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A Celebration of Lisbon and the Douro

An exclusively-chartered journey aboard the Spirit of Chartwell

10 days from

£3,149 per person

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Explore the delightful Douro Valley in regal style aboard The Spirit of Chartwell - also known as the ‘Royal Barge’ - the very ship which carried Her Majesty the Queen during the Diamond Jubilee pageant on the Thames. It has now been transformed into an intimate cruise ship, chartered exclusively for small groups of Titan travellers on a leisurely seven-night journey along Portugal’s beautiful River Douro. Sailing between the coastal city of Porto and the Spanish border, you’ll enjoy included visits to picturesque towns, monasteries and palaces along the way, as well as a full-day tour to Salamanca in Spain, while your holiday experience will be enhanced by onboard wine tastings, folk shows, cooking demonstrations and informative talks by our guest lecturer. You’ll also have two nights in the nation’s vibrant capital, Lisbon, and on selected autumn departure dates we will have a special day celebrating the grape harvest with the locals. An unforgettable holiday aboard a truly unique vessel!


  • 2 nights in hotel and 7 nights cruise on the Spirit of Chartwell (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • Well-appointed and elegantly-furnished riverview cabins & robes/slippers
  • All meals on board, freshly prepared by the onboard chefs, using local produce
  • Breakfasts/dinners during hotel stay, plus lunch on day 3
  • Complimentary local wine and beer with lunch and dinner on board cruise
  • Tea/coffee available 24-hours a day
  • Titan onboard cocktail party
  • Excellent service levels and a high ratio of staff members per guest
  • All entertainment plus a Fado and folk music show
  • Shore excursions with knowledgeable local guides

Included excursions and visits: 6

  • City tour of Porto with Port wine tasting
  • Lamego excursion including Lamego Museum and tasting
  • Tour of Castelo Rodrigo with almond tasting
  • Tour to Salamanca with flamenco show
  • Mateus Palace and Gardens
  • Visit Quinta da Aveleda with lunch

Plus all these benefits:

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Free connecting flights to London
  • Check-in service by Titan staff
  • Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
  • Scheduled TAP Portugal flights (inbound may be via Lisbon)
  • Best available coaches with experienced drivers
  • Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
  • Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
  • Port taxes
  • UK Air Passenger Duty (APD)
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A Celebration of Lisbon and the Douro

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In addition, genuine pieces from great ocean-going liners are also on show on the ship, such as two magnificent portholes, an art deco clock and bar stools from the RMS Windsor. The staterooms are illuminated by wall lights from the SS France – one of the longest ever passenger ships. These ‘talking points’ along with the ship’s role in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations will elevate your cruise into a very special experience. The vessel’s 20 staterooms continue the grand theme, each with rich cream mahogany finishes, fully restored antique details such as Royal Navy Ships badges. All are air-conditioned, with private bathroom including shower. There are two staterooms on the upper deck. There are no lifts on the vessel.

  • Spirit of Chartwell Staterooms
  • Spirit of Chartwell Staterooms
  • Spirit of Chartwell Staterooms
  • Spirit of Chartwell Interior
  • Spirit of Chartwell Interior
  • Spirit of Chartwell Interior

The George Bradshaw restaurant/lounge and adjoining Somerset Maugham Piano Bar have large panoramic windows to admire the beautiful scenery of the Douro Valley. Here, excellent cuisine is served using the best of fresh, local ingredients. The seating is arranged from private dining with two seats facing each other, to shared dining from tables of four to eight. The elegant teak observation deck has sun loungers with alfresco dining. You can imagine how the Queen and her family must have felt as they led the pageant down the Thames on the Spirit of Chartwell last year.

A Celebration of Lisbon and the Douro

The Douro

10 days from

£3,149 per person