• Tour Date

    22-29 October 2021

  • Ports of call in Portugal & Spain

    Porto – Regua – Pinhao – Vega de Terron – Barca d’Alva – Salamanca – Senhora da ribeira – Ferradosa – Folgosa – Leverinho

  • Price from:

    €1449

Douro River Cruise Tour

Discover one of Europe’s most picturesque rivers – the River of Gold. Not only is historic Oporto the second largest city in Portugal, it’s also where the Douro ends its journey after crossing Portugal to meet the Atlantic. The waterway flows through Portugal’s famous wine region of Alta Douro.  Delightful indeed is a Douro river cruise through what was once the heart of the ancient kingdom of Portugal, where there are plenty of places and sites to visit and explore. And don’t forget to raise your glass with a toast of ‘saude!’ as you try Portugal’s most famous drink.

Programe

Fri 22 OCT | Malta – PORTO
FR1509 MLA OPO 1105 1325 – Airport – port Transfer. We are welcomed on board at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, join us on an optional excursion by coach: Tour of Porto “by night”.

SAT 23 OCT | PORTO – REGUA
Join us for the optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic center was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum. We’ll board one of the city’s trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. We’ll finish up our excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialties. After our tours, we’ll return on board and spend the afternoon sailing. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

SUN 24 OCT | REGUA – PINHAO – VEGA DE TERRON (SPAIN)
Join us on an optional excursion: Discover Mateus Palace and Vila Real. Tonight’s evening will have a Spanish flair.

MON 5 OCT | BARCA D’ALVA – SALAMANCA – SENHORA DA RIBEIRA
Join us for the optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Discover Salamanca, its unusual cathedral and its famous university dating back to 1218, making it one of the oldest in the world.
DISCOVERY: Discover Salamanca’s old town by bike.
Tonight’s our gala dinner and evening.

TUE 26 OCT | SENHORA DA RIBEIRA – FERRADOSA – FOLGOSA – LEVERINHO
Join us on an optional excursion Discover the Porto wine route*. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.

WED 27 OCT | LEVERINHO – PORTO
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

THU 28 OCT | PORTO
Day at leisure to enjoy this beautiful city

FRI 29 OCT | PORTO – Malta
FR1510 OPO MLA 0640 1040

Optional Excursions

Porto by night

A unique opportunity to admire the city of Porto by night during a panoramic tour by bus. You will love the old, preserved districts of this city of immense character, classed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Porto is not only a city rich in vestiges from a glorious past, but also the young-spirited, warm capital city of a region marked by its winemaking as well as its closeness to the ocean.

€29

Guided tour of Porto & wine tasting

Departure by coach from the Villa Nova de Gaia Quay, facing Porto from across the Douro river and the famous Dom Luis I Bridge, built between 1881 and 1886 by French engineer Theophile Seyrig, one of Gustave Eiffel’s pupils. Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, stands out from the steep banks of the Douro river with its mixture of grey facades and red tiles interspersed with unusual architectural masterpieces.

€56

Vila Real and Mateus Palace

We’ll leave from Regua or Pinhão for Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 18th centuries. The architecture of the religious buildings is here extremely varied. We’ll take a panoramic tour of the city by coach, followed by a tasting of the local pastry, Cristas de Galo.We’ll then set out to explore Mateus Palace, the most beautiful and astonishing manor in all of Northern Portugal.

€64

Discover Salamanca (Lunch included)

Departure by coach towards Salamanca where you’ll meet up with your guides. Since 1988, the Old Town of Salamanca has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The classified area extends on the major part of the city as it used to be until the middle of the 20th century and is responsible for its growing popularity MWe’ll visit the cathedral whose successive extensions created a mixture of styles going from late Gothic to Baroque, including Renaissance

€92

Wines trail of Porto

We’ll leave from Vila Nova de Gaia by coach for downtown Porto. Once we arrive, we’ll board one of the city’s trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. Our visit will include a stop at the tram museum (Museu do Carro Eléctrico), housed in a former thermo-electric power plant.

€54

TOTAL €295 Special Cost for all Excursions if Prebooked: €250

Covid-19 measures for a safe holiday

All social distancing together with the Health & Safety measures imposed by the respective countries will be followed.

Cost per person / Adult in twin sharing

CLASSIC PACKAGE DEAL based on Early Booking Discount

Main deck€1449
Middle deck€1550
Upper deck€1650
Single package€1799
Triple rates: on request

Early Booking Rates – book by 15 July 2021

Price based on EBD – Early Booking Discount – subject to availability

Deposit: €500 per person

Balance due: 22 August 2022

Due to airfare fluctuations on Ryanair  – Kindly reconfirm cost – limited space – book early to avoid disappointment!

Prices include

  • Return Flights – Reserved Seats on Ryanair incl 20 kgs checked luggage & 1 Small bag to fit under the seat (40cm x 20cm x 25cm)
  • 5nts Cruise (22-27OCT) aboard a Premium Class Ship MS Gil Eanes
  • All meals & all Drinks included with meals and at the bar
  • Free Wifi in lounge & bar
  • Headsets are included for Excursions
  • Official welcome from the Captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel Insurance & Repatriation Insurance by CroisiEurope
  • All Airport & Port Fees
  • 2nts on BB Basis in central 4* Hotel in Porto ( 27-29 OCT)
  • Professional Tour Leader: Ms Marisa Caruana Lauri ITC DDS
  • All Transfers

Not Included

  • Choice of Classic and Discovery Packages to suit all tastes
  • Travel Insurance including Covid plan

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