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Trip
Duration4h00
Classic

We'll leave from Regua or Pinhão for Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 18th centuries. The architecture of the religious buildings is here extremely varied. We'll take a panoramic tour of the city by coach, followed by a tasting of the local pastry, Cristas de Galo.
We'll then set out to explore Mateus Palace, the most beautiful and astonishing manor in all of Northern Portugal. This 18th-century beauty is set in a hilly landscape reminding us of Mexico. The subtle mixture of granite, white walls and extravagance from the Age of Enlightenment such as ledges covered in statues and Baroque style pilasters is a striking feature. Behind the manor is a delightful garden with box hedges, more statues, and a spectacular 115-foot cedar tunnel. After our tour, we'll return to our ship in Regua or Pinhão.

PLEASE NOTE

  • Good walking shoes are recommended.
  • The order of the visits can change.
  • Times are approximate.

Cruises

This shore excursion is available for one or several cruises
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The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal

PORTO - REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERRON - Salamanca - BARCA D'ALVA - FERRADOSA - PINHAO - PORTO

Visit Spain and Portugal connected by the Golden River. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Douro opens its doors where you will discover terraced vineyards, typical villages, quintas and their wines* all along the river. Explore Salamanca, named as “the small Rome” classified World Heritage by UNESCO, don’t miss out its cathedral. Embark for an unforgettable journey through these magnificent countries.

Next departures:  07/11/2024, 07/15/2024
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8 Days
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