family club : the douro river, the spirit of portugal (port-to-port cruise)
locationPorto - Regua - Pinhao - Vegadeterron - Salamanca - Barcad'alva - Ferradosa - Porto
Family Club : The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal (port-to-port cruise)
Family Club : The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal (port-to-port cruise)
Family Club : The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal (port-to-port cruise)
Family Club : The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal (port-to-port cruise)
Family Club : The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal (port-to-port cruise)
Family Club : The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal (port-to-port cruise)
Family Club : The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal (port-to-port cruise)
Family Club : The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal (port-to-port cruise)
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Duration
8 days
Trip code
POC_FAMPP
Operator
CroisiEurope Cruises

Overview

Visit Spain and Portugal connected by the Golden River. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Douro opens its doors where you will discover terraced vineyards, typical villages, quintas and their wines all along the river. Don't let the kids feel left out on vacation! Our certified youth leaders bring on the fun with crafts, sports, and cultural activities. And we've even handpicked a few excursions just for them.

Highlights

  • FREE for kids up to 16 years old (excluding excursions, limited to two children per cabin occupied by 1 or 2 paying adults)
  • A SELECTION OF OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS ADAPTED FOR KIDS
  • A CABIN NEXT TO Mom and Dad (5 years old and up - number of cabins limited)or accommodations in the same cabin (max. 1 child)
  • KIDS MENUS
  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included
  • SPECIAL "FAMILY" OFFERS:FREE for kids up to 16 years old (excluding excursions, limited to two children per cabin occupied by 1 or 2 paying adults)A SELECTION OF OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS ADAPTED FOR KIDSA CABIN NEXT TO Mom and Dad (5 years old and up - number of cabins limited)or accommodations in the same cabin (max. 1 child)KIDS MENUS
  • FREE for kids up to 16 years old (excluding excursions, limited to two children per cabin occupied by 1 or 2 paying adults)
  • A SELECTION OF OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS ADAPTED FOR KIDS
  • A CABIN NEXT TO Mom and Dad (5 years old and up - number of cabins limited)or accommodations in the same cabin (max. 1 child)
  • KIDS MENUS

What's Included



    Itinerary



    Shore Excursions

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Afternoon excursion to Aveiro by coach. Often called the "Venice of Portugal”, and known as the salt capital of Portugal, Aveiro is surrounded by salt marshes, beaches and lagoons and is dominated by the Central Canal that runs through the town. This little medieval town, built on a lagoon, expanded rapidly during the 15th and 16th centuries as a sea port thanks to cod fishing. It is also a center for baroque art with its many buildings and monuments. Aveiro has kept several of its typical boats with half-moon shaped prows, the "moliceiros”. Nowadays, Aveiro and its surroundings form a very significant industrial region with naval shipyards, engineering, iron and steel works, cellulose-producing factories, porcelain and pottery, and where salt production and fishing are still important activities. Its university is one of the largest in Portugal and there are also several further higher studies buildings. Aveiro is a bright and friendly little town with art-nouveau style architecture, brightly colored houses and charming little alleyways for you to take a lovely stroll. Afterwards, we'll set off for Costa Nova, a typical little fishermen town and former family-friendly resort which has now been restored. The resort is located between the beaches on the Atlantic coast and the lagoon and is open onto the ria. Here there are lots of traditional multi-colored, striped wooden houses lining the promenade which is also planted with palm trees. Return on board by coach in Porto.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_AVEIR2

    Pre-paid: $84

    On-board: $93

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure by coach from Regua to Lamego for a guided tour of the city center by coach and on foot. Lamego is a charming episcopal and commercial town where you'll get to discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary. This 18th century church stands out with its white façade dominating a baroque staircase with 686 steps ending in a shrine built in the rocaille style and adorned with azulejos. The first stone was laid on February 14th, 1750 and gave way to the construction of a massive temple overlooking the city and providing a breathtaking view over the misty mountains of the surrounding landscape. Return on board in Regua.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    • Please dress appropriately to visit the sanctuary.
    EXC_LAMEG2

    Pre-paid: $109

    On-board: $122

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure by coach from the Villa Nova de Gaia Quay, facing Porto from across the Douro river and the famous Dom Luis I Bridge, built between 1881 and 1886 by French engineer Theophile Seyrig, one of Gustave Eiffel's pupils.
    Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, stands out from the steep banks of the Douro river with its mixture of grey facades and red tiles interspersed with unusual architectural masterpieces.
    Its historical center was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. We'll discover The Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Building), built in 1834 by the city's Commercial Association. It has remained their headquarters to this day. After climbing up the beautiful granite and marble stairway, we'll visit the former Tribunal Room, the Golden Room and the Arab Room, decorated in the exotic Moorish Revival style. Afterwards, we'll visit the Igreja de São Francisco (Church of Saint Francis), also known as the "Golden Church”. It was originally a modest convent founded by Franciscan monks in the 12th century, before being further altered by prominent Porto families in the 15th and 16th centuries. They were responsible for the Baroque style interior which mingles with the large, elaborate rose window in Gothic style on the main façade in a fascinating mixture of styles reflecting the various eras it went through.
    We'll cross the Dom Luis I Bridge again back to Villa Nova de Gaia for the visit of a wine cellar. Porto's pride notably stems from its famous wine known the world over, which you will get to taste*. We'll return on board by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • *Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_PORT10

    Pre-paid: $122

    On-board: $136

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Departure by coach towards Salamanca where you'll meet up with your guides.
    Since 1988, the Old Town of Salamanca has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The classified area extends on the major part of the city as it used to be until the middle of the 20th century and is responsible for its growing popularity. We'll visit the cathedral whose successive extensions created a mixture of styles going from late Gothic to Baroque, including Renaissance. Afterwards, we'll visit one of the world's oldest Universities which first opened in 1218. Also known as "Escuelas Mayores”, the University building has a sumptuous gate adorned with the city's most famous design: a frog atop a skull - symbolic of the sin of lust being punished after death. Its wonderful library brims with old manuscripts dating back from prior to the 19th century. You'll enjoy lunch and be free to discover the city on your own. Return on board in Vega de Teron.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • Lunch in a restaurant included (drinks are not included).
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_SALAM6

    Pre-paid: $165

    On-board: $0

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    We will leave by coach for Salamanca for the pool located in the center of town; it is easily accessible on foot. This is the perfect moment for everyone in the family to relax and have fun. We will then take you to the restaurant for lunch. You’ll have some free time to sightsee on your own before heading back to the ship by coach.

    EXC_SALAM7

    Pre-paid: $127

    On-board: $142

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Pinhão is a small city that lives in sync with the rhythm of the river. One of its most cherished treasures is the quaint railway station, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Azulejo tiles showing the vineyards and landscapes in the region decorate the station's facade.
    You'll enjoy a tasting of the world-renowned port wine at a local quinta. This outing is also a great opportunity to discover the region and its gorgeous scenery. We'll return on board the ship.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_PINHA2

    Pre-paid: $100

    On-board: $111

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    Transfer to the Wold of Discoveries interactive museum. Follow in the explorers' footsteps and discover how they navigated without modern technology. Follow their journey and board a replica of a 16th-century ship. You will be able to sail through the equatorial forests, as far as India, Japan... and discover the odyssey of discovery. Adventure guaranteed! Return by coach to the ship.

    EXC_PORT11

    Pre-paid: $127

    On-board: $142

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    We'll leave from Regua or Pinhão for Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 18th centuries. The architecture of the religious buildings is here extremely varied. We'll take a panoramic tour of the city by coach, followed by a tasting of the local pastry, Cristas de Galo.
    We'll then set out to explore Mateus Palace, the most beautiful and astonishing manor in all of Northern Portugal. This 18th-century beauty is set in a hilly landscape reminding us of Mexico. The subtle mixture of granite, white walls and extravagance from the Age of Enlightenment such as ledges covered in statues and Baroque style pilasters is a striking feature. Behind the manor is a delightful garden with box hedges, more statues, and a spectacular 115-foot cedar tunnel. After our tour, we'll return to our ship in Regua or Pinhão.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_REAL3

    Pre-paid: $129

    On-board: $143



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