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Wind your way through the Douro valley's heavenly scenery on a journey aboard the MS Douro Serenity. This 7-night cruise travels through the heart of the Douro valley and includes visits to villages where time has stopped, family-owned quintas and sun-drenched cities. One of the highlights of the cruise is a visit across the Spanish border to the beautiful city of Salamanca, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe.
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Fly to Porto and transfer to the MS Douro Serenity for a 7-night cruise. Enjoy a welcome reception. (D)
Morning cruising on the Douro. Afternoon excursion to the Palace of Mateus and its gardens. Enjoy an optional excursion of a delicious dinner at a local quinta. (B, L, D)
Cruise to Vega de Terrón in Spain and visit the tiny hilltop village of Castelo Rodrigo. Evening folk show on board the ship. (B, L, D)
Drive to Salamanca, a university town dating back to the pre-Roman era. Optional excursion of a guided tour of Salamanca with lunch and a fiery flamenco performance.
Morning Portuguese cooking demonstration on board. Cruise to Pinhão and transfer to a quinta winery for stunning views over the Douro and wine tasting. Visit to the picturesque village of Lamego. (B, L, D)
Day at leisure, with time to explore Regua in the morning and Entre-os-Rios after lunch. (B, L, D)
Sail to Vila Nova de Gaia. On arrival, enjoy a city tour of Porto including all the main sights and a local port winery. (B, L, D)
Disembark this morning, then 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.
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DOC2019: 7 Nights