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The Most Spectacular Wine-Growing Region in the World.

Douro Valley UNESCO World Heritage.

8 days Porto-Douro Valley-Porto 2020

The Douro Valley is characterised by its steep slopes and stunning wine terraces. It is not for nothing that it has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On our cruise, you can also explore the beauty of Porto’s architecture and be transported back to the Middle Ages in the charming cities of the Portuguese hinterland. In the Spanish city of Salamanca, a “living museum”, you can practically touch history in the form of centuries-old buildings.

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Why this river cruise?

  • Colourful cities, picturesque villages and spectacular countryside – a diverse cruise in the Portuguese sun
  • Salamanca, the oldest university town in Spain, with its golden city centre
  • Ready for all temperatures: Ship with a pool to cool off in the summer
  • Full cost control: Scheduled flights incl. transfers and 2 excursions already included in the cruise price

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
    • Greeting and farewell reception with the captain
    • Table reservation on board
  • Pinhão excursion and visit to a traditional Quinta
  • nicko Cruise Director and local tour guide
  • Comfortable Sennheiser audio system for all excursions
  • Entertainment programme on board
  • Use of the swimming pool
  • 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: 100 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 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 Terron / 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:

01:30 h

Day

8

Porto
Disembarkation until 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 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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September

from € 1.449

24.09. - 01.10.2020
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01.10. - 08.10.2020

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08.10. - 15.10.2020

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15.10. - 22.10.2020

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22.10. - 29.10.2020

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29.10. - 05.11.2020
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05.11. - 12.11.2020

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12.11. - 19.11.2020

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MS DOURO CRUISER
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