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Porto and the Douro Valley

Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Vasco de Gama
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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.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Porto, Portugal | Embark
Day 2 : Régua
Day 3 : Vila Real | Porto Antigo | Pinhao
Day 4 : Porto Antigo
Day 5 : Porto | Guimarães | Porto
Day 6 : Porto | Disembark

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

Ship

MS Vasco de Gama

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Porto, Portugal Old Town Wander the quaint streets of Portugal Wander the gardens of Spain and Portugal on your river cruise Historical transportation in Porto, Portugal
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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 Régua

  • 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 Vila Real | Porto Antigo | Pinhao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take part in an excursion for both packages: Discover the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace and Vila Real. You'll spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 4 Porto Antigo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising. This afternoon's excursions are:

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. Board one of the city's trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. Finish up your excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialties.

The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 5 Porto | Guimarães | Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy time at leisure this morning to discover Porto at your own pace. This afternoon's excursions are:

Classic: Tour of Guimarães.

Discovery: Hiking to Vila Nova de Gaïa and tasting some of the local wines.

Tonight's your gala evening and dinner followed by traditional folk entertainment.

Day 6 Porto | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy the last buffet breakfast on board followed by disembarkation in the morning. 
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Per person starting at
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Cabins on the MS Vasco de Gama
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Main Deck
15 cabins (13 twins, 2 cabins with single beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins on the MS Vasco de Gama
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Middle Deck
18 cabins (15 twins, 3 cabins with single beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins on the MS Vasco de Gama
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Upper Deck
38 twin cabins 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

For the safety of the passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on D6
- Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
- Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
- On board entertainment
- Assistance from an on board multi-lingual host/hostess
- Gala dinner and evening
- Welcome cocktail
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
- All port fees
- Excursions for the Classic or Discovery package. Passengers will need to choose one package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

This offer does not include:
- Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
- Cancellation and baggage insurance
- Personal expenses

Formalities:
Valid passport compulsory. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate. Please note: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
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