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Portugal to Spain - Porto, the Douro Valley, and Salamanca
(Itinerary B)

8 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 : PORTO
Boarding in the end of the afternoon. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner on board. Excursion to explore Porto by night.

DAY 2 : PORTO
Full board on board. Guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, with a historic center that is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit of a wine cellar and tasting of this “precious nectar”. Free time in the city. Fado-themed evening.

DAY 3 : PORTO - REGUA
Full board on board. Excursion to Braga, nicknamed the “Rome of Portugal”because of its religious architecture of very high quality. Return on board in Leverinho and sailing to Régua. Passing through the gigantic lock at Carrapatello. Dancing evening or free stroll through Régua by night.

DAY 4 : REGUA - VEGA DE TERON
Full board on board. Excursion to Vila Réal : visit of the Solar de Mateus Manor and walk through the beautiful gardens. Return on board in Pinhão. The cruise continues in the heart of the most famous vineyards in Porto, past magnificent hills covered with vine trellises. Arrival in Vega de Teron.Evening of Flamenco entertainment.

DAY 5 : BARCA D’ALVA
Full board on board. Excursion to Salamanca. This town of dazzling beauty houses some extraordinary Roman, Arabic, and Christian architectural treasures. Return on board in Barca d’Alva. Evening of entertainment on board.

DAY 6 : BARCA D’ALVA - FERRADOSA - PINHAO
Full board on board. Morning spend sailing. Stop in Ferradosa and“wines of Porto”excursion : follow the road through the vineyards, stop at an overlook surrounded by vines and tasting of wines of Porto. Return on board in Pinhão. Free afternoon. Gala evening. 
 
DAY 7 : PINHAO - PORTO
Full board on board. Guided tour of Lamego : discovery of the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral. Return on board in Régua. Afternoon spend sailing. Arrival in Porto. Traditional folklore-themed evening.

DAY 8 : PORTO
Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark in the morning. End of our services.
River Cruise Highlights
  • Tours of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, and Coimbra and its unquestionable charm.
  • Porto, a city between vineyards and the sea
  • The Porto wine road
  • Salamanca and its architectural treasures
  • Vila real and the gardens of Solar de Mateus
All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from breakfast to dinner
  • Drinks including water, wine, beer, fruit juices and coffee served by CroisiEurope during meals on board, drinks served at the bar (excluding champagne and wines on the wine list)
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom
  • The excursions mentioned in the program
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • The gala dinner and evening
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Lisbon: To be determined 
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Infante don Henrique
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available. 
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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