 Booking Deadline:             spa & gym, bathrobe, towels, and slippers. Taxes and tip included***
  February 21, 2019            NB: Food or beverages are at an additional cost.

                                                                                                                                 JOHANNA SCHNELLER
                                                                                                                                 Entertainment Feature Writer

                           *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.
                          **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
                                                                                                                       PRESENTED IN
                         ***Must be prepaid and non-refundable with no changes permitted on appointment time.     PARTNERSHIP WITH
                             Food or beverages are at an additional cost. Outdoor pool is for hotel guests only.
DAY 7
     April 24, 2019

    EXCURSION OPTIONS
  • Monastery St. John of Tarouca Tour

          • Mateus Palace Tour

• Quinta Do Tedo Winery Tour and Tasting

      PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Day 7

          Monastery St. John of Tarouca Tour
                                               EXCURSION OPTION 1

DATE
April 24, 2019

TIME*
8:15 AM – 12:30 PM

LOCATION
Tarouca

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes
                           In the town of Tarouca in the wild Varosa Valley, you’ll discover the                      GLOBE AND MAIL
EXCURSION LEVEL            skeletal remains the Abbey of São João de Tarouca, the first Cistercian                    JOURNALIST ON
                                                                                                                      TOUR**
Moderate                   monastery founded in Portugal in 1124. We’ll also cross the fortified
                           bridge of Ucanha, where the 12th-century tower from which tolls for
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43                         passage where once collected still stands.

                                                                                                                      IAN BROWN
                                                                                                                      Feature Writer

                     *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                   PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                   PARTNERSHIP WITH
                     **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 7

                            Mateus Palace Tour
                                               EXCURSION OPTION 2

DATE
April 24, 2019

TIME*
9:15 AM – 12:30 PM

LOCATION
Mateus

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes

EXCURSION LEVEL            Surrounded by gardens that incorporate the full             GLOBE AND MAIL JOURNALIST ON TOUR**
Moderate                   repertoire of Baroque garden art is Mateus Palace.
                           Following a tour of the exterior, we’ll enter the
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                           palace where ornamental carved ceilings, doors and
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                           paneling exhibit the over-the-top exuberance for
                           18th-century interior decoration.

                                                                                       JOHANNA SCHNELLER     TARA O’BRADY
                                                                                       Entertainment         Pursuits Columnist
                                                                                       Feature Writer        & Food Writer

                     *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.          PRESENTED IN
                                                                                          PARTNERSHIP WITH
                     **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 7

Quinta Do Tedo Winery Tour and Tasting
                                               EXCURSION OPTION 3

DATE
April 24, 2019

TIME*
9:15 AM – 11:15 AM

LOCATION
Pinhao

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes
                           Approaching Quinta do Tedo, one can’t help but be struck by the                              GLOBE AND MAIL
                           setting of this beautiful 18th-century estate located at the confluence                      JOURNALIST ON
EXCURSION LEVEL
                                                                                                                        TOUR**
Low                        of the Tedo and Douro Rivers. Today, the winery produces only red
                           wines and ports using traditional methods. Grapes are harvested by
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                           hand, foot treaded in the lagers and fermented in 19th-century cellars.
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                                                                                                                        PHILLIP CRAWLEY
                                                                                                                        Publisher & CEO

                     *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                     PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                     PARTNERSHIP WITH
                     **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
DAY 8
     April 2 5, 2019

           FULL GROUP
• Salamanca Tour with entry to Cathedrals

             (old and new)

      PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Day 8

                    Salamanca Tour with entry to
                      Cathedrals (old and new)
                                                       FOR FULL GROUP

                                                                                               GLOBE AND MAIL
DATE                                                                                           JOURNALISTS ON
                                                                                                       TOUR**
April 25, 2019

TIME*
8:30 AM – 6:00 PM                                                                                                   PHILLIP CRAWLEY
                                                                                                                    CEO & Publisher
LOCATION
Salamanca, Spain

ATTIRE
                       As we journey over land from Vega de Terron to Salamanca,
Casual with
                       Spain, you’ll see the spectacular Douro International Natural Park,
comfortable shoes
                       the second largest natural park in Portugal and home to dozens of
EXCURSION LEVEL        species of birds, an ancient landscape of granite, quartz and schist,   TARA O’BRADY         IAN BROWN
                                                                                               Pursuits Columnist   Feature Writer
Moderate               and cork-oak trees. Once in Salamanca, we’ll hit the market for a       & Food Writer
                       taste of the famed cured meats, olives and cheeses of the Iberian
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Full Group             peninsula. From there, we’ll visit the Plaza Mayor, regarded as one
                       the most beautiful squares in Spain, the city’s university, and the
                       impressive, adjoined Old and New Cathedrals. You’ll have time to
                       explore the old city at your own pace, find a comfortable lunch
                       spot to indulge in the Spanish tradition of tapas, or pick up some
                                                                                               JOHANNA SCHNELLER    BEPPI CROSARIOL
                       food souvenirs in the market. We’ll be back on board in Vega de         Entertainment        Pursuits Columnist
                                                                                               Feature Writer       & Wine Writer
                       Terron in plenty of time for dinner.

                       *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.             PRESENTED IN
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                       **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
DAY 9
  April 26, 2019

 EXCURSION OPTIONS
    • Côa Valley Museum Tour

• Canoeing on the Sabor River Tour

       • Côa Valley Tasting

       FULL GROUP
  • Dinner at Quinta da Pacheca

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Day 9

                     Côa Valley Museum Tour
                                                EXCURSION OPTION 1

DATE
April 26, 2019

TIME*
9:00 AM – 11:45 AM

LOCATION
Pocinho

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes

                            On the banks of the Côa River is one of the world’s largest                                GLOBE AND MAIL
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                            collections of Paleolithic art, depictions of horses, goats, aurochs,
Low                                                                                                                    TOUR**
                            deer and fish, some up to 30,000 years old. Our visit to this
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43                          austere-looking concrete monolith, housing life-sized replicas
                            of the drawings and speculations, a prehistoric workshop in the
                            museum and free time to explore the area.

                                                                                                                       CHRISTINE PELLIGRINI
                                                                                                                       Capital Markets
                                                                                                                       Reporter

                      *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                   PRESENTED IN
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                      **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 9

             Canoeing on the Sabor River Tour
                                                 EXCURSION OPTION 2

DATE
April 26, 2019

TIME*
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

LOCATION
Pocinho

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes
                              After a short drive, you’ll be met by a guide in a grassy park at                       GLOBE AND MAIL
EXCURSION LEVEL               the confluence of the Douro and Sabor Rivers. From there, travel                        JOURNALIST ON
Moderate to Difficult                                                                                                 TOUR**
                              by canoe down the gentle tributary, one of the prettiest rivers in

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28                            olive trees.

                                                                                                                      SINCLAIR STEWART
                                                                                                                      Deputy Editor

                        *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                   PARTNERSHIP WITH
                        **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 9

                              Côa Valley Tasting
                                              EXCURSION OPTION 3

DATE
April 26, 2019

TIME*
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

LOCATION
Pocinho

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes          Take in the sights and tastes of this spectacular region of Portugal.                      GLOBE AND MAIL
                           At the remote Casa Painova estate, discover the region’s olive                             JOURNALIST ON
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                           products such as tapenades, jams and oils, and learn to make
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                           delicious sugar-coated almonds.

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                                                                                                                      TARA O’BRADY
                                                                                                                      Pursuits Columnist
                                                                                                                      & Food Writer

                     *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                   PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                   PARTNERSHIP WITH
                     **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 9

                     Dinner at Quinta da Pacheca
                                                       FOR FULL GROUP

                       After a day of discovery, we head to the cellars of
DATE
                       Quinta da Pacheca. Surrounded by casks, you’ll be
April 26, 2019
                       treated to an extraordinary dinner featuring local
TIME*                  Douro ingredients and expertly prepared by Chef
8:15 PM – 11:00 PM     Carlos Pires. You’ll enjoy seven varied and tempting
                       courses, each one enhanced by Quinta da Pacheca
LOCATION
                       wines ranging from dry white port wine to reserve
Pinhao
                       red to vintage Port.
ATTIRE
Dressy

EXCURSION LEVEL
Low
                       GLOBE AND MAIL JOURNALISTS ON TOUR**
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Full Group

                       SINCLAIR STEWART                   CHRISTINE PELLIGRINI           TARA O’BRADY         BEPPI CROSARIOL
                       Deputy Editor                      Capital Markets                Pursuits Columnist   Pursuits Columnist
                                                          Reporter                       & Food Writer        & Wine Writer

                       *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                            PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                              PARTNERSHIP WITH
                       **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
DAY 10
 April 27, 2019

      FULL GROUP
   • Provesende Village Tour

• Dinner at Graham’s Port Lodge

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Day 10

                     Provesende Village Tour
                                                     FOR FULL GROUP

                                                                                                                    GLOBE AND MAIL
                                                                                                                    JOURNALISTS
                                                                                                                    ON TOUR**

                                                                                                                    SINCLAIR STEWART
                                                                                                                    Deputy Editor

DATE
April 27, 2019

TIME*                                                                                                               CHRISTINE PELLIGRINI
                                                                                                                    Capital Markets
8:45 AM – 12:45 AM                                                                                                  Reporter

LOCATION
Provesende

ATTIRE
Casual with
comfortable shoes

EXCURSION LEVEL            A Scenic Luxury Cruise exclusive! Travel to the mountaintop village                      TARA O’BRADY
                                                                                                                    Pursuits Columnist
Low                        of Provesende where time seemingly stands still. With stunning                           & Food Writer
                           views overlooking the valley, you’ll be greeted with the aromatic
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                           smells of freshly baked bread from the Padaria Fatmia, where over
Full Group
                           200 loaves a day are baked Bola in a traditional wood-fired oven.
                           Visit the Morgadio da Calcada, a 17th-century manor house
                           superbly restored, with its wine press and storerooms, and
                           explore the unspoiled village at your leisure.

                                                                                                                    BEPPI CROSARIOL
                                                                                                                    Pursuits Columnist
                                                                                                                    & Wine Writer

                     *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                 PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                 PARTNERSHIP WITH
                     **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
Day 10

         Dinner at The Graham’s 1890 Lodge
                                                     FOR FULL GROUP

                                                                                                                     GLOBE AND MAIL
                                                                                                                     JOURNALISTS
                                                                                                                     ON TOUR**

                                                                                                                     SINCLAIR STEWART
                                                                                                                     Deputy Editor

DATE
April 27, 2019

                                                                                                                     CHRISTINE PELLIGRINI
TIME*
                                                                                                                     Capital Markets
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM                                                                                                   Reporter

LOCATION
Porto

ATTIRE
                     We can think of no better setting for our final dinner than at The Graham’s 1890
Casual with
comfortable shoes    Lodge, located on a commanding ridge in Via Nova de Gaia with spectacular views
                     of Porto’s historic city centre. When we were there over a year ago, planning this
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                     finale, Graham’s announced to the world that 2016 was a vintage Port year! With                 Pursuits Columnist
Low                                                                                                                  & Food Writer
                     three centuries of craftsmanship and heritage behind it, it is no surprise. Graham’s

MAX CAPACITY         today is still a working cellar. During our private tour, you’ll have a chance to stroll
Full Group           through the museum featuring letters from presidents and queens, the cellar
                     room with rows upon rows of barrels and large oak vats, the family cellar with
                     decades-old bottles of Port arranged by year and through the expansive tasting
                     room and into the vintage room where the massive leather-bound ledgers are
                     stored. In the Vinum restaurant and wine bar, you’ll be treated to some of the
                                                                                                                     BEPPI CROSARIOL
                     best food that the Tràs-os-Montes region has to offer, each dish expertly paired
                                                                                                                     Pursuits Columnist
                     with the Douro’s fine wines.                                                                    & Wine Writer

                     *Approximate time. Guests will be notified of any time changes.                  PRESENTED IN
                                                                                                  PARTNERSHIP WITH
                     **Assigned journalist(s) on tour, subject to change.
DAY 11
April 28, 2019

     DEPARTURE

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