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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Delights of the Douro with Mary Berry

Join national treasure Mary Berry on this spectacular 7-night River Douro cruise through Portugal and Spain. Explore Portugal’s Douro valley, discover the vibrant Spanish city of Salamanca and enjoy afternoon tea with Mary herself.

Fly Cruise
7 nights

River Cruise Holiday
  • Porto, Portugal
  • Salamanca Cathedral
  • Vineyards in Douro Valley
  • Regua
  • Pinhao

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Join your ship in Porto and sail through the magnificent Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Learn more about Mary Berry's incredible career and have the chance to ask the 'Queen of Cakes' her secrets.

Take the opportunity to visit the marvellous baroque village of Lamego before sailing to Vega de Terron. Discover the exciting city of Salamanca in Spain which boasts grand squares, medieval monuments and buzzing streets. See pre-historic stone carvings in the Coa Valley Museum before admiring the idyllic scenery as you sail onto Regua.

In Regua, Mary Berry will join you on-board for a delicious afternoon tea, pastry tasting and an informal Q&A. Enjoy the ancient architecture of Porto and join Mary for an exclusive book signing and farewell dinner before this spectacular cruise comes to an end.

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Delights of the Douro with Mary Berry

Day 1 - UK - Porto (Portugal)

Fly from the UK to Porto and transfer to your Emerald ship. This evening, enjoy dinner with your fellow guests as well as a sunset illumination cruise along the River Douro.

Day 2 - Porto - Pinhao

Spend the day cruising along the picturesque Douro, a UNESCO world heritage site with small quaint villages, working vineyards and small farms. Your Cruise Director will also host a lecture on board showcasing the history and wine culture of the region. This afternoon, explore the village of Pinhao before enjoying a Welcome Dinner and cocktail reception hosted by the Captain.

Day 3 - Pinhao - Vega de Terron

Today you will have a choice to visit the marvelous baroque village of Lamego and the picturesque Our Lady of Remedies Sanctuary. Or perhaps enjoy a guided hike through local vineyards before sailing into Vega de Terron.

Day 4 - Salamanca (Spain)

Board a coach in Vega de Terron and journey to the vibrant city of Salamanca. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the city’s grand squares and medieval structures and spend time at leisure wandering the bustling streets.

Day 5 - Pocinho (Portugal)

This morning, arrive in Pocinho and embark on an excursion to the Coa Valley Museum; a concrete structure that details pre-historic stone carvings made by the early inhabitants of the Douro, which were uncovered during the construction of the nearby dam. Alternatively, take part in the Emerald Active canoeing experience. This evening your highlight dinner will be hosted at a traditional rural wine estate in the Regua area.

Day 6 - Regua

Today, enjoy a village tour of the former roman settlement of Regua before visiting the Douro Museum for a look at wine making in the region. Perhaps take the opportunity to try your hand at mosaic tile painting on board. This afternoon, Mary Berry will join you on-board for a delicious afternoon tea and pastry tasting. You will also hear tales from her career and discover insights from her much-loved BBC series during an informal Q&A session.

Day 7 - Porto

Situated at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. This afternoon, join Mary Berry for an exclusive book signing and receive a complimentary copy of her latest publication. This evening, join Mary & your fellow Guests for a 4-course Mary Berry inspired Farewell Gala Dinner.

Day 8 - Porto - UK

Disembark your ship in Porto and transfer to the airport.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on Emerald Waterways deluxe ship
  • Return flights from up to 15 UK regional airports
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided excursions with English-speaking guides
  • EmeraldPLUS and EmeraldACTIVE activities
  • A private talk, Q&A and book signing with Mary Berry
  • A gala dinner of Mary’s curated recipes
  • All meals & all inclusive drinks on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee available at all times and complimentary bottled water in your cabin, restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Highlight Dinners including a Welcome Dinner
  • Evening entertainment on board
  • English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port charges and airport taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Optional shore excursions
  • Travel insurance
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