- Full board
- Extras for free
Explore the many sides of Portugal
Admire the beautiful landscapes and quaint towns of the Douro Valley on this cruise through Portugal and Spain, which includes a visit to Salamanca.
- Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
- UK travel service
- Return flights and transfers.
- Cocktail party and Captain's dinner
- Entertainment and activities on the ship
- Cruise escort
- Visit beautiful Oporto
- Sightseeing in Salamanca
- Visit Figueira Castelo de Rodrigo
- Lunch at Quinta de Avessada
- Casa de Mateus Palace
- Tour of Lamego
Day 1 UK to Oporto
Fly to Oporto on the north bank of the Douro and embark your ship at Vila de Gaia on the south bank. Your ship remains moored here overnight.
Day 2 Entre-os-Rios
Set sail this afternoon for Entre-os-Rios where you moor overnight. Perhaps join an optional tour of Guimarães.
You might like to join an optional excursion to visit the historic city of Guimarães where a walking tour will reveal its medieval quarter.
Day 3 Entre-os-Rios to Régua
Join an included tour of the 18th-century Casa de Mateus Palace gardens. This evening enjoy the Captain's dinner and a Portuguese folk show on board.
Day 4 Regua to Pinhao to Vega Térron
Enjoy an included excursion visiting the ancient city of Lamego. Depart for Pinhao where you'll visit a quinta for a port wine tasting.
Day 5 Vega Terron to Barca d’Alva
An included full-day excursion into Spain reveals Salamanca, where the Old Town has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the city’s twin cathedrals and pretty main square, the Plaza Mayor, then experience traditional Spanish culture with lunch at a local restaurant and a flamenco show. Rejoin your ship in Vega Terron.
Day 6 Barca d’Alva to Pinhão
Cruise through the beautiful Douro valley, before joining an included excursion to the medieval town of Figueira Castelo de Rodrigo.
Day 7 Entre-os-Rios to Oporto
After lunch join an included tour of the beautiful city of Oporto, where you'll visit a port wine cellar – this is sure to be a highlight of your cruise.
Day 8 Oporto to UK
Disembark after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Oporto extension 2015
2-night post-extension at NH Collection Porto Batalha (2015 only)
Spend two nights after your cruise in Oporto, at the locally rated 4-star NH Collection Porto Batalha (4Q),with breakfasts included. It overlooks Batalha Square and it's just a short walk to the Ribeira district and Torre dos Clérigos bell tower. There are 107 guest rooms, all with air-conditioning, cable and satellite television, safe and complimentary Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served buffet-style in the restaurant and there is also a bar in which to relax – perhaps with a glass of port! A local Saga-appointed representative will visit the hotel during your stay. Transfers between the ship and hotel, and between the hotel and Oporto airport, are included. The distance from the hotel to the airport is approximately 17 kilometres.
2-night post-extension at Mercure Hotel Porto Centro (2016 only)
On selected departures you have the opportunity to spend two nights after your cruise in Oporto, at the Mercure Hotel Porto Centro (4Q) staying on a bed-and-breakfast basis. The hotel is in the city centre, near São João Theatre, about 200 metres from São Bento railway station and 500 metres from the cathedral. It has a lounge, bar and restaurant. All 149 rooms have a television, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and minibar (extra charge). Room service and laundry service are available for an extra charge. A local Saga-appointed representative will visit the hotel during your stay. Transfers between the ship and hotel, and between the hotel and Oporto airport, are included. The distance from the hotel to the airport is approximately 16 kilometres.
Upgrade to all inclusive †
†All-inclusive upgrades, with a free bar open from 11am to 11pm for non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, are available on 2016 departures only