UNESCO
World Heritage
Douro River Cruise

On the Golden River through Portugal

  • Excursion to Wine-Quinta Avessada including lunch and live entertaimnemt & visit of the railway station in Pinhão 
  • Coach excursion to Castelo Rodrigo 
  • Full-day coach excursion to Salamanca including lunch and flamenco show 
  • Excursion to Quinta do Seixo including port wine tasting and city tour Lamego 
  • Coach excursion to Mateus palace / garden 
  • City tour Porto with port wine tasting 
  • Coach excursion to Guimarães

8 Days from $2,498

per person twin share based on 24 AUG 2020 departure

Super Single Cabin Deal 8 Days from $2,668

per person twin share based on 05 AUG 2019 departure

Included

  • Cruise on board MS Douro Spirit in the booked category 
  • Full board, starting with dinner on the 1st day, ending with breakfast on the last day, one Portuguese barbecue on board included 
  • Welcome cocktail on board 
  • Drinking package on board: Water, coffee/ tea, soft drinks (with lunch); Water, soft drinks, white/red wine, beer (for dinner) 
  • Entertainment programme on board, including 1x Folk show & 1x Fado show 
  • Luggage service on board 
  • Embarking, disembarking and lock fees and harbour dues 
  • English-speaking tour guide on board

Included Excursions

  • Excursion to Wine-Quinta Avessada including lunch and live entertaimnemt & visit of the railway station in Pinhão 
  • Coach excursion to Castelo Rodrigo 
  • Full-day coach excursion to Salamanca including lunch and flamenco show 
  • Excursion to Quinta do Seixo including port wine tasting and city tour Lamego 
  • Coach excursion to Mateus palace / garden 
  • City tour Porto with port wine tasting 
  • Coach excursion to Guimarães

Itinerary

Day 1
Embarkation in Vila Nova de Gaia on MS Douro Spirit which is directly opposite the old town of Porto at the Rio Douro. On the same evening the ship departs to Bitetos where it will anchor few hours later.

Day 2
Enjoy the beautiful river panorama in the morning and get to know the crew while having a welcome cocktail. From a short stopover Foz Távora you leave for the excursion to the Quinta Avessada including lunch and live entertainment. Just in time you’re back for dinner at the ship and where you see a Folk Show in the evening. The ship will stay overnight in Pinhão where you visit also the tiled railway station.

Day 3
MS Douro Spirit leaves Pinhão in the morning directing to the Spanish border to Vega de Terron. There you take part in an excursion to Castelo Rodrigo, which counts as one of the twelve historical villages of Portugal. The Castelo belongs to one of the 14 listed ancient monuments and is famous for its castle under the same name: Castelo Rodrigo. Tonight, the Captain’s Dinner is waiting for you! The ship moors here for the night.

Day 4
By coach you get from Vega de Terron to the Spanish university town Salamanca. Amongst other highlights your city walk includes the arcade lined Plaza Major, the eldest university of Spain and the Casa de las Conchas. Furthermore, you will see the old and the new cathedral as well as the Roman bridge Puente Romano. During lunch you will be fascinated by a breathtaking flamenco show. You will return on board in Barca d’Alva where you enjoy a typical Portuguese barbecue.

Day 5
In the morning our ship is leaving Barca d’Alva. At another short stop-over in Foz Távora you start your excursion to Quinta do Seixo, where you look forward to a port wine tasting combined with an amazing view over the Rio Douro. After that you visit the old bishop city Lamego in the heart of the vineyards with its cathedral and museum. Back to the ship for dinner in Peso da Régua, where it moors for the night. Tonight, the Captain’s Dinner is waiting for you!

Day 6
Morning program is visiting the Mateus palace which was built in 1745 and where you enjoy a nice promenade in the park as well. The return journey to Peso da Régua leads you through vineyards and smooth hills. In the afternoon MS Douro Spirit leaves directing to Porto. There you are just in time to enjoy the sunset at the estuary mouth where the Douro turns into the Atlantic. For the last two nights, the vessel anchors in Vila Nova de Gaia. In the evening you get fascinated by a traditional Fado Show on board.

Day 7
Vila Nova de Gaia offers an overwhelming view across the Douro of the second major city of Portugal: Porto. Houses and streets look like a big colourful labyrinth. Your Porto roundtrip starts at Cais da Ribeira and leads you to the historical Alfândega. Of course, you may prove your taste in one of the typical port wine wineries. You return on board for lunch and spend the afternoon in Guimarães which was elected Europe’s cultural capital in 2012. Narrow streets and old squares framed by medieval houses form the city centre at the foot of the old castle.

Day 8
Disembarkation after breakfast in Vila Nova de Gaia.

Middle Deck - Deluxe Aft Cabin   -   $2,498 per person twin share

The 64 elegant cabins have bathroom with shower/WC (Suites and Junior Suite with bathtube), hair dryer, air condition, phone, flat screen TV, safe, seating area (Suites on Upper Deck with couch) and French balconies that can be opened. Cabin size: Suites approx. 21 m², Junior Suite approx. 20 m², Standard-/Deluxe cabins approx. 15 m². Only in smaller cabins 100-101 on the Middle Deck front the French balconies are a bit shortened and do not reach completely down to the floor. Cabins 102, 103, 124, 126, 129, 131 on the Middle Deck have smaller beds which cannot be separated. These eight cabins are therefore for single use only.

Public Areas
Relax on the Sun Deck at the well-tempered pool or enjoy the fascinating panorama passing by while having a drink at the bar & lounge. Furthermore the ship offers a restaurant, library, gym, massage, board shop, air condition, laundry and video-on demand, free W-LAN.

13 - 20 APR 2020   -   $2,998 pp twin share
6 - 13 JUL 2020      -   $2,498 pp twin share
24 - 31 AUG 2020   -   $2,498 pp twin share
02 - 11 NOV 2020   -   $2,498 pp twin share

Middle Deck - Deluxe Cabin   -   $2,830 per person twin share

The 64 elegant cabins have bathroom with shower/WC (Suites and Junior Suite with bathtube), hair dryer, air condition, phone, flat screen TV, safe, seating area (Suites on Upper Deck with couch) and French balconies that can be opened. Cabin size: Suites approx. 21 m², Junior Suite approx. 20 m², Standard-/Deluxe cabins approx. 15 m². Only in smaller cabins 100-101 on the Middle Deck front the French balconies are a bit shortened and do not reach completely down to the floor. Cabins 102, 103, 124, 126, 129, 131 on the Middle Deck have smaller beds which cannot be separated. These eight cabins are therefore for single use only.

Public Areas
Relax on the Sun Deck at the well-tempered pool or enjoy the fascinating panorama passing by while having a drink at the bar & lounge. Furthermore the ship offers a restaurant, library, gym, massage, board shop, air condition, laundry and video-on demand, free W-LAN.

13 - 20 APR 2020   -   $3,165 pp twin share
6 - 13 JUL 2020      -   $2,830 pp twin share
24 - 31 AUG 2020 -   $2,830 pp twin share
02 - 11 NOV 2020   -   $2,830 pp twin share

Middle Deck - Deluxe Cabin   -   $2,665 single cabin

The 64 elegant cabins have bathroom with shower/WC (Suites and Junior Suite with bathtube), hair dryer, air condition, phone, flat screen TV, safe, seating area (Suites on Upper Deck with couch) and French balconies that can be opened. Cabin size: Suites approx. 21 m², Junior Suite approx. 20 m², Standard-/Deluxe cabins approx. 15 m². Only in smaller cabins 100-101 on the Middle Deck front the French balconies are a bit shortened and do not reach completely down to the floor. Cabins 102, 103, 124, 126, 129, 131 on the Middle Deck have smaller beds which cannot be separated. These eight cabins are therefore for single use only.

Public Areas
Relax on the Sun Deck at the well-tempered pool or enjoy the fascinating panorama passing by while having a drink at the bar & lounge. Furthermore the ship offers a restaurant, library, gym, massage, board shop, air condition, laundry and video-on demand, free W-LAN.

13 - 20 APR 2020   -   $2,998 pp twin share
6 - 13 JUL 2020      -   $2,665 pp twin share
24 - 31 AUG 2020   -   $2,655 pp twin share
02 - 11 NOV 2020   -   $2,665 pp twin share

Upper Deck - Deluxe Aft Cabin   -   $2,830 per person twin share

The 64 elegant cabins have bathroom with shower/WC (Suites and Junior Suite with bathtube), hair dryer, air condition, phone, flat screen TV, safe, seating area (Suites on Upper Deck with couch) and French balconies that can be opened. Cabin size: Suites approx. 21 m², Junior Suite approx. 20 m², Standard-/Deluxe cabins approx. 15 m². Only in smaller cabins 100-101 on the Middle Deck front the French balconies are a bit shortened and do not reach completely down to the floor. Cabins 102, 103, 124, 126, 129, 131 on the Middle Deck have smaller beds which cannot be separated. These eight cabins are therefore for single use only.

Public Areas
Relax on the Sun Deck at the well-tempered pool or enjoy the fascinating panorama passing by while having a drink at the bar & lounge. Furthermore the ship offers a restaurant, library, gym, massage, board shop, air condition, laundry and video-on demand, free W-LAN.

13 - 20 APR 2020 -   $2,998 pp twin share
6 - 13 JUL 2020     -   $2,830 pp twin share
24 - 31 AUG 2020 -   $2,830 pp twin share
02 - 11 NOV 2020   -   $2,830 pp twin share

Upper Deck - Deluxe Aft Cabin   -   $2,998 single cabin

The 64 elegant cabins have bathroom with shower/WC (Suites and Junior Suite with bathtube), hair dryer, air condition, phone, flat screen TV, safe, seating area (Suites on Upper Deck with couch) and French balconies that can be opened. Cabin size: Suites approx. 21 m², Junior Suite approx. 20 m², Standard-/Deluxe cabins approx. 15 m². Only in smaller cabins 100-101 on the Middle Deck front the French balconies are a bit shortened and do not reach completely down to the floor. Cabins 102, 103, 124, 126, 129, 131 on the Middle Deck have smaller beds which cannot be separated. These eight cabins are therefore for single use only.

Public Areas
Relax on the Sun Deck at the well-tempered pool or enjoy the fascinating panorama passing by while having a drink at the bar & lounge. Furthermore the ship offers a restaurant, library, gym, massage, board shop, air condition, laundry and video-on demand, free W-LAN.

13 - 20 APR 2020 -   $3,330 pp twin share
6 - 13 JUL 2020     -   $2,998 pp twin share
24 - 31 AUG 2020 -   $2,998 pp twin share
02 - 11 NOV 2020 -   $2,998 pp twin share

Upper Deck - Deluxe Cabin   -   $2,998 single cabin

The 64 elegant cabins have bathroom with shower/WC (Suites and Junior Suite with bathtube), hair dryer, air condition, phone, flat screen TV, safe, seating area (Suites on Upper Deck with couch) and French balconies that can be opened. Cabin size: Suites approx. 21 m², Junior Suite approx. 20 m², Standard-/Deluxe cabins approx. 15 m². Only in smaller cabins 100-101 on the Middle Deck front the French balconies are a bit shortened and do not reach completely down to the floor. Cabins 102, 103, 124, 126, 129, 131 on the Middle Deck have smaller beds which cannot be separated. These eight cabins are therefore for single use only.

Public Areas
Relax on the Sun Deck at the well-tempered pool or enjoy the fascinating panorama passing by while having a drink at the bar & lounge. Furthermore the ship offers a restaurant, library, gym, massage, board shop, air condition, laundry and video-on demand, free W-LAN.

13 - 20 APR 2020 -   $3,330 pp twin share
6 - 13 JUL 2020     -   $2,998 pp twin share
24 - 31 AUG 2020 -   $2,998 pp twin share
02 - 11 NOV 2020 -   $2,998 pp twin share
The MS Douro Spirit travels the Douro valley in northern Portugal, lined with vineyards, and thus probably the 220 most beautiful river kilometres in Europe. The ship is characterised by its stylish ambience and the elegant suites and cabins, all of which have French balconies.
The 64 elegant cabins have bathroom with shower/WC (Suites and Junior Suite with bathtube), hair dryer, air condition, phone, flat screen TV, safe, seating area (Suites on Upper Deck with couch) and French balconies that can be opened. Cabin size: Suites approx. 21 m², Junior Suite approx. 20 m², Standard-/Deluxe cabins approx. 15 m². Only in smaller cabins 100-101 on the Middle Deck front the French balconies are a bit shortened and do not reach completely down to the floor. Cabins 102, 103, 124, 126, 129, 131 on the Middle Deck have smaller beds which cannot be separated. These eight cabins are therefore for single use only.

Public Areas
Relax on the Sun Deck at the well-tempered pool or enjoy the fascinating panorama passing by while having a drink at the bar & lounge. Furthermore the ship offers a restaurant, library, gym, massage, board shop, air condition, laundry and video-on demand, free W-LAN.