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From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley
(Portugal), and Salamanca (Spain)

8 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Boarding in the end of the afternoon. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Optional excursion to explore Porto by night.
Full board on board. Optional guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, with a historic center that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit of a wine cellar and tasting of this “precious nectar”. Free time in the city. Fado-themed evening.
Full board on board. Optional excursion to Braga, nicknamed the “Rome of Portugal” because of its religious architecture of very high quality. Return on board in Leverinho and sailing to Régua. Passing through the gigantic lock at Carrapatello. Dancing evening or free stroll through Régua by night.
Full board on board. Optional excursion to Vila Réal: visit of the Solar de Mateus Manor and walk through the beautiful gardens. Return on board in Pinhão. The cruise continues in the heart of the most famous vineyards in Porto, past magnificent hills covered with vine trellises. Arrival in Vega de Teron. Evening of Flamenco entertainment.
DAY 5: BARCA D'ALVA (optional excursion to Salamanca)
Full board on board. Optional excursion to Salamanca. This town of dazzling beauty houses some extraordinary Roman, Arabic, and Christian architectural treasures. Return on board in Barca d'Alva. Evening of entertainment on board.
Full board on board. Morning spend sailing. Stop in Ferradosa and “wines of Porto” excursion: follow the road through the vineyards, stop at an overlook surrounded by vines and tasting of wines of Porto. Return on board in Pinhão. Free afternoon. Gala evening.
Full board on board. Guided tour of Lamego: discovery of the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral. Return on board in Régua. Afternoon spend sailing. Arrival in Porto. Traditional folklore-themed evening.
Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark in the morning. End of our services.
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Porto, a city between vineyards and ocean
  • Braga, the “Rome of Portugal”
  • Vila Real and the gardens of Solar de Mateus
  • Salamanca, a dazzling beauty
  • The Porto wine trail and Lamego, an episcopal city
All This Included
  • Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, including beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea.
  • All meals onboard
  • Farewell Gala dinner
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use
  • Shore excursions with wireless audio system
  • Port Talk
  • Captain's Welcome Cocktail Reception
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • On board professional entertainment & Crew Team show
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Gil Eanes, MS Infante don Henrique, MS Vasco de Gama or MS Fernao de Magalhaes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • You must have a valid passport to travel. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
  • 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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