Listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, 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.
Discover Porto's historic center listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
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
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. Continue sailing in the afternoon. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.
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.
MS Fernao de Magalhaes 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.
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.
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
Disembark after breakfast and continue your independent trip back home.
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7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
7 Nights Accommodations
Accommodations as listed
Ground transportation as listed
Activities as listed
Meals as listed
Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from the special lists)
Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
Excursions included in the package selected
All port fees
Flight costs (please request a quote)
Additional excursions during free time
Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
Cancellation and baggage insurance
Transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points
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Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.