Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark the ultra-luxurious S.S. Sao Gabriel for your seven night Douro river cruise
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
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
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
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
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
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
Disembark the ship
In the Iberian Peninsula, the Douro River snakes its way through the sloping green terraced hillsides of Portugal’s Douro Valley.
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Classic (135 sq ft - 12.5 sq m).
Designed to embody the beautiful Douro River Valley region, S.S. São Gabriel brings the destination to life through her décor and delectable food and wine.
What’s onboard: 24-Hour Coffee and Tea Station, Douro Wine Cellar, Feitoria Restaurant, Fitness Center, Guest Laundry, Heritage Bistro, Office, Reception, Serenity River Spa, Shop, Swimming Pool, Vintage Bar and much, much more.
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.
Europe and Russia sailings: The European standard 220 volts with a 110v outlet in every stateroom and suite. ROL Cruise recommends taking an adapter plug with you.
Egypt and Peru sailings: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. You will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter.
India sailings: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. On board the ship outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites. In the hotels you will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter.
Vietnam and Cambodia: Voltage is 220V/50HZ on board the ship and in hotels. On board the ship outlets that accommodate both 110V and 220V appliances are available in the suites. In the hotels you will need a three-pin adapter and possibly a voltage converter. In Cambodia you will need a two-round-pin-type adapter plug and a three-flat-pin-type adaptor plug in Vietnam.
Smoking is permitted in designated outdoor spaces. Smoking is not permitted in any inside space or in your stateroom/suite including E Cigarettes and Vapes.
The language spoken on board Uniworld’s fleet is English.
The dress code on board is smart casual.
On shore, comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.
Clothing will be determined by the climate and shore excursions. Please be advised that some shore excursions will visit temples or holy sites – guests will need to cover their shoulders and knees.
Optional excursions are available to book once on board.
Europe: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.
Egypt sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee are served during lunch and dinner on board.
India sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.
Peru sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served on board between 6am and 11pm throughout the cruise.
Vietnam and Cambodia sailings: Complimentary house wine, local beer, soft drinks, tea, and coffee will be served throughout the cruise.
There are no accessible cabins on board, however all stateroom/suites have showers with handrails.
Uniworld can cater for most dietary requirements, please inform your ROL Cruise consultant of any dietary needs or allergies in advance so Uniworld can accommodate your needs.
Wi-Fi is complimentary on most sailings to Europe but cannot be guaranteed. It is not available on select Europe sailings, Egypt, India, Russia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Mekong or Peru sailings.
Due to limited space on board, guests are permitted to bring one suitcase and 1 carry on, excess luggage will be subject to an excess baggage charge. If you are flying, you will need to check with the airline as they will have their own luggage restrictions.
Gratuities are included for on board personnel. You may wish to tip ground staff, this is at your discretion.
Champagne Gift Box is one per booking, tiered depending on grade booked, for Ocean View Staterooms & above on cruises of 7 nights & above, for Mainland UK addresses only.