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Magical River Experience.

Through the country of seafarers.

8 days Porto-Douro Valley-Porto 2020

Enjoy the personal ambience in one of the most impressive river landscapes in Europe – the unique Douro Valley. With just 46 guests, MS DOURO PRINCE is one of the smallest river cruisers in our programme, which means even more peace and relaxation for you, while you glide through the spectacular home of port. Enjoy the lively flair of Porto in the enchanting lanes of the old town. In Guimarães, stroll through the "cradle of Portugal" or discover the wonderful little pilgrim town of Lamego with its Gothic cathedral and impressive flight of stairs.

Why this river cruise?

  • Impressive cruise on a small and very comfortable ship
  • Porto with its famous bridges and delightful old town
  • Pleasure combined with lots of information on a visit to a traditional Quinta (vineyard)
  • Even more relaxation with our extended programme on the Flower Island of Madeira

The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful countryside on this river cruise!

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The services provided during your trip

  • 8-day cruise in an outside cabin in the booked category
  • nicko cruises full board:
    • Substantial breakfast buffet with coffee/tea and juices
    • Generous lunch buffet
    •  In the evening, 4-course menus served at table
    • Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
    • Festive Gala Dinner
    • Welcome and farewell reception with the captain
    • Table reservation on board
  • Pinhão excursion and visit to a traditional Quinta (during the cruise)
  • nicko Cruise Director and local tour guide
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system for all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Personal travel documents with guidebooks in practical pocket-size format
  • Luggage service between docks and cabin for embarkation and disembarkation
  • All harbour and passenger fees

Important travel information

Entry requirements: German citizens need a valid ID card or passport for this cruise. You will not be able to join the cruise without valid identification documents. Health: You need to find out in good time from your family physician about your infection prevention and vaccine protection as well as prophylactic measures. Minimum number of participants need to be reached for this trip up to 30 days before departure: 40 people (see section 8.1. of our travel terms).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Porto
Embarkation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Day

2

Porto
Casting off 2:30 pm Guided tour of Porto, the birthplace of port wine, including wine-tasting in a winery Excursion Package

Guided tour of Porto, the birthplace of port wine, including wine-tasting in a winery.

Day

2

Entre-os-Rios
Mooring 6:30 pm

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Day

3

Entre-os-Rios
Casting off 8:30 am

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Day

3

Régua
Mooring 12:00 pm Excursion to the pilgrimage site Lamego, with its impressive open-air staircase and Gothic cathedral. Excursion Package

Excursion to the pilgrimage site Lamego, with its impressive open-air staircase and Gothic cathedral.

Day

4

Régua
Casting off 9:00 am Excursion to the magnificent, Baroque Mateus Palace in Vila Real with its beautiful, park-like gardens (from Régua to Pinhão). Excursion Package

Between the 15th and 17th centuries, numerous members of the aristocracy settled in Vila Real. The city’s main attraction is the Mateus Palace, the stately home of the last Count of Vila Real. The Baroque building is situated in a beautifully maintained park with bizarrely cut hedges and ancient trees. The gardens of the Count are among the most beautiful places in Europe. You’ll also enjoy visiting the palace.

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4

Pinhão
Mooring 11:30 am Casting off 12:30 pm

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Day

4

Vega Terrón / Barca d’Alva
Mooring 7:00 pm

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Day

5

Vega Terrón / Barca d’Alva
Casting off 12:00 pm Day excursion to the Spanish university town Salamanca with its impressive cathedral and Plaza Mayor (including lunch).

Day excursion to the Spanish university town Salamanca with its impressive cathedral and Plaza Mayor (including lunch).

Day

6

Vega Terrón / Barca d’Alva
Casting off 9:00 am Excursion to Castelo Rodrigo, one of the historic parishes of Portugal, with its castle ruins steeped in history. Excursion Package

Come with us to Castelo Rodrigo, one of the 12 historic parishes of Portugal, some 670 m above sea level. For centuries Jews, Arabs and Christians lived together here in peace. Because of the almond trees the medieval town is known as “the white city”. Come with us to view the ruins of the castle and the palace, wander through the cobbled alleyways and discover façades from the 16th century and window ornaments in the famous Manuelino style.

Day

6

Pocinho
Mooring 11:00 am Casting off 12:30 pm

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6

Pinhão
Mooring 5:30 pm Guided tour of tranquil Pinhão, including a visit to the famous station, decorated with blue and white ceramic tiles.

Guided tour of tranquil Pinhão, including a visit to the famous station, decorated with blue and white ceramic tiles.

Day

7

Pinhão
Casting off 6:30 am

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7

Porto
Mooring 2:00 pm Excursion to the “Cradle of the Portuguese Nation”, Guimarães.

Excursion to the “Cradle of the Portuguese Nation”, Guimarães.

Day

7

Porto
Follow the footsteps of the Portuguese explorers in the “World of Discoveries” Museum.

Follow the footsteps of the Portuguese explorers in the “World of Discoveries” Museum.

Day

7

Porto
6-Bridges Tour by helicopter.

Trip duration:

01:30 h

Day

8

Porto
Disembarkation by 9:00 a.m. Transfer to the airport and return flight.

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Arrival and departure times are target times. We reserve the right to change itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be travelled due to low/high tides or a boat defect, the shipping company reserves the right to take passengers on this route by bus, to accommodate them in hotels and/or change the route. In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS DOURO PRINCE

 

Personal ambience in the most spectacular wine-growing region in the world awaits you on board the MS DOURO PRINCE. Travel through the unique landscapes of the Douro valley in Portugal in a small group of just 46 passengers. There is a special shipbuilding feature: the cabins with private balconies are on the main deck and the cabins with a panorama window are on the upper deck. In

the cosy restaurant, our crew will pamper you with exquisite, local and international specialities and, of course, the famous wines of the Douro valley.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko boutique 46 Passagiere 18 Crewmitglieder 57 m 8,85 m 1,8 m 220 Volt

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September

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26.09. - 03.10.2020
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03.10. - 10.10.2020

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17.10. - 24.10.2020

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24.10. - 31.10.2020

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31.10. - 07.11.2020
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07.11. - 14.11.2020

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14.11. - 21.11.2020

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MS DOURO PRINCE
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