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Miguel Torga

Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca 8 Day Cruise

Discover the delights of the Douro Valley in Portugal aboard the brand new Miguel Torga, a five anchors class, three deck ship constructed in 2017. The ship is able to accommodate up to 132 guests in 66 modern and comfortable double cabins, on a variety of itineraries which represent excellent value for money. Cruise in a unique setting, amid unspoilt nature and breathtaking landscapes. On board, swim in the pool or soak up the sun on the spacious sundeck, complete with shaded area. This cruise ship also features a lounge bar with a dance floor and restaurant serving French inspired cuisine.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Porto.

Day 1: Porto

Check in from 17:00 hours and settle into your cabin at leisure. There will be a presentation from the crew. A welcome cocktail will be served in the lounge, followed by dinner on board the ship. This evening you may join an optional excursion by coach for: Tour of Porto "by night".

Day 2: Porto

Today you will spend the day exploring the city of Porto, you will have the opportunity to join an optional guided tour. The historic centre has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site, with unspoilt old quarters, a maze of winding narrow streets, arcaded houses and superb churches. Of course Porto is known throughout the world for its Porto wine and you will visit a famous cellar and have the opportunity to taste! Return to the ship for lunch and have the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure. Dinner on board the ship followed by a fado evening.

Day 3: Porto - Regua

Join an optional excursion to Guimaraes, a wonderful historic town, brimming with beautifully preserved monuments which date back to medieval time or hike along the Douro River. The afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of dancing or a stroll through Regua by night on your own.

Day 4: Regua - Vega de Terron

Today you may join an optional excursion to Solar de Mateus in Vila Réal, a magnificent 16th century manor house owned by a noble Portuguese family with its beautiful French gardens. The afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.

Day 5: Barca d’Alva

Join an optional excursion to the Spanish town of Salamanca, awarded world heritage status by UNESCO and packed with extraordinary Romanesque, Arab and Christian architectural treasures. Enjoy lunch in Salamanca. Back to the boat. Dinner and an evening’s entertainment on board.

Day 6: Vega de Teron - Ferradosa - Pinhao

Enjoy a morning's sailing through the locks in Pocinho and Valeira. Lunch on board before stopping in Ferradosa around 2.00pm. Here you can join an optional “wines of Porto” excursion, where you will follow the road through the vineyards and stop at a belvedere in the heart of the vines. Take part in a tasting of local wines at a farm. You will also be able to explore the old station in Pinhao at your own pace, with its splendid “azulejos” (typical Portuguese tiles). Dinner and gala evening on board.

Day 7: Pinhao - Porto

Today you may join an optional guided tour of Lamego, where you will the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral. Return to the ship in Regua and enjoy lunch on board and an afternoon’s sailing, passing through a number of large locks. Arrival in Porto at the end of the evening. Dinner and traditional evening on board.

Day 8: Porto

After breakfast you will disembark in Porto.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Porto.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the Miguel Torga
  • Full board (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8)
  • Complimentary wine, beer, fruit juice, water and coffee with meals
  • **Please note that the dominant language on board is French, although all announcements are pre-recorded in English

Excludes

  • International transportation
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Beverages other than those listed above
  • Optional excursions
  • Visas
  • Personal insurance
 

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