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Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS Miguel Torga
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Take part in a historic journey and explore the picturesque towns and villages of Portugal and Spain, on this 8-day roundtrip cruise aboard the MS Miguel Torga. Discover Porto, Braga, Vila Réal, Salamanca, the Porto wine trail and Lamego. Cruise through the Douro River, and enjoy guided visits and excursions to renowned architectural sites, historic cities, beautiful gardens, and impressive vineyards. 
Charming city of Porto at nightPorto, Portugal Old TownSail across the heart of Porto vineyardsDouro River Vineyards, PortugalNossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary
Highlights
  • Set off on a guided tour of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Join an excursion to Braga, nicknamed the “Rome of Portugal"
  • Visit the Solar de Mateus Manor and walk through its beautiful gardens
  • Stop at an overlook surrounded by vines and taste the wines of Porto
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Porto | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. In the evening, we'll set out on an excursion by coach for both packages to see Porto by night.

Day 2: Porto | Regua

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum.

Return on board for dinner and an evening of Fado music.

Day 3: Regua | Vega de Teron

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join us for both packages: Vila Réal, a town with a great variety of religious buildings and architecture. In the afternoon, the cruise continues to the heart of the most famous vineyards in Porto to Vega de Terron. We'll arrive in the evening. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

Day 4: Barca d'Alva | Salamanca

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join us for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Salamanca. This town of dazzling beauty houses some extraordinary Roman, Arabic, and Christian architectural treasures.

DISCOVERY: Salamanca by bike.
We'll return on board in Barca d'Alva. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 5: Barca d'Alva | Ferradosa | Pinhao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an excursion for both packages: "wines of Porto" excursion followed by a wine-tasting session*. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.

Day 6: Pinhao | Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join us on an excursion for both packages: A guided tour of Lamego. This afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of Fado-themed entertainment.

Day 7: Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, enjoy time at leisure in Porto. In the afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Discover Guimaraes.

DISCOVERY: Hiking along the Atlantic coast all the way to Villa Nova de Gaïa, followed by a wine-tasting session*.
Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.

Day 8: Porto | Disembark

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before you disembark and begin your journey back home.

Ship/Hotel

MS Miguel Torga

MS Miguel Torga
MS Miguel Torga
MS Miguel Torga

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Main Deck
18 double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.
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Middle Deck
14 double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.
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Upper Deck
34 double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.

Notes

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

(1) Please note: The number of moorings on the Douro is limited. Our ship may be moored side by side to another ship. 

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
-Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-Onboard entertainment
-The assistance of our onboard host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail – the classic excursions mentioned in the program
-Gala evening
-Fado, flamenco, and traditional folk themed evenings on board
-Repatriation insurance
-Port taxes
-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
-The supplement for the discovery package
-Personal expenses.
-Possible fuel surcharges

Formalities
You must have a valid passport to travel. 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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