Over the next three Saturdays tune in to the Nine Network as Weekend Today’s David Whitehill and Getaway’s Catriona Rowntree both explore the magnificent Douro River with Scenic.
Join David as he explores the historic capital of Lisbon including the National Palace of Sintra and the picturesque seaside suburbs of Cascais and Estoiril. Next he heads north to the stunning Douro Valley and the colourful city of Porto where he immerses himself in Portuguese history with visits to Lamego, and the striking Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies, and Mateus Palace. Plus David gets to sample the delicious local fare when he meets the fishermen of Afruda village and samples their daily catch.
Catriona will be hosting Getaway from the city of Lisbon as she visits the bustling port area, Monument to the Explorers and Belem Tower before travelling the beautiful Óbidos coastline north up to Porto. On a tour of the city Catriona discovers the Palacio da Bolsa and enjoys a Fado musical performance at Calém Cellars on the Gaia waterfront. Next she travels to the fairytale like property of Quinta Aveleda one of the most famous regional sparkling wine producers, followed by a guided tour of the town of Guimarães which was the seat of the first King of Portugal. Finally Catriona wraps up her visit to Portugal with a visit to the village of Provesende in the heart of the Douro Valley wine country and a canoeing excursion on the Douro and Sabor Rivers.
Tune into Channel 9 on Saturday 30 April, 7 and 14 May to catch David on Weekend Today at 9.50am and Getaway at 5.30pm. Check your local guide for more information.