From Porto to Spain: discovering the River of the Great Explorers

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PORTO - REGUA - SENHORA DA RIBEIRA - BARCA D'ALVA - NOSA SENHORA DE RIBEIRA - FERRADOSA - REGUA - BITETOS - PORTO

DAY 1: PORTO

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight we’ll sail to the mouth of the Douro River to discover Porto "by night".

DAY 2: PORTO - REGUA

We'll set off on a guided tour of Porto: we'll see the main monuments and visit a wine cellar to taste local port wine in Villa Nova de Gaia. Afterwards, we'll return on board and continue cruising towards Regua. Sit back and admire the fabulous scenery during our journey. Arrival in Regua in the evening. Enjoy an evening of dancing or a stroll through the city on your own.

DAY 3: REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERRON

We'll tour Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 17th centuries. A bit further along, we'll stroll through the lovely gardens of the Mateus Palace. Afterwards, we'll return on board and continue cruising through the most renowned vineyards in the Porto area, passing along the magnificent hills covered with terraced vines reaching over 2,296 feet high and plunging down to the river banks. We'll reach Vega de Terron in the evening. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 4: VEGA DE TERRON - Salamanca - BARCA D'ALVA

Join us for a guided tour of Salamanca, a truly magnificent town. We'll return on board in Barca D'Alva after lunch. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

DAY 5: BARCA D'ALVA - SENHORA DA RIBEIRA

We'll set out on a tour of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a charming town whose outstanding renovations preserved the houses and important buildings. After our tour, we'll return on board and continue cruising towards Senhora da Ribeira. Take advantage of this moment to relax on the sun deck and admire the valley’s fantastic landscapes. We'll reach Senhora da Ribeira at the end of the day. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.

DAY 6: SENHORA DA RIBEIRA - FERRADOSA - PINHAO - REGUA - BITETOS

We'll cruise towards Ferradosa, discovering the wild terrain and impressive rock formations on the way. Join us on an excursion along the Porto Wine Route: we'll stop at a scenic viewpoint in the heart of the vineyards and taste some of the local wines. Afterwards, we'll return on board in Pinhao and continue cruising towards Bibetos, reaching it in the evening. Enjoy an evening of Fado entertainment.

DAY 7: BITETOS - PORTO

This morning will be spent cruising to Porto. Join us for an excursion to Guimaraes, a charming town where medieval and more recent districts intertwine. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.

DAY 8: PORTO

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. NB: The number of moorings on the Douro is limited. Our boats may be moored side by side. Arrival times at ports of call and the order of the excursions can change. Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.
Transport

Port-to-port cruise, no transfers included.

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