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Douro River Vineyards, Portugal

Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS Infante Don Henrique
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Taste Europe's high culture, delicious cuisine, rich history, and stunning landscapes on this 8-day round-trip cruise along the beautiful Douro River. Cross the Iberian Peninsula aboard the MS Infante Don Henrique, a comfortable ship designed to accommodate 142 passengers. Visit a wine cellar and taste the wines of Porto in the Vila Nova de Gaia, tour the little town of Vila Real by coach, explore the Manor Solar of Mateus and walk through its gardens, and discover the ancient and new cathedral of Salamanca.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Porto | Embark
Day 2 : Porto
Day 3 : Porto | Regua
Day 4 : Vila Réal | Vega de Teron
Day 5 : Salamanca
Day 6 : Ferradosa | Pinhao
Day 7 : Lamego | Porto
Day 8 : Porto | Disembark

Highlights

  • Admire the city of Porto at night during a panoramic tour by bus
  • Taste Porto, a sweet fortified wine from the Douro region
  • Explore the old city of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover the monumental Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary

Ship

MS Infante Don Henrique

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Douro River Vineyards, Portugal Historical transportation in Porto, Portugal Visit the town of Pinhao, in the heart of the beautiful Douro Valley Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary New Cathedral, Salamanca

Day 1 Porto | Embark

Board the MS Infante Don Henrique at the end of the afternoon. Settle into your cabin and attend 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.

DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum.

The afternoon is free to do as you please, or you can ask to be dropped off to the city center via Rabelo boat. Return on board for dinner and an evening of Fado entertainment.

Day 3 Porto | Regua

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

CLASSIC: Tour of Guimaraes.

DISCOVERY: Hiking along the Douro River. 

Enjoy an evening of dancing or a stroll through Regua by night on your own.

Day 4 Vila Réal | Vega de Teron

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace and Vila Real. The afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

Day 5 Salamanca

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

CLASSIC: Discover Salamanca and its unusual cathedral.

DISCOVERY: Discover Salamanca's old town by bike.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 6 Ferradosa | Pinhao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The morning will be spent cruising. Discover the Porto wines, including tasting*. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.

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. 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 Infante Don Henrique

Deals

Family Club Deals
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Per person starting at
$2,109
Cabin aboard the MS Infante Don Henrique
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Main Deck
14 cabins (12 twins, 2 cabins with double beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabin aboard the MS Infante Don Henrique
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Middle Deck
19 cabins (16 twins, 3 cabins with double beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabin aboard the MS Infante Don Henrique
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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 passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

Note: The number of moorings on the Douro is limited. Boats may be moored side by side.

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on D8
- 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
- Excursions mentioned in the program
- Onboard entertainment
- Assistance from an onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail
- Gala dinner and evening
- Fado, flamenco, and traditional folk themed evenings on board
- 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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