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Portugal, Spain & The Douro River Valley

Oct 16, 2022 - Oct 26, 2022


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JOIN MARITIME TRAVEL MANAGER & TOUR ESCORT NEELAM DWIVEDI ON A TRIP OF A LIFETIME TO PORTUGAL, SPAIN & THE DOURO RIVER VALLEY

11 Days | October 16 – October 26, 2022


Following the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain, you’ll cruise past steeply terraced hillsides, quaint villages and acres of ripe vineyards. Dine on traditional fare in majestic Coimbra, the birthplace of six Portuguese kings; enjoy private tastings of Port; and explore Porto’s historic Ribeira district, home to iconic rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine and a thriving art scene. Wind your way through the dramatic landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, heading ashore to visit charming quintas and meet the winemakers who operate them. In Salamanca, Spain, you’ll see the city’s famous university. Return to Portugal with a visit to the fortified village of Castelo Rodrigo and historic Guimarães. There’s no better way to discover Europe’s best-kept secret than this scenic and all-inclusive river cruise!

ONLY ONE STATEROOM LEFT!

OFFER RATE:


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$11,699.00 CAD
Per person, double occupancy


View new S.S. SÃO GABRIEL ship details - click here

Optional Spain pre-tour - ask for details!

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New bookings are subject to new rates!
A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the cruise-tour fare (cruise-tour plus port charges plus pre/post land extensions, less applicable discounts) per person is required within 72 hours of reservation for Maritime Travel New Westminster to reserve space for you. Air deposit of C$600.00 per person is due at time of deposit in addition to the 10% deposit if air has been booked. Final payment is due 120 days to departure. Final payment due by June 16, 2022

Limited single occupancy available only on request, please inquire with Neelam Dwivedi, Maritime Travel New Westminster for details. Triples not available.

*Prices are in Canadian dollars, per person, land/cruise only, based on double occupancy. Prices include taxes, port charges, gratuities and transfers. International flights, visas, and travel insurance are extra, please inquire.

Cabin Availability: Unless otherwise noted, the above allocation is for pricing purposes only and does not guarantee space. Categories and cabins are confirmed on a first come, first served basis and at the time the individual passenger deposit is received by Uniworld. Please make sure to call the group department for the most current availability.

Charges not included in the land vacation price: international airfare to / from the start / end of your vacation; airline baggage fees including checked and / or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal Customs and Immigrations; agricultural tax; GST / HST / PST or other per person taxes imposed by government entities; passports; visas and vaccinations; laundry; telephone; mini-bar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel or restaurant); additional excursions and activities not listed as ‘included’ in the itinerary; porterage at airports; Trip Cancellation and Medical insurance is extra and due at time of booking / deposit; please inquire for a personal quotation (Canadian residents only; excluding Quebec); and all other items of a personal nature.

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Itinerary

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OCTOBER 16, 2022
DAY 1: PORTO (EMBARK)

Arrive in Porto, the port city at the mouth of the Douro.

OCTOBER 17, 2022
DAY 2: PORTO, ENTRE-OS-RIOS

Portugal’s second city (after Lisbon), Porto gave its name to the nation’s most famous export, Port wine, and to the nation itself. Today, choose between two distinctively Portuguese ways to explore Porto.

OCTOBER 18, 2022
 DAY 3: ENTRE-OS-RIOS, RE´GUA, PINHÃO

Today is all about wine, which has been cultivated in the Douro River Valley since ancient Roman times. Get a crash course on the history of Port during your visit to the Douro Museum.

OCTOBER 19, 2022
DAY 4: PINHÃO, POCINHO, VEGA DE TERRÓN

Head ashore for a choice of excursions, including a tasting at a prestigious Port wine estate or a vineyard hike with a wine tasting at a local quinta. Later, lace up your hiking boots and unleash your inner Indiana Jones with an up-close gander at some prehistoric carvings at an archaeological park.

OCTOBER 20, 2022
 DAY 5: VEGA DE TERRÓN (SALAMANCA), BARCA D’ALVA

Today, you can visit the historic university town of Salamanca—the “Golden City”—famous for its sand-colored buildings and abundance of churches. Feel the centuries fall away as your ship winds its way through the pristine, dramatic UNESCO-protected landscapes of the Douro River Valley.

OCTOBER 21, 2022
DAY 6: BARCA D’ALVA, RÉGUA

Go medieval today at Castelo Rodrigo, both the name of a hilltop castle as well as the village that surrounds it. The view from the top is incredible and the village is a charming place to ramble, relax and replenish.

OCTOBER 22, 2022
DAY 7: RE´GUA (GUIMARÃES), PORTO

Explore Guimarães, the town where Portugal was born. Its well-preserved architecture and stylish young residents make it a pleasure to visit. Or opt for a leisurely walking tour through Ribeira’s quaint cobbled streets.

OCTOBER 23, 2022
DAY 8: PORTO (DISEMBARK), TRANSFER TO LISBON

Disembark the ship and board a motorcoach, heading south through Portugal’s picturesque countryside to Lisbon where you will check in to your hotel.

OCTOBER 24, 2022
DAY 9: LISBON

Experience your own “Age of Discovery” with a full day to explore Lisbon however you wish. The city hosts remarkable museums and excellent shopping, and natives of Lisbon boast that they have the best food in the world.

OCTOBER 25, 2022
DAY 10: LISBON

Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital. Get to know this hilly metropolis with a city tour that shows you all the top sights and treats you to an iconic, locally made pastry.

OCTOBER 26, 2022
DAY 11: LISBON (DEPART)

If your cruise/tour package includes a group departure transfer or if you have purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Lisbon Portela Airport for your flight home. .


GROUP TERMS. A MINIMUM OF 15 GUESTS ARE REQUIRED FOR GROUP TO BE ESCORTED. Shipboard credit: C$130.00 per person (Minimum 10 full-paying guests). Shipboard credit will be converted to local currency and current exchange rate once on board. Complimentary Private Group Transfers with 25-40 guests on the same transfer. Transfer(s) will be provided from/to airport (as per transfer guidelines), city center hotel or train station on the day of embarkation/disembarkation in the city where the cruise will start/end. This service must be requested through your group coordinator to be confirmed no later than 90 days before departure. Cruise & Category rates are protected for 120 days from the date the proposal was set up.