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Porto, the Douro Valley
(Portugal), and Salamanca (Spain) 2018

8 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary

DAY 1: LISBON
You'll check into your 3-star hotel in Lisbon at the end of the day.

DAY 2: LISBON
In the morning, join us for a guided tour of Lisbon, and a panoramic tour of Lisbon by coach in the afternoon.

DAY 3: LISBON - COIMBRA - PORTO
We’ll leave by coach for Coimbra, once the medieval capital of Portugal and the site of the country’s largest university. Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Porto. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, join us on an excursion by coach for both packages: Tour of Porto "by night".

DAY 4: PORTO - REGUA
Join us for the 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.

DAY 5: REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERON (Spain)
Join us on an excursion for both packages : Discover the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace and Vila Real.
Tonight's evening will have a Spanish flair.

DAY 6: BARCA D’ALVA - Salamanca - SENHORA DA RIBEIRA
Join us for the 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 evening and dinner.

DAY 7: SENHORA DA RIBEIRA - FERRADOSA - FOLGOSA - LEVERINHO
Join us on an excursion for both packages : Discover the Porto wine route.
We'll spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.

DAY 8: LEVERINHO - PORTO
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services. 

Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Cruising in the Douro Valley all the way to the Spanish border
  • An unusual way to discover Portugal and Spain
  • Tours of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, and Coimbra, a famous university city
All This Included
  • Accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Lisbon including dinners and breakfasts; lunch on D2 and D3
  • Tours of Lisbon and Coimbra
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Traditional folk entertainment
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Lisbon: To be determined 
Cruising: Cabin onboard the MS Gil Eanes
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available. 
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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