Discovering Southern Europe Spain and Portugal: Seville - Lisbon - Porto

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SEVILLE - EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - CADIX - ALCOUTIM - VILA REAL DE SAN ANTONIO (PORTUGAL) - LISBONNE - COIMBRA - PORTO - REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERON - BARCA D'ALVA - FERRADOSA - FOLGOSA - LEVERIHNO - PORTO

DAY 1: SEVILLE

Board our first ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail followed by dinner onboard. Free time in Seville this evening. Overnight stop.

DAY 2: SEVILLE

Full board. Full-day trip to Córdoba, once part of the Caliphate of Cordoba. Return on board. Spanish-themed evening. Overnight stop.

DAY 3: SEVILLE - EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA

Full board on board. Guided tour of Seville. Discover the cathedral, the Alcazar palace and its Andalusian gardens, Maria Luisa Park, and the attractive district of Santa Cruz. Return on board and cruise towards El Puerto de Santa Maria along the impressive Guadalquivir River. This evening’s entertainment will be provided by the crew. We’ll cruise through the night.

DAY 4: EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARIA - CADIZ

Full board on board. In the morning, guided visit to Jerez, the Andalusian capital of wine and horses—and the cradle of flamenco music. Return to our ship and cruise towards Cádiz. In the afternoon, excursion to Cádiz and visit of a Bodega. We’ll visit a well-known wine cellar for a tasting of the unique Manzanilla sherry. Back on board for a Portuguese-themed evening before cruising to Alcoutim.

DAY 5: CADIZ - ALCOUTIM - VILA REAL DE SAN ANTONIO (Portugal)

Full board on board. We’ll continue cruising the river until we reach Alcoutim, where you'll have some free time. Return on board at the end of the morning and begin cruising towards Vila Réal de San Antonio. In the afternoon, excursion to the Friary of La Rábida, where Christopher Columbus stayed for two years before his famous voyage, as well as the Wharf of the Caravels and replicas of Columbus’ infamous Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria. Return on board. Gala evening. Overnight stop.

DAY 6: VILA REAL DE SAN ANTONIO – LISBON

Full board. We’ll head to Olhão, the largest fishing port in the Algarve region. It’s full of character, and a stroll through the historic center lets you admire the elegant merchants’ homes and the church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário, built in 1698. Then we’ll go to Evora. Its cobblestone streets, exceptional monuments and splendid architecture create the feeling of a veritable “open-air museum”. At the end of the day, we’ll travel to Lisbon, arriving in the evening and then settle into a 3-star hotel.

DAY 7: LISBON

Full board. Guided tour of Lisbon in the morning. Discover the distinctive buildings and landmarks in this area, including its famous tower and the Jerónimos Monastery—the most prominent example of Late Gothic Manueline architecture in the country. In the afternoon, panoramic tour of Lisbon (known as Portugal’s “City of Lights”) and discover the São Jorge Castle, as well as the traditional neighborhoods of Alfama and Mouraria. We’ll return to the hotel after our full day. The evening is free to do as you please.

DAY 8: LISBON - COIMBRA - PORTO

Full board. We’ll leave by coach for Coimbra, once the medieval capital of Portugal and the site of the country’s largest university. We’ll spend the afternoon discovering this charming city and its riverbanks along the Mandego River and once our tour has finished, leave for Porto. Afterwards, we’ll board our second ship. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our new crew at a welcome cocktail. This evening, guided tour of Porto by night.

DAY 9: PORTO - REGUA

Full board on board. Guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historical center was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Return on board, and you’ll be able to admire the lovely landscape during our cruise to Regua. Arrival in Regua. Entertainment provided by the crew.

DAY 10: REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERON (Spain)

Full board on board. Visit to Vila Réal de Santo Antonio, including a stroll through the lovely gardens of the Mateus Palace. Return to the ship in Pinhao and continue our cruise towards Vega de Teron, traveling through the heart of the famous Porto vineyards. Arrival in the evening, Spanish-themed evening on board.

DAY 11: VEGA DE TERON - BARCA D'ALVA

Full board on board. Today, guided visit of Salamanca, whose old city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998. We’ll return on board in Barca d'Alva at the end of the afternoon. Gala evening.

DAY 12: BARCA D'ALVA - FERRADOSA - FOLGOSA - LEVRINHO

Full board on board. We’ll leave early in the morning and head towards Ferradosa. Excursion to discover the “Port Wines”. We’ll return on board in Folgosa and cruise towards Levrinho. On arrival in the evening, traditional entertainment on board.

DAY 13: LEVRINHO - PORTO

The ship will leave early this morning for Porto. Buffet breakfast on board before disembarking upon our arrival in Porto at 9:00 am. End of our services.
 

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation.
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