The Douro Valley
This unforgettable cruise will take you on a mesmerising voyage along the breathtaking Douro Valley, where beauty and history unfold at every turn.
Step ashore in the enchanting city of Porto, renowned for its charming streets, historic landmarks, and the famous Porto wine cellars. Experience the city's vibrant culture, indulge in delectable local cuisine, and witness the stunning Dom Luís I Bridge stretching across the Douro River.
Arrive to the border of Spain and discover dazzling city of Salamanca (Spain) a town that captivates with its Roman, Arabic, and Christian influences. Stroll through the medieval streets and immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of this extraordinary destination. Marvel at its stunning Plaza Mayor, adorned with picturesque buildings, and delve into the rich history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Are you ready to embark on this once-in-a-lifetime cruise adventure? Don't miss the chance to explore the hidden gems of Portugal and Spain, all from the comfort of a premium river cruise ship. Book your spot now and let us take care of every detail, ensuring a seamless and memorable journey. Join us on this captivating voyage and create cherished memories that will last a lifetime!
Your Fly, Stay & Cruise Package Includes:
- $3000 flight credit per person
- 1 night accommodation in Porto
- 7 night Douro river cruise on board MS Amalia Rodrigues, Porto return
- Onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists)
- Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
- Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
- Welcome cocktail gala dinner onboard entertainment Flamenco, Fado and traditional folk entertainment
- Full day guided tour of Salamanca with lunch
- Private transfers throughout
- Port charges, fees & taxes onboard your cruise
Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 7-15 August 2024
Solo traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details
DAY 1: PORTO ARRIVAL
You will arrive at International Airport and and be greeted by your driver who will transfer you to your hotel in the city center. The transfer will be smooth and comfortable, and your driver will help you with your luggage. Please note: Hotel check-in at 2pm
DAY 2: PORTO - CRUISE EMBARKATION (B, L)
You have the freedom to enjoy the morning at your leisure. At 12 noon, it will be time to check out from the hotel, and at 1 PM, our designated driver will be ready to pick you up and tranfer you to the ship. Upon arriving at the cruise, you have the option to store your luggage and take a leisurely stroll to explore Porto on foot. Alternatively, you can relax in the lounge and enjoy the serene atmosphere. At 5 PM, you will receive the key to your comfortable cabin. Passengers are warmly welcomed to board the ship at this time. Once you've settled into your cabins comfortably, we will gather for a welcome cocktail, where you'll have the opportunity to meet our friendly and attentive crew. The evening will continue with a delicious dinner, offering a taste of exquisite cuisine.
DAY 3: PORTO - REGUA (B, L, D)
We will set sail towards Regua at 8:30 am, promising a scenic and relaxing journey. For those who opt for the optional excursions, a coach will be available to pick you up at 8 am from Porto, where you can enjoy a captivating morning excursion. After the excursion, the cruise will pick you up at the next port, ensuring a seamless continuation of your adventure.
DAY 4: REGUA - VEGA DE TERRON (B, L, D)
At 8:30 am, our delightful cruise will take us to the enchanting destination of Pinhao. For those interested in the optional excursions, a coach will be ready to pick you up at 8 am from Regua, providing a splendid morning outing. Once the excursion concludes, the cruise will greet you at the next port.
DAY 5: BARCA D'ALVA - Salamanca (B, L, D)
We will depart comfortably by coach, heading towards the captivating city of Salamanca, where our knowledgeable guides await to show you the wonders of this UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site since 1988. Next, we'll visit one of the world's oldest universities, fondly known as "Escuelas Mayores," which opened its doors back in 1218. After a delightful lunch at a local restaurant (beverages not included), you'll have the freedom to explore the city on your own. Stroll through the charming streets, discover hidden gems, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture that surrounds you. We'll then gather and return to the cruise ship in Vega de Terron, cherishing the memories of a truly enriching day in the historical and cultural heart of Salamanca.
DAY 7: PINHAO - PORTO (B, L, D)
Embark on a serene cruise this morning as we set sail towards the charming destination of Lamego. For those interested in the optional excursions, a coach will be ready to pick you up at 8 am, ensuring a seamless experience as you delve into the wonders of Lamego. After the excursion, the cruise will be waiting to welcome you back at the next port. One of the intriguing optional excursions available is the Guided tour of Lamego, offering you the chance to explore this delightful town accompanied by knowledgeable guides. Discover the history, culture, and picturesque landscapes that make Lamego a truly memorable experience. In the afternoon, we'll relaxing ambiance of our cruise, where you can bask in the stunning scenery as we continue our journey along the waterway. As the evening approaches, prepare to be captivated by the enchanting world of Fadothemed entertainment. Let the soulful melodies and heartfelt performances transport you to the essence of Portuguese musical artistry, making your evening aboard truly special and unforgettable.
DAY 8: PORTO (B, L, D)
Take this morning to unwind and savor leisure time in Porto, immersing yourself in the delightful ambiance of this captivating city.
DAY 9: PORTO DEPARTURE(B)
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. Our diver will pickup you and transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Terms & Conditions
Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown *on the lowest category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 22 September 2023 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.