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.
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
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.
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto. Discover one of the oldest cities in Europe, with a historic center that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum followed by a tasting of some of the local specialties in the old city.
In the afternoon, we'll cruise through the Douro Valley with its fabulous landscapes. Enjoy an evening of dancing or time at leisure in Regua tonight.
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.
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7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
7 Nights Accommodations
Accommodations as listed
Ground transportation as listed
Activities as listed
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Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from the special lists)
Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
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Additional excursions during free time
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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.