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Douro Discovery - Porto Return

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Shore excursions included*

All on board meals*

Services of an APT Cruise Director


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 07 Nov 2024
  • Sails from Porto, Portugal
  • Ship MS Estrela
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍2095566
  • Voyage code ‍EUTCOP08F

Your Itinerary

A panoramic view of Porto

Porto, Portugal Thu 07 Nov 2024

A panoramic view of Porto

Upon arrival, transfer to the port and embark the MS Estrela to begin your seven night Douro river cruise.

This evening, get to know your fellow travellers and crew at the Captain's Welcome Reception as you take in the sights along the Douro River on a sunset cruise (D)

Lamego

Régua - Lamego - Pinhão, Portugal Fri 08 Nov 2024

Lamego

Today begin your cruise along the spectacular Douro River. This morning, take part in a Portuguese language lesson, during which you'll learn some essential phrases of this beautiful language.

Disembark your ship in Regua and visit 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, why not try one of the town's famous specialties, Bola de Lamego, a smoked ham roll (B, L, D)

★Insider Experience★ In Pinhão, enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional dishes and dessert at a picturesque local quinta, a Portuguese winery

Vega de Terron

Vega de Terron, Spain - Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal Sat 09 Nov 2024

Vega de Terron

Today, cruise across the border into Vega de Terron 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 well-preserved ruins, an impressive castle and a magnificent stone statue of Santiago Matamoros (B,L,D)

An aerial view of Salamanca

Salamanca, Spain - Barca d'Alva, Portugal Sun 10 Nov 2024

An aerial view of Salamanca

Today set off for the glorious Spanish city of Salamanca. This gorgeous city is arguably one of the most beautiful in Spain, and boasts sunlit sandstone buildings along with a majestic city square and an ancient university. Return by coach back over the border 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

The Douro Valley in Peso da Régua

Pinhão - Régua, Portugal Mon 11 Nov 2024

The Douro Valley in Peso da Régua

This morning, enjoy a fascinating history lecture as your ship cruises past Pinhao to Regua. After your Insider Experience on arrival in Regua, this afternoon, enjoy a guided tour in Regua followed by free time to visit the Douro Museum. (B, L, D)

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

Mateus Palace, Portugal

Régua - Mateus Palace - Entre-os-Rios, Portugal Tue 12 Nov 2024

Mateus Palace, Portugal

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. Discover the connection between this beautiful 18th-century palace and Mateus Rose wine for yourself. Afterwards, continue to the riverside town of Entre-os-Rios. On arrival, enjoy free time to explore this gorgeous, vibrant town as you please. Tonight, be treated to an energetic performance of traditional Portuguese folk music back on board at a special Captain’s Dinner. (B, L, D)

A panoramic view of Porto

Vila Nova de Gaia – Porto, Portugal Wed 13 Nov 2024

A panoramic view of Porto

After breakfast, cruise back to the enchanting city of Vila Nova de Gaia. On arrival, join a tour of nearby Porto, where you’ll be led past a collection of the city’s most famous attractions, and visit a local port winery for a tour and tasting. This afternoon, there’s ample time for you to step back out to explore Porto at leisure. You might choose to take an optional excursion to the World Heritage-listed city of Guimarães.

This evening back on board your ship, enjoy a final Farewell Dinner (B, D)

Disembark the ship

Porto, Portugal Thu 14 Nov 2024

Disembark the ship

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to London (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 Estrela

  • Occupancy120
  • Length262 ft (79.86 m)
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Wind through heavenly scenery and discover Portugal by river aboard a brand-new Travelmarvel river ship, the MS Estrela Cruise through the sun-kissed Douro Valley, visiting riverside villages and family-owned quintas. Experience life on board your brand-new river ship, the MS Estrela. Custom-built to cruise along the majestic Douro River, the MS Estrela has been designed to reflect the beauty of the region, with ample natural light and a distinctly Southern European ambience. Outdoor social spaces include a Sun Deck featuring a large swimming pool and an outdoor bar, plush lounge seats, sun beds and a putting green.Onboard entertainment includes Portuguese folk music and an informative history lesson.The main restaurant showcases Portuguese and international flavours, or you can opt for a lighter meal in the ship's lounge, or dine alfresco.French Balcony suites feature an electric slide down window, allowing you to bask in the glorious landscapes.
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***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 an APT & Travelmarvel cruise. If a customer does not have both doses of their covid vaccination before 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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