This 6-day cruise aboard MS Amalia Rodrigues takes you on a roundtrip journey from Porto, Portugal to historic Salamanca. Visiting the tram museum Porto Wine Route and Vila Real's Manor Solar of Mateus. Roman, Arabic, and Christian influences can be seen in the architecture and folklore that highlight this region as well. 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.
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
Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you'll meet your crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, join an excursion by coach for both packages: Tour of Porto "by night".
*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.
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. You'll board one of the city's trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. You'll finish up your excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialties.
After your tours, you'll return on board and spend the afternoon sailing. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
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 the gala dinner and evening.
Day 5: Barca D'Alva | Ferradosa | Folgosa | Leverinho
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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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8 Cabins double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hairdryer, safe, and closet.
This offer includes
Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - excursions included in the package selected - assistance from our 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 our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.
Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.
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. Our 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.Valid information for year 2019
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.