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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. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Porto | Embark
Day 2 : Porto
Day 3 : Porto | Regua
Day 4 : Vila Réal | Vega de teron
Day 5 : Barca D'alva
Day 6 : Ferradosa | Pinhao
Day 7 : Lamego | Porto
Day 8 : Porto | Disembark

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

Ship

MS Miguel Torga

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Porto, Portugal Old Town Sail across the heart of Porto vineyards Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary Douro River Vineyards, Portugal Charming city of Porto at night

Day 1 Porto | Embark

Board the MS Miguel Torga in the end of the afternoon. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board followed by an excursion to explore Porto by night.

Day 2 Porto

  • 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 Porto | Regua

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

CLASSIC: Excursion to Guimarães.
DISCOVERY: Hiking along the Douro.

Enjoy dinner on board followed by dancing or a stroll through Regua by night.

Day 4 Vila Réal | Vega de teron

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning set off on an excursion to Vila Réal: visit the Solar de Mateus Manor and walk through its beautiful gardens. Return on board in Pinhão and cruise through the heart of the most famous vineyards in Porto, passing by magnificent hills covered with vine trellises. Arrive in Vega de Teron and enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

Day 5 Barca D'alva

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

CLASSIC: Discover the city and its cathedral.
DISCOVERY: Salamanca by bike.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment after dinner.

Day 6 Ferradosa | Pinhao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning sailing toward Ferradosa. Join a “wines of Porto” excursion: follow the road through the vineyards and stop at an overlook surrounded by vines. Taste the wines of Porto and return on board in Pinhão. Get off the ship for a free afternoon in the town followed by a gala evening on board.

Day 7 Lamego | Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today join a guided tour of Lamego to discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral. Return on board in Régua and spend the afternoon sailing to Porto. Tonight enjoy a traditional folklore-themed evening on board.

Day 8 Porto | Disembark

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

MS Miguel Torga

Per person starting at
$2,681
MS Miguel Torga
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Main Deck
18 double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.
MS Miguel Torga
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Middle Deck
14 double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.
MS Miguel Torga
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Upper Deck
34 double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin

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.

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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