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Discover Portugal and enjoy a taste of Spain on this incredible cruise. Join the MS Miguel Torga 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 | Embark
Day 2 : Porto | Regua
Day 3 : Regua | Pinhao | Porto Antiguo
Day 4 : Porto Antiguo | 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 Miguel Torga

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Panoramic View Charming city of Porto at night Lamego Sanctuary Nossa Senhora Mateus Palace Garden Mateus Palace

Day 1 Porto | 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.

*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

Day 2 Porto | Regua

  • 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 Regua | Pinhao | Porto Antiguo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join an excursion to explore Solar de Mateus in Vila Real, a magnificent 16th-century manor house with beautiful French gardens, owned by a family of the Portuguese aristocracy. Visit the manor (exterior only) and the French gardens. In the afternoon, cruise to Porto Antigo through the heart of the famous Porto vineyards planted in terraces on the magnificent rolling hills. Enjoy an evening of entertainment on board.

Day 4 Porto Antiguo | Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today's excursions are:

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
Free morning in Porto.

Today's excursions are:

Classic: visit Guimaraes. Leave by coach from Porto for Guimarães. 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.

Gala evening and folkloric show on board.

Day 6 Porto | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00 a.m.
 

MS Miguel Torga

Per person starting at
$1,852
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 the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
NB: The number of moorings on the Douro is limited. Our boats may be moored side by side.

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with 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
-Onboard entertainment
-Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-The 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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