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The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal

Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS Vasco de Gama
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The Douro River, the “river of gold”, does not recognize country boundaries and flows majestically through both Portugal and Spain. Traveling along the Douro on this incredible 8-day cruise is the perfect way to visit this beautiful, natural part of the world where steep terraced hillside vineyards, typical villages, and “Quintas” with their fragrant wines appear along the banks throughout the cruise. Visit Salamanca in Spain which is rich in architectural treasures dating back through the ages.
Mateus PalaceLamego Sanctuary Nossa SenhoraMateus Palace GardenSail across the heart of Porto vineyardsPorto, Portugal Old Town
Highlights
  • Discover Porto and experience the wine tasting session in the cellars
  • Explore Salamanca get to know the must-see & the unusual sites
  • Join a unique excursion to discover the “Wines of Porto”
  • Join a fun evening of Fado music and entertainment on board
Trip Type:
  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Porto | Embark

​Passengers board the ship at 5:00 pm. After setting into your cabins, you will be introduced to the crew with a welcome cocktail. After dinner, the evening is free to do as you please.

Day 2: Porto | Regua

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join the guided tour of Porto and experience the wine tasting session in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaia. The afternoon will be spent sailing.

Day 3: Pinhao | Vega De Teron

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join the excursion to Vila Réal, a town with a great variety of religious buildings and architecture. Afterward, stroll through the gardens at the Mateus Palace. The afternoon will be spent sailing. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

Day 4: Salamanca | Barca D' Alva

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, sail and explore Salamanca. Visit its unusual cathedral and its famous university dating back to 1218, making it one of the oldest in the world. Return on board after your tour and enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 5: Ferradosa | Pinhao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
MS Vasco de Gama continues cruising this morning. Set off on the excursion along the Porto Wine Route. Discover the vineyards famously arranged in rows as well as small typical villages, followed by a wine-tasting session in a true Portuguese quinta. Tonight's your gala dinner and evening.

Day 6: Pinhao

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
You will be transferred to a coach to join the excursion of Lamego. Lamego is a charming episcopal and commercial town where you'll get to discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary. The afternoon will be spent sailing towards Porto. Enjoy an evening of Fado entertainment.
 

Day 7: Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy time at leisure this morning to discover Porto at your own pace. Afterward, join the tour to Aveiro, a charming medieval town surrounded by salt marshes, beaches, and lagoons. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.

Day 8: Porto | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home.
 

Ship/Hotel

MS Vasco de Gama

MS Vasco de Gama
Reception on the MS Vasco de Gama
Restaurant on the MS Vasco de Gama

Dates & Prices

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Cabins on the MS Vasco de Gama
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Main Deck
15 cabins (13 twins, 2 cabins with single beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins on the MS Vasco de Gama
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Middle Deck
18 cabins (15 twins, 3 cabins with single beds) equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.
Cabins on the MS Vasco de Gama
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Upper Deck
38 twin cabins equipped with shower and toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, radio, safe.

Notes

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health

This offer includes :
  • All meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • On board drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with a shower in the bathroom
  • Assistance from our on board multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • On board entertainment 
  • Flamenco entertainment –
  • Fado entertainment Traditional folk entertainment
  • 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
  • Airport taxes
  • Transfers between airport, hotel, and port
  • 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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