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Secrets of the Douro & Madrid on Emerald Radiance

From Porto, Portugal to Madrid, Spain
Length: 10 Days - Departs: Sat, Aug 10, 2024
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Departure
Aug 10, 2024
Arrival
Aug 19, 2024

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Enjoy 2-for-1 fares on 2024-2025 departures and up to $3000 in FlexCredit per suite when you pay in full. With FlexCredit, you have the flexibility to use your savings towards your cruise fare or airfare, giving you more options to tailor your dream vacation. Receive a bonus savings of up to $500 per suite on select 2024 departures. Plus as always receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. Whether you choose to explore the charming streets of Budapest, sample wine in the vineyards of Bordeaux, or marvel at the majestic castles along the Rhine, your journey with Emerald River Cruises will be unforgettable. (Not all dates/itineraries qualify, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings).
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Available for new bookings only made between April 1 - June 30, 2024 on 2024 & 2025 Emerald Cruises Europe River cruise and 2024, 2025 South East Asia departures.

2-for-1 Fares: 2-for-1 fares are displayed as a per-person rate in a double occupancy cabin. Fares are based on full fare pricing and may not have resulted in a sale. Offer applies to cruise pricing only; does not apply on land extensions, air or any other add-ons.

Emerald Exclusive Savings: Bonus savings of up to $500 per suite ($250pp) are available on select departures. Savings vary by departure. Combinable with 2-for-1 fares and FlexCredit offers, and are capacity controlled.

Pay in full - FlexCredit: For S, RA and SA categories receive a choice of $1500pp savings or $1500pp air credit when you pay in full within 30 days of booking or at 90 days prior to departure, whichever is soonest. Other cabin categories receive the choice of $1000pp savings or $1000pp air credit for the same payment window. Guest must choose savings or air credit selection at time of booking. Departures outside of 11 months can pay in full at 10 months prior to departure to receive these benefits. Air credit offers are only valid 61 or more days prior to departure. All flights will be booked on Emerald Cruises' choice of airline and routing, and are subject to availability.

Single Supplement: Free single supplement is available on select departures. Full payment required. Single supplement is appled to the 2-for-1 fare; single guest pays one guest fare. Free single supplement is not combinable with any other offers. Other dates may have a 45% single supplement; can be converted to a 25% supplement when paid in full within 30 days of booking or 90 days prior to departure, whichever is soonest. Departures outside of 11 months can pay in full at 10 months prior to departure to receive these benefits. Single supplement offers not applicable on S, RA or SA categories. Not combinable with any other offers. Offer is capacity controlled.

All offers are inventory-controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any and all fares and promotions at any time. Port charges are included in the price shown. For the most up-to-date pricing, availability and offers, please visit emeraldcruises.com or contact your Professional Travel Advisor. Offers applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America & Washington D.C. For complete terms and conditions visit emeraldcruises.com.

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Traveling solo on a river cruise has become one of the easiest ways to enjoy a relaxing voyage entirely in your own way. With single supplements from just 45% on selected sailings. From the moment you step foot on board, you have the freedom to do as much or as little as you please. Whether you want to tour each stunning destination in depth, or simply unwind in the contemporary surrounds of your award-winning Star-Ship, you'll revel in the delights of cruising solo. (Not all dates may apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings)
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Reduced Single Supplement offer is available for new bookings only made after Go Live date for the sailing in question. Pay in full required 12 months from departure; if within 12 months, full payment is due 72 hours from booking. Savings are based on the cruise + upgrade element only, excludes air fares, port charges, taxes, any pre- or post land touring, hotel stays and other additional items. These offers are combinable with trade vouchers and future travel credits only; not combinable with any other offers. Not combinable with groups.

Single Supplement: Available for new bookings only made between May 1 - June 30, 2024 on select 2024 Emerald Cruises Europe River cruises departing between May 1 - August 31, 2024. Not combinable with any other offer. Grand Balcony and Owners Suite are not eligible on Emerald River cruises. Full payment required at time of booking. SS offers not applicable on top cabin categories (Y, T, SA). All offers are inventory controlled and may be extended, cancelled or withdrawn at any time without notice. Emerald Cruises reserve the right to correct errors or omissions and to change all fares and promotions at any time. Single supplements are capacity controlled. For complete terms and conditions visit scenicusa.com and emeraldcruises.com

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Don't miss out on this incredible double group savings of $400 per person on 2024 and 2025 river cruise departures. Plus as always, receive our AffordableTours.com 5% extra savings. Contact your travel consultant for more details.
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Available for new group agreements between June 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024. Book a new group and receive $400 per person in group savings on 2024 and 2025 river destinations on Scenic and Emerald Cruises. Douro River departures offer standard group savings of $200 per person Group savings are available for the life of the agreement based on availability and standard review dates. Combinable with current offers, Scenic Select, Emerald Exclusive, loyalty savings, and future travel credits. Group policies and benefits are subject to change at any time. Refer to Scenic and Emerald Cruises Guide to Group Benefits for amenity selections. All offers are inventory-controlled and may be extended, canceled, or withdrawn at any time without notice. Scenic and Emerald Cruises reserves the right to correct errors or omissions and to change any fares and promotions at any time. Offers are applicable for residents of the 50 United States of America, Washington D.C, and Latin America. For complete terms and conditions visit scenicusa.com or www.emeraldcruises.com.

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We are honored to recognize the selfless service of those who have served our nation. As a token of our appreciation, enjoy this exclusive savings of $300 per suite to all US military personnel, veterans, and their families.
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US military personnel, veterans, and their families take an additional $300 off per cabin on Emerald Cruises River with proof of current or past military status. This offer is combinable with 2 for 1 savings, pay in full offers, key account exclusives, Flash sales, Scenic Select, and Emerald Cruises. Combinable with groups. Not combinable with any other offers. Taxes & port charges are included in the price. Offer available to residents of the 50 United States only. Offer ends December, 31, 2024. Offers may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Visit scenicusa.com for complete terms and conditions.


River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    Porto
    Sat, Aug 10, 2024

    Welcome to Porto, where you will be met at the airport and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, Emerald Radiance. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner on board.


    Meals: Dinner
  2. Day 2
    Porto – Pinhão
    Sun, Aug 11, 2024

    Relax on board today and enjoy a full day of sailing through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley. This fascinating area is celebrated because it builds on two millennia of wine producing history, where viticulture has shaped the surrounding landscape and small, sleepy villages are peppered with dozens of sun-drenched vineyards.

    Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner and cocktail reception.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Portuguese cooking demonstration on board


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day 3
    Pinhão – Vega de Terrón
    Mon, Aug 12, 2024

    Begin your day with a visit to the beautiful Quinta do Tedo vineyard in the heart of Portugal’s Douro Valley, nestled on the confluence of the Douro and Tedo rivers. This 18th-century estate is environmentally sound, creating organic produce by using traditional viticulture methods.

    Alternatively, enjoy a guided walk through local vineyards, stopping along the way to admire your surroundings. Or, embark on a kayak excursion along the river, taking in the impressive views from the heart of the Douro Valley.

    This afternoon, enjoy sailing to Vega de Terrón, perhaps relaxing on the Sun Deck.

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Kayak experience in Pinhão

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided active walk through the vineyards

    Included Excursion
    Visit to Quinta do Tedo with wine tasting


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day 4
    Vega de Terrón – Salamanca
    Tue, Aug 13, 2024

    Founded in Roman times, the ancient city of Salamanca and its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Quarter have an illustrious past, having been held by the Carthaginians, Romans, and Moors.

    Travel to the beautiful ‘Golden City’ for a walking tour, which includes exploring the postcard-worthy galleries and arcades that adorn Plaza Mayor. You’ll also have the opportunity to see Casa de las Conchas, a building that has been lovingly decorated with more than 300 shells, and Salamanca’s university, one of the oldest universities in Europe that dates back to 1218.  

    EmeraldPLUS
    Tuna music band

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Salamanca

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    Castelo Rodrigo tour (extra expense)
    Please note: This tour takes place at the same time as the Included Excursion


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5
    Pocinho – Régua
    Wed, Aug 14, 2024

    This morning, you’ll arrive in Pocinho where you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Côa Valley Museum. Later, return to your Star-Ship for lunch and soak up your idyllic surrounds, enjoying a Port wine cocktail lesson on board as you sail towards Régua. This evening, a rural dinner at a wine estate is certain to be one of the highlights of your trip.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Port wine cocktail lesson on board

    EmeraldPLUS
    Rural dinner at Quinta da Pacheca

    Included Excursion
    Visit to the Côa Valley Museum

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    Archaeological tour by 4x4 at the Côa Valley Museum (extra expense)
    Please note: This tour takes place at the same time as the Included Excursion


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6
    Régua
    Thu, Aug 15, 2024

    On today’s included excursion, you’ll visit the marvellous Baroque village of Lamego, stopping to see the picturesque Shrine of Our Lady of Remedies, a structure that stands gracefully over the town. If you’re feeling active, enjoy an invigorating walk down the 686 steps from the Sanctuary to the main square.

    EmeraldPLUS
    Mosaic tile painting lesson on board

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Walk down the steps of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Lamego

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    Visit to Mateus Manor House (extra expense)
    Please note: This tour takes place at the same time as the Included Excursion


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7
    Porto
    Fri, Aug 16, 2024

    Located at the mouth of the Douro River, Porto is a fascinating and eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. Famous for its export of Port wines, it’s easy to imagine how British merchant ships would have once clustered together in the medieval harbour, waiting to take their produce across the water.

    Your included tour of the coastal city will touch on the fortified structures of Castelo da Foz and Castelo do Queijo, a building whose pentagonal façades overlook the ocean. For those who wish to see the charms of Porto on foot, our active walk through the town will bring you closer to the vibrant daily life of the locals.

    EmeraldPLUS
    A cruise through Porto

    EmeraldACTIVE
    Guided active walk in Porto

    Included Excursion
    Guided tour of Porto

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    Visit to Quinta da Aveleda or Taylor’s Port Wine Cellars (extra expense)

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    Guided bike tour to the Atlantic (extra expense)


    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8
    Porto - Madrid
    Sat, Aug 17, 2024

    After breakfast, disembark your Star-Ship and transfer to Porto Airport for your flight to the sun-kissed Spanish capital, Madrid. Your itinerary includes a two-night stay in a centrally-located hotel in the city. 


    Meals: Breakfast
  9. Day 9
    Madrid
    Sun, Aug 18, 2024

    This morning, you will be joined by a knowledgeable local guide for a vibrant city tour of Madrid, including some of the city’s golden plazas, the Sabatini Gardens and its illustrious market. Following your tour, the rest of the day is yours to spend exploring at leisure.

    Included Excursion
    A guided tour of Madrid


    Meals: Breakfast
  10. Day 10
    Madrid
    Mon, Aug 19, 2024

    After breakfast, bid farewell to your fellow guests as you are transferred to the airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking memories of lavish sanctuaries and viridian vineyards with you. 


    Meals: Breakfast

Countries Visited

Portugal, Spain

Rivers Visited

Douro

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4
Itinerary
4.7
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.7
Value for Money
4.7

Ratings based off 6 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

This trip was all we expected and more. The booking and planning by Affordable Tours weas very helpful. The Emerald Radiance was a joy. The ship and crew were unbelievable. The Douro Valley is so very beautiful and Portugal an amazing destination-just need to explore it further.

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