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Spain, Portugal & Douro Cruise

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PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS
  • WELCOME & TRANSFERS
  • ONE PRE-CRUISE NIGHT IN PORTO
  • 7 NIGHTS ON THE DOURO
  • CRUISE ON FULL-BOARD BASIS
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$2599*
PER PERSON/TAXES INCL
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Explore Porto, Salamanca and sail along the river Douro in the heart of Portugal on this amazing 10-day river cruise package. It includes international flights, all transfers, centrally located hotel in Porto, premium cruise ship with meals and unlimited beverages, and free time to discover all the faces of Portugal and Spain.

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8 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS

 

Day 1: USA - Porto (Portugal) 
Flight with a good itinerary.  


Day 2: Porto
Arrival at the airport in Porto. You will be greeted by our local representatives after exiting the customs and transferred to your hotel in Lisbon. The rest of the day is free for you to start your exploration of Portugal's second largest city.


Day 3: Porto
Breakfast at the hotel. Full-day at your convenience to explore the splendid city of Porto, the northern capital of Portugal built hillside on the mouth of the river Douro. At the time indicated on your travel documents, you will be transferred from the hotel to the port to board the river cruise ship. After comfortably settling into your cabin, you will be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. In the evening, discover the facilities of the ship or opt for an optional panoramic city tour of Porto "by night". (Breakfast-Dinner)

 

Beginning of your cruise.
Boarding: 05:00 pm


Day 4: Porto

After breakfast, free time to continue your exploration of Porto on your own or you can opt for our optional guided city tour ($). The old town, including the historic Ribeira district, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Famous landmarks include Porto Cathedral which was founded in the 12th century, the Stock Exchange building, and the beautiful Santa Clara Church which facade is covered in blue tiles.

 

Afternoon free to do as you please. Take advantage of this time at leisure to visit a local wine cellar and enjoy a tasting of the famous “Porto wine”. Following dinner on board, evening of Fado entertainement, the music of Portugal characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 5: Porto - Regua
Breakfast on board. In the morning, you can opt for an optional guided tour of Guimaraes ($), where your will see the important Nossa Senhora de Oliveira church, the colorful city center and the impressive medieval Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, built in the 16th century on a walking tour.

 

Afternoon cruising toward Regua. Enjoy an evening of dancing or a stroll through Regua and the scenic landscapes made of lush, large vineyards. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 6: Regua - Vega de Terron (Spain)

Following breakfast, time at leisure to continue your exploration of the rolling countryside or opt for an optional excursion ($) to discover the formal gardens at Mateus Palace and Vila Real. Afternoon cruising toward Spain. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 7: Vega de Terron - Salamanca
Breakfast on board. Today, opt for our full-day optional visit ($) of Salamanca, a young and vibrant city and capital of the Spanish community of Castile and Leon. Salamanca's life revolves around its prestigious university, one of the oldest in Europe. The monumental Plaza Mayor, a baroque-style square from the early 18th century, is the busiest place in the city and it is worth a visit. In the heart of the Old Town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, you will see the large romanesque/gothic cathedral which was built between the 12th and 18th centuries. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 8: Barca d'Alva (Portugal) - Ferradosa - Pinhao
Breakfast on board. Morning cruising westward. In the afternoon, opt for an optional tasting tour ($) to discover the Porto wines in this incredible vineyard extending over 100 km along the Douro river. You will also visit San Salvador do Mundo and Sao Joao da Pesqueira, two typical small towns set among the vineyards in the Rio Torto valley.

 

This is the night we like to dress up, although no dress code is imposed. The crew, all in their dress uniform, are presented to the passengers who are invited to have a drink with the captain. That evening, the chef will serve a banquet paying a special tribute to the world of French gastronomy. Dancing follows this gala dinner in the lounge bar. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)

 

Day 9: Pinhao - Porto
Following breakfast, free time to explore one last vineyard on your own or opt for an optional guided tour ($) of Lamego, a charming episcopal town famous for its sanctuary and the massive 686 steps baroque staircase leading up to the church. This ensemble was built in the 18th century. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment. (Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner)


Day 10: Porto - USA
After one last breakfast on board, transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)


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April 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Mon Apr 26 Wed May 05 $2,599 /person Gil Eanes ship
Departure
Mon Apr 26
Return
Wed May 05
$2,599 /person
Gil Eanes ship

July 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sun Jul 25 Tue Aug 03 $2,599 /person Amalia Rodrigues ship
Departure
Sun Jul 25
Return
Tue Aug 03
$2,599 /person
Amalia Rodrigues ship

August 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sun Aug 08 Tue Aug 17 $2,599 /person Amalia Rodrigues ship
Departure
Sun Aug 08
Return
Tue Aug 17
$2,599 /person
Amalia Rodrigues ship

*The advertised starting rate is available from New York on 2021-04-26

INCLUDES

-Round-trip international flights between USA / Porto with good itineraries
-Greetings and transfers between the airport, the hotel, and the port in Porto
-1 night pre-cruise in Porto at the Malaposta 3* hotel (or similar) in a standard room with breakfast included
-7 nights on the Douro on the MS Gil Eanes or Amalia Rodriguez river cruise ship in a standard cabin on an all-inclusive basis

-All meals and drinks on board (including alcohol)

-Welcome cocktail and gala dinner on board

-Wifi internet on board
-All taxes, fees, and OPC

 

Upon reservation, include our 7 EXCURSION PACKAGE. Excursions can also be booked individually onboard for each port.

EXCLUDES

-Travel insurance

-Hotel tax (approx. 2 euros per person, payable at destination) 

-Baggage fees (if applicable)
-Tips: Guides, drivers and hotel staff

-Meals and beverages not mentioned in Porto
-Drinks from the special list during the cruise
-Personal expenses and optional activities

7 Excursion package  Details

+ 520.00 USD
Upon reservation, include our 7 excursion package and save $100 compared to the regular price on board. Excursions can be booked individually on board.

Get a unique chance to discover:


- Porto by night

- Porto and its famous wine caves

- The medieval town of Guimaraes

- Vila Real and the manor of Solar de Mateus

- The old and lovely town of Salamanca, World heritage site of the UNESCO

- Wines trail of Porto

- The charming episcopal town of Lamego

tour map

How much of a deposit is required?

You need to make a 50% deposit upon reservation to secure your seats. If your departure is in less than 125 days, the full amount is due when booking.

When is the balance due?

The balance is due 90 days prior to the departure date.

Is it a guaranteed departure?

Yes, all our departures are guaranteed.

What is the group size?

This amazing package is completely hassle free for you: all flights, transfers and hotels with breakfasts and all meals on board are taken care of. You will be in a group only during excursions and tours if you decide to book them.

Is triple occupancy available?

For this package, triple occupancy is on request. This means that we have to check the price and availability upon reservation.

Will there be someone waiting for us at the airport?

Yes, our local operators will welcome you at the gate holding a sign with your name on it. You will be transfered to the hotel.

Is the hotel in Porto far from the city?

The hotel is centrally located which means that you will be able to reach the city center within 20 minutes walk.

Is it possible to book additional tours?

Yes, we suggest a package of 7 excursions that you can book upon reservation. By booking the excursion package, you save about $100 / person on the normal price. You may also book those tours directly on board or arrange others tours with local companies on your own.

Are tips included?

There are no additional mandatory tips to pay. You may tip at your discretion the cruise or hotel staff and also your guides.

Is it possible to add extras nights?

Yes, you may add extra nights in Porto before or after the cruise. We can include the same hotel or you may stay under your own arrangements. You may also choose to add our 2 night extension to Lisbon with transfers, train and hotel included. Simply make the request with your reservation agent who will change your flights accordingly. The price will be confirmed depending on availability.

Information regarding the cabin and the ship

Internet on board: WiFi is available in the common areas, on some ships in the cabins as well. It is free of charge.

Electrical outlets: On board, the outlets are the C and E kind with 220V

Available in each cabin: TV, safe, hair dryer, AC

Cabin size: Approx. 130sq ft.

Window: Depending on the location of your cabin on the ship, you will enjoy a large window (main deck) or a french balcony (upper and intermediate decks).

Traveling with children: Children under 2 yo can sleep in the cabin with their parents, however baby cots are not available, you may bring your own. Older children must have their own bed.

Special diets: The request must be made minimum 30 days prior to departure. Kosher, Hallal and Vegan diets are not available.

Water: The water on board is filtered and can be drunk but not to excess (OK to brush teeth and take your medicine). Bottled water is included in the all inclusive formula.

Drinks: Water, hot drinks, fruit juice, sodas, a selection of wines, beers, spirits and cocktails are included. Champagne, selection of fine wines and brand spirits are not included.

Other useful information:

Currency: Euro

Visa: No visa is required for Canadian or US citizens.

Languages: Portuguese and Spanish

Vaccine: No vaccine is required. Check with your travel clinic to make sure your health condition allows you to travel.

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