Porto, Régua, Pinhão, Vega de Térron, Pocinho, Bitetos

£1999pp—Summer cruise on Portugal's Douro w/drinks & flights

Emma Coubrough
Deal Expert
Drift through lush terraced vineyards and rural wine estates on this off-the-beaten-path cruise

Why We Love This Deal

Take the scenic route from Portugal to Spain in peak summer on this all-inclusive river cruise, sailing through remote landscapes and medieval villages. On seven included excursions, you'll visit rural wine estates, slumbering country hamlets, and ancient pilgrimage sites, plus your transport is included throughout, right from your front door.  

What’s included

  • Door-to-door UK transfers
  • Return flights from London Gatwick, with checked baggage
  • Transfers in-destination
  • 7-night cruise onboard Spirit of the Douro, in a Twin Standard cabin
  • All-inclusive board
  • Seven excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Gratuities and Wi-Fi
  • Travel insurance**

These cruises are designed for members aged over 50, plus travel companions aged over 40.

When
Depart from London Gatwick on 4, 18, 25 July; 1 August, 2024.

For more information or to book online, see our partner's website.

Itinerary highlights

  • Porto... after landing, you'll transfer to the ship which will be moored in Porto overnight. Settle into your cabin and meet your fellow passengers.
  • Lamego... arrive early afternoon and take a coach to the medieval village of Lamego for your included tour. See the imposing Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios set atop a terraced ornate staircase, then enjoy some free time to explore before returning to Régua for a folk music show onboard the ship. 
  • Pinhão... stop here for a visit to a winery in Favaios followed by dinner in a nearby "quinta". 
  • Vega de Térron, Spain... take a tour to Castelo Rodrigo, a hilltop medieval village lined with boutiques and charming cafés. Visit the Church of Our Lady of Rocamadour, once a stop off point for pilgrimages.
  • Salamanca, Spain... while still moored in Vega de Térron, visit the UNESCO-listed city of Salamanca. You'll be guided to the Plaza Mayor and savour a traditonal flamenco show in a local restaurant.
  • Régua... visit the baroque Mateus Palace and its impressive art collection and beautifully manicured formal gardens on your included tour. 
  • Porto... return to Portugal's second-largest city and spend your last day visiting a local port wine cellar. Learn about how they produce this famous tipple, and finish by sampling some glasses yourself.

About the ship
The Spirit of the Douro is an intimate 5-star river ship with 63 cabins. All cabins are outward-facing with river views, and have a television, hairdryer, and tea and coffee-making facilities.

The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and 4-course dinners with panoramic windows so that you can dine and watch the scenery drift by. On the upper deck is a lounge bar, and drinks are included. 

Also onboard is a fitness room, a spa, and a large sun deck with lounge chairs and a splash pool. 

Transfers & baggage
Door-to-door UK transfers, transfers in-destination, and a checked-baggage allowance of up to 23kg per person, return, are included.

This offer is booked through, and is therefore subject to, the travel or entertainment provider's terms and conditions, including but not limited to refund and cancellation policy. Become a member to see all offer details and learn how to book.

When You Can Go

4, 18, 25 Jul; 1 Aug, 2024

Saving

Up to £829

This holiday is ATOL protected.

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