CROISIEUROPE DOURO RIVER CRUISE
Lisbon to Porto
Discover the Douro Valley in northern Portugal, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Extending from the city of Porto to the eastern border, this is where Port wine production abounds and the stunning landscapes, sculpted by the Douro, are highlights not to be missed. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery on a five-night cruise onboard CroisiEurope’s brand new ship, MS Miguel Torga. All staterooms include French balconies and separable beds. Cruise from Porto, Portugal to the Douro Valley, stopping in Regua, Pinhao and Porto Antiguo, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 17th centuries. Visit Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, with unspoiled old quarters and a maze of winding narrow streets.
SHIP: MS Miguel Torga
Length: 262 feet long
Width: 36 feet wide. 66 cabins. 132 passengers
lounge with large picture windows | library | dining room | large sundeck with chaise lounges | lift | complimentary wifi on board | central heating | 220V electricity | air-conditioning
Lisbon | Porto | Regua | Vega de Teron |Ferradosa | Pinhao/Porto
• two nights at Hotel Mundial in Lisbon
• full-day Sintra tour
• transfers from Lisbon to Porto and from pier in Porto to either train station or Porto airport
• five nights onboard CroisiEurope’s brand new ship: MS Miguel Torga
• unlimited complimentary beverages onboard (including fine wines and beer, spirits, specialty coffees and tea)
• all meals onboard the cruise with superb French cuisine, including the Captain welcome cocktail reception and Farewell Gala dinner
• free WiFi & complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests’ use
• on board professional entertainment
• classical shore excursions
• all port fees, prepaid gratuities
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Day 1 | Mar. 27, 2018 | LISBON
Today your entire day is at leisure in Lisbon to explore this fascinating city.
Accommodations (2 nights): Hotel Mundial
Address: Praca Martim Moniz 2, Lisbon 1100-341, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 8842 000
Day 2 | Mar. 28, 2018 | LISBON (B)
FULL-DAY TOUR OF SINTRA: After breakfast, depart from your hotel
at 9 a.m. by coach to see the city’s highlights. Enjoy an informative
commentary during a relaxing drive through the town, stopping
to take photographs at famous landmarks and places of interest
such as the Monument to the Discoveries, Belém Tower and the
Continue and drive to the charming town of Sintra, where you
can admire many stunning buildings and works of art. The whole
town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Upon arrival you first visit
Sintra National Palace, also known as Palácio da Vila, famous for its
magnificent painted ceilings. After your visit to the palace enjoy some
free time to explore the town.
From Sintra continue to Cabo da Roca, the most western point of
Europe, where you will have time to photograph the stunning views.
Your tour will end with a visit to Cascais, a popular resort with a
wonderful bay lined by elegant houses, before returning to your hotel.
Day 3 | Mar. 29, 2018 | LISBON—PORTO (B, D)
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Porto to board your cruise.
Welcome on board from 5 p.m. Settle into your cabin and enjoy a
presentation from the crew followed by a welcome cocktail served in
the lounge and dinner on board.
In the evening, enjoy an excursion by coach to explore Porto by night.
Day 4 | Mar. 30, 2018 | PORTO—REGUA (B, L, D)
Morning spent cruising.
The afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Lamego. You will discover the
Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral.
Day 5 | Mar. 31, 2018 | REGUA—PINHAO—PORTO ANTIGO (B, L, D)
In the morning we will visit Vila Real and Mateus Palace. You'll leave
from Regua or Pinhão for Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand
palaces during the 16th and 17th centuries. You'll enjoy panoramic tour
of the city by coach, followed by a tasting of the local pastry.
Continue sailing into the heart of the vineyards of Porto, past magnificent
hillsides covered in trellised vines planted in terraces up to 700 m plunging
majestically down towards the river.
Day 6 | Apr. 1, 2018 | PORTO ANTIGO—PORTO (B, L, D)
Morning spent cruising. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Porto.
One of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic centre is classed as
a world heritage site by UNESCO, unspoiled old quarters, a maze of
winding narrow streets, arcaded houses, and superb churches.
Day 7 | Apr. 2, 2018 | PORTO—GUIMARÃES—PORTO (B, L, D)
Free morning in Porto. In the afternoon, visit of Guimarães. Depart by
coach from Porto for Guimarães. With your guide, begin the tour of
this university town on foot to discover its historical treasures.
Day 8 | Apr. 3, 2018 | PORTO (B)
Disembark at 9.00 a.m. Transfer to the Porto train station or airport.
*CDN$ pp. dbl. occ. taxes included. Based on middle deck stateroom. Single supplement: $875. Upper deck stateroom upgrade: $120 pp. dbl. occ.
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