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Porto with Dom Luis Bridge

Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca

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Be carried away by the charm of the Mediterranean countries. From Portugal to Spain, you will visit Porto, a lively and fascinating city where you can taste its famous wine, or Guimarães, the beating heart of Portugal with a remarkable history that gives it today all its charm. Be guided throughout this journey through the unique landscapes of the Douro but also cities with a rich heritage such as Lamego, Salamanca or Vila Real.
Douro River Vineyards, PortugalVisit the town of Pinhao, in the heart of the beautiful Douro ValleyNew Cathedral, SalamancaPorto, Portugal Old TownPorto with Dom Luis Bridge
Highlights
  • Admire the city of Porto at night during a panoramic tour by bus
  • Tour Vila Real by coach, a pleasant town set among vineyards
  • Explore the old city of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Discover the monumental Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary
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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
Join us for the excursions proposed:

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.

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'Alca | 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: 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.

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15 cabins (13 twins, 2 cabins with single beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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18 cabins (15 twins, 3 cabins with single beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
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38 twin cabins equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Excursions and activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Port Fees
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from the special lists)
  • Tips paid in full to the local staff of the country of destination
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
Excluded
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Tips for the Boat and Lodge staff

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