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Portugal to Spain River Cruise: Porto, Douro Valley, Salamanca Porto

Duration
8 Days
Prices:
On request

Portugal may not be the first name you think of for a European cruise, but a journey up the Rio Douro might just change your mind. Set sail from Porto, travelling all the way up to Spain before returning.


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This 8-day cruise through Northern Portugal takes you through some of the country’s most spectacular wine regions, taking you all the way up to the Salamanca region of Spain.

Your departure port, Porto, is one of Europe’s up and coming highlight cities. The birthplace of port wine, it’s also one of the oldest cities in Europe, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a night-time and day-time tour, and perhaps discover the fascinating history of the city’s trams. Then travel up the Douro to Regua, enjoying dinner on board, and an excursion out to Guimaraes, another of Portugal’s most historic towns (it also ticks another World Heritage site off your list).

Sailing on to Vila Real, take a walk through the gardens of Mateus Palace, a relatively new (18th century), but nonetheless opulent and fascinating structure designed by Italian artist and architect Nicolau Nasoni. The splendor continues aboard ship during the night with a flamenco show as you approach the Spanish border.

Stop in Barca d’Alva, where a tour takes you to explore the city’s cathedral. Or perhaps you’d prefer to explore Salamanca by bike. Barca d’Alva is just 2 kilometres from the Salamanca, so adding a touch of the Spanish countryside to your Portugal vacation is easy. Return to the ship, which takes you on to a wine tasting excursion where you can savour the famous flavours of Porto. Your final day trip takes you to Lamego, a key city during the Portuguese Barroque period of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Bid farewell to Portugal with an evening of traditional entertainment before you disembark back in Porto.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices:
On request

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Day 1

Porto

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you will be introduce to the crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, you'll join on an excursion by coach for both packages: Tour of Porto "by night".

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration7 Nights
Accommodation

MS Infante don Henrique

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    MS Infante don Henrique



    The 142-passenger Infante Don Henrique is one of three CroisiEurope river vessels that sail on Portugal's Douro.

    The 142-passenger Infante Don Henrique is one of three CroisiEurope river vessels that sail on Portugal's Douro.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Dining Room
    • Lounge
    • Radar
    • Sundeck

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Day 2

Porto

Join the excursions proposed :

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe.

DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum.

The afternoon is free to do as you please, or you can ask to be dropped off to the city center via rabelo boat. You'll return on board for dinner and an evening of Fado entertainment.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Porto to Regua

Join the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Tour of Guimaraes.

DISCOVERY: Hiking along the Douro River.

The afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of dancing or a stroll through Regua by night on your own.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Regua to Vega de Terron

Join the excursion for both packages: Discover the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace and Vila Real. The afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Barca d'Alva to Salamanca

Join the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Discover Salamanca and its unusual cathedral.

DISCOVERY: Discover Salamanca's old town by bike.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Barca d'Alva to Ferradosa to Pinhao

The morning will be spent cruising. Join the excursion for both packages: Discover the Porto wines, including tasting*. Tonight's the gala dinner and evening.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Pinhao to Porto

Join the excursion to Lamego. The afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Porto

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of the services.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

2021:
MS Infante don Henrique: On Request
MS Gil Eanes: On Request
MS Miguel Torga: On Request
MS Amalia Rodrigues: On Request

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • Meals and beverages as indicated
  • Excursions as mentioned
  • On-board entertainment
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • All port fees
  • Assistance from on board multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Transfers
  • Booking fees
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified
  • Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions/transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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