The Douro River - Spirit of Portugal
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.
October 21^, 26*, 29* | November 0 1^, 02*, ^04, *05, *07,
* Premium Cruise ^ Standard Cruise
- MS Infante Don Henrique (Premium Cruise)
- MS Amalia Rodrigues (Standard Cruise)
- MS Fernao de Magalhaes (Premium Cruise)
- MS Miguel Torga (Standard Cruise)
- 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”
- Flamenco, Fado and folk entertainment on board
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join us on a guided tour of Lamego. The afternoon will be spent sailing towards Porto. Enjoy an evening of Fado entertainment.
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.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of services.
per person, twin share
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