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Discover the charm of Northern Portugal with a scenic Douro cruise.

Spirit of Chartwell River Cruise

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Discover the charm of Northern Portugal with a scenic Douro cruise.
Immerse yourself with northern Portugal's charm aboard the Spirit of Chartwell. This 8-day cruise will take you to the historic cities and towns of Portugal including Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Regua, Barca d'Alva and Salamanca.
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Independent tours
River

Highlights

Enjoy the luxurious features of MV Spirit of Chartwell during your 7-night cruise

Visit Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Regua, Barca d'Alva,and Salamanca.

Embark on a wonderful, 8-day cruise on board the Spirit of Chartwell and discover Portugal's diverse landscape and rich gastronomy. This cruising holiday takes you Portugal's cities and towns rich in culture and sightds, including the stunning Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Regua, Barca d'Alva and Salamanca. This cruise includes all on-board activities, off-ship dinner events, and tours with guide and/or tour escort.

MV Spirit of Chartwell is a Portuguese hotel barge focusing on luxury Douro River cruises. It was recently refurbished and was used by, Her Majesty The Queen's Diamond Jubilee, reflecting the ship’s commitment to elegance and first-class service. MV Spirit of Chartwell has 14 double cabins, 1 suite, restaurant, piano bar and sun deck.

2020 DEPARTURES
June 12
September 11
October 16

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Included

7-night cruise accommodation
All on board activities
All tours with guide and/or tour escort
Drinks during meals
All meals as per itinerary
Off ship dinner events
Wine at off ship events

Excluded

  • Private tours
  • Bar drinks
  • Products from the shop
  • Selected wines
  • All the items not mentioned above

Itinerary

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Day 1
Vila Nova de Gaia

Embarkation at Vila Nova de Gaia pier. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner on board. Overnight in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Dinner
Day 2
Vila Nova de Gaia - Entre-os-Rios

Breakfast service on board. Discover Porto with a city tour including a visit to the cellars. Lunch on board. Ship sails from Vila Nova de Gaia to Entre-os-Rios. Vintage Port ceremony will take place followed by dinner on board. Overnight in Entre-os-Rios.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Entre-os-Rios - Régua

Breakfast service on board. Ship sails from Entre-os-Rios to Régua. Enjoy lunch on board. Join a tour of Lamego. Dinner at a wine production area in Quinta. Overnight in Régua.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Régua - Barca D’Alva

Breakfast service on board. Ship sails from Régua to Barca D’Alva. Enjoy lunch on board. Join a tour of Castelo Rodrigo. Dinner on board. Portuguese music show on board. Overnight in Barca D’Alva.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Barca D’Alva

Breakfast service on board. Tour of Salamanca with lunch and Flamenco show. Barbecue dinner on board. Overnight in Barca D’Alva.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Barca D’Alva - Régua

Breakfast service on board. Ship sails from Barca D’Alva to Régua. Lunch on board. Tour of Mateus Palace and Gardens. Enjoy this day's presentation - Lecture: Portugal Today. Dinner on board. Overnight in Régua.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Régua - Entre-os-Rios - Vila Nova de Gaia

Breakfast service on board. Ship sails from Régua to Entre-os-Rios. Visit and lunch to Quinta da Aveleda. Ship sails from Entreos - Rios to Vila Nova de Gaia. Dinner on board. Overnight in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Vila Nova de Gaia

Breakfast service on board. After breakfast, disembark at Vila Nova de Gaia pier.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Portuguese
Currency
EURO
7 nights
Vila Nova de Gaia
12 June - 16 October 2020
Spain & Portugal Brochure
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