From Portugal to Spain, Porto, the Douro Valley & Salamanca River Cruise departing Porto 7 April 2021, 7 nights from £2173
Cruise Onboard CroisiEurope’s MS Gil Eanes Along the Douro River, Portugal
PORTS OF CALL: PORTO – REGUA – VEGA DE TERRON – BARCA D’ALVA – SALAMANCA – BARCA D’ALVA – FERRADOSA – PINHAO – PORTO
The best way to explore Portugal and Spain is on a Douro River cruise. Incredible scenery and culture is complimented by the comfortable, convenient, and gourmet on-board experience.
The Douro Valley is home to delicious treasures and will take you along the Port wine route. You will admire this incredible terraced vineyard which extends over a hundred kilometres along the Douro to the Spanish border. Be carried away by the charm of the Mediterranean countries. From Portugal to Spain, you will visit Porto, a lively and fascinating city where you can taste its famous wine, or Guimarães, the beating heart of Portugal with a remarkable history that gives it today all its charm. CroisiEurope will guide you throughout this journey through the unique landscapes of the Douro but also cities with a rich heritage such as Lamego, Salamanca or Vila Real.
Your ship, the MS Gil Eanes carries only 132 guests and offers splendid panoramic windows. Its elegant taupe, bronze and white tones combine perfectly with the blue shades that conjure up Portuguese tilework. The Upper and Mid deck cabins have large picture windows and French balconies. The generous windows on the Main Deck provide great views from the privacy of your cabin. All meals are served in the Main Deck restaurant and onboard fun, music and dancing happens in the lounge and bar on the Mid Deck. An outdoor area is found near the bow and the sun deck has a pool and sun loungers perfect for relaxing.
- All meals included
- DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
- Refined French cuisine – Gala dinner and evening – Welcome cocktail
- Free Wi-Fi
- Headsets are included for excursions
- Official welcome from the captain and crew
- Onboard activities
- Travel assistance and repatriation insurance (Click here for information)
- All port fees included
- Intoxicating getaway between vineyards and the river
- Heritage, flavors, dances and traditional songs
- Fado, flamenco, and traditional evenings on board
Passengers are welcome to board at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you’ll be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, an optional excursion by coach for both packages: Tour of Porto “by night”.
Join optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto, one of the oldest cities in Europe.
DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum.
The afternoon is free to do as you please, or you can ask to be dropped off to the city center via rabelo boat. We’ll return on board for dinner and an evening of Fado entertainment.
PORTO – REGUA
Join optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Tour of Guimaraes.
DISCOVERY: Hiking along the Douro River.
The afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of dancing or a stroll through Regua by night on your own.
REGUA – VEGA DE TERRON
BARCA D’ALVA – SALAMANCA
BARCA D’ALVA – FERRADOSA – PINHAO
The morning will be spent cruising. Join an optional excursion for both packages: Discover the Porto wines, including tasting*. Tonight’s our gala dinner and evening.
PINHAO – PORTO
Join optional excursion for both packages: Lamego. The afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m.
Main deck cabin with Window from £2173 (€2586) per person
Middle deck cabin with French Balcony from £2305 (€2744) per person
Upper deck cabin with French Balcony from £2326 (€2769) per person
The MS Gil Eanes does have an elevator onboard (please note the elevator does not go to the Sun Deck).
The MS Gil Eanes does offer one PRM Cabin (Persons of Restricted Mobility) on the Middle Deck. This cabin has an adapted shower/wet room – please contact us for further details.
For further information, or to book this cruise, please complete the form below or call 0844 995 1214.