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Portugal's Douro River Cruise 6 Day

Europe
  • Duration: 6 days
  • Board Basis: Full Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSKCDOW

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Cruise
  • Excursions: 4

​From the calm waters of the Douro River, Portugal's splendid sights come into view, from lush vineyards to medieval towns. 

​From the calm waters of the Douro River, Portugal's splendid sights come into view, from lush vineyards to medieval towns.

PRICE FROM ? £1699 per person
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What's Included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Gatwick with TAP Air Portugal 
  • 5 nights' on board 4* ship MS Vasco de Gama 
  • 6 days, 14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners and all drinks (excluding Champagne & selected wines) 
  • Specialist Local Guide 
  • Captain's welcome cocktail reception
  • Farewell gala dinner 
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage 
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports 
  • Onboard entertainment on some evenings 
  • Complimentary wi-fi on board

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK to Oporto
  • Fly to Oporto, Portugal's second city where your river cruiser  awaits. This evening you'll get to know your fellow travellers over a drink and dinner. You might also take the opportunity to join an optional tour to see the fascinating city of Oporto by night.​​
  • DAY 2 Oporto
  • After breakfast, relax and enjoy views of stunning wooded landscapes as you cruise through the spectacular Douro valley to the town of Regua. This afternoon you may choose to join our optional excursion to the medieval town of Lamego, for a chance to admire the spectacular Nossa Senhora de Remedios sanctuary and impressive Gothic cathedral. This evening, dinner is followed by dancing and folk music.​
  • DAY 3 Regua and Porto Antigo
  • Today you could choose to join our optional excursion to Vila Real.  Here, you can take in the beautiful gardens of Solar de Mateus, the 18th century country house featured on bottles of Mateus rosé wine. Rejoining the ship in Pinhão, this afternoon we sail through the heart of the famous Porto vineyards, planted in steep terraces on the hills of the river valley, before arriving at Porto Antigo.​
  • DAY 4 Porto Antigo and Oporto
  • This morning you will enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Oporto.  This is the second-largest city in Portugal and its historic centre is registered as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Today, the city is mostly known as the home of port wine and after lunch, an optional guided tour of the city will take you to one of its most famous cellars for an opportunity to enjoy a tasting. ​
  • DAY 5 Oporto
  • Today you are free to explore Oporto at leisure, before returning to the ship for lunch.  This afternoon, our optional excursion takes you to the historic town of Guimaraes, birthplace of the first independent king of Portugal, Afonso Henriques.  Admire the beautifully preserved medieval centre of Guimaraes with its narrow streets and pretty plazas, before continuing on to Braga. This elegant city is considered to be the oldest Christian archdiocese in Portugal and one of the oldest in the world.
    ​This evening you'll enjoy a lovely farewell dinner and traditional show with your travelling companions as your cruise comes to an end.

  • DAY 6 Oporto/UK
  • Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of Oporto and time to explore at leisure, before your return flight to the UK early this evening.
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Accommodation

    • MS Fernao de Magalhaes
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Optional Excursions

  • ​Oporto by night 
  • Oporto 
  • Vila Real
  • Lamego
  • Guimares 

The above optional excursions can be pre-booked from just £193 (6 days).

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Further Information

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