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Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca

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Immerse yourself in the festive and warm atmosphere of Portugal and Spain where you will discover a unique way of life. You will visit Porto, a subtle mixture of modernity and history famous for its wine, or Salamanca and its cathedral, Spain's "golden city". It has a rich architectural, religious and gastronomic culture.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Porto | Embark
Day 2 : Porto | Regua
Day 3 : Regua | Pinhao | Vega De Teron (Spain)
Day 4 : Vega De Teron | Barca D'Alva
Day 5 : Barca D'Alva | Ferradosa | Folgosa | Leverinho
Day 6 : Leverinho | Porto | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit a wine cellar and taste the wines of Porto
  • Tour Vila Real by coach, a pleasant town set among vineyards
  • Explore the Manor Solar of Mateus and walk through its gardens
  • Discover the ancient and new cathedral of Salamanca

Ship

MS Gil Eanes

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Porto, Portugal Old Town Charming city of Porto at night Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary Douro River Vineyards, Portugal Explore historic Porto

Day 1 Porto | Embark

Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you'll be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, join an excursion by coach for both packages: Tour of Porto "by night".

Day 2 Porto | Regua

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join for the excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic center was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum. 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.
After your tours, Return on board and spend the afternoon sailing. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 3 Regua | Pinhao | Vega De Teron (Spain)

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today discover the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace and Vila Real. Tonight's evening will have a Spanish flair.

Day 4 Vega De Teron | Barca D'Alva

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join for the excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Discover Salamanca, its unusual cathedral and its famous university dating back to 1218, making it one of the oldest in the world.
DISCOVERY: Discover Salamanca's old town by bike.
Tonight's your gala dinner and evening.

Day 5 Barca D'Alva | Ferradosa | Folgosa | Leverinho

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join an excursion for both packages : Discover the Porto wine route*. Spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment. 

Day 6 Leverinho | Porto | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

MS Gil Eanes

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$1,942
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Main Deck
8 double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.
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Middle Deck
22 double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.
MS Gil Eanes Middle Deck Suite
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Middle Deck Suite
2 suite cabins equipped with French balcony, shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.
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Upper Deck
32 double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.
MS Gil Eanes Upper Deck Suite
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Upper Deck Suite
2 suite cabins equipped with private balcony, 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

This offer includes
-All meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
-Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from the special lists)
-Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
-Excursions included in the package selected
-Assistance from the onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
-Welcome cocktail
-Gala dinner
-Onboard entertainment
-Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
-All port fees

This offer does not include
-Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
-Cancellation and baggage insurance
-Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
-Personal expenses.

Requirements
Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Mentions
For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. The number of moorings on the Douro is limited. The boats may be moored side by side. Arrival times at ports of call and the order of the excursions can change.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
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