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The Douro Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The world’s most spectacular wine-growing region.

11 days Porto-Douro Valley-Porto & Lisbon 2019

Typical characteristics of the Douro valley are steep precipices and magnificent wine terraces. It is with good reason that this region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this cruise, you will discover the beauty of Porto's architecture and be transported to the Middle Ages in the charming towns of the Portuguese interior. In Spain's Salamanca, known as a "living museum", history becomes tangible in the form of buildings from many centuries ago. A trip to the Portuguese capital Lisbon after the cruise will show you a modern metropolis with historic charm.

Why this river cruise?

  • Colourful cities, picturesque villages and spectacular landscapes - a journey rich in variety in the Portuguese sun
  • Discover the Portuguese capital of Lisbon, one of the most beautiful cities on the continent
  • Salamanca, the oldest university town in Spain, with its yellow-gold city centre
  • Ready for any temperatures: Ship with pool for refreshing cooling in the summer
  • 5 excursions are already included in the price

The first impressions of your trip.

Experience the most beautiful scenery on this river cruise!

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The services provided during your trip

  • Scheduled flight with TAP to Porto and from Lisbon from / to Frankfurt, Berlin, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart and Munich
  • 8 day cruise in an outside cabin in the category booked
  • nicko cruises full board with 3 meals (from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day):
    • Generous breakfast buffet with coffee / tea and juices
    • Generous lunch buffet
    • 4-course dinner menu served at table
    • Coffee / tea after lunch and dinner
    • Festive gala dinner
    • Welcome & farewell reception with the captain
    • Tables can be reserved on board
  • Excursion to Pinhão, including a visit to a traditional quinta (during the cruise)
  • nicko cruise director and local tour guides
  • Comfortable audio headset for all excursions
  • On-board entertainment programme
  • Use of the swimming pool
  • Luggage service from landing stage to cabin for embark and disembark
  • All port and passenger fees
  • 3 overnight stays with breakfast in the Hotel Olissippo Marquês de Sá**** in Lisbon (or a comparable hotel)
  • 3 excursions (during the follow-on programme)
  • Catering during the follow-on programme (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
  • All bus transfers and local tour guides

Added optional services

  • Excursion package with 4 excursions during the cruise: 161 € p.p.
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverage package during the cruise: 169 € p.p.

Important travel information

Please note that information and excursions will only be provided in German language for individual travelelers (except dates marked with guranteed English language). Different languages are available for groups and charterers. Minimum number of travellers required for this cruise by 30 days before the cruise begins: 100 persons, minimum number of travellers required for the post-cruise programme: 25 persons (see Point 8.1. of out Travel Terms and Conditions).

Your itinerary

Day

1

Porto
Embarkation.

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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 garden. Excursion Package

Numerous members of the nobility settled in Vila Real between the 15th and 17th centuries. The main attraction of the city is the Mateus Palace, which was the mansion of the last Count of Vila Real. The Baroque building is located in a lovingly maintained park with bizarrely cut hedges and ancient trees. The Count's gardens are one of the most the most beautiful places in Europe. You will also enjoy sightseeing in the Palace.

Day

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
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 Terròn / 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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Day

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

6

Pinhão
Visit to a traditional quinta (vineyard) with dinner.

Visit to a traditional quinta (vineyard) with dinner.

Day

7

Pinhão
Casting off 6:30 am

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Day

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:

00:30 h

Day

8

Porto / Lisbon
Disembark by 9.00 a.m.Bus transfer to the hotel in Lisbon.Inclusive excursion: On the way, we will visit the Catholic pilgrimage site of Fátima and have lunch in the university town of Coimbra.

Visit one of the most important Catholic pilgrimage sites - Fátima. According to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared here to three shepherd children on 13th May 1917.

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Day

9

Lisbon
Day excursion through the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, including a visit to St. George’s Castle.

Day excursion through the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, including a visit to St. George’s Castle.

Day

10

Lisbon
Excursion to the coastal towns Estoril and Cascais and to Sintra, renowned for its historic palaces, some of which are several centuries old.

Excursion to the coastal towns Estoril and Cascais and to Sintra, renowned for its historic palaces, some of which are several centuries old.

Day

10

Lisbon
Ausflug in das reizvolle Städtchen Óbidos mit seinen kopfsteingepflasterten Gassen und weiß gekalkten Häusern.

Das kleine Städtchen Obidos ist zweifelsohne eines der reizvollsten Orte in ganz Portugal und wird Sie mit seinen kopfsteingepflasterten Gassen und den weiß gekalkten, blumengeschmückten Häusern begeistern. Die Stadtmauer ist zumGroßteil erhalten und eignet sich bestens für einen Spaziergang um die Stadt. Von der Stadtmauer aus hat man viele schöneAusblicke auf die Ziegeldächer und die zierlichen Gärten.

Day

11

Lisbon
Hotel check-out

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The mooring and casting off times are approximate. We reserve the right to make changes to the itineraries and excursion programmes. If a route cannot be taken due to low / high water levels or a defect in the ship, the shipping company reserves the right to provide the guests with buses or hotel stays on this route, or to use another route. It may be necessary to transfer to another ship.

The itinerary of your river cruise on the map

Your ship on its journey: MS DOURO CRUISER

 

Welcome on board our MS DOURO CRUISER. You are guaranteed the best views here! Relay on the sun deck and enjoy the magnificent landscape of the Douro valley with its terraced vineyards. The swimming pool on deck invites you to a refreshing cooling in-between. Comfort is a key factor on-board. The cabins furnished in style are even equipped with a private balcony with sitting accommodation on the upper deck. In the comfortable restaurant, you will be enjoying the excellent cuisine typical for the country and international dishes as well as fine wines from the world-famous wine region.

 

Further details about your ship
  • At a glance

    nicko classic 130 passengers 30 78,11 m 11,4 m 1,5 m 220 Volt

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MS DOURO CRUISER
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