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8 days from £2,399 per person

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Sipping a glass of port on deck as we cruise past the terraced vineyards of the beautiful Douro Valley.

Summary

The tranquil Douro River meanders through the north of Portugal, flanked by miles of vineyards which rise in steep terraces from the shoreline. It’s easy to see why the spectacular Douro River Valley has been awarded UNESCO World Heritage status and this cruise allows you to experience this enchanting river with an itinerary that encompasses a mixture of sightseeing, local traditions and relaxation.

Your holiday includes:

6 excursions and visits

  • City tour of Porto, including wine tasting in a winery
  • Tours of Guimarães; Casa de Mateus Palace; Salamanca; and Lamego
  • Port tasting on the Port Wine Road

Plus:

  • 7 nights cruise on MS Gil Eanes or MS Amalia Rodrigues
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways or TAP Portugal from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)

Plus

  • All-inclusive drinks (excludes champagne, premium alcohol or wines)
  • Welcome cocktail reception & a gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Portable audio headset system on cruise excursions
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan tour manager
  • Porterage

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  • VIP Outbound4

    Day 1 - UK - Porto

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your flight to Porto. On arrival, we transfer to the port to embark our ship for a welcome cocktail. We remain here overnight.

    MS Gil Eanes (4-star) or MS Amalia Rodrigues (4-star)

  • Day 2 - Wine Tasting

    Day 2 - Porto

    Wonderfully charming pathways lead you through the centre of this beautiful city. Gaze up at the medieval landmarks and ornamentation as you go. We’ll stop for a visit at a local port winery for a tasting (when in Porto…) and then the afternoon is yours to spend as you please. We’ll enjoy Fado entertainment on board this evening.

    MS Gil Eanes (4-star) or MS Amalia Rodrigues (4-star)

  • Day 3 - Douro Valley

    Day 3 - Guimarães - Régua

    This morning, visit historic Guimarães, which has been called the ‘Cradle of the Portuguese Nation’. The wonderfully preserved Old Town is dominated by Afonso Henriques’ grand castle. We’ll also visit the 15th-century Palace of the Dukes of Braganza. Get your seat on the top deck this afternoon for some very scenic sailing. We’ll glide through the beautiful Douro Valley, passing sleepy villages and peaceful countryside to Régua.

    MS Gil Eanes (4-star) or MS Amalia Rodrigues (4-star)

  • Day 4 - Casa de Mateus

    Day 4 - Régua - Vega de Terrón

    This morning we visit the sleepy university town of Villa Real and the 18th-century Casa de Mateus Palace. You might recognise the palace’s beautiful baroque façade from the label of Mateus Rosé wine. Perhaps take a wander through the vast gardens - considered one of the country’s finest. Later on, we’ll sail towards Vega de Terrón, where we’ll dock overnight.

    MS Gil Eanes (4-star) or MS Amalia Rodrigues (4-star)

  • Day 5 - Salamanca - Barca d’Alva

    Awash with golden sandstone and littered with cathedrals, palaces and churches, UNESCO Salamanca is simply beautiful. We’ll nip across the border into Spain for the day, and enjoy a guided walking tour to all the best bits. Wander through the narrow cobbled streets that open into one of Spain’s most magnificent squares - Plaza Mayor - before we cross the border back into Portugal and dock in Barca d’Alva.

    MS Gil Eanes (4-star) or MS Amalia Rodrigues (4-star)

  • Day 6 - Ferradosa - Pinhão

    Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Douro, before we step ashore for an excursion into terraced hillsides, covered in the vines that produce some of the world’s best port. After a guided tour of the Port Wine Road, we taste a selection of delicious, locally produced port. Back on board, we have a gala dinner. Dock overnight in Pinhão.

    MS Gil Eanes (4-star) or MS Amalia Rodrigues (4-star)

  • Day 7 - Lamego

    Day 7 - Lamego - Porto

    Visit one of the most attractive cities in Portugal, Lamego, nestled among the terraced slopes of the Douro Valley. The ruins of a 12th-century castle give an indication to the ancient city’s importance, as this is where Afonso Henriques was officially declared Portugal's first king. At the top of the city’s second hill is the elaborate Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios, which is set atop nine steep and beautifully crafted terraces. The ship will sail to Porto, where we dock overnight.

    MS Gil Eanes (4-star) or MS Amalia Rodrigues (4-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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Important information about your destination

Please note: This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties - a considerable amount of walking is involved.

Climate

Flight Upgrades

UPGRADE TO TAP AIR PORTUGAL EXECUTIVE CLASS FROM £97pp rtn*

Benefit from the following, available on all 2015 departures:

• Differentiated Check-in, Fast Track and Priority Boarding and Dis-embarkation

• Lounge Access in both the UK and Portugal.

• 2 x pieces of Hold Luggage x 32KG and 16KG Hand Luggage

• Dedicated cabin with a 32” seat pitch and 22” seat width with on board service including a choice of entrées.



TAP Executive 32” Seat Pitch 22” Seat Width 15.5 degree Seat Recline 2 - 3 Seat Configuration

 

*The above supplement is strictly subject to ad-hoc availability

Fly From Your Local Airport

International flights from regional airports are available* or choose a free connecting flight to London, with home transfers all included. 

Please call 0800 988 5823 for more information.

*Subject to flight schedules and availability.



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The Enchanting River Douro

8 days from £2,399 per person