Porto-Douro Valley cruise - NDC19

Number of Days: 8
Destination: Portugal
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  • Explore the world’s most spectacular wine-growing region. Typical characteristics of the Douro valley are steep precipices and magnificent wine terraces. It is with good reason that this region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this cruise, you will discover the beauty of Porto's architecture and be transported to the Middle Ages in the charming towns of the Portuguese interior. In Spain’s Salamanca, known as a “living museum”, history becomes tangible in the form of buildings from many centuries ago.

    Why this river cruise?
    Colourful cities, picturesque villages and spectacular landscapes - a journey rich in variety in the Portuguese sun. As well as the picturesque Douro, experience beautiful Salamanca, the oldest university town in Spain, with its yellow-gold city centre.

  • Day 1: Porto
    Embarkation.

    Day 2: Porto
    Casting off 2:30 pm Guided tour of Porto, the birthplace of port wine, including wine-tasting in a winery. Excursion Package. Depart for Entre-os-Rios. Mooring 6:30 pm

    Day 3: Entre-os-Rios
    Casting off 8:30 am. Depart for Régua
    Mooring 12:00 pm Excursion to the pilgrimage site Lamego, with its impressive open-air staircase and Gothic cathedral. Excursion Package

    Day 4: Régua
    Casting off 9:00 am. Excursion to the magnificent Baroque Mateus Palace in Vila Real with its beautiful park-like garden. Excursion Package. Pinhão. Mooring 11:30 am. Casting off 12:30 pm. Depart for Vega Terrón / Barca d'Alva. Mooring 7:00 pm

    Day 5: Vega Terrón / Barca d'Alva
    Day excursion to the Spanish university town Salamanca with its impressive cathedral and Plaza Mayor (including lunch).

    Day 6: Vega Terròn / Barca d'Alva
    Casting off 9:00 am Excursion to Castelo Rodrigo, one of the historic parishes of Portugal, with its castle ruins steeped in history. Excursion Package. Pocinho. Mooring 11:00 am Casting off 12:30 pm. Depart for Pinhão. Mooring 5:30 pm Guided tour of tranquil Pinhão, including a visit to the famous station, decorated with blue and white ceramic tiles. Pinhão - visit to a traditional quinta (vineyard) with dinner.

    Day 7: Pinhão
    Casting off 6:30 am. Porto - Mooring 2:00 pm Excursion to the “Cradle of the Portuguese Nation”, Guimarães. Porto- Follow the footsteps of the Portuguese explorers in the “World of Discoveries” Museum. Porto - 6 Bridges Tour by helicopter

    Day 8: Porto
    Disembark by 9.00 a.m. The mooring and casting off times are approximate. We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be taken due to low / high water levels or a defect in the ship, the shipping company reserves the right to provide the guests with buses or hotel stays on this route, or to use another route. It may be necessary to transfer to another ship.

  • Included:
    • Meals B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Welcome, farewell and other dinners as per final itinerary. 8-day cruise in an outside cabin in the category booked 
    • Full board with 3 meals (dinner on the first day and breakfast on the last day): 
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices 
    • Generous lunch buffet 
    • 4-course dinner menu served at the table
    • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner 
    • Formal gala dinner 
    • Welcome and farewell reception with the captain 
    • Excursion to Pinhão including a visit to a traditional quinta
    • Cruise director and local tour guides 
    • Audio system for all excursions 
    • Onboard entertainment programme 
    • Use of the swimming pool 
    • Luggage service from the landing stage to your  cabin for embarking and disembarking 
    • Port and passenger fees
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    • From $1,355 per person based on twin share

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    14-Nov-2019 21-Nov-2019

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