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Lisbon the City of Light - Porto and the Duoro Valley 2018

8 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary

DAY 1: LISBON
At the end of the day, we'll check in to a 3-star hotel in Lisbon. After dinner, the evening is free to do as you please.

DAY 2: LISBON
This morning, we'll set out for a guided tour of Lisbon. We'll discover the Belém Cultural Center and its famous Belém tower, an architectural jewel and a symbol of the Age of Discovery. We'll also visit the Jeronimos Monastery, a masterpiece of Manueline architecture. In the afternoon, we'll take a panoramic tour of Lisbon, also known as “the City of the Light”. Afterwards, we'll return to our hotel. The evening is free to do as you please.

DAY 3: LISBON - COIMBRA - PORTO
Departure by coach to Coimbra, a romantic source of inspiration to many a poet. This afternoon, we'll discover this charming city offering an interesting mixture of Byzantine column capitals, Gothic altarpieces, and Renaissance chapels. After our tour, we'll hit the road again towards Porto. Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. In the evening, join us on an excursion by coach for both packages: Tour of Porto by night.

DAY 4: PORTO - REGUA
This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Lamego. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

DAY 5: REGUA - PINHAO - PORTO ANTIGO
Take part in our excursion for both packages: Discover the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace and Vila Real. We'll spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of onboard entertainment.

DAY 6: PORTO ANTIGO - PORTO
We'll spend the morning cruising. This afternoon, join us on the excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic center was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum. We’ll board one of the city’s trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. We'll finish up our excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialties.
The evening is free to do as you please.

DAY 7: PORTO - Guimarães - PORTO
Enjoy time at leisure this morning to discover Porto at your own pace. This afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Tour of Guimarães.
DISCOVERY: Hiking to Vila Nova de Gaïa and tasting of some of the local wines.
Tonight's our gala evening and dinner followed by traditional folk entertainment.

DAY 8: PORTO
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9.00 a.m. End of our services.

Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Porto, the pearl of Portugal
  • Vila Réal and the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace
  • Guimaraes and its medieval center
All This Included
  • Accommodation on half-board basis at a 3-star hotel in Lisbon from dinner on D1 to breakfast on D3; lunch on D2 and D3
  • Guided tours of Lisbon and Coimbra
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner on D3 to breakfast on the final day
  • Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Miguel Torga

Notes
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • You must have a valid passport to travel. Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
  • 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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