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Hike in Porto, the Douro Valley (Portugal), and Salamanca (Spain) (port-to-port cruise)

PORTO - REGUA - PINHAO - VEGA DE TERON - SALAMANCA - BARCA D'ALVA - SENHORA DA RIBEIRA - FERRADOSA - PINHAO - REGUA - BITETOS - PORTO

Embark on a cruise through the heart of authentic Portugal and explore beautiful and unspoilt areas such as the Douro Nature Park and the Portuguese vineyards. Our hiking and walking programs offer you the opportunity to contemplate the natural beauty of these magical places. Far from the hustle and bustle of city life, this cruise is ideal for the nature and scenic enthusiasts.

Trip code : ROP_PP

Duration : 8 days

Destination : PORTO - REGUA - VEGA DE TERON - BARCA D'ALVA - SENHORA DA RIBEIRA - BITETOS

Travel Dates :2021

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walking tours with a qualified mountain guide:
    • Hike to Provesende
    • The Portuguese vineyard
    • The Douro National Park all the way to the Vultures' Cliff
    • Along the coastline in Porto
  • Non-walkers' program:
    • Porto and its historic riches
    • Vila Real and the formal gardens at the Mateus Palace
    • Salamanca, beautiful university city
    • The Porto Wine Route
    • Figueira de Castelo Rodriguo, one of the 12 historic villages in Portugal

DAY 1

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 5:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Presentation of our hiking program. In the evening, depending on the weather, we'll cruise to the mouth of the Douro River.
We'll set out for a guided tour of Porto. The afternoon will be spent sailing towards Regua. Enjoy an evening of dancing or a stroll through the city on your own.
Hikers' Program: Hike through the heart of the Alvão Natural Park. Mountainous scenery, granite statues, deep valleys, and remote villages line our route. (Length 2½ - 3 hours, distance of 7 km (4.5miles), with about 320m (1,050 feet) of elevation gain). Non-hikers' Program: Trip to Vila Réal and stroll through the beautiful gardens of the Mateus Palace. The afternoon will be spent sailing through the very heart of the most famous vineyards in Porto. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
Join us on a guided tour of Salamanca, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. We'll return on board in the end of the afternoon. Enjoy an evening of Flamenco entertainment.
Hikers' Program: "Vultures' Cliff” This hike begins in a wild mountainous setting with magnificent panoramic views of the Douro River and Spain. Picnic lunch. (Length 3 hours, 8 km (5 miles) with about 530m (1,740 ft) of elevation gain). Non-hikers' Program: Excursion to Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. We'll return on board. The afternoon will be spent sailing to Senhora da Ribeira. Tonight's our gala evening and dinner
Hikers' Program: Hike through the vineyards. Discovery of a real paradise where nature has been protected (picnic lunch). (Length 4 hours, 14 km (8.6 miles) with about 500m descent (1,650 ft)) Non-hikers' Program: "Wines of Porto” excursion with a tasting* of Porto wines. We'll cruise to Bitetos, reaching it in the evening. Enjoy an evening of Fado entertainment.
This morning will be spent sailing to Porto. Hikers' Program: Hike along the banks of the Douro River to its estuary, admiring breathtaking views of the city and the ocean. (Length 2 to 2½ hours, 8 km (5 miles) on flat, level ground) Non-hikers' Program: Excursion to Guimaraes, birthplace of Portugal in the 12th century. Enjoy an evening of traditional folk entertainment.

DAY 8

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.

***Important Note***

For operational reasons and passenger safety, Tweet World Travel and its suppliers reserve the right to change, vary, modify or cancel any itinerary or arrangement in relation to the tour/cruise as considered necessary.

Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - all excursions and hikes listed in the itinerary - services of a qualified mountain guide - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - Flamenco entertainment - Fado entertainment - traditional folk entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

NON-HIKERS
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Included in tour package Guided tour of Porto Trip to Vila Réal Guided tour of Salamanca Excursion to Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo. "Wines of Porto” excursion Excursion to G

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