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The Enchanting Douro Valley Cruise

The Enchanting Douro Valley Cruise

A lengthened itinerary on a brand new ship offering a more relaxed pace with more daytime cruising along the River Douro from the cost at Porto, through the Portuguese countryside to the Spansh Border plus an excursion to Salamanca

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THE ENCHANTING DOURO VALLEY CRUISE - A lengthened itinerary on a brand new ship offering a more relaxed pace with more daytime cruising along the River Douro from the cost at Porto, through the Portuguese countryside to the Spanish Border plus an excursion to Salamanca

 

MS AMALIA RODRIGUES

A brand new ship launching in 2019 with 3 decks, 66 cabins carrying 132 passengers.  Facilities iclude lounge bar with dance floor, bar, dining room, sundeck with deck chairs and swimming pool, gift shop and lift.  Cabins are ensuite, air-conditioned and have hairdryer, satellite TV, window and safe.  WiFi is available on board.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to Door pick-up service

Return flights

Airport transfers at destination

Porterage

7 nights All Inclusive accommodation on board MS Amalaia Rodrigues

(All breakfasts, lunches and 3 course set menu dinner, all local wines, beers and water during meals and at the bar)

Coach excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

English speaking local guide during excursions

All entrance fees where applicable

Services of a Cito Tour Manager throughout

 

Cruise itinerary is subject to change due to sailing schedules

 

SUPPLEMENTS:

£460 single cabin supplement

£125 per person Middle Deck supplement

£155 Upper Deck supplement

DAY ONE

Your Door to Door service will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Porto. A local coach will transfer us to your ship to enjoy a welcome cocktail and presentation by the crew. Dinner on board and the evening at leisure.

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DAY TWO - SEVEN

During your cruise, we will enjoy the following excursions:

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 also visit a famous wine cellar to taste the precious nectar.

Selection of on board entertainment, from traditional Fao singers to Flamenco dancers and local folk troupes.

Excurson to the city of Guimares which is regarded as the birth place of Portugal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, in recognition for being an 'exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town' in Europe.

Cruise from Leverinho to Peso da Regua, admiring the scenery and landmarks.

Visit to the beautiful Mateus Palace Gardens, an impressive 18th century Barogque building ,mirrored in its stunning pond, surrounded by landscaped French style gardens.

SAil through the heart of the vineyards of the Douro VAlley, passing magnificent hillside covered in trellised vineyards planted in terraces as high as 700 metres.

Full day coach excursion to the Spanish city of Salamanca, with a guided tour and lunch included. The old Romanesque Cathedral towers above the city and the Plaza Mayor central square. The old city has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988 and you will have plenty of time to absorb the atmosphere.

Full day cruising from Barca D'Alva to Ferradosa and Pinhao. Subject to the sailing schedule, perhaps tak an excursion into the vineyards for a tour and tasting.

Excursion to the town of Lamego, here we will discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary and the Cathedral with its stairways admorned with 'azulejos' Portugal's famous painted blue ceramic tiles. Sail back to Port for our final evening.

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DAY EIGHT

We disembark after breakfast and 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 AMALIA RODRIGUES

A brand new ship launching in 2019 with 3 decks, 66 cabins carrying 132 passengers.  FAcilities iclude lounge bar with dance floor, bar, dining room, sundeck with deck chairs and swimming pool, gift shop and lift.  Cabins are ensuite, air-conditioned and have hairdryer, satellite TV, window and safe.  WiFi is available on board.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to Door pick-up service

Return flights

Airport transfers at destination

Porterage

7 nights All Inclusive accommodation on board MS Amalaia Rodrigues

(All breakfasts, lunches and 3 course set menu dinner, all local wines, beers and water during meals and at the bar)

Coach excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

English speaking local guide during excursions

All entrance fees where applicable

Services of a Cito Tour Manager throughout

 

Cruise itinerary is subject to change due to sailing schedules

 

SUPPLEMENTS:

£460 single cabin supplement

£125 per person Middle Deck supplement

£155 Upper Deck supplement

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
Bodelwyddan Bodelwyddan, Marble Church
Broughton Broughton, Broughton Layby on A5104
Chester, Chester, Holiday Inn South - Layby Outside
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Junction Llandudno Junction, Train Station Car Park
Wrexham, Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub
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