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Douro Discovery

Portugal and Spain

from £1,199 7 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £17 if not required
  • Full Board Full board
  • Special Offer 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.

Including...

  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if not required
  • UK travel service
  • Return flights and transfers.
  • Cocktail party and Saga dinner
  • Entertainment and activities on the ship
  • Cruise director
Excursions and visits
  • Visit beautiful Oporto
  • Sightseeing in Salamanca
  • Visit Figueira Castelo de Rodrigo
  • Lunch at Quinta de Avessada
  • Casa de Mateus Palace
  • Tour of Lamego

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.


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

2-night post-extension with breakfasts included

After your cruise, stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Pestana Porto (4Q), in the historic Ribeira Square on the Douro River. The hotel occupies part of a 16th-century building which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the cathedral and Torre dos Clérigos Bell Tower are within a 10-minute walk. There are 48 guest rooms, all with air-conditioning, a flatscreen television, minibar (extra charge), safe and a hairdryer. Breakfast is served in the Agua D’Ouro restaurant and there is also a bar in which to relax – perhaps with a glass of port!

Please note: This extension is only available in 2015.

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


Douro Discovery

Portugal and Spain

from £1,199 7 2

Including optional travel insurance or a discount of £17 if not required