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Douro River Vineyards, Portugal

Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS Amalia Rodrigues
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Follow your adventure instinct and set sail for an 8-day cruise across the Iberian Peninsula. Begin your adventure in Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, with a historic center that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruise east and enjoy daily stops to taste the wines of Porto in the Vila Nova de Gaia, tour the little town of Vila Real, explore the Manor Solar of Mateus and walk through its gardens, and discover the ancient and new cathedrals of Salamanca.
Visit the town of Pinhao, in the heart of the beautiful Douro ValleyPorto Cityscape, PortugalNossa Senhora dos Remedios SanctuaryPlaza Mayor by night, SalamancaDouro River Vineyards, Portugal
Highlights
  • Explore the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • See the religious architecture of Braga
  • Enjoy an excursion to Salamanca and see its fantastic architecture
  • Join a “wines of Porto” tour and stop at an overlook surrounded by vines
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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 Terron

  • 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'Alva | 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.

Ship/Hotel

MS Amalia Rodrigues

MS Amalia Rodriguez
MS Amalia Rodriguez
MS Amalia Rodriguez

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24 Cabins double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and closet.
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34 Cabins double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and closet.
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Main Deck
8 Cabins double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and closet.

Notes

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.

(1) Please note: The number of moorings on the Douro is limited. Our ship may be moored side by side to another ship. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

This offer includes :
-Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day
-Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served during meals on board (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
-Accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
-Classic excursions
-Onboard entertainment
-The assistance of our onboard host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail – the classic excursions mentioned in the program
-Gala evening
-Fado, flamenco, and traditional folk themed evenings on board
-Repatriation insurance
-Port taxes

This offer does not include:
-Drinks on the wine list, champagne at the bar, drinks served during excursions or transfers
-Discovery excursion additional costs
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-The supplement for the discovery package
-Personal expenses.
- Possible fuel surcharges

Formalities
You must have a valid passport to travel. 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.
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
  • Fuel Surcharge

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