Porto and the Douro Valley

POB_AIPP - 6 days from $1,523

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PORTO - REGUA - PINHAO - PORTO ANTIGO - PORTO

DAY 1: PORTO

Welcome on board from 5:00p.m. Settling into your cabin and presentation of the crew followed by a welcome cocktail served in the lounge.
In the evening, excursion common for both packages : Porto by night on coach.

DAY 2: PORTO - REGUA

Morning spent cruising.
Excursion common for both packages : guided tour of Lamego. You will discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral.

DAY 3: REGUA - PINHAO - PORTO ANTIGUO

Excursion common for both packages : Vila Real and Mateus Palace. We’ll leave from Regua or Pinhão for Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 17th centuries. We’ll take a panoramic tour of the city by coach, followed by a tasting of the local pastry.
Continuation of the cruise. We will be sailing into the heart of the vineyards of Porto, past magnificent hillsides covered in trellised vines planted in terraces up to 700m plunging majestically down towards the river.

DAY 4: PORTO ANTIGUO - PORTO

Morning spent cruising.
The afternoon, excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : guided tour of Porto. One of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic centre is classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO: unspoilt old quarters, a maze of winding narrow streets, arcaded houses, superb churches…
DISCOVERY as a supplement : touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum. We’ll leave from Vila Nova de Gaia by coach for downtown Porto. Once we arrive, we’ll board one of the city’s trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. We'll finish up our excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialties.

DAY 5: PORTO - Guimaraes (1) - PORTO

Free morning in Porto.
The afternoon, excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : visit of Guimaraes. We’ll leave by coach from Porto for Guimarães. With our guide, we'll begin the tour of this university town on foot to discover its historical treasures.
DISCOVERY as a supplement : Hiking along the Douro. We’ll leave by coach for the mouth of the Douro River. Here, you’ll set out with your guide for a hike along the Atlantic coastline and along the Douro. We’ll visit a wine cellar and enjoy a tasting. After our hike, we’ll return to the ship on foot.
Gala evening ans folkloric show on board.

DAY 6: PORTO

Disembarkment at 9:00a.m. End of our services.

For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary. Alcohol can damage your health. Please drink in moderation. NB: The number of moorings on the Douro is limited. Our boats may be moored side by side.
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