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Porto, the Douro Valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) 2020 (Itinerary A)

6 days with CroisiEurope   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
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DAY 1 PORTO
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, join us on an excursion by coach for both packages: Tour of Porto "by night".
 
DAY 2 PORTO - REGUA
Join us 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. We'll board one of the city's trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. We'll finish up our excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialties.
 
After our tours, we'll return on board and spend the afternoon sailing. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
 
DAY 3 REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERON (SPAIN)
Join us on an excursion for both packages : Discover the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace and Vila Real.
Tonight's evening will have a Spanish flair.
 
DAY 4 BARCA D'ALVA - SALAMANCA - SENHORA DA RIBEIRA
Join us 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 our gala evening and dinner.
 
DAY 5 SENHORA DA RIBEIRA - FERRADOSA - FOLGOSA - LEVERINHO
Join us on an excursion for both packages : Discover the Porto wine route*.
 
We'll spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment. 
 
DAY 6 LEVERINHO - PORTO
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
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All This Included
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.
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Highlights
  • Cruising in the Douro Valley all the way to the Spanish border
  • An unusual way to discover Portugal and Spain
  • Porto, radiant and colorful city
  • The wine route* with its unique landscape listed by UNESCO
  • The golden glow of Salamanca, source of knowledge
  • Vila Real and the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace
Accommodations
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Amalia Rodrigues, MS Gil Eanes or MS Miguel Torga
Notes
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational 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.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.