Discover the historical importance of Portugal while cruising the Douro river. This 7-night cruise aboard the MS Amivida travels through the heart of the Douro valley including visits to renowned wine and port producers. One of the many highlights of the cruise is a visit across the Spanish border to Salamanca.
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Fly to Porto and transfer to the MS Amivida for a 7-night cruise. (D)
Drive to Lamego for a guided tour of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies. In the afternoon, cruise
to Regua for a wine tasting. (B, L, D)
Morning cruise to Barca d’Alva to visit the picturesque fortified village of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. (B, L, D)
Drive to Salamanca, a university town dating back to the pre-Roman era. View the Plaza Mayor, the largest and grandest square in Spain, and the University of Salamanca. Flamenco show in the evening. (B, L, D)
Visit Quinta da Roêda, one of the Douro valley’s finest vineyards, for a tour and wine tasting. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the baroque Palacio de Mateus. Built in 1745, the palace offers a wonderful insight into the lives of the Portuguese aristocracy. (B, L, D)
Morning city tour of Portugal’s second city. View the magnificent baroque churches and the Ponte Maria Pia, built by Gustave Eiffel. (B, L, D)
Fly home Transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3411 2135 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
The MS Amavida was launched in 2013 and has 54 superbly appointed guest cabins divided over five different categories. The Douro deck cabins are 15 sq metres and feature panoramic windows. Cabins on the Porto and Lisbon decks are 20 sq metres and feature a balcony. Suites on the Porto deck are 30 sq metres with a balcony. Guests may enjoy fine dining in the main dining room, plus alfresco dining for up to 32 guests. All meals are included on the cruise (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with house wine, draught beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner.
Other amenities include a sun deck swimming pool; fitness centre and spa; complimentary in-room internet access on a 42-inch flatscreen television and ship-wide wireless internet...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
DOC2018: 7 Nights