Lisbon and the Beautiful Douro River
Day 1 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.
Day 2 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.
Day 3 Lisbon
Spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the cosmopolitan city often referred to as the ‘City of Seven Hills’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.