6 days cruising the Pearls of Portugal on the MS Miguel Torga

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6 days cruising the Pearls of Portugal on the MS Miguel Torga

Discover some of the most beautiful Portuguese cities on a CroisiEurope River Cruise. From Porto the pearl of Portugal, Vila Real and the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace & Guimaraes and its medieval centre.
Cruise Operator: United Europe

FROM:R16 320


Package Information
DETAILS
Starting fromR16 320
Package ValiditySet departure date: 24 OCT 2018
Duration5 nights
DestinationPortugal
Starts inPorto
Ends inPorto

Description

- 5 nights twin/double share accommodation on-board the MS Miguel Torga
- All meals on-board
- Welcome cocktail & gala dinner
- Unlimited drinks (beer, fine wine, spirits, mineral bottled water, soft drinks specialty coffees and tea, served with meals & drinks at the bar)
- On-board entertainment
- Free Wi-Fi
- Port Fees
- Visits: Porto, Regua, Pinhao & Porto Antigo 

Day 1

Porto

Boarding begins at 5pm. After comfortably settling into your cabin, join the crew for a welcome cocktail served in the lounge. This evening, enjoy an optional - Porto by night on coach.

Day 2

Porto - Regua

Enjoy breakfast onboard, the morning is spent cruising.

Today’s optional excursion - guided tour of Lamego where you will discover the Nossa Senhora dos Remedios sanctuary and the cathedral.

Dinner and evening onboard.

Day 3

Regua - Pinhao - Porto Antiguo

Breakfast at leisure onboard. Optional excursion - Vila Real and Mateus Palace. We’ll leave from Regua or Pinhão for Vila Real, where aristocrats built grand palaces during the 16th and 17th centuries. We’ll take a panoramic tour of the city by coach, followed by a tasting of the local pastry.

This afternoon we continue to cruise, we will be sailing into the heart of the vineyards of Porto, past magnificent hillsides covered in trellised vines planted in terraces up to 700m plunging majestically down towards the river.

Dinner and evening onboard.

Day 4

Porto Antiguo - Porto

Breakfast at leisure and the morning is spent cruising.

The afternoon, you have the option of a classic or discovery excursion. Classic - guided tour of Porto. One of the oldest cities in Europe, whose historic centre is classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO: unspoilt old quarters, a maze of winding narrow streets, arcaded houses and superb churches. Discovery - touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum. We’ll leave from Vila Nova de Gaia by coach for downtown Porto. Once we arrive, we’ll board one of the city’s trams and partake in this urban-tourism experience all the way to the mouth of the Douro. We'll finish up our excursion with a tasting of some of the local specialties.

Dinner and evening onboard. Overnight in Porto.

Day 5

Porto - Guimaraes - Porto

Morning at leisure in Porto.

This afternoon, optional excursions proposed : Classic - visit of Guimaraes. We’ll leave by coach from Porto for Guimaraes. With our guide, we'll begin the tour of this university town on foot to discover its historical treasures. Discovery - Hiking along the Douro. We’ll leave by coach for the mouth of the Douro River. Here, you’ll set out with your guide for a hike along the Atlantic coastline and along the Douro. We’ll visit a wine cellar and enjoy a tasting. After our hike, we’ll return to the ship on foot.

This evening enjoy the gala dinner and folkloric show on board.

Day 6

Porto

This morning enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.

Excursions are not included in the price, please enquire for more details.   Itineraries and specific cruise vessels mentioned serve as a guideline only. CroisiEurope reserves the right to adjust the itinerary and cruise vessel dependent on operational requirements as well as weather conditions and/or water levels on the planned route.


 

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