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Torre de Belem, Lisbon

Discover Lisbon, Porto and the Douro Valley

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Lisbon is a city of incomparable beauty, marked by a rich history and a great culture. Pastel houses, blue waters, and trams that evoke San Francisco that surely captivates you. The Portuguese capital is a city that has crossed history with brilliance, perfect combination of a rich past that gives it its charm and attractive modernity. Enjoy 3 days in Lisbon before joining the cruise in the heart of Portugal.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Lisbon
Day 2 : Lisbon
Day 3 : Lisbon | Coimbra | Porto | Embark
Day 4 : Porto | Regua
Day 5 : Regua | Pinhao | Porto Antigo
Day 6 : Porto Antigo | Porto
Day 7 : Porto | Guimarães | Porto
Day 8 : Porto | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit the Jeronimos Monastery, a masterpiece of Manueline architecture
  • Explore Guimarães and its medieval center
  • Amaze with the Vila Réal and the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace
  • Tour of Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, and enchanting Coimbra

Ship

MS Miguel Torga

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Activities

Trip Type

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Torre de Belem, Lisbon Lisbon Tram and Cityscape Porto Cityscape, Portugal Historical transportation in Porto, Portugal Terraced vineyards of the Douro River Valley

Day 1 Lisbon

At the end of the day, check in to a 4-star hotel in Lisbon. After dinner, the evening is free to do as you please.

*Passengers will choose either the Classic or Discovery package to participate in for the duration of the voyage.

Day 2 Lisbon

This morning, set out for a guided tour of Lisbon. Discover the Belém Cultural Center and its famous Belém tower, an architectural jewel and a symbol of the Age of Discovery. Also visit the Jeronimos Monastery, a masterpiece of Manueline architecture. In the afternoon, take a panoramic tour of Lisbon, also known as "the City of the Light". Afterward, return to the hotel. The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 3 Lisbon | Coimbra | Porto | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Departure by coach to Coimbra, a romantic source of inspiration to many a poet. This afternoon, discover this charming city that cascades down the hillside to the Rio Mondego. After the tour, hit the road again towards Porto. Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, crews are introduced in a welcome cocktail. In the evening, join us on an excursion by coach for both packages: Tour of Porto by night.

Day 4 Porto | Regua

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise in the morning. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Lamego. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

Day 5 Regua | Pinhao | Porto Antigo

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take part in the excursion for both packages: Discover the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace and Vila Real. Spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

Day 6 Porto Antigo | Porto

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Spend the morning cruising. This afternoon's excursions are:

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 the excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialties.

The evening is free to do as you please.

Day 7 Porto | Guimarães | Porto

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy time at leisure this morning to discover Porto at your own pace. This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed :

Classic: Tour of Guimarães.

Discovery: Hiking to Vila Nova de Gaïa and tasting of some of the local wines*.

Tonight is gala evening and dinner followed by traditional folk entertainment.

Day 8 Porto | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00 a.m.

MS Miguel Torga

Lisbon

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$2,154
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Main Deck
18 double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.
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Middle Deck
14 double-occupancy cabins equipped with shower, flat-screen TV, hair dryer, safe, and closet.
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Upper Deck
34 double-occupancy cabins equipped with 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
- Accommodation on a half-board basis at a 4-star hotel in Lisbon from dinner on D1 to breakfast on D3
- lunch on D2 and D3
- guided tours of Lisbon and Coimbra
- your cruise with all meals from dinner on D3 to breakfast on the final day
- onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
- double-occupancy cabin with shower in the 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.
 
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.
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