Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro

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Lisbon & Secrets of the Douro



Tour Description:

Immerse yourself in authentic Lisbon before taking to the Douro. Leaving the metropolis of Porto behind, you will navigate a path through Portugal’s countryside where vineyards and landmarks await.
Itinerary also travels in reverse.

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Dates & Pricing

Wednesday 26 Jun 24 — Saturday 06 Jul 24Starting at $11,215Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 24 Jul 24 — Saturday 03 Aug 24Starting at $9,915Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 07 Aug 24 — Saturday 17 Aug 24Starting at $10,415Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 13 Nov 24 — Saturday 23 Nov 24Starting at $9,415Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 20 Nov 24 — Saturday 30 Nov 24Starting at $9,715Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 30 Apr 25 — Saturday 10 May 25Starting at $11,245Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Wednesday 28 May 25 — Saturday 07 Jun 25Starting at $11,245Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
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Wednesday 15 Oct 25 — Saturday 25 Oct 25Starting at $12,745Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Check Mark Icon Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.


ITINERARY

Lisbon
Spread across a rolling landscape that overlooks the River Tagus, Lisbon has captivated visitors for centuries. The amazing vistas reveal the city in all its lavish beauty, including Roman ruins, white-domed cathedrals, and sun-kissed cafés.  You will be transferred from the airport to your hotel for your included three-night stay in Lisbon. 

Lisbon
Today, you can enjoy an exciting tour of Lisbon’s city centre and experience the sight of yellow trams travelling swiftly through tree-lined boulevards. Enjoy a visit to Jerónimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site and one of the most prominent examples of late Gothic Manueline architecture in Portugal. Included Excursion A guided tour of Lisbon

Lisbon
The cobbled alleyways and ancient ruins of Lisbon are yours to explore at leisure today, perhaps stopping to learn about Lisbon’s long and storied history and the Pombaline architecture that took hold following the Great Lisbon Earthquake. Your tour director will be available with tips and local suggestions to help you plan your day. DiscoverMORE Excursion to Sintra (extra expense)

Lisbon – Porto
Today, travel north along the Atlantic coast and stop by the medieval gem of Obidos where your tour guide will lead you through the towns charming white-washed houses and narrow alleys. You will then continue your journey with another stop in the enchanting town of Nazaré, home to some of the largest waves in Europe and famous for its traditional fishing culture. When you arrive in Porto, board your contemporary Emerald Cruises Star-Ship.   This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner on board. 

Porto – Pinhão
Relax on board today and enjoy a full day of sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley. This fascinating area is celebrated because it builds on two millennia of wine producing history, where viticulture has shaped the surrounding landscape and small, sleepy villages are peppered with dozens of sun-drenched vineyards.   Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and cocktail reception.  EmeraldPLUS Portuguese cooking demonstration on board

Pinhão – Vega de Terrón
Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful Quinta do Tedo vineyard in the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley, nestled on the confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers. This 18th-century estate is environmentally sound, creating organic produce by using traditional viticulture methods.   Alternatively, enjoy a guided walk through local vineyards, stopping along the way to admire your surroundings. Alternatively, embark on a kayak excursion along the river, taking in the impressive views from the heart of the Douro Valley.   This afternoon, enjoy sailing to Vega de Terrón, perhaps relaxing on the Sun Deck.   Included Excursion Visit to Quinta do Tedo with wine tasting EmeraldACTIVE Kayak experience in Pinhão EmeraldACTIVE Guided active walk through the vineyards

Vega de Terrón – Salamanca
Founded in Roman times, the ancient city of Salamanca and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Quarter have an illustrious past, having been held by the Carthaginians, Romans, and Moors.   Travel to the beautiful ‘Golden City’ for a walking tour, which includes exploring the postcard-worthy galleries and arcades that adorn Plaza Mayor. You’ll also have the opportunity to see Casa de las Conchas, a building that has been lovingly decorated with more than 300 shells, and Salamanca’s university, one of the oldest universities in Europe that dates back to 1218.    Included Excursion Guided tour of Salamanca EmeraldPLUS Tuna music band

Pocinho – Régua
This morning, we are docked in Pocinho from where we take you to the charming medieval town of Castelo Rodrigo. On your touryou will have the chance to uncover the secrets of this small village’s fortress history and try some typical local products. Later, return to your Star-Ship for lunch and soak up your idyllic surrounds, enjoying a Port wine cocktail lesson on board as you sail towards Régua. Included Excursion Tour to Castelo Rodrigo EmeraldPLUS Port wine cocktail lesson on board  DiscoverMORE Archaeological tour by 4x4 at the Côa Valley Museum (extra expense)

Régua
On today’s included excursion, you’ll visit the marvellous Baroque village of Lamego, stopping to see the picturesque Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies, a structure that stands gracefully over the town. If you’re feeling active, enjoy an invigorating walk down the 686 steps from the Sanctuary to the main square. On the same day you will get to experience a rural lunch at Quinta da Pacheca, one of the finest estates of river Douro and learn about the Portuguese mosaic painting tradition.  Included Excursion Guided tour of Lamego EmeraldPLUS Rural lunch at Quinta da Pacheca EmeraldPLUS Mosaic tile painting lesson on board EmeraldACTIVE Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies DiscoverMORE Visit to Mateus Manor House (extra expense)

Porto
Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating and eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Famous for its export of Port wines, it’s easy to imagine how British merchant ships would have once clustered together in the medieval harbour, waiting to take their produce across the water.   Your included tour of the coastal city will touch on the fortified structures of Castelo da Foz and Castelo do Queijo, a building whose pentagonal façades overlook the ocean. For those who wish to see the charms of Porto on foot, our active walk through the town will bring you closer to the vibrant daily life of the locals.   Included Excursion Guided tour of Porto EmeraldPLUS A cruise through Porto EmeraldACTIVE Guided active walk in Porto DiscoverMORE Visit to Quinta da Aveleda (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Guided bike tour to the Atlantic (extra expense)

Porto
After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your Star-Ship and fellow guests, taking memories of sun-drenched vineyards with you. This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.