8 days Porto-Douro Valley-Porto

The Iberian Experience

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Discover Portugal’s Douro Valley

Special Offer Sept/Oct 2020 from £1395 per person

Please call for info 01223 568904

CRUISE SUMMARY

The Douro Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, characterised by steep slopes and stunning wine terraces. On this cruise you will explore the beauty of Porto’s architecture and be transported back to the Middle Ages in the charming cities of the Portuguese hinterland. The Spanish city of Salamanca is a “living museum” where you can practically touch history in the form of centuries-old buildings. You will also be able to take a guided tour through the tranquil city of Pinhão, for dinner at a traditional vineyard, before visiting charming city of Guimarães.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

 

Day 1: Porto

Porto:
Fly from London to Porto and transfer to vessel. Embarkation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Day 2: Porto, Entre-os-Rios

Porto: Casting off 2:30 p.m.
City tour/walk through port wine’s namesake Porto with wine tasting in a wine cellar.

Entre-os-Rios: Mooring 6:30 p.m.

Day 3: Entre-os-Rios, Régua

Entre-os-Rios: Casting off 8:30 a.m.

Régua: Mooring 12:00 p.m.
Excursion into the pilgrim city of Lamego with its impressive flight of stairs and the Gothic cathedral.

Day 4: Régua, Pinhão, Vega Terrón /Barca d’Alva

Régua: Casting off 9:00 a.m.
Excursion to the magnificent, Baroque Mateus Palace in Vila Real with its beautiful, park-like gardens (from Régua to Pinhão).

Pinhão: Mooring 11:30 a.m. – Casting off 12:30 p.m.

Vega Terrón /Barca d’Alva: Mooring 7:00 p.m.

Day 5: Vega Terrón Barca d’Alva

Vega Terrón Barca d’Alva:
Day trip to the Spanish university town of Salamanca with its impressive cathedral and Plaza Mayor (includes lunch).

Day 6: Vega Terrón /Barca d’Alva, Pocinho, Pinhão

Vega Terrón /Barca d’Alva: Casting off 9:00 a.m.
Excursion to Castelo Rodrigo, one of the historical parishes in Portugal, with its castle ruins steeped in history (from Barca d’Alva / to Pocinho).

Pocinho: Mooring 11:00 a.m. – Casting off 12:30 p.m.
Guided tour through the tranquil city of Pinhão with a visit to the famous railway station adorned with blue and white tiles. Visit to a traditional Quinta (vineyard) with dinner.

Pinhão: Mooring 5:30 p.m.

Day 7: Pinhão, Porto

Pinhão: Casting off 6:30 a.m.

Porto: Mooring 2:00 p.m.
Excursion to the “Cradle of the Nation of Portugal” Guimarães or walk in the footsteps of the Portuguese explorers at the “World of Discoveries” museum.
Experience Porto from lofty heights on the “6 Bridges” tour by helicopter.

Day 8: Porto

Porto:
Disembarkation until 9:00 a.m. Transfer to Porto Airport or add a city stay (prices on request).

The excursions marked in red can only be booked on board. Mooring and casting off times are guidance times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high water or a ship defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Colourful cities, picturesque villages and spectacular countryside – a diverse cruise in the Portuguese sun
  • The golden city centre of Salamanca, the oldest university town in Spain
  • Ready for all temperatures: Ship with a pool to cool off in the summer
  • UNESCO World Heritage Guimarães
  • Explore Porto, namesake of the world famous port wine, with the chance to enjoy a tasting

Guide prices per person in £

Cabin category Season A Prices From Season B Prices From Season C Prices From Season D Prices From Season A Prices From Season C Prices From Season D Prices From Cabin Code

MS Douro Cruiser

MS Douro Serenity

2 Bed Main Deck Rear £1,395 £1,745 £1,845 £1,995 £1,695 £1,945 £2,095 HX
2 Bed Main Deck £1,745 £1,895 £2,045 £2,145 £1,795 £2,095 £2,245 HD
2 Bed Middle Deck Rear with Panoramic Window £2,045 £2,295 £2,445 MX
2 Bed Middle Deck with Panoramic Window £2,145 £2,445 £2,595 MD
2 Bed Upper Deck Rear with French Balcony £2,095 £2,245 £2,395 £2,545 OX
2 Bed Upper Deck Front with French Balcony £2,245 £2,395 £2,495 £2,645 OV
2 Bed Upper Deck with French Balcony £2,345 £2,495 £2,645 £2,795 £2,395 £2,695 £2,845 OD
2 Bed Deluxe Upper Deck with French Balcony £2,695 £2,995 £3,145 OL
2 Bed Junior Suite Upper Deck with French Balcony £3,245 £3,545 £3,695 JS

 

2020 Travel dates / Season

MS Douro Cruiser

  • 20.08. – 27.08.20 C
  • 03.09. – 10.09.20 D
  • 08.10. – 15.10.20 C
  • 15.10. – 22.10.20 C
  • 22.10. – 29.10.20 C
2021 Travel dates / Season

MS Douro Cruiser

  • 25.03. – 01.04.21 A
  • 08.04. – 15.04.21 B
  • 15.04. – 22.04.21 B
  • 22.04. – 29.04.21 C
  • 06.05. – 13.05.21 D
  • 13.05. – 20.05.21 D
  • 20.05. – 27.05.21 D
  • 03.06. – 10.06.21 D
  • 08.07. – 15.07.21 C
  • 12.08. – 19.08.21 B
  • 16.09. – 23.09.21 D
  • 23.09. – 30.09.21 D
  • 30.09. – 07.10.21 D
  • 07.10. – 14.10.21 C
  • 14.10. – 21.10.21 C
  • 28.10. – 04.11.21 B
2021 Travel dates / Season

MS Douro Serenity

  • 23.03. – 30.03.21 A
  • 27.04. – 04.05.21 C
  • 25.05. – 01.06.21 D
  • 15.06. – 22.06.21 D
  • 20.07. – 27.07.21 C
  • 17.08. – 24.08.21 C
  • 07.09. – 14.09.21 D
  • 19.10. – 26.10.21 C
  • 02.11. – 09.11.21 A
  • 09.11. – 16.11.21 A
  • 16.11. – 23.11.21 A

Cruises for other durations
We also offer a number of cruises on the Rhine and Danube for different durations from 4-13 days

Cruise Only Prices
We appreciate that you may want to make your own travel arrangements and can provide cruise only prices on request

City Hotel Stays
We can tailor-make any cruise itinerary with additional pre or post cruise hotels. Please enquire for our recommended hotels and prices.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Economy flight from London and overseas transfer to and from vessel
  • 7 nights cruise including all meals
  • Unlimited drinks inc wine, beer, cocktails and all non alcoholic drinks
  • Nightly onboard entertainment
  • 4 Guided Excursions
  • Free Wifi
  • Gratuities
  • Port fees and taxes

Call 01223 568904 or contact your Travel Agent!

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