The world’s most spectacular
wine-growing region.....

8 days Porto-Douro Valley-Porto 2019

  • Colourful cities, picturesque villages and spectacular landscapes - a journey rich in variety in the Portuguese sun
  • Salamanca, the oldest university town in Spain, with its yellow-gold city centre
  • Ready for any temperatures: Ship with pool for refreshing cooling in the summer

8 Days from $1,850

per person twin share based on 21 MAR 2019 departure

Included

  • 8 day cruise in an outside cabin in the category booked
  • Full board with 3 meals (dinner on the first day and breakfast on the last day):
  •  • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee / tea and juices
  •  • Generous lunch buffet
  •  • 4-course dinner menu served at table
  •  • Coffee / tea after lunch and dinner
  •  • Formal gala dinner
  •  • Welcome & farewell reception with the captain
  •  • Assigned table seating on board
  • Excursion to Pinhão including a visit to a traditional quinta
  • English speaking cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable Sennheiser Audio system for all excursions
  • On-board entertainment program
  • Use of the swimming pool
  • Luggage service from landing stage to cabin for embarking and disembarking
  • All port and passenger fees

Included Drinks Package

  • Included in your price is the following beverage package. The package allows you to keep a check on your spending and includes the following beverages every day from 09:00 to midnight:
    • House wine (white, rosé and red)
    • Sparkling wine
    • Draft and bottled beer, non-alcoholic beer
    • Cocktails of the day (also non-alcoholic)
    • Mineral Water, soft drinks, juices
    • Bottled water for your cabin and excursions
    • Speciality coffees (non-alcoholic)
    • Hot chocolate and tea
  • Please note: The beverage packages can only be booked for the duration of the cruise and for all persons accommodated in the cabin. Minibar is not included.

Itinerary

Day 1 Porto
Embarkation.

Day 2 Porto - Entre-os-Rios
Embarkation.
Guided tour of Porto, the birthplace of port wine, including wine-tasting in a winery.
Entre-os-Rios Mooring 6:30 pm

Day 3 Entre-os-Rios - Régua
Excursion to the pilgrimage site Lamego, with its impressive open-air staircase and Gothic cathedral.


Day 4 Régua - Pinhão - Vega Terrón
Excursion to the magnificent Baroque Mateus Palace in Vila Real with its beautiful park-like garden.
Numerous members of the nobility settled in Vila Real between the 15th and 17th centuries. The main attraction of the city is the Mateus Palace, which was the mansion of the last Count of Vila Real. The Baroque building is located in a lovingly maintained park with bizarrely cut hedges and ancient trees. The Count's gardens are one of the most the most beautiful places in Europe. You will also enjoy sightseeing in the Palace.

Day 5 Vega Terrón - Barca d‘Alva
Day excursion to the Spanish university town Salamanca with its impressive cathedral and Plaza Mayor (including lunch).

Day 6 Barca d‘Alva - Pocinho - Pinhão
Come with us to Castelo Rodrigo, one of the 12 historic parishes of Portugal, some 670 m above sea level. For centuries Jews, Arabs and Christians lived together here in peace. Because of the almond trees the medieval town is known as “the white city”. Come with us to view the ruins of the castle and the palace, wander through the cobbled alleyways and discover façades from the 16th century and window ornaments in the famous Manuelino style.
Guided tour of tranquil Pinhão, including a visit to the famous station, decorated with blue and white ceramic tiles.

Day 7 Pinhão - Porto
Excursion to the “Cradle of the Portuguese Nation”, Guimarães.
Excursion - Follow the footsteps of the Portuguese explorers in the “World of Discoveries” Museum.
6 Bridges Tour by helicopter

Day 8 Porto
Disembark by 9.00 a.m.


Important travel information
We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be taken due to low / high water levels or a defect in the ship, the shipping company reserves the right to provide the guests with buses or hotel stays on this route, or to use another route. It may be necessary to transfer to another ship. Minimum number of travellers required for this cruise by 30 days before the cruise begins: 100 persons (see Point 8.1. of out Travel Terms and Conditions).



Duoro Discoverer Deck Plan
DEPARTURE DATES 2019

LOW SEASON   ~   priced from AUD$1.850 pp twin share
21 - 28 MAR 2019
28 MAR - 04 APR 2019
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LOW SHOULDER SEASON   ~   priced from AUD$2.098 pp twin share
11 - 18 APR 2019
18 - 25 APR 2019
01 - 08 AUG 2019
08 - 15 AUG 2019
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HIGH SHOULDER SEASON   ~   priced from AUD$2.348 pp twin share
25 APR - 02 MAY 2019
09 - 16 MAY 2019
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HIGH SEASON   -   priced from AUD$2.098 pp twin share
27 JUN - 04 JUL 2019


*prices based on lower deck cabins - upgrades available, please call