From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley (Portugal) & Salamanca (Spain) River Cruise departing Porto 6 April 2022, 7 nights from £2279pp
2022 Cruise Onboard CroisiEurope’s MS Gil Eanes Along the Douro River, Portugal
PORTS OF CALL: PORTO – REGUA – VEGA DE TERRON – BARCA D’ALVA (FOR SALAMANCA) – 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 cuisine – Gala dinner and evening – Welcome cocktail
- Free Wi-Fi
- Headsets are included for excursions
- Official welcome from the captain and crew
- Onboard activities
- All port fees included
- Intoxicating getaway between vineyards and the river
- Heritage, flavours, dances and traditional songs
- Fado, flamenco, and traditional evenings on board
Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, you’ll be introduced to the crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. In the evening, you can set out on an optional excursion by coach for both packages to see Porto by night.
PORTO – REGUA
Optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Porto. Discover one of the oldest cities in Europe, with a historic centre that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
DISCOVERY: Touring Porto via tram and visiting the tram museum followed by a tasting of some of the local specialties in the old city. In the afternoon, we’ll cruise through the Douro Valley with its fabulous landscapes. Enjoy an evening of dancing or time at leisure in Regua tonight.
REGUA – VEGA DE TERRON
Join an optional excursion for both packages: Vila Réal, a town with a great variety of religious buildings and architecture.
In the afternoon, the cruise continues to the heart of the most famous vineyards in Porto to Vega de Terron arriving in the evening. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.
BARCA D’ALVA – SALAMANCA
Join one of the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Salamanca. This town of dazzling beauty houses some extraordinary Roman, Arabic, and Christian architectural treasures.
DISCOVERY: Salamanca by bike. Return on board in Barca d’Alva. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
BARCA D’ALVA – FERRADOSA – PINHAO
This morning will be spent cruising. Join an optional excursion for both packages: “Wines of Porto” excursion followed by a wine-tasting session.
Tonight’s the gala dinner and evening.
PINHAO – PORTO
Join an optional excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Lamego.
This afternoon will be spent cruising. Enjoy an evening of Fado-themed entertainment.
This morning, enjoy time at leisure in Porto.
In the afternoon, join the optional excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Discover Guimaraes.
DISCOVERY: Hiking along the Atlantic coast all the way to Villa Nova de Gaïa, followed by a wine-tasting session. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.
Main deck cabin with Window from £2279 (€2645) per person
Middle deck cabin with French Balcony from £2419 (€2806) per person
Upper deck cabin with French Balcony from £2440 (€2831) per person
Suite, Middle deck with French Balcony from £2580 (€2993) per person
Suite, Upper deck with Balcony from £2602 (€3018) per person
PRM Middle deck cabin with French Balcony for persons with restricted mobility from £2419 (€2806) per person
Fares, Single Occupancy
Main deck cabin with Window from £2767 (€3209) Single Occupancy
Middle deck cabin with French Balcony from £2906 (€3372) per person Single Occupancy
Upper deck cabin with French Balcony from £2928 (€3396) per person Single Occupancy
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.