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Douro River Valley - Porto to Porto

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Unlimited drinks & included gratuities*

Sail with Uniworld, as seen on Channel 5's Cruising with Jane McDonald

Included shore excursions & free wi-fi*

5★ all-inclusive boutique river cruising*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 31 Oct 2021
  • Sails from Porto, Portugal
  • Ship S.S. Sao Gabriel
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1610284

Your Itinerary

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

Porto, Portugal Sun 31 Oct 2021

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

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark the ultra-luxurious S.S. Sao Gabriel for your seven night Douro river cruise

Entre-os-Rios, Portugal

Porto – Entre-os-Rios, Portugal Mon 01 Nov 2021

Entre-os-Rios, Portugal

There’s more to Portugal’s second city than its eponymous fortified wine. Discover its many charms with your choice of distinctively different tours today. Your ship sets sail after your tour, cruising up the Douro toward Entre-os-Rios

★ Featured Excursions: Choice of “Do as the Locals Do” Porto walking tour OR Porto city tour

In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you

Pinhao, Portugal

Entre-os-Rios - Regua – Pinhao, Portugal Tue 02 Nov 2021

Pinhao, Portugal

Today is all about wine, which has been cultivated in the Douro River Valley since ancient Roman times. Learn about the history of Port during your visit to the Douro Museum, Travel up winding roads with spectacular views and breath-stealing drop-offs for lunch at a local quinta

Pinhao, Portugal

Pinhao, Portugal – Vega de Terron, Spain Wed 03 Nov 2021

Pinhao, Portugal

Feel the centuries fall away as your ship winds its way through the pristine, dramatic, UNESCO-protected landscapes of the Douro River Valley. Head ashore for a choice of excursions

★ Featured Excursions: Enjoy a Quinta do Seixo guided tour with tasting OR Vineyard hike and tasting at a local quinta

Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca, Spain – Barca d’Alva, Portugal Thu 04 Nov 2021

Salamanca, Spain

Today, visit the historic university town of Salamanca – the “Golden City” – famous for its sand-coloured buildings and abundance of churches. Later, feel the centuries fall away as your ship winds its way through the pristine, dramatic UNESCO-protected landscapes of the Douro River Valley

Barca d’Alva, Portugal

Barca d’Alva - Regua, Portugal Fri 05 Nov 2021

Barca d’Alva, Portugal

Explore Castelo Rodrigo, both the name of a hilltop castle as well as the village that surrounds it. The view from the top is incredible and the village is a charming place to ramble, relax and replenish. This morning cruise the upper Douro River Valley, which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Guimaraes

Regua (Guimaraes), Porto, Portugal Sat 06 Nov 2021

Guimaraes

Explore Guimarães, the town where Portugal was born. Its well-preserved architecture and stylish young residents make it a pleasure to visit. Or opt for a leisurely walking tour through Ribeira’s quaint cobbled streets.

In the evening, a special Captain’s Farewell Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you

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

Porto, Portugal Sun 07 Nov 2021

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

Disembark the ship

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

Porto Sun 07 Nov 2021

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

The Douro river snakes its way throughout the sloping green terraced hillsides of Portugal’s Douro Valley, renowned for its vineyards.

What's included *

  • Elegantly appointed riverview staterooms and suites with luxurious amenities from Hermes and L’Occitane en Provence
  • In-suite butler service on all ships in Europe (not available in Russia & Portugal)
  • Stays at luxurious and centrally located five-star hotels where applicable
  • All gratuities on board and ashore including local guides and bus drivers (gratuities included vary in Russia and Asia)
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • Unlimited beverages on board including local wines, sparkling wines and champagne, craft beer and premium spirits (inclusions vary for Russia and Asia)
  • A variety of on board dining experiences with open seating and a casual-elegant dress code
  • Local entertainment & insightful lectures on board
  • Ship-wide Wi-Fi access (excludes Russia & Asia)
  • Fully escorted excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Services of a dedicated Uniworld Cruise/Tour Manager
  • Health & Sanitation Protocols: - All guests must complete a health screening prior to embarkation. - Gloves, face masks and small bottles of hand sanitizer will be readily available for each guest. - All coffee table books, magazines and brochures have been removed from public use. Guests will be able to access these reading materials via a complimentary PressReader app on their mobile devices. For full details, please visit the Uniworld cruise line page. Health & Sanitation Protocol features may vary in Russia & Asia.

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The Ship - S.S. Sao Gabriel

  • Occupancy100
  • Length262 ft (79.86 m)
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S.S. São Gabriel is the newest ship on the Douro river. Designed to embody the beautiful Douro River Valley region, this ship will offer more lavishly appointed suites than the Queen Isabel and bring the destination to life through its décor and delectable food and wine. Butler service will be added onboard, giving guests the option to dine at any time they’d like while enjoying the ship.

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Uniworld River Cruises

Does Uniworld have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, Uniworld does have a flexible cancellation policy. Uniworld are currently allowing guests to change or suspend their cruise up to 60 days prior to departure on their European and exotic sailings departing in 2021.

Guests can rebook to any future cruise through to 2022.

Alternatively, guests can choose to receive a Future Cruise Credit equal to the number of funds received by Uniworld at the time of cancellation. The Future Cruise Credit can be used towards any 2021 or 2022 Uniworld sailing.

Please note Airfares booked through Uniworld are subject to airline cancellation fees. Further Cruise Line Terms & conditions apply. Standard cancellation rules apply for 2022 departures. 


Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard a Uniworld ship?

If travelling aboard one of Uniworld's sailings departing prior to 31st December 2022 all guests will be required to be fully vaccinated. Proof of vaccination will be required at the time of embarkation until further notice. Guests under 12 will be exempt but will need to provide a negative PCR or antigen test result taken within 72 hours of travel. 


Is there a dress code on board?

The dress code on board is smart casual. Uniworld River Cruises recommend wearing comfortable clothing and packing for a range of weather conditions.


Do Uniworld cater for special diets?

Uniworld River Cruises cater for most dietary needs (e.g. low fat, low calorie, gluten free, sugar free, vegetarian) as long they are alerted in advance. Please call us prior to sailing so we can inform Uniworld River Cruises.


Is there Wi-Fi on board?

Select ships offer complimentary Wi-Fi access.


Can I book shore excursions once on board?

Additional shore excursions can be booked with your Cruise Manager once on board.


Can I smoke on board?

Smoking is permitted on board each ship but restricted to the sun decks only. This policy applies to all forms of smoking materials including vapor e-cigarettes.


How do gratuities work?

Gratuities are included in the price of your cruise.


Last Updated: 05/05/2021

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