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Douro Serenity

Douro Valley 8 Day Cruise

The Douro Serenity brings a new level of luxury and technological innovation to cruising in Portugal. Carrying 124 passengers in a range of staterooms and suites, the Douro Serenity offers both comfort and entertainment as you travel along Portugal’s most scenic and historic river. The ship’s amenities include a pool, spa, Jacuzzi, gym and a beauty salon and all accommodation features HD TV, internet access and in-cabin movies.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Porto.

Day 1: Porto

Board the Douro Serenity and settle into your cabin at leisure. A welcome cocktail will be served on the sun deck, followed by dinner on board the ship. You may join an optional 'Porto by night' bus excursion to the illuminated city.

Day 2: Porto - Regua

Spend a leisurely morning as the ship sails to Regua. After lunch onboard join an optional tour of Lamego, an attractive town nestled among the terraced slopes of the Douro valley. Here you will find the most striking building of Lamego is the sanctuary dedicated to Our Lady of Remedies which stands overlooking the town. Dinner will be a wine producing Quinta. Overnight in Pinhão.

Day 3: Pinhão - Vega de Terron

Today the ship sails from Pinhao to Vega de Terron. After lunch join an optional excursion to Castelo Rodrigo, surrounded by pine forests and rolling hills. In the evening enjoy the Captains Dinner.

Day 4: Salamanca - Barca D'Alva

After breakfast join an optional tour to the Spanish town of Salamanca, awarded world heritage status by UNESCO and packed with extraordinary Romanesque, Arab and Christian architectural treasures. You will also visit the small cathedral city, Ciudad Rodrigo, where you can enjoy a traditional Spanish lunch and Flamenco show. Return to the ship in the evening for dinner.

Day 5: Barca D’Alva - Régua

Spend a leisurely morning aboard the ship as she sails from Barca D'Alva to Regua. Lunch onboard followed by an optional afternoon tour of the Mateus Palace. Built in 1745, it is considered a perfect example of baroque architecture with an impressive facade and delightful garden. A visit to a wine Quinta is also incorporated. Return to the ship for dinner.

Day 6: Régua to Entre-os-Rios

After breakfast the ship sails from Régua to Entre-os-Rios. Enjoy lunch at Quinta da Aveleda, one of the best wine estates in Vinho Verde Region. Later enjoy dinner aboard the ship and a Portuguese music show.

Day 7: Entre-os-Rios - Porto

Today the ship sails returns to Porto. In the morning join an optional Porto city tour including a visit to the cellars for wine tasting. Return to the ship for lunch followed by an optional guided tour of Porto where you may explore its hilly medieval streets lined with pastel coloured buildings adorned with golden rooftops. Return to the ship for your final dinner on board.

Day 8: Porto

After your final breakfast, disembark the ship in Porto.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Porto.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Douro Serenity
  • Full board (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8)
  • Port taxes and local taxes
  • All on board activities
  • Off ship dinner events
  • Wine and water at off ship events

Excludes

  • International transportation and transfers
  • Tour Package (all 5 optional tours/excurisons mentioned in the itinerary- EUR257 per person)
  • Porto by night
  • Drinks during meals (on board)
  • Private tours
  • Selected wines
  • Wi-fi
  • Extras of individual character (bar drinks or shop, for example)
  • All the items not included on “Price includes”
 

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