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Lisbon and the Beautiful Douro River

Lisbon to Porto

11 days from £4,699 per person

Summary

The pretty, hilly streets of Portugal’s capital are a fantastic introduction to this wonderful country. We then head to the elegant university town of Coimbra and Porto, a charming riverside city. We dine at family owned wine estates and sample delicious port wines along the stunning Douro River Valley. We explore the ‘Golden City’ of Salamanca. Finally, we can travel back in time to Portugal’s excellent first archaeological park and the country’s birthplace: beautifully preserved Guimarães.

Your holiday includes:

8 excursions and visits

  • Lisbon city tour
  • Coimbra tour with Joanina Library visit and family-style lunch
  • 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:

  • 3 nights in hotel and 7 nights cruise on S.S. São Gabriel (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 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. Breakfasts during hotel stay

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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Lisbon and the Beautiful Douro River


  • VIP Outbound4

    UK - Lisbon

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Lisbon. Meet your Uniworld representative on arrival and transfer to your hotel for the next three nights.

    Hotel in Lisbon


  • Alfama Lisbon

    Lisbon

    Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital, which is undergoing a remarkable rebirth of late. Get to know this hilly metropolis with a city tour that shows you all the top sights and treats you to an iconic, locally-made pastry with an intriguing tale all its own. Shuttles are available to take you to and from the hotel for your free afternoon.


  • Lisbon

    Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the cosmopolitan city often referred to as the ‘City of Seven Hills’.


  • Coimbra Portugal

    Day 4 - Lisbon - Coimbra - Porto

    Travel through the beautiful countryside to Porto, stopping en route to explore Coimbra, the birthplace of six Portuguese kings. The city is also home to the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in Europe, with a splendid 18th century library - the Joanina Library. From here, head to a local restaurant for a traditional Portuguese lunch, and continue on to Porto to embark S.S. São Gabriel (5-star), the most luxurious vessel on the Douro.

    S.S. São Gabriel (5-star)

  • Basilica of Bom Jesus

    Day 5 - 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)

  • Day 6 - 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 dinner at a family owned wine estate.

    S.S. São Gabriel (5-star)

  • Day 7 - 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)

  • Day 8 - 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)

  • Historic City of Porto

    Day 9 - Barca d’Alva - Régua

    A tiny village surrounded by mountains, Barca d’Alva is your base for today's adventures. Visit Castelo Rodrigo, 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)

  • Day 10 - 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 11 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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Lisbon and the Beautiful Douro River

Lisbon to Porto

11 days from £4,699 per person