Discover beauty & history along the Douro River

Discover one of Europe’s most pristine destinations, Portugal. Begin with two fascinating days and nights exploring the capital city of Lisbon, then proceed to Porto at the mouth of the Douro River to embark your cruise ship. The river takes you on a winding easterly course between steeply terraced vineyards, stopping at ports of call largely unchanged for centuries with charming town squares, colorful castles, baroque mansions and historic monasteries. At the Spanish border you’ll indulge in a scenic ride into Spain to visit the medieval city of Salamanca before your leisurely voyage back to Porto. See unspoiled vistas and sample Portuguese specialties. If you have never visited Portugal, you are in for a treat; or, see a dramatic new side of this beautiful country on the Douro River.

All This Is Included

  • 8-day cruise with river-view stateroom
  • 2 nights at Lisbon’s superior first class Hotel Tivoli Lisboa (or similar)
  • 8 guided tours with audio headset
  • Most meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 7 dinners, featuring regional specialties
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with onboard dinner and lunch service
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Culture Curriculum: Sample some local port wines; enjoy a folkloric music performance; learn about wine-making traditions and Portuguese history; attend a flamenco show
  • All port charges
  • Free Wi-Fi, connection speed may vary

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