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Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise with Lisbon Extension

11 days from only £1,648pp

Experience more with so much included

  • Guided tour of Porto with visit to Port Wine cellars
  • Scenic cruising through the picturesque Douro Valley with its dramatic cliffs and vineyards
  • Enjoy a full day excursion to Salamanca with guided tour and Flamenco show
  • Tour to the castle and medieval village of Castelo Rodrigo
  • Traditional music recital with dance display
  • Visit the famous Mateus Palace and gardens
  • Experience dinner at a typical Portuguese quinta
  • Visit to the picturesque town of Lamego and its Sanctuary of Our Ladies of Remedy church
  • Price includes full-board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day onboard
  • A further three nights at a centrally located hotel with breakfast
  • Guided tour of Lisbon with its magnificent squares, Baixa and Moorish quarters, cathedral and castle
  • Visit to the spectacular historic town of Sintra and its Royal Palace – summer residence of the Portuguese monarchy
  • Tour Coimbra University, founded in 1290, one of Europe’s oldest seats of learning and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge
  • Return flights

Selected departures from May to November 2019 & March to October 2020

 
At a Glance
7 nights on a 5-star ship
3 nights in 4 to 5-star hotel accommodation
Return flights & transfers
8 visits & guided tours plus 4 days in Lisbon
Full board cruise, B&B hotels
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi (speeds may vary)
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
Checked Luggage
 

Overview

Immerse yourself in the eclectic charm of this vibrant capital, with its wide tree-lined boulevards and an atmospheric Moorish quarter with its maze of cobbled streets plus delightfully picturesque Sintra and the beautiful Roman city of Coimbra, steeped in history and tradition.

Commencing in the Roman city of Porto, the home of Port wine, Portugal’s once wild river Douro has been tamed by locks into resembling a series of finger lakes, adding greatly to the valley's ambience. Leaving behind the Atlantic influenced greenery of the coast you are soon immersed in a Mediterranean land of olives, vines, and picturesque, medieval hilltop villages. Our destination is the higher reaches of the valley from where we visit Salamanca - home of one of Europe’s oldest universities, two of its finest cathedrals, Spain’s finest city square and even the Inquisition!

You will adore the away-from-it-all experience and visit some of Iberia’s most beautiful medieval towns, monasteries and vineyards, and feel you have been away for months!

Your Itinerary

Watch The Douro, Oporto & Salamanca River Cruise Video

Price Includes

River Cruise: Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day (except for one lunch on the Seine Cruise); if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant; morning/afternoon tea and coffee; all visits and excursions as mentioned in the brochure, airport/station transfers, coach travel as mentioned, travel to and from port of embarkation and the services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge.

Extension: The price of this extension is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability and are available at the relevant supplement. The price includes three nights accommodation in Lisbon with breakfast, all tours as mentioned, transfer to the airport and the services of a Riviera Travel Cruise Director and Concierge.

Please note that on-board Wi-Fi speeds may vary.

Your Choice of Drinks

Pouring red wine into glass
 

7 night drinks package available from £109 per person

While we include everything you might need in our prices, we never charge for something you might not. If you prefer to pre-order your drinks, you can purchase our drinks package which offers a selection of drinks during lunch and dinner.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please see our dining information.

Drinks packages must be purchased by all guests in the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. To book the drinks package please call the reservations team. 

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport or train station Ship or hotellocation Transfer time
Porto Airport Porto (ship) 45 mins
Lisbon Airport 4 hrs including comfort stop
Lisbon Airport Lisbon (hotel) 30 mins

Useful Information

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £250 per person
  • Flight Time: 2 hrs 30 mins to 3 hrs
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Time Zone: GMT
  • Country: Portugal


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