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Portugal, Spain and the Douro Valley
11 Days Deluxe Program

3 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Lisbon, then enjoy a 7-Night Cruise through the Douro River Valley

*You can book just the 8 day Cruise Only w/o Lisbon*

Uniworld Portugal Spain Douro River Valley cruise

Porto Douro Valley Map
2019 & 2020 Departure Dates & Pricing

Lisbon to Porto - 11 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539

Ship - Queen Isabel (2019 departures), S.S. São Gabriel (new ship for 2020 departures)

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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Lisbon 

Arrive at Lisbon’s Portela Airport where you’ll be transferred to the hotel.

Day 2: Lisbon

Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital, which is undergoing a remarkable rebirth of late. Get to know this hilly metropolis with a city tour that shows you all the top sights and treats you to an iconic, locally-made pastry with an intriguing tale all its own. Vibrant, colorful and picturesque, Lisbon will continually surprise you. Glorious historic architecture reflects the wealth brought in during the “Age of Discovery,” when the Portuguese owned the seas, but it is also a modern center of finance and international trade.

Featured Excursion: Lisbon city tour

Day 3: Lisbon

Experience your own “Age of Discovery” with a full day to explore Lisbon however you wish. Get out and see the city on your own. Ride the famous iron elevator from the Baixa district up to the Bairro Alto, the cultural and bohemian heart of Lisbon, and catch a fantastic view of the city from the vantage point of São Pedro de Alcantara Belvedere. Once you reach Bairro Alto, head for São Roque, whose plain façade hides a magnificent baroque interior. The city hosts remarkable museums and excellent shopping. Your options at Centro Comercial Colombo, the biggest mall in the Iberian Peninsula, are seemingly limitless. Or try a flea market, perhaps the Campo de Santa Clara, if you prefer to hunt for unique treasures. Natives of Lisbon boast that they have the best food in the world; the many cafés and taverns tempt you to verify that claim.

Day 4: Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto (Embarkation Day)

You’ll check out of your Lisbon hotel and board a motorcoach, heading north through Portugal’s picturesque countryside toward Porto. En route to Porto, you’ll stop in Coimbra, home to an ancient university and a lavish baroque library considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Admire the lingering traces of the town’s Moorish and Roman past after sitting down to a traditional Portuguese lunch. After lunch, continue on to the port city at the mouth of the Douro.

Featured Excursion: Coimbra tour with Joanina Library visit and family-style lunch

Day 5: Porto - Cruising the Porto River - Porto Antigo

There’s much more to Portugal’s second city than its eponymous fortified wine—historic architecture, cutting-edge design, fabulous food and wine, and a hip, laid-back vibe. Discover its many charms with your choice of distinctively different tours today. Portugal’s second city (after Lisbon), Porto gave its name to the nation’s most famous export, Port wine, and to the nation itself. The city is a fascinating combination of historic buildings and cutting-edge architecture, tradition and vivacious modernity. You must choose between two distinctive—and distinctively Portuguese—ways to explore Porto.

Choice of Panoramic city tour or Exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour with local tastings and vintage tram ride

Your ship sets sail after your tour, cruising up the Douro toward Porto Antigo.

Day 6: Cruising the Douro River - Régua - Pinhão 

As you cruise along the river today, take note of the little chapels you see along the banks. Though the river is slow and calm now that it has been tamed by dams, it was once extremely hazardous. These tiny chapels mark spots where entire rabelo boat crews perished attempting to get their cargo of Port wine to Porto. Today we learn about wine, which has been cultivated in the Douro River Valley since ancient Roman times. Get a crash course on the history of Port during your visit to the Douro Museum.

Featured Excursion: Scenic wine route to Pinhão Valley

Choice of Douro Museum and Quinta de Avessada wine estate or Scenic sailing lunch onboard

Day 7: Pinhão, Vega de Terrón (Spain)

Feel the centuries fall away as your ship winds its way through the pristine, dramatic, UNESCO-protected landscapes of the Douro River Valley. Head ashore for a choice of excursions, a tasting at a prestigious port wine estate or a vineyard hike with a wine tasting at a local quinta.   

Choice of Quinta do Seixo guided tour with tasting or Vineyard hike and wine tasting at a local quinta

In the evening, a special Gala Dinner will be prepared for you.

Day 8: Vega de Terrón (Salamanca, Spain) - Barca d'Alva

What adventures await you in Spain today? The ship docks near the Spanish border today, where you may head across the country to the historic university town of Salamanca—the “Golden City”—famous for its sand-colored buildings and abundance of churches.

Featured Excursion: Salamanca - the Golden City and Spain's oldest university

Day 9: Barca d'Alva - Pocinho - Cruising the Douro River

A tiny village surrounded by mountains, Barca d’Alva is your base for today's adventures. Go medieval today at Castelo Rodrigo, both the name of a hilltop castle as well as the village that surrounds it. It has been singled out as one of Portugal’s 12 historic villages for its medieval beauty. The view from the top is incredible and the village is a charming place to ramble, relax and replenish. Or, if you wish, you can also lace up your hiking boots and unleash your inner Indiana Jones with an up-close gander at some prehistoric carvings during a visit to Portugal’s first archaeological park, Foz Côa.

Choice of Castelo Rodrigo or Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley

Day 10: Cruising the Douro River -

Guimarães or Porto? That’s the question of the day today (you really can’t go wrong either way). Guimarães is the town where Portugal was born and its well-preserved architecture and stylish young residents make it a pleasure to visit. Or opt to explore one of Porto’s oldest neighborhoods, picturesque Ribeira, considered the soul of the city. A tough choice awaits you today: Do you venture off to historic Guimarães, Portugal’s first capital, or do you stay in Porto and explore the Ribeira district on foot?

Choice of Guimarães city tour or Porto surprise discovery tour

Day 11: Porto (Disembarkation Day)

Disembark the ship and transfer to the Porto Airport for your flight home.

Departures & Pricing

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.

Departure Dates

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin. Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.
From Lisbon
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Day (in Porto)
Classic
French Balcony
Deluxe Balcony
Suite
Grand Suite
Apr 25, 2019
Apr 28, 2019
$5,499
$6,299
$7,299
$9,399
-
May 2, 2019
May 5, 2019
$5,499
$6,299
$7,299
$9,399
-
May 9, 2019
May 12, 2019
$5,999
$6,799
$7,799
$9,899
-
May 30, 2019
Jun 2, 2019
$5,899
$6,699
$7,699
$9,799
-
Jun 6, 2019
Jun 9, 2019
$5,899
$6,699
$7,699
$9,799
-
Jun 13, 2019
Jun 16, 2019
$5,899
$6,699
$7,699
$9,799
-
Jul 4, 2019
Jul 7, 2019
$6,499
$7,299
$8,299
$10,399
-
Jul 11, 2019
Jul 14, 2019
$6,499
$7,299
$8,299
$10,399
-
Aug 1, 2019
Aug 4, 2019
$4,999
$5,799
$6,799
$8,899
-
Aug 8, 2019
Aug 11, 2019
$5,399
$6,199
$7,199
$9,299
-
Aug 15, 2019
Aug 18, 2019
$5,499
$6,299
$7,299
$9,399
-
Sep 5, 2019
Sep 8, 2019
$5,699
$6,499
$7,499
$9,599
-
Sep 12, 2019
Sep 15, 2019
$5,699
$6,499
$7,499
$9,599
-
Oct 3, 2019
Oct 6, 2019
$6,199
$6,999
$7,999
$10,099
-
Oct 10, 2019
Oct 13, 2019
$6,199
$6,999
$7,999
$10,099
-
Oct 17, 2019
Oct 20, 2019
$4,999
$5,799
$6,799
$8,899
-
Oct 24, 2019
Oct 27, 2019
$5,099
$5,899
$6,899
$8,999
-
Oct 31, 2019
Nov 3, 2019
$4,999
$5,799
$6,799
$8,899
-
Nov 7, 2019
Nov 10, 2019
$4,499
$5,299
$6,299
$8,399
-
Nov 14, 2019
Nov 17, 2019
$4,499
$5,299
$6,299
$8,399
-
Mar 26, 2020
Mar 29, 2020
$4,299
$4,499
$6,099
$6,999
$8,399
Apr 2, 2020
Apr 5, 2020
$4,299
$4,499
$6,099
$6,999
$8,399
Apr 9, 2020
Apr 12, 2020
$4,299
$4,499
$6,099
$6,999
$8,399
Apr 16, 2020
Apr 19, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
Apr 23, 2020
Apr 26, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
Apr 30, 2020
May 3, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
May 14, 2020
May 17, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
May 21, 2020
May 24, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
May 28, 2020
May 31, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
Jun 4, 2020
Jun 7, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
Jun 11, 2020
Jun 14, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
Jun 18, 2020
Jun 21, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
Jun 25, 2020
Jun 28, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
Jul 2, 2020
Jul 5, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
Jul 9, 2020
Jul 12, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
Jul 16, 2020
Jul 19, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
Jul 23, 2020
Jul 26, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
Jul 30, 2020
Aug 2, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
Aug 6, 2020
Aug 9, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
Aug 13, 2020
Aug 16, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
Aug 20, 2020
Aug 23, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
Aug 27, 2020
Aug 30, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
Sep 3, 2020
Sep 6, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
Sep 10, 2020
Sep 13, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
Sep 17, 2020
Sep 20, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
Sep 24, 2020
Sep 27, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
Oct 1, 2020
Oct 4, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
Oct 8, 2020
Oct 11, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
Oct 15, 2020
Oct 18, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
Oct 22, 2020
Oct 25, 2020
$5,399
$5,599
$7,199
$8,099
$9,499
Oct 29, 2020
Nov 1, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
Nov 5, 2020
Nov 8, 2020
$4,799
$4,999
$6,599
$7,499
$8,899
Nov 12, 2020
Nov 15, 2020
$4,299
$4,499
$6,099
$6,999
$8,399
Nov 19, 2020
Nov 22,2020
$4,299
$4,499
$6,099
$6,999
$8,399
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges: Additional $170 per person (2019 departures); Additional $190 per person (2020 departures).
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please Inquire.

Prices Include:

▪ 7 nights Cruise in selected riverview stateroom 

3 nights hotel accommodations at InterContinental Lisbon Hotel or at Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily

▪ All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
▪ 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
▪ Gala Dinner
▪ Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and bottled water
▪ Shore excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
▪ Guided “Do as the Locals Do” programs
▪ 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites
▪ State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio headset system on all shore excursions
▪ Captivating onboard local entertainment
▪ Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture
▪ Services of an experienced Cruise Manager and attentive, all English-speaking staff
▪ All gratuities for all onboard and onshore services
▪ Free Internet and Wi-Fi access onboard
▪ All transfers on Embarkation and Disembarkation Days. Transfers are subject to transfer guidelines. Please ask for details.
▪ Taxes
 
Prices Do Not Include:
▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges
▪ Personal expenses


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