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Douro River Vineyards, Portugal

Porto and the Douro Valley

Porto Roundtrip - Example 6 Day Cruise aboard MS Gil Eanes
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Navigation in the spectacular Douro Valley. Join the MS Gil Eanes on an exceptional adventure sailing through magnificent landscapes and beautiful and emblematic villages and churches. Visit Porto and enjoy a tour of the second largest city in Portugal and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Explore the Douro valley which enchants you with its wooded landscapes and picturesque banks as you make your way to Guimarães, a historic town which has preserved monuments dating back to medieval times. Discover the "cradle of Portugal" on a panoramic tour to see the old castle and the Palais des Ducs. Visit an exclusive wine cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia for a degustation of traditional Porto wine.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Porto, Portugal | Embark
Day 2 : Régua
Day 3 : Vila Real | Porto Antigo
Day 4 : Sailing the Douro River | Porto
Day 5 : Porto | Guimaraes | Porto
Day 6 : Porto | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the enchanting city of Porto on an exclusive tour at night
  • Discover the magnificent 16th-century house at Solar de Mateus in Vila Real
  • Visit Braga, also known as the Rome of Portugal
  • Tour the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral

Ship

MS Gil Eanes

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Porto, Portugal | Embark

Be welcomed on board at the end of the afternoon in Porto. Enjoy the presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail followed by dinner on board. Join an exclusive excursion to explore Porto by night.

Day 2 Régua

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise to Régua through the Douro valley which enchants you with its wooded landscapes and picturesque banks. Arrive in Régua and discover the city in a guided tour of Lamego and the Nossa Senhora Dos Remedios sanctuary. Be part of a unique dancing evening on board.

Day 3 Vila Real | Porto Antigo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace and Vila Real. You'll spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 4 Sailing the Douro River | Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The afternoon, excursions proposed :

CLASSIC: guided tour of Porto. One of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic center is classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO: unspoiled old quarters, a maze of winding narrow streets, arcaded houses, superb churches…

DISCOVERY: touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum. Leave from Vila Nova de Gaia by coach for downtown Porto. Once you arrive, board one of the city’s trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. Finish up your excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialties.

Day 5 Porto | Guimaraes | Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The afternoon, excursions proposed :

CLASSIC: visit of Guimaraes. Leave by coach from Porto for Guimarães. With your guide, begin the tour of this university town on foot to discover its historical treasures.

DISCOVERY: Hiking to Vila Nova de Gaïa and tasting of some of the local wines

Tonight enjoy a Gala evening and folkloric show on board.

Day 6 Porto | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy the last buffet breakfast on board followed by disembarkation in the morning. 

MS Gil Eanes

Per person starting at
$1,862
MS Gil Eanes
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Main Deck
8 double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.
MS Gil Eanes
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Middle Deck
24 double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.
MS Gil Eanes
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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 the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. 

This offer includes:
- All meals from dinner the D1 to breakfast on D6
- 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
- Gala dinner and evening
- Welcome cocktail
- 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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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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