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Pleasant Portugal: Porto and the Douro Valley

5-Night Cruise Porto to Porto (early Spring/late Fall)

Douro Cruise
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Porto to Porto (POB) - 6 days

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Ship - Vasco de Gama

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Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1: PORTO (Embarkation Day)

Welcome on board from 5.00pm. Settling into your cabin and presentation of the crew followed by a welcome cocktail served in the lounge.

In the evening, excursion common for both the classic and the discovery excursions packages : Porto by night on coach.


Morning spent cruising.
Excursion common for both the classic and the discovery excursions packages: guided tour of Lamego. You will discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral.


Excursion common for both packages : Vila Real and Mateus Palace. We’ll leave from Regua or Pinhão for Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 17th centuries. We’ll take a panoramic tour of the city by coach, followed by a tasting of the local pastry.

Continuation of the cruise. We will be sailing into the heart of the vineyards of Porto, past magnificent hillsides covered in trellised vines planted in terraces up to 700m plunging majestically down towards the river.


Morning spent cruising.

The afternoon, excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: guided tour of Porto. One of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic centre is classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO: unspoilt old quarters, a maze of winding narrow streets, arcaded houses, superb churches.

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.


Free morning in Porto.
The afternoon, excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : visit of Guimaraes. We’ll leave by coach from Porto for Guimarães. With our guide, we'll begin the tour of this university town on foot to discover its historical treasures.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Hiking along the Douro. We’ll leave by coach for the mouth of the Douro River. Here, you’ll set out with your guide for a hike along the Atlantic coastline and along the Douro. We’ll visit a wine cellar and enjoy a tasting. After our hike, we’ll return to the ship on foot.

Gala evening ans folkloric show on board.

DAY 6: PORTO (Disembarkation Day)

Disembarkment at 9.00am. End of our services.


  • 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 Departure Dates
    Start City
    Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE PASSENGER rate.
    From Porto (POB)
    Cruise Embarkation Date
    Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
    Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window (french balcony on Gil Eanes) - 2 twin beds
    Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
    Middle Deck Suite w/ french balcony -2 twin beds
    Upper Deck Suite w/ full balcony - 2 twin bed s
    Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Passenger
    Middle Deck Cabin w/ picture window (french balcony on Gil Eanes) - SinglePassenger
    Upper Deck Cabin w/ picture window - SinglePassenger
    Middle Deck Suite w/ french balcony - Single passenger)
    Upper Deck Suite w/ full balcony - Single Passenger
    Mar 24, 2017
    Vasco De Gama
    Mar 29, 2017
    Vasco De Gama
    Oct 23, 2017
    Vasco De Gama
    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, one coffee) • Drinks consumed 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 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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