6 Day Douro Cruise
Porto - Regua - Vega de Teron (tour to Salamanca) - Pinhao - Porto
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DAY 1 : PORTO
Our purser will welcome you aboard our brand new ship from 5:00 pm on. After settling in your cabins our staff will introduce itself, and you will be served a welcome cocktail, followed by your first dinner aboard. Later on, our hostess will accompany you for the romantic visit of the illuminated old town (optional excursion).

DAY 2 : REGUA

After a nice buffet breakfast aboard, we will discover PORTO(optional excursion), Portugal's second largest town, as well as one of the most ancient towns in Europe : ancient areas which kept intact (UNESCO World heritage site), winding lanes , houses with archways, magnificent churches? PORTO also represents the port wine with its vineyards along the Douro. We are going to visit one of the greatest cellars in Villa Nova de Gaia. You will have the opportunity to taste the wines.

Then, we will go back to the ship to have lunch, start the cruise and admire the wonderful landscapes up to REGUA. We will pass the lockers of Crestuma and Carrapatello ( the highest in Europe : 35 meters). Arrival in Regua around 08:00 pm Dinner aboard and evening with a folk group or walk by night in Regua

DAY 3 : REGUA / VEGA DE TERON (Spain)
Buffet breakfast followed by the visit VILLA REAL with its beautiful cathedral from the 14th century. Later on, for those who want, we will leave for the most lovely walk (optional excursion) in the beautiful gardens of Solar de Mateus, and join the ship for lunch in Pinhao. For the others, the ship will start the cruise to Pinhao, where we will have lunch aboard. We are then going to cruise trough the wonderful high hills, very heart of the most famous Porto vineyards, planted "in stairs" up to 700 meters in height. We will pass the lock of Valeria and arrive in Vega de Teron in the evening. Diner and evening onboard (Spanish theme).

DAY 4 : VEGA DE TERON (excursion to Salamanca)
Breakfast on board. Departure for the optional excursion of Salamanca. This town is a Unesco World heritage site with its Roman, Arabic and Christian architectural treasures. Lunch in Salamanca. Back on board at Vega de Teron. Dinner and farewell evening.

DAY 5 :  VEGA DE TERON / FERRADOSA / TAVORA / BITETOS
Early cruise departure from Vega de Teron. Breakfast on board. Arrive Ferradosa around 9:00am. Depart on a port wine tasting excursion (optional). Follow the wine road which runs through the heart of the vineyards before stopping to sample some of the vintages in a quinta (wine -cellar). Join the ship again in Tavora for lunch. The afternoon will be spent sailing towards Bitetos. While sailing, you will enjoy the wild landscapes. We will reach Bitetos around 8:30pm. Dinner and traditional evening on board.

DAY 6 :  BITETOS / PORTO
Early in the morning, departure on cruise towards Porto. Arriving around 9:00am. Disembarkation. End of services.

 


**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and French, & an international cruise host on board.**

2016 RATES:

Departure From Porto
Ship
Main Deck
Middle Deck

Upper Deck

24-Jun-16 Fernao de Magalhaes
$1,313
$1,502
$1,552
07-Jul-16 Fernao de Magalhaes
$1,862
$2,145
$2,254
30-Jul-16 Fernao de Magalhaes
$2,242
$2,242
$1,354
04-Aug-16 Fernao de Magalhaes
$1,286
$1,384
$1,433
18-Aug-16 Fernao de Magalhaes
$1,286
$1,384
$1,433
13-Sep-16 Fernao de Magalhaes
$1,313
$1,502
$1,552
18-Sep-16 Fernao de Magalhaes
$1,313
$1,502
$1,552
30-Sep-16 Fernao de Magalhaes
$1,313
$1,502
$1,552

 

Prices Include: Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to breakfast of the last day in a double cabin with showers and toilets, welcome drink, entertainment, the Captain's evening, the assistance of our hostess on board, FREE Wi-Fi and port taxes. DRINKS PACKAGE INCLUDED - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Prices Do Not Include: Drinks, not listed above, insurance and optional excursions.

For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.