The River Douro, rising in Spain and reaching the Atlantic Ocean in Porto, has created a valley of spectacular beauty with hills falling steeply down to the water’s edge and stone terraces built to give the vines a sheltered hold on the steep rocks. This is Port country, the first and oldest wine region in the world. Enjoy the privilege of seeing this pristine and remote river valley the best possible way, on a Douro Valley River Cruise.
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Heathrow or Gatwick Airport for a TAP Portugal or another leading airline flight to Porto. Transfer to the port to embark the Queen Isabel (5T).
Day 2 - Porto - cruising the Douro - Entre-os-Rios
The epicentre of the Port wine industry, Porto is experiencing a booming cultural revival. See its well-preserved historic buildings and cutting-edge architecture on a panoramic tour, or choose an intimate tour of the city on foot. The panoramic tour takes in the UNESCO-designated 19th century Palácio da Bolsa, Porto’s austere hilltop cathedral and the bustling pedestrian shopping street, Santa Catarina. For those wishing to experience the city on foot, climb to the top of Clérigos Tower for the best view in Porto, and see the magnificent interior of the São Bento railway station.
Day 3 - Cruising the Douro - Régua - Pinhão
Learn more about the region’s unique winemaking history at a special lecture at the Douro Museum, or visit Mateus Palace, which has one of the most beautiful gardens in the country. During the evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local quinta.
Day 4 - Pinhão - cruising the Douro - Vega de Terrón
You have a choice to visit one of two quintas. Journey to prestigious Quinta do Seixo for an enlightening tour of this state-of-the-art Port wine estate. Sample some of their famous Sandeman Port, learn more about the production and admire breathtaking views from the estate’s tasting room. Alternatively, take a scenic drive through Pinhão before visiting Quinta da Avessada, complete with a museum celebrating the Douro’s culture of wine.
Day 5 - Vega de Terrón (Salamanca) - Barca d’Alva
Join a full-day excursion to Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Called the ‘Golden City’ for its tawny sandstone buildings, Salamanca boasts a dozen beautiful and historic churches, including two cathedrals. If you want to understand the flora and fauna of the land better, you’ll want to go on a half-day scenic cruise at the Douro International Natural Park.
Day 6 - Pocinho - cruising the Douro - Régua
Travel through wonderfully scenic countryside to the walled village of Castelo Rodrigo. Take a tour of this fascinating site that dates back to the 12th century and sample delicious local treats, such as honey, olive oil and cheeses. Later, venture to the UNESCO-designated Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley, considered the world’s most important Palaeolithic open-air rock art site.
Day 7 - Cruising the Douro - Porto (Guimarães)
Visit historic Guimaraes, which has been called the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. The wonderfully preserved Old Town is dominated by Alfonso Henriques’ grand castle. Or, if you prefer, explore the UNESCO-designated Ribeira district on foot. This evening, enjoy a Gala Dinner on board your ship.
Day 8 Porto - London
Disembark the ship and transfer to Porto Airport for a TAP Portugal or another leading airline flight to London Heathrow or Gatwick. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
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