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Porto Cityscape, 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 and finish 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 cathedral of Salamanca.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Porto | Embark
Day 2 : Porto
Day 3 : Porto - Regua
Day 4 : Regua | Vega de Terron
Day 5 : Barca D'Alva - Salamanca
Day 6 : Ferradosa | Pinhao
Day 7 : Lamego | Porto
Day 8 : Porto | Disembark

Highlights

  • Explore the historic center of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Observe the religious architecture of Braga
  • Enjoy an excursion to Salamanca, a town of dazzling beauty houses
  • Join a “wines of Porto” tour and stop at an overlook surrounded by vines

Ship

MS Amalia Rodrigues

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Porto Cityscape, Portugal Douro River Vineyards, Portugal Visit the town of Pinhao, in the heart of the beautiful Douro Valley Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary Plaza Mayor by night, Salamanca
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Day 1 Porto | Embark

Board MS Amalia Rodriguez in the end of the afternoon. Settle in your cabin and attend to the crew introduction over a welcome cocktail. Enjoy a delightful dinner on board followed by an excursion to explore Porto by night.

Day 2 Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Excursion options:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
DISCOVERY (with a supplement): Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum.

Return to the ship for dinner and an evening of Fado music.

Day 3 Porto - Regua

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Excursion options:

CLASSIC: Excursion to Guimarães.
DISCOVERY (with a supplement): Hiking along the Douro.

Enjoy dinner on board followed by a dancing or a stroll through Regua by night.

Day 4 Regua | Vega de Terron

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning set off on an excursion to Vila Réal: visit the Solar de Mateus Manor and walk through its beautiful gardens. Return on board in Pinhão and cruise through the heart of the most famous vineyards in Porto, passing by magnificent hills covered with vine trellises. Arrive in Vega de Terron and enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

Day 5 Barca D'Alva - Salamanca

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Excursion options:

CLASSIC: Discover the city and its cathedral.
DISCOVERY (with a supplement): Salamanca by bike.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment after dinner.

Day 6 Ferradosa | Pinhao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning sailing toward Ferradosa. Join a “wines of Porto” excursion: follow the road through the vineyards and stop at an overlook surrounded by vines. Taste the wines of Porto and return on board in Pinhão. Get off the ship for a free afternoon in the town followed by a gala evening on board.

Day 7 Lamego | Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, join a guided tour of Lamego to discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral. Return on board in Régua and spend the afternoon sailing to Porto. Tonight enjoy a traditional folklore-themed evening on board.

Day 8 Porto | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before you disembark and begin your journey back home.
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24 Cabins double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and closet.
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Upper Deck
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.

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.
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