Enchanting Douro Valley CITO

Enchanting Douro Valley CITO

Enchanting Douro Valley CITO

The Enchanting Douro Valley Cruise

7th July 2019 | 8 days | £1855 per person

 

A lengthened itinerary on a brand new ship offering a more relaxed pace with more daytime cruising along the River Douro from the coast at Porto, through the Portuguese countryside, to the Spanish border plus an excursion to Salamanca.

 

MS Amalia Rodrigues

A brand new ship launching in 2019 with 3 decks, 66 cabins, carrying 132 passengers. Facilities include lounge bar with dance floor, bar, dining room, sundeck with deck chairs and swimming pool, gift shop and lift. Cabins are en suite, air-conditioned and have hairdryer, satellite TV, window and safe. Wi-Fi is available on board.

Price Includes:

_ Door to Door service

_ Return flights

_ Airport transfers at the destination

_ Porterage

_ 7 nights All Inclusive accommodation on board MS Amalia Rodrigues (all breakfasts, lunches and 3 course set menu dinner, all local wines, beers and water during meals and at the bar)

_ Coach tours as mentioned in the itinerary

_ English speaking local guides during the excursions

_ All entrance fees, where applicable

_ Services of a Cito Tour Manager throughout

Cruise itinerary is subject to change due to sailing schedules.

 

 

Single cabin supplement: £460

Middle Deck supplement: £125 per person

Upper Deck supplement: £155 per person

DAY 1:

Your Door to Door service will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Porto. Our local coach will meet us and transfer us to our ship the MS Amalia Rodrigues to enjoy a welcome cocktail and presentation by the crew. We have dinner on board and the evening at leisure.
During our cruise, the following excursions are included:

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Excursions

- A guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic centre is full of unspoilt old quarters, narrow winding streets, arcaded houses and superb churches. We also visit a famous wine cellar to taste the precious nectar.
- Selection of on board entertainment, from traditional Fado singers to Flamenco dancers and local folk troupes.
- Excursion to the city of Guimares which is regarded as the birth place of Portugal. A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001, in recognition for being an "exceptionally well-preserved and authentic example of the evolution of a medieval settlement into a modern town" in Europe.
- Cruise from Leverinho to Peso da Regua, admiring the scenery and landmarks.
- Visit of the beautiful Mateus Palace Gardens, an impressive 18th century Baroque building, mirrored in its stunning pond, surrounded by landscaped French style gardens.
- Sail through the heart of the vineyards of the Douro Valley, passing magnificent hillsides covered in trellised vineyards planted in terraces as high as 700 meters.
- Full day coach excursion to the Spanish city of Salamanca, with a guided tour and lunch included. The old Romanesque Cathedral towers above the city and the Plaza Mayor central square. The old city has been an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988 and you will have plenty of time to absorb the atmosphere.
- Full day cruising from Barca D'Alva to Ferradosa and Pinhao. Subject to the sailing schedule, perhaps
take an excursion into the vineyards for a tour and tasting.
- Excursion to the town of Lamego. Here we will discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios Sanctuary and the Cathedral with its stairways adorned with 'azulejos', Portugal's famous painted blue ceramic tiles. Sail back to Porto for our final evening.

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DAY 8:

We disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for our return flight to the UK and your Door to Door Service home.

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B=Breakfast included, D=Dinner included

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