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Porto and the Douro Valley

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Discover Portugal and enjoy a taste of Spain on this incredible cruise. Join the MS Vasco de Gama on an exceptional adventure sailing through magnificent landscapes and beautiful and emblematic villages and churches. Visit Porto and enjoy a tour of the second-largest city in Portugal and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Explore the Douro valley which enchants you with its wooded landscapes and picturesque banks as you make your way to Guimarães, a historic town that has preserved monuments dating back to medieval times. Discover the "cradle of Portugal" on a panoramic tour to see the old castle and the Palais des Ducs. Visit an exclusive wine cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia for a degustation of traditional Porto wine.
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Highlights
  • Explore the enchanting city of Porto on an exclusive tour at night
  • Discover the magnificent 16th-century house at Solar de Mateus in Vila Real
  • Visit Braga, also known as the Rome of Portugal
  • Tour the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral
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Day 1: Porto, Portugal | Embark

Be welcomed on board at the end of the afternoon in Porto. Enjoy the presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail followed by dinner on board. Join an exclusive excursion to explore Porto by night.

*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

Day 2: RĂ©gua

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning will be spent cruising. Join an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Lamego. Enjoy an evening of dancing. 

Day 3: Regua | Pinhao | Porto Antigo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take part in our excursion for both packages: The Douro Museum and the Quinta do Tedo. We'll spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
 

Day 4: Porto Antigo | Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
We'll spend the morning cruising. This afternoon, join us on the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic center was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum. We'll board one of the city's trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. We'll finish up our excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialties.

The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 5: Guimaraes

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy time at leisure this morning to discover Porto at your own pace. This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Tour of Guimarães.
DISCOVERY: Hiking to Vila Nova de Gaïa and tasting some of the local wines*.
Tonight's our gala evening and dinner followed by traditional folk entertainment.

Day 6: Porto | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00 a.m. 

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MS Vasco de Gama

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Rates are dynamic and fluctuate based on capacity. Contact us for a specific quote.
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Main Deck-Cat A
15 cabins (13 twins, 2 cabins with single beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Main Deck- Cat B
equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Main Deck-Cat C
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Middle Deck-Cat A
18 cabins (15 twins, 3 cabins with single beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Middle Deck-Cat B
equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Middle Deck-Cat C
equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck-Cat A
38 twin cabins equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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Upper Deck-Cat B
equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin
Included
  • 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Onboard Entertainment 
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from the special lists)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • Gala dinner
  • All port fees
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points

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