Douro Discovery

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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 28 Apr 2020
  • Sails from Porto, Portugal - Embark the ship
  • Ship MS Douro Serenity
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1453897‍

Your Itinerary

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal - Embark the ship Tue 28 Apr 2020

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark MS Douro Serenity for your seven night river cruise. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Reception (D)

Régua – Mateus Palace – Pinhão, Portugal Wed 29 Apr 2020

Begin your cruise along the spectacular Douro River, bordered by countless vineyards. On board, take part in a Portuguese language lesson, during which you’ll learn some essential phrases. Disembark in Régua and join an excursion to the splendid Gardens and Palace of Mateus. Tour this living museum which is still owned by the Count of Vila Real. Afterwards, travel to Pinhão for a special dinner (B,L,D)

★Insider Experience – Enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional dishes and dessert at a picturesque local quinta, a Portuguese winery

Vega de Terron

Vega De Terrón, Spain – Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal Thu 30 Apr 2020

Vega de Terron

Today, cruise across the border into Vega de Terrón in Spain. Enjoy some time at leisure before joining an excursion to Castelo Rodrigo. This tiny village sits atop a hill overlooking both Spain and Portugal, and features a number of wellpreserved ruins, an impressive castle and a magnificent stone statue of Santiago Matamoros (B,L,D)

Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca, Spain – Barca D’Alva, Portugal Fri 01 May 2020

Salamanca, Spain

Today set off for the glorious Spanish city of Salamanca, arguably one of the most beautiful in Spain, which boasts a majestic city square and an ancient university. Afterwards, travel to Barca d’Alva, the last Portuguese village along the Douro, where your ship awaits. Back on board this evening, enjoy a traditional Portuguese barbecue dinner (B,L,D)

★Insider Experience – Enjoy a Flamenco show and lunch and be entranced by captivating Flamenco dancers as they astound you with their stomping feet in a fiery performance

Lamego, Portugal

Lamego – Régua, Portugal Sat 02 May 2020

Lamego, Portugal

This morning, enjoy a Portuguese cooking demonstration on board as your ship cruises past Pinhão to Régua. On arrival, head to a local quinta winery, which boasts outstanding views over the Douro Valley. Afterwards, take a scenic drive past swathes of expansive vineyards visiting the picturesque village of Lamego and the elaborately decorated baroque cathedral, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies, an important Portuguese place of pilgrimage. While in Lamego, visit one of Portugal’s best museums (B,L,D)

★Insider Experience – Enjoy a tasting of local port wine, Portugal’s most famous tipple

Régua – Entre-os-Rios, Portugal Sun 03 May 2020

This morning, enjoy free time to explore Régua — you may like to wander along the riverfront, or venture into the lovely Old Town. Afterwards, continue on to the riverside town of Entre-os-Rios. On arrival, enjoy free time to explore this vibrant town. Tonight be treated to an energetic performance of traditional Portuguese folk music back on board at a special Captain’s Dinner (B,L,D)

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Vila Nova De Gaia – Porto, Portugal Mon 04 May 2020

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Cruise back to the enchanting city of Vila Nova de Gaia. On arrival, join a fascinating tour of Porto. Here, you’ll be led past a collection of the city’s attractions, and visit a local port winery for a tour and tasting. This afternoon, explore Porto followed by a final Farewell Dinner on board this evening (B,D)

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal Tue 05 May 2020

Aerial panoramic view of orange rooftops and historical buildings of the old city of Porto, Portugal

After breakfast disembark the ship (B)

What's included *

  • Expert services of a Cruise Director
  • Friendly, English-speaking local guides on all excursions
  • All delicious on board meals, freshly prepared by an expert chef to reflect regional flavours
  • Comprehensive range of guided tours and sightseeing excursions
  • Unique and exclusive Signature Experiences offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences (on select sailings)
  • Insider Experiences offering unique special stays, local insights and memorable meals (on select sailings)
  • Freedom of Choice touring allowing you to tailor your holiday around your own interests (on select sailings)
  • All port charges, taxes and tipping

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The Ship - MS Douro Serenity

Aboard the MS Douro Serenity, you’ll cruise beneath a sapphire sky down the river’s tranquil waterways, watching as lush hills and plunging valleys dripping with grapevines appear from every side.

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