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From £2,195pp

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Gratuities included*

Return flights & overseas transfers*

Drinks included with lunch and dinner*

Expert-led Shore Excursions Included*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 05 Jul 2022
  • Sails from Porto, Portugal
  • Ship TM Douro-Serenity
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍1773970‍
  • Voyage code ‍EUTCOP08F‍

Your Itinerary

Fly from London to Porto, Portugal Tue 05 Jul 2022

(regional flights may be available on request)

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

Porto, Portugal Tue 05 Jul 2022

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 06 Jul 2022

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 07 Jul 2022

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 08 Jul 2022

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 09 Jul 2022

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 10 Jul 2022

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 11 Jul 2022

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 12 Jul 2022

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

After breakfast disembark the ship (B)

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to London Tue 12 Jul 2022

(regional flights may be available on request)

Arrive in London Tue 12 Jul 2022

What's included *

  • Incredible Early Bookings Savings of up to £1,000
  • Overseas transfers, port charges and tipping
  • Return flights from London (regional flights may be available on request)
  • Premium river cruising including all meals freshly prepared by an expert chef to reflect a range of Portuguese, Mediterranean and international flavours
  • COMPLIMENTARY house wine, local beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
  • Comprehensive range of guided tours and sightseeing excursions
  • Portuguese inspired on board entertainment, including folk music shows, history lessons and wines, songs and dancing in the evenings
  • Friendly, English-speaking local guides on all 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)
  • Expert services of an APT Cruise Director
  • Custom-built with the latest technology, allowing the ship travel to the Douro with ease
  • All port charges, taxes and tipping
  • ABTA & ATOL Protection

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The Ship - TM Douro-Serenity

  • Occupancy126
  • Length262 ft (79.86 m)
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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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Does APT Cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

Yes, APT Cruise does have a flexible cancellation policy. They are currently offering increased protection and flexibility allowing you to change the date of your 2021 or 2022 river cruise up to 100 days prior to departure with no change fee (airline fees may apply). This offer applies to all bookings made after 24th June 2020. 


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Last updated: 22.06.21

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Booking conditions of APT Group and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. This tour is operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT group. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single suites, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Regional flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Tours are subject to change, are non-transferable and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Itinerary is subject to change due to water levels. Some images used are for illustrative purposes. Drink inclusions are with lunch & dinner & are subject to the cruise lines t&c's. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE

***Please be aware that APT have a new health and safety policy for cruising. Customers will have to have both doses of the COVID vaccination to travel on a APT & Travelmarvel cruise. If a customer will not have had both doses of their covid vaccination prior to departure, customers will be able to transfer to a later date. If there are any medical reasons why customers cannot have the covid vaccination APT/Travelmarvel will look at these on a case-by-case basis. APT will be increasing sanitation practices in all public areas, such as dining rooms and outside railings. These areas will be cleaned regularly with hospital grade cleaning products. Dining will also be more socially aware – APT will be offering multiple dining options in their restaurants to give passengers more space.***

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