porto and the douro valley (port-to-port cruise)
locationPorto - Regua - Portoantigo - Guimarães - Porto
Porto and the Douro Valley (port-to-port cruise)
Porto and the Douro Valley (port-to-port cruise)
Porto and the Douro Valley (port-to-port cruise)
Porto and the Douro Valley (port-to-port cruise)
Porto and the Douro Valley (port-to-port cruise)
Porto and the Douro Valley (port-to-port cruise)
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Duration
6 days
Trip code
POB_PP
Operator
CroisiEurope Cruises

Overview

Cruise in the heart of Portugal and the Douro Valley. You'll have the chance to explore Lamego, city rich in heritage and tradition, or Guimarães considered the beating heart of Portugal. You will also be amazed by the striking history of the tram museum in Porto or the wine cellars along Vila Nova de Gaia.

Highlights

  • Cruising in the spectacular Douro Valley
  • Traditional folk evening on board
  • Discover some of the most beautiful Portuguese cities (1):Porto, the pearl of PortugalThe Douro Museum and the Quinta do tedoGuimarães and its medieval center
  • Porto, the pearl of Portugal
  • The Douro Museum and the Quinta do tedo
  • Guimarães and its medieval center
  • 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

What's Included



    Itinerary



    Shore Excursions

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    This tour will begin on foot, accompanied by our onboard host or hostess. The first stop is the Douro Museum to learn about the passionate history and winemaking heritage in the region. Afterwards, we'll leave by coach for the Quinta do Tedo, a magnificent 18th-century estate that offers dramatic views of rivers on each side of the terraced hill it sits on. We'll visit the estate and enjoy a tasting of its wine and olive oil.*

    PLEASE NOTE

    • *Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
    • If not available, visit another quinta.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_DOURO3

    Pre-paid: $97

    On-board: $108

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    We'll leave by coach from Porto for Guimarães. With our guide, we'll begin the tour of this university town on foot to discover its historical treasures. We'll get the chance to discover the Nossa Senhora de Oliveira Church (outdoors), the most important religious building in the city. The medieval heart of Guimarães is a labyrinth of lanes and picturesque plazas framed by 14th-century buildings. We'll continue on to the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza, a medieval estate and former residence of the first Dukes of Braganza with striking architecture. The palace is closed on May 1 and Easter Day.
    At the end of our visit, we'll return on board in Porto.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_GUIMA

    Pre-paid: $99

    On-board: $109

    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_LAMEGO

    Pre-paid: $109

    On-board: $122

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    We'll leave from Vila Nova de Gaia by coach for downtown Porto. Once we arrive, we'll board one of the city's trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. Our visit will include a stop at the tram museum (Museu do Carro Eléctrico), housed in a former thermo-electric power plant. The museum collection comprises the oldest cars pulled by horses, called "Americanos,” to the last trams from the 1950s and 1960s. We'll finish up our excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialties*. At the end of our tour, we'll return to the ship by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Good walking shoes are recommended.
    • *Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
    EXC_PORTO5

    Pre-paid: $213

    On-board: $236

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    A unique opportunity to admire the city of Porto by night during a panoramic tour by bus. You will love the old, preserved districts of this city of immense character, classed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Porto is not only a city rich in vestiges from a glorious past, but also the young-spirited, warm capital city of a region marked by its winemaking as well as its closeness to the ocean. During the tour of the historic center, your guide will schedule a stop at the Sao Bento railway station to look at its magnificent azulejos. Return on board by coach.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • The order of the visits can change.
    • Times are approximate.
    EXC_PORTO1

    Pre-paid: $56

    On-board: $61

    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_PORTO2

    Pre-paid: $122

    On-board: $136

    Packack
    excursions - 2024

    We'll leave by coach for the mouth of the Douro River. Here, you'll set out with your guide for a hike along the Douro, passing through the traditional fishing village of São Pedro da Afurada. We'll have a great view of Porto and its famous Ribeira Square before arriving in Vila Nova de Gaia, where the prestigious wine is aged in renowned cellars. We'll visit a wine cellar and enjoy a tasting*. After our hike, we'll return to the ship on foot.

    PLEASE NOTE

    • Wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes and suitable clothing for the hike.
    • Hike: Approx. 3 hours ; Approx. 4.3496 miles ; 328-foot altitude difference (100 m).
    • Times are approximate.
    • The order of the visits can change.
    • *Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
    EXC_PORTO4

    Pre-paid: $147

    On-board: $163



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