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

Flavours of Portugal and Spain

Taste famous port wine from vineyards lining the Douro River and visit the highlights of the region including the spectacular city of Porto and Lamego. Includes guided excursions and daily entertainment.

Cruise Only
7 nights from £2386pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Douro Valley vineyards
  • Pinhao

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Save up to £350pp PLUS Free flights and overseas transfers! Free flights are on selected departures and subject to availability. Prices shown include all discounts, including exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Mar 2020

Flavours of Portugal and Spain Special Offer

Sailing from beautiful Porto otherwise known as the ‘City of Bridges’, this cruise travels along the glorious River Douro which boasts a captivating landscape of high hills, vineyards and enchanting quintas. First, explore the vibrant city of Porto with its fascinating historic quarter and experience a Port wine tasting with stunning views at a local winery.

Savour a delicious dinner at the centuries-old Alpendurada Monastery in Entre-Os-Rios before cruising to Regua to explore the majestic Palacio de Mateus with its intriguing interior and unmissable gardens. Journey to Lamego and witness the incredible Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies shrine; one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all of Portugal.

Enjoy an authentic and traditional dining experience and explore the history and culture of wine at the Quinta da Avessada in Pinhao. Taste delicious wines at the charming Quinta do Seixo before heading to Vega de Terron. Venture to Castelo Rodrigo known as the “White Village” because of its abundance of almond trees and enjoy a walking tour through the medieval streets. This spectacular 7-night cruise comes to an end in Vega de Terron.

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Flavours of Portugal and Spain Itinerary

Day 1 - Porto (Portugal)

Embark your luxurious ship in Porto. Tonight, get to know your fellow passengers.

Day 2 - Porto

Today you will explore the capital city of Northern Portugal. Starting with a guided tour of the historical quarter which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can visit numerous landmarks including Porto Cathedral and the Sao Bento Railway station. You will then experience a real taste of Portugal as you enjoy an afternoon of Port wine-tasting at a local winery. For a more active adventure, join a hike in Porto and explore the old harbour quarter before heading to a local winery for a Port wine tasting.

Day 3 - Porto – Entre-os-Rios

Spend the morning at leisure, perhaps further explore Porto the colourful 'City of Bridges'. Next, cruise to Entre-os-Rios and head to the centuries-old Alpendurada Monastery. At the monastery, enjoy a pre-dinner glass of Port whilst admiring the remarkable views of the river before tucking in to a delicious home-cooked meal.

Day 4 - Regua

Cruise to Regua and take a trip to the Tras-os-Montes region which is located near the city of Vila Real. Here you can explore the Palacio de Mateus with its intriguing interior and unmissable gardens.

Day 5 - Regua – Pinhao

Venture to the charming city of Lamego where you can visit the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios shrine (Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies) which happens to be a key pilgrimage site in Portugal. A magnificently decorated staircase of 700 steps is a highlight within the shrine and is a great hike for those wanting to get active. You will then have the opportunity to sample local speciality foods including Bôlas de Lamego and Portuguese sparkling wine before heading to the formal Episcopal Palace Museum. Set sail for Pinhao and spend the evening at leisure.

Day 6 - Pinhao

Enjoy an exclusive lunch at Quinta de Avessada which includes an authentic and traditional dining experience and live entertainment. Quinta de Avessada is also a fascinating interactive museum where you will have the opportunity to explore the history and culture of wine in the Alto Douro region and witness the various stages of wine production. This evening, enjoy a wine tasting at the charming Quinta do Seixo.

Day 7 - Vega de Terron (Spain)

Venture to Castelo Rorigo and join a walking tour through the medieval streets of Castelo Rodrigo which is known as the ‘White Village’ due to its abundance of almond trees. Here, you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding areas. If you are an active adventurer, you can choose to hike through this charming town. Complete the tour with a tasting of local foods and wines including almonds, cheese, bread and wine.

Day 8 - Vega Terron

Disembark the ship in Vega Terrón

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board cruising in an outside cabin
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Choice of open seating dining venues including main restaurant, casual lounge and alfresco on selected evenings
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Welcome Reception, Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • In-cabin entertainment system with flat screen TV, keyboard, free internet access, film and music library
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Lisbon Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Lisbon. Please contact us for details
  • Madrid Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night post-cruise stay in Madrid. Please contact us for details

Special Features

  • Special wine-themed cruise:
  • 2020: Mar 21; Apr 07; Nov 3
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 31st - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2386
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  • April
    • Apr 7th - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2460
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      Blue Water Price from: £2460 Blue Water Price from: £2681 Blue Water Price from: £3200 Blue Water Price from: £3570 Blue Water Price from: £3793 Blue Water Price from: £4978
    • Apr 14th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2534
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      Blue Water Price from: £2534 Blue Water Price from: £2755 Blue Water Price from: £3274 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £3867 Blue Water Price from: £5052
    • Apr 21st - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2608
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      Blue Water Price from: £2608 Blue Water Price from: £2829 Blue Water Price from: £3348 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £3941 Blue Water Price from: £5126
    • Apr 28th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2756
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      Blue Water Price from: £2756 Blue Water Price from: £2977 Blue Water Price from: £3496 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4089 Blue Water Price from: £5274
  • May
    • May 5th - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2830
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      Blue Water Price from: £2830 Blue Water Price from: £3051 Blue Water Price from: £3570 Blue Water Price from: £3940 Blue Water Price from: £4163 Blue Water Price from: £5348
    • May 19th - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2904
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      Blue Water Price from: £2904 Blue Water Price from: £3125 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £4014 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £5422
    • May 26th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2904
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      Blue Water Price from: £2904 Blue Water Price from: £3125 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £4014 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £5422
  • June
    • Jun 2nd - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2904
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      Blue Water Price from: £2904 Blue Water Price from: £3125 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £4014 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £5422
    • Jun 16th - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2904
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      Blue Water Price from: £2904 Blue Water Price from: £3125 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £4014 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £5422
    • Jun 23rd - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2904
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      Blue Water Price from: £2904 Blue Water Price from: £3125 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £4014 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £5422
    • Jun 30th - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2604
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      Blue Water Price from: £2604 Blue Water Price from: £2825 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £3714 Blue Water Price from: £3937 Blue Water Price from: £5122
  • July
    • Jul 14th - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2904
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      Blue Water Price from: £2904 Blue Water Price from: £3125 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £4014 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £5422
    • Jul 21st - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2604
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      Blue Water Price from: £2604 Blue Water Price from: £2825 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £3714 Blue Water Price from: £3937 Blue Water Price from: £5122
    • Jul 28th - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2904
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      Blue Water Price from: £2904 Blue Water Price from: £3125 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £4014 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £5422
  • August
    • Aug 4th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2904
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      Blue Water Price from: £2904 Blue Water Price from: £3125 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £4014 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £5422
    • Aug 11th - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2604
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      Blue Water Price from: £2604 Blue Water Price from: £2825 Blue Water Price from: £3344 Blue Water Price from: £3714 Blue Water Price from: £3937 Blue Water Price from: £5122
    • Aug 25th - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2978
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      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3052
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      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3273 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £4162 Blue Water Price from: £4385 Blue Water Price from: £5570
    • Sep 8th - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3052
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      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3273 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £4162 Blue Water Price from: £4385 Blue Water Price from: £5570
    • Sep 22nd - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3052
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      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3273 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £4162 Blue Water Price from: £4385 Blue Water Price from: £5570
    • Sep 29th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3052
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      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3273 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £4162 Blue Water Price from: £4385 Blue Water Price from: £5570
  • October
    • Oct 6th - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3052
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      Blue Water Price from: £3052 Blue Water Price from: £3273 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £4162 Blue Water Price from: £4385 Blue Water Price from: £5570
    • Oct 13th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2978
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      Blue Water Price from: £2978 Blue Water Price from: £3199 Blue Water Price from: £3718 Blue Water Price from: £4088 Blue Water Price from: £4311 Blue Water Price from: £5496
    • Oct 20th - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2904
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      Blue Water Price from: £2904 Blue Water Price from: £3125 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £4014 Blue Water Price from: £4237 Blue Water Price from: £5422
    • Oct 27th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2756
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      Blue Water Price from: £2756 Blue Water Price from: £2977 Blue Water Price from: £3496 Blue Water Price from: £3866 Blue Water Price from: £4089 Blue Water Price from: £5274
  • November
    • Nov 3rd - Vega Terron to Porto - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2682
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      Blue Water Price from: £2682 Blue Water Price from: £2903 Blue Water Price from: £3422 Blue Water Price from: £3792 Blue Water Price from: £4015 Blue Water Price from: £5200
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