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The Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise with Lisbon Extension

The Douro, Porto & Salamanca River Cruise with Lisbon Extension

11 days from only $2,888pp

Spring promotion | Save up to $1000 per cabin

Selected departures up to October 2020 & from March to November 2021

Experience more with so much included

  • Seven nights on board in your choice of luxury cabin or suite, with river views 
  • Three nights in an excellent hotel in Lisbon
  • Eight guided visits and tours during the cruise including a full-day excursion to Salamanca with a walking tour; lunch and a flamenco show; a guided tour of Porto with a wine-tasting; tasting at a typical Portuguese quinta; and visits to Castelo Rodrigo, Mateus Palace gardens and Lamego
  • Guided tour of Lisbon with its magnificent squares, Baixa and Moorish quarters, cathedral and castle
  • Visit to the spectacular historic town of Sintra and its Royal Palace, summer residence of the Portuguese monarchy
  • Visit the astounding Monastery of Jeronimos with its outstanding 16th-century stonework
  • See the holy shrine of Fatima, famous for its apparitions and one of Catholicism’s most renowned pilgrimage sites
  • Tour Coimbra University, founded in 1290, one of Europe’s oldest seats of learning and a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Traditional Portuguese folk music show 
  • All meals on board from dinner on your day of arrival through to breakfast on your day of departure, including welcome cocktails, a welcome dinner and the Captain’s Dinner 
  • Breakfast at the hotel in Lisbon
  • Five-star service from an English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides 
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
  • Services of a Riviera River Cruises cruise director
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At a Glance
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
3 nights in hotel accommodation
8 visits & guided tours plus 4 days in Lisbon
Full board cruise, B&B hotels
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Expert Cruise Director & Concierge
All port charges & taxes
 

Overview

Commencing in the Roman city of Porto, the home of Port wine, Portugal’s once wild river Douro has been tamed by locks into resembling a series of finger lakes, adding greatly to the valley's ambience. Leaving behind the Atlantic influenced greenery of the coast you are soon immersed in a Mediterranean land of olives, vines, and picturesque, medieval hilltop villages. Our destination is the higher reaches of the valley from where we visit Salamanca - home of one of Europe’s oldest universities, two of its finest cathedrals, Spain’s finest city square and even the Inquisition!

You will adore the away-from-it-all experience and visit some of Iberia’s most beautiful medieval towns, monasteries and vineyards, and feel you have been away for months!

Your Itinerary

The Douro, Oporto & Salamanca River Cruise

Price Includes

River Cruise

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes: 

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant 
  • Morning/afternoon tea and coffee
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned
  • Coach travel as mentioned
  • The services of a Riviera River Cruises cruise director

Extension

The price of this extension is per person based on two people sharing a twin room. Single rooms are subject to availability and are available at the relevant supplement. The price includes:

  • Three nights accommodation in Lisbon with breakfast
  • All tours as mentioned
  • The services of a Riviera River Cruises tour manager

Our Drinks Package


 

7 night drinks package available from $159 per person

Tea, coffee and water will be served complimentary throughout your cruise, but should you wish to indulge in a glass of wine or a beer with your lunch or dinner, we would recommend adding our drinks package to your booking.

Simply relax and when it’s time to dine in the restaurant, take your pick from a range of: draught beer; non-alcoholic beer; soft drinks; juices; red, white and rosé house wines; and wine recommendations from the menu by the glass.

If you choose not to purchase a drinks package, there is a vast selection of drinks on board each ship available for individual purchase. To see an example bar list please click here.

To purchase the drinks package please contact us.

Please note that drinks packages must be purchased by all guests occupying the same cabin or suite, and do not include drinks from the bar. The bar menu is an example, with brands and prices varying across ships and itineraries.

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: $400 per person
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Country: Portugal

Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.

Mobility

We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your vacation with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the vacation due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to contact us to discuss these concerns.

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