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£1999pp – Luxury all-inclusive Douro cruise & Lisbon stay
A summer cruise with all-inclusive premium-brand drinks & fully escorted excursions at every port
This exclusive deal from Imagine Cruising pairs a 5-star stay in central Lisbon with an all-inclusive cruise along the Douro River. Starting in Porto, you'll sail past steep hillsides of vineyard terraces in the Douro Valley -- one of the world's oldest wine-producing regions -- to charming Portuguese towns and ancient Spanish cities, for £1999 per person.
- Return flights: out to Lisbon, and back from Porto
- All overseas transfers
- 2-night stay at the 5-star Real Palácio Hotel, Lisbon, in a Standard Room, with daily breakfast
- 7-night cruise on Uniworld's Queen Isabel, staying in a Riverview Stateroom
- All onboard meals, snacks and unlimited premium-brand drinks, including fine wine, beer, spirits, speciality coffee and tea, soft drinks and mineral water
- Fully escorted shore excursions at every port
- Captain's welcome reception and farewell gala dinner
Flights depart from London Gatwick or Manchester** on 13 July, 2018.
You can also travel on the following dates:
- £2099 per person… 10 August, 2018
- £2299 per person… 15 June, 2018
- £3199 per person… 9 November, 2018
Visit the Imagine Cruising website for more information.
The trip begins in Lisbon with a 2-night stay at the 5-star Real Palácio. The hotel has a central location, less than 10 minutes' walk from Eduardo VII Park. Facilities include a restaurant and a fitness centre.
You'll then be transferred to Porto, Portugal's second-largest city and the birthplace of port, for the start of the cruise. En route to Porto, you'll visit the city of Coimbra for a tour.
The ship stays in Porto overnight, giving you a chance to see more of the city. There is a choice of city tours the next day.
The cruise continues to Peso da Régua, where you'll learn about the history of port at the Douro Museum, and later visit the Quinta da Avessada wine estate near pretty Pinhão for lunch. Fodor's says, "Pinhão is heaven on earth for oenophiles, who can visit quintas (vineyards), tour the facilities, and sip port and wine to their hearts' content".
The next morning, you'll cruise through the Douro Valley from Pinhão to Vega de Terron. Along the way, you'll have a choice of excursions: port tasting at the Quinta do Seixo estate or a hike through the vineyards, followed by a glass of wine at a local quinta.
Once in Vega de Terron, you can take an excursion to the ancient Spanish city of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or go on a scenic small-boat cruise around the Douro Natural Park. A must-see in Salamanca is the 18th-century Plaza Mayor.
The next port of call is Barca d'Alva for an excursion to medieval Castelo Rodrigo and a tasting of local produce, including wine, honey, almonds, olive oil and cheeses.
The next day, you'll have a choice of visiting Porto, where you can explore the city's Ribeira district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of medieval lanes and plazas, or Guimarães for a city tour.
The cruise ends back in Porto, for the return flight to the UK.
Launched in 2013, Queen Isabel is chartered by Uniworld River Cruises for its Douro sailings.
Facilities include a top-deck swimming pool, a small fitness area and a spa. For drinks and dining, there is a restauarant and a lounge -- both have outdoor areas.
French Balcony Staterooms cost from £2699 per person and Suites cost from £3199 per person.
Transfers & baggage
Both are included in this deal.
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When You Can Go
13 Jul, 2018; +£100 10 Aug; +£300 15 Jun
How to Book
Call Imagine Cruising on 0800 840 5832.
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