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From Porto to Spain: discovering the River of the Great Explorers 2018

8-day River Cruise with CroisiEurope

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. Tonight we’ll sail to the mouth of the Douro River to discover Porto "by night".

DAY 2: PORTO - REGUA
We'll set off on a guided tour of Porto: we'll see the main monuments and visit a wine cellar to taste local port wine in Villa Nova de Gaia. Afterwards, we'll return on board and continue cruising towards Regua. Sit back and admire the fabulous scenery during our journey. Arrival in Regua in the evening. Enjoy an evening of dancing or a stroll through the city on your own.

DAY 3: REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERRON
We'll tour Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 17th centuries. A bit further along, we'll stroll through the lovely gardens of the Mateus Palace. Afterwards, we'll return on board and continue cruising through the most renowned vineyards in the Porto area, passing along the magnificent hills covered with terraced vines reaching over 2,296 feet high and plunging down to the river banks. We'll reach Vega de Terron in the evening. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 4: VEGA DE TERRON - Salamanca - BARCA D'ALVA
Join us for a guided tour of Salamanca, a truly magnificent town. We'll return on board in Barca D'Alva after lunch. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

DAY 5: BARCA D'ALVA - SENHORA DA RIBEIRA
We'll set out on a tour of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a charming town whose outstanding renovations preserved the houses and important buildings. After our tour, we'll return on board and continue cruising towards Senhora da Ribeira. Take advantage of this moment to relax on the sun deck and admire the valley’s fantastic landscapes. We'll reach Senhora da Ribeira at the end of the day. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.

DAY 6: SENHORA DA RIBEIRA - FERRADOSA - PINHAO - REGUA - BITETOS
We'll cruise towards Ferradosa, discovering the wild terrain and impressive rock formations on the way. Join us on an excursion along the Porto Wine Route: we'll stop at a scenic viewpoint in the heart of the vineyards and taste some of the local wines. Afterwards, we'll return on board in Pinhao and continue cruising towards Bibetos, reaching it in the evening. Enjoy an evening of Fado entertainment.

DAY 7: BITETOS - PORTO
This morning will be spent cruising to Porto. Join us for an excursion to Guimaraes, a charming town where medieval and more recent districts intertwine. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.

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

River Cruise Highlights
  • Exhilarating stopovers on the river and at vineyards
  • Portuguese and Spanish entertainment on board

All This Included
  • 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
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • All excursions mentioned in the program
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Flamenco evening
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Infante don Henrique
Notes
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • 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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