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Douro Discovery

Portugal and Spain

from £1,099.00 7 2

  • Full Board Full board
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.

Your river cruise will be aboard the Douro Spirit or Douro Cruiser.

Including...

  • Travel insurance and additional cancellation cover
  • Return flights and transfers
  • UK travel service
  • Full board
  • Six excursions
  • And more...
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2015

Day 1 UK to Oporto

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.

Vila Nova de Gaia (Oporto) Portugal Europe Douro

Day 2 Entre-os-Rios

Cruising the Entre os Rios

Set sail this afternoon for Entre-os-Rios where you moor overnight. Perhaps join an optional tour of Guimarães.

Oporto Porto Portugal Europe Entre os Rios Douro

Optional excursions

You might like to join an optional excursion to visit the historic city of Guimarães where a walking tour will reveal its medieval quarter.

Guimarães Braga Portugal Europe

Day 3 Entre-os-Rios to Régua

Mateus Palace Gardens, Peso da 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.

Casa de Mateus Palace Vila Real Vila Real Vila Real Douro Portugal Europe Douro Regua Regua

Day 4 Regua to Pinhao to Vega Térron

Mateus Palace Gardens, Peso da Régua

Enjoy an included excursion visiting the ancient city of Lamego. Depart for Pinhao where you'll visit a quinta for a port wine tasting.

Pinhão Alijo Vila Real Douro Portugal Europe Vega de Terron Spain Douro

Day 5 Vega Terron to Barca d’Alva

Lisbon, Portugal

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.

Salamanca Salamanca Castile and Leon Spain Europe Vega de Terron Douro

Day 6 Barca d’Alva to Pinhão

Duoro Valley

Cruise through the beautiful Douro valley, before joining an included excursion to the medieval town of Figueira Castelo de Rodrigo.

Figueira Castelo de Rodrigo Guarda Portugal Europe Douro Pinhão Alijo Vila Real Douro

Day 7 Entre-os-Rios to Oporto

Wine barrels

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.

Vila Nova de Gaia Porto Portugal Europe Vila Nova de Gaia (Oporto) Douro

Day 8 Oporto to UK

Oporto

Disembark after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

2014

Day 1 UK to Oporto

Oporto

Fly to Oporto on the north bank of the Douro, and embark your ship at Vila Nova de Gaia on the south bank.

Vila Nova de Gaia (Oporto) Portugal Europe Douro

Day 2 Entre-os-Rios

Cruising the Entre os Rios

Spend the morning in Oporto where you'll have the opportunity to visit a port wine cellar. This evening look forward to dinner at the 14th-century former Monastery of Alpendurada in Bitetos – port wine cocktail included!

Oporto Porto Portugal Europe Entre os Rios Douro

Optional excursions

You might like to join an optional excursion to visit the historic city of Guimarães where a walking tour will reveal its medieval quarter.

Guimarães Braga Portugal Europe

Day 3 Entre-os-Rios to Régua

Cruising the Entre os Rios

Today's included tour of the 18th-century Casa de Mateus Palace will reveal the gardens of one of the loveliest country houses in Portugal – you may recognise it from the Mateus Rose wine label. This evening enjoy the Captain's dinner and a Portuguese folk show on board.

Casa de Mateus Palace Vila Real Vila Real Vila Real Douro Portugal Europe Douro Regua Regua

Day 4 Barca d’Alva to Vega Térron

Mateus Palace Gardens, Peso da Régua

Enjoy an included excursion visiting the ancient city of Lamego. Depart for Pinhao where you'll visit a quinta for a port wine tasting.

Lamego Viseu Portugal Europe Pinhão Alijo Vila Real Douro Vega de Terron Spain Douro

Day 6 Barca d’Alva to Pinhão

Cruise comfortably aboard a Duoro ship

Cruise through the beautiful Douro valley before joining an included excursion to medieval Figueira Castelo de Rodrigo, a small, attractive market town beside the River Côa. You'll go ashore tonight and be treated to dinner at the family-owned winery of Quinta da Avessada in the heart of the Douro region.

Figueira Castelo de Rodrigo Guarda Portugal Europe Douro Pinhão Alijo Vila Real Douro

Day 7 Entre-os-Rios to Oporto

Mainz Cathedral

Sail from Entre-os-rios at 7am and return to Oporto. Enjoy an inclued city tour of Oporto this afternoon including a 20 minute guided visit at Sé Cathedral a fortified Romanesque structure dating from the 12th century. Afterwards continue to a local port cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia for a visit and port wine tasting.

A farewell dinner is served on board as you remain moored overnight. 

Vila Nova de Gaia Porto Portugal Europe Oporto Vila Nova de Gaia (Oporto) Douro

Day 8 Oporto to UK

Oporto

Disembark after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Oporto Porto Portugal Europe

Guimaraes

You might like to join an optional excursion to visit the historic city of Guimarães where a walking tour will reveal its medieval quarter.

Guimarães Braga Portugal Europe
  • Optional on 2014 itinerary
  • Not available on 2015 itinerary

2 nights

Oporto extension 2014

Post-extension including breakfasts

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, minibar and hairdryer. Room service and laundry service are available for an extra charge.

A local Saga-appointed representative will visit the hotel during your stay. Transfers will be provided between the ship and hotel, and between the hotel and Oporto airport. The distance from the hotel to the airport is approximately 16 kilometres.

2 nights

Oporto extension 2015

Post-extension including breakfasts

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, minibar and hairdryer. Room service and laundry service are available for an extra charge.

A local Saga-appointed representative will visit the hotel during your stay. Transfers will be provided between the ship and hotel, and between the hotel and Oporto airport. The distance from the hotel to the airport is approximately 16 kilometres.

£1348