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Enchanting Douro Valley

Enchanting Douro Valley

A river cruise along the River Douro from the coast at Porto through the Portuguese countryside to the Spanish border

Our journey takes us from Porto and passes along the hillside vineyards and many pretty towns and villages.  A superb collection of excursions explores the surrounding countryside and a visit to the historic Spanish city of Salamanca.

DAY ONE

Your door to door service will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Portugal, our local coach will meet you and transfer you to your ship to enjoy a welcome cocktail and presentation by the crew. You will have dinner on board and the evening is at leisure.

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DAY TWO

Following breakfast we have a guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic centre is full of unspoilt old quarters, narrow winding streets, arcaded houses and superb churches. We will also visit a famous wine cellar to taste the precious nectar. REturn to the ship for lunch and then the afternoon is free to explore at leisure, return on board for a traditional Fado evening with Portuguese folk music and food.

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DAY THREE

This morning we travel to Braga, known as the Rome of Portugal, here we will have plenty of time to look around this ancient town, dating back to the 3rd century. We join the ship in Leverinho in time for lunch on board, we spend the afternoon admiring the scenery and landmarks as we cruise towards Peso da Regua, arriving early evening, dinner on board.

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DAY FOUR

We enjoy an excursion to the beautiful Mateus Palace Gardens where you will have time to wander through the stunning gardens before we return via Vila REal to the ship. Lunch on board and the afternoon is spent sailing into the heart of the vineyards of the Douro Valley, passing magnificent hillsides covered in trellised vineyards planted in terraces as high as 700 metres. We cruise to Vega de Teron and following dinner we will enjoy a flamenco performance.

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DAVE FIVE

Today we have a full day excursion to the Spanish city of Salamanca, we have included a guided tour of this delightful city with lunch. The old Romanesque Cathedral towers above the city and the Plaza Mayor central Square. The old city has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988 and you will have plenty of time to absorb the atmosphere before we return to the ship for dinner.

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DAY SIX

A relaxing morning on board whilst we cruise the Douro VAlley, we arrive in Ferradosa after lunch, this afternoon is at leisure for you to relax on board ship as we sail towards Pinhao for a little free time before our dinner and gala evening on board.

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DAY SEVEN

This morning our excursion takes us to Lamego, here we will discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary and the Cathedral, before we return to Peso da Regua and board the ship in time for lunch. During the afternoon we cruise back to Porto arriving late evening, we enjoy dinner on board and some traditional Portuguese entertainment.

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DAY EIGHT

After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our return flight to the UK and your door to door service home.

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B=Breakfast Included, L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

 

MS Infante don Henrique 4 star 

A three deck ship with 71 cabins and carries 142 passengers, facilities include lounge bar with dance floor, bar, dining room, sundeck with deck chairs, gift shop and lift.  Cabins are ensuite, air-conditioned and have hairdryer, satellite TV, picture window and safe, WiFi is available on board.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pickup service

Returns flights from the UK

Airport transfers

Porterage

7 nights fully inclusive on board ship includes all breakfasts, lunches and 3 course set menu dinner

Local wines, beers and water with meals and at the bar

Coach tours as mentioned in the itinerary

English speaking guide during excursions

All entrance fees mentioned

Services of a Tour Manager throughout.

 

 

SUPPLEMENTS:

£365 per person Lower Deck single cabin

£110 per person Middle Deck Cabin

£140 per person Upper Deck Cabin

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Water Street Abergele, Water Street
Opposite Bowling Green
Bangor Station Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Railway Station
Caernarfon Morrissons Caernarfon, Morrissons Bus Stop
Chester Holiday Inn South Chester, Holiday Inn South
Chirk, Moreton Park Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Station Colwyn Bay, Station
Deganwy Station Bus Stop Deganwy Station Bus Stop
Ewloe St Davids Park Ewloe, MainRoad Outside St Davids Park Hotel
Llandegai One Stop Llandegai, One Stop Service Station
Llandudno Jct Station Llandudno Junction Station Car Park
Llandudno Mostyn Broadway Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park, Bus Stop
Llanfair PG Park and Ride Llanfair PG Park and Ride, off Britannia Bridge
Mold, Chester Street Mold, Chester Street, nr Bus Stn
Northop Red Lion Northop, Red Lion Pub
Penrhyn Bay, PO Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
St Asaph Bod Erw St Asaph, Bod Erw Hotel
Wrexham King Street Wrexham King Street Bus Station
Opposite taxi rank
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