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 Sail gently along the beautiful Douro River, a UNESCO site.

The Douro River - Spirit of Portugal

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Sail gently along the beautiful Douro River, a UNESCO site.
See the breathtaking landscapes of Spain & Portugal with this 8-day cruise along the idyllic Douro River, hailed as Portugal's "River of Gold."
Nature
Independent tours
River

Highlights

Flamenco, Fado, and folk entertainment on board

Excursion to Lamego, Salamanca, Mateus Palace, and Aveiro

Visit Porto, a coastal town full of culture and tradition

Visit the Porto Wine Route* the oldest wine-producing region in the world (premium cruise) 

Visit Spain and Portugal connected by the Douro also known as Portugal's "River of Gold." Float through the gentle waters gleaming like gold as you feast on awe-inspiring landscapes. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Douro opens its doors for you to discover terraced vineyards, typical villages, quintas and their wines all along the river. Your cruise includes excursions in Porto, Aveiro, Vila Réal, and Lamego, while a tour of Porto Wine Route, the oldest wine producing region in the world, is available for premium cruises. Your itinerary also covers a tour of Salamanca, named as “the small Rome” classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Spend time exploring its cathedral and the bustling Plaza Mayor lined with shops and restaurants.

2020 DEPARTURES

October 21^, 26*, 29* | November 0 1^, 02*, ^04, *05, *07,

* Premium Cruise   ^ Standard Cruise

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Included

All meals as per the itinerary
Drinks included with meals and at the bar
Flamenco, Fado and folk entertainment on board
Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
Gala dinner and welcome cocktail
Headsets are included for excursions
Official welcome from the captain and crew

​Included excursions:

  • Visit to Lamego and the most beautiful Baroque sanctuary in Portugal
  • The formal gardens at the Mateus Palace
  • Tour of Salamanca, awe-inspiring Spanish city
  • The Porto Wine Route, the oldest wine-producing region in the world (premium cruise)
  • Porto, a coastal town full of culture and tradition
  • Aveiro, known as the "Venice of Portugal”

Itinerary

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Day 1
Porto

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5 pm. 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.

Dinner
Day 2
Porto - Regua

Join us for a guided tour of Porto followed by a wine tasting session* (premium cruise) in the cellars at Vila Nova de Gaïa. The afternoon will be spent sailing.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 where we'll
discover the vineyards famously arranged in rows as well as small typical villages. Afterwards, we'll enjoy a wine-tasting session* (premium cruise) in a true Portuguese quinta. Tonight's our gala evening and dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Porto

This morning, enjoy time at leisure 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Porto

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of services.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Portuguese
Currency
EURO
7 nights
from AUD2,747
per person, twin share
Porto
21 October - 07 November 2020
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