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Guided tour of Porto and wine tasting

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Guided tour of Porto and wine tasting

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Description

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 largest city in Portugal, stands out from the steep banks of the Douro river with its mixture of grey facades and red tiles interspersed with unusual architectural masterpieces.
Its historical center was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. We'll discover The Palácio da Bolsa (Stock Exchange Building), built in 1834 by the city's Commercial Association. It has remained their headquarters to this day. After climbing up the beautiful granite and marble stairway, we'll visit the former Tribunal Room, the Golden Room and the Arab Room, decorated in the exotic Moorish Revival style. Afterwards, we'll visit the Igreja de São Francisco (Church of Saint Francis), also known as the "Golden Church”. It was originally a modest convent founded by Franciscan monks in the 12th century, before being further altered by prominent Porto families in the 15th and 16th centuries. They were responsible for the Baroque style interior which mingles with the large, elaborate rose window in Gothic style on the main façade in a fascinating mixture of styles reflecting the various eras it went through.
We'll cross the Dom Luis I Bridge again back to Villa Nova de Gaia for the visit of a wine cellar. Porto's pride notably stems from its famous wine known the world over, which you will get to taste*. We'll return on board by coach.

 

Duration : approx. 4:00

  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • *Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.
  • These excursions are not proposed for all the cruises and depend on the itinerary.
  • If the minimum of 25 participants is not reached, the excursion may be either cancelled or proposed at another rate, depending on the number of participants (to be paid for on board).
  • The excursions on the first evening and the morning following boarding are only guaranteed for the passengers who have booked the excursion before the cruise.

 

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises

Cruise along the North-South Axis from Amsterdam to Avignon (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 08/05/2019
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AMSTERDAM - WESEL - DÜSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KÖNIGSWINTER - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - WORMS - STRASBOURG - BASEL - CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE - LYON - TOURNON - ARLES - AVIGNON

Let yourself be tempted by this charming cruise along  two mythical rivers, the Rhine and the Rhone. From the Netherlands via  France to Germany, you will enjoy 11 unforgettable days. Visit Amsterdam with its charming winding little canals creating an idyllic setting, and Mainz with its cosmopolitan atmosphere. Discover also Lyon and Arles, two UNESCO World Heritage cities willing to retale their history through pleasant walks or bike rides.

11 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 08/05/2019
Arrival 18/05/2019
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Departure 23/06/2019
Arrival 03/07/2019
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Departure 09/09/2019
Arrival 19/09/2019
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Departure 09/10/2019
Arrival 19/10/2019
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* Price based on double occupancy

From Amsterdam to Basel: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 06/04/2019
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AMSTERDAM - EMMERICH-AM-RHEIN - DÜSSELDORF - COLOGNE - KOBLENZ - MAINZ - STRASBOURG - BREISACH - BASEL

From Amsterdam to Basel, embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Discover historic monuments through cities such as Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can take a stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which reveals a 100-year-old story. To end your cruise in beauty we give you the sublime Rhine Falls.

 

9 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 06/04/2019
Arrival 14/04/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 22/05/2019
Arrival 30/05/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/06/2019
Arrival 15/06/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/07/2019
Arrival 15/07/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 08/08/2019
Arrival 16/08/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

From Basel to Amsterdam : The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River (port-to-port cruise)

Next departure: 14/04/2019
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BASEL - BREISACH - STRASBOURG - MAINZ - KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF - AMSTERDAMBASEL - BREISACH - STRASBOURG - MAINZ - KOBLENZ - COLOGNE - DÜSSELDORF - AMSTERDAM

From Basel to Amsterdam, embark on a cruise rich in history and authenticity. Admire the beauty of the Rhine Falls before discovering historic monuments through cities such as Haarlem or Colmar and its Unterlinden museum. You can take a stroll to the Arnhem Open Air Museum, which reveals a 100-year-old story.

 

 

9 Days
START IN 2019
Departure 14/04/2019
Arrival 22/04/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/04/2019
Arrival 08/05/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 14/05/2019
Arrival 22/05/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/05/2019
Arrival 07/06/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
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Departure 15/06/2019
Arrival 23/06/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 29/06/2019
Arrival 07/07/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 15/07/2019
Arrival 23/07/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 31/07/2019
Arrival 08/08/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 16/08/2019
Arrival 24/08/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 01/09/2019
Arrival 09/09/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 15/09/2019
Arrival 23/09/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 01/10/2019
Arrival 09/10/2019
Ship : MS Douce France Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Cruise along 3 borders: France, Germany and Switzerland (port-to-port cruise)

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STRASBOURG - BASEL - BREISACH - RHINAU - STRASBOURG

Join us for a wonderful cruise through France, Germany and Switzerland in search of the most beautiful landscapes to be seen in the region! You'll take in the views of the Rhine Falls before exploring the Alsatian Wine Route and the north of the region, dotted with quaint villages. We'll finish up our cruise with a tour of the most picturesque neighborhood of Strasbourg, the European Capital.

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