8 Day Douro Cruise
Porto - Regua - Barca D'Alva Salamanca, Vega de Teron - Ferradosa - Pinhao - Porto
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DAY 1: PORTO

Our purser will welcome you aboard our brand new ship from 05:00 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 - BARCA D'ALVA (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 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 metres 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: BARCA D'ALVA - SALAMANCA - VEGA DE TERON

Buffet breakfast on board. Departure for the Salamanca excursion (optional excursion). Salamanca is UNESCO World heritage site, with numerous architectural treasures Roman, Arabic and Christian. Lunch in Salamanca. Back on board. Diner and evening onboard.

DAY 5: VEGA DE TERON - FERRADOSA - PINHAO

Early cruise departure and buffet breakfast onboard. We will pass the lock of Pocinho and Valeria, and cruise all the morning. Lunch on board. Stop at Ferradosa around 02:00 pm. Departure of an optional excursion: the Porto wines, on the vineyards road, during which you will have the opportunity to taste Porto wine in a "quinta". Back on board in Pinhao around 06:00 pm. You may also discover the beautiful Pinhao's railway station. Diner and evening on board.

DAY 6: PORTO

Buffet breakfast on board. Departure from Pinhao by coach for the guided tour of Lamego (optional excursion), during which you will discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary, the middle-aged castle and church of Almacave, and the cathedral. Back for lunch on board. Afternoon cruise up to Porto. Arrival in the evening. Diner and fado evening on board.

DAY 7: PORTO - BRAGUA

Buffet breakfast aboard. Free morning in Porto. Back on board for the lunch. For the afternoon you may stroll in Porto, or participate to the excursion to Braga (optional excursion) and see the cathedral (12e-17e century), Misericordia, Du Populo and Nossa Senhora Branca churches, Tibaes monastry. Back on board for the diner.

DAY 8: PORTO

Buffet breakfast aboard. Disembarkation , end of this cruise with great memories in mind

 

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

2017 RATES:

Departure From Porto
Ship
Main Deck
Middle Deck

Upper Deck

24-Apr-17
Vasco de Gama $1,456 $1,673 $1,724
26-Jun-17
Vasco de Gama $1,751 $1,969 $2,019
24-Jul-17
Vasco de Gama $1,418 $1,618 $1,669
04-Sep-17
Vasco de Gama $1,751 $1,969 $2,019
02-Oct-17
Vasco de Gama $1,456 $1,673 $1,724

 

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.