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Porto, the Douro Valley (Portugal), and Salamanca (Spain)

5-Night Porto to Porto

Douro Cruise
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Porto to Porto - 6 days (POF)

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Ship - Fernao de Magalhaes, Infante don Henrique, Miguel Torga *new ship in 2017*

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Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1: PORTO (Embarkation Day)

Boarding from 5.00pm and time to settle comfortably in your cabins before being presented to the crew during a welcome cocktail reception served in the lounge.

Excursion common for both classic excursions package and discovery excursions package: trip by coach to see the Porto by night.

DAY 2: PORTO - REGUA

Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: visit of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, awarded World heritage status by Unesco, with its unspoiled old quarters, maze of narrow win-ding streets, houses with archways and splendid churches. However, Porto is known first and foremost for its famous porto wines from the vineyards which stretch as far as the eye can see along the banks of the Douro.

DISCOVERY (additional fee) : touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum. We’ll leave from Vila Nova de Gaia by coach for downtown Porto. Once we arrive, 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.

Return to the ship and cruise onto Regua, admiring the marvellous scenery that the cruise offers. You will pass the locks of Crestuma and Carrapelato, which is the highest in Europe at 36m. Crew show.

DAY 3: REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERON (Spain)

Excursion common for both classic and discovery packages : Vila Réal, famous for the variety of its religious architecture. Stroll through the beautiful gardens of Solar de Mateus.

Join the ship again in Pinhao. Afternoon spent cruising through the heart of the famous Porto vineyards, passing the locks or Valeria and Pocinho, arriving in Vega de Teron in the evening. Spanish evening on board.

DAY 4: BARCA D’ALVA - SENHORA DA RIBEIRA

Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: excursion to Salamanca. This town of dazzling beauty houses some extraordinary Roman, Arabic, and Christian architectural treasures.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Salamanca by bike. You’ll leave by coach with your host/hostess from Barca d’Alva for Salamanca. On a comfortable bike, you will get to know all the must-see sites but also the places off the typical touristic paths.

Return to the ship in Barca d’Alva at the end of the afternoon and continuation to Senhora da Ribeira. Gala evening on board.

DAY 5: SENHORA DA RIBEIRA - FERRADOSA - FOLGOSA - LEVERINHO

Early morning start cruising to Ferradosa.

Excursion common for both classic and discovery packages: wines trail Porto excursion. Follow the wine road which runs through the heart of the vineyards before stopping to taste some of these vintages in a quinta (winecellar).

Back on board at Folgosa for lunch. Cruise towards Leverinho. Admire the wild landscapes and impressive rocky outcrops along the way. Folk evening.

DAY 6: LEVERINHO - PORTO (Disembarkation Day)

Early morning start cruising towards Porto. Arrival around 9.00am in Porto before disembarking. End of our journey.

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .
  • The number of moorings on the Douro is limited. Our boats may be moored side by side.
  • Until further notice, it is only possible to select one of the 2 excursions packages on offer. You will thus only be able to book the Classic Package (included in the cruise price), OR the Dynamic Package (requires an additional fee) . Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.

2017 and 2018 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE TRAVELER rate.
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Middle Deck Suite - french balcony - 1 double bed
Upper Deck Suite w/ balcony - 1 double bed

Lower Deck Cabin- w/ picture window - Single Traveler Rate

Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Traveler Rate

Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Traveler
Middle Deck Suite - picture window - Single Traveler Rate
Upper Deck Suite w/ picture window - Single Traveler Rate
Apr 11, 2017
Miguel Torga
$1,724
$1,938
$1,993
$2,130
$2,187
$2,370
$2,584
$2,639
$2,776
$2,833
Apr 23, 2017
Miguel Torga
$1,724
$1,938
$1,993
$2,130
$2,187
$2,370
$2,584
$2,639
$2,776
$2,833
May 5, 2017
Miguel Torga
$1,825
$2,038
$2,095
$2,230
$2,288
$2,471
$2,684
$2,741
$2,876
$2,934
May 10, 2017
Miguel Torga
$1,825
$2,038
$2,095
$2,230
$2,288
$2,471
$2,684
$2,741
$2,876
$2,934
May 29, 2017
Miguel Torga
$1,825
$2,038
$2,095
$2,230
$2,288
$2,471
$2,684
$2,741
$2,876
$2,934
Jun 25, 2017
Miguel Torga
$1,825
$2,038
$2,095
$2,230
$2,288
$2,471
$2,684
$2,741
$2,876
$2,934
Jul 8, 2017
Miguel Torga
$1,825
$2,038
$2,095
$2,230
$2,288
$2,471
$2,684
$2,741
$2,876
$2,934
Jul 22, 2017
Fernao de Magalhaes
$1,523
$1,736
$1,795
-
-
$2,169
$2,382
$2,441
-
-
Jul 27, 2017
Fernao de Magalhaes
$1,523
$1,736
$1,795
-
-
$2,169
$2,382
$2,441
-
-
Aug 1, 2017
Fernao de Magalhaes
$1,523
$1,736
$1,795
-
-
$2,169
$2,382
$2,441
-
-
Aug 6, 2017
Fernao de Magalhaes
$1,523
$1,736
$1,795
-
-
$2,169
$2,382
$2,441
-
-
Aug 11, 2017
Fernao de Magalhaes
$1,523
$1,736
$1,795
-
-
$2,169
$2,382
$2,441
-
-
Aug 24, 2017
Miguel Torga
$1,689
$1,905
$1,961
$2,097
$2,154
$2,335
$2,551
$2,607
$2,743
$2,800
Aug 29, 2017
Miguel Torga
$1,689
$1,905
$1,961
$2,097
$2,154
$2,335
$2,551
$2,607
$2,743
$2,800
Sep 20, 2017
Miguel Torga
$1,825
$2,038
$2,095
$2,230
$2,288
$2,471
$2,684
$2,741
$2,876
$2,934
Oct 4, 2017
Infante don Henrique
$1,555
$1,771
$1,828
-
-
$2,201
$2,417
$2,474
-
-
Oct 28, 2017
Miguel Torga
$1,724
$1,938
$1,993
$2,130
$2,187
$2,370
$2,584
$2,639
$2,776
$2,833
Apr 15, 2018
Miguel Torga
$1,825
$2,104
$2,132
-
-
$2,554
$2,833
$2,861
-
-
Apr 18, 2018
Gil Eanes
$1,825
$2,104
$2,132
-
-
$2,554
$2,833
$2,861
-
-
Apr 23, 2018
Gil Eanes
$1,825
$2,104
$2,132
-
-
$2,554
$2,833
$2,861
-
-
Sep 9, 2018
Gil Eanes
$1,933
$2,212
$2,548
-
-
$2,662
$2,941
$3,277
-
-
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Accommodation in a double air-conditioned cabin with shower and WC • Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to the breakfast of  the last day • Drinks included with onboard meals (wine, water, beer, fruit juices, coffee) • Drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne & drinks from the wine list) • Welcome cocktail • Entertaiment onboard • The Gala Evening • The assistance of our hostess on board • The Spanish theme evening • Traditional folk evening • The Classic Excursions Package • Port charges

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Champagne at the bar and all drinks on the wine list • The drinks served during excursions or transfers • The Discovery Excursions Package • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Gratuities • Personal expenses

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