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A Week on the River Douro

Porto to Porto

8 days from £3,799 per person

Summary

Cruising a scenic river valley is a thoroughly relaxing way to spend a week, especially when it’s nestled in a renowned wine region. Beginning in Porto, you’ll explore the city’s sights beyond its famous tipple. Heading down the beautiful River Douro, you’ll learn about port, sampling it over a delicious wine-estate dinner. Choose from delights like exploring hilltop castle ruins, or the lovely sand-coloured city of Salamanca; and perhaps visit UNESCO-listed Guimarães, birthplace of Portugal.

Your holiday includes:

6 excursions and visits

  • Choice of Porto city tour or ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Porto walking tour
  • Douro Museum and dinner at Quinta da Avessada wine estate
  • Choice of Quinta do Seixo guided tour with tasting or vineyard hike and wine tasting at a local quinta
  • Salamanca - the Golden City and Spain's oldest university
  • Choice of Castelo Rodrigo or Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley
  • Choice of Guimarães city tour or Porto surprise discovery tour

Plus:

  • 7 nights cruise on S.S. São Gabriel
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with a leading airline from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • All meals on board, impeccably prepared using the freshest and finest local ingredients

Plus

  • The finest riverview cabins afloat, with included robes and slippers
  • Unlimited drinks on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Gala dinner
  • Award-winning service, with the highest staff to guest ratio in the industry
  • All gratuities on board and ashore
  • All entertainment plus signature lectures
  • Shore excursions in the company of English-speaking local expert guides
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Complimentary use of bicycles/Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Uniworld cruise manager

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  • VIP Outbound2

    Day 1 - UK - Porto

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Porto. Transfer to the port to embark S.S. São Gabriel (5-star).

    S.S. São Gabriel (5-star)

  • Vineyards

    Day 2 - Porto - Cruising the River Douro - Entre-os-Rios

    There’s much more to Portugal’s second city than its eponymous fortified wine - historic architecture, cutting-edge design, fabulous food and wine, and a hip, laid-back vibe. Discover its many charms with your choice of distinctively different tours today. Later, we cruise up the Douro towards Entre-os-Rios.

    S.S. São Gabriel (5-star)

  • Ciudad Rodrigo

    Day 3 - Cruising the River Douro - Régua - Pinhão

    Today is all about wine, which has been cultivated in the Douro River Valley since ancient Roman times. Learn the history of Port during your visit to the Douro Museum, then treat yourself to a tasting and a hearty, rustic-style lunch at a family owned wine estate.

    S.S. São Gabriel (5-star)

  • Salamanca

    Day 4 - Pinhão - Vega de Terrón

    Feel the centuries fall away as your ship winds its way through the pristine, dramatic, UNESCO-protected landscapes of the Douro River Valley. Head ashore for a choice of excursions: a tasting at a prestigious port wine estate or a vineyard hike with a wine tasting at a local quinta.

    S.S. São Gabriel (5-star)

  • Pinhao  Village

    Day 5 - Vega de Terrón (Salamanca) - Barca d’Alva

    Visit the historic university town of Salamanca - the ‘Golden City’ - famous for its sand-coloured buildings and abundance of churches. Rejoin the ship in Barca d’Alva.

    S.S. São Gabriel (5-star)

  • Porto

    Day 6 - Barca d’Alva - Régua

    A tiny village surrounded by mountains, Barca d’Alva is your base for today's adventures. Castelo Rodrigo has been singled out as one of Portugal’s 12 historic villages for its medieval beauty. The view from the top is incredible and the village is a charming place to ramble, relax and replenish. Or, if you wish, you can view some prehistoric carvings during a visit to Portugal’s first archaeological park, Foz Côa. Please note: Exploring these sites will require considerable physical fitness.

    S.S. São Gabriel (5-star)

  • Guimaraes

    Day 7 - Cruising the River Douro - Porto (Guimarães)

    Choose to visit Guimarães, the town where Portugal was born, with well-preserved architecture and stylish young residents. Or opt to explore one of Porto’s oldest areas, picturesque Ribeira, considered the soul of the city. In the evening, a special gala dinner will be prepared for you.

    S.S. São Gabriel (5-star)

  • VIP Inbound

    Day 8 Porto - UK

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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The deposit due for this holiday is £250pp

Climate

No Single Supplement

No Single Supplement Discounts on 2015 Uniworld Cruises


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Please note: All dates are subject to cabin and flight availability at the time of booking - flight supplement may be payable.

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Offer does not apply to Suites.
Offer subject to cabin and flight availability at time of booking.
The no single supplement offer is not combinable with any other special offer including any early booking discounts or any other discount that may be available.
Offer is capacity controlled and we reserve the right to withdraw or change the offer at any time.
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A Week on the River Douro

Porto to Porto

8 days from £3,799 per person