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.
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
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.
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
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00 a.m.
Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.