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Portugal; Douro All Inc River Cruise w/Included Excursions

Douro Queen, Douro Discovery
£1,279
per person
Based on 2 sharing
6 Excursions Inc
Reference:
OFFDOUDOU4
Destination:
Portugal & Spain
Resort:
Douro Discovery
Property:
Douro Queen
Duration:
7 Nights
Board Basis:
All Inclusive
Rating:

Includes:
Return Flights
 
Atol Protection
 
Luggage Allowance
 
Airport Transfers
 
All Inclusive
 
Cocktail party and Captain's dinner
 
Entertainment and activities on the ship
 
Cruise escort
 
Six excursions included - see below
 
VIP Door to Door Service

Dates:
20 Mar (£1,299 Gatwick)
27 Mar (£1,279 Gatwick)
3 Apr (£1,429 Gatwick)
24 Jul (£1,579 Gatwick)
7 Aug (£1,569 Gatwick)
14 Aug (£1,519 Gatwick)
6 Nov (£1,379 Gatwick)

Please call for alternative departure airports and dates.

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This offer was last checked 14 December 2018.
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Holiday Information

Cathedrals, palaces and port – this Douro cruise explores the many sides of Portugal

Admire the beautiful landscapes and quaint towns of the Douro Valley on this cruise through Portugal and Spain, which includes a visit to Salamanca.

Douro Queen
Douro Queen

Douro Discovery Itinerary

Day 1 - UK to Oporto

Fly to Oporto on the north bank of the Douro and embark your ship the Douro Queen at Vila Nova de Gaia on the south bank. You'll remain moored here overnight.

Day 2 - Oporto to Régua to Pinhão

This afternoon travel by coach from Régua to Lamego, one of the most attractive cities in Portugal. On arrival, you’ll see the elaborate Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, which is set atop nine steep terraces overlooking the town. There’ll be free time to explore this impressive baroque church and walk down into the city from the Sanctuary using the ornate staircase – but be warned, there are almost 700 steps! Alternatively, take the coach down to the city and visit the lovely Gothic cathedral, which in parts dates back to the 12th century! This evening there’ll be an included trip to a local vineyard for dinner, with wine and entertainment included. Re-join your ship in Régua then continue your cruise to Pinhão.

Day 3 - Pinhão to Vega de Térron

Depart Pinhão early this morning and take in the scenery as you sail towards Vega de Térron. This afternoon, join an included excursion to Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a small medieval village with a stunning hilltop location. See the 18th-century baroque church and stroll around the village in your own time. Back on board ship look forward to a traditional Portuguese dinner.

Day 4 - Vega de Térron to Barca d'Alva

Today join an included excursion across the border to the city of Salamanca in Spain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famed for its beautiful old university buildings of golden-coloured stone. The journey here usually takes about two hours, during which your guide will give an interesting commentary on Spanish history. After half an hour of free time join a walking tour with a local guide to the magnificent Plaza Mayor, one of the finest town squares in Spain. You also see the famous cathedral, built in two parts. The original Catedral Vieja, which dates from the 12th century, is now incorporated into the much larger 16th-century Catedral Nueva. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, followed by a flamenco show to give you a taste of traditional Spanish culture. Return to the Douro Queen which will now be in Barca d’Alva and moor overnight.

Day 5 - Barca d'Alva to Pinhão

Depart Barca d’Alva and enjoy the wonderful views as you spend the morning sailing towards Pinhão, arriving after lunch. This afternoon pay a visit to Quinta do Seixo, a local winery. Here you’ll join an included tour of the estate, followed by an opportunity to taste their port wines. The ship remains moored in Pinhão overnight.

Day 6 - Pinhão to Regua to Entre-os-Rios

Sail from Pinhão to Regua early this morning. From here an included excursion visits Mateus Palace gardens. Your guide will give you an introduction to the palace, one of the loveliest country houses in Portugal and which famously features on the Mateus rosé wine label. Explore these exceptional formal gardens as well as examining the exterior of the palace. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure on board as the Douro Queen departs Régua and look forward to a traditional Portuguese folk music show after dinner. Moor overnight in Entre-os-Rios.

Day 7 - Entre-os-Rios to Oporto

Spend the morning at leisure as you sail back towards Oporto. Learn the history of Portugal’s second-largest city on an included tour. This famous centre of port wine production is beautifully located on the Douro estuary. The coach tour includes a visit to Sé Cathedral, which dates from the 12th century, and is where Phillipa of Lancaster married King Joao I of Portugal in 1387 becoming the first and only English queen of Portugal. Your tour also includes a visit to a port wine cellar where you’ll learn about the production of this famous drink and enjoy a tasting. Remain moored in Vila Nova de Gaia overnight.

Day 8 - Oporto to UK

Excursions and visits

  • Dinner at a local quinta
  • Tour of Lamego
  • Visit Figueira Castelo de Rodrigo
  • Sightseeing in Salamanca
  • Casa de Mateus Palace
  • A tour of beautiful Oporto including a port wine cellar visit.

All Inclusive

†The free bar is open from 11am to 11pm, serving selected non-branded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

VIP Door to Door Service

With our included VIP door-to-door travel service you’ll receive

  • A chauffeur service from your home to your UK departure point, and back home on your return
    or
  • A chauffeur service to your local airport for an included domestic flight to your main departure airport, or
  • Standard class rail travel from your local station to your UK departure point,
    or
  • Complimentary parking at the airport if you’d prefer to drive yourself.

Douro Queen

A relaxing and stylish ship

Aboard the newly refurbished Douro Queen you can relax by the pool on the sun deck, or in the stylish bar as you cruise the length of the River Douro.

Douro Queen provides a taste of floating luxury on the River Douro. On the sun deck you'll find a pool and plenty of sunloungers, while on the lower decks you can make yourself at home in the panorama lounge and bar, and the restaurant.

The restaurant serves international cuisine with meals served at one leisurely sitting. You can enjoy sumptuous four-course dinners, as well as delicious buffet-style breakfasts and lunches. During your cruise there will also be entertainment local to the region through which you are cruising, such as Portuguese folk music.

All 65 cabins are outside facing. Cabins on the upper deck have a balcony, while those on the main deck have large picture windows. All cabins are en suite and have twin or double beds, as well as a television, hairdryer and safe.

There is a lift, plus an escalator from the upper deck to the sun deck.

Dining

Start the day in the way you mean to go on, with a delicious buffet-style breakfast or a more substantial full English. If you're not out exploring or on an excursion then an enticing buffet-style lunch will be yours to savour, while at dinner you'll have a four-course meal with a choice of main course.

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If the number of people staying in this room is less than the maximum occupancy, there may be a slight charge for under-occupancy. Booking fee’s apply on all bookings and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Minimum booking fee £6 per person.

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Disclaimer

All property information is the tour operators brochure description and is provided by an independent source. Facilities and amenities described herein can not be guaranteed by the Agent. All holidays are subject to availability changes. When a deal is gone, it is gone.

Certain countries require visas prior to travel. It is your responsibility to check for any necessary visa or inoculation requirements for your destination.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information click here.

Book Now:

0114 250 4090
Reference: OFFDOUDOU4
Request a call-back »
Book With Confidence:

ABTA Number: J4920. Trading Since 1991. Agents for Atol Protected Tour Operators. Members of the Advantage Travel Partnership. Find out more About us.

This offer was last checked 14 December 2018.

* Additional Charges

If the number of people staying in this room is less than the maximum occupancy, there may be a slight charge for under-occupancy. Booking fee’s apply on all bookings and will be confirmed at the time of booking. Minimum booking fee £6 per person.

Terms and Conditions

Voyager Travel Direct Terms and Conditions

Disclaimer

All property information is the tour operators brochure description and is provided by an independent source. Facilities and amenities described herein can not be guaranteed by the Agent. All holidays are subject to availability changes. When a deal is gone, it is gone.

Certain countries require visas prior to travel. It is your responsibility to check for any necessary visa or inoculation requirements for your destination.

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information click here.

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