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 Lisbon and the Douro Valley

LISBON - COIMBRA - PORTO - REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERON (Spain) - BARCA D'ALVA - SENHORA DA RIBEIRA - FERRADOSA - FOLGOSA - LEVERINHO - PORTO

 

 

   

 

On this combination cruise discover the wonders of Lisbon and World Heritage sites, fascinating cities, an intoxicating mix of architecture, music, dance, fool and the world famous Porto wine.

 

Days: 8 Days
Code -  POA
NOTE: 2017 CRUISES INCLUDE THE "CLASSIC" SIGHTSEEING PACKAGE
Itinerary

Day 1
LISBON
 

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your pre cruise hotel. Remainder of day at leisure

   
Day 2 LISBON                     
 

After breakfast depart on a Lisbon city tour. Discover the traditions and history of Lisbon on a city tour including Jeronimo's Monastery, Tower of Belem and Coach Museum.  

   
Day 3 PORTO
 

Catch the train to Porto where you will be met and transferred to the boat for boarding around 5.00pm, followed by a crew presentation and welcome cocktail. Dinner is followed by a Porto night tour.

   
Day 4 PORTO - REGUA
 

Depart on your morning tour to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Porto, Known for its famous Porto wine (grown on the banks of the Douro), and the old quarter with its narrow winding streets, ancient houses and churches. After a cellar tasting return to the ship for lunch before cruising via the highest locks in Europe to Regua.  Tonight dinner is followed by a crew show.

   
Day 5 REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERON (Spain)
 

Today starts with a trip to Vila RĂ©al, famous for the variety of its religious architecture and the beautiful gardens of Solar de Mateus.   After joining the ship for lunch cruise past the famous Porto vineyards to your overnight mooring and dinner and a Spanish evening on board.

   
Day 6

BARCA D'ALVA - SENHORA DA RIBEIRA

 

Set out on an excursion to the UNESCO world heritage graded city of Salamanca, known for its Roman, Arabic and Christian architecture.  Re-join the ship late afternoon and sail to Barca d'Alva.  Gala evening tonight.

   
Day 7 SENHORA DA RIBEIRA - FERRADOSA - FOLGOSA - LEVERINHO
 

Start the day cruising to Ferradosa, the starting point for your wine tasting excursion.  Your tour runs through the heart of the vineyards, stopping in a quinta (wine cellar) for a tasting.  Re-join the ship for lunch and continue cruising to Leverinho.  Folk Evening on board tonight.

   
Day 8 LEVERINHO - PORTO
 

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation at 9.00am. End of our journey.

   
 

This itinerary is a guide only. For reasons of navigational safety, the captain and crew of the boat alone may decide to modify the itinerary.

Please note Croisi cruises are bilingual with on board commentaries in both French & English. Sightseeing tours are guaranteed in English with either bilingual guides or audiphones.

 

   
INCLUSIONS:





This offer includes: The cruise on full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the final day, local wine, beer and fruit juice at lunch and dinner (on board meals only), Open bar including a variety of French and regional wine and spirits  (excluding Champagne and premium drinks),  accommodation in a twin air conditioned cabin with shower and WC, entertainment, the assistance of our hostess on board, the welcome cocktail, the gala evening, port taxes and pre paid English sightseeing (subject to minimum numbers)

   
EXCLUSIONS:

This offer does not include:  insurance, personal expenses, Drinks - wine selected from the premium drinks list and those purchased on shore excursions,  shore excursions.
   
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