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From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley (Portugal) and Salamanca (Spain) (port-to-port cruise)

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# Description

Cruise

PORTO - REGUA - VEGA DE TERON - BARCA D'ALVA - FERRADOSA - PINHAO - PORTO

Portugal and Spain will unveil their treasures along a unique cruise over the Douro. Discover Porto, a city full of charm where its heritage is perfectly combined with the modern, cosmopolitan and intimate at the same time. You will visit the charming city of Lamego where breath-taking landscapes of green hills offer an interesting change of scenery. You will also discover Guimarães and its fascinating stories that are reflected in the many monuments and historic buildings surrounding the town.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intoxicating getaway between vineyards and the river
  • Heritage, flavors, dances and traditional songs
  • Fado, flamenco, and traditional evenings on board

Cruise

Day 1

PORTO

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. In the evening, we'll set out on an optional excursion by coach for both packages to see Porto by night.

Day 2

PORTO - REGUA

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto. Discover one of the oldest cities in Europe, with a historic center that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum followed by a tasting of some of the local specialties in the old city.
In the afternoon, we'll cruise through the Douro Valley with its fabulous landscapes. Enjoy an evening of dancing or time at leisure in Regua tonight.

Day 3

REGUA - VEGA DE TERON

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Vila Réal, a town with a great variety of religious buildings and architecture. In the afternoon, the cruise continues to the heart of the most famous vineyards in Porto to Vega de Teron. We'll arrive in the evening. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

Day 4

BARCA D'ALVA - Salamanca

Join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Salamanca. This town of dazzling beauty houses some extraordinary Roman, Arabic, and Christian architectural treasures.
DISCOVERY: Salamanca by bike.
We'll return on board in Barca d'Alva. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 5

BARCA D'ALVA - FERRADOSA - PINHAO

This morning will be spent cruising. Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: "wines of Porto" excursion followed by a wine-tasting session*. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.

Day 6

PINHAO - PORTO

Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Lamego. This afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of Fado-themed entertainment.

Day 7

PORTO

This morning, enjoy time at leisure in Porto. In the afternoon, join us for the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Discover Guimaraes.
DISCOVERY: Hiking along the Atlantic coast all the way to Villa Nova de Gaïa, followed by a wine-tasting session*.
Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.

Day 8

PORTO

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.
 

Dates & Prices

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

Valid national identity card or passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - Flamenco, Fado and traditional folk entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

7 Shore excursions
Included in tour package   Porto by night Porto (tour and tasting) Vila Real and the Solar de Mateus Manor (outdoor) Salamanque (day trip - lunch included) Porto Wine Route (tasting) Lamego Guimaraes
pp 306.00 € Before departure 359.00 € On board
Classic

Porto by night

A unique opportunity to admire the city of Porto by night during a panoramic tour by bus. You will love the old, preserved districts of this city of immense character, classed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Porto is not only a city rich in vesti...

Duration 1h15

Guided tour of Porto and wine tasting

Departure by coach from the Villa Nova de Gaia Quay, facing Porto from across the Douro river and the famous Dom Luis I Bridge, built between 1881 and 1886 by French engineer Theophile Seyrig, one of Gustave Eiffel's pupils. Porto, the second lar...

Duration 4h00

Vila Real and Mateus Palace

We'll leave from Regua or Pinhão for Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 17th centuries. The architecture of the religious buildings is here extremely varied. We'll take a panoramic tour of the city by coach, followe...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Salamanca (lunch included)

Departure by coach towards Salamanca where you'll meet up with your guides. Since 1988, the Old Town of Salamanca has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The classified area extends on the major part of the city as it used to be until...

Duration 10h30

Wines trail of Porto

Departure from Ferradosa for our excursion along the Porto wine route. We'll discover this incredible vineyard extending over 100 km along the Douro river all the way to the Spanish border. We'll visit San Salvador do Mundo and Sao Joao da Pe...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Lamego

Departure by coach from Regua to Lamego for a guided tour of the city center by coach and on foot. Lamego is a charming episcopal and commercial town where you'll get to discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary. This 18th century church stan...

Duration 4h00

Guimaraes

We'll leave by coach from Porto for Guimarães. With our guide, we'll begin the tour of this university town on foot to discover its historical treasures. We'll get the chance to discover the Nossa Senhora de Oliveira Church (outdoo...

Duration 4h00
7 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Porto by night Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum Vila Real and the Solar de Mateus Manor (outdoor) Salamanca by bike (day trip - lunch included)(1) Porto Wine Route (tasting) Lamego Hiking along the...
pp 332.00 € Before departure 389.00 € On board
Discovery

Porto by night

A unique opportunity to admire the city of Porto by night during a panoramic tour by bus. You will love the old, preserved districts of this city of immense character, classed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Porto is not only a city rich in vesti...

Duration 1h15

Touring Porto via tram and visiting the Tram Museum

We'll leave from Vila Nova de Gaia by coach for downtown Porto. Once we arrive, we'll board one of the city's trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. Our visit will include a stop at the t...

Duration 4h00

Vila Real and Mateus Palace

We'll leave from Regua or Pinhão for Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 17th centuries. The architecture of the religious buildings is here extremely varied. We'll take a panoramic tour of the city by coach, followe...

Duration 4h00

Salamanca by bike

You'll leave by coach with your host/hostess from Barca d'Alva for Salamanca where you'll meet up with your guides. Is there a more unusual way to tour this Spanish city than on a comfortable bike? Along with your guide, you will ride alo...

Duration 10h30

Wines trail of Porto

Departure from Ferradosa for our excursion along the Porto wine route. We'll discover this incredible vineyard extending over 100 km along the Douro river all the way to the Spanish border. We'll visit San Salvador do Mundo and Sao Joao da Pe...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Lamego

Departure by coach from Regua to Lamego for a guided tour of the city center by coach and on foot. Lamego is a charming episcopal and commercial town where you'll get to discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary. This 18th century church stan...

Duration 4h00

Hiking along the Douro

We'll leave by coach for the mouth of the Douro River. Here, you'll set out with your guide for a hike along the Douro, passing through the traditional fishing village of São Pedro da Afurada. We'll have a great view of Porto and i...

Duration 3h00

Guided tour of Porto and wine tasting

Departure by coach from the Villa Nova de Gaia Quay, facing Porto from across the Douro river and the famous Dom Luis I Bridge, built between 1881 and 1886 by French engineer Theophile Seyrig, one of Gustave Eiffel's pupils. Porto, the second lar...

Duration 4h00
pp 42.00 € Before departure 47.00 € On board

Porto by night

A unique opportunity to admire the city of Porto by night during a panoramic tour by bus. You will love the old, preserved districts of this city of immense character, classed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Porto is not only a city rich in vesti...

Duration 1h15
pp 26.00 € Before departure 29.00 € On board

Touring Porto via tram and visiting the Tram Museum

We'll leave from Vila Nova de Gaia by coach for downtown Porto. Once we arrive, we'll board one of the city's trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. Our visit will include a stop at the t...

Duration 4h00
pp 50.00 € Before departure 56.00 € On board

Vila Real and Mateus Palace

We'll leave from Regua or Pinhão for Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 17th centuries. The architecture of the religious buildings is here extremely varied. We'll take a panoramic tour of the city by coach, followe...

Duration 4h00
pp 53.00 € Before departure 59.00 € On board

Guided tour of Salamanca (lunch included)

Departure by coach towards Salamanca where you'll meet up with your guides. Since 1988, the Old Town of Salamanca has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The classified area extends on the major part of the city as it used to be until...

Duration 10h30
pp 80.00 € Before departure 89.00 € On board

Wines trail of Porto

Departure from Ferradosa for our excursion along the Porto wine route. We'll discover this incredible vineyard extending over 100 km along the Douro river all the way to the Spanish border. We'll visit San Salvador do Mundo and Sao Joao da Pe...

Duration 4h00
pp 42.00 € Before departure 47.00 € On board

Guided tour of Lamego

Departure by coach from Regua to Lamego for a guided tour of the city center by coach and on foot. Lamego is a charming episcopal and commercial town where you'll get to discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary. This 18th century church stan...

Duration 4h00
pp 37.00 € Before departure 41.00 € On board

Hiking along the Douro

We'll leave by coach for the mouth of the Douro River. Here, you'll set out with your guide for a hike along the Douro, passing through the traditional fishing village of São Pedro da Afurada. We'll have a great view of Porto and i...

Duration 3h00
pp 35.00 € Before departure 39.00 € On board

Guimaraes

We'll leave by coach from Porto for Guimarães. With our guide, we'll begin the tour of this university town on foot to discover its historical treasures. We'll get the chance to discover the Nossa Senhora de Oliveira Church (outdoo...

Duration 4h00
pp 42.00 € Before departure 47.00 € On board

Salamanca by bike

You'll leave by coach with your host/hostess from Barca d'Alva for Salamanca where you'll meet up with your guides. Is there a more unusual way to tour this Spanish city than on a comfortable bike? Along with your guide, you will ride alo...

Duration 10h30
pp 106.00 € Before departure 118.00 € On board

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Vasco de Gama

STANDARD - 3 Decks

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. The number of moorings on the Douro is limited. Our boats may be moored side by side. Arrival times at ports of call and the order of the excursions can change.

*Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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