Portugal and the Douro (Summer 2017)

About Porto, Portugal


Highlights


ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lisbon: Tour the spacious avenues and elegant squares. See the Monument to the Discoveries and ancient Belem Tower. Visit Jeronimo's Monastery, built during the city's Age of Discovery.
  • Portimão: Explore this Algarve resort.
  • Évora: With a Local Expert see the city walls, Roman Temple, Cathedral, Praça do Giraldo and Capela dos Ossos.
  • Obidos: Walk through the picturesque narrow streets up to the main square of this ancient walled town.
  • Coimbra: Enjoy an orientation tour of the Old town.
  • Mateus: Visit the gardens of the 18th century baroque palace.
  • Guimarães: Enjoy views from the ruined castle. Explore the maze of streets in the historic old quarter.
  • Porto: See the bridges and buildings decorated in tiles.

AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS

  • Lisbon: Enjoy a tasting of the famous 'Pasteis de Belem'.
  • Algarve: Join your Tour Director at one of the excellent eateries found around the marinas of the Algarve, for a fun-filled evening of classic seafood dishes and wine.
  • Monsaraz: Enjoy a leisurely cruise followed by a delicious Alentejo lunch with wine in an old olive oil mill.
  • Porto: Enjoy an informative tour of a famous cellar at Vila Nova de Gaia, take in the views and taste the port.
  • Porto: Shared experiences and memories are often the foundation for special bonds and friendships. Celebrate with wine and good cheer at a restaurant in Porto, devoted to the enjoyment of regional cooking.
  • Quinta da Avessada: Visit a prestigious Port wine estate for a tasting.
  • Quinta do Seixo: Sample some famous Sandeman Port and learn more about the production of this famous fortified wine.
  • 9 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 1 Highlight Lunch (HL), 1 three-course table d'hôte Dinner (DW) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.
  • 15 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 6 Lunches (L), 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 7 three-course table d'hôte Dinners (DW) and 2 Celebration Dinners (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee. While Cruising: You can enjoy unlimited beverages on-board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water.

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

  • Lisbon: Visit Jeronimos Monastery with its beautiful Manueline architecture, reflecting Portugal's trade over the centuries.
  • Evora: Visit the famous Roman Temple and Capela dos Ossos, plus the fascinating cathedral, a mix of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
  • Fatima: Join the faithful at one of the world's holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of the Apparitions.
  • Tomar: Dominating the town, visit the Convent of Christ, see the Manueline Window and follow the story of the mysterious Knights Templar.
  • Tomar: Visit one of the best preserved medieval synagogues in Portugal.
  • Conimbriga: Visit the museum with a local historian and witness the Roman ruins and mosaics.
  • Coimbra: With a Local Expert, visit the University and witness the triumphal arches, painted ceilings, golden flourishes and walls of ancient tomes.
  • Régua: Experience a wonderful introduction to the Douro River at the Douro Museum.
  • Régua: See Mateus Palace, and explore one of the most beautiful gardens in the country.
  • Castelo Rodrigo: Enjoy an expertly guided tour of this walled village.
  • Salamanca, Spain: Join a full-day exploration of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Porto: Choose from a city tour or an exclusive 'Do as the Locals Do' walking tour.
  • Porto: Choose from a 'Soul of Porto' walking discovery tour to explore the Ribeira district.

STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES

  • Évora: Among the white-washed houses of Évora, next to the Roman aqueduct, your 5-star M`AR De AR Aqueduto hotel blends part of an old monastery with modern design.
  • Douro Valley: The Vintage House Hotel enjoys an idyllic and tranquil riverside location at Pinhão in the authentic heart of the Douro Valley.
  • Queen Isabel: Named after Portugal's beloved queen, this boutique 118-passenger vessel is the most unique and stately ship on the Douro.
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