Portugal and the Douro River Cruise 2020

Portugal and the Douro River Cruise 2020


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Portugal , Spain

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Lisbon, Portugal.

Day 2: Lisbon, Portugal
Upon arrival, you will be met by a Mayflower Tours representative and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Lisbon. This evening, join your Mayflower staff and fellow travelers for an included dinner. Meal: D

Day 3: Discover Lisbon
After breakfast, an included tour highlights the famous sites of the city. See Jerónimos Monastery, 'Monument to the Discoveries,' and Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a free afternoon to shop, dine and experience this cosmopolitan city on your own. Meal: B

Day 4: Fátima / Coimbra
Enroute to the ship in Porto visit Fátima, home to the Sanctuary of Fátima, an important Catholic pilgrimage site. The city's fame originates from the apparitions of Our Lady of the Rosary that appeared to three shepherd children in the nearby fields. Continue to Coimbra and its famous university before arriving in Porto to embark the MS Emerald Radiance, home for the next seven nights. Meals: B, D EmeraldPLUS: A sunset illumination cruise

Day 5: Porto / Pinhão
Today is a day of sailing through the twists and turns of the Douro Valley. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this area is sparsely populated by small quaint villages and typical communities with vineyards and small farms. This afternoon, the ship arrives in the village of Pinhão, perfectly situated on a river bend surrounded by terraced hillsides that produce some of the world's best Port wine. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldPLUS: A Portuguese cooking demonstration onboard

Day 6: Pinhão / Vega de Terron
Begin the day with a visit to a beautiful Quinta Vineyard with spectacular views of the Douro Valley. Learn about wine production and its importance to the culture and economy. This afternoon, the ship sails for Vega de Terron, gateway to Spain. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldACTIVE: A guided walk through the vineyards

Day 7: Salamanca, Spain
Today's excursion takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Salamanca, Spain. During the guided walking tour, see amazingly detailed and intricately carved buildings of the university, the 12th century Romanesque church of San Martin and the house of Shells. Regal splendor abounds in the Plaza Mayor, the heartbeat of the city. You'll have free time for lunch and to explore independently before returning to the ship in Portugal. Meals: B, D

Day 8: Pocinho
Arrive in Pocinho and disembark for a morning excursion to the Coa Valley Museum. Designed to blend in with its surroundings, the concrete structure houses prehistoric stone carvings made by the early inhabitants of the Douro which were uncovered during construction of a nearby dam project. Return to the ship for lunch and relax on deck as the ship sails through idyllic surroundings on the way to Régua. This evening, enjoy an off-ship dinner at a traditional vineyard estate. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldPLUS: Dinner hosted at a traditional rural vineyard estate in the Régua area EmeraldACTIVE: A guided canoeing experience

Day 9: Régua
After arriving in Régua, journey to the marvelous baroque village of Lamego, home to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedies - one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Portugal. See the Sanctuary perched atop the hill, with its iconic 686-step granite staircase, decorated with the traditional Portuguese blue and white 'azulejos' tiles. Return to the ship in Régua after the excursion. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldPLUS: Mosaic tile painting lesson onboard EmeraldACTIVE: Climb the Sanctuary steps DiscoverMORE: Visit the Mateus Manor House with wine tasting (extra expense)

Day 10: Porto
Having traversed the Douro River, the ship returns to Porto - a city with an eclectic mix of modern and ancient architecture. An included tour highlights the sights from historic landmarks to the scenic beauty. And it wouldn't be complete without a visit to a wine cave for a tour and tasting of Port wine. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure in Porto. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldACTIVE: A guided walking tour DiscoverMORE: Visit to Guimaraes (extra expense)

Day 11: Porto / USA
This morning, disembark the MS Emerald Radiance and bid a fond farewell to Portugal, filled with memories of this remarkable cruise along the 'river of gold.' Meal: B

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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By Robert S on Oct 11, 2019

Our Tour Manager, Jolie, was outstanding. We were totally impressed with her professionalism, courtesy, empathy, and kindness. She is also informative and a lot of fun. She treated all of us with dignity and warmth. She kept us informed about departure times, meal times,and opportunities for self-touring. We appreciated her cheerful and fun-loving attitude. Our bus driver, Mike was terrific. Great driver, very professional, and personable. He went out of his way to transport us to different destinations and provided great service. The pick up service drivers, Steve and Ken were on-time, courteous and friendly.

By Kathleen G on Oct 12, 2018

First time with Mayflower Tours, it was great. We will travel with them again. The tour guide added optional attractions not listed on the tour itenerary which was a plus to us. Affordable Tours agent, Brendan, was great to deal with too. All and all a good experience.

By Cynthia N on Oct 01, 2018

This trip was amazing. It was exciting, interesting, and I appreciated the free time and flexibility to explore on my own. Elisabetta was an excellent tour specialist. I would travel with her again.

By Carol H on Jun 14, 2018

Great trip--lots to see and do.


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