The Douro River, the Spirit of Portugal
8 days with CroisiEurope Rating:
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. After dinner, the evening is free to do as you please.
DAY 2 PORTO - REGUA
Join us for a guided tour of Porto followed by a wine tasting session* in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaïa. The afternoon will be spent sailing.
DAY 3 REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERON
Take part in our excursion to Vila Réal, a town with a great variety of religious buildings and architecture. We'll stroll through the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace. The afternoon will be spent sailing. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.
DAY 4 VEGA DE TERON - SALAMANCA - BARCA D'ALVA
Join us for an excursion to Salamanca (lunch included). We'll visit its unusual cathedral and its famous university dating back to 1218, making it one of the oldest in the world. We'll return on board after our tour and enjoy an evening of entertainment.
DAY 5 BARCA D'ALVA - FERRADOSA - PINHAO
This morning will be spent cruising. We'll set off on our excursion along the Porto Wine Route: we'll 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 our gala dinner and evening.
DAY 6 PINHAO - PORTO
Join us on a guided tour of Lamego. The afternoon will be spent sailing towards Porto. Enjoy an evening of Fado entertainment.
DAY 7 PORTO
Enjoy time at leisure this morning to discover Porto at your own pace. Afterwards, join us for an excursion to Aveiro, a charming medieval town surrounded by salt marshes, beaches and lagoons. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.
DAY 8 PORTO
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
All This Included
Visit Spain and Portugal connected by the Golden River. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Douro opens its doors where you will discover terraced vineyards, typical villages, quintas and their wines* all along the river. Explore Salamanca, named as “the small Rome” classified World Heritage by UNESCO, don’t miss out its cathedral. Embark for an unforgettable journey through these magnificent countries.
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Vasco de Gama, MS Gil Eanes, MS Infante Don Henrique or MS Miguel Torga
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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.