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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

Cruise Only
7 nights from £2803pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Douro Valley vineyards
  • Regua
  • Porto
  • Pinhao

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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
  • Evening entertainment including music performances, folklore dances, lectures and piano interludes
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director

Price Does Not Include

  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers - we can arrange these for you
  • 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
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 2nd - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2803
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      Brochure Price from: £2853 Brochure Price from: £3064 Brochure Price from: £3838 Brochure Price from: £4049 Brochure Price from: £5176
      Blue Water Price from: £2803 Blue Water Price from: £3014 Blue Water Price from: £3788 Blue Water Price from: £3999 Blue Water Price from: £5126
    • Apr 16th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £2944
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      Brochure Price from: £2994 Brochure Price from: £3205 Brochure Price from: £3979 Brochure Price from: £4190 Brochure Price from: £5317
      Blue Water Price from: £2944 Blue Water Price from: £3155 Blue Water Price from: £3929 Blue Water Price from: £4140 Blue Water Price from: £5267
    • Apr 30th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3155
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      Brochure Price from: £3205 Brochure Price from: £3416 Brochure Price from: £4190 Brochure Price from: £4401 Brochure Price from: £5528
      Blue Water Price from: £3155 Blue Water Price from: £3366 Blue Water Price from: £4140 Blue Water Price from: £4351 Blue Water Price from: £5478
  • May
    • May 14th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3296
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      Brochure Price from: £3346 Brochure Price from: £3557 Brochure Price from: £4331 Brochure Price from: £4542 Brochure Price from: £5669
      Blue Water Price from: £3296 Blue Water Price from: £3507 Blue Water Price from: £4281 Blue Water Price from: £4492 Blue Water Price from: £5619
  • June
    • Jun 11th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3296
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      Brochure Price from: £3346 Brochure Price from: £3557 Brochure Price from: £4331 Brochure Price from: £4542 Brochure Price from: £5669
      Blue Water Price from: £3296 Blue Water Price from: £3507 Blue Water Price from: £4281 Blue Water Price from: £4492 Blue Water Price from: £5619
  • July
    • Jul 9th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3296
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      Brochure Price from: £3346 Brochure Price from: £3557 Brochure Price from: £4331 Brochure Price from: £4542 Brochure Price from: £5669
      Blue Water Price from: £3296 Blue Water Price from: £3507 Blue Water Price from: £4281 Blue Water Price from: £4492 Blue Water Price from: £5619
    • Jul 23rd - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3296
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      Brochure Price from: £3346 Brochure Price from: £3557 Brochure Price from: £4331 Brochure Price from: £4542 Brochure Price from: £5669
      Blue Water Price from: £3296 Blue Water Price from: £3507 Blue Water Price from: £4281 Blue Water Price from: £4492 Blue Water Price from: £5619
  • August
    • Aug 6th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3296
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      Brochure Price from: £3346 Brochure Price from: £3557 Brochure Price from: £4331 Brochure Price from: £4542 Brochure Price from: £5669
      Blue Water Price from: £3296 Blue Water Price from: £3507 Blue Water Price from: £4281 Blue Water Price from: £4492 Blue Water Price from: £5619
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3437
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      Brochure Price from: £3487 Brochure Price from: £3698 Brochure Price from: £4472 Brochure Price from: £4683 Brochure Price from: £5810
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  • October
    • Oct 1st - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3437
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      Brochure Price from: £3487 Brochure Price from: £3698 Brochure Price from: £4472 Brochure Price from: £4683 Brochure Price from: £5810
      Blue Water Price from: £3437 Blue Water Price from: £3648 Blue Water Price from: £4422 Blue Water Price from: £4633 Blue Water Price from: £5760
    • Oct 15th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3366
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      Brochure Price from: £3416 Brochure Price from: £3627 Brochure Price from: £4401 Brochure Price from: £4612 Brochure Price from: £5739
      Blue Water Price from: £3366 Blue Water Price from: £3577 Blue Water Price from: £4351 Blue Water Price from: £4562 Blue Water Price from: £5689
    • Oct 29th - Porto to Vega Terron - Sailing on: AmaVida From: £3155
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      Brochure Price from: £3205 Brochure Price from: £3416 Brochure Price from: £4190 Brochure Price from: £4401 Brochure Price from: £5528
      Blue Water Price from: £3155 Blue Water Price from: £3366 Blue Water Price from: £4140 Blue Water Price from: £4351 Blue Water Price from: £5478
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