Romance of the Douro River
Discover Portugal’s epic history
Departing: Wednesday 18 September 2019
Returning: Saturday 28 September 2019
Duration: 11 days
Special offer: Book by Tuesday 19 March 2019 and save up to £300 per couple.
Portugal led the world during the Age of Discovery. Now, it is time for the world to rediscover Portugal. Spend three nights in Lisbon and delve into its epic history. Visit the 16th-century Hieronymites Monastery, where monks and explorers prayed for successful voyages, and the Tower of Belém. See local life unfold during a tour of Lisbon’s unique neighbourhoods.
Your journey continues on a seven-night cruise of the Douro River aboard the exclusively chartered MS Gil Eanes. Glide through the scenic valley where port, Portugal’s famous sweet fortified wine, is produced. Spend an afternoon exploring wine country and visit a wine cellar for a tasting. Explore Vila Réal and Lamego, two towns with special architectural charm.
In several ports, choose from a selection of included excursions. Options include hiking, cycling, historic tours and more. Enjoy an extensive meal plan and a generous selection of complimentary beverages on-board. There is no supplement for solo travellers.
- A visit to the historic university town of Salamanca, Spain
- Explore Vila Réal and Lamego, which are full of special architectural charm
- A seven-night river cruise aboard the MS Gil Eanes
HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE/CRUISE/LAND
ACTIVITY LEVEL: MEDIUM
Price per person, not including international flights. No single supplement fee.
$4,045 - please note that this US Dollar price is based on the exchange rate in May 2018. Contact the relevant operator for the most up-to-date price information