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Portugal & Spain

£1999pp – Luxury all-inclusive Douro cruise & Lisbon stay

Imagine Cruising
'Queen Isabel'
Felicity Pont
Deal Expert
A summer cruise with all-inclusive premium-brand drinks & fully escorted excursions at every port

The Deal

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.

What's included

  • 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
  • Gratuities
  • Captain's welcome reception and farewell gala dinner

When
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.

Itinerary
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.

Ship details
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.

Other options
French Balcony Staterooms cost from £2699 per person and Suites cost from £3199 per person.

Transfers & baggage
Both are included in this deal.

* Restrictions apply. Based on two sharing. Credit-card charges are 2%; Amex charges are 3.5%; no charge for debit-card payments. This is a special offer and is based on specific flight times, dates, airlines and airports. Some flights may depart very early in the morning or late at night. Check flight times before you book. Other flight dates and times, or flights from other airports, may be available at an additional cost. Offer is limited and may be withdrawn without notice. Cancellation fees up to the full value of the holiday may apply. Imagine Cruising’s full terms and conditions apply, visit http://www.imaginecruising.co.uk/terms. For the latest information on your destination, see https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. **A supplement to fly from Manchester on other travel dates may apply.

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When You Can Go

13 Jul, 2018; +£100 10 Aug; +£300 15 Jun

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