- CHARMING DOURO
Our cruise starts in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Porto. From there we will set sail towards the interior of northern Portugal. On the way we will pass through gorges dotted with vineyards, green riverbanks populated by a very hospitable people, the highest lock in Europe (36 metres high) and enjoy unspoilt landscapes. During the cruise you will be able to visit another World Heritage city in the Spanish territory, Salamanca.
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|Porto-Regua-Vega de Terrón-Pinhao-Barca d'Alva-Douro Marina
10% DISCOUNT UP TO 180 DAYS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FOR FULL PAYMENT ONLY (this offer does not apply to other promotions).
INCLUDED: accommodation in outside cabins; full board from dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day; coffee/tea at lunch and dinner on board; snack in the lounge at 18:30 and 22:00; welcome and farewell cocktail (including 1 drink per person); coffee and tea with biscuits at indicated times; live music daily; Captain's dinner; port and tourist taxes; porters on board.
NOT INCLUDED: optional excursion package; beverages not mentioned; individual transfers; flights; insurance; gratuities (50€ pax/cruise); wi-fi; laundry service; minibar.
TOUR PACKAGE (min. 25 pax):
Visit to Avessadas Farm with dinner
Excursion to Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo
Excursion to Salamanca
Excursion to Quinta do Tedo and Douro Museum
Panoramic tour of Porto
IMPORTANT: Minimum group size for each tour: 25 pax. If the required minimum is not met, the tours may be cancelled and the money will be refunded through your travel agency.
OPTIONAL TRANSFERS (from/to Porto airport):
1-2 persons: 150 eur/trip
3-5 people: 250 eur/trip
6-9 persons: 350 eur/trip
Important: maximum waiting time at the airport - 1h. In case of delays, missed flights or lost luggage, please inform Crucemundo on the emergency number. 1 hour after the scheduled arrival of the flight, if passengers do not meet the driver, the transfer will be considered cancelled without refund.
POSSIBILITY TO CHOOSE A CONCRETE CABIN NUMBER: 50 eur/cabin. Otherwise, the numbers are assigned randomly.
DAY 1 PORTO
Boarding from 15:00 in the town of Leverinho. After arrival formalities, time to relax on board. In the evening, presentation of the crew and welcome dinner. Overnight stopover in the village. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 2 PINHAO
Full board on board. In the early morning, we will leave Porto in the direction of Pinhao. Take advantage of the sailing hours to admire the wonderful views of the Douro Valley. In the afternoon, we will arrive in Pinhao, a town considered to be the center of the Douro Denomination of Origin Region and it is here that many of the Port wine producing estates are located, some of which offer accommodation in the form of rural tourism. Also worth mentioning is the railroad station building, built at the end of the 19th century, whose interior is entirely covered with tile panels. Option: visit to Quinta Avessada with dinner. Overnight stopover in the town. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 3 POCHINHO / VEGA DE TERRÓN
Full board on board. In the morning, we dock in Pocinho, a small village located in the northern region of Portugal, known for being the starting point of the railway known as the Douro Line. The peculiarity of this itinerary is that the rails and sleepers are placed a few meters from the water of the river.
In the afternoon, we will arrive at the Vega de Terrón wharf, which is located where the Águeda River flows into the Duero. The old frontier wharf became a river wharf at the end of the 19th century and was rebuilt at the end of the 20th century for tourist and commercial purposes. The pier belongs to the municipality of La Fregeneda in the province of Salamanca and is located in the most attractive tourist place called Arribes del Duero Natural Park. La Fregeneda was the last railroad station before the border. The railroad linked the town of Boadilla with the Portuguese town of Barca d'Alva. From this point, through the railway hub of Pocinho, it reached the Atlantic in Oporto. Currently, this track is closed and is part of the Arribes greenway. Optional: Excursion to Castelo Rodrigo. Overnight stopover in the town. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 4 BARCA D'ALVA
Full board on board. It is a small village that was for a century the point where the railway lines connecting Salamanca with Oporto joined. An iron bridge over the river Águeda allowed the passage of the railroad between the two countries and linked this station with the Salamanca station of La Fregeneda. Barca d'Alva is located within the Duero Internacional Natural Park with its impressive gorges of the Duero and Águeda rivers that serve as a natural border between Spain and Portugal. Optional: Full day excursion to Salamanca with lunch. Overnight stopover in the town. Overnight on board.
DAY 5 RÉGUA (LAMEGO)
Full board on board. During the morning, take advantage of the sailing hours to admire the wonderful views of the Douro Valley. At noon, we stop again in Pinhao to enjoy the best wineries of the Douro Valley. In the early afternoon, we will arrive in the town of Régua. Here in 1756 was founded the Royal General Agricultural Company of the Douro Vineyards, which established the first region with denomination of origin of wine production in the world. In this region, the terraced vineyards on the slopes next to the river offer beautiful panoramas that can be admired from the many viewpoints in the area, among which we highlight the San Leonardo in Galafura and San António do Loureiro. Nearby, the thermal resort of Caldas de Moledo, located on the right bank of the Douro, has its own jetty, and is a pleasant place for a relaxing vacation. Optional: Excursion to Quinta do Tedo with wine tasting. Overnight stopover in the village. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 6 RÉGUA / DOURO MARINA
Full board on board. Until lunch, we will stay in Régua, which has a variety of attractive places from the historical, cultural, scenic and, of course, oenological point of view. Take advantage of the morning to discover it at your leisure. Afternoon sailing. Around 21:30 we will sail across the city of Porto, which will offer its best night illumination. Night stopover at Douro Marina. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 7 DOURO MARINA
Full board on board. Morning at Douro Marina, considered as the nautical gateway to the Douro tourist region and to the North of Portugal. It is the driving force behind an innovative concept that reflects the importance of sport, leisure, well-being and a deep respect for nature. In the surrounding area, there are restaurants and terraces where you can enjoy the scenery and the tranquillity of the Douro River.
In the afternoon, we move to the dock in Leverinho, a district of Porto. Porto is a real joy for the eyes, a city that is able to conquer from the first moment thanks to its slopes, its decadent houses, but with a magical atmosphere and especially thanks to the Ribeira district, from where you can admire an incredible view and the boats passing under the Ponte Dom Luis I, an iron construction made by a close collaborator of Gustave Eiffel. Optional panoramic tour of Porto. Overnight stopover in the city. Dinner and overnight on board.
DAY 8 PORTO
Disembarkation after breakfast. End of our services.
Ship MS "Douro Cruiser"