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Porto and the Douro Valley 2019

6 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: First Class

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 PORTO
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. In the evening, join us on an excursion by coach for both packages: Tour of Porto "by night".
 
DAY 2 PORTO - REGUA
This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an excursion for both packages : Guided tour of Lamego. Enjoy an evening of dancing. 
 
DAY 3 REGUA - PINHAO - PORTO ANTIGO
Take part in our excursion for both packages: Discover the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace and Vila Real. We'll spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.
 
DAY 4 PORTO ANTIGO - PORTO
We'll spend the morning cruising. This afternoon, join us on 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.
 
The evening is free to do as you please.
 
DAY 5 PORTO - GUIMARÃES - PORTO
Enjoy time at leisure this morning to discover Porto at your own pace. This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed: 
 
CLASSIC: Tour of Guimarães.
DISCOVERY: Hiking to Vila Nova de Gaïa and tasting of some of the local wines*.
 
Tonight's our gala evening and dinner followed by traditional folk entertainment.
 
DAY 6 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 spectacular Douro Valley
  • Traditional folk evening on board
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED to some of the most beautiful Portuguese cities: Porto, the pearl of Portugal; Vila Réal and the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace; Guimarães and its medieval center
All This Included
Cruise in the heart of Portugal and the Douro Valley. You'll have the chance to explore Lamego and Vila Real, cities rich in heritage and tradition, or Guimarães considered the beating heart of Portugal. You will also be amazed by the beauty and the striking history of the gardens of the Casa de Mateus, the tram museum in Porto or the wine cellars along Vila Nova de Gaia.
 
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Gil Eanes, MS Amalia Rodrigues, MS Infante Don Henrique, or MS Miguel Torga
Notes
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • The number of moorings on the Douro is limited. Our boats may be moored side by side.
  • Arrival times at ports of call and the order of the excursions can change.
  • 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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